1 Chronicles 16:34: "Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever."
As the holiday season is already gearing up, we wanted to start the month of November by sharing with you that at Acres of Hope there is so much we are thankful for. Just recently we have been blessed to witness so many moments - from the tiniest of feats, to the grandest of accomplishments - and we are thankful for each and everyone who has made them possible.
Here are just a few of the highlights:
A mother has cleaned up her credit score, removing a hurdle to financial success. Three graduates have recently moved into their own homes with their children. An Alumni of Hope child has began taking karate lessons and earned his first yellow belt. A child who only recently arrived on campus has learned to use and understand the words, “I love you”. A baby is scooting across the floor and building those muscles to crawl. Another child has her first teeth beginning to break through the gums. Families are building new holiday traditions with visiting a pumpkin patch, and painting faces to create jack-o-lanterns. I recently sat on the steps of a resident’s cottage, and listened to the children play together as their mothers exchanged items and conversations as real “neighbors” do. As I witness it all I realize this is what healing looks like. This is the Story of Hope. This is the truth of why Acres of Hope exists. It is to see lives being transformed and renewed.
The women and children of Acres of Hope give all of us staff and volunteers something to smile about. It is because we get to see the Bible alive and active. We see hearts of stone melted. We see the lost get found. We see hope restored. We watch as despair is undone. We get invited to baptisms. We get invited to visit the homes of Alumni. We see Alumni of Hope return to inspire other residents going through the process of transforming their lives and breaking the cycle of homelessness.
At Acres of Hope there are many reasons to be thankful, we invite you to join us in becoming one of the reasons we give thanks,
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