Children of God: Maggie and Pasi’s Story

Twin sister and brother Magnifique and Pasifique are preparing to graduate from The Potter’s House (TPH) in May. Born in Tanzania, their family fled to the United States in 2007 to escape a civil war. Their story at The Potter’s House actually begins with their oldest brother Frodisi, who enrolled at TPH in 8th grade […]

The Mathematician: Nicole’s Story

I began school at The Potter’s House (TPH) in preschool. In first grade, Miss VK (VanderKolk) was my teacher. It was in first grade that my love for math began. I was excited to learn more complex mathematics in second and third grades with Mrs. Ritter. She is like a loving grandma to me. She […]

Learning to Hope: Kris’s Story

I was born in Brazil in a huge and densely packed city called Fortaleza. It’s a really poor area, and very, very violent. It has one of the highest murder rates in the world. One of my childhood best friends was killed because he was dating the ex-girlfriend of a drug dealer. It happened near […]

COVID-19 Update: April 2, 2020

“But Jesus immediately said to them: ‘Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.’” Matt. 14:27 (NIV) Dear Potter’s House Family, Just days before the governor closed Michigan’s schools, The Potter’s House staff reflected together on the story of Jesus walking on the water toward the disciples (Matt. 14:22-33). We asked God to replace fear with […]