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Review for The Gay Christian Network, Raleigh, NC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

GCN has been an absolute gift to me in my life. In a time when I felt completely lost, confused, and alone, GCN became a haven for me. Through my friendship and fellowship with other members of GCN I have come to be a more confident person not only in my personal life, but spiritually. I have found the love and redemption that was promised to all of us, gay and straight alike, through the sacrifice of our Lord Jesus Christ. I have been able to reconcile my relationship with God and have entered into a new understanding of who God is and the depth of His unconditional love and grace. I thank God for GCN.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My own life and the lives of others around me. I have read the pleas of other gay Christians struggling to find a place to belong in a world where they are often persecuted by the very people who preach God's love. GCN gives them, and me, hope.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Look into ways to partner with gay affirming churches throughout the world so that the members of GCN would have an easily accessible list of places that they can go to where they can worship God in an open, loving, and accepting atmosphere.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the opportunity to fellowship with other gay Christians and draw strength from their testimonies and trials. GCN gives hope to the weary and downhearted, reaching out to people on the fringe and welcoming them into a place of solace.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

wonderfully devoted people, dedicated to making a difference in the lives of others. I think one of the things that makes GCN so different is that there is no glory for those behind the scenes. It's not about them. It's about the people. It's about God.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

I don't pretend to know what God has in store for GCN or what He could allow this organization to do with 10 million dollars. All I do know is that GCN has created miracles in the lives of many on a very tight budget. With God there are no limitations.

Ways to make it better...

Wow, tough question. It's hard for me to be critical of GCN, especially since they have done so much for me. I guess the only real way I could see my experience thus far having been any better would be if GCN had more of the resources it needs to grow.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the ability to get people involved. I found GCN through a web search and many others come to GCN through word of mouth from friends. We need to reach out to people in a highly visible way to reach those who may not even know a place like GCN exists.

One thing I'd also say is that...

we need a way to engage Christians who have questions about what it means to be gay. Many straight Christians have questions and are in need of a safe, non-threatening place to find out what the gay Christian community has to tell them.

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Role:  Donor & I fellowship with other gay Christians and share words of encouragement and love to help others realize the depth of God's love and grace.