God is indeed faithful. Over the last year, we have had the opportunity to provide transitional living care to five residents, women who are completing educational milestones, holding steady jobs, and experiencing the love of Jesus through church and community support. These are five lives changed, five family narratives rewritten, five women who have experienced transformation through your generosity. When we bring what we have to God, He magnifies the impact.
Out of the Hope ‘23 Gala, our fundraising goal has been surpassed, and we have the necessary funds to account for the net operational expenses of the new 24-unit independent living complex for the next eight months as well as furnishing five of the apartments…all from this event! This is amazing! This frees us to focus fundraising efforts on expansion, new programming, and new opportunities, while continuing to provide a safe and stable environment to those currently in our care. We are so honored to be the recipients of this great grace, poured out through your great generosity, at the impulse of God’s great love.
It was our joy to welcome so many new faces at this year’s Gala, but we are also infinitely grateful for our friends and partners who have journeyed with us over the nearly 15 years of Refuge for Women Kentucky! To every volunteer, staff member, donor, church partner, community partner, and every other form of supporter, we thank God for you. We look forward to connecting in the New Year!
It is not enough to be anti-exploitation, we must be pro-flourishing. Your gifts, past and present, pave the way for true flourishing in the lives of the five (soon to be seven) women currently in our Kentucky home and 24 women who will move into their new homes in the new year. From beginning to end, this is God’s work and not ours, but we are honored and blessed beyond belief to bear witness to His power and love over each of these stories as we steward the gifts of God’s people for the work of God’s Kingdom.
We are grateful. We are excited. We are ready. The beautiful ways that the Lord has worked over the last year and prepared us to enter 2024 have us looking forward with hope and expectancy to see His promises fulfilled. Thank you for partnering with us in this Kingdom work. It is our joy to walk this out with each of you, the Lord guiding each step.