How It All Began
When Koedi was seven years old, God placed the desire in her heart to help people. She noticed that homeless people are overlooked, often not noticed, or even considered “not worth much”. She realized that it is often how people look at pennies. They see them, but step over them, not even taking the time to stop and pick them up. They sometimes even throw them away…
That penny is worth something and so are people. Each time we pick up a penny and gather it, collecting it because it has significance to us, we add to it’s worth. A penny is the beginning of great things that can be accomplished. A person is not insignificant. Something as small as a penny can be the beginning of change. A piece of change to make change for that not insignificant person.
Where We Hope To Go: As we continue to collect pennies and provide opportunities for students to serve the community, our hope is that we show the love of Christ through our actions. Homelessness is a circumstance, not an identity. The mission of Graced Ministry is to change lives one penny at a time.