Save Charles Fund

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I am raising money for... My beloved son Charles Manly. Charles, is diagnosed with RAD Reactive Attachment Disorder and sever ADHD. He struggles more then any 14 year boy should ever have to struggle. He is lost and alone. He is unable to obtain friends and continually sabotoshes any relationship he enters. He lives in a constant state of fear which causes him to be very reactive and destructive to those around him. 

God has opened a door to offer help and healing through a ministry that speaks life and love into struggling teenagers. They bring structure and order into the chaos of their everyday lives while pouring out biblical truths and Christ's redemptive power. Restoration Youth Academy has not only graciously opened their doors to Charles they have offered us a once and a life time scholarship program. A prayer for provision answered.

"Restoring Trust and Building Character"

http://www.restoreyouth.org/

 
"The academy believes that the path to restoration can be found through Christ."


The money collected will go towards... His tuition at Restoration Youth Academy a non-profit ministry. Every penny counts to answering our pleads and prayers for this supernatural provision!!! 

Supporters can also help by...PRAY, pledging a small amount every month. If 100 people can give $50 or 200 people give $25 this mountain can be moved!!

"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened. "Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.  Matthew 7:7-12
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Update 9
Posted by Jen Manly
70 months ago
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This is probably the most exciting update I have written! I have been in a state of disbelief over the past week processing how BIG our God is. Early last week I received a random call from a "Parent Child Advocacy" who apparently I spoke with 6 months ago. She said she remembered me from my E-MAIL "riseandshine". She explained over the phone that she had no clue if she could help me, and she was not sure how I felt about "faith bases" places, but that there was new academy in their data base. She believed we may qualify for a scholarship. She continued, explaining it was a Christian Military School in Alabama (for those who don't know my family lives in Alabama). I felt like this was not a coincidence seeing how we were in the midst of planning a trip to Alabama. My parents had JUST CALLED two day prior inviting us to the beach (Gulf Shores) right out side of Mobile Alabama. They found a last minute affordable condo and invited all of us kids and grandchildren down for the 4th of July.
Well, I ran home as fast as I could to look into this new school. Guess what? It's location.... MOBILE ALABAMA!! Isn't God's timing amazing!!! I just began praying.... God open this door if it is meant to be, or slam it shut if it is not your will!!
Speaking with the enrollment team at Restoration Youth was elating. They were no non-sense, to the point, and so encouraging. Their monthly fee was 4,900. I explained that we would need a scholarship. No questions asked, the gentlemen said he would speak to the board and call me back. The scholarship they offer would bring the monthly payments down to $1800 a month, $1800 enrollment fee and a $500 uniform fee!! That's right 23,900 a year!!!....Waiting is so hard for me but worth it!!! WE GOT THE SCHOLARSHIP!!! Praise God!!!
The most amazing part!! We have already raised almost half of the tuition. Amazing! Guys, I have been in a state of SHOCK! Thank you for your prayers. I feel this would not of happened had God's hand not of been on this. He is so good. Shepherd's Hill agreed in God amazing intervention, and have agreed to forward all of Charles' funds to this new academy.
WE STILL HAVE A LITTLE WAYS TO GO AND SUPPORT IS STILL WELCOME.
We have a Range Rover for sell if anyone is interested. We have put $1,500 of work into it and it is running perfect! It blue books for 9,000 but we are negotiable. If you know anyone who is looking for a BEAUTIFUL RANGE ROVER let them know! Only 102,000 miles!
Also come out and run with us on October 1st! This should be our LAST FUND RAISER www.run4youth.com
God is good. He gets ALL THE PRAISE! Thank you all for being His hands and feet. Thank you for your prayers. Thank you for loving our family, and my son Charles.

