First, greetings to all of you, my brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus. It is a privilege to be able to write this note of thanks and gratitude for all that you have done, continue to do, and will do moving forward, in support of our faith-based mission to heal and restore women and girl survivors of human sex trafficking.
Next, I humbly announce that Restoration House of Greater Kansas City is expanding! The Lord has provided a vision to expand our footprints throughout the community, but more importantly, to expand our capacity to heal and restore survivors. He has provided the initial necessary resources for R|H to open our home for minor girl survivors and Rehope Market & Café.
God has also enabled us to begin development of R|H Farms in Cass County. The farm, formerly a church, has a home, offices, an events and donation center with chapel, gardens, a boutique for the women in the program, and a gym for wellness that also includes a micro enterprise work area. With an initial capacity for six women survivors but planned construction and further renovations to increase capacity to a nation-leading 33-40 women by the first quarter of 2021! Ultimately, this farm footprint will be expanded to create a 3-year restoration community with a capacity for 300 women and 100 girl survivors!
Some highlights of God’s provision upon these Restoration House projects and programs:
* A Communications company ran $10,000+ worth of FREE fiber internet to the RH farm property.
* Climate Control company installed 2 new HVAC units totaling more than $25,000 for FREE.
* Many volunteers helped renovate the houses, excavate the grounds at the Home for Minors and at R|H Farm, provide building materials and other needs, made significant in-kind donations and gave countless hours alongside staff, partners and contractors.
God has called us to lead, and we are doing so, in His name. As we work toward the fulfillment of His vision, we will need every hand and every heart that He calls to our mission. I always say, this mission isn’t threatened by the depths of people’s pockets; it is threatened by the depths of people’s hearts. God will provide the resources to see His vision come to fruition through those He calls. This requires our faith and our prayers. I would ask that all of you be in prayer daily toward all involved staying out of His way, allowing only Him to receive the glory, that His mission would be realized.
So, my note to you, and my prayer request is, that we would speak up for these survivors; that we would lend them our voices in calling others to their healing and restoration; that we would tell the world what the Lord has called us to do through R|H. We will glorify Him in all that we do and in all that we speak in this fight. BR-KC is an immeasurable blessing upon R|H, our staff, our volunteers and most importantly our residents. Thank you again.
Geoffrey Arbuckle, President