I am all too familiar with an unplanned pregnancy.
Years ago I wrote a story about the time I had an unplanned pregnancy of twins, with no money, clothing that fit and I was home with my mom,with no direction. I walked through that Journey alone. I know what it’s like to be in that situation and feel so lost, alone, scared, a failure, shame and everything in between. I’m so glad to have the opportunity to share with you a ministry, called: Embrace Grace It was formed to equip, inspire and love on single and young women that is in the position I was in years ago.
About Embrace Grace:
(From the website) Embrace Grace is a 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.
Why Embrace Grace 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 step away and has nothing to offer her for support at that point. She is 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!
Unplanned Pregnancy statistics:
I recently just went back to school to finish my degree in business. One of my classes was health and lifestyle, where we learned how to get a healthy lifestyle in our day and age. One of the assignments was to write a 4 to 5 page paper on the different topics we have discussed in class. One of the topics was on pregnancy. I decided to share my story to my class. When writing my research paper I came across an interesting statistic.
A study was done in 2006 and published in 2011, that 49% of pregnancies were unintended. then to go deeper… Women more likely to experience unintended births include: Unmarried women, black women and women with little to no income. For more information on these statistics and where, click here.
LOVE in a box:
This box is a tool to reach, bless and encourage young women with unplanned pregnancies. Embrace Grace provides pregnancy centers with these boxes to give any young woman, with a positive pregnancy test, inviting them to join an Embrace Grace group.
The box is full of gifts that will inspire hope and impart love to a mom that may be scared for her future. Each box consists of a Fearless Journal and pen, a Bump in Life book, a baby onesie, testimonial letters of girls that chose adoption and chose to parent, an invitation to join an Embrace Grace group and a Brave Girl letter (See below).
By doing this, their hope is that through love in a box, babies will be saved as these young pregnant women choose life and realize through Embrace Grace that they are brave and not alone in this journey.
5 people will win a “You Are Strong, You Are Brave, You Are Loved” journal and a “Pro-Love” necklace from Embrace Grace a Pro-Love cause! Click this link for more information: http://www.blessedfreebies.com/embrace-grace.html
I know if I came across something like this in my path, it would have been different. An Organization like this would be perfect in my church and will look into leading a group in my town (To be continued…). I LOVE everything this organization is about. Embrace Grace is a blessing and I am more than happy to share this with you guys.
Looking to partner with this AMAZING organization, Here are 3 ways you can:
- 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