In an initiative that embodies the spirit of community, Smyrne French Church in Midland, N.C., has successfully established a chapter of God’s Closet ministry. Under the leadership of Jacky Georges, pastor, and Marie Noisette, director, the ministry aims to provide free children’s clothes to families in need.
The Midland chapter of God’s Closet was initiated in October 2022, and since then has garnered extensive support from local organizations, schools, and families who have generously contributed to the cause.
At a recent event hosted by Smyrne French Church, an impressive turnout of 412 individuals highlighted the community’s commitment to supporting each other. During the event, 38 individuals expressed interest in participating in Bible study sessions, and 44 attendees requested someone to call and pray with them. It became evident that God’s Closet serves not only as a resource for tangible needs, but also as a platform for fostering spiritual connections within the community. One of the defining moments of the event occurred when four local elders of Smyrne French Church knelt in the parking lot, offering prayers over the 412 admission cards.
As part of the outreach efforts, each family received three bags of clothes, ensuring that the practical needs of the children were met. The generosity displayed by Smyrne French Church and the local community demonstrated the power of collective action and the impact a unified community can have on those facing challenging circumstances.
Georges expressed his gratitude, stating, “God’s Closet is not just about providing clothes; it’s about opening doors to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We believe that meeting the immediate needs of families creates opportunities for deeper connections and spiritual growth.”
South Atlantic | January 2024