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Children Unique Ministries

EMILY’S AWESOME TOY DRIVE

I feel I was called to organize toy drives after I found myself in the hospital on Christmas at age four. In 2009, I became very sick and was admitted to Good Samaritan Hospital on Christmas night. The next…

Children Labor

SHE BECAME AN URBAN MISSIONARY

Even amidst a global pandemic, the Lord’s work is still being done. I serve with Urban Impact Foundation in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This incredible ministry does holistic community outreach through programs in athletics, education, and arts, focusing on building relationships…

Children Labor Unique Ministries

DREAM CATCHERS ACADEMY

There are thousands of kids here in Nigeria that don’t know where their next meal is coming from or where they’ll be sleeping tonight. I should know. I was one of them. I lived on the streets for four…

Children Special Needs

OVERCOMING OBSTACLES AT AGE 10

My son, Isaiah, has no peripheral vision and can only see one foot directly in front of him. But that hasn’t stopped him from playing football. Or baseball. Or basketball. Immediately after he was born, my wife noticed there…

Children Labor Unique Ministries

GARRETT’S PLACE

I was absolutely devastated when our son, Garrett, died of SIDS. I cried out to God, “Why?” That happened 27 years ago and the pain is still ever-present, and always will be. God blessed us with two other wonderful sons…

Children Labor Unique Ministries

WRITING A CHILDREN’S BOOK

When my twin sister called me from Los Angeles to tell me that her 10-year-old son, Jackson, had a brain tumor. I was completely numb. It didn’t seem real. Within 24 hours, he had gone from a basic MRI…

Children Prayer

A SECOND CHANCE AT A FAMILY

My heart broke when I read the story of seven siblings that lost both parents in a horrific car crash. Their entire family was traveling with a moving trailer when they veered off the highway and flipped several times,…

Children Labor Senior Citizens

ANGEL WINGS OF LOVE

I lost my baby girl when she was just three days old. I think about her every day and I have for 44 years. When it happened, there weren’t a lot of people I could reach out to, and…

Children Unique Ministries

LUCY’S LOVE BLANKETS

We all need extra love and comfort sometimes, especially if you’re a kid going through a difficult time. That’s why I started “Lucy’s Love Blankets.” I make and ship flannel blankets for free to kids going through an illness,…

Children Labor Unique Ministries

MOMS IN THE MAKING

Infertility affects so many couples but is rarely discussed. My husband and I married in 2011 and a year later, we tried to start a family. But we couldn’t get pregnant. We got tested, and were told we’d never…

Children Labor Unique Ministries

INTO HIS ARMS

‘There’s a 10-day old baby girl and she has a disease,’ I was told. ‘I’ll take her,’ I said without hesitation. Just hours later, the social worker was at our door in Guatemala, holding a bundle wrapped in a…

Children Prayer

GOD CARRIED ME THROUGH

I went into marriage expecting I would need a lot of medical intervention in order to have children. I had been told my chances were slim. Five months into my marriage, I began thinking about my options, but before…

Children Labor Unique Ministries

THE LA LA LAND KIND CAFE

We need to care and be kind to one another. I was blown away when I learned how America has failed older kids in the foster care system. Once foster kids reach the age of 18, they “age out”.…

Children Unique Ministries

HELPING HANDS

I have always liked the thought of kids giving a helping hand to other kids. When we decided to homeschool, I began to look for opportunities where we could serve as a family. People need help in many different…

Children Food Verbalizing the Gospel

THE BREAKFAST CLUB

“God sees you. He loves you. God has a good plan for your life. Your life matters.” This message of love and hope is how I end every Breakfast Club. In a world where teenage depression, anxiety, and suicide…

Children Financial Help Food

THE CAKE GUY

Seeing children battling cancer has always tugged at my heart. Five years ago, I saw a story about a teenager who was battling leukemia. He was fighting for his life at Children’s Hospital, but he spent time going around…

Children Food Unique Ministries

GRACE

One Saturday of every month, I host a prayer breakfast for adults in my home. One day, we noticed a diverse group of children walking up and down my street with nowhere to go and nothing to do. Idle…

Children Unique Ministries

MENTORING A YOUNG BOY

As a university professor, I spend most of my time with adults. I love mentoring these future leaders. It’s very fulfilling work. But twice a month, I spend my lunch hour with an elementary school boy that I met…

Children Labor Unique Ministries

SUFFICIENT GRACE MINISTRIES

I founded Sufficient Grace Ministries for Women in 2004, eight years after the loss of my twin daughters Faith and Grace and about six years after the loss of my son, Thomas. Faith and Grace were born still in…

Children Unique Ministries

ANGELS IN WAITING 91:4

I have been a Neonatal ICU nurse since 2010. I am also on the bereavement committee, and part of my job includes dressing babies once they pass on to Heaven. God had been speaking to me about finding someone…

Children Other Special Needs

ADOPTION IS NOT PLAN B

Even before we were married, my husband and I knew we wanted to grow our family through adoption first. I initially felt a need to adopt when I was in high school and saw the orphan crisis up close…

Children Prayer Verbalizing the Gospel

GOD CAN. GOD WILL

My life changed forever on May 10, 2016 when an oncologist’s diagnosis of ‘Pnet Brain Tumor’ was spoken about my precious, two-year old daughter, Emma Beth. Just one day earlier, Emma Beth had been healthy and happily playing with…

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