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A Note from the Director

February 14, 2019

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! 
 

Delois Carpenter
Executive Director, House of Pearls


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Teamwork is the key to living life in harmony, so that we can do God's will.

The girls prepared a meal today for the guys at Ground 40. Ground 40 has been so good to us, coming anytime we call needing help with moving furniture, building chicken coop, whatever the case may be.
Continue to pray for both of these ministries.

1 Corinthians 12:14 "For the body is not one member, but many."
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Teamwork is the key to living life in harmony, so that we can do Gods will.

The girls prepared a meal today for the guys at Ground 40. Ground 40 has been so good to us, coming anytime we call needing help with moving furniture, building chicken coop, whatever the case may be. 
Continue to pray for both of these ministries.

1 Corinthians 12:14   For the body is not one member, but many.

 

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Look at my Angela cooking ! You never cooked at my house 😂

Makes my heart happy and those boys in sure ate it all

Love u ladies!!

How awesome. ❤️

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Look what we have!! Our new office! Thank you to all who helped make this a reality! If you like to do construction work and would like to help finish the inside, let us know! ... See MoreSee Less

Look what we have!! Our new office! Thank you to all who helped make this a reality! If you like to do construction work and would like to help finish the inside, let us know!

 

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Thank God for answered prayers amen!!!

Praise GOD! !

Awesome

To God be the glory!!!

So happy for you all!

Looks great!!

Nice!!!!

That is awesome.....and has been needed for many years. Congrats!!

Cute!

Bobby Page

Awesome!

Yay!!

Mike Smith this would be the perfect project for y'all.

Congratulations!

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I can just see Terry Merritt smiling today as her amazing daughter Angie came and shared her heart and talents with the Pearls. Angie shared with us how her mom use to help at the homeless shelter years ago, and here she was, in the house of refuge and hope her mom started years ago, teaching the ladies to crochet so they can eventually learn to make homeless mats for those less fortunate than themselves.
God is good!
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I can just see Terry Merritt smiling today as her amazing daughter Angie came and shared her heart and talents with the Pearls. Angie shared with us how her mom use to help at the homeless shelter years ago, and here she was, in the house of refuge and hope her mom started years ago, teaching the ladies to crochet so they can eventually learn to make homeless mats for those less fortunate than themselves. 
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I know My Mom has great big smile! I love u Mom and miss u

Terry would be over the moon! Keep up the good work, Angie!!

Angie you go girl!! This is awesome❤️☝️🙏

Full circle ❤️

Beautiful praise!

Terry had such a heart for Jesus and His calling on her life that it radiated in every fiber of her being!! Angie she would have been over the top proud of you and your service!

We miss Mrs. Terry Merritt and pastor Dom Duarte

Angie N Merritt, No one has to tell you but your mom was such a special lady, anointed and used of God. 💖 Bless you for ministering to the Pearls. ⚘⚘⚘

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When God is in it, things come full circle. We are excited that Angie Merritt, Terry Merritt's daughter is with us today as a volunteer. Angie is going to teach the Pearl's how to crochet, and this talent will turn into a way for the Pearl's to do something for someone else less fortunate. They will learn to make mats for the homeless. These mats are made from grocery bags... so if you have plastic grocery bags, we can sure use them. Stay tuned for updates on this project and how God will use it! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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I just saw this online and the World News. Also, they can learn to make dishcloths and baby afghans and sell them to help get themselves on their feet prior to moving out. Have them watch YouTube videos.

Way to go Angie N Merritt! What an awesome way to use your talents! The girls will love you!

Awesome

 

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Beautiful place I’m so thankful for the house God provided for His pearls ❤️

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When you work hard, submit to God, seek His will for your life, do the next right thing, and don't let feelings rule your life, you are living righteous.
Righteousness brings blessing. To be righteous is to do what is right and good for one’s future. That is why being righteous can appear to be the hardest thing to do in the moment, it seems hard to make the right choice. But in the long run, it pays off in ways we never dream of. This is one of those ways.
A very special dentist has given her a gift..The gift of her smile back!. She even said today after having this picture taken, that she wanted it shared so others could see how God has blessed her. She wants others to know what hope looks like.
We will allow this remarkable dentist to reveal himself when he is ready, until then we want to thank God for this gift of a caring man who knew he could help Angel smile again, to have confidence to face her bright future.
Stay tuned, we will get a better picture of this sweet lady. But today, we couldn't help but share this joyous occasion with all of you who have helped HOP in so many ways, whether its through your gifts to the needs of the home, monetary donations, donations to Pearl's Boutique. or praying. This is what its all about. This is why we all do what we do.
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When you work hard, submit to God, seek His will for your life, do the next right thing, and dont let feelings rule your life, you are living righteous. 
Righteousness brings blessing. To be righteous is to do what is right and good for one’s future. That is why being righteous can appear to be the hardest thing to do in the moment, it seems hard to make the right choice. But in the long run, it pays off in ways we never dream of. This is one of those ways. 
A very special dentist has given her a gift..The gift of her smile back!. She even said today after having this picture taken, that she wanted it shared so others could see how God has blessed her. She wants others to know what hope looks like. 
We will allow this remarkable dentist to reveal himself when he is ready, until then we want to thank God for this gift of a caring man who knew he could help Angel smile again, to have confidence to face her bright future. 
Stay tuned, we will get a better picture of this sweet lady. But today, we couldnt help but share this joyous occasion with all of you who have helped HOP in so many ways, whether its through your gifts to the needs of the home, monetary donations, donations to Pearls Boutique. or praying. This is what its all about.  This is why we all do what we do.

 

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Great gift for someone who always revives you with a warm smile, regardless. What a blessing to help enhance the experience of that smile!

She’s a beautiful young lady with a beautiful smile. Praise God to the dentist who saw a need and made it happen! She is truly blessed.

So thankful for the heart & generosity of the dentist. Also for the opportunity to love & smile w/ this sweet lady.

Oh what a beautiful smile, God is an awesome God!!

What awesome news. What a beautiful smile on a beautiful lady. You look amazing Angel. So happy for you and look forward to seeing all God will be doing for and through you. Love you. 😘

Beautiful daughter of GOD Inside and Out! So blessed to see your transformation. Can't wait to see what adventures God has for you!

This picture (smile) is priceless. God is a Good Good Father!!!

Answered prayer! Beautiful... but you were beautiful already. Much love❤️🙌🏻

Such a beautiful sight and a beautiful smile. God has such plans for you, Angel. Can’t wait to see what they are. Blessings for your path to be made straight.

You look sooooooo pretty

Not bragging but that’s my beautiful niece!

Beautiful

Oh Angel!!! It’s a beautiful smile! I’m so happy for you!!! You’re just beaming!!!!

So happy for you! Beautiful outside and inside sweet Angel!

Oh your smile is beautiful. 💕

What a blessing. I can’t wait to see what the future holds

Oh Angel, you have such a beautiful smile!

Beautiful!!! That is so awesome!!

That is so wonderful!! Such a beautiful smile!!

You look beautiful.

Thank you for sharing!

Beautiful! Love you Angel!

You are so pretty Angel

God is an awesome God

that smile!!! :)

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