Saturday, March 7, 2015

March Update

Greetings HOP friends,

There are currently five in the house. This past week was rough on everyone physically; however, we are all up and feeling well today. All but one of the pearls is ready to seek employment.

We are blessed to have some wonderful people in the community working closely with the Pearls on employment preparation and debt reduction. Two fairly new knowledgeable friends to the house. Praise God.

We are thankful to have our ever-devoted supporters who come weekly or biweekly to teach and support the Pearls.

Just this morning we received a wonderful donation of food from a regular supporter and this past week received personal care items from Miss Joan and Waxhaw Bible Church. We also received a donation of household goods from one in the community who chose to remain anonymous. This house is blessed and we so appreciate all the support.

God always provides and works through those who are willing to serve! I am sincerely hoping as this is being read that more will come forward and get involved here.

The following is a response to my mentioning that we need more Life Recovery Bibles:

"I can not describe how thankful I am to have been chosen by God to reside here at the House of Pearls. I came in a broken soul after hitting rock bottom. I was taught that the rock I hit, and now stand on, is the Rock on which I am to rebuild and transform my faith and life.

My NLT Life Recovery Bible has been such an instrumental tool in my recovery and walk with the Lord. I wish for every woman that comes through the doors to be given one and taught to use it.

I found HOPE in recovery, steeped in THE WORD and the 12 practical principles to redemption and the life we were tailor made to live."

Written by Jessica Rosen who has just left HOP

Please consider helping us get more of this bible.


Blessings to all~ enjoy your day.

Sincerely, Cindy


Jessica cooking at Christmas time.


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

February Update

Greetings friends and family,

I am always amazed at how quickly time goes by. Forgive me for not sharing updates more often.

We currently have 5 ladies in the house. All but one has been here long enough to seek employment. Please pray for the ladies as we all know this is not an easy task. If you are aware of any job "ops", please share them with us.

Speaking of topics that are not easy, I have a specific need. One of the pearls is in need of some specialized support in order to overcome something she has battled for many years. We are in the process of connecting her with helpful resources but do anticipate the need for financial assistance. I can't give an amount, because we have not heard from our resource, yet. Having no insurance does not help this situation. Please consider helping her. Feel free to contact me or send a donation identified as specialized support and we will know what it is for.

As always we appreciate your precious time and all the support that we are so generously given. We are thankful for all the food, clothing, household goods, heaters(good timing) valentine gifts, the list goes and on.

Thank you all!
Praying that you are both blessed and a blessing today. Amen.



Monday, January 26, 2015

January Update

Greetings friends and family,

It's hard to believe that it is the end of January already! I'm thrilled to see all the spring flowers that are popping through the ground. The other morning I saw a large red fox crossing the field and we have seen a beautiful crane quite often, maybe a Blue Heron, near the stream. This is such a lovely property.

We are thankful that everyone here at the house is healthy right now. As of this date we have 6 in the house. Two of our Pearls are currently seeking employment. Tina has a part time job (as of January 25th) and Rashone is moving into her own apartment today. Everyone is moving forward, one step at a time.

We have a  birthday in the house this week. We have a new couch in our living room and a new fire pit outside. We also have new gravel on our driveway. So many blessings!

Thanks to everyone for all the support and prayers. We still need help with transporting some to appointments. Lastly I want to remind you to go to our website and read the latest Treasure Trove. See the pictures and latest additions to the needs list.

To God be the Glory and blessings to you!



Fire Pit Crew

Fire Pit Crew January 2015


Friday, January 23, 2015

Happy New Year!

Better late than never getting the Christmas photos up for everyone to see. Thank you, Tina, for the photos.

Christmas 2014



Wednesday, December 24, 2014

House of Pearls Wishes You a Merry Christmas

Hello friends,

House of Pearls wants to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. Cherish your families, friends and the opportunities God provides.

Many thanks to Mill Grove UMW, we have a new stove. To Mr. Russell Wing for his assistance with electrical needs and to Mr Jeff Wolfe for his generous support.

Thanks to everyone for their continued support.

Blessings~ Cindy



Wednesday, December 10, 2014

House Update

Hello friends,

I hope this note finds you happy & healthy.

There are 8 women in the house at this time. We have a few down with medical issues. Please pray for Tracy & Angela. Some of us are battling the current cold virus. I imagine some in your household are fighting it also. This being said, everyone is moving forward and growing closer to Christ as we prepare for the celebration of His birth.

We were blessed awhile back to receive a donation allocated for counseling. What a difference has been made for the recipients! Unfortunately, the funds are currently depleted, and I am asking again for financial support to aid the women with their specific needs.

Household needs would include all to battle the cold virus:

Nasal decongestants
Guaifenesin (generic Mucinex)
B complex
Vitamin C

Thanks for the prayers and all the support we receive. The house could not operate without it!

Giving thanks for His blessings,

P.S.look for the December newsletter soon.



Friday, November 28, 2014

From all of us at the House of Pearls to you and yours~


The house is at capacity. As of Wednesday afternoon, we have 9 women in the house. This means we are using all of our couches, and we have one storing her belongings in her suitcase, because it's the only space available. With a full house, our meat supplies are diminishing quickly.

What an honor it is to provide shelter and loving care for women who choose to make a change in their lives. To seek a relationship with the Savior and learn a better way to live in society.

Pearls know how blessed they are to be here and appreciate all the support.

Please pray for us and enjoy the blessings. God is good ... all the time!


5th Anniversary Celebration Held October 5th, 2014

Guests arriving at the open house for the fifth anniversary of House of Pearls on October 5th were greeted with beautiful sunshine, smiling faces, and the aromas of freshly baked cookies, apple pies and banana bread.
The House of Pearls opened in 2009 after much hard work and dedication by Chaplain Terry Merritt to find a location to house women like the ones she had ministered to while being involved in prison ministry for several years. Since then, 100s of women have passed through on their way to new, independent lives. Finding the house wasn’t everything. Chaplain Merritt couldn’t have made it without the dedication of many donors and volunteers.
The event was a success for the ladies and the guests. We’re also happy to report that the craft and bake sale raised $207.

House of Pearls is a non-profit Christian Home dedicated to helping women rebuild their lives through the love of  Jesus Christ.  HOP is located in Wingate, NC on a 100+ acre farm.  We opened HOP in October 2009 after working on this beautiful home for several years in preparation for the rezoning and final approval to be given so we could open the House of Pearls.  We are blessed to lease this beautiful home and feel that it is the perfect setting for ladies to transform their lives! Please select the "About" button to read more in depth about how The House of Pearls was started and our mission statement. 


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The House of Pearls
116 Old Hwy 74
Wingate NC 28174

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House of Pearls

116 Old Hwy 74
Wingate, NC 28174



Thank You
Lucy Price Circle - Weddington UMC
Joanne Mucci
Forest Hills Baptist Church

East Campus Women's

Peggy Bivens

Pastor Steve Phillippi