There is never a dull moment at Bethany
House. When Jack and I started welcoming young women, like
Luke's mother, Cathie, into our home almost twenty years
ago, we had no idea what God had in store for us. What began
as a dream has grown from one hurting-pregnant-girl on our
living room sofa to a specialized program and home filled
with laughter and love – a home where over 400 women and
their children have found a whole new life. What a journey!
Many of you have been with us since the very beginning, while
some of you have just joined us as we continue to uncover precious
diamonds in the rough. Although these young women may be
rough around the edges when they arrive, when they leave,
well, let's just say they do indeed sparkle and shine with
This past year, we have learned a great deal more about you,
our friends and supporters. Many of you, quite frankly, are
burned out on the whole big-banquet event. We understand!
We have decided, after much prayer and
consideration, to try something new and different in 2008.
Our program has always been about relationships – developing
and maintaining lasting friendships with our residents and
our partners. Although our yearly banquet has, for many years,
served as our primary source for fundraising, we have decided
to step out in faith with a new relationship-building program.
What does this new program "look
like?" Let me explain.
We'd like to come to you at your home,
church, business, or organization and put on a "party" (for
lack of a better word) where we share refreshments and the
ministry of Bethany House with you and your guests. This
will allow curious friends (we know you're out there) to
join us in an informal setting to find out if Bethany House's
mission matches your desires to serve and share. We will
also look for supporters to sponsor smaller fundraising events.
Why not host a dinner party for six or eight couples who
value life and are interested in learning more about our
ministry? We'll share our inspirational video and be there
to answer questions about how you and your guests can get
involved. If you're not sure how to pull this type of thing
off, just call. We would be glad to host your group at Bethany
House and include a program tour. With events and parties
like this, we are sure to make friends and provide incredible
service opportunities for you and your friends.
Contact us to learn
After all, digging for diamonds is a group effort. These lives
are a treasure worth finding and fighting for.