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Dearest family and friends... We hope this finds you resting and trusting in the presence, provision, and protection of our sovereign God. Here's a 5-minute update on pandemic life in our family and ministry.  Praying for you all and covet the same.

 

Contents

1. Hope in the midst of a pandemic... Lives being impacted for eternity. Update on ministry. Emergency Relief Fund.  Danny's article

2. NBC's The Voice has an Iverson on it... Danny's younger brother Micah (Iverkid #8) passed the blind auditions (3 chair turn) and has his battle round tonight (Monday 3/30) at 8 pm.

3. Kimberly's new health and fitness coaching business launches its first 6 week Faster Way to Fat Loss transformational group. She has 6 more client spots left before it starts on April 6th. Learn more or sign up here.


 
Restore Life Pandemic Update
Danny picking up our first delivery of hot meals for community families in partnership with Bright Futures Center and Fountain of Hope Foodbank. Monday-Friday nearly 150 hot meals are being delivered to homes along with a daily devotional and other things (like toilet paper, soap, etc.) It has helped relieve financial burdens and helped encourage social distancing during this time. 
Restoration Studios has moved all its classes/mentorship to online as well. We had grown to nearly 60 students from the community and are doing everything we can to keep them engaged in creating and developing their skills with all this downtime. We have 3 different “home studios” in the homes that have multiple kids in our programs living there. We might be able to set up more if we get the gear and support to do it. Our Studio mentors are committed to staying in contact (phone and IG) and encouraging the youth to write songs and create in this time to help process their pain and things they are feeling. We are believing God is going to use this pandemic to awaken great creativity in God’s people here in the community. 
Emergency Relief Fund
  • We have an emergency relief fund for the community we are using for emergency needs. We are hoping to raise as much as we can to distribute to most desperate situations. emergency.restorelife.net
  • We partner with Bright Futures and Fountain of Hope to deliver hot Lunch/dinner and the following day’s breakfast to families Monday-Friday. Mainly targeting the families of the middle schoolers and high schoolers in Bright Futures and Thrive Academy most negatively impacted by the current situation. 
  • We have had an ongoing partnership with A-town Wings the last 5 years. Jung Min the owner is a believer as well and has a heart for the community. Restore Life is purchasing food at a discounted rate for our restoration agents to deliver to those in dire need who cannot cook for themselves, are sick or are homeless. His staff all use masks and gloves. Food is take out only.  
  • Thrive Academy is doing all classes online through zoom. Kids have been doing great at staying inside for the most part.
  • All Restoration Agent ministries are still in full effect (with no gatherings of course) Danny is focusing much of his time on praying, coaching and encouraging our agents 
  • Community Boutique has been partnering with Douglas High-school as the clothing hub to get clothing to folks in need. Restoration Agents and volunteers are also helping with the food distribution out of there doing nearly 4,000 bag lunches a day. People can go there and receive a food bag Monday through Friday.
  • Unfortunately, the Faithfully Furnished Furniture ministry is not operating during this time. We are creating a waiting list of families in need and will resume as soon as possible in delivering furniture to meet those needs.
  • All sports programs (Baseball, boxing, jujitsu, etc.) are indefinitely closed. Trying to promote good in home work out programs/videos to help kids stay active even in the home. Kimberly Iverson just launched a fitness business and can help any adults wanting to grow in holistic health. Partial Scholarships are available for her program to men and women in the community who are willing to commit to the program. www.tabernaclefitness.com
  • Paradise, where we are headquartered, is officially on lockdown as of last week so no gathering or outreach of any kind is happening in the building.
  • The Warehouse is officially on lockdown. All worship services, movie nights, performances and gatherings are postponed until further notice. Evolve Experience and other worship services have moved everything online. Danny is preaching from home each Sunday at 11:00 am. Live.restorelife.net
  • Fountain of Hope is still giving out food from the gate every day to community members. 10-12 pm.  Only the bare minimum staff are present to ensure food distribution and they are using best practices to ensure safe food supplies distribution.
  • Pastoral counseling and prayer is offered by Danny and Jim Payne as people have need.  www.abidingtogether.org is Jim's counseling ministry with Restore Life. All sessions are confidential and safe. All counseling sessions and groups have moved to Zoom for the time being. 
  • As of now, we are still planning to serve 70 kids from the community this summer through our Operation End the Boredom Program. Torrie Redding will be directing it this summer. summer.restorelife.net for info and to support program.
Please pray for those of us on the ground. For protection and provision and a sense of God's presence and power. This is hard work and we need more unity and focus than ever before.  
  • Please help raise money for our Relief fund. Please give if you can and help connect me to anyone you think can help us get this fund beefed up. My guess is that in 2-3 weeks we will see many people significantly struggling to survive and pay bills. 
  • Please share what we are doing and connect us to any resources you can think of to help our families. 
  • Please be safe! Practice social distancing and use wisdom. 
We are believing God will turn what was intended for evil and use it for good for the sake of His glory and Kingdom and the restoration and renewal of the people we all love and long to see flourish here in Grove Park. We trust God and plead the blood of Jesus! 
 
Danny wrote an article that is getting great circulation and encouraging the body of Christ. If you get a chance please do read it and share it.
Living Room Family Worship
Sundays at 11:00 am


No bells or whistles. Simple singing and preaching.
Go Live.Restorelife.net to tune in. 
The Voice
Micah Iverson, Danny's little brother (#8 or 9 siblings), is on NBC's The Voice. His audition video is below! We are super excited to support him! We'd love for you to as well. Get the app, tune in on Mondays at 8 PM (7 pm central) and vote for him! 
Katy-Grace is rocking her uncle Micah's "Team Kelly" Jacket. All the kids are super excited for Monday Nights!

 
Kimberly's New Business Venture
Kimberly's first round as a coach for a  Faster Way to Fat Loss group starts on April 6th. She already has 6 clients and is praying for 6 more. There's a special $50 off discount code for those interested. 
 
Did you know this Coronavirus pandemic is actually the PERFECT time to start investing in your health? It’s never too late to:
*detox (through intermittent fasting)
*strengthen immune system (through whole food nutrition)
*get stronger (through short, effective workouts) -calm inner inflammation (through carb cycling)
*free your body to focus on fighting viruses (by shedding extra fat)
*plug into an encouraging community (that’s virtual! How convenient is that?!)
*be your best self (so that you can love those who are quarantined with you well!)

I have FASTer Way to Fat Loss boot camp coming up soon! I would love to walk alongside you to help you be the healthiest, fittest version of yourself so that you will be prepared for anything!

 
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Our family is doing well. No COVID-19 to report! A bit stir crazy from practicing social distancing and everyone doing online school. But God is teaching us to love each other in this season and drawing us closer to Him and each other. We have a studio set up here as well and are creating all types of songs and videos.

Jesus is sustaining us though things are hard and we don't know what the future holds... But we know the one who holds the future and BECAUSE HE LIVES,  we can face tomorrow with resurrection hope in his plan and promises and trust that all things are indeed working for the good.

Thank you for taking the time to read and interact with our update. We are grateful for you all and your prayers and support for our family and ministry. 

"May YHWH (The personal and All-Powerful God of the universe)
Bless you and keep you, and cause His face to shine upon you.
May the Lord be gracious to you and show his favor to you,
and give you his Shalom..."

 
Till all is restored,
The Iverson Family
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