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Happy Birthday HOPE!

This past week was the HOPE Christian Infertility Support Group meeting at Lakewood Church.  As I was getting ready for the meeting it dawned on me it was HOPE’s 4th birthday, AND we needed a cake! Four years ago in one of the nation’s largest churches in America, a little support group with 3 people began. HOPE has and is always a place for women who are struggling to have a family can come and be supported and comforted by the love of God, the Bible and prayer.  We strive to reach out to those who are suffering from infertility, secondary infertility, miscarriage and failed adoption attempts.  God has brought many depressed, grieving and lonely across our threshold; they come in one way and leave another. Inspired. Encouraged. Able to take a deep breath and move forward on their fertility journey.

I’m posting a few pictures from this last Thursday, and a few from others who have attended in years past.  I was pleasantly surprised when one of our ‘youngin’s’ as I call her (the youngest in our group) visited us with her twin girls and husband.  What a sweet, touching blessing it was for me personally to hold answered prayer. To God be all the glory!

As I view and post pictures, these are only a few of the 38 babies born or adopted to the women in our group over the last four years.  Yet there remains burned in my heart the images of the HOPE women who are waiting…still.  Like yourself. God is faithful in their, your (and my) journey.  I am reminded of the scripture,

Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”  Philippians 1:6

Never, ever give up!

Lesli

{a HUGE thanks goes to the faithful volunteers who inspire HOPE to so many!}

Yours truly with twin girls, Samone & Samara

Kris and her son, Trey

Lacey and her son, Isaac

Proud Parents of Simone & Samara

April and her son, Preston

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Heather

Happy Birtday HOPE! What a blessing your group has been to so many!

Lesli Westfall

Thanks Heather!

Adrienne Gomes

Thank God for you (Lesli) and HOPE …. It has been a blessing to me and my husband…. When I leave I can not stop talking about HOPE and how great it is and yes I tell everyone I can about it. Its nice to know I’m not alone on my great journey to motherhood. Happy birthday HOPE and many many thanks Lesli.

Lesli Westfall

Thanks Adrienne for your kind words, they mean much. I’m expectantly looking forward to what God is going to do in and through you on your journey to motherhood! You are in my prayers! ~ Lesli

Jeniene Hampton

Happy Birthday HOPE. Thanks so much for all you do Lesli!