A Ministry of Love
Eddie and Crystal Dehart have a longing not only to save babies from abortion, but to help mothers find love and support in a Christian environment. Eddie and Crystal’s ministry have taken them from North Carolina to Kansas and around the world through their website, 911babies.
As a young girl, Crystal knew she wanted to be a mom, but due to fertility issues and surgeries by the time she was twenty-five, thought that dream was lost. It was during prayer one day that God revealed to her even though she wouldn’t give birth to a child, she would be a mother. That revelation came true in several ways, starting with the adoption of a son and later when Eddie and Crystal became foster parents. On 9/11, Eddie was inspired to start 911 babies, a ministry to save the unborn from abortion. He doesn’t know how many babies have been saved, but knows of thirty-six for sure.
When an expectant mother makes the initial contact to the 911babies website, Crystal and Eddie find a church or support group in the mother’s community to help. Even though churches and support groups all over the country are on board, there’s always a need for more. If interested in learning how you can help in your community, info can be found at www.911babies.com.
This past January God gave Crystal the vision for the next phase of ministry, Life Village. Crystal explains, Life Village will be a place not only to encourage women, but to take them by the hand and offer shelter for today. Hope for tomorrow. The goal is to give pregnant, homeless women a temporary place to live where they can be nurtured and learn life skills in a Christian environment. The initial plan is to build 12 cottages in Salisbury, NC, open to women 18 years of age or older, regardless of race, religious beliefs, or financial status.
Life Village will also provide a Christ centered, safe, comfortable cottage where women can gain spiritual, physical and emotional strength to parent, as they work toward self-sufficiency or an adoption plan. The long term goal is to have a farm on site where women can learn life skills such as gardening and taking care of small animals. Crystal sees this as only the beginning, with the hope to build in other areas in the future. To read more about Eddie and Crystal’s story, check out the Salisbury Post.
Life Village is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501©3. If interested in helping with Life Village or 911babies through donations or volunteer efforts,contact Crystal at 980-330-2961, Eddie at 980-330-2960, or email Eddie @911Babies.com.
Jesus said, Suffer the little children to come unto me … for of such is the kingdom of heaven. Luke 18:16, (KJV) What a gift it is to serve him through protecting the unborn and their mothers. Thanks, Crystal and Eddie for being faithful to your call and your purpose.
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