Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Maternity Home Extends Christ’s Love to Women in Crisis | LCMS News & Information

The Lord be with you

In August 2014, Lillian was pregnant, alone and on the verge of homelessness. When she was fired from one of her two jobs because of the pregnancy, she didn’t know how she was going to make ends meet for herself and her unborn son, due in late March.

In desperation, the young woman … went to a local crisis pregnancy center, which referred her to Redeeming Life Maternity Home in Sanford, Fla.

Now, just a few months after moving into the maternity home, Lillian said she has undergone a total “transformation.” … Now Lillian is looking forward to her college graduation in December.

Lillian is one of 13 women in the midst of crisis pregnancies who have lived at Redeeming Life since it opened in November 2013. The home currently has four adult residents and one baby, with three more babies due this spring. …

Woolery and Sheryl DeWitt, Redeeming Life’s executive director, also encourage the residents to attend the adult instruction class at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, which is just across the street from the home.

For Lillian, the class helped her understand principles of the Christian faith and make friends at the church. This past December, she was confirmed and became a member of the congregation.

The above excerpts are from a story titled “Maternity Home Extends Christ’s Love to Women in Crisis” from the March-April 2015 (Volume 3, Issue 4) of Lutherans Engage the World. If you would like to read the article, just follow this link. The article includes other links as well.

Maternity Home Extends Christ’s Love to Women in Crisis | LCMS News & Information

Blessings in Christ
Pastor Rickert

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