Be part of the future
Friends, we want to update you on some very important decisions. After a session with our visioning team, the input of the board and other associated ministries, we have concluded that it is time to take the next big step, Phase II. It has always been the heart of this ministry to make a deeper impact on these precious lives with an extended program.
One thing that is very clear — our current location is not sufficient. It is time to “Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations: spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes;” Isaiah 54:2 .
Moving on from this home, the birth place of Bethany House, is a lot like leaving the home where you raised your family. With the glowing memories of over 800 young mothers and babies, and the tireless army of volunteers and supporters that continually blessed this home it is painful to pack up, but we must move on and leave that which is behind, but never forgotten.
We are still exploring how to best function through this time of transition and the steps we must embrace to make the move successfully. We have already cleaned up the House and are placing it on the market. We will comb through our experiences over the past 20 years and make revisions and creative changes to our procedures and protocols. We are also renewing our focus on sponsor families to help during the transition.
Sponsor Families — that’s where you can join us. Do you have a heart for serving pregnant women? A woman with a small child? Do you have room in your home and heart to temporarily welcome a young mother into your family? If so, you may want to consider sponsoring a Bethany House resident during our transition to a new, improved location.
Don’t worry! You will not be “going it alone.” Not even close. Beth will continue to provide the intensive services to each and every client, as well as, offering any needed support or encouragement for your family as you serve in this capacity.
Family living has always been, and will continue to be the heart of Bethany House’s program. Your family will model “family-hood” to a young woman during a challenging, yet exciting time in her life. The rewards you receive from this act of love will impact your family for eternity. This truly is an extension of being God’s hands extended to one of His hurting children.