SHARING CHRIST THROUGH MATERNITY HOME MINISTRY
Serving single pregnant women in crisis as a Recognized Service Organization (RSO) of Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod
CALLED TO PRESERVE LIFE.
Motivated by God’s grace, Redeeming Life Outreach Ministries seeks to reach out with the love of Christ to support single expectant and postpartum mothers. We do this by providing a safe and stable home. The women have opportunities for growth in their relationship with their Savior, as well as career, parenting, and life skills education.
We are a pro-life ministry. We support our mothers whether they choose to place their baby for adoption or to parent. Either way, we walk alongside them in their journey. Learn more about how the ministry evolved or the many ways you may partner with us to preserve life.
Watch this 60-second testimony from Daniel, a former resident, who made Redeeming Life her home.
Our goal is to ensure our mothers and their children live happy, healthy, hope-filled lives rooted in Christ.
We provide a safe, family home with one-on-one mentoring to equip our mothers with critical life skills for their future independence.
We share the love and hope that is in Christ, the true Redeemer of life, with our mothers and babies.
EXPANDING OUR REACH FOR CHRIST!
God is leading Redeeming Life to expand to Illinois
In order to help more at-risk women and babies, Redeeming Life has expanded its vision to have a maternity home in every district of the LCMS. In early 2020, the Life Task Force and Maternity Home Steering Committee of the Northern Illinois District (NID) along with LCEF agreed to partner with Redeeming Life about opening a maternity home in the Chicagoland area. The enthusiasm and vision of our brothers and sisters in the NID make this an ideal location for our first expansion home.
In 2017, an analysis showed that Illinois had 90 abortion-providing facilities. Additionally, Illinois has some of the most aggressive abortion laws in the country! The need for a Lutheran maternity home program has never been greater. Our goal is to redeem the lives of single mothers and their unborn children by providing hope, love and a future as we share the Gospel of Christ.
Early in the initial plans, the NID team received word that a home was being donated to use for this project. With the solid infrastructure of Redeeming Life's maternity home program and time-tested policies and procedures, we would be open quickly. The donated property did not materialize, but the partnership between the two ministries did not waiver. Redeeming Life and the NID are actively working on expansion plans to open a second maternity home in the Chicagoland area, creating partnership opportunities for congregations in the NID to preserve life through a much-needed maternity home program.
Learn more about the expansion project at our informational Zoom meeting on September 29.
THANK YOU, PARTNERS!
This expansion project is fueled by the talents, energy and commitment of the NID Life Task Force, the Maternity Home Expansion Committee, LCEF, and the entire staff of Redeeming Life Outreach Ministries.
YOU'RE INVITED TO LEARN MORE!
Please join us for an informational zoom meeting about the NID maternity home expansion project hosted by Sheryl DeWitt, Executive Director of Redeeming Life.
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
10:30 AM Central / 11:30 AM Eastern
Complete the registration here to join the Zoom information meeting to learn more!
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PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR NID CONGREGATIONS
Join us thru the month of October 2020 for a Prayer Vigil. Together, we will lift this project to the Lord and seek His blessing and guidance.
Is God calling your congregation to become the church family to the NID maternity home?
Help the ministry expand its reach to serve and gather more resources.
JOIN US IN PRAYER
October Prayer Vigil begins October 1, 2020
Please join us in daily prayer for the Northern Illinois expansion project, the ministry, staff and volunteers, and the moms and babies who will be served there!
Dear Lord Jesus, you gave everything, even your life that I might live. I Pray that you might use me to touch the lives of the most vulnerable, especially the unborn and their mothers. I ask you to bless those who minister to them. Bless the efforts of Redeeming Life and the Northern Illinois District, its staff, Board of Directors, and volunteers as they prepare to open a maternity home in the Chicago area. Send your Spirit to build up and strengthen them, that their efforts are not in vain. Guide and direct them to the home that you have already chosen and provide all that is needed to serve those who will live there. AMEN
PRAY ABOUT THE INVITATION TO BECOME THE CHURCH FAMILY
Does your congregation have a heart to serve single pregnant women and their children?
BIG NEED. BIG ASK. ANSWERED IN LOVE BY BIG HEARTS!
Redeeming Life and the Northern Illinois District are actively seeking a congregation that will invite these vulnerable women to be part of their church family, welcoming them in love and friendship, and sharing God’s Love with them through weekly worship, Bible study and Christian fellowship.
Once this church family is identified, we will locate a home to purchase very nearby, hopefully within a block of two of the church. This church family is not responsible for the financial obligations or operation of the maternity home; the home is a mission of the entire district and will need support from all congregations and its members. We encourage and invite every congregation to invest in this positive, pro-life ministry.
We invite you to learn more about this maternity home expansion project at our next informational Zoom meeting on September 29. Please consider joining us!
PARTNER WITH US TO SPREAD THE WORD AND PROMOTE LIFE
We invite all of our Brothers and Sisters in Christ to join us in support of the mission of the LCMS to "make known the love of Christ by word and deed" by serving the vulnerable pregnant women who need our help. By partnering with Redeeming Life, you can help offer hope, grace and love to women who are hopeless, rejected, and unloved.
"Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil."
THE POWER OF PARTNERSHIP WITH REDEEMING LIFE
Provide hope and a future to women and babies
Support the sanctity of life
Spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ
SPREAD THE WORD!
Please pray for our ministry, moms and babies, and for the NID expansion project as part of the October Prayer VigilC
Learn more about the maternity home expansion project at our next informational meeting on September 29
Share the work of this ministry and this website with others
Like and share our stories on Facebook
Connect us to your local pregnancy center for client referrals
Introduce us to your church, pastor, or LWML society
Invite us to participate in your life affirming events
OFFER MATERIAL SUPPORT
Consider making a gift to support the NID expansion project
Ask for a special offering in church, chapel or Sunday School or ask your members to donate online
Host a virtual and/or local baby bottle campaign fundraiser
Collect gift cards to provide food, personal hygiene items, diapers, baby supplies, and transportation to our residents
Include us in your missions budget
Alert us to grants available in your church or district
Designate your Thrivent Choice Dollars to Redeeming Life
Designate us as your Amazon Smile charity
GIVE WITH CONFIDENCE.
Redeeming Life Outreach Ministries is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and a Recognized Service Organization (RSO) of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.
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