GREETINGS FROM GRACE HOME
How great are his signs, how mighty his wonders!...
Signs of God’s mercy and generosity are apparent every day, in every way. The innumerable blessings He bestows upon us at Grace Home, every day, truly reflects just how great and powerful the God we serve is. For over 60 years He has blessed us so that we can continue doing His work, glorifying Him. We know that each and every lady that comes to us is specifically selected by the Lord to be here. Grace Home provides the environment, the preachers and teachers, the direction and the guidance to enable each lady to develop/grow their relationship with the Lord—the only One who can free them from their life of addiction. We watch, in awe, as God does His work. We are reminded daily of God’s commitment to all His children to restore lives that have literally been destroyed by the enemy, rendering them hopeless.
And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.
(I Peter 5:10)
We were extremely blessed this past year to be selected as the Episcopal Church Women Diocese of South Carolina project of the year for 2012-2013. The numerous benefits associated with this great honor have helped us in various ways. One of which was the opportunity to share information with multiple people about God’s wondrous work through Grace Home. Many of those that heard our message came to see for themselves what we are all about. They were amazed at what they heard and saw. Most all of them commented that they genuinely felt the presence of the Lord in our house. Praise the Lord!
Just as we have proclaimed, God provides all of our needs beyond anything we could possibly imagine or hope for. We were awarded a grant from the “James E. and Mildred Waggoner Foundation” (by request of the parents of one of our past graduates) designated for some desperately needed new furniture. Needless to say, the original furniture we had from the beginning of Grace Home Santee (11 years ago) was on its last legs. We were able to purchase new nightstands and chest of drawers for each lady and two new sofas for our community room. What a difference it makes to provide an even more beautiful Home away from home for the ladies. They each take pride in making their living space special and personal.
Our 2012 Homecoming was, once again, a breathtaking event. There were over 125 people, from the past and present, who shared their love for Grace Home with great enthusiasm. The entire day was blessed with beautiful weather, great fellowship and heart warming worship.
We held a yard sale the first week of September, located in the middle of Santee, SC. The ladies had a lot of fun preparing for and facilitating the event. The community support was overwhelming. It was very prosperous for us, exceeding our expectations. In the future we are planning to have two yard sales a year. We have already received many wonderful donations for the upcoming sales this year.
These are just some of the highlights of all the incredible things the Lord has done for us over a very short period of time. We could go on and on listing the blessings we have received—the people who have provided them. The main ingredient in all of this is that without the support of so many people who give so generously of their time, their God given gifts, their resources and most importantly, their heart—Grace Home could not have been, and would not be possible. The blessings we receive never cease to amaze us. We never take them for granted and always give thanks to the Lord for each and every one of them and for each and every one of you. God Bless You All Always!
But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
(I Corinthians 15:57)
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