Want to know a new passion in my life?
Well, it has a lot to do with this...
A few weeks ago, I was selected as the director of Heart of Hope: A Pregnancy Resource Center.
When I first heard about the center, I was very interested. I knew God has been calling me to this for some time, but there was not a resource center in Sulphur Springs so I was not sure what to do. You see, God has given me a heart for these women. I want to show them He cares, I want to show them His love and, most of all, I want to show them that He believes in choosing life for their unborn child. I want to help give them the resources to be a GREAT mom or the resources to CHOOSE the perfect adoptive family for their child. Either option, I want them to know that God is the Giver of life and He has a plan. Sometimes His plans are far different than ours but I want them to know that He is a gracious and loving God and He does want the best for them!
Two and a half years ago, God had a plan! A bigger plan than I could have ever imagined.
Two and a half years ago we adopted our first child, Evan.
Two and a half years ago Evan's birthmother chose life!
Two and a half years ago she put her needs aside and chose life for my baby boy!
To her, I am FOREVER thankful! She gave me one of the best gifts a mommy can ever have. At her young age she was stronger than I will probably ever know. She loved him more than I will probably ever know. And for me and my husband, she chose life! She chose us to be his Mommy and Daddy! And no matter where we are in life, she will always be in our heart!
So, now you can see why this center is so important to me!
If you are wondering what we will do, let me give you a little information. When a women comes in, we will give her a free pregnancy test and one free sonogram. We want her to see the baby, see that the baby has a heartbeat and the baby is already living inside of her.
Then, if the women is willing, we will offer several other services.
Bible study classes
Post Abortion Counseling
We will award the her with "Mommy bucks" when she attends the classes. With her "Mommy bucks," she can take it and buy items for her and her baby at the Baby Boutique.
Our Center is not only for pregnant women. We will have classes for Dads too! We want the dads to get involved and be just as big of a part in this as the women. The dads are welcome to join the moms for all their classes and also we plan to have a mentoring program for them as well. Dads can also get "Daddy bucks" to buy items for the baby.
We also want to reach out to the extended family whenever they are willing!
At the moment, we do not have a building for our organization but we are praying that God will show us where He wants us to be. We know He has the perfect building picked out just for us!
If you would like to volunteer please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Right now...our biggest need is prayer! Pray that God will show us where He wants us to be, pray that God will give us the financial resources to run our center, and pray that God will place other people in our lives who have a heart for our ministry!
God is working and just like I mentioned earlier...God has a plan far bigger than I can imagine!
...Under his wings you will find refuge. Psalm 91:4