Bundles of Hope aides expectant mothers and supports life
by battling loneliness with opportunities for community, by confronting
hopelessness with the love of Christ, and by dispelling desperation
through providing necessities.
Partnering with Austin Lifecare Center (ALC), a local pregnancy resource center, we build relationships with women who have chosen life against all odds. By holding baby showers for these ladies to provide for their needs, we love them, share the gospel of Jesus Christ with them and fellowship with them (a bundle of hope). Many of the expectant mothers at ALC work hard to better their life by attending classes. ALC offers expectant mothers opportunities to earn Baby Bucks (for materials), offers LPC counseling, hosts Bible studies, parenting classes, and more. But there are still needs and opportunities to provide deeper community, lasting hope, and basic care necessities.
These expectant mothers have very little support in the world. Most of them do not know Christ, therefore they do not know God's love. They are broken, pregnant and facing many difficult decisions and substantial responsibilities. By offering to bless them with a showering of love and gifts, we are giving them a chance to see God's unconditional love firsthand.
Without help, many expectant mothers may not have the necessities they need to raise their child. Can you imagine what it would be like to bring your baby home from the hospital, without the love of an earthly family or a church family to rally around you? Without the things that you need to keep the baby healthy and safe and comfortable? So often they have nothing.
The vision is for Milwood is to love on these mothers—so alone, broken, and afraid—love on their babies as if they were our own, and ultimately to display Christ to them, inviting them to trust him. God has called us to love one another....what a great opportunity this is to show His grace-filled love!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information about Bundles of Hope or to contribute to this ministry.
Austin Life Care meets needs ranging from pregnancy tests, to father’s counseling, to post-abortion counseling and healing. If you need help please visit www.austinlifecare.com where you can find their 24hr hotline number and explore their ministries.
Bundles of Hope logo by Kris Worley.