Guiding Light exists to create a healing experience that allows individuals to discover a new life in Christ. Because of your support, we are able to provide food, shelter, and resources to men that support their physical, spiritual and intellectual needs.
You are an important part of this.
The start of fall and the Thanksgiving holiday feels like a start of a new year. Kids are back to school and the weather gets an eventual reset button. The leaves have changed and fallen from the trees. The beach is all but abandoned and we are about to brace ourselves for winter. Mentally, I don’t think January is a “new beginning”. I think of the fall and winter as a hill that we climb, then the summer months as coasting to the finish line.
The men at Guiding Light have some things in common with those entering a new school year. The teachers are different, the classroom and books are different, the homework is different (and harder). Everything takes time to get used to. Internally, most men don’t quite trust if it’s going to work.
“Can I trust this teacher?”
“Will I get through this class?”
“Will I make friends?”
“Will people like me?”
“Can I do what is expected of me?”
Sometime a man has experienced a generation’s worth of antagonism from his family for his past lifestyle. Everyone around him is frustrated with him. Everyone wishes he would be different.
Much like the schools around us, Guiding Light offers a fresh new year for those that need it most. We are far from a flop house. We are an institution that offers a unique educational experience for those seeking radical transformation. It is a place rife with learning, studying, discussing, repenting and hoping. It’s a reset button. It’s a school year. It’s a chance to get to the next level.
So, if you are reading this, YOU have a part in this. Your help is not in vain.
Thank you, thank you, thank you…for helping Guiding Light do what it does.
Stuart Ray, Executive Director
THIS MEANS THAT ANYONE WHO BELONGS TO CHRIST HAS BECOME A NEW PERSON. THE OLD LIFE IS GONE; A NEW LIFE HAS BEGUN!
2 CORINTHIANS 5:17