Women’s Graduation – On to the Next Step

Thursday night, March 1st proved to be a warm, wonderful evening for five ladies graduating from URM’s Woman’s Second-Step Program. Dalecia Berry, Kay Kendall, Yemi Ketema, Leatrice Morris, and Lorraine Soto, dressed in the traditional cap and gown and walked down the aisle in URM’s Main Chapel with a skip in their step.

Leatrice Morris and Dalecia Berry gave their moving testimonies to how their lives were changed by the love of God, through the Second Step program.  The Program Director, Ms. Peggy Williams introduced the evening’s keynote speaker, Hadie Bailey, who urged and exhorted the women to live successfully and victoriously for the Lord. Musical selections were provided by Christian recording artist Liz Escobar.

An audience of over 70 friends and family applauded the ladies as they received certificates of completion to the intensive, year-long program where they learned Life Skills, Bible and a host of other subjects critical to successful and responsible lifestyles in a turbulent world.  The pride and joy of completing this program was evident as each woman received her certificate.

Chaplain Steve Borja gave a final benediction after the graduates had been presented at which point friends and family gathered around tables to enjoy each others company and celebrate the significant accomplishment of these talented, accomplished, and beautiful women.

Thanks to all the wonderful people who made this graduation so special.  Congrats to the grads!  You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

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