The international Christian counseling ministry led by author and speaker June Hunt is doubling its efforts in helping pregnancy resource centers by launching a national campaign to raise funds for them.
"Our goal is to raise at least $100,000 in 2009 so we can provide materials to minister to women in crisis in all 50 states," stated Hunt, founder, CEO and CSO (Chief Servant Officer) of Hope for the Heart. "And because of special partnerships such as Harvest House Publishers, as well as the generosity of financial supporters, we will be able to bless the pregnancy resource centers with biblical counseling materials valued at nearly $500,000."
Since 2005, Hope for the Heart has impacted over 250 pregnancy centers and 900 volunteers in five states through an annual motorcycle fundraiser called Ride for Life. Throughout 2009, the ministry will be sending materials to over 1,600 pregnancy resource centers around the country.
"We want to make an impact on women and children who do not have materials to help improve their lives ... to help renew their minds, heal their hearts, and bring hope in a compassionate, practical way," said Hunt.
Furthermore, the ministry plans to do so without the assistance of the Obama administration.
"[W]e have always relied on God and will not pursue any government funding," Hunt said. "The Lord is more than able to do far more than man can do."
Since 1986, Hope for the Heart has been running with a two-fold mission – to empower Christians to disciple others and to provide Bible-based counsel to renew minds, heal hearts and bring hope to the hurting.
The organization broadcasts programs on more than 300 radio outlets worldwide, offers training, and provides a wealth of print, web-based, and audio tools based on a library of 100 proprietary Biblical Counseling Keys.
Last year, Hope for the Heart was honored as the first-place recipient of the 2008 Lilly Reintegration Award in the Social Support category, and today offers hope and help through biblically-based counsel and encouragement in over 20 languages to people in 26 countries.
The ministry has been endorsed by a wide range of Christian leaders including Rick Warren, Richard Land, Charles Stanley, and Vonette Bright.