The following story is written by a former family living at the SAFE Shelter:
"When we came to the SAFE Shelter, we were facing multiple crisis.
Our marriage was in question, our children were hurting, we were hurting, we'd lost almost everything, and had been cut from our immediate family. I think it's obvious to say that our relationships with God needed tending to, too.
Though we had met Pastor Roland and Sister Rosie a few years beforehand, we hadn't stayed in touch and I especially was very skeptical. When Pastor said that we'd have to attend church a set amount of times, I was more skeptical. Even though I considered myself a Christian, at the time I felt like church was uncomfortable. But we were facing hard choices, and it was a light commitment for a short period of time.
We were shown to our cabin the same day we called for help. I was surprised. It was plenty of room for our large family of 5. Meals were offered and provided, but there was also a small dinette area if you were in the mood for something else. The kitchen was always full of friendly, caring people. Including Sister Rosie - who would sometimes sing along with the radio.
It didn't take long for the folks at the church, the shelter, and the kitchen to feel like family. Pastor Roland didn't just provide us with a safe place to start over, or great advice with our problems. He also gave me the fortitude to get right with God.
Our time at the SAFE Shelter is something that we still cherish, even though we have our own place now. A part of me wishes we could have stayed there forever!
We are currently living in a nice apartment, but already planning out an even bigger and brighter future in both our lives and our business.
Though life has been busy, the Church for Whosoever is still our church. We still very much love our church family and can't wait for everything to get back to normal so we can enjoy things like movie nights and Bible study again!!! I firmly believe that God brought us to the SAFE Shelter so that we could start our lives over with a great church and loving family in Christ. " -RKC (Name revoked for privacy reasons)