Deeper Still Retreat
There are times when decisions made in the past have a lasting impact on the present. If you are a man or woman who is struggling with a past abortion decision, Hands of Hope can provide you a path to healing through our Deeper Still Retreat. This 3 day weekend is a time for you to step away from your daily responsibilities, be ministered to by our specially trained team, and allow God to heal your abortion wounded heart.
Our spring retreat will be March 15-17, 2019. There is no cost to attend.
For more information please contact Lori at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 321-9765 ext 409.
Many women and men in our families, churches and community have been involved with abortion and they may be struggling. We want them to know they are not alone. In fact, if you have not personally been impacted by abortion, it is likely that you encounter people every day who have had this experience.
Following an abortion, there may be emotions that are difficult to understand. Often they are pushed down and set aside to be dealt with later, in the hope they will go away on their own. They may be subtle – a sense of sadness, loss, regret or emptiness – thoughts and memories that creep into your awareness unexpectedly. Or there may be more profound impact – depression, anxiety, difficulty in relationships, or addictions.
At Hands of Hope Tucson, we offer the hope of Jesus to those who have been involved with abortion. We provide a safe and non-judgmental place to talk, and we help you identify and work through the emotional and spiritual impact of this decision. We believe there are two sides to full healing. One side is the need to grieve. We will help you grieve, in a health way, the loss of your child – alleviating those expressions of unresolved grief like depression, anger, etc. (Psalm 30:5 NLT “…weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning”). The other side is the issue of forgiveness. We will help you embrace God’s forgiveness so you can be free of guilt and shame – completely and forever! (Isaiah 44:22 NLT “…for I have paid the price to set you free”).
Because healing comes in different ways, we offer various options including: individual peer counseling with trained staff and volunteers; a group Bible study; or a 3 day weekend retreat environment. If you would like to speak with someone about a previous abortion, please call 520-622-5774 or email us at email@example.com to schedule an appointment. All inquiries are completely confidential!
Pregnancy (Ectopic, Miscarriage, Stillbirth) and Early Infant Loss Support
Pregnancy loss is a very common occurrence but when someone experiences ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant loss, they may not have the support they need to work through their emotions. Pregnancy loss is not always recognized as something that needs to be grieved, and while the feelings may occur at the time of the loss, they may also manifest many years later.
Some signs of struggle are:
- Difficulty getting the experience out of your mind
- Difficulty being around pregnant women or babies
- Feelings of anger or guilt
- Believing no one else will understand what you are feeling
- Feeling like you are “stuck” in your grieving
Regardless of how long ago your experience was, if you need someone to talk to, we can help. Our trained staff and volunteers will provide confidential support as they help you process through your experience. If you would like to speak with someone please call 520-622-5774 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
Here is what our clients are saying…
“I’m glad I took the class. I never realized how much my abortion affected my entire life. My marriage is better and stronger because of my process of healing.”
“The study was fabulous because it was about His Truth in this horrible event in my life. The facilitators helped me identify things/hurts in my life that I didn’t know how to name.”
“Thanks to this group, I know I can be forgiven and that God loves me no matter what. I have found something in my life I never knew I could find—I have given myself to the Lord and received Him in my heart.”
“I feel this was a program that was a gift from God for me. I feel I can go on now without guilt and shame. Thank you for this immeasurable gift that you gave me.”
“Words cannot express my gratitude towards this program.”
“I have been a born again Christian for about 9 years and I am so amazed by God’s healing power through this program. I had the chance to mourn and bond with my (aborted) child in a manner that is so heartfelt and deep.”
“This program is so needed. I already knew that God forgave me, yet I lived with the knowledge of what I had done. The pain of that was so deep that I could not experience joy. This study led me to a place where I now experience the joy of forgiveness, and it allowed me to move past 36 years of pain. This is the most precious gift I have ever received, outside of Jesus’ sacrifice.”
“This Bible study helped give words to emotions I could not express before. It was a huge blessing to have in my community, and my prayer is that this ministry be protected and powerful among all that are, and will be touched by abortion.”