A Year to Remember | 2020 Newsletter

2020 was a wonderful year for Beauties! In February, Beauties became an official non-profit and our board of directors immediately got to work setting goals and a vision for the year. Our first goal was to have a logo professionally designed that would visually communicate our mission and provide a unifying image our leaders and girls would proudly share. As seen in the header, the Beauties flowers set the tone and are significant. Like flowers, Beauties girls are beautiful and strikingly unique. In addition, we want the girls to be rooted in Christ and flourish with the nourishment of God’s word. The logo petals are made of 3 overlapping hearts that represent the trinity and the love God has for us. A larger flower cradles a smaller flower representing how our leaders come alongside the girls to help them grow in their walk with Jesus. It was a thrill to share the new logo with all of the leaders and now with others!
In the Spring, to meet the challenges of COVID, the leadership training was revamped for an online audience and was offered in April and July. 26 new moms completed the training. The live online training was well received, so this will continue to be offered in order to accommodate leaders throughout the state as the ministry grows. Some Beauties groups chose to take a year off due to Covid; however, 8 new groups started with an impact of empowering 80 girls to live out their identities in Christ! In 2020, Beauties grew to 18 groups in over 11 Colorado cities. It is exciting to see the ministry gain momentum and the vision spread!

In the Fall we held a swag fundraiser to raise money for the organization, website development and future scholarships. The t-shirts, sweatshirts and journals now provide a fun way for girls to feel connected while publicly showing others something that is near and dear to their hearts. If girls recognize a Beauties sweatshirt or t-shirt on someone they don’t know, they WILL know they have so much in common through Beauties! This campaign raised $200 and provides great marketing for the ministry! Beauties is not just a community of leaders and participants. It also includes those that love our mission and set aside time, talent and treasures to support and encourage us. We are so grateful for all of the donations we received in 2020!

It is an incredible feeling to have others see the value of Beauties and affirm the vision by coming alongside us. The generous gifts fuel the ministry and provide Beauties with the necessary resources to accomplish goals. Our big goal for 2021 is to build a website that will provide a launching place for anyone interested in participating, leading or donating to Beauties. iamabeauty.org is our domain and we aim to “go live” by summer. We will also use a percentage of donations to fund scholarships for leaders and participants. God’s plan for Beauties is BIG and we are looking forward to how He leads and guides 2021! If you would like to partner with us in 2021, please donate here or mail a check to Beauties @ 60 Pebble Brook Court, Erie, CO 80516.

When 2020 could have brought Beauties to a screeching halt, God protected it and brought new enthusiasm and direction.

Thank you for being a part of the enthusiasm and encouragement! We couldn’t have done it without your generosity and the Lord’s leading. We are so grateful for the eternal investment you are making into the lives of moms who step into leadership and of girls who deepen their love of Jesus!

Grateful for your partnership,

Rachel Bates
President of Beauties

Thank you for your donation. Beauties is a registered 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. No goods or services were given in exchange for the contributions on the donation receipt provided, other than intangible, religious benefits.

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