October Prayer Requests

October Prayer Requests

Sometimes God provides in unexpected ways. This morning in Chapel, we explored the story of Elijah in the wilderness and the birds that brought him food. While Elijah was in the midst of very unknown circumstances and a very uncertain situation, God provided for his...
October Prayer Requests

September Prayer Requests

Ministry at Eagle Village is in Need. Thanks for praying with Eagle Village, month after month. The need for great staff people continues here at Eagle Village. Eagle Village is positioned to grow; to help even more kids and even more families, but that growth isn’t...
October Prayer Requests

August Prayer Requests

PAUSE. And enjoy the peace that God can give. A summertime walk across the campus of Eagle Village serves as a great reminder of the peace that God has to offer. The sun reflecting off the bright green leaves, songbirds singing, deer watching carefully from a...
July Prayer Requests

July Prayer Requests

Join Us In Prayer! RIGHT NOW WE ARE PRAYING FOR GREAT NEW PEOPLE We have a need right now at Eagle Village for great new staff people.  Join us in praying that God would send people who are excited to live for God, are eager to see the lives of kids change, and want...
October Prayer Requests

June Prayer Requests: The Heart of Eagle Village

It is the amazing staff at Eagle Village that makes Eagle Village so great.  Join me this month in praying for each staff person. Pray that God would draw each person close. Pray that each person would know God more. Pray that God would give strength, courage, and...
October Prayer Requests

May 2021 Prayer Requests

Download your May Prayer Calendar here! Rocks That Move…. And How You Might Miss It For years, there has been a mysterious place called the Racetrack Playa. It’s a place where 700lb rocks have been known to move across the ground, leaving trails in the ground...
October Prayer Requests

April 2021 Prayer Requests

When Help Comes in Unexpected Ways Download your copy of the April Prayer Calendar here! I recently helped a group of college students climb the Rock Wall here at Eagle Village. One young woman set a tiny goal for her climb: ’go up two steps.’ She was afraid of...
October Prayer Requests

March 2021 Prayer Requests

Thanks for praying.   Thank you for your continued prayer support of Eagle Village. Eagle Village is in an exciting chapter right now, as we look to the future and chase the dream that God has given us.  We are eager to continue our impact in the lives of kids...
February Prayer Requests

February Prayer Requests

Places and People   Jesus Grew. Luke 2:52 says, “And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.” Over the past few weeks, we’ve been exploring this verse together in Chapel. We learned that in the story that this verse concludes, a young...
July Prayer Requests

Prayer Requests: January 2021

2021… we are excited to see what God has in store! Thank you for praying with us during 2020, and thank you for your continued prayer support for 2021… we are so exited to see what God has in store for Eagle Village this year! The start of a new year creates...
December Prayer Requests: Grateful

December Prayer Requests: Grateful

Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas! This December we are thankful for God’s provision, and we look forward to seeing God’s activity continue in the lives of students and staff at Eagle Village. – Currently, all of our students are safe and continuing their...
December Prayer Requests: Grateful

November 2020 Prayer Requests

  Focus: What Matters Most? The Bible says: “Keep your eyes straight ahead; ignore all sideshow distractions.” (Proverbs 4:25) In a world filled with urgency and distraction, here at Eagle Village we want to keep our focus and attention on what matters most...
December Prayer Requests: Grateful

October 2020 Prayer Requests

  Download October’s Prayer Calendar here.   God gives his people EVERYTHING they need to live for him.   Yesterday in chapel, we explored 2 Peter 2 together… “God’s divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our...
December Prayer Requests: Grateful

September 2020 Prayer Requests

  Pray with us during the month of September.  Download your prayer calendar here!   God Changes Lives The reality that God changes lives and that lives change here at Eagle Village is reaffirmed time and time again. In a conversation with a co-worker today,...
December Prayer Requests: Grateful

August 2020 Prayer Requests

Download the August Prayer Calendar Here!   2020 has been a difficult year for many.  Despite it all, if we look hard enough we can still find reasons to be joyful and celebrate.  Here are a few of the things we are celebrating… Our Residents are Growing...
December Prayer Requests: Grateful

July 2020 Prayer Requests

  Pray Hard Because Prayer Changes Things I shared last month that Eagle Village remembers, honors, and frankly stands in awe of the life and legacy of her founder Kermit Hainley. Kermit was a strong leader, a gifted communicator, and a powerful prayer warrior....
December Prayer Requests: Grateful

