Laura, a single mother in need, stopped by McLean Bible Church’s Clothing Ministry to look for winter slacks and sweaters for her preschool son. She sorted through the racks and selected a few items. Then, on her way out the door, a Birthmothers brochure on the information table caught her eye.
She was pregnant again, so she picked up one of the brochures. Later, she dialed Birthmothers’ toll-free helpline listed there and was matched with a Birthmothers Friend.
McLean Bible Church is home to one of Birthmothers’ first Church Teams. Volunteers serve birth moms as Friends and by providing gently-used baby items. “We’re doing a lot, and we have the potential to grow and have a huge impact,” said one team member. “I believe with all my heart that Birthmothers is the answer for women who face an unplanned pregnancy.”
Laura’s story is one beautiful example of how churches can reach women in need by providing for their basic needs and stocking literature at the same time. Outreach volunteers at McLean Bible Church keep Birthmothers brochures and cards replenished on information racks, in ladies’ restrooms, and in sitting rooms where foot traffic is the heaviest.
Birthmothers supplies literature and cardholders to churches and organizations at no cost. It’s an easy way God’s people get the word out to birth moms and families who need services.
And birth moms respond. Just one little brochure meant new hope for Laura.