Inspection complete - We recently had our city inspection and it went great! We just have two minor things that need to be corrected before we officially pass. Other than those two fixes and a couple of backordered sensors for our fire alarm system, the house is finished!
Shop the registry - Now that the house is complete, our focus is shifting to prepping it for occupancy! There are still a number of items on our Amazon registry that need to be fulfilled. Our goal is to have the house completely stocked and ready to go with everything the House Mom/Parents and residents could possibly need. You can shop the registry here or click on the Donate tab above.
We're hiring - House of Mary is currently accepting resumes for full-time and part-time positions. All the information can be found on our Job Postings page. We are excited to see who God brings to this ministry and we know He is likely already working on the hearts of those that will fill these positions. Please be in prayer that we will find our House Mom/Parents SOON! This is our last hurdle before fully opening.
The need is great - Just this past week we have received multiple calls of pregnant women seeking out a safe place to live. Every call we get is a glaring reminder that the need for House of Mary is prevalent. We were able to refer the women to other homes, much like House of Mary, thanks to an amazing network of maternity homes we are a part of. We are so ready to begin accepting residents of our own!
Open House - We will be having a come and go open house on September 11, 2021, from 1-4pm. This will likely be the last time the house will be open to visitors. We would love to have you stop by and see what your prayers and generosity have helped build!
New adventures - If you haven't already seen the exciting news, Anna Cain recently accepted the position of Minister to Children and Parents at First Baptist Church. Anna has since felt the Lord calling her to focus solely on her sweet family and her ministry at FBC and made with decision to step down from the House of Mary Board. Anna was an incredible asset to HOM and although she will be greatly missed on the board, we support her decision. We are so proud of her and can't wait to see the FBC children's ministry continue to grow under her creativity and leadership!
Save the date - Ladies' Tea is officially planned for April 23, 2022. Mark your calendars now and save the date for our favorite event! ***EDIT: New date for Ladies' Tea is April 2, 2022***
Networking and new friends - About a month ago we had the opportunity to visit a maternity home located in Austin and talk with their house mom and executive director. We gained so much knowledge and insight about their policies, program, and basic day to day operations. It is such a blessing to have a network of maternity homes! We also had the privilege of hosting a brunch for the wives of some of our local pastors. It was an honor to gather with these women and talk about ministry together. They asked great questions and offered advice and encouragement. We are so thankful for new friends!
This concludes our Summer 2021 update! Virtual high five if you read the whole thing. As always, thank you for your amazing support!