Sisters looking for their forever home

Kimberly Nixon, Kecie Harris, Lisa Thompson, Carson Lewis, Tina Thompson, Rena Garland, Jeff Harris, Connie Jones, Jane Mallory, Connie Dillard, Inez Thurston, Barbie Banning, Saniya Harris gather at The Sisters’ first festival held at Louisa County Middle School.

Kimberly Nixon, Kecie Harris, Lisa Thompson, Carson Lewis, Tina Thompson, Rena Garland, Jeff Harris, Connie Jones, Jane Mallory, Connie Dillard, Inez Thurston, Barbie Banning, Saniya Harris gather at The Sisters’ first festival held at Louisa County Middle School.

With a tremendous amount of prayer and help from the community, the S.I.S.T.E.R.S in Christ Ministry may soon have a place of their own.

Kecie Harris’ dream to have a festival where donations could be made and vendors could display their products came true on Saturday. Harris has been a loyal member of the sisters and brought the idea to founder Evangelist Carson Lewis.

“It is our prayer to have our own building,” Lewis said.

Harris reached out to Facebook groups to spread the word about the festival. To ministry members’ surprise, emails and calls came filing through.

“Bethany [Baptist] Church has been a huge supporter,” Harris said.

The church has been their meeting spot every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. According to Lewis, they have not missed a meeting since first establishing in 2011.

Saturday’s weather called for slight rain, so the festival was moved into Louisa County Middle School at the last minute. Lewis said she prayed that the rain wouldn’t keep them from missing their first meeting.

The successful event generated a large turnout and the ministry earned $500 in donations.

Among their many goals, Sisters in Christ hopes to establish a scholarship fund in 2018 for those who wish to gain a college education. Any leftover money from the donations will be put aside for this cause.

The sisters have reached out to women all over in an effort to empower them. Retreats, missions  and events have been paid for out of pocket, along with some support from the church.

To be a part of this mission, contact Lewis at sistersinchristonline@gmail.com

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