When the Nation of Israel was wandering in the desert, they would get discouraged. Moses would call them together and would ask them come forward, one at a time, and recount how God had been faithful. One might say "A year ago, I was making bricks for Pharaoh but today we are free". Another may say "God sent the death angel to kill the firstborn males, but saw the blood on our doorpost and passed us by". After everyone had gone, they would set up stones (an Ebeneezer) as a permanent reminder of God's faithfulness. They did this so that in future years, if they were losing faith and saw those stones, they would remember the faithfulness of God.
Below are those words of encouragement. They remind our participants, staff and those who have partnered with us, that God is faithful and is making a difference through the work of Against the Grain. If you ever feel like you're down and need some encouragement, please stop by and read some of these testimonials as a reminder that God is working through His people to make a difference in this world.
We have a ministry for single mothers called The Family of Hope. When we were getting ready to start the program we looked at a lot of different programs. Our first time through we used The New Beginnings Group Study and also tried some other curriculum. The New Beginnings Study is head over... read more >>
“This class has taught me that it’s okay to get to roadblocks, as long as you break through them. AtG teaches you how you can get past roadblocks. I now know the important skills that I will take into the real world. Thank You!”read more >>
“Against the Grain has not only told me how to do what is needed to succeed but they have walked with me every step of the way. They not only care for my well being but the well being of my children.” 23 year old – single mother of 2read more >>
“Against the Grain truly serves as hands for God's work. What can be more pure about our service to our Lord than to care for single mothers and their children? ATG does just that. Its service is not glamorous, it is not easy, but it is holy and faithful work that is and will... read more >>
“Thank you for everything you do. You have helped me a lot in the past year. Sometimes you say things and I just act like you didn't say that, but I do listen to everything you say. Just take a look back on when you first met me. I am so glad that God put AtG in my life... read more >>