A couple of weeks ago we celebrated Janet’s graduation from Door of Hope! It’s hard to imagine caring for your children while planning for a new baby’s arrival without a home. But for Janet, being homeless was better than the fear of violence she and her children endured. Fast forward to today, Janet is moving into her own home and has hope for a better future!
As Executive Director, Megan Katerjian presented Janet’s graduation certificate, she explained that Jerimiah 29:11 is where Door of Hope gets its name. When God first spoke these words to his people they were going through the hardest time, they lost their homes, went through an immense tragedy, sent to a place they didn’t want to be — they literally had nothing. But that is when God speaks hope to his people, she explained. It’s a reminder that no matter what you go through, God has a plan for you.
Megan said to Janet: “Our prayer is that in this next step you see part of God’s hope for you…it’s just beginning. We pray that in every challenge you go through, you can hold on to that hope, hold on to this verse and the God of hope who will be with you every step of the journey.”
“I know the plans I have for you,” declared the Lord…” plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11