I’ve been thinking recently about how B2H ministers to the whole person when we are there to help our moms and their kids.
Not only do we provide a safe, clean roomy apartment for them to rest and relax in, but we provide guidance, counsel, encouragement, instruction, transportation, friendship, and so much more.
Many of the services we so freely give are for their safety and physical, spiritual and emotional growth.
Recently we have provided transportation for our mom to the dentist, which was preceded by numerous phone calls, investigations and advice from others who were there to help us give help to her.
We give rides to other medical appointments and procedures which will provide for the health and physical needs of the whole family.
When a mom brings her family into The Bridge to Hope program she agrees to attend church with her church family. There she receives inspiration and instruction for living her life in Christ.
It isn’t just the moms who receive the help to live a life full and complete, but her children experience the nurturing that is available from the B2H staff, church team and the church that they attend.
The process of maturing to the point of being able to support, not only herself, but her children as well, sometimes requires classes and the discipline of the mind to learn the necessary skills that enable her to be successful in the work world.
Yes, the body, mind and soul all must be nurtured to come to the place of success in the world in which we live. In Mark 12:30 the Lord Jesus said, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.” At The Bridge to Hope we minister to the whole person. Our prayer is that when the mom graduates she will be a strong whole person, and one that loves God with her heart, soul, mind and strength.
If you would like to learn more about partnering with The Bridge to Hope to mentor the whole person of a mother, please give The Bridge to Hope a call.
Written by Evogene Stephens, B2H Volunteer and Mentor