On March 18th Holding on to Hope Ministries officially opened the Hope House. One year ago at the firsst annual banquet, the goal was to pursue a home where male survivors of childhood sexual abuse could go to begin or continue the process of healing. January 2, 2012 the ministry purchased a home in Phoenix and began to live the dream. Four men have traveled to the house and God is moving.
Healing from Sexual Abuse is a difficult and complicated process and the Hope House is a unique environment that does not follow the traditional model. Men come and develop their own model for healing based on their timeline, and their determination. It could be a day, a week, a month…whatever needed to understand the damage shame has done for many years. And we are seeing great progress in those that have the courage to make the first step.
May 4, 2012 will be the second annual Spring Celebration. Dinner and program are free to anyone interested in hearing about and sharing in this needed and pioneering work. Mountain Ridge Church at 23104 N 67th Ave / Glendale, Arizona. 6:00 pm reception followed by dinner and a short program. RSVP today to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is just the beginning of a movement to battle the enemy. Pray with us and join us in the fight.