It is sad that a facility like this is needed. However, it is the reality in modern society. I am grateful that children are given a secure space in a location such as Safe Harbor in the midst of extremely dysfunctional family circumstances.
There are many nonprofit organizations striving to build a better society. It is uplifting to see such meaningful work being done across the spectrum of services. It also inspires me to look for ways to make the mission more than just a humanitarian outreach. Is our mission compelled by our faith in Christ?
A deacon is ordained for service. We are supposed to have one foot in the sanctuary and one foot in the world. We are bringing the love of Christ that we experience in worship out into the world. After 22 years of ordained ministry, I am seeing new opportunities to do just that. People are hurting in a multitude of ways. It is my desire to bring healing and hope to as many of those folks as possible.
(Pictured above are Deacon Vernon and Lynn A. Storey-Huylar, Director for Safe Harbor.)