Blessing Teen Parents

We have had some great times with BTP since our last blog post. In November, we had our Fall Clothes Swap where the teen moms of BTP came to Valley View and selected some clothes for their babies. Babies grow so fast and BTP provides a way to not only donate clothes that babies have grown out of and help other teen moms, but also gives a teen mom the clothes she needs for her growing baby. The Clothes Swap is a very popular event and this year was no exception. We served more than 30 teen moms and over 85 of their family members and friends.

Christmas from the Heart was a great success. Through the generosity of our members, volunteers and other givers, we were able to provide Christmas gifts for the teen moms to give their babies (and something for themselves) as well as a rare opportunity for them to take pictures with Santa and their families as keepsakes. More than 125 teen moms and their family members joined us and enjoyed a great meal, fun crafts and a wonderful encounter with Jesus and His people at Valley View.

Our most recent event was this past week where we held the wildly popular Baby Shower event for over 25 teen moms. It was amazing to watch the BTP volunteers as we hosted over 100 people and provided a nursery so the girls could relax and enjoy an hour of playing silly baby shower games. The opportunity to have a little fun with other girls that are going through the same journey as they are is a huge blessing.

BTP is so blessed to have girls that consider time with their “BTP family” to be a highlight in their month and we treasure the time with these girls and their families. They leave feeling encouraged, loved, and looking forward to the next month. What a blessing to all of the volunteers that invest their time and hearts in this ministry.

Do you want to learn more? Get to know us by reading last month’s BTP blog or email Marla Latvatalo at mlatvatalo@gmail.com.