Unlocking Potential was the theme of Begin Anew’s fundraising event on April 12th. It was a time to celebrate and challenge all current and future students, volunteers and donors in how God, through Begin Anew, can unlock our potential and find a future and a hope. Helping to unlock the evening was “Channel 4 News Today” co-anchor Holly Thompson in her 14th year to emcee the event. Honorary Chair, Mary Frances Turner, spoke to the 400 guests that evening about how her relationship with God and reliance on His promises helped her discover and unlock her potential in ways she never could have imagined. Vocal trio Carrie Greening, Carrie King and Stephanie Moore beautifully sang traditional hymns, providing inspiration and reflection.
Video and live student testimonies gave evidence of how Begin Anew has opened doors. Beautiful, smiling faces of Begin Anew students adorned the screen as they described how they were able to unlock their potential and find hope and a future. Mario, a graduate from the Madison Men’s program shared: “I got involved in gangs, been through a lot of failures. To succeed at Begin Anew . . . I have a lot of doors opened for me now, especially since I graduated: I’m on my way to college, I’m married, looking to buy a home.
Thank you to our amazing Fundraising Committee! And thank you to everyone actively serving, financially supporting and faithfully praying for Begin Anew! Your support continues to unlock doors and provide students the keys they need to be successful.