I want to share with you what a former resident of the Mansion recently submitted on the Staying Connected page of our Web site:
Name: Belinda Williams
Name at TCMM: Chris Gee
Timeframe at TCMM: 1990-1994
Memories/Notes: I had the opportunity to travel with the tour group and that was one of the best experiences I have ever had. I was fortunate to have excelled at TCA and it was great being able to go to competitions with the school. I also enjoyed making the “Come Along” video and the “Take The Time” children’s project. I could go on and on, but I know that if it had not been for the Mansion opening its doors to me, I wouldn’t be where I am today—living for God and raising my children in the church! God Bless you, TCMM!
Where I am now: I live in Waterloo, Iowa with my family and my girls. Grace Elizabeth is 3 and Sofie Renee-Marie is 6 months. I attend Rev. Carl LaGow’s church. I am involved in our Food Pantry ministry along with Sunday School and Power Hour. I am finishing up my degree to be a Pharmacy Technician and I have helped to take care of my mother since she had a stroke last year. Other than that, I enjoy living for God and the greatest blessing in my life is the opportunity that God has given me to be a mother. Grace loves Sunday School and I love the fact that she will raise her hands and clap in service as well as sing. (I think she gets that from her mommy.)
This is a beautiful testimony. When we hear from former residents and their success stories, it reminds us of why we do what we do day in and day out. This is what it’s all about—making a difference in the lives of children, who through no fault of their own, find themselves deprived of the love and nurture that every child longs for and deserves.