For a solid month, we taught about healing our homes while simultaneously building momentum and passion around a home that heals.
And by “home that heals” we meant — and mean — a residential center for under-age girls who have been rescued from what is gently called “domestic sex trafficking.” What these are actually victims of is the rape-for-profit industry.
Back in January of 2013 our “challenge goal” was $125,000 on a single Sunday and our “miracle goal” was $150,000.
It turns out God’s goal was on the order of $400,000 given to the church on January 27, 2013. Jaw-dropping, heart-pumping, hand-raising stuff. And by God’s grace, the people of Good Shepherd did it.
You can read a bit more about the campaign and that day here.
Why this short course in a 13-month-old history?
Because here’s the good news: we bought the house, we renovated the house, we upgraded the house, we landscaped the house, and we then gifted the house to our partners at On Eagles’ Wings Ministry.
And as of now, rescued girls are having their bodies, minds, and spirits restored at a house the people of Good Shepherd made into a home.
So this past Sunday, we played the following audio recording of what it meant for the girls to move into their new home.
And that’s why we invite all people into a living relationship with a healing Savior.