Baby Girl in the Bronx Brings Joy!

Posted by | February 07, 2017 | News | No Comments

Happy Birthday Semiah!

On Sunday, January 29, 2017, a baby girl was born to her mother, Joi (pronounced “Joy”).  Semiah, the 1,042nd baby born into the Good Counsel family, arrived at 8:02 p.m. and weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and was 19 inches long.  Delivered by emergency C-Section, she and her mom are now at home in the Bronx home and getting to know one another.  They are doing very well at the moment and we humbly ask for your prayers for this new little family.

Not too long ago we celebrated the 1,000th Good Counsel baby and then began 2017 with the birth of Raelynn Hope at Good Counsel Mary’s Shelter Gulf Coast.   Each new life brings all of us hope and zeal to carry out our mission and
ministry for homeless, pregnant mothers in need.

Semiah and all of the babies born at Good Counsel have been saved because of your faithful, prayerful support and financial generosity.  Because of you, we begin 2017 with hope that our doors will remain open to any homeless, pregnant mother.  We remain grateful and blessed to serve mothers in great need.  But, it all starts with love.  From a warm welcome when a mother first arrives to the tender, loving care that is poured over her as she takes the necessary steps to secure a stable, productive, and successful life outside of Good Counsel for herself and for her family.

Along with celebrating 1,042 (and counting!) babies, we also celebrate our ability to provide countless nights of shelter, thousands of Life Skills classes, and hundreds of hours counseling and guiding each mother as she journeys from despair to hope.  We ask for your continued prayers for our dedicated staff and volunteers in 2017.

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Feel free to leave a note of encouragement or prayer in the comments below for Joi and Semiah.

God is great!

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