Place 4 Grace held their 2nd Annual fundraiser, Flannel Fest 2018 on Friday, November 2nd. The evening consisted of dinner, a ministry update and of course what Flannel Fest is famous for – carnival games.
Executive Director, Kandee Popham, addressed the crowd and detailed the story filled with miracle after miracle. She told how the ministry went from $520 in their checking account in October 2017, to owning a $300,000 home in March 2018, with a 0% interest mortgage. Popham also shared stories of how the ministry has touched the lives of many people who have come in contact with Place 4 Grace by volunteering or even offering their services.
But it was the telling of a young girl she has been working with that touched Popham the deepest. “It has been this one single young lady He (God) has brought into my life. Place 4 Grace isn’t even open, and yet we have been able to reach out to her and minister God’s love to her. He has formed a special bond between her and I, and her sweet baby. He has used her to deepen my passion and stir a greater urgency within me for this ministry! I love her! I love her, not because of anything the world has done to her or says she is … but I love her because of what God has done for her and who He says she is! She is His daughter. I don’t know if she can really grasp that yet? Think about that … She is the daughter of a mighty, powerful King! And this world does not treat her as such. Don’t you think she deserves to know exactly who she is? I do. Place 4 Grace does … and we want to show her and every one that comes after her. Won’t you help us show each one?”
The ministry announced reaching their $100,000 goal would put them on track for a Mother’s Day 2019 opening. So far they have raised $75,659.62 toward that goal. Their plea was simple, asking donors to give on a monthly basis if possible to allow them to earn the entire $10,000 being offered by an anonymous friend of the ministry. The friend will match the first month of each gift set up as recurring monthly, with a one time gift totaling up-to $10,000. Place 4 Grace states there is still time to give and your gift will be counted toward the match. Donations may be made at Place4Grace.com/donate or mailed in to PO Box 283, Mt Vernon, OH 43050.
Place 4 Grace is a Christ centered home where unwed, pregnant, young ladies learn self-sufficiency and develop healthy family cycles through education and everyday living. Their goal is to end cycles of poverty, abuse, addiction and unwed pregnancies.
You can learn more by finding Place 4 Grace on Facebook, visiting their website at Place4Grace.com, or calling Kandee at 740-504-6208.