Who Helped You?

The Joy of the Lord is Her Strength

Meet Joy. It radiates in each text, message, email, and interaction. Despite the fact she suffers from extreme challenges from her body rejecting everything, including food and water, and from countless physical and emotional manifestations from the sexual abuse inflicted upon her from years’ past, joy spills out on others even through her tears and authenticity about her hard realities. I have been inspired by her courage to persevere in difficult circumstances, fully trusting Jesus for her coming healing and deliverance. In spite of her joy, she has immediate needs for suitable housing and financial provisions that weigh heavily upon her. Without a predictable family to support her, she is trusting God to provide through His people.  

Are you someone who may be able to help or do you know someone who can? First and foremost, continue to pray for Joy as she walks out this next season of healing. Then, would you prayerfully consider donating in her honor? Go to DONATE and select Joy in the Purpose section. In addition to the doubled funds raised from the Pampered Chef Fundraiser going to help Joy and many others (shop at Break of Dawn Pampered Chef Fundraiser until May 20th) we are praying for a team of allies to support her on a recurring monthly basis. A one-time donation of any amount can also be applied to her fund so Break of Dawn can cover her vulnerabilities in her time of need. Who helped you when you needed it the most?

For me that’s an easy answer: I have a wonderful, supportive family and amazing community of friends! When I was catapulted into my healing journey after repressing my rape for nearly ten years, my family and friends were there to encourage me along the way. Years later after a health scare with minimal warning, our friends and family helped immensely by providing meals for six weeks, drove me to appointments, and gave financially to cover thousands of dollars in accrued bills. The cards, text messages, and calls I received are still treasured to this day. More recently, this past year, our friends offered up their newly purchased cabin so we could enter into God’s calling while we waited for the provision of our house. Having people hold you up when you are faced with a giant is priceless. If you are being called to be someone who supports Joy when she needs it the most, please, reach out to me at jenn@breakofdawninc.org for more specific prayer requests and a list of needs. Thank you in advance for your generosity!

Before you go, check out the rest of this final newsletter until September! Time is running out to join the Break of Dawn Pampered Chef Fundraiser (ends THIS FRIDAY, May 20th!). Learn about the Storehouses Project, read about a current need Leala has, and more. 

Shining His Light, 
Jennifer Dueholm
Co-Founder/Executive Director
Break of Dawn
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DOUBLE the Impact Pampered Chef Fundraiser
There’s still time to make a doubled impact by joining the Break of Dawn Pampered Chef Fundraiser! The party has been open since the beginning of May but there are only a few days left. Don’t miss out! Go to Pampered Chef Break of Dawn Shopping Link anytime before 11:59 PM on this Friday, May 20th! Once we hit a certain threshold of sales, there will be a giveaway for a custom-made Break of Dawn charcuterie board, engraved Break of Dawn ornament, and more. The best part is that a portion of the proceeds will go to help Joy and others in need of support. Please, share the link on your social media pages, and with your friends, family, and other circles of influence. Just like the ‘Trades of Hope Supports Break of Dawn Fundraiser’ created a ripple effect that started locally through blessing a single mom in our area and creating funds for Break of Dawn to continue its work, funding two days for Elevate Academy, USA, trafficking survivors, and helping moms and children around the world, this one has the ability to make just as big of an impact. Ultimately, we’re shopping for people – teen girls and women who have been affected by sexual trauma and sexual violence, desperate for hope, healing, and freedom; for single moms and their children; for widows and orphans; for the fatherless, poor, needy, destitute, afflicted, oppressed, hungry, thirsty, naked, and homeless. Yet, each one a strong warrior who will be even stronger with a support system around her. Thank you for joining the Isaiah 58 mission and making a difference in whatever way you can!


The Storehouses Project
A storehouse is a place of storage for the purpose of gathering surplus or extra and to have more than enough for your own needs so that others’ needs can be met. Among those who are blessed through God’s storehouses are the very ones we mentioned above: the widows, orphans, fatherless, poor, needy, destitute, afflicted, hungry, thirsty, naked, and homeless. Break of Dawn was organized to help those who have been affected by sexual trauma and sexual violence; however, we have found there are many other conditions that need covering. We have a goal of opening 1-3 restoration homes in the upcoming years. While we work towards this plan, we want to actively serve those in our communities who need help in the present. The purpose of the Storehouses Project is to bless others and there are two ways to get involved:  1) Become a monthly supporter or give a gift of any amount at DONATE.  On the online form, select Storehouses Project under Purpose. Break of Dawn will, then, purchase items for the teen girls and women God brings to us. 2) Donate materials as an In-Kind Donation. For a Storehouses Project Items List, click here Storehouses List. Please, note: next September through December 2022, Break of Dawn and Spooner Teens for Life will be partnering up to do a diaper drive, new/gently used clothing drive (preemie – 5T only), new/gently used furniture drive for baby nurseries, and monetary donation drive all for two pregnancy resource centers. We will gladly accept items from unsold spring and summer garage sales. Monthly drop-off dates will be available during September to December but, if you’d like to donate physical items from now until then for either The Storehouses Project or the Break of Dawn/Spooner Teens for Life Donation Drive, contact office@breakofdawninc.org to set up an appointment. All donors will receive an In-Kind Donation receipt and must be willing to travel to us.  

Summer Break!
While Break of Dawn will still be doing ministry as the Lord leads, we will be operating on a more casual schedule very soon. From May 21 – August 21, we will only be checking emails occasionally and you won’t receive a newsletter until September. If you need to get in contact with me or Break of Dawn on a shorter timeframe.  Thank you and enjoy the sun! 

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Not Using Your Washer and Dryer?Leala has nursed her washer and dryer over the course of this past year and her dryer finally quit without any hope of fixing it. She’s thankful for warmer days to hang clothes on the line, but needs to prepare for our unpredictable, midwestern weather. Do you have a spare dryer you’re not using or do you know anyone who might have one? She has been using YouTube to fix error messages on her washer, but may need a washer soon, as well. If you or anyone you know has a washer or dryer you could give or sell at an affordable price to Leala, please, send a message to office@breakofdawninc.org.  Leala’s story can be found at Bless Leala.
 Exceedingly Abundantly More“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21