Local Business Owner Partners with BsideU for Life

Local Business Owner Partners with BsideU for Life

BsideU for Life was grateful to welcome local business owner Molley Ricketts into our Life Skills department.

Over the past four weeks, Ricketts and her team at Incipio Workforce Solutions, have been working closely with our staff and students.  They have developed and facilitated a four week interactive course on personal branding as it relates to career planning.  During that time our students have benefited from their professional experience and expertise. Discussions about resume writing, building an appropriate social media presence, and preparing for an interview were just a few of the topics they covered. Their insights lead to robust conversations between our girls.

 

Incipio Workforce solutions has pledged to partner with BsideU for Life over the next two years as part of their own internal “community building” initiative. They have a strong commitment to local non-profit organizations who serve at risk women and children in the Louisville area.   According to Ricketts, choosing BsideU for Life was an easy decision made after her and her team visited our new location at 701 West Muhammad Ali Boulevard a few months ago.

It would be difficult not to be deeply moved and impressed by the great work being done in the lives of our students”, said Sandy Gross, Director of Life Skills Programming.  “Many people are more familiar with our crisis pregnancy center than they are the continuing care women receive through our life skills department.  With more than a dozen courses, a full cafeteria, and a beautiful child care facility we are able to offer our students a top notch Christ centered experience Monday through Friday all year long.”

 The team from Incipio plans to offer additional courses in the Fall of 2019 and again in 2020.  This kind of ongoing commitment from a local business is what helps keep our Life Skills Program not only relevant to our students, but helps to ease the already extensive workload on our small but effective team of instructors.

We are very grateful for Molley and her team and we look forward to working closely with them in the months and years to come.

Her Choice To Heal

Theresa Skeeters leads our post-abortion recovery ministry.  Since moving into our new facility, we’ve offered a recovery bible study five times.  We’ve just adopted a new curriculum and Theresa shares her perspective here.

The post-abortion ministry at BsideU for Life has provided hope and healing for wounded women for over 20 years.  I have been involved in these groups for almost 14 years and have been honored to serve approximately 175 women during this time.

I have seen women carry the guilt, shame, and regret of abortion for years. As they come through the support ministry, they experience freedom and healing at a deep level that can only be found in Jesus Christ.

The Lord heals each individual heart as we bond through the study together.

We have adopted a new training curriculum entitled, “Her Choice to Heal,” and we are in the midst of this study now.  It is designed to reach ladies who may not be as familiar with the Bible, and yet it directs us to the scriptures throughout the eight weeks we are in the group together.  The book deals with the emotional, mental, physical and spiritual issues after abortion.

               

If you or someone you know needs a safe and confidential place to find hope and freedom to move forward, please refer them to BsideU for Life.  We will love them and not judge them as we walk this journey together.

                                                                                                                      In His Grace Everyday – Theresa Skeeters

Cooking with Class

Our Life Skills program teaches a cooking class once a month, and our last class focused on processing fresh vegetables. Each student chose a vegetable they had never prepared, and learned how to process it. The 11 vegetables included broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, carrots, squash, zucchini, onions, green beans, red peppers, mushrooms, and potatoes.  Once the vegetables were cut up, we made Ultimate Roasted Veggies and Chicken by adding olive oil, ranch seasoning, garlic seasoning, salt and pepper, and Parmesan cheese.

      

Pancake Breakfast

Steve Houser Chapel Dedication

Job Ready January

Winter Warmth

Heartbeat Heads to the House

Giving Thanks 2018

Thanksgiving, we had more than 70 things to be thankful for…we had over 40 clients and children plus staff and volunteers.

The clients did a Mustard Seed craft for inclusion in care packs we will be making in the future for our homeless brothers and sisters. It includes a little bottle which has one mustard seed in it, with an attached card and a personal note that will be included in the packs. The back of the card references Matthew 17:20.
We also played The Price is Right where the clients bid on components of a Thanksgiving meal. Clients took home dressing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, rolls, butter, a turkey breast and much more!
Three deep fried turkeys were donated by Louisville Rescue mission and the staff pitched in for the rest of the meal. We had a true feast!
Praise the Lord for his provisions.

Tis The Season 2018

The holiday season is a great time to spend time with family and friends and the same is true at BsideU For Life. We were able to stop and catch up with our clients in December. It was a day for the kids and moms to enjoy. They had an ugly sweater party along with making jewelry and Christmas ornaments and a special time of Christmas karaoke with our life skills director Sandy Gross. BsideU For Life staff & clients got to enjoy a wonderful Christmas party meal of assorted appetizers and finger foods. Prayer was led by Dr. Dennis Kaufman and several of our clients read us this story of the Nativity.

“Mary is the young woman who was selected by God to carry the child who would become the Savior of the World. Joseph was the man Mary was engaged to when she became pregnant as a virgin, the Shepards the caretakers of a flock of sheep had been out in the fields when an angel of the Lord appeared and announced the upcoming birth of the Christ child, Wise men of Magi  who were seekers of truth and saw the star that signified the birth of a king. They brought gifts of gold, incense, and myrrh.  Baby Jesus, his birth was unique, no one has ever come into the world the way he did. He would live a perfect life and become a sacrifice for our sins. John 3:16 says, For God so love the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whoever believes in him would not perish, but have eternal life”.