June 2020 Prayer Requests

  Download the June Prayer Calendar Here.   Leaving a Legacy Kermit Hainley, Eagle Village Founder, finished his battle with cancer on May 16th, 2020.  The life he lived was an amazing and powerful example of what it looks like to live for God, follow in...
Kermit Hainley Announcement

Kermit Hainley Announcement

  Kermit Hainley September 04, 1933 – May 16, 2020 With heavy hearts we want to share that Kermit Hainley, the Founder of Eagle Village, finished his battle with cancer on May 16, 2020. Though Kermit’s legacy continues to live on each day through his family...
December Prayer Requests: Grateful

May 2020 Prayer Requests

  Click here to download your copy of May’s prayer calendar!   Calls and Answers… Things are different. Things have changed. Do I even need to say that? You already knew that, right? Life today is different for us here at Eagle Village, and for...
December Prayer Requests: Grateful

April Prayer Requests

What do we know about the future, today? Eagle Village is a place where the lives of kids and families are changed. Eagle Village is a place where kids find home. We believe that, now more than ever, God is with us. At Eagle Village, God has a long history of...
December Prayer Requests: Grateful

March Prayer Requests: Take a Step

  What will we do when Jesus calls? Jesus stands at the tomb of Lazarus. Lazarus died four days ago; his family and friends have gathered to grieve, as Jesus speaks into the darkness of the tomb: “Lazarus, come out.” Inside the tomb, Lazarus opens his eyes. Sits...
December Prayer Requests: Grateful

February Prayer Requests: Trust and Try

What does it take to change? Many of the residents at Eagle Village, and all of the staff at Eagle Village have had the opportunity to experience the Ropes Course. At twenty-four feet in the air, just standing still feels like a challenge to most people, and yet the...
December Prayer Requests: Grateful

January 2020 Prayer Requests

  How do we respond to the Good News? As 2019 comes to a close and 2020 begins, we remember one more time the story of Christmas and the difference that can be made on our lives by the Good News of that great story. At the final Chapel Service of 2019, we...
End of the Year Prayer Requests

End of the Year Prayer Requests

  Hello from Pastor Chris… The end of 2019 is almost here, and here at Eagle Village we are excited to see what God has in store! We continue to see God at work at Eagle Village, and we anticipate great things in the upcoming year. Pray with me through the...
End of the Year Prayer Requests

November Prayer Requests

Dear Prayer Partners, Thank you for your continued support of Eagle Village. You help make Eagle Village who she is and make her one of the most remarkable organizations in the state of Michigan! As an organization we want to make sure that we never forget to be...
End of the Year Prayer Requests

October Prayer Requests

“Where is your faith?” Jesus asked his disciples. In fear and amazement they asked one another, “Who is this? He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him.” (Luke 8:25 NIV)   Dear Prayer Partners, It was on what was apparently an ordinary, peaceful...
2019 Charity Golf Scramble

2019 Charity Golf Scramble

Show your support for the kids of Eagle Village and have a little fun at the same time by joining our Charity Golf Scramble on Friday, September 13th at the Cadillac Country Club!  Golf 18 holes with cart and enjoy dinner for $125 per person or $500 for a whole team. ...
Summer Prayer Requests

Summer Prayer Requests

Dear friends, This week I watched as one of our campers wrestled with the idea of someone caring for him. He wants to know if I will still care about him even if he uses foul language. I will. He wants to know if I still care about him even if he gets angry. I do. He...
End of the Year Prayer Requests

March Prayer Requests

  Download Your Prayer Calendar Now!   “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity.” (1 Timothy 4:12 NIV)   Dear Prayer Partners, Over the past...
Graduation Day!

Graduation Day!

Today, our youth, staff and the teachers of Lighthouse Charter Academy were able to celebrate a huge milestone. The day started off far from ordinary, with another Michigan snow day, and all of our events pushed back.   By the afternoon we were able to come together...
End of the Year Prayer Requests

February Prayer Requests

Download Your Prayer Calendar Now!     Dear Prayer Partners, I have this wrinkled slip of yellow paper on my desk. It is cut around the edge with those funny scissors my own children used to use that left a patterned cut… not a straight line. Written on the...

