Women who need to hear they are
loved, seen and worthy.
...rather, serve one another in love.
Belle and Sparrows is a by women for women non-profit that reaches women both locally and globally. We stand in the gap for marginalized women around the world by:
- Teaching them skills for economic sustainability
- Providing encouragement as they brave the struggles of addiction and/or incarceration
- Helping them overcome the trauma of being trafficked or escaping the sex trade industry
- Helping them find their worth after exiting an abusive relationship
- Sharing a Bible study, time of prayer, and sharing of testimonies.
Providing the opportunity to serve other women through a mission trip experience both locally and Globally.
The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the
least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.
Many women in our community/nation/world are facing insurmountable odds to not only keep their families together, but to do that in a way that is uplifting and not demeaning. Our teams actively come alongside these women to lift them up and help them with support and skills they need while also sharing with them about the redeeming love of Christ!
meet the girls
I am a follower of Jesus, a wife of 29 years to Shane and a mom of two beautiful girls (and a son in law), Haley and Shannon. In 2006, our family went on a short mission trip to Monterrey, Mexico. That trip opened the door for me to say yes to a second trip, so in 2008, I traveled with my youngest daughter's youth group to Reynosa, Mexico. On that trip, I was given the sweet privilege to share the gospel with a 13 year old girl, Brenda, on a dusty Mexican street. That moment changed my life and as a broken, flawed woman I realized for the first time that God wanted to use me to share His hope, love and worth to others.
To date, I have been blessed to have traveled to 8 countries on 15 different trips sharing the love of Jesus and seeing lives given to the Lord. It was in 2016, after leading by women for women short-term mission trip to Guatemala that the Lord impressed upon me to start an all women's mission organization. I am beyond estatic about Belle and Sparrows. I am certain the Lord has used my ten years on church staff in both student and women's ministries, my need for Jesus and desire for him to be known as a catalyst for Belle and Sparrows. Empowering women to know their own worth and to share the love of Christ to other women is the heart of who we are and what we do. To God be the glory!
My husband Chris, and I have been married for 29 years and have 5 children (and one son in law and one daughter in law)!. When I was sixteen I felt called to missions. I went on my first mission trip as a teen and have had the opportunity to go on many others since then. It has also been my privilege to live locally as a missionary for orphan care in the US. As an adult, I completed my Masters degree in Human Services and Marriage and Family Counseling while serving in ministry. I have had the opportunity to host many women of all ages and backgrounds in my home and watch them find their worth in the Lord.
Through fostering dozens of children, and adopting three (one Internationally) I know in my heart that if the mother is reached and changed, the outcome of her children can be different. I am SO excited about Belle and Sparrows opportunity to train up young women before they are mothers, help those that are mothers know they are worthy, and pour into all women the love that Jesus has poured into me. I very easily could have become a statistic but I had people fighting for me, praying for me, and helping me get out of a pit of despair and I KNOW I am called to do this very thing for women in our own backyard and around the world!