Keeping up with the ministry of Lee & Dana Trotter in the Prescott neighborhood in urban Kansas City, Kansas.

Monday, April 10, 2017

April 2017 Newsletter


        Lee and Dana Trotter
   Prescott Community Outreach
              April 2017

While we are busy trying to get ready for Easter and filing our taxes, life is pretty steady for the neighborhood youth.  I thought I’d take a moment and introduce you to some of my regular La Paz House kids.

Chuckie is a fairly good kid who lives with his mom.  He is 15 and learning to be responsible and is pretty good at helping repair bicycles. Nay Nay and Denisha live down the block.  Their parents are working 4 jobs to provide for their family.  They both struggle with their egos and get into arguments and sometimes fights.  Christopher and Amaris live across from the church with their dad and grandmother.  They recently have been enrolled in a Christian school, but struggle between Christian living and the way city kids act and talk.  Christopher quits swearing about once a week.  We have a lot of talks about God.  Michael gets off the bus at his dad’s house and walks up to La Paz House.  He often gets left without a way home to his mom’s house who recently moved several miles away.  Adrian just recently moved back into the neighborhood.  He lost his dad several years ago.  His mom recently got out of jail.  Through this and his ADHD, he has made a lot of improvements in his behavior, which he is proud of and I look for opportunities to encourage him.  Luis and Gilberto are brothers and seem to be able to do whatever they want.  They struggle in school but don’t seem to care much.  We try to get them to care about their future.  Miranda comes up to La Paz House to get away from here house.  She struggles with her mom and her mom’s new boyfriend.  She is trying to get back into school after trying to (unsuccessfully) home school herself.

Thank you for helping us make a difference in these kids lives.  We are blessed to be in a position to love theses kids.  Feel free to pray for our La Paz House kids!
          We love you all!


Important Note:
The address to NCF has changed.  Some of you may have had gifts returned to you.
Please re-submit them at this new address.
Thank You!

Support gifts and donations should be made out to “National Christian Foundation” and are fully tax deductible. We receive 99% of the funds you donate. Please designate “Prescott Community Outreach Fund #935502” on the memo line. Use the enclosed envelope or send to:
 Prescott Community Outreach Fund #935502
 c/o National Christian Foundation ,
7171 W 95 Street  Suite 501
Overland Park, KS 66212


Friday, December 9, 2016

Merry Christmas! :December 2016 Newsletter

         Lee and Dana Trotter
          Prescott Community     
                Outreach
             December 2016

Have a blessed Christmas!


Since we have been here in the Prescott neighborhood, we started a new yearly tradition.  We look forward to the Thanksgiving Community Event.  Every year, I cook 4 turkeys and have neighbors, friends, and the people of our church bring the rest.  This year, we decided that we would combine our Thanksgiving meal with a “Welcome Table” worship service.  We removed a number of pews at the front of the sanctuary to make room for tables.  We ended up with over 60 people attending.  We had a small worship and prayer service.  Then we ate (a lot) and finished with prayer and communion.  We were pleased to be able to take our Thanksgiving meal to the next level of including the spiritual life of our community and neighborhood in our celebration!


Now we head into the Christmas season, cold weather, and all of the end of the year stuff.  Overall we had a great year ministering here in our community.  We had countless opportunities to love, help, and counsel our neighbors and youth.  We had our share of struggles too, but we are looking forward to getting ready for next year.

One thing is certain.  We are blessed to be able to serve God in this neighborhood and community.  We are blessed by a great support team that God uses to meet our needs.  We appreciate each one of you and thank God often for you and your love for us and our outreach.  We are looking forward to what God has planned for 2017.

Thank you for your support this year! 

We pray that you have an awesome Christmas!  We love you much!     

   
       Lee & Dana









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Support gifts and donations should be made out to “National Christian Foundation” and are fully tax deductible. We receive 99% of the funds you donate. Please designate “Prescott Community Outreach Fund #935502” on the memo line. Use the enclosed envelope or send to:
 Prescott Community Outreach Fund #935502
 c/o National Christian Foundation ,706 North Lindenwood Drive, Olathe, KS 66062


Monday, June 27, 2016

Beyond Belief documentary

Check out this KCPT show "Beyond Belief" that highlights our church, communiy, and ministry.  The whole program is great but if you only have a few minutes, start at minute 10:00.  After watching this, you should visit and consider being a part of this wonderful community.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Jan 2016 Newsletter

    
  Happy New Year!       - Jan 2016

We had a good break over Christmas.  We had a great Christmas Party with the La Paz kids.  Dana couldn’t be there as she has been recovering from Bronchitis. We made cookies for some of our neghbors and families we work with.  We had a great Christmas with our family. 

Over the break, we moved into our spare bedroom and the plan was to finally fix up our bedroom.  This has come to a complete halt after our sewer line completely clogged starting Christmas Day.  It took a week to get a plumber out to try to clear it and now we are waiting for the weather to clear up so he can dig it up.  Ah, the joys of owning a 90 year old house!   In the meantime, we are living in, “Let’s pretend we are still in rural Mexico” mode.

The good news is that La Paz House is going well with a lot of kids there everyday.  One 11 year old named Daniel said, “This church is the best thing that has ever happened to me!”  Later he was asking me a lot of questions about church. Yes!

We recently won a grant to make some improvements at La Paz House, help with utilities, send some youth to a youth conference this summer, and pay at least one assistant to work with the kids!  This is going to be a big help to Dana and me.  Often, I am there working with 15 kids by myself.


Another thing we are working on is hosting a group of young adults to start talking about how we can better reach out and meet the needs of people their age in our area.

Thank you for your prayers and support as we move forward to make a difference in our neighborhood and share God’s love!

                                                            We Love You!
                                                            Lee & Dana
                                                                       


Be the Change.