Abundant Life Ministry Team
Mara and Melissa
Let the redeemed of the LORD tell their story—
those He redeemed from the hand of the enemy.
Our ministry exists to fulfill the greatest commandment and the great commission:
To love God, love our neighbor, and make disciples.
We share the gospel of Jesus Christ to inspire women to love the Lord and their neighbor by helping the most vulnerable ones: moms facing a crisis pregnancy, and the children they carry.
We teach the Biblical view of life in the womb to inspire the church to be a voice for the unborn, a safe place to turn to in a crisis pregnancy, and a place of hope and healing for those suffering the devasting effects of abortion.
I'm a nurse, wife, and homeschool mom of three children. In 2005 I married my husband, Todd, who had two daughters from his first marriage. I learned to navigate and overcome many trials that blended families often go through.
I am passionate about standing for God's truth in a culture that often lies to us. My goal is to help women grow in Christ and inspire them to stand for life.
My story is a cautionary tale of looking for love in all the wrong places, having an abortion, and committing adultery. But God chose to save, forgive, and redeem me.
My life is a testimony of God’s faithfulness. I'm a wife, mom, grandma, life coach, writer, and speaker, advocating for pre-born children and abundant life in Christ.
I'm passionate about God’s Word and live to tell everyone about His redeeming love and the transforming power of believing that Jesus is enough.
Mission and Vision
To inspire women to love Jesus and live abundantly for Him.
To inspire the church to be a voice for the unborn, a safe place to turn to in a crisis pregnancy, and a place of hope and healing for post-abortive women and men.
Core beliefs and purpose:
The Bible and prayer are the foundation of our life and ministry.
We exist to fulfill the greatest commandment – to love the Lord our God and love our neighbor, with emphasis on the most vulnerable neighbor in the womb and the mom carrying them.
We exist to fulfill the great commission – to disciple women in Christ and teach them to follow and obey Jesus wholeheartedly.
We educate women about the sacredness of human life to prepare them for serving the Lord by helping fearful mothers choose life for their babies and abundant life for themselves.
We collaborate with churches and other pro-life ministries to offer the best resources for women desiring to make life-giving choices and those needing post-abortive healing.
Our guiding verses:
John 10:10 “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.”
Proverbs 24:11-12 "Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter. If you say, 'But we knew nothing about this,' does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who guards your life know it? Will he not repay everyone according to what they have done?"
Melissa and Mara are available to speak on a variety of issues concerning women, marriage, family, and following Jesus. If you would like to book one or both of them to speak please click below to complete a booking request form.
We also provide Biblical Discipleship and Abortion Recovery ministry.
For more information and to sign up for a class submit a request and we will be in touch soon.