The Beautiful Exchange Boutique Continues to Transform Lives

October 1, 2022

The Beautiful Exchange Boutique Continues to Transform Lives We have seen amazing impact this month at the Beautiful Exchange Boutique. Our team got to witness to two ladies, and both surrendered their lives to Jesus. A mother got restored back to her children with full custody after years of struggling with addiction. Lastly, we got to help a homeless woman living in a tent receive approval for a housing voucher for one year! Praise God!  The clothing donations have poured in thanks to many people’s generosity.  There are still volunteer opportunities Tuesday through Thursday for women who would be interested in sharing their story with hurting women, leading a small group, helping sort donations, and/or making outreach bags. As of last Monday, we have begun to offer weekly inner healing sessions each Monday at 10 am. All women are welcome to come heal with us in a safe space.  If you would like more information, please email...
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The Spirit Tells us to Encourage and Celebrate His Work

August 30, 2022

The Spirit Tells us to Encourage and Celebrate His Work God is bringing about the good for He alone is good and His mercy endures forever. His hand moves in all places where the name of Christ is being exalted. As a result, the homeless and addicted have the Gospel preached to them and come off of the streets. Those in prison or jail have their minds transformed and renewed. People get baptized into the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Members of the Body of Christ are strengthened in churches and house fellowships as they are equipped for the work of ministry. Missionaries go out into the mission field to proclaim the Gospel where there has never before been a proclamation.  These are just a few of the things God is doing – just as the Word says: “Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written” (John 21:25). Because of this reality, we never minimize or cast off as casual what God is doing in our generation and instead encourage and celebrate it! There is a renewed focus on unity among the Body of Christ as God draws those who have an ear to hear into a deeper understanding of what the Apostle Paul said: “One faith, one Spirit, one baptism” (Ephesians 4:5-6). Together, we can celebrate the fruit of our labor and rejoice in the works of God all around the world!   So be encouraged, brothers and sisters, and know that...
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Project Lifehouse – Stories from the Stewarts



Project Lifehouse - Stories from the Stewarts Neighborly Love Mason and Meghan Stewart have served in the Bradley Circle neighborhood as missionaries for a little over a year. They have been able to connect with their neighbors by providing meals and cookies, sharing lawn equipment, and offering car rides as often as they can. The connections have paved the way for Meghan and Mason to pray and share Jesus with several neighbors as many have gone through hard times recently. One neighbor has really opened up, and Mason and Meghan are encouraging more comfort and healing by getting them connected with Celebrate Recovery. Another powerful way the connections have made a difference is the fellowship the Stewarts have had with one woman in their neighborhood. MercyMed reached out to Meghan and Mason saying that they had a job opening. They wanted to especially partner with their work in the community and see if they could help out one of the neighbors that Mason and Meghan served. One such woman filled out the application, interviewed, and now has a steady, reliable job where she is surrounded by believers. The Lord is so good! Garden and Family Outings In other news, Meghan and Mason have also served faithfully in the upkeep of the community garden, which has blessed several neighbors. Along with their kids, Meghan and Mason had the joy of going around the neighborhood and passing out tons of green beans, tomatoes, kale, and zucchini. Recently, one of their neighbors stopped his car and told Meghan that it just blessed him to see Meghan and her family out and about,...
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Redeem – So Much Impact



Redeem - So Much Impact Redeem has had an awesome month! The Beautiful Exchange was able to impact 17 ladies and had seven weekly volunteers. We have had the privilege and honor of working with Kelley Love, who has been a faithful intern this summer. She threw a beautiful Tea Party for the ladies in our community, and she has been such a huge blessing to us! We pray many blessings over her as she returns to the University of North Georgia to continue her degree in sociology with a minor in psychology. Other highlights this month include the following praise reports from our ladies: Dawn started a new job; Carrie was approved for housing; and Shelly started college. The relationship between Shelly and her son has even been restored! Praise the Lord that He is answering our prayers! Finally, if you would like to donate to the Beautiful Exchange Boutique, our current needs are body wash, soap, body spray, hairbrushes, large print Bibles, and first aid supplies. Thank you for continuing to partner with us whether in prayer, donations, or spending time with us and the ladies. We appreciate you! If you would like to be more involved, please email...
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The History of Labor Day

August 29, 2022

The History of Labor Day Observed the first Monday in September, Labor Day became a national holiday on June 28, 1894, when President Grover Cleveland signed a law that recognizes the many contributions workers have made to America’s strength, prosperity, and well-being. Before it was a federal holiday, Labor Day was recognized by individual states starting in the 1880s. Who first proposed the holiday is not entirely clear. Some records show that in 1882, Peter J. McGuire, general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and a co-founder of the American Federation of Labor, suggested setting aside a day for a “general holiday for the laboring classes” to honor those “who from rude nature have delved and carved all the grandeur we behold.” However, recent research supports that it was Matthew Maguire who proposed the holiday in 1882 while serving as secretary of the Central Labor Union in New York. Both Maguire and McGuire attended the country’s first Labor Day parade in New York City that same year. Still celebrated today with parades, picnics and parties, the festivities remain very similar to those outlined in the first proposal for the holiday. American labor raised the nation’s standard of living and brought us closer to the realization of our ideals. It is appropriate, therefore, that the nation pays tribute on Labor Day to those who contribute so much to the nation’s strength, freedom, and leadership – the American worker. We invite you to take a moment and remember all those who have contributed to our nation’s strength, prosperity and well-being as we go into celebrating this year’s 2022 Labor...
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Olivia

Even with only 2 Take the City Outreaches under my belt, they have made such an impact in my own personal journey of faith, and others I have crossed paths with! The most special part to me is knowing that even if I meet someone and I never see them again, I know God has allowed me to touch their heart and plant a seed that I couldn’t have done sitting at home. I’m so thankful for this organization because it truly has allowed me to connect with others, with the goal of bringing them closer to Christ, while becoming closer with God myself at the same time.