Thursday, May 5, 2011
The Changing Lives Center Dedication
I had the privilege of attending the formal dedication of a 66 unit apartment center for homeless women and children, abused and abandoned women and children, and others who will come for healing, training, and preparation for a new life.
Nine years and many obstacles later, the 12 million dollar facility in a poor neighborhood downtown a few blocks from our State Capitol and Federal building will soon open for full time ministry.
They have thought of everything from worship, to childcare, to security, and it brought tears to my eyes all morning to see this site transformed from an old travel court motel in the 50s, to a slum dwelling in the 80s, to its new form to transform lives and protect children who will be given the best gift a child can receive, a mother free from addiction and double minded living.