Members of Bravo Community Christian Reformed Church prayed for God to open doors to increase the church’s revenues, and God did just that. Those doors happened to be the ones of their former church building in Fennville, Mich.
Sonshine Thrift Store, the secondhand store owned and operated by the church, is located in the church’s renovated former building. The old church now houses the store, storage space, and a food pantry.
Open five days each week, the store averages weekly earnings of more than $300. Rev. Don Jabaay, the church’s pastor, said the renovation was accomplished entirely with volunteer labor.
Jane Templeton, a member of Bravo CRC, said, “We’re being blessed with donations and people buying. This is something our community needs.”