As the story goes, the First Thanksgiving was a feast to celebrate God’s provision of food and friends to the early Pilgrims. After suffering a debilitating first winter, the Pilgrims gave thanks for the bountiful harvest which was made possible from the relationship they developed with the Native American Wampanoag tribe. Without community efforts the Pilgrims may not have survived another winter.
In this blog post, Porch Lights Board Member Anne Smith sits down with Leila Gunning, co-founder of Patty’s Hope. Patty’s Hope is an openly Christian organization that walks alongside mothers whose children are in the foster system. This ministry gives hope not only to those directly impacted but also for our greater city and community.
The season of staying home, building fires and cozying in has given us much time to reflect and reminisce about past and busier times when we could be together. This morning a cherished memory came to my mind that I would like to share with you.
God’s design for you is unique and you were created to fulfill a unique part of His Kingdom, including His Kingdom economy. In this blog post, Porch Lights sits down with Julie Wilson to learn more about Women Doing Well, an organization that “exists to activate women of influence to live lives shaped by God’s generosity.”
Porch Lights has the deep pleasure of friendship with an amazing woman, Janice Allen, whose world was torn from the known and placed on a path she could never have imagined. Janice is the CEO/President of International Cooperating Ministries (ICM), the “Global Church Developer.” In this blog post, we share lessons and stories from our chat with Janice.
A dear friend of Porch Lights and Founder/Owner of Plentiful Foods, Annhorner Truitt, sat down with us and shared her story, in hopes that it would encourage women throughout Richmond. This blog post shares how God turned one woman’s deep source of pain into a calling that delights her.