Join us at 2pm CST today for our virtual Grand Opening.
Although it is cold and snowy in Memphis today, this is a splendid day for Lisieux, one that we have been anticipating for several years. Early in 2019, several members of the Board joined Sandra in her quest to find a suitable property for a Drop-In Center. I’ve lost count of how many properties we looked at. Some were too small, some were too far from our women, and several needed more renovation than we could afford. A couple of times we were close to our goal, only to be disappointed. But we never lost our vision for a suitable home for this work, nor did we lose hope of realizing it. As we continued our search, we wrote about our plans and ideas for the various rooms we needed in order to best serve our women.
Today we are thrilled to show you how those dreams have become a beautiful reality. On behalf of the board of directors, I want to thank each of you for the support you have given us every step of the way. We are grateful for all the ways in which you have chosen to bless our women—food, clothing, toiletries, bus passes, volunteer hours spent cleaning the house or organizing or packing supplies, words of encouragement, and prayers, just to name a few. It means the world to our women that you care about them, and it means the world to us that you lovingly walk beside us in this journey.
Teresa R. Johnson
The Lisieux Community Board of Directors