By Lori Leath Smith
“Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice.”
— Proverbs 31:9
Gathering in the Garden
Friday, Oct. 23, 2020,
6 – 8 p.m., Point Washington Preserve, Tickets $40
It’s that time of year again—time to gather in the garden! The 3rd Annual Gathering in the Garden will be held October 23 at the beautiful Point Washington Preserve. Hosted by BeGenerous, a faith-based 501C3 non-profit organization that provides support for women coming out of addiction and sex trafficking. By providing immediate housing, it removes them out of harm’s way and helps to ensure readiness for entering another phase of their healing journey either at the Yellow House or a program best suited for their personal case.
The recently opened Yellow House provides a dwelling place of refuge, healing, true transformation and hope for women in desperate need of freedom from life-dominating circumstances. It exemplifies the love and grace of God during the redemptive journey of individuals dealing with unexpected trauma or fighting destructive life cycles.
Here, women can find rest and healing in their body, soul (mind, will and emotions) and spirit. “We provide trauma informed care, inner healing ministry, classes with biblical-based curriculum for addiction and relapse prevention, coping and boundaries, gardening, creative arts such as pottery, and in the future equine therapy,” says founder and director Stephanie McMinn. “We want nothing more than for these precious daughters to find who they are in the creator who created them. Once a person finds their true identity they can fulfill their intended purpose.”
Beginning with a Diaper Bank in 2010, the Yellow House became a dream that developed as BeGenerous Inc., grew in influence and impact in our community over the last 10 years. “The fact is, we do not have enough places in our surrounding communities to meet the demands and needs of those with nowhere to go,” says Stephanie. BeGenerous Inc. has bridged the gap for many women who have faced life and death situations with no long-term housing or program available at the time to help them in a crisis situation.
BeGenerous also provides residential programs to assist women in finding long-term programs and or shelter by acting as a bridge; helps woman re-unify with their families and children, offers love, prayer, encouragement, professional counseling, training, mentoring and a Christ-centered atmosphere of worship and grace.
“I’m beyond amazed by Papa God’s faithfulness to fulfill every vision He proposes to us. It’s just up to us to gild it as priceless and precious, to grab it, write it down and run with it! To hold on to every dream He calls us to believe in and to walk it out with Him, as long as it takes,” Stephanie says. “If He shows it to you, He will give you the measure of faith to believe for it and, if you believe, you will see it prosper! He rescues and recovers His sons and daughters, restoring them to His original intended purpose, to set those bound, free. To the lost He delights in providing a place called home. What an honor it is to join in kingdom work and to establish such a dwelling for His purpose.”
Join us for this purposeful, valuable and fun event. All safety precautions will be taken for those attending. Tickets ($40) are on sale NOW! Visit www.eventbrite.com/e/the-gathering-in-the-garden-tickets-114070319396. For more information, visit www.begenerousinc.org. To donate, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (850) 687-7384.