June 10, 2004, the Lord deposited something into my spirit…..a ministry to hurting and sexually abused women. I had already ministered to such women when I started into full time ministry in 2000 – 2001 in New Orleans where I was the director of a halfway house for prostitutes and hard-core addicts. I have ministered to many women in the churches who are just as abused but conceal their brokenness. I already have another non-profit ministry to the poor called Grace Place Ministries….a soup kitchen to feed and clothes closet to clothe the less fortunate. So, I wasn’t looking for anything else to be on my plate….but deep in my soul I know that this is my destiny! I have been waiting a long time to birth this ministry and I believe that now is the
Women and their children will be sent to Bird Song after they have graduated from a detox and drug rehab and also from one or two ministry seasons such as Teen Challenge. Bird Song is like a graduate school to apply the finishing touches before they get out into the “real world”.
Bird Song is a place for an army of women…. ”spiritual mothers” from area churches to have the opportunity to share their wisdom and train these women in how to be mothers, how to cook and how to budget their income. Women coming alongside women to encourage, mentor and guide.
We have all made mistakes in our lives and experienced storms as a result of life situations causing us to have guilt and shame. We have opportunities to minister unconditional and non-judgmental love to these women and children, to see them thru Jesus’ eyes….God’s value system! We have the opportunity to be the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37) and welcome home the Prodigal daughters (Luke 15:1-32) and leading them to the Father, who loves them with everlasting love.
We can no longer look the other way! God is shining His light on the horrendous degradation of sexual abuse in all its forms! It’s time for us….the Church…. to do something to restore these precious women and children to healing and wholeness…where they can support themselves and their children and enjoy a good life.
I need your help!! We can be the change for two, if not three generations!
Rhonda Grace, Founder/CEO