On Sunday, March 4, 2018, the Narrow Road Home staff and residents hosted a Volunteer Thank You & Housewarming Dinner at their new residence. The residents and staff recently moved into a fantastic facility - a house newly built post flood where it seems as if God had it designed to perfectly fit the specifications and needs of the program. The house features nine (9) !!! good sized bedrooms - each with a separate bathroom, two commercial kitchens, laundry rooms on every floor, a meeting place on the top floor known as the Upper Room. The house's location is perfect in that it is central town so that everything is walkable for residents and staff. The nearby supporting boutique, Salvage Soul Sisters, provided vintage furniture and décor that is in keeping with their usual shabby chic simplicity and elegance. The centrepiece of the dining room is a table which is a piece of beautiful and functional art created by one of the residents and her father for the Home. This kind of inspiring artifacts fills the home. All the beds and linens, as well as other means of support, has come to the Home from the Ramada Inn of High River through their community support foundation. Around 50 volunteers, long-time supporters and boosters for the program, as well as residents and staff attended the Sunday event; including volunteers of Salvage Soul Sisters Boutique which directly support the Narrow Road Home. After dinner - upstairs in the marvellous upper room, a program convened by Executive Director, Kim, contained introductions of everyone present and their connection to the Home. She assured us that we would be moved by the remarkable, gut-wrenching and inspiring stories of lives being restored. We learned about the residents’ tough journeys that led them to the Narrow Road Home. Kim briefly outlined a bit about the program, and then the life-changing stories of three residents, one parent of a resident and a staff member were shared. Through these heartfelt stories, guests were given a small glimpse into the structure and inner workings of the Narrow Road Home program and why it is so successful – because of the relentless, passionate and committed vision of founder, Kimberley Engbrecht and her support team and the life-changing power of Jesus Christ. Long-time supporter and former radio anchor, Darrell Janz spoke about how he encountered the program and Timothy Fred owners, Timothy Fred and Sherry were also present; both have been long-time supporters of the Narrow Road Home. It was an inspiring and humbling evening to learn of the profound and life-changing work going on in this community of healing within our community of High River. Any women who wish to donate their time through volunteering at the Salvage Soul Sisters boutique are welcome to drop into the store, complete a volunteer form and in this way - work alongside supporting this worthy program. Another way to help out is to donate your gently used clothing and household furniture or accessories to the Salvage Soul Sisters’ Boutique. Our own Juanita Diebolt is helping to oversee the boutique - so she would be able to answer any of your questions. We hope that in our upcoming 2018-2019 HRAC Women’s events that we can deepen our partnership with the Narrow Road Home and Salvage Soul Sisters.