Annie’s House Groundbreaking 1/28/14

It’s hard to believe, but after 2 years, we are now starting to make some waves with Annie’s House. We could not be more excited to move forward and continue to strive to help out our community!

Despite the bitter cold weather on January 28th, we had a great turn out at the event. See more photos of the event – HERE

Below is the beautiful opening prayer given by Kyle Matthews:


O God, you have always led us by dreams, dreams sent to dreamers who saw– not things as they are, with their complicated circumstances and limited resources and other discouragements–but things as they could be.

Today we acknowledge such a dream and say that because it resonates with all we know of your will for our lives, we believe it came from you, we thank you for it, and we dedicate our efforts back to you.

Thank you for Rick Joye’s listening heart and receptive spirit for the inspiration of his sister Annie’s love and concern for your creation. We lift Annie herself up and ask for continuing improving health.

Thank you for his initiative and the many ways your Spirit brought the right people together at the right time to form Sustaining Way and Genesis Homes.

We thank you for every donor and contributor.

We thank you for bringing Ricky Power to this endeavor in such a miraculous way And for blessing him with so many gifts suited for both leading and serving this community.

We ask that you continue to bless the friendships he has cultivated through his compassion and trustworthiness.

Thank you for the welcoming and supportive spirit in the Nicholtown Community, in the Nicholtown Missionary Baptist Church and the Neighborhood Association, in all those who want to see their community united and thriving.

We ask that you bless each nail and board, every window and shingle, so that Annie’s House fulfill the dream you sent to us. And we pray in advance for every life it will touch, every soul who passes over its threshold searching for life and life more abundant.

We ask that Annie’s House be another of your kingdom’s demonstration plots with which you have salted the earth, to show to a demoralized world that there is a better way, for wherever compassion meets need there is a new creation, and wherever love survives, miracles happen.

We ask all these things in your name and to your glory



O God, we now depart, claiming your promise that you will be faithful to complete the good work you have begun in us. We would be faithful too!

Please strengthen our resolve, buttress our commitment and keep always before us avision of how it could be…

…when we embrace every asset and minimize wastefulness

…when partnerships accomplish what no one of us can accomplish alone

…and when all we do is motivated by a love that makes no exceptions.


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