A Peacemaker Saves a Life

A Peacemaker Saves a Life

Because the Peacemaker had relationships with these girls, could witness their behaviors at school, and could recognize they were acting unusually, the Peacemaker was able to reach out to GLA’s teachers to get these girls the help they needed.

It was Anisha’s birthday. But, when the Potter’s Wheel Peacemaker went to visit her GLA classroom, Anisha seemed sad, which was not like her. The Peacemaker talked with Anisha during class, but her mood never improved. Later that same day, the Peacemaker was in a classroom with Anisha’s sister, Kari, who was under the table crying. One of the questions the Peacemaker asked was, “Do you feel safe?” Kari said, “No.” The Peacemaker could see that both of the girls were acting strangely, and she shared this with Kari’s teacher. The teacher then spoke with the school’s social worker. The social worker pulled the two girls out of their classes and asked them about what was going on. The social worker heard enough to know that there was an unsafe situation at home, and she called CPS to help protect the girls. Because the Peacemaker had relationships with these girls, could witness their behaviors at school, and could recognize they were acting unusually, the Peacemaker was able to reach out to GLA’s teachers to get these girls the help they needed.


About Potter’s Wheel

Potter’s Wheel desires to transform their neighborhood into a thriving community. To empower community members to live with purpose and hope, Potter’s Wheel provides a host of programs and services to support parents, babies, children, and teens. 


Learn more about Welborn Baptist Foundation’s Christ-Centered Living Impact Area

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*Names have been changed to protect community members’ identity.

A Mom’s Path Toward Stability

A Mom’s Path Toward Stability

When Potter’s Wheel staff shared with Sarah their Kids Zone Promise and what they are committing to do for her and her baby, she cried tears of joy.

During Operation Baby Hunt in the fall of 2020, Potter’s Wheel staff knocked on Sarah’s door. She was young and had recently had a baby. Staff shared about Baby Scholars, a new program that would be starting in January 2021. As they spoke further, staff realized that Sarah needed a few things for her baby right away, and they invited her to join the Peaceful Parenting Class. Through the class, staff learned that she lived in an unsafe environment, did not have a vehicle or a job, was not well connected in the community, and was trying to stay sober so she could keep her baby.

Sarah came to Potter’s Wheel and was surrounded by love. When her baby needed to be in Indianapolis for surgery, a Potter’s Wheel staff member drove her and her baby there. Since then, Sarah has become a leader in the Peaceful Parenting Class and is cheering on other moms. She now has access to a vehicle and offers to drive other moms to the class. Sarah has been to church with a caseworker, and staff have seen that her eyes are beginning to light up in a way they have not seen before. When Potter’s Wheel staff shared with Sarah their Kids Zone Promise and what they are committing to do for her and her baby, she cried tears of joy. By engaging with Potter’s Wheel for a few months, Sarah has started looking for a new place to live where she can have self-sufficiency and stability for her child.

*Names have been changed to protect community members’ identity.


About Potter’s Wheel

Potter’s Wheel desires to transform their neighborhood into a thriving community. To empower community members to live with purpose and hope, Potter’s Wheel provides a host of programs and services to support parents, babies, children, and teens. 


Learn more about Welborn Baptist Foundation’s Christ-Centered Living Impact Area

Impact Stories
CCL | Christ-Centered Living | Impact Story | Potter's Wheel