Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Introducing... our new ministry and our first "baby"!!!!

I am so excited about a new ministry that some friends and I have just started at a local "transition home" for ladies. Those of you who know me well, know that this place is one of my favorite hang-outs. I love these girls but their stories tear me up. This is a place where about 300 women and their children come to find hope. The cool thing is that the first thing they learn is that the only HOPE they have is JESUS!!! Isn't that the only hope we all have?! They have the opportunity to learn how to live a life free from bondage, drugs, abuse and pain and instead, a life full of Jesus. To learn more about this place and all that they offer, you can check them out HERE!

I love all of these girls but for some reason I always get drawn to the pregnant ones. (hmm.. wonder why that is? ) I just want them to get the "fast track" to freedom so I usually attach myself to them as much as they will let me. My heart for these particular women brought about an idea for an additional ministry for them.

Expecting a Blessing, is a ministry that meets with these expectant mommas bi-weekly to pray, encourage them, love on them and build relationships. Each lady will receive a baby shower to supply her with the baby items that she will be needing over the first few months with an infant. We are still in the very early stages of developing plans to make all of this happen but we are not waiting until we have a perfect plan before we jump in..... we jumped in last week for our first meet and greet with these special girls and look what we already have:

This week-end we welcomed our "first blessing"! A precious baby girl that is just perfect in every way. Please be praying for her and her mom, Ashley. She was already well prepared for and the only item Ashley needed was an infant car seat. When this ministry idea was still in the birthing stages, a friend of mine, Heather picked up several car seats at a local sale, so we already had a good supply. All she needs now is prayer!

If you are local and would like to be a part of this ministry, please e-mail me at


  1. what a beautiful ministry! I wish I lived closer because I would love to be a part of it!

  2. This ministry sounds AMAZING! And this baby girl is so precious! Can't wait to meet ya'll tomorrow!!