If you missed the Begin Anew Winter Graduation on December 9th, you missed an exciting celebration!
The room was full to capacity as family members, friends, and supporters of the 36 graduates cheered, rejoiced and even shed a tear or two celebrating the accomplishments of those walking across the stage to accept that long anticipated certificate of diploma.
This was the largest graduating class for Begin Anew. What a wonderful achievement to have so many graduates in the 20th anniversary year. It only speaks to what lies ahead for Begin Anew.
As the ceremony progressed, each Program Director reflected on the successes they had seen in their students. Their encouraging testimonies highlighted the hard work done not just by the students but also the teachers, tutors, encouragers, prayer partners and bible study leaders who provide such a united wave of support to help the students make positive changes in their lives.
Also in the room were many board members and financial supporters who, without their continued support and commitment, Begin Anew could not be the organization that it is.
Each student that spoke during the ceremony shared their personal journey; you could see the impact they felt by being in the Begin Anew program.
Needless to say there was much love in the room as we celebrated with the graduates, especially during this special time of the year, the holiday season. What an incredible organization that never loses site of our ultimate purpose which is to draw others closer to Jesus Christ. No better gift to give to another, than the chance to Begin Anew.