Christina's House

Shannon Mumblo

christinashouse.org

Entering 2020, who would have known that both our local and global communities would be impacted so greatly by the COVID-19 pandemic? Christinas House has faced each challenge that has arisen this year with both prayer and determination to continue on our path to serve others and to grow stronger each day. We continue to adapt to meet the needs of our families in creative ways.

In the darkness of this past year, Christinas House still found light and so much to be grateful for in 2020, including the purchase of a second home on Union Street in Springfield. We opened the doors to this location in mid-October, after needed repairs and updates had been completed. This new home has doubled our capacity and our team is working harder than ever to meet the needs of both the women and their children currently in our program, and those who have graduated.

We met each challenge by being creative, working together, and adapting. Our educational programming was expanded, grants were written and received, committees were formed, and new Board members, staff, volunteers, and interns joined our team. We celebrated two graduations and welcomed in six new families to our homes. We helped plan, organize, and host a wedding for one of our graduates. We continued to host fundraisers but held them virtually; including our Annual Ball, titled “Christmas with Christina’s House.” This event was was a celebration of all we accomplished in 2020 and helped us raise $100,000 in needed funds for our ministry. We are grateful to our community who rose to meet the challenge of helping us meet our goal.

In sum, we defied the spirit of fear that was so evident in 2020, by continuing to keep our focus on God and the mission He has given us. Our mission has always been to educate, embrace, and encourage women and their children who are homeless or near homelessness. We do this by working in unity to help equip the women and children in our home with the skills they need to be successful, confident and, upon graduation, independent and self-sufficient. We do this, always, through the love of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

We know this mission would not be possible without our faithful community supporters, like you, who believe in our mission.

We thank you for your ongoing generosity and support.

 
Unreached People Group of the Day

Arab, Tunisian

Population
10,917,000

Primary Language
Arabic, Tunisian Spoken

Primary Religion
Islam

% Evangelical
0%

Mission Fact of the Day
Some 65-70% of the world's population live in religiously restrictive countries.
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