From The January 6, 2016 Messenger…”Several years ago, one family decided to turn a tragedy into a blessing for other families which became known as the Hope House. The Hope House became a temporary residence for those who were victims of house fires, home displacement, and even for those impacted by the May 2010 floods.
Since 2010 the Hope House has been in the state of transition. As we turn the page to the new year, so do we turn the key and open the door of the Hope House to a new ministry, which comes to us by way of another families pain turned into possibility. The Hope House will be the host location for the Davis House, a Child advocacy group based in Williamson County with a neighboring location in Lewis County. The Davis House makes it their mission to intervene in the lives of children and families when issues of violence abuse or other domestic related tragedies have impacted the life of a child.
The Davis House and their skilled trained workers who coordinate with law-enforcement officials will finally have A resource permanently located in Hickman County because of the open doors of the Hope House. Our lease agreement with this great organization (the total of one U.S. dollar per year) will provide a home where children and families can receive the benefit of their services and find hope once again. Greater details will come in the following days, but for now we can rejoice and be glad that our reach into a community we love continues to impact the lives of many and through the work of “all things” we see the goodness of our God (Romans 8:28).”
Some facts about the Hope House…
**–East Swan Street, adjoining the Outreach Center.
**–Purchase price given by nine families.
**–Property given in memory of Morrell Gossett Rochelle, mother of Linda Shelton and Shelley Dickens. Grandmother of Chad Shelton and Craig Shelton. Also grandmother to Amanda Dickens and Skylar Henry. And a sister of Douglas Gossett.
**–A valuable piece of property for future growth and service.
WE ARE VERY GRATEFUL FOR THIS GIFT OF LOVE.
OPEN HOUSE AND DEDICATION WAS
MARCH 30, 2003
Thanks to the many individuals, families, and business that made this house possible. Through hard work, donations, and support, these are the ones that have made this house a reality:
Charles & Linda Shelton, Craig & Misty Shelton, Teryl & Melanie Freeman, Chug & Johnnie Ruth Elrod, Mike & Ridonna Goodpasture, Wayne & Jean Qualls, Bill & Joy McDonald, David & Kathy Brown, Paul & Judy Rogers, Charlie & Anita Arnold, Alfred & Coleen Williams, Brian & Sandy Qualls, Marty & Robin Smith, Patsy Copley, Lloyd Rochelle, Mike Rochelle, Don Deweese, Jerrie Barber, Phil Griggs, Paul & Liz Bryant, Douglas & Agnes Gossett, Joe & Rita Van Dyke, Ruth Davis, Darla Hurd, Jan Spurlock, Bobby & Joyce Mayberry, Terry Hailey, Jonathan Arnold, Annis Womack, Susan Womack, John & Suzette Boehms, Bobby & Mary Katherine Bates, Greg & Karen McCord, Gary Beard Family, Brian Fowlkes Family, Smithson’s Florest, Tiller Furniture, Furniture Warehouse Sales, Freeman Building Supply, Prince Hardware, Preston Thompson