Broken hearts & crushed spirits

The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18

  • Hannah* is the mother of four young children who she raises by herself. While divorced, he ex-husband continues to harass her & her children. They live in fear.
  • Shlomit* is a single mother of a seven-year-old daughter. Her ex-husband destroyed her self-esteem and she has very little self-worth.
  • Rita* left her husband because he abused her. Her children visit their father once a month and they report that he has started hurting them. The visits discontinued.
  • Miri* is a single mother of five children. Her ex-husband claimed to be a believer but treated her very badly. In the end he left her and her children Her heart is broken.

Over and over we meet single mothers with broken hearts & crushed spirits. It is not just the heartbreak of being left alone or needing to raise their children on their own. Many of the moms have suffered abuse. While physical abuse has left visible scars, many of the women have invisible scars too. They were beaten, but also abused mentally. Emotional & verbal violence did incredible damage to their souls. Their children have suffered greatly too; some by seeing their mom abused, others by being beaten or belittled themselves. These are experiences no child should have growing up.

Hurt of this magnitude leaves us feeling hopeless at times. Where do we even begin to heal a broken heart? How do you comfort a crushed spirit? The needs are too great, but we want to help. We want to show the Father’s love, because He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. (Psalm 147:3)

This is where you can help too!

We ask you to stand with us in prayer.

The first thing we need is wisdom on what each person needs. The second thing needed is proper care & the right counselors. The third thing is funds, we need provision from the Lord for this great & ongoing need.

We want to do more than provide for the physical needs of the single moms & their children, who are like the widows & the orphans that the bible speaks off. Physical needs are important, but we want to take it a step further. We want to be there for them emotionally too. We want to show them the love of the Messiah. We want to show the children that the Lord God heals and doesn’t hurt them like their earthly father might have done. We don’t want them to stay victims, we want them to be conquers.

We are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8: 37-39

*Names are changed to protect the privacy of the women.

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