The LIGHT House
Christ Centered Support For Young Mothers and Their Babies
It is often difficult for a teenager experiencing an unplanned pregnancy to find a place that will support her choice to give birth to her baby instead of getting an abortion. The LIGHT House provides Christ-centered maternity care, adoption services and on-going ministry to young mothers and their babies in the Kansas City area.
Throughout the last thirty years, The LIGHT House has helped save the lives of hundreds of babies, enable hundreds of young ladies to become loving mothers and help complete families through adoption.
Click Here to take a tour of The LIGHT House Maternity Home.
The LIGHT House: Christ Centered Maternity Care and Client Testimonials.
Thoughts from The LIGHT House President
By: Russ Martin
Address Change for Contributions (posted 12/14/2017)
There will soon be a letter going out to all donors, but I want to give everyone a "heads up" on the information that will be shared in that letter.
First, let me thank you for your generous support of The LIGHT House. It is because of friends like you that The LIGHT House is able to minister to young mothers and their babies and for us to be an active pro-life agency.
As you know, several years ago The LIGHT House became an affiliate of MBCH Children and Family Ministries. When we became a pzrt of the MBCH family, we assured our supporters that all gifts to The LIGHT House would go directly to The LIGHT House and not be combined with MBCH funds. We are still committed to doing that and I want to reassure you that all gifts to The LIGHT House will continue to be used in that way.
One of the practices we put in place at the beginning of the relationship with MBCH Children and Family Ministries was that all financial contributions to The LIGHT House would be sent to the Kansas City address, even though the accounting for these gifts would be processed by the accounting office of Missouri Baptist Children's Home in Bridgeton. This was to serve as one level of assurance of our pledge to keep your donations to The LIGHT House being used solely for the ministries of The LIGHT House.
When gifts are received, we send them to MBCH in Bridgeton to be processed resulting in a delay between when we receive a gift and when it is deposited and a thank you letter is sent. That delay has been compounded lately because the post office where we receive our mail is going through a suspension of operations. Mail is being diverted to other post offices taking precious time from our ministry staff to track it down and forward it to Bridgeton.
To remedy this, we are asking donors to begin sending gifts for The LIGHT House directly to the MBCH corporate headquarters in Bridgeton. This will eliminate the "middle man" having to get the mail and forwarding it and will help remove the delay in getting your gifts acknowledged in a timely manner. Staff of The LIGHT House will no longer need to track down the mail and can spend their time providing ministry to our clients. We will try to remember to enclose a self-addressed envelope when we send your thank you letter to remind you of this change and to make it easier for you.
Once again, be assured all financial contributions to The LIGHT House will continue to be deposited into The LIGHT House bank accounts and will be used only for the ministries of The LIGHT House.
Should you have any questions regarding this change, feel free to contact me by email at RussellM.Lighthouse@MBCH.org or by calling 816-361-2233 or 1-800-264-6224.
Thanks again for your support, both financial and prayers.
Ministry Opportunities (posted 09/28/2017)
Are you looking for a way to make a difference in the life of a young mother and her child or children? The LIGHT House provides services to young women who are facing an untimely pregnancy or who are parenting young children and we need you to be a partner with us.
We have an outreach program that gives young mothers the skills they need to be good parents and part of that program is to provide them with some of the basic essentials needed by them and their small children. We are in need for the following items in our boutique where mothers can "purchase" items with the points they earn through their participation in the program:
Diapers (especially sizes 4, 5, and 6)
Hygiene Items (soap, shampoo and conditioner, toothpaste, lotions, ethnic hair products, hair oil and conditioner cream)
Formula (especially Enfamil Sensitive)
New Car Seats (infant, convertible, booster)
Please call Julie Karanja, outreach manager, at 816-361-2233 ext. 232 for information and/or for dropping off items.
With your help, we can continue to provide services to this vulnerable population. Thank you for joining hands with us and making a difference!