I want to introduce you today to a pregnancy resource ministry called Embrace Grace. I hadn't heard of this ministry prior to being contacted to review the ministries Love in a Box pro-love initiative (more on that to follow). I'm impressed by what I see to be the heart of this ministry. Learning about this ministry on their 'about us' page my heart soared when I read that "the primary goal of Embrace Grace is to empower churches across the nation to be a safe and non-judging place for the girls to run to when they find out they are pregnant, instead of the last place they are welcomed because of shame and guilt." (emphasis mine). This is how we have been called by God to respond to these girls, their boyfriends, and their families.
Love in a Box is a pro-love initiative launched to help save babies and help moms get plugged into local churches for spiritual, emotional, and physical support through an Embrace Grace group.
Boxes are distributed to pregnancy centers nation-wide and given to young, single women with positive pregnancy tests. The box is full of gifts that will inspire hope and impart love to a mom that may be scared for her future. Each box consists of a Fearless Journal and pen, a Bump in Life book, a baby onesie, testimonial letters of girls that chose adoption and chose to parent, an invitation to join an Embrace Grace group and a Brave Girl letter that can be written by YOU!
You have the opportunity to speak into the life of a mom that could possibly be contemplating a life or death decision. You can encourage, uplift and inspire her to choose life and to get plugged into an Embrace Grace support group at a local church.
We want to help brave moms choose life and get plugged into a spiritual family so they can be saved, discipled, mentored and be a part of a community that loves them the way Jesus loves.
All of us! No matter where we are in our lives can participate in this ministry and others like it. Here's how:
1. Start an Embrace Grace at your local church so young women with unplanned pregnancies have a support group. Information on how to do so can be found here.
2. Partner with the national organization through prayer and support at Embrace Grace.
3. Download and print our brave girl letter to be placed inside a Love in a Box. Mail your Brave Girl letter to:
Embrace Grace, Inc.
Attn: Love in a Box
700 W. Bedford Euless Rd., Ste. G
Hurst, TX 76053