Recently, an acquaintance of mine shared that a young woman in her church had a miscarriage. I was reminded of this wonderful ministry, Hope Mommies. We’ve shared this ministry with our local leaders, and I wanted to take a moment to revisit it here.
From their website:
Hope Mommies™ is a 501(c)3 non-profit Christian organization who sole purpose is to come alongside moms and families who have experienced infant loss, bringing comfort, encouragement, companionship, and hope as they continue to walk this side of eternity without their beloved son or daughter.
Hope Mommies helps these mothers and families through various methods:
Directly: A mother who has experienced loss is gifted a Hope Box, which contains personal gifts items, book, journal, and more. It’s not just a sweet gesture to let her know you are thinking about her, but the contents are tools that can help her cope with the loss. You can pay to have a Hope Box sent directly to a woman you know, who has experienced loss. Or, you can donate a box that Hope Mommies will distribute on your behalf.
Community: You can direct moms who have experienced loss to their online community, or as a leader you can lean into this community to learn how you can better serve the women in your church who have lost an infant or young child. Or, you can host a Community Group in your church; providing a safe place for women in your church or in your local community to find others who have walked this road. A place to heal, lean, and love.
Annual Retreat: You can sponsor a woman in your community to attend the Hope Mommies Annual Retreat, or as a Women’s Ministry take on this as a cause that your ministry will financially support.
Ministry Cause: Consider hosting a gathering event at your church, where your Women’s Ministry team or women in the church assemble Hope Boxes to deliver to your local hospitals to distribute when a woman in your community loses a child. You may also build connections with your local OBGYN and Pediatrician offices and distribute boxes through their facilities as well.
Prayerfully consider if Hope Mommies is a needed ministry in your area.