Grace’s Table, an organization in Grand Rapids, MI, is a resting place, an anchor, and a firm foundation for teen mothers and their children. Lisa E. Anderson is the founder of Grace’s Table. She opens her home to the women of Kent County every Friday night to nourish their bodies with a good healthy meal and their souls with bible studies, life skills courses, mentoring, counseling, and more.
The idea behind Grace’s Table is simple: Every Friday evening, Lisa opens her own home to a dozen girls and their infants and toddlers. They gather around Lisa’s huge kitchen table to pray, eat, and talk. Meals bring a variety of people together, but they all sit at equal levels Around the Table in their time together during which they welcome Jesus to be a part. These meals nourish the body and as they share life together, they nourish the soul.
After dinner and clean-up, the children go to play rooms while their mothers, Lisa, and volunteers talk, pray, problem-solve, and share. This interaction gives these girls the opportunity to build healthy relationships with adults who can mentor them, and show them the love of Jesus on their journey to find hope. The evening concludes and mothers are given diapers, formula, and a bus pass home.
Grace’s Table runs strictly by donations. It is people like you and me who make this ministry possible. There are many ways to donate to Grace’s Table. Money donated to Grace’s Table supports these women with infant supplies, meals, bible study programs, curriculum for life skills classes, mentoring, and counseling.