Our Sisters is re-orienting its energy toward service with a special group of women -- the women of Reconciliation of Life Ministries.
The following description of Our Sisters' purpose and plan is dated. We are currently revising it to reflect our new path toward making a community of strong relationships. Please join us.
Our Sisters will build and maintain a sustained, ethical, residential healing community for prostituted, addicted, and trafficked adult women in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
With your help, Our Sisters will offer a chance of transformation and empowerment to a woman with the courage to leave "the life." We will provide meaningful options and an opportunity for renewal. We believe in the eternal and insistent work of the Spirit within each of us, even (and especially) in those who are rejected, shamed, and despised.
We trust that our work will be blessed, but we recognize that our work will never end. Now, we are working to find, solicit, and accumulate the money to accomplish our first major goal. That goal is to purchase and modify a home in Grand Rapids which we can offer to the women, but not before we are confident that we also have in place all of the resources and services they will need to recover their physical, mental, and spiritual health. We do not want to abuse their trust by making promises we can't keep.
Remember: It's not just about sex and violence and greed. Nor is it about law enforcement, or even protecting neighborhoods from unsavory activities.
It's about justice and grace and mercy and redemption.
Are you called? If yes, please join us. We meet regularly in general meetings. You will be welcome. Check the Meet Up calendar.
The work begins now. TRUST LOVE.
OUR SISTERS is a Michigan non-profit and tax-exempt corporation founded in 2013.
• What we'll do = Strategize taking on some responsibilities with our existing resources.
• What to bring = Your calendar. We will be making assignments of important tasks.
• Important to know = Some women in our city may be ready to start a mutual assistance program modeled on the early experience of Magdalene/Thistle Farms twenty years ago.