Last week I was able to attend our monthly graduation program here at Star of Hope’s Transitional Living Center, here in Houston. This program is for women and families who have encountered hard times and found themselves homeless.
Unfortunately, we have more single moms than dads. It is just hard, when life turns its back on you and nothing seems to go right for you or even worse, for you and your children!
At the Transitional Living Center we have 45 single women rooms and 66 one, two and three bedroom apartments for our families. They come here when they are ready to step up to life change. Star of Hope offers a good, safe, dry bed, meals, as they try to learn more about some of the skills they have missed along the way.
It is a miracle to attend a graduation service, where the ladies get dressed in caps and gowns, as they participate in a graduation. Their friends and family come to encourage them; after all, a few months previous, they had been homeless, maybe even a resident of the Star of Hope Women and Family Emergency Shelter.
Last week we watched as nine ladies were recognized for completing program segments. The smiles on their faces, the heartfelt joy that was evident, and finally, the testimonies that they offered reminded me that our Creator loves each of us with an everlasting love! Now as they are going through the program, they have that faith which is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see (Hebrews 11:1). Please say a prayer for the less fortunate right here in our community…May God richly bless you and your family.