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Jennifer's Terrace pays tribute to Sutherland Baptist Church

Jennifer's Terrace


On Nov. 15, Jennifer and her husband were attending a conference in San Antonio, Texas. They decided to visit the First Baptist Church and pay respect to all 26 angels that went home during the recent shooting incident.

When they entered the church they were overwhelmed by a strong sense of spiritual presence. The freshly painted white walls and floors along with 26 white chairs adorned with single roses and the angels names in gold created a feeling of peace so powerful that you cannot imagine any violence could penetrate it. They witnessed a few family members visiting; and saw the agony in their faces and knew tragedy had indeed transpired.

Jennifer was moved to send a gift from her English Garden, Jennifer's Terrace, to theirs...

She read that they planned on tearing down the church and building a serenity garden.

So Jennifer purchased twenty six

9" X 9" heart shaped stones and had the phrase "Love Never Fails" (a phrase that the church is using) and each name engraved on each stone. Jennifer would like to get the community involved by sponsoring each stone or by donating monetarily. If the community wants to sponsor a stone they are $25.50 each. Cash or check can be made payable to Jennifer's Terrace or if you prefer to donate monetarily, you can do so with cash or check payable to The first Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs. We will make sure they get the donations. You can drop off any donations at Jennifer's Terrace, 413 S. Curry Street up to Dec. 15. The stones are already on their way to Texas.

In addition, a custom wreath, made by Creative Flowers in Visalia California, is being sent to them for a "celebration of Life". It is a large wreath with little crosses with each of the angels' names on them. That is also on the way to the church. If you have any questions feel free to call during business hours (661) 822-7517.


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