How to Help
Please pray for us! Click here, at "Contact Us" and we would be happy to send you a prayer list and updates from time to time. Thank You!
- "Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart." (Colossians 4:2, NLT)
- "Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer." (Romans 12:12, ESV)
- "Let my prayer be counted as incense before you, and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice!" (Psalm 141:2, ESV)
- "Let my prayer come before you; incline your ear to my cry!" (Psalm 88:2, ESV)
- "Pray at all times and on every occasion in the power of the Holy Spirit. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all Christians everywhere." (Eph. 6:18, NLT)
- "If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him." (James 1:5, ESV)
Share Your Wisdom
Discipleship is one of our purposes. We plan on being life-long learners and in turn teach others what we learn. We hope to keep a teachable spirit and attitude. There are many things we do not know and many things we are not yet communicating as we would like. We eagerly anticipate to engage with others and continue to learn to improve and be a better ministry and minister to others. The free exchange of ideas, discourse, discussion, and information flow is encouraged by scripture. Consultation takes many forms. Please feel free to engage with us and share. If you have things to share, please click here, at "Contact Us" as we would love to hear from you!
- "As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another." (Proverbs 27:17, NIV)
- "Without consultation, plans are frustrated, But with many counselors they succeed." (Proverbs 15:22, NASB)
- "Where there is no guidance, the people fall, But in abundance of counselors there is victory." (Proverbs 11:14, NASB)
- "He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; He who keeps understanding will find good." (Proverbs 19:8, NASB)
- "The mind of the prudent acquires knowledge, And the ear of the wise seeks knowledge." (Proverbs 18:15, NASB)
- "Also it is not good for a person to be without knowledge, And he who makes haste with his feet errs." (Proverbs 19:2, NASB)
- "Apply your heart to discipline, And your ears to words of knowledge." (Proverbs 23:12, NASB)
- "The naive believes everything, But the prudent man considers his steps. A wise man is cautious and turns away from evil, But a fool is arrogant and careless." (Proverbs 14:15-16, NASB)
- "The lips of the wise spread knowledge, But the hearts of fools are not so." (Proverbs 15:7, NASB)
Volunteer to Help Us
Please contact us, and let us know how you would like to help. Click here.
Sampling of volunteer needs
- General Helpers: In advance of a worship service canvas the facility and let the residents know that we are about to begin, greet the residents arriving with a smile and offer of a song book, helping them find hymns, or just giving moral support to others. Such volunteers are greatly appreciated and always needed.
- Listeners: For visitation ministries these volunteers are the most important. Almost anyone qualifies for this task.
- Musicians: Individuals, groups, vocalists, instrumentalists, the young (e.g., youth choirs), the old - all can be used in special programs or in worship services.
- Song leaders: who can help teach songs and lead nursing home residents in both familiar and new songs.
- Miscellaneous Performers: They can be used in a talent show or special performance. Storytelling, dancing, poetry reading, movie or slide presenter, etc.
- Artists and Crafts Specialists: To make a presentation to display, or individual things to give away.
- Recreation: Keep alert to activities that are suitable and not too taxing for elderly persons who are able to enjoy and participate.
- Preachers and Teachers: Both the ordained and un-ordained are helpful for worship services and Bible studies.
- Initiating a nursing home ministry through your church or on your own.
- Become an advocate for those that cannot speak up for themselves.
- Marketing for AVOWED: Let others know about this ministry. Let them know of the Facebook page and website.
Give Generously and Cheerfully
Thank you so very much for any donation!
Or, send a check to the following:
6418 105th PL NE
Marysville, WA 98270
AVOWED provides all ministries free of charge to those in need. The ability to do so, however, does take a financial commitment, and therefore donations are welcomed.
Almost without exception, those who hear of our ministry, and those who actually witness it in action, humble us with very complimentary words about what a wonderful and necessary ministry it is. We are so grateful for that, and we receive ever-increasing requests for our ministry to expand. However, we can only meet those needs with your generous financial support. Our great desire is to be so much more than a volunteer effort that, “only does what it can.” Instead, we passionately wish to move in an organized direction, equipping others everywhere to lovingly serve the lonely and forgotten. To do that, we need money.
We are a team and cannot do the work without you!
Please share with us, that we in turn may share God's love toward others. We are a team and body that can only function as we work together. Each of us has a part. We are just one part of the body, and we are asking for help to keep functioning.
“Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function, so it is with Christ’s body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other.
In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you. If your gift is serving others, serve them well. If you are a teacher, teach well. If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly.
Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other. Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically. Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying. When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality.
Bless those who persecute you. Don’t curse them; pray that God will bless them. Be happy with those who are happy, and weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with each other. Don’t be too proud to enjoy the company of ordinary people. And don’t think you know it all!” (Romans 12:4-16, NLT)