MBCH Children and Family Ministries

Renewed Hope

We had a 17 year old client that came to us with a 5 month old daughter, she had a conflicted relationship with her mother and had been put out of her home. She wanted to learn parenting skills in order to be a good parent to her child. While in our program she learned parenting skills, got a part time job, and graduated from high school; in addition to completing high school she obtained her Certified Nurse’s Assistant Certificate. She learned more about the saving grace of Jesus Christ through devotions and attending worship services in a local church. During a Pregnancy Services retreat, she made a decision to renew her relationship with Christ and to be a good parent to her child. She soon moved from our group home into an apartment and is attending college at UMSL to be a nurse while working in her field at a hospital. She also obtained her driver’s license and purchased a vehicle. She is a very good mother to her child, the relationship between her and her mother has improved and they continue to work on communication.