One of the hardest parts of such a loss is trusting that God is still faithful and is working for our good. Our name is derived from the verses "Be still, and know that I am God" (Psalm 46:10) and "The Lord will fight for you, you need only be still” (Exodus 14:14). We have to be still in order to allow God to move in our lives.
read more about the founder's story and the heart for Still Ministry here
The truth is, it's hard to know how to grieve such unique losses. It's the mourning of plans and hopes for the future. Our hope within Still Ministry is that you know that you aren't alone. That you know that what you are feeling is completely valid, and that your baby (or your hopes and dreams) are honored.
I am a mother to two, one in Heaven and one on earth. In 2016 my husband and I walked one of these difficult roads as we miscarried our first child after trying to conceive for nearly two years. Challenging both individually and for our marriage, we felt isolated and didn’t know where to begin looking for resources, who to talk with, or what to do to begin the healing process. This is where my heart for Still Ministry was formed.
We were so blessed by our community of friends and family that opened up about their own loss, covered us in prayer, and for the love, support, and much-needed truth that was spoken over us in the midst of our loss. We will always be thankful for the brave ones. They sat with us and let us cry. When they saw us out, they wrapped us up in big hugs. When they saw us at church, they pulled us aside and prayed with us. They wrote us letters. They showed up on our doorstep with a gift and a prayer. They acknowledged our loss, pointed us to the Father, offered comfort and wisdom, and simply let us grieve.
Since our loss, we've watched friends and family have to say goodbye to their babies in all stages of pregnancy or grieve the hopes that they had for a child in the future. And out of a desire to honor these sweet lives and love on those hurting, Still was born. First and foremost, we want to honor the life of a precious, unique soul. Without being intrusive, we want to walk alongside those in grief and offer wisdom, resources, prayer, and encouragement.
We've had so many compassionate and amazing individuals step up to give of their time. One of the "brave ones" that spoke so much wisdom and truth during our loss by sharing her story (my dear friend, Rachel Urton) has since come alongside to be my partner and teammate in this journey. We are a newer ministry, but are continually growing our resources and adding ways to provide hope and aid in healing. Follow us on facebook and/or join our facebook support group here and here.
What is Still Ministry?
Still is a ministry dedicated to those currently walking through the unique grief of a miscarriage, infertility, abortion, premature birth, stillbirth, or early infant loss.
Still Ministry seeks to be a ministry of presence, support, encouragement, and prayer. Our mission is to walk alongside hurting hearts by way of support, counseling, resources, encouragement, care packages, support groups, and meals.
To honor the life of a precious, unique soul. To help grief give way to hope, and ultimately point hurting hearts to the only Healer.