Over the Holidays, our Better Together group was blessed to have the chance to celebrate together. For Thanksgiving, each lady brought a dish to share and we discussed memories of what Thanksgiving was like for them as children. To say I was impressed with some of the culinary skills of these young women would be an understatement. Thanks to the generosity of many churches and individuals, we were able to bless each mom and their children with Christmas gifts. Again, we had a time to discuss the meaning of Christmas, how we experienced Christmas as children, and what type of memories we want to create for our children moving forward. There is always a touch of grief involved with the Holidays when life has been as tough as it has for many of these ladies. It was a privilege to walk alongside them as they processed challenging emotions and explored ways to make life better for their own children!
If you or your church contributed to the Christmas gifts this year, we would like to express our sincere thanks for your generosity You were such a blessing to these families.
If you are at all interested in volunteering with our Better Together groups, we would love to have you join the team! Providing childcare, meals or rides during group are a few of the ways you can get involved. We also have several moms interested in a mentor. If this opportunity peaks your interested, don't hesitate to reach out for more information! Feel free to contact Nadia at (217) 355-4446 or email her at [email protected].
Praises and Prayer Requests
1. Praise God for the opportunity to serve those in our community who are struggling.
2. Ask God to provide for the financial and volunteer needs of ICM.
3. Pray for our Adoptions staff as they continue to work with children and families participating in the adoption process.
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