The other day as I was preparing for a speaking engagement, I felt suddenly overwhelmed reflecting on the ongoing work that faces me here at Stand at the Crossroads Ministry (SATCM). Then it struck me how far the ministry has come and how God has seen to it that I no longer work alone! From one house with four residents, we have become a campus offering sanctuary and support for up to 25 residents at a time – from one person, we have become a workforce of more than 20 regular volunteers a week!
In addition, there are the groups that come throughout the year to do special projects and landscaping, making Stand at the Crossroads a beautiful place to live. Our thriving vegetable garden was designed, built and planted for us by an Aiken garden club. Landscaping and appliances for our newest apartments were donated and installed by local businesses.
Even as we grow in size and need, God is faithful. He orchestrates everything and uses people so our needs are met. We needed washers and dryers recently, and someone I encountered suggested a place to call. Not only were the washers we purchased delivered for free, but the owner of the business fixed our broken dryer at no charge. He even brought us a meal from a restaurant where he had eaten lunch, donated because he mentioned SATCM to them; and they were interested in helping, too!
Our boutique, Redeemed Treasures, is now open full time from Tuesday to Saturday, with our Grand Opening in June. (We are blessed that our store manager, Shannon, found her way to SATCM because of Jesus’ persistent call - see story in this newsletter.) We have also already been able to christen our newly completed Community Center with babysitting, classes and get- togethers.
Every part of the vision, design, and construction or reconstruction of these two additions to our campus have been overseen by the Master Contractor. We invite you to come and see what He and you have accomplished; and I’ll be happy to give you chapter and verse of the marvelous way in which prayers are answered here every day.
Most important are the changes He makes in the lives of those who seek refuge at My Father’s House and Crossroads Community. Working together with God’s guidance, we are blessed by offering new paths to an abundant life for those women who choose to take them.
Yes, God does abundantly more than we ask or imagine. He does it using the Holy Spirit working through each of you to pray, give, and help us out.
Thank you and God bless you all!
For His Glory,
A HOME GROUP FROM CEDAR CREEK CHURCH RECENTLY VOLUNTEERED AT THE MINISTRY.