Quick post here:
As some of you might know, I founded a nonprofit back in 2013 called Own Your Peach. Our mission is to encourage and advocate for young girls and women to abstain from sex until marriage, giving biblical, moral, health, and personal support. We accomplish this through our three pillars which are: Purity, Personal Development, and Philanphropy. You can find out more about our cause, vision, and values here. Our first ‘major’ milestone was our first ever Purity Ring Ceremony. In this ceremony, the young ladies who were participating in OYP at the time took a voluntary vow of purity. This option was made available to girls and women, whether they had previously engaged in sex outside of marriage or not. God loves us beyond the choices we make, and that is what OYP seeks to mirror! Anywhoo, since late 2014-early 2015…I thought the pictures from the first Own Your Peach Ring Ceremony had been LOST FOREVER. To my surprise…they were ‘hiding’ in my google drive all along!!! God is sooooo good!! I’m excited to share them with you all!! This was an amazing experience that could not have taken place without support from our board members, volunteers, the girls and their parents, and most importantly, GOD! It solidified a commitment that many of the girls and young women had already made privately. Our goal from this point is to provide continued support and follow-ups to empower and advocate to maintain this vow! Lord willing, we’ll have another in 2018! Take a peek HERE!
**This post is dedicated to the late Mrs. Tammy Henderson-Peden shown in the first pic on the slideshow, wearing the pink suit and pearls with her husband Terry and daughter Tameron. She was always extremely supportive of Own Your Peach and provided words of encouragement at every opportunity. She was an inspiration to many then, and continues to be. There was a reason God allowed me to re-discover these pictures today.**