We are starting up!!! A family, who desires to give without being known, is letting us use their Airbnb to start up the Hope Recovery Kitchen for three weeks in the month of January. The 7th. is our first official day and we couldn't possibly be more excited and nervous! After January, we will see what happens next. The Lord has led each of these steps and we are trusting Him even in this soft/closed opening on the 7th. If this family hadn't given this gift to us of their home, we would not have been starting up so soon.
We are still waiting on grants to be supplied but are hopeful that we will not have to wait long and will be able to get into the home we wish to lease in Greer.
This unofficial opening is a really big deal for us. It will help us gauge how the program will work and we have individuals who are needing this sort of support sooner than later. We have invited several people, but we will only be able to accommodate 5-6 people on this first trial. It will be a first come first serve basis.
Thank you all for sticking with us and also a quick update on the puppy....we have applied and been accepted by the Crocketdoodles to move forward in their adoption process. Still waiting on a little bit more funding for this aspect. A dog will be such a comfort to those who are struggling while with us. It will be trained to be patient and watching for people who seem to be nervous or anxious.
I think that is everything for now....stay in touch everyone! Would love to hear back from any of you!