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Welcome Mission Partners!

Good Fruit is our exclusive bulletin for sustained givers to Eden Invitation,
also known as our Mission Support Team (You!) 

Your regularly scheduled donations ensure our staff salaries and other operating costs are covered.

In this monthly newsletter, we share an inside look at the day-to-day here-- interviews with community members and mission partners, prayer intentions, glory stories, engagement metrics, and more!

Thank you for nurturing the growth of this vital mission in the Church.
Now enjoy wandering about this garden and see the fruits of your support!

What's Growing in the Garden?

The Border of an Oasis | Bernadette Reflects on June 2024

June 28, 2024

Dear Friends in Christ, ...The space you provide through your support of our community and mission is something unique and growing all the more vital to the life of the Church. While culture war “us vs. them” narratives obscure many honest outreach efforts throughout the year, June is a particular time of tension for those with LGBTQ+ experiences and their loved ones. The difference in my experiences between June 2023 and June 2024 illustrates this....

There at the Beginning | Video Interview with Pete Burds

May 6, 2024

In celebration of our 7th Anniversary, we are sharing an exclusive interview with Pete Burds-- one of our first supporters!
"It's been a blessing to have that front row seat... I remember thinking of [Anna and Shannon's ideas], and knowing a bit of the backdrop- where all of it's coming from...there's gotta be a communal element to this-- this is bigger than just giving talks or trainings..."

7 Years of Community after "An Invitation to the Longing Ones"

April 12, 2024

None of us are called to walk alone. We are called to go together, inviting each other deeper into Christ's Heart.
On April 29th, 2017, Anna Carter and Shannon Ochoa launched Eden Invitation with this blog post, an Invitation to those with Longings like their own. To celebrate the community that God has grown from this one Invitation, we asked our Community Members to share the impact this mission has had on their lives.

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