Updated: Mar 29, 2022
A moment comes for some when a blessing feels like a curse. Their world feels as if it has crashed around them and there is now way to push back the blocks of fear and anxiety of disappointed parents and deflated dreams. When that moment comes, as it does for so many young women with unplanned pregnancies, organizations like Grace Home Ministries step in to help.
What’s their mission?
To provide support services for young women facing an unplanned pregnancy, equipping them with the knowledge and tools to have a successful and more abundant life.
How do they accomplish this?
Grace Home: Young women who enter this home become a family unit. They are mentored and encouraged throughout their pregnancies physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally. Residents are emboldened to continue their education through 12th grade. They are also required to volunteer or work while in the home.
The Grace Project: Local school systems reached out to Grace Home Ministries asking for assistance in helping their students who faced unplanned pregnancies figure out their next steps. They receive counseling and have physical needs met, as well. Some of these women have become residents of Grace Home.
Why does this matter?
Ephesians 2:8-9 says, “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.”
There is often a lot of guilt and shame surrounding an unplanned pregnancy. These young women need to hear that they are loved and that God has a purpose for their lives and for their children. They need to know that they have a family supporting them and a Savior just waiting to pick them up off their knees and ready to comfort them when they cry.
How You Can Help:
Providing childcare while teen moms meet with their mentors.
Becoming a mentor to cheer these young women on.
Working as a School Liaison to communicate what resources are available.
Donating to support their various projects and ministries.
Red Letter Society had an opportunity to partner with Grace Home Ministries in 2019 at their annual golf tournament fundraiser. What an honor to meet some of these wonderful young women and to hear their stories of perseverance and hope!
Want to learn more? Visit https://gracehomeministries.org/
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