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The mission of the house of plight is to provide a stable, healthy environment for single mothers with children who are aging out of foster care. We desire to see women grow, mature, and excel physically, socially, academically and spiritually. The House of Plight maintains that single mothers and their children can succeed from various hardships of life through accountability and encouragement, life skill training, and love based on the premise of family. We desire to teach women and prepare them for the many stages that life brings.

In the book of 1 Kings 17:10-15close1 Kings 17:10-15 10 So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, behold, a widow was there gