I’m so excited to introduce you to someone I hold near and dear to my heart! Her beautiful ministry impacted our family personally—and changed us forever! I encourage you to not only read about her, but to follow the website link below to really see what this fabulous ministry is doing! The whole Embrace Grace Team is amazing….and they are truly equipping women and churches all over the US and beyond to be the hands and feet of our Savior! Be sure to check out the LOVE BOXES they give!! If your heart doesn’t melt, it’s definitely made of stone! So with no further ado, meet Amy Ford….and “Yep, She’s Shiny”!!
Amy is the President of Embrace Grace, Inc., a non-profit organization formed for the purpose of providing curriculum and leadership support for churches nationwide to open their arms to young women with crisis pregnancies. She is also the author of, A Bump in Life: True Stories of Hope & Courage during an Unplanned Pregnancy.
Amy is passionate about helping girls that are walking this journey of being single, pregnant and alone, since that represents her own journey. She is equally passionate about introducing Jesus in a fresh way to a generation of girls that are daddy-less and suffer from low self-esteem, lacking in knowledge of their worth and value—and who it comes from. In 2008, she began a support group for single and pregnant girls through her church, Gateway Church, in Southlake, TX. It has grown since then to over 400 groups and is thriving today with countless salvations and babies saved. She is the President of Embrace Grace, Inc., which is a non-profit 501c3, formed for the purpose of providing emotional, practical and spiritual support for single young girls that find themselves with an unplanned pregnancy. The primary goal of Embrace Grace is to empower churches across the nation to be a safe and non-judgmental place for the girls to run to when they find out they are pregnant instead of the last because of shame and guilt. If the Church, the body of Christ, would join together to support these girls that choose life, young moms will be more open to not aborting their baby. Whether they keep their baby or place for adoption, Embrace Grace is a support system for them as they begin their journey of being a young mother or blessing another family with their baby. Emotionally and spiritually healthy mommies parent emotionally and spiritually healthy babies. Through the Embrace Grace program, lives are saved and generations are being changed. Amy’s inspiration for this ministry was by her own story, which resulted in a beautiful blessing, her son Jess. She married her high school sweetheart and “baby daddy” and then went on to have 3 more blessings, Mackenzie, Landry and Judah.
Amy enjoys traveling and speaking, empowering the church to not only be a voice for the babies yet to be born, but to embrace the mother in a time of need, so generations will be saved.