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Abundant Life Women's Ministries exists to fulfill the greatest commandment and the great commission:


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 pregnancy crisis, and their children.


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 devastating effects of abortion.


Let the redeemed of the LORD tell their story—
those He redeemed from the hand of the enemy.
Psalm 107:2

Melissa Dykman

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.


Mara Petro

My story is a cautionary tale and a testimony of God's faithfulness. I had an abortion and an affair. But God chose to save, forgive, and redeem me. By His grace, 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.

Abundant Life
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 trust and obey Jesus wholeheartedly.

  • We educate women about the sanctity of human life. Our goal is to prepare them to serve the Lord by teaching their children to defend and cherish life, and also provide support to mothers in unplanned pregnancies to help them 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, 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?"

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