Dear Friend of Trihope,
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen.
Towards the end of January I was blindsided by an intriguing email. A UK-based non-profit asked me if I was interested in applying for a local research position with them. While it at first seemed an impossibility considering my commitment to leading Trihope, I ultimately became convinced that this was where the Lord was leading me, complete with the full support of Trihope’s staff and board.
This left one inevitable question on the table: what would become of Trihope? While we didn’t have answers, we suspected we were on the brink of seeing God do something awesome and we were not disappointed.
So when the opportunity suddenly presented itself to join another organization with a similar heart and aim, we were interested. When we learned that the organization was in process of restructuring to provide a broad range of services to clients, a dream of Trihope’s from the beginning, we were excited. And when we received the confirmation that we were being invited to bring onboard all that makes Trihope unique–the name, the mission, the services–and offered an opportunity to expand and deepen everything we have grown to offer; we were convinced. For those who have played Mario Kart, we knew we had hit our “mushroom”, an opportunity to accelerate further and faster than we possibly could have before.
We are in awe of what He had in mind and how He pulled it all together in just a few weeks, something we never could have done in our own power, had we even conceived of the idea.
Trihope has now officially joined the Pregnancy Resource Center of Mid-Michigan (PRC) as the Trihope Trauma Program. PRC has a long-standing history in the Tri-Cities, providing services as a non-profit for more than 30 years. PRC’s services now include Pregnancy, Parenting, Sexual Health and Trauma Support for men and women.
5 years ago when God gave Beth Swenson and me the vision for Trihope, it was to have a multi-service facility. With this merge, we see our original vision being fulfilled. While we believed we were being asked to build towards the completion of the whole vision, we now see God was just asking us to build a piece while He was preparing the other pieces to bring them together at just the right time. Now!
We hope you are as excited as we are, but we also understand if you have questions about this merger. It’s a lot to take in! We’ll answer a couple Frequently Asked Questions here, but feel free to reach out if you have additional questions.
Will the programs Trihope offers remain the same?
Yes! In the past, we’ve broken down our services into three components: Prayer, Survivor Support, and Community. While all these elements will remain present, it will look a little different. Prayer will become a core piece of the entire organization, so will no longer remain a component of Trihope in particular. Instead, the three components making up the Trihope Trauma Program will be Survivor Support, Advocacy, and Awareness–all of which we currently do. The only thing that will change is that we will be able to do more of each of these.
Can I donate specifically to the work of Trihope?
Yes! You can request to have your donation go specifically to the Trihope Trauma Program. However, we do encourage you to consider giving to the general fund “As Needed” as well. Because services may be used to fulfill multiple needs of the same population, giving to the General Fund allows client needs, as well as organizational growth, to be met most effectively as funds are allocated at the discretion of the board and executive staff who consistently assess the best use of funds to accomplish the mission.
Thank you for being willing to join the work of God to invest in the work of Trihope and launch it into an even more incredible future!
In Awe of Him,
Board President, Trihope
To financially support the ongoing work of Trihope, please visit prcmm.org/donatenow, click on the purple donate button, and select “Trihope” in the drop-down fund selection box.