At His feet always,
Jen

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Update 8
Posted by Jen Manly
70 months ago
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Watching God in motion over the past couple of weeks has been such an emotional and faith building process. After being told it was going to cost us over 3000 to fix the Range Rover, we found the "$3000" part for $850 out of California! Praise God! He is good. Now we are looking at a total of 1500 in repairs (this is including the NEW battery and all the diagnostic testing). Truly amazing. We should have the car listed by the end of the week....
Preparing for our last yard sale we sent out flyers to all of our neighbor asking for donations....we hear nothing. However, God moved! It was not by our effort. We prayed and before we knew it we received a phone call. Monument Academy had a yards sale and we were asked if we wanted their yard sale leftovers! Wow!! Two FULL vans worth of toys, books, furniture, and much more! He did not stop there! We had multiple other families donate with-in 48 hours of us praying for donations. Amazing. We made over $700 at our yard sale.
We also had an overwhelming show of friends at our "Chic-Fi-A day" and made $235.00!
The city has approved our 5k "run4youth 2011" in Monument Valley Park October 1, 2011!! We have the event now listed on at least four major event calenders!! We have retained a timing company, AND have our first sponsors!! Thank you Freedom Chiropractic (who have also agreed to do an office fund raiser this month, more info to come!!) Check out our race www.run4youth.com!
Today we have raised 12647.64 ($500 in pledges not yet received)!! 1,500 desinated to the Range Rover and I know before we obtain more sponsors there will be some race fees. SO ENCOURAGED! We are having another yard sale this weekend and a "Souper Salad day" the 17th. Praying now for the Range Rover to sell!! Praying for God to continue to open doors. Praying for Him to continue to move in the hearts of His people. Praying for all families in the midst of struggles. Praying we will continue to stand on His truth and pull together during trying times and not apart. Praying for all the staff at Shepherd's Hill, that they will receive Charles with an open heart and a Christ-like mind. Thank you all for being a blanket of support and prayer! I love you all!
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Update 7
Posted by Jen Manly
71 months ago
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Good afternoon my sweet friends! This past weekend was such a blessing. I was able to spend two wonderful days with my fellow sisters in Christ. It was such a bonding experience. The out pouring of love was overwhelming. I had the privilege of sharing my testimony, and these sweet sisters took a love offering for Shepherd's Hill for Charles. We were blessed with another $400! God is so good. We are also approved for a CHIC-fIL-A FUND RAISER!!!! North Academy and I-25 Chic-fil-A. Come eat on THURSDAY, MAY 26th ANYTIME from 6am-10pm. You can dine in (PLACE YOUR RECEIPT IN THE BOX), go through the drive through (tell them you are with Shepherd's Hill Academy for Charles Manly) or order catering (you'll have to pay for it that day even if you don't receive your catering that day) INVITE ALL YOUR FRIENDS!!! PRAY OVER THE EVENT!! http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=162851083778037
God is opening so many door! We are planning another yard sale fund raiser for the 27th and 28th. We are excepting donations! We have also just summited a special event application for a 5k walk/run Oct 1st in America The Beautiful Park! So many things to pray over!
Range Rover! The mechanics are estimating the repairs to be 3000! Wow! It will be worth every penny to fix it, but obviously will set us back in our goal until it is fixed and sold! If you know of anyone who is car savvy...let me know!
With all of your love and support we have been moving mountians! Please, continue to pray and give as your heart feels lead. EAT CHIC-FI-A Thursday the 26th and May the Lord Bless You All!
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Update 6
Posted by Jen Manly
71 months ago
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This past weekend I was blessed to be sitting in a house concert listening to a very talented, Karla Adolphe. Not only is she an amazing artist, she has a heart of gold! A daughter of the King. When she agreed to do the house concert she also agreed to give a portion of the proceeds to a non-profit. My sweet friend requested the proceeds to go towards Shepard's Hill Ministry, in benefit of my son. Well, what we did not know at the time was that Karla while traveling through Georgia was invited to play at Shepard's Hill! She had been there first hand. Guys, our God is so BIG! How encouraging it was to listen to Karla speak of the amazing transformations she saw in the teens there. That the staff are not just employees, they are true missionaries. Fighting for our children, our youth!! Thank you for being in this fight with me. My heart aches for my son. We are sitting at 10,986.88 which is AMAZING! The Range Rover is currently being repaired and we are anticipating some expense in order to be able to sell it. God is so mighty. This is just the beginning. Please, continue to pray for our family, and for me. Please, continue to share this with friends and family. Almost 2,000 people have viewed this website!!! Can you imagine if everyone of the 2,000 were able to bless us with $25......
At His feet always,
Jen
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Renee
71 months ago

I randomly clicked on this link looking at the garage sales. I just wanted to let you know I was dealing with MS Symptoms when I was praying for answers when I found an amazing nutritional product that gave me all the feeling and strength back in my legs. It's really helped my sons with their ADHD issues. You really should pray about this and I can give you more info. renee.sanders@rocketmail.com

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Lindsay
71 months ago

Hey Jen, I'm Lindsay and I'm 14 too. I don't have money to give but you said he doesn't have friends because he sabotages relationships. I'd hate to think of anyone I know (or even me) growing up like that. Like I said, I don't have money but I'd love to help anyway I can. If Charles (Charley?) needs a friend he could email me.

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Verena
72 months ago

When do you have to have the $$ by, Jen? I would like to pledge a monthly amount, but would like to know how many months I have to work with? Love and prayers... Verena

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RDunning
72 months ago

Clint and I are in. Give me just a bit to pull it together and we'll give online

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$3,910 of $23.9k goal

Raised by 29 people in 72 months
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$500
Annonymous
66 months ago
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$1,000
The DeRoode's
69 months ago

Jen, Charles, and Family, you are all in our prayers and happy we are able to donate to help Charles though this trying time.

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$100
anonymous
69 months ago
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$100
Ginny Otsuka
71 months ago

My heart is so with you and your precious family.

JT
$200
Joshua and Tabitha
71 months ago

Trusting in God's provision and healing....

$500
Anonymous
71 months ago
$60
Anonymous
71 months ago
MA
$50
Misty and Dan Arnold
71 months ago

Blessed to be able to contribute to the restoration of your son's heart.

$100
Anonymous
71 months ago
$200
Anonymous
72 months ago
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Renee
71 months ago

I randomly clicked on this link looking at the garage sales. I just wanted to let you know I was dealing with MS Symptoms when I was praying for answers when I found an amazing nutritional product that gave me all the feeling and strength back in my legs. It's really helped my sons with their ADHD issues. You really should pray about this and I can give you more info. renee.sanders@rocketmail.com

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Lindsay
71 months ago

Hey Jen, I'm Lindsay and I'm 14 too. I don't have money to give but you said he doesn't have friends because he sabotages relationships. I'd hate to think of anyone I know (or even me) growing up like that. Like I said, I don't have money but I'd love to help anyway I can. If Charles (Charley?) needs a friend he could email me.

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Verena
72 months ago

When do you have to have the $$ by, Jen? I would like to pledge a monthly amount, but would like to know how many months I have to work with? Love and prayers... Verena

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RDunning
72 months ago

Clint and I are in. Give me just a bit to pull it together and we'll give online

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