There was another very important reason we gathered on the patio and that was to celebrate the retirement of Gail Berger – Founder and Spiritual Director of the Blessing House. It was in the heart and mind of Gail that God birthed the vision of the Blessing House over 20 years ago. The first location was at her home on Lake Waconia. Gail hosted Bible studies and classes for her friends and neighbors. As the ministry grew, the Lord unfolded His vision for this Blessing House. Gail responded in faith and obedience.
Gail took the opportunity to talk about what it took to forge ahead and stay the course. This wasn’t an easy endeavor, but God showed Himself faithful every step of the way.
A task this size requires a team effort, so Gail shared the vision of the Blessing House and invited people to join her. Through the faith and obedience of many, The Blessing House ministry became a reality.
As Gail was sharing, it struck me that one person’s faith, to take God at His Word, can have far reaching implications. I looked around at the others in attendance and realized they were there because of a simple invitation from Gail to join her in what God was doing. Such an impact! A simple invitation to “come follow me” can change a life. All of us celebrating with Gail that night would say that our lives were changed by God through one woman’s step of faith.
As we are well into our eighth year, we see God’s vision for this ministry continue to unfold. He has provided a foundation of faith that we stand on because He is faithful. I wish I had the space to share all that the Lord has done through this ministry just this year. Men and women growing in their faith, opportunities to bless the community, prayer and healing and sharing the love of Christ. A faith in Christ activated.
A place to discover faith; Faith in Christ - that’s what the BH is about. I love this place!
“Without faith it is impossible to please God, for the one who draws near to Him must believe that He exists and rewards those who seek Him.” Hebrews 11:6
Director of Ministry