Thank You Women of Life

Pictured from Left to Write in Purple Shirts: Valencia McDaniel, Maggie Stewart, Priscilla Wilkinson, Linda Hoyle, Greta McShan

Gilgal would like to say a special “THANK YOU” to Priscilla Wilkinson, director and founder of Women of Life, Inc., and her special team of women. Through a campaign they called, “Labor of Love,” they prepared backpacks filled with bibles, goodies and other special essentials for the Women of Gilgal.

Thank you Women of Life for sowing into our ladies through your Labor of Love. Changes Happens at Gilgal because of FAITHFUL supporters like you! May God richly bless you for your kindness toward us!

Congratulations Veronica – September 2020 Graduate


Join us in congratulating Veronica D.  for her successful completion of the Transformations @ Gilgal program. You may remember Veronica from last year’s Blue Jean Gala where she shared her powerful testimony.  Her story was also featured in our most recent ministry update.

Veronica is moving to her hometown of Philadelphia, and hopes to continue her nursing career. She also plans to pursue the ministry God laid on her heart called, “Serve a Soul – Save a Soul,” which will serve homeless and disadvantaged individuals in the Philadelphia area. Her deepest desire is that they come to know how much God loves them, and that He has wonderful plans for their lives.

We are extremely proud of Veronica and look forward to watching God use her to impact lives. Thank you to the countless partners who support our ministry and women like Veronica.  Change Happens at Gilgal because God is FAITHFUL!



Be sure to join us at this year’s Blue Jean Gala on Thursday, October 22, 2020.  It is a virtual event so you can tune in no matter where you live.  Click HERE for details.

Gilgal Featured in September Issue of World Magazine

Check it Out!  Gilgal was featured in the September Issue of World Magazine 

The article entitled, “Relearning How to Live,” included an interview with Val Cater, Gilgal’s Founder and Executive Director, and Rachel Dowdell, Gilgal graduate and current Residential Manager.

Read the complete article online HERE.

Change Happens at Gilgal because God is FAITHFUL.  Rachel is living proof!

Rachel on the porch

(Pictured Above) Rachel on the porch of the Phase 1 Life Exchange Center (LEC)

Rachel leading the group

(Pictured Above) Rachel outside leading a bible study with Gilgal residents

Congratulations Betty Y. – August 2020 Graduate

Celebrating Betty Y. – August 2020 Graduate

Congratulations Betty Y. for successfully completing the Transformations @ Gilgal program.  Many of you may remember Betty from Gilgal’s 2019 Blue Jean Gala where she and staff member Deborah Moore sang an opening song.  Read her personal testimony below, and join us in celebrating God’s faithfulness in her life. Change happens at Gilgal, and Betty is living proof!

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MINISTRY UPDATE: Change Happens at Gilgal But God Remains FAITHFUL

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Change Happens. That is certainly true now more than ever.  But at Gilgal, we embrace it, because we know that through it, God’s faithfulness is proven, and His promises fulfilled.

And, while many may linger in uncertainty about what our current environment will bring next, the Gilgal residents, staff, and volunteers remain committed to embracing the change and making the most of this new way of living.

COVID-19 has not stopped the faithfulness of God at Gilgal.  Things may look different and our delivery may have changed – but our resolve and our purpose has not.  We remain intentional as a Christ-centered, long-term, recovery residence committed to restoring homeless women with addictions. Continue reading

Thank You Pastor Boyer and God’s Chosen Ministries

We are so grateful to Pastor Boyer and her team at God’s Chosen Ministries/Faith Seed International for their continued love and support to our Gilgal women.

Pastor Boyer and her daughter Consuela have been giving and serving at Gilgal for several years. Some of their activities for the women have included hosting a talent show, teaching art lessons, playing games and bringing wonderful meals. They have also donated generous amounts of much needed items like toilet paper, cleaning supplies and gift baskets overflowing with personal hygiene items and special treats.

Their most recent donation to Gilgal included beautifully gift-wrapped baskets full of goodies, as well as supplies for the residences. We are so grateful to this special group of women who love on our residents.

Change Happens at Gilgal because of FAITHFUL volunteers and partners like Pastor Boyer!

The Journey to God: Bailey’s Rendition of the Gilgal Story

Meet Bailey – a very special girl with a very special gift.  And, she is using her talents to glorify God and help us tell the Gilgal story.

In honor of our 15th anniversary, Bailey painted her rendition of the Gilgal story from the book of Joshua.  Her special gift will hang in our lobby for all to see and remember God’s faithfulness.   Here is the story behind her creation.  Enjoy! Continue reading