A Letter from the Executive Director
Hello Dear Friends,
We are well into the new year, with house and apartments full (12 women and 10 children), and glorious news to share about all that God accomplished in 2018 through our volunteers and donors!
Stand at the Crossroads provided haven and ministry to 22 women and 16 children last year. With few exceptions, we have seen growth and healing among them. Two of our families were able to buy houses when they moved from Crossroads Community!
Able hands and generous donations helped us begin construction on a community room and larger storage area, and that project is all but complete. With God’s blessing and a loan from faithful supporters, we also purchased the store property. Renovation is underway, with handicap-accessible bathroom, ramp and parking already complete and a new roof and soffits underway. We are just weeks (and a few more repairs) away from being ready for inspection so we can open Redeemed Treasures Boutique full-time! This is an avenue for some of our residents to gain more work experience and income.
Major and minor maintenance issues (including a new H/A unit for one of the apartments) arose; but
again, God provided the people and money to take care of all of them. Volunteer groups helped
throughout the year with yard clean-up and landscaping, planting flowers, and building and planting keyhole raised beds for fall harvest. Thank you to all who responded to our Thanksgiving appeal for funds, allowing us to meet all our monetary challenges.
Our goals for this year include further renovation of the store property – new siding and cosmetic details, as well as some work on the adjacent storage building. In addition, we seek help providing classes for our residents on budgeting and parenting and helping start a program for resident children when their moms are in bible study. If you have a heart for any of these projects, please let us know!
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen.
Eph 3:20-21 NIV
We are always aware that our residents do well when they open themselves up to His power and that the reason SATCM continues to thrive is that His power is working in all of us, our donors and volunteers. He gets the Glory!! We get the joy!!
Come see us – you are always welcome!
Yours in Christ,
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