With Jason leaving last week, TIL was adjusting to the change. Jason did a lot for this ministry and is sorely missed in many ways.
But the first day of TIL without Jason proved to be eventful and fruitful for the ministry as we were asked to consider a special partnership with The Lovelady Center in East Lake (see their website at http://lovelady.homestead.com/), the largest transitional housing program for women in the United States of America. A place where women are allowed to live with their children, a rare set up which is the RIGHT structure for a program seeking to help women to re-establish their lives in Christ and in the community.
This partnership will be a blessing to both The Lovelady Center AND to Truth in Love Ministries. Our ministry gets the opportunity to do what we do best at The Lovelady Center (train, equip, teach, counsel, and glorify God). In turn, The Lovelady Center’s residents will receive compassionate, Christ-centered care to help them resolve past hurts and learn valuable truths to change the way they live their lives in the future. Our goal is to see every woman have a chance to “Be Transformed” by the power of Christ.
As far as I know, there is only one other residential biblical program for addiction and for biblical counseling in general for women in the U.S. Only one other! The Lovelady Center is on the cutting edge (which simply means they are striving to be like Christ Who was and is on the cutting edge as far as the world is concerned!).
This partnership will revolutionize The Lovelady Center and it will also revolutionize Truth in Love. Both will be “revolutionized” in different ways but in great ways according to God’s will and glory.
In coming days, I’ll blog more about this new relationship and how you can help serve Christ through TIL at The Lovelady Center. Please pray that the Lord alone would be glorified and that hurting souls would come to know Him in a saving way. Also, pray that you might become involved in ministry as there is no shortage of needs for these precious ladies the Lord has led to enter the program. We need your help!
-Mark (thankful for Brenda Lovelady Spahn’s heart to glorify the Lord)