SARAH GRAVES is During her career, Sarah worked as a paralegal, preschool teacher, classroom paraprofessional, office manager, and bookkeeper. When she retired, she felt the only thing missing from her “retirement chapter” was the “giving back” piece. That’s when she and TEP found each other. In addition to the various ways she serves with TEP, Sarah enjoys traveling, Bible studies, swimming, knitting, reading, and gardening. Sarah and her husband live in Alpharetta, Georgia, are members of Alpharetta First United Methodist Church, and have two grown sons. She has served on the board since 2018.
The mission of The Encouragement Project is to encourage believers to action and service, following the example and words of Jesus. The ministries of the Encouragement Project are to:
Encourage and support those who are needy and alone with gifts oftime, service and provision
Provide connections for individuals to be involved in community
Support world and local missions through writing, editing andcreative graphics services
Link small local churches together in opportunities for service
WHAT IF? Have you ever wondered, "what if?" Have you ever turned truths back into questions in order to see them freshly and clearly? Check out these videos for some positive and challenging encouragement!
WRITERS BLOCK We help missionaries and small mission organizations improve edit, and refine their written communications - a missing piece of support for many in the field.(MORE HERE)
commit to joining an online prayer group
create/lead a prayer circle (online or in person)
start a prayer circle in your church (we can suggest materials/guides to follow)
NEW PROJECTS We are constantly looking for ways to encourage and help those around us - and are therefore constantly developing new branches of TEP. Keep and eye out for new efforts coming soon!
Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another — and all the more as you see the Day approaching. (Hebrews 10:23-25)