"'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'" Jeremiah 29:11
Have you ever considered how different you are from the person you were 5 or 10 years ago? What people or events did God use to shape you into who you are now? Imagine how different you and your life might be in another 5 or 10 years!
Another thing to consider is how a simple decision you made years ago has shaped your life and the lives of those around you. For example, while talking with a friend the other day, I made this realization: had I never chosen to date my now husband, we wouldn't have gotten married, I'd likely have moved back to Washington State, both of our lives would look entirely different separate from each other, my best friend wouldn't have moved to Wisconsin, etc. The list goes on! Of course, there's no way to know what would have happened had God led me on another path but I'm confident that my life would have been unrecognizable to me now. God had a plan for my life. He has led me to where I am now and continues to lead me according to His plan and who He wants me to be.
God has a plan for the moms and babies here at New Beginnings too. He uses their experiences and what they learn in this program to help shape them into who He wants them to be. The work we do here also reaches beyond our residents into the lives of their friends and families and people they might meet in the future. Each mother who walks into our front door does so with a purpose from her Father in heaven. We at New Beginnings are so blessed to be a part of a tool He uses to fulfill that purpose! Would you like to partner with us to serve God and change lives? Please prayerfully consider donating to New Beginnings monetarily or with your time as a volunteer.
You can make a long-term difference that matters!
Taleya Williamson is the Operations Manager at New Beginnings. She was born and raised in Puyallup, Washington and attended Evergreen Lutheran High School. Taleya recently graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran College with a Bachelors of Science in psychology with a minor in anthropology. In her free time, Taleya enjoys spending time with her husband, David.