Another family restored and reunited. Lauren got to spend Mother's Day with her sister and her family. What an answer to prayers. God is working everyday in everyway here at Sanctified Hope!
IOG is a company that is Christian based and believes in giving back. Each year IOG has a golf tournament and uses the proceeds to help a family in need. Beth, a graduate of Sanctified Hope, who is just getting settled on her own, was who we thought of when Fish, one of the Partners of IOG, called and asked for a recommendation. She was so surprised when she was told of the blessing at the dinner! During a poem that Fish recited he challenged everyone to step out of our comfort zone and invest in other's greatness. He reminded us that "in the end, you can only take with you with what you give away".
Thank you so much IOG for you generosity! God Bless!
Along with celebrating Michelle's birthday, it was Sunday Funday! The ladies were blessed with facial makeovers!! Two volunteers, Naomi and Toni, came and had fun with skin care and makeup. Toni is a Mary Kay Beauty Consultant and blessed our ladies with makeup! This isn't the first time Toni has helped Sanctified Hope out. A few months back we reached out on Facebook needing skin care and Toni stepped up and sent products for the ladies to use! We have awesome volunteers! We can not do what we do with out the help of all of our volunteers. Thank you!
Two of our graduates received $1000 scholarships from Zonta! Elizabeth is working on her bachelor's degree and Swanietra (Nene) is working on her associates degree! They both are so deserving of such an honor.
The last Sunday of the month the Well Church came out and served! The Well Church is a church that has recently come alongside of Sanctified Hope. There were people that put together our new chicken coop, organized and installed more hanging space in our storage room, painted exterior doors and laid sod around our new building!
There was someone at the Well who felt the Lord tell them to donate their car! Lauren was the next in line to get a car. Can you tell she was a bit surprised?!!!
From the Director
While preparing this newsletter, I had to sit back and just thank the Lord once again for all that He has done! I am constantly in AWE of Him and his goodness. Just when things look discouraging and I'm having a difficult day, the Lord comes sweeping in and does something wonderful saying, "look up child...I am here and working mightily". God has been faithful throughout the entire time this ministry has begun. There are difficult days when someone gets some hard news, or someone is struggling with their faith or their sobriety, but God is God and He is still working here.
"April showers bring May flowers"...our ladies are being watered with God's Word and are blooming where they are planted, in His time. Faith is growing, scripture is being memorized, lessons are being learned and I believe that everyone here is supposed to be here at this time.
It encourages me and pushes me to grow deeper in my walk with Jesus. I pray that hearing and seeing these stories of what's happening here at Sanctified Hope helps you as well.
Our Board of Directors:
Janet Duvall, Founder and Board Chair
Kathy Manning, Vice Chair
Elizabeth Mederos, Secretary
John Gordon, Treasure