The Newest Gym Updates for Eagle Village Complete

The newest gym updates for Eagle Village have been completed!  Recently, we were able to update the gym that our kids use everyday!   With the addition of the lines on our court, we have been able to play full games of basketball and volleyball. Every day at lunch the...
End of the Year Prayer Requests

January Prayer Request

Download Your Prayer Calendar Now!   Dear Prayer Partners, Change is inevitable. It’s just a part of life. I am reminded of this reality now, more than any other time of year. Looking at the close of 2018 and at the beginning of a new year, I am reminded that...
Wrapping up 2018

Wrapping up 2018

It is offficially here, the end of our #50storiesfor50years! Thanks so much to those of you that have followed along as we have celebrated 50 years of helping kids and families. If you want to catch up on stories you may have missed click here. Below, our President...
Stafford Challenge – Gift Matching

Stafford Challenge – Gift Matching

The Owen and Vivian Stafford Challenge for Eagle Village! Owen and Vivian Stafford of Midland have offered a Challenge Grant to encourage year-end support of Eagle Village.  They will match gifts given between December 10th to December 31st dollar for dollar, up to...
December Prayer Request

December Prayer Request

  Download Your Prayer Calendar Now!   Dear Prayer Partners, It’s been a snowy November here in Northern Michigan. It seems that just as things get melty or the dirty bits from the road starts to show through, we get a coating of new, fresh snow. It’s a...
What is #GivingTuesday?

What is #GivingTuesday?

Cyber Monday, Black Friday we’ve all heard of these holiday shopping phenomenons.  But, have your heard about #GivingTuesday? #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving.  Fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.  Celebrated the Tuesday after...
December Prayer Request

November Prayer Requests

Download the Prayer Calendar Here     Dear Prayer Partners, Just the other day one of our residents was overheard talking with a guest at a community event. She and several others were there to serve refreshments, share in conversation with those in...
Church Partnerships with Eagle Village

Church Partnerships with Eagle Village

Is your church looking for a local way to go on mission? A partnership with Eagle Village will change the lives of our kids AND your members. Contact us for more information and watch this video to learn about this powerful opportunity!
December Prayer Request

October’s Prayer Requests

Download Your Prayer Calendar Now!   Dear Prayer Partners, Autumn is not often regarded as a season of New Life, spring typically claims that title. But here at Eagle Village, as leaves turn and temperatures drop, we are focusing intently on the New Life that is...
December Prayer Request

September Prayer Requests

Download the September Prayer Calendar Now!   Dear Prayer Partners, Do you remember the old game Rock, Paper, Scissors? During August and September in chapel, our messages are themed around these simple items, and I thought they could offer us a guide to help us...
December Prayer Request

August Prayer Requests

Download August’s Prayer Calendar Here! Dear Prayer Partners, It seems odd to say it, but summer is fast coming to a close here at Eagle Village. There are many victories we are celebrating as we reflect on this season. In our specialized summer camp programs...
2019 Charity Golf Scramble

2018 Charity Golf Scramble

Show your support for the kids of Eagle Village by joining our Charity Golf Scramble on September 14th at the Cadillac Country Club.  Golf 18 holes with cart and enjoy dinner for $125 per person or $500 for a whole team. Registration begins at 11am with a shotgun...
December Prayer Request

July Prayer Requests

  Download the prayer calendar for July now!   Dear Prayer Partners, “Wow! It’s a miracle isn’t it!?” These were the words of Eagle Village’s founder, Kermit Hainley, at our 50th Anniversary Celebration last week. And as we look around, we know it’s true....
Founders Day Recap

Founders Day

The first 50 years of Eagle Village are in the books.  For 5 decades we have been focused on helping the kids and families of Michigan and we have no plans to stop.  Please join us on June 23 as we celebrate the past and look forward to the next 50 years....
Founders Day Recap

Join us for the Founders Day Program & Picnic!

You are invited! Please join us in celebrating 50 years of helping kids and families at our Founders Day Program & Picnic! Saturday, June 23 On the campus of Eagle Village 5044 175th Avenue Hersey, MI 49639 Registration begins at 10am Please RSVP to Barb at...
December Prayer Request

May Prayer Requests

    Download the May 2018 Prayer Calendar Now!     Dear Prayer Partners, “Jesus lubs me dis nnn nooooo… forthuu Bible ellls me sooo….” It seems it’s as hard for me to spell it out as it is for our two-year-old foster child to sing that familiar...
Would you change a child’s life?

Would you change a child’s life?

“If you had the option to change a child’s life, would you do it?” That’s the question posed by our founders, Kermit and Jean Hainley, in our video today. The truth is, the kids we serve need support and services to heal from generations of...
December Prayer Request

April Prayer Requests

    Download the Prayer Calendar Now   Dear Prayer Partners, Our residents love to pray. I am reminded of this fact often, and I am encouraged by the Eagle Village residents who are eager to talk to God. This week Pastor Eric and I had the privilege of...
December Prayer Request

March Prayer Requests

Download the March Prayer Calendar Now! Dear Friends, Last week in chapel, we finished our series studying the Gospel of John. As we studied through, we were reminded that the Word of God is alive! We were reminded that the Word of God can live in us, and transform...
December Prayer Request

February Prayer Requests

  Download our February Prayer Calendar Here!   Dear Prayer Partners, This month, it’s my honor to introduce the newest member of our Spiritual Life team here at Eagle Village. I hope you will join me in welcoming and praying for Pastor Chris DeMerell as he...
Five Ways Just One Person Can Make a Difference

Five Ways Just One Person Can Make a Difference

It can be hard to know how to make a difference.  In a world with so many needs, where do you start?  How do you help, especially if your time is limited? At Eagle Village, we know of a few ways just one person can make a big impact.  Pick one of these to try, or, if...
December Prayer Request

January Prayer Requests

  Download January’s Prayer Calendar here Dear Prayer Partners, “Pastor Eric, can I have a new Bible please? Mine tore in half.” I chuckled a bit at the thought of it, and then asked her how it had happened. “Oh,” she told me, “It’s just getting worn out...

50th Celebration Contact Form

In 2018 Eagle Village will celebrate 50 years of helping kids and families.  Please fill out the form below to get on our special mailing list for information on the 50th Celebration events happening throughout the year! Name* First Last Agency (if applicable) Email*...
Stay & Ski Package – at Eagle Village!

Stay & Ski Package – at Eagle Village!

Eagle Village exists for the kids we serve.  We realized, though, we could serve others too, using the resources we already have.  With that idea in mind, our Eagle Village Retreats were born- giving us a chance to offer opportunities for the community like our Stay...
December Prayer Requests

December Prayer Requests

    Download the December 2017 Prayer Calendar here Dear Prayer Partners, John Newton, who penned the words to Amazing Grace almost three hundred years ago, was a troubled youth himself. His mother died when he was six and his father was a merchant sailor,...
November Prayer Calendar

November Prayer Calendar

Download the November Prayer Calendar here.   Dear Prayer Partners, A couple months back I told you about our commitment to pray for the youth here at Eagle Village during their last time at Chapel. These have been powerful times, but recently there has been a...
October Prayer Calendar

October Prayer Calendar

Download the October Prayer Calendar now! Dear Prayer Partners, What is something good that God has done for you lately? It’s a question I pose often to our students and staff, and one that I often stop to answer myself… but it’s not always easy to do. I believe that...
Fall 2017 Newsletter

We Want to Hear From You!

As we near our 50th year anniversary, we want to touch base with those whose lives have been touched by Eagle Village in some way. Eagle Village will celebrate its 50th year of helping kids and families in 2018. We want to touch base with those whose lives have been...
September Prayer Requests

September Prayer Requests

Dear Prayer Partners, My ministry of 17 years has almost always been among transient populations—people who come and go at a faster rate than the broader population. For many years I served college students on campus, figuring we had on average less than 3 years with...
July Prayer Requests

July Prayer Requests

Dear Prayer Partners, Well, summer is officially here. The pool is open. Camps are happening. Kids are out of school. Staff are finding time to get away with their families for precious time together. It’s a season we all cherish, and carries with it many reasons to...
June Prayer Requests

June Prayer Requests

Dear Prayer Partners, Earlier this week I had the opportunity to interview a past resident at Eagle Village… not a tell-me-about-yourself interview, but an actual job interview! After completing his first year of college, Eli came back with a desire to serve on our...
When Summer Camp Is Hard

When Summer Camp Is Hard

Summer Camp can be an amazing experience!  How many people can make a long list of great memories around a campfire, in a canoe, out on the trails, or laughing with friends?  Going away for Summer Camp can feel like magic.  Away from parents!  Tons of fun!  And...
June Prayer Requests

May Prayer Requests

Dear Prayer Partners, One of my great joys in ministry here at Eagle Village is to be able to care for and invest in the lives of our staff. Through many avenues, God has brought people who love Him and have a servant’s heart here to be a blessing to the youth and...

Group Volunteering: A Quick Way to Work

We are always thankful for our volunteers. Right now we have a kind church group committed to handling the Christmas presents for all of our kids come December.  Another group of ladies has been making new curtains for our kids’ bedrooms.  A Kiwanis Club has...