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A Reflection …

              The Journey Begins


“Each person touched by the Nurturing Network soon discovers that they have embarked upon a Journey with no discernable beginning or end. Whether a Client, a Member or a Servant Leader, each person enters through the same narrow Gateway. They move on to both offer and receive Gifts. This loving energy lives on to nurture the seeds of a Harvest that becomes more abundant with each passing season…


Perhaps this is why those associated with the Nurturing Network often refer to their experience as “a Journey of the Heart.  Each person plays a unique and essential role in this unending love story.  I invite you to meet the unsung heroes who give meaning to the phrase, ‘Compassion in Action’:


l  Clients who find the courage to trust again, to overcome fear and accept practical support from total strangers.


l  Volunteer Members who nurture in more ways than can be captured in words.


l  Families who open their heart and home to a woman whose own family is unable or unwilling.


l  Doctors and nurses who provide medical care without charge and with the utmost of respect.


l  Counselors who listen and guide, encourage and inspire at any hour of the day or night.


l  Employers who find a place at the professional table for a woman who needs to keep her resume intact.


l  Leaders in academia who provide expedited transfers to ensure that a woman’s educational plans will not be interrupted or compromised.


l  Lawyers who offer free consultations when boyfriends use legal maneuvering to intimidate and undermine a woman’s resolve.


l  Benefactors who fund tuition payments when a scholarship is lost, medical bills when family resources are denied, rent and groceries when safety risks require a confidential relocation.


l  Board members who guide and inspire the leadership of TNN while serving as Members in all of the ways mentioned above.


l  Staff members who choose to devote sixty hours of work each week and still donate their compensation.


These are the unforgettable characters who have written the script for the love stories that are at the heart of TNN. They are the wayfarers along the path to a more hopeful life.


I invite you to consider the kind of world they are helping to form. Quietly and effectively, communities are being created. Families are being born. Friendships are being forged. Unconditional love is taking its rightful bow.”


                                      –Mary Cunningham Agee

                                         President and Founder


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