6 Simple Steps – How a Party Can Save a Life
by Kaitlyn Clare Elizabeth Mason
Mary Garden Showers is a ministry providing loving support to Mothers in crisis pregnancies in the form of baby showers.
And did you know that these parties can actually help save lives by encouraging Mothers to bring their babies into the world??
We thought about the possibility of this before we started this ministry. We figured that by choosing to love the pregnant woman, we might be able to encourage her to choose life. We figured that some women opt for abortion because they’re scared and don’t have needed material items for baby’s arrival. We figured that offering baby showers to women in these vulnerable situations could potentially give them hope – perhaps just enough hope to help them choose to bring a child into the world.
But now, thanks be to God, we are excited to share with you that this is actually happening!
What? How? Well, it can be very simple, really. Here’s how a party can help save a life:
- A local chapter of Mary Garden Showers connects with lots of pregnancy resource centers. These centers connect with women in crisis pregnancies and serve them in their time of need.
- Mary Garden Showers lets the pregnancy resource centers know when there’s an opening coming up for a baby shower.
- The pregnancy resource center checks in with Mary Garden Showers to make sure the opening is still available, because a Mother who is abortion-minded or abortion-determined is in need of material items & loving support.
- Mary Garden Showers confirms that there is a baby shower slot open. Shower details including the date, time, and location of the shower are relayed to the pregnancy resource center.
- The pregnancy resource center calls the Mother in crisis, asking her if she would like to receive the blessing of a baby shower. The Mother receives a specific date, time, and location of her very own baby shower.
- The pregnant woman cancels her abortion appointment or decides against this option and chooses life for her baby.
The next thing you know, this Mother is connected with a loving sponsor group who will walk alongside her throughout her pregnancy. She gets to set up her very own baby registry with her sponsor group, and she receives the individual attention that she needs and deserves. She gets an opportunity to actually celebrate her pregnancy!
Please keep in mind that Mary Garden Showers will host showers for any Mother who finds herself in a crisis pregnancy. So not all of the women that we serve have considered abortion. Nor do all of the women we serve get referred to us through a pregnancy resource center. We are open to whatever the Holy Spirit has in store.
But these parties are so much fun! Go figure – a party can actually help save a life!
Copyright 2016 Kaitlyn Mason