Good Counsel's 1,051st & 1,052nd babies were born on the same day!
Both bouncing baby boys arrived on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. First to arrive was baby Noah. Noah was born at 11:27 a.m. weighing 7 pounds, 7 ounces. Noah and his mom, Ashli, are doing great at home, bonding, and getting to know one another.
Very soon after the news of Noah came in, the Bronx home reported that baby Barry had arrived at 12:35 p.m. Barry weighed in at 6 pounds, 14 ounces. He and his mom did great and were discharged to home on St. Patrick's day.
Good Counsel mothers are never alone in their journey. They are continually surrounded by love and support while they carry their child and when the time comes to give birth. Afterwards, the new mothers and their babies stay sometimes for up to a year at Good Counsel to make sure that when they leave, they are well prepared, strong, and confident for what comes next.
Each new life reignites hope and zeal for the mission and ministry of helping homeless, pregnant mothers in need and two babies in one day - well we all get very excited!
Noah, Barry, 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 began 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 1,052 (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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God is great!
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