Join the Challenge!

We are excited to announce the #mhm100challenge!

What’s the 100 campaign all about?

Recently, I met with one of our residents, who we will call “Claire” to protect her identity.  Claire moved back to Michigan with her 7 yr old child after a very difficult separation, through no fault of her own. She heard about our program and contacted us for help and support.  Through God’s grace, and our generous supporters, we were able to give her a safe place to stay and heal.

Claire came to us feeling much fear and uncertainty. By giving her love, support and shelter, she began to grow and blossom day by day. As a single mom, needing much support each day, she began to learn the power of prayer and the impact of God’s Word in her life.

God makes a way where there seems to be no way! Claire got to see this first-hand. First, in quickly getting a job to supply her needs. Second, in getting the needed transportation and childcare she needed for her child! We were thankful to be the vessels that God used to connect her to the resources to make this possible. Through God’s hand and the guidance of our team, she has been able to purchase her own car – a big step in gaining her independence again.

These are the kinds of stories that get excited about. As our team prayerfully determines the best way to help each women and what resources to connect them to, we get to watch them come alive in Christ. Just like with Claire, we walk with them one step at a time, day by day, being the hands and feet of Jesus. Those daily steps of grace quickly become big steps towards a healthy life, independence and becoming a beacon of hope for others. Our call is to give them the tools to repair their lives, and to empower each woman to use those tools. Then we get to watch the amazing, mighty, working of God!

Will you please join us for our NEW campaign?  Could YOU be one of the 100 supporters to pledge and give $100 per month for the next year, so we can continue to bring hope, housing and guidance to women and children in need? For just over $3 per day, you can help empower women and bring transformation to lives like Claire and her child!  Please consider any amount to: Help us, help them!

Join us at www.myhouseministry.org/donate for safe, secure and easy giving!

Blessings!

Meet the Volunteer: Carole and Margaret – Bible Study Leaders

Sometimes, our volunteers remind us the beauty, power and increase that teamwork can bring. Our Bible Study Leaders, Carole and Margaret show us just that! Together, they lead the Bible Study on Tuesday mornings, faithfully serving the women every week.

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The program residents appreciate Carole and Margaret’s insight of the Word of God. They work together, each week, sharing their insights and stories in order to encourage the women.

Margaret told us, “I enjoy volunteering with the women… because it is awesome to watch the transformations take place with the ladies over the months that we meet in Bible Study. It is a great feeling to be pouring into the community, working with the Ministry. MHM allows second chances of the highest quality, and it is delightful to be a part of it.”

Additionally, Carole added, “I love volunteering with My House Ministry because, through it, I get to be a witness and a participant in the transformation of women’s lives. I am part of a team, with the other volunteers, the Life Skills Coordinators, and staff, pouring into these women’s lives. It is a privilege!”

We love watching the transformation of the women at this Bible Study. Thank you, both, for reaching into the lives of these women!

You can read the “Volunteer Spotlight” that Carole and Margaret are featured in with The Holland Sentinel: http://www.hollandsentinel.com/entertainmentlife/20180428/volunteer-spotlight-carol-hoskins-margaret-preston-lead-bible-study-at-my-house-ministry

Meet the Volunteers: Jody and Jan – Bible Study Leaders

We love when people join our ministry and work through God’s leading and promptings – outside of anything we do. It is so amazing to see how these individuals bring just what the women in our program need.

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Jody: Thursday night Bible Study Leader

Jody is one of those people that God brought to us in our need. She came to us in late 2017, seeking how God could use her at My House Ministry. We had a need for a godly Bible Study leader at the time, and we knew that Jody was the answer to our prayers.

Jody wanted to work with the women because “I wanted to share the wonderful teaching which I received and because I think my life experiences can be a benefit to other women.” The women who engage with her tell us that she is always open to share and be vulnerable with them – something they greatly appreciate.

Jan: Monday night Bible study leader

Additionally, Jan is one of our longest-serving volunteers in the ministry. Her heart and passion come out in everything that she does. Jan told us, “As I think about what I enjoy most; it is to sit together as women to walk together through scripture – for that hour we discover the person of Christ and how much he loves us. We claim the hope of seeing that truth play out in the days these women spend with us, to heal and gain independence.”

Jan is beloved by many women in the ministry – both past and present. Her passion is also seen through the work she also does as a Board Member of My House Ministry.

Thank you, both, for all that you do!