We received this note from the fine folks of Hope 101 Ministry who are in the process of renovating their second home.
What a surprise!
Volunteers working on Hope 101 Ministry’s Mercer Home found several old newspapers wrapped around wall studs. The newspapers were dated October 1900. Rick Boss, one of several volunteers working on the home, said “The crew has no idea why the papers were wrapped around the studs, but found it interesting to see an ad for horse drawn carriages. The papers were so brittle we didn’t try to remove them. They are now safe behind new drywall.”
The home was once owned by the Mercer family of Newaygo. The family gifted the home to the Hope 101 Ministry, Inc., a Michigan non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation in 2017. Once the renovations have been completed, the house will be home for a homeless family while they work toward specific goals to become self-sufficient. The mission of Hope 101 Ministry, Inc., with the help of God, is to provide safe and loving homes offering Christian support, friendship, and direction to empower participants to reach beyond their circumstances to a place of stability and self-sufficiency.
Want to help?
For more information please go to www.hope101ministry.com or call 231-349-6624.