An Aunt’s Story of Reconciliation and Hope

Sometimes it's so hard to quantify what we do together with you, our family of support, to impact the lives of people in our community. Many months ago, I met with a wonderful lady whose niece was incarcerated in our local jail....Continued

So We Wait…

We've been very grateful to have many of you praying for us and with us about some needs and developments.  I'd like to give you a little update. It seems as though the name of the game at this point...Continued

Do We Really Need a Maternity Home?

Greetings! There aren't really homeless pregnant women in this area, are there?  Do we even need a maternity home here?For most of us, it's hard to truly imagine what homelessness would be like because we're completely removed from that potential reality.  Personally, even...Continued

It’s Good to Have Friends!

 It's so very good to have friends!  This morning I awoke to a text that said, "Let's go for a walk in half an hour."  We walked and talked.  And talked.  Somewhere during the third mile I realized how much I...Continued

Thankful for Answers and Open Doors

Greetings! When an airplane begins to enter a "stall," which simply means there's not enough airflow over its wings to keep it flying, there's a moment called the "buffet."  Now, don't be imagining a plate piled a foot high with...Continued

A Community Effort

  Greetings! It's update time!Thank you for all your prayers about the property we have our eyes on.  We met with the owner and some experts to walk through the buildings on Wednesday.  Have you ever expected to have your...Continued

Are We Doing This?

Greetings! "Are we doing this?"Almost ten months ago, three of us met to talk and pray about the idea of opening a maternity home in Camp Verde for pregnant women who had nowhere to be.  God had been nudging us...Continued

A New Mom’s Group!

A New Mom's Group! Greetings!  In our last note, Kelly shared about a client whose stated need was for fellowship.  I don't know about you, but I found that to be a profound declaration from a young mama who must...Continued

Looking for Friendship

Greetings!  Her beautiful eyes brimmed with tears, a sadness filled her face. It was a simple question. “What do you hope to gain from our program?” Her answer was just as simple, “I long for fellowship.” Her answer was raw and...Continued

Pray, Pray, Pray

Greetings!  Are you aware that we have prayer warriors on task?  They've been hard at work for months now.  Perhaps you know one - or perhaps you are one!  Abide Ministries is in the business of LIFE.  And life is...Continued