The Potter's House was birthed out of a God-inspired burning in my heart to be sent to those in need as the hands and feet of our Savior in the earth. A longing to Love and Comfort them with the critical message "You are Loved" and to safely return them to The Potter's Hands to be made new again.
We have offered a free after school program for children in need, and are implementing parenting classes and training opportunities to help families break cycles of abuse and neglect.
We provide foster and adoptive parent training/support, working with local agencies (such as schools, law enforcement, and child services) to create awareness within our community and identify needs.
Our community is full of people with the heart to serve. We strive to connect the people willing to help with the people who need it. And we love building new
relationships and strengthening old ones along the way!
The Potter's House and partners in our community have joined together to create a program to currently assist families and individuals in need with their utility bills.
Not long ago, I sat in a dental office with a 9 year old girl who has never seen a dentist in her life. Her tooth was rotting out-root exposed, terrible pain. I watched as the dentist quickly and swiftly popped the tooth right out as it broke into pieces.
She never cried, never flinched, never complained. She’s known pain. A deep pain that we could not bear. The pain of poverty and fear and neglect.
And yet I can see her, really see her buried deep inside 9 years of not knowing where she would live, where her next meal would come from, watching her mother be beaten and not knowing if she would be safe or scared or afraid or even what the very next second held.
It’s impossible to describe what you can see in someone’s eyes without ever saying a word. I can hear her saying “do you have me, Am I okay” and my heart racing and wondering what I’m saying Yes to yet all the while answering with a Yes, no matter what!!
God help me hold those you bring into my home, my heart and through my front door. Help me more and more and God send those who are saying Yes too. We need you more and more. We need you to open your heart, your home and your door.
Say Yes if you can but at least don’t say no. Say maybe, perhaps I have enough Love to give and let God fill in the rest. His Love is Big and it consumes us and then, when we find we are no more, and we realize it was Him all along Opening His Door to them through our arms. Say Yes.
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