At this time, we are a cord of three, which cannot easily be broken. We are also supported by Release the Oppressed Ministries. We anticipate that God is calling others to join us in this endeavor. If you are one of those people, or would like us to pray with you as you seek to discern your calling either with us or elsewhere, please contact us at email@example.com. We would be honored and privileged to seek God's direction with you.
God gave the first seeds of the vision for Alabaster Boxes to Irene (aka Karen) many years ago, but the time was not yet right. First, she needed to learn some core truths, master some skills, and begin to understand the nature of the spiritual warfare on which she would be embarking. God used her years of administrative management to teach her that the task is never the most important thing. God is always developing character. God also arranged for her to attend seminary, where she gained perspective, knowledge, and confidence in what she was hearing from God. Then, she managed a Rescue Mission, providing practical experience in a different setting, and where she would see spiritual warfare first hand. Finally, after moving across country, God has said "Now is the time".
Beth moved to South Carolina from New Orleans, where she experienced the devastation of Katrina along with her husband and two daughters. She learned that this level of crisis unearths many other issues that may have long been buried and can act as a catalyst in either positive or negative directions. Since moving, she has discovered that God is giving her a passion for missions, and finds joy in helping others.
Although her process and project management skills from her time working as an engineer are helpful, it is this love of people and genuine desire to see the best for them that God is already putting to use at Alabaster Boxes.
Another transplant from California, Sandy and Irene connected immediately, and are convinced that their meeting was orchestrated by God. One day, as Irene was describing the vision of Alabaster Boxes, Sandy's eyes grew wide as she had also taken steps to begin a similar ministry. Recognizing God's fine hand, they decided to join forces.
Between teaching English as a second language and raising two teenagers, Sandy has assumed the position of Director of Programs, where she is using her Masters In Social Work training, experience, and careful listening to God are to translate the vision into viable programs.