Well happy love month! Speaking of love, House of Pearls has sure been shown lots of love this month!
Lee Park Church included our ministry in their “Lee Park Loves Monroe” campaign. They spent two days working around the house and the resale store—painting, cleaning gutters, rebuilding a chicken coup, yard work, pressure washing, installing ceiling fans and smoke detectors. The Pearls have been shown love through the Scripture with Icelean Mcginn and Bible Jounaling. We also were treated to a Valentine lunch and gifts from Weddington United Methodist Church. Fairfield Community Baptist Church gave us a love offering! The ladies were also treated to a “pajama party” with the ladies from Eastside Baptist Church from Lancaster, SC! So as you can see, blessings abound at House of Pearls.
We have been so blessed to have so many reach out to us, especially during this time of year. A time to reflect on love. When you are broken and relationships are at best, troubled, we can get so wrapped up in our feelings. With all of the churches and groups showering the Pearls with love, and understanding, it makes this time pass easier.
1 John 4:7-8
says “Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.”
The Pearls know they are loved because our community has shown them what love is. The community of Monroe and surrounding counties know how to show love like this because of God the Father… Because He first loved them, loved us, we are able to grow in that love and the knowledge of God and love others.
Excitement is in the air, because we are in the planning stages of getting our new office! Which really means, we will soon be remodeling the old office into a bedroom for the Pearls who are ready to begin transitioning back into life. Again, with the help of God’s people, we are moving forward.
We have seen one of the Pearls get her license renewed this month! Another Pearl is on her way to getting some much needed dental work done through a dentist who is offering to graciously to wave all costs! Our life skills are kicking in with the start of Financial Counseling for the Pearls who are ready for this part of their lives to be restored.
Oh, the wonderful things that God is doing!
On the 24th, we will join Lee Park Church in Stanly County for BATTLECRY. This is a time to join other ministries in the community to bring awareness about the drug epidemic that is crippling our community. You are welcome to join us there at 6:00 p.m. at the Stanly County Agricivic Center.
Please continue to lift House of Pearls in your prayers. And stay tuned to see what God is doing!
Executive Director, House of Pearls