Infertility Support Group
It’s been on my heart for about a year now to start an Infertility Support Group through my church. They currently have tons of recovery and support groups, except they don’t have anything for infertiles. During my spring women’s bible study they mentioned this summer women could create summer studies; crafts, fitness group, book clubs, bible studies, etc. I knew that this was the chance to start a group for infertiles.
Details were handed out in our church bulletin (along with my name on it, so now the church world knows I’m an infertile – totally ok with this) and they were posted on the church website too. They read:
“A group for women who are experiencing infertility and/or miscarriage: We will connect with others with similar experiences as we encourage each other through Scripture. Our goal is for women to know they are not alone and to find hope, encouragement, and purpose.”
So tonight is the first night we are meeting. We had 6 girls sign up. Of course, I’m sure there are more struggling, but I also know it’s a very vulnerable and sensitive topic. I think 6 will be a good number. I’m excited to get to know the girls, spend time in prayer and the word, and encourage each other. We are also going to be reading Pregnant with Hope. I’ve read it once before and look forward to reading it again. It covers everything from feeling desperate to finding hope during infertility.
My prayer is that all the women would find each Wednesday night to be a safe place where they can share their story and feelings. I pray we can all encourage each other to place our ultimate hope and trust in Christ!
When two of you get together on anything at all on earth and make a prayer of it, my Father in heaven goes into action. And when two or three of you are together because of me, you can be sure that I’ll be there.” Matthew 11:28 – The Message