We are beyond thrilled that the official opening day of both Courage House Northern California as well as Courage House Tanzania will be August 1st! We are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to bring girls home and begin the journey with them of finding healing, hope, and purpose.
God has such a funny way of orchestrating people and events. Over six years ago I met Jenny Williamson (online of course!) and instantly connected with her passion and heart. Although I was living halfway across the world in Africa, she in California, the distance could not hinder our hours of deep heart-to-heart nightly Skype conversations. Soon, not only her seventy-year old father and mother came to Africa to assist me, but Jenny herself braved the dirt, bugs, heat, and exotic foods to visit and hold a Courage Conference in Tanzania. During this season, the Lord gave me a very detailed dream one night of Jenny and me downloading strategy, brainstorming, and developing a project together. We had no idea at the time exactly what the dream meant or how it would come to pass.
Now, six years later, we are FINALLY seeing the fulfillment of that dream! I am so excited to be apart of Courage To Be You as the new Courage House Program Director. My passion is for social justice, but specifically in the areas of sex trafficking, orphans, and vulnerable children. While I’ve spent the past 10 years in Africa working with at risk populations, governments, and policy, I am thrilled to now join this army of people committed to rescuing lives and bringing justice to these girls!
Over the past month Courage House NorCal has been buzzing with activity. Papa Charlie and Janey Williamson (Jenny’s parents) came and spent a week planting a garden, which will now produce fresh vegetables 10 months out of the year! Staff and volunteer training is well underway, two new adorable puppies have made their home at Courage House, and the home is looking as beautiful as ever with new patio furniture and décor.
Thank you for your continued partnership as we begin to see this dream become reality!