In May of 2019, the Lord placed on my heart that I needed to start a maternity home in eastern Kentucky. It came to me in this way: You believe that life starts at conception, but that isn’t enough. You believe all life is valuable and should be honored, but that isn’t enough. You vote to support life, but that isn’t enough. You donate to support life causes, but that isn’t enough. ALL OF THESE THINGS ARE GOOD, BUT THEY AREN’T ENOUGH. He said, it is wrong to tell a woman she should not abort her baby and then send her away basically saying “goodbye and have a good life.” He said, I was not living out my Christian faith if I did not offer help and resources to help women see there is a better choice. The Lord said to start a maternity home and I thought, “Surely not me, Lord!” I never had a desire, nor thought about starting a maternity home, but I said, “Yes, Lord, I will follow wherever You lead me.” This was the start of the journey of Godspeed Maternity Home.
God brought together a group of Christians to help start this ministry. He has shown us great favor and we have been faithful to follow Him in every step of the journey. We have spent the time working on our corporation infrastructure, researching how other faith-based homes operate, developing and writing our policies and procedures, fundraising, marketing, recruiting volunteers and, most importantly, listening to and waiting on the Lord.
We have a place being donated to Godspeed to use as a home for the next few years. Plans are being finalized to renovate the building to make it a space we can use. We are very thankful to these generous donors! Praise God, what a blessing! We have churches and individuals who have partnered with us by supporting us financially. We have many wonderful volunteers who have stepped up to help in the ministry’s success. We have had many in-kind donations of furniture, household goods, and equipment needed to open and operate the home. We are in awe and humbled to see how God, in His faithfulness, has provided for our needs every step of the way!
We are praying to open the home in late Spring/early Summer 2021, but trusting in the Lord’s perfect timing! We are excited and expectantly looking forward to the work that God will do in these young women’s lives, the family trees that will be changed and, of course, all the beautiful babies being born! Will you prayerfully consider partnering with us and become a monthly donor? Consistent financial support is needed for this important ministry. We know that if we all give a little, God will multiply it to be enough. We also need volunteers who will help with the success of our program.