Have you heard of Embrace Grace? Pro Love? It is time you get a little familiar with this movement!
Who are they?
VISION: for every girl with an unplanned pregnancy to have a church to go to for spiritual, emotional and physical support
MISSION: to inspire and equip the church to love on single and pregnant young women and their families
WHAT WE DO:
Embrace Grace, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed for the purpose of providing emotional, practical and spiritual support for single, young women and their families who find themselves in an unintended pregnancy. The primary goal of Embrace Grace is to empower churches across the nation to be a safe and non-judging place for the girls to run to when they find out they are pregnant, instead of the last place they are welcomed because of shame and guilt.
We provide curriculum and resources for the church to implement our programs and become a Pro-Love church. If the church, the Body of Christ, will join together to support these girls who choose life, young moms will be more open to not aborting their babies. Whether they keep their baby or choose adoption, Embrace Grace is a support system for them as they begin their journey of being a young mother or blessing another family with their baby. Emotionally and spiritually healthy mommies parent emotionally and spiritually healthy babies. Through the Embrace Grace program, lives are saved and generations are being changed. God loves these babies and their mommies, and we do too.
WHY WE EXIST:
Most churches advocate life and discourage women from getting abortions, but once a brave and courageous girl chooses life, a lot of times the church then steps away and has nothing to offer her for support at that point. She is then left with nine months of being scared, worried and feeling alone. She journeys into a season of being a single mom without direction and guidance from a spiritual family. This is where the Body of Christ can minister to women who are desperately searching for a Savior. This is where we can speak into their lives and hearts that will have an impact for generations to come!
Wow, anyone watch the video or read all that and feel the presence of God convicting them to get involved? It's a good thing... it's love in action. We can easily go on facebook and post articles about being pro love or pro-life but are we doing a good job at showing the real love of Christ by offering help and compassion to someone who needs it? There are several ways to get involved with this ministry. What way can you help? Look at the three options and pray and ask God what he wants you to do!
- Start an Embrace Grace at their local church so young women with unplanned pregnancies have a support group.
- Partner with the national organization through prayer and support at www.EmbraceGrace.com
- Download and print our brave girl letter (http://egrace.co/brave) and mail to address below for us to place inside a Love in a Box.
You can mail your Brave Girl letter to:
Embrace Grace, Inc.
Attn: Love in a Box
700 W. Bedford Euless Rd., Ste. G
Hurst, TX 76053
So what is Praises of a Wife and Mommy doing after learning all this information? Well, so far I have started on a letter.... So far it is a nice long prayer for strength and that they would experience the Love of God as they continued to walk the adventure of the pregnancy. I hope it encourages and makes them feel encouraged and strong!
The other thing I did was reach out to a lady that I know runs a pregnancy resource center. I am asking her about the Embrace Grace movement and seeing if our little church would be a good fit as I am in a small town away from the city... it might be hard for some of the ladies to meet as a group at my church but I am praying about it and waiting for God to open or close the door. So until God gives the green light I am choosing to write a letter and become a prayer partner for such a powerful ministry!
I received the necklace and journal and 5 lucky people will also be winning one in a giveaway that you can enter HERE: http://www.blessedfreebies.
The necklace is beautiful gold and the journal has so much encouragement and some good introspective questions that can bring clarity and peace to some.
I pray that you will consider getting involved with Embrace Grace! I hope to update you more on how I am staying involved. First thing is finishing this letter! Any advice?