1. We do the work that we do because we love our God and we love the people we serve. Every decision we make in our ministry should ultimately be out of love for our residents and with their best interest in mind. We should constantly be praying for God’s wisdom as He guides us on this mission He’s called us to. “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” James 1:5. Each mother comes in with her own strengths, weaknesses, and story. They are all children of God and we should strive to learn about them and help them in any way that we can.
2. It is important for us to take care of ourselves as well. Compassion fatigue is real. Even if you are in another line of work, the stresses of life or your job can negatively impact your ability love your neighbor the way God expects you to. Satan uses those moments to creep into our lives and fight against what God is trying to work within us. So, practice self-care. When you feel yourself getting bogged down in work or in your personal life, take a deep breath (literally) and say a prayer. It works wonders! It can also be incredibly beneficial to seek the help of a professional. If these negative feelings aren’t going away, they warrant the attention of someone who’s been trained to help others work through them.
3. While the pro-life mission as a whole is far from over, our message is gaining ground and God is working in the hearts of people around the world to further His purpose. Babies are being saved! This is one of the many reasons we do what we do. At New Beginnings, we provide mothers who have chosen life for their children with resources and a stable home. By changing the life of one mother, we change and shape the lives of generations. The work we do, with your help, will extend throughout entire family trees.
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.