Around the world, youth aging out of state care are put into vulnerable positions. It’s not uncommon for these young adults to age out, try to navigate this new road on their own, and then become susceptible to traffickers, get involved in criminal life, or commit suicide. We look to challenge cultural paradigms by shifting perspectives and encouraging people to take part in filling empty frames.
We want to empower orphaned and vulnerable youth aging out of state care to tell and redeem their stories, stories that often go unheard. How do we hope to do this? We are looking to open a facility that will provide counseling, training in life skills, community and the knowledge of the gospel. We will be taking abandoned buildings, restoring and renovating them into facilities that will provide hope, healing and the power to carry on. We believe that the empty frames of these buildings reflect the empty frames in people's lives and that by restoring these broken places we can take part in restoring broken people.
He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God? Micah 6:8
A major aspect of this dream is engaging the church, and asking them to love and impact society. The Lord asks us to walk humbly with Him. He asks for a relationship. Our hope and prayer is that this initiative would be an outpouring of a relationship with Christ and that many would come to know Him through it.