In the last few years, I have experienced so much. I have grown my beard. Shaved it off. Seen one Million Dollars raised in a day. I have seen prayers answered and so many reasons to praise God for his grace and favor. Most important of all, I’ve seen the lives of people transformed through the love of Jesus. I have so much to be thankful for. We have fantastic staff members, volunteers, and partners in ministry. I would name names, but the list would be long and I’m afraid I'd forget someone.
This July we will be marking a historical event for the New Life Center. We will not only be opening a newly remodeled center, but we will also take a moment to celebrate the life and ministry of Dan Danielson, former executive director of New Life Center.
I had the privilege to be hired and encouraged by Dan to turn the page of the ministry and write the next chapter. I can’t thank him enough for his mentoring, his humility, his boldness, and his belief in me to help New Life Center chart a new course.
So, you are invited. It is that simple. I want to celebrate with you this new moment in our history. All of you have helped make this happen; you have given your resources, your time, and your prayers. And for that, we say “Thank you!”
Join us for food, fun, and a time of celebration as we thank God for His grace and open the doors wide so you can see
what all the fuss has been about.
The building is beautiful. It is a symbol of the value God puts on each life. We have endeavored to honor God and those He loves by making it functional and a happy place to stay. We have called this our “Mission 2.0” and “Real Change” campaign.
I feel that way. I am changed. Our staff has grown. We have added more in-depth programming to help guests get back on their feet. We are on a mission to make Real Change possible for every person who comes in contact with our ministry - God’s ministry!
I have few words to tell you the joy I feel knowing that God has his hand on New Life Center and has kept us for 112 years. I am amazed at what he is doing and thankful to be part of something so GRAND.
I will say it, this is a GRAND moment. It is a GRAND day to be a part of the New Life Center. Join us on July 11th for food, fellowship, and a bit of fun. You won’t regret it.