God has used me and many others in this area to officially start:
In this post on my personal blog, I started mapping out several of the times in my life that have lead up to this moment. He plants seeds along the way that cultivate over time and grow into something BIG. And I am a firm believer that God uses the hard times in our lives to build us and make us His. He used the hard times of being a single mom and cancer along with many others to grow in me a passion and desire to serve others. A passion to be His hands and feet. A passion to extend God’s love and grace in ways that don’t make sense to the world. Since moving to Argyle almost 2 years ago, God has placed many amazing people in my life that share this same vision. Many people that want to serve and love families in a way that doesn’t make sense, to mentor and walk with single moms struggling to make ends meet, to teach families how to thrive as a family, to share God’s love and His grace. So now is the time to make it official, to work with the people He has placed around me and to continue to serve families and to make what we are doing better. That is Grace Like Rain.
I never would have imagined when we moved to Argyle over a year and a half that He was going to use me to birth a new ministry to serve families in our area. But He has and He has made it pretty clear. Josh and I have been praying about this for a several months and in April, we decided to hit the ground running. Within the first couple months, He took our board from 4 to 8 people, He provided 6 solid woman to serve in very significant positions on the staff. He is continually providing His people to join this team but we still need more. I am fully aware that it will take a great team of people to create, grow and maintain this vision and mission. He can’t do this without His people saying YES!
So, here is my ask:
1. Please consider praying for our team and this ministry! When we move forward in BIG things, satan attacks. I know God is bigger than any of that but I also know that we all need to be covered in prayer.
2. Over the next weeks and months, we have a lot to do to get this off the ground and running. We have a great team working on all the aspects of our program. We hope to have everything ready to roll out and take to the general public by mid September. Pray for people and clarity as to where to start. We want to SERVE but we also need to be READY to serve.
3. We need His people so if you want to get involved and/or just learn more, please complete our volunteer application. It will take many people with many talents to get this going. Also, keep an eye on our Event page for opportunities to learn more.
4. Starting a ministry from the ground up takes money! Serving others takes money! Please consider Joining the GLR Family by giving. God has provided 22 Founding Families, currently. These families have committed to give $50 or more a month to support GLR and the families we serve! Our GLR goal is to reach 50 families by September 30th! This funding will help us to build a financial base so that when needs arise, GLR is ready to serve! You can set up your Founding Families Monthly Gift online. All monthly gifts of $50 or more a month will get a GLR T-shirt!
I am believing BIG things for GLR and all the families we will be serving….in fact, many of the team think I am crazy!