Monday, January 11, 2021

Daughters of Naomi Embraced Ministry update

Happy 2021! As we begin the new year we can be thankful for surviving last year!! Hopefully you are looking forward and putting the old behind and pressing toward the new. Recently we have went out into our community as the holidays can be difficult especially the forgotten. We were able to partner with one of our group members, Heidi who volunteers for Oaklawn. They've been working with a local hotel to get homeless off the street. We were able to get donations from another member, Rhea who volunteers with a local shelter and purchase items to distribute "blessing bags" to the residents.
A group of us went out and walked the complex, handed out bags with gospel tracts, and prayed for the individuals. We also baked, decorated and passed out over 16 dozen cookies. The children were delighted to get back packs of goodies.
The owner was happy to have us out (I got a picture with him) and appreciated all the help. We were accompanied by a fellow minister and his people, Lance Prathaftakis.
We were one backpack short. A little girl, Savannah wanted one so badly, so we purchased one and brought it back to her on Christmas Eve.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

4th Annual Daughters of Naomi Embraced Banquet & Auction

 This women's charity fundraiser was successful because of our volunteers, speakers, attendees and sponsors! We are so thankful that you were a part of this great work and support for women who have addictions, abuse and abandonment. It couldn't survive if it were not for all of you that are such a blessing to this ministry!! 

Pastor Jennifer Sabin, Founder & President

Linda Easton, Missionary opening guest speaker



                                                Pastor Jennifer giving a year in review

                                                       Jack Smith & Chris Liby singing

                                                    "Lord I Lift Your Name On High"


Darla's Testimony





Rhea's Testimony

Many amazing testimonies of the goodness of God were shared. We also welcomed guest speakers, who were advocates for abuse survivors.

Dale & Faith Ingraham, "Speaking Truth in Love Ministries"



Kim's Testimony


Lisa's Testimony

Our pastor shared a powerful message

Dr Mark Lantz, Pastor Christian



Jack & Chris singing



"Give Thanks"

Friday, July 10, 2020

Ministry Update

We pray that you are enjoying your summer! As things open up and restrictions lift, we are excited to announce that we will have our 4th Annual Banquet and Auction this September!! We believe this will not only give us a sense of normal, but also encourage many. Ministry continues and women are being helped as we reach out in love to bring them from devastating and crippling situations. Fear has been the biggest factor in many decisions in our nation, but even more so in women who live in debilitating mindsets that prevent them from being free. Freedom is not something we should ever take for granted. The Word of God says, "For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to the yoke of slavery." Galatians 5:1


Our response to the discouragement, abuse and needs for comfort from the challenges of life and obstacles in the way of women moving forward, is to not only give them the life-giving words of Jesus, but also to invest in women who want to start a business, purchasing new clothing for battered women who are trying to rebuild their lives, large print Bibles for women with reading/comprehension disability, supporting women in the military with a care package and delivering a fruit basket to women experiencing loss. Just a few simple things that give women hope, which seems to be so elusive in our current times.

                    

As you support the work of this ministry, you help these women overcome
and succeed in life. It's an important time to press on and continue the mission God has given us to accomplish. We cannot do it without you.



Please continue to life the women up in prayer and we hope that you will save the date of our banquet coming up on Saturday, September 26th. We are expecting this year to be greater than any before as God gives us the grace to begin again. See the attached flyer and save the date card. If you would like to sponsor a table please click on the PayPal link.


          





Friday, May 15, 2020

Vision for 2020

As we shared at the banquet last fall . . . God is bringing us up higher in Him to another level, in the Spirit and the natural. I see growth, maturity and progress.

Since then we have continued teaching and sharing the Word of God and His will for the women to pursue His calling. It is imperative to lead and encourage these ladies as they are our future! I am so thankful for the mentors that have come alongside to assist in teaching, reaching out and spending time developing relationships. The Daughters of Naomi Embraced ministry could not have success in seeing lives changed without the women of God that have taken initiative joining us as we journey to see women empowered!! The power comes from the Holy Spirit and we are that conductor. 


I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge our Pastors, Dr. Mark and Crystal Lantz. They have supported our efforts and been great, godly leaders to our women. It is a blessing to have a church body that cares and is interested in the well-being of each individual life. As we recently sent off one of our ladies, Alexa to Navy boot camp, we celebrated and prayed over her to release her to go serve our country.


The blessing of having a group to support a woman as she makes her way through life whether it be difficult circumstances, painful past or current struggles is she's not alone. We know that the Word of God says He will not leave us as orphans, in John 14:18, but that he would come. He certainly has been a wonderful Father to those of us who haven't had that figure in our lives. 


We have come together as sisters and enjoyed life together, been there for each other and provided financial assistance at times when there was a need. The multi-faceted functions of Daughters of Naomi Embraced range from spiritual and emotional support to vocational and financial resources. Our ministry statement of purpose is to empower women through teaching them biblical principles, practical living skill and financial independence.

Courtney teaching New Directions Critical Thinking
Family time out around the table
Celebrating together

We want to follow the plan of God. So as we seek Him in the present we believe He will direct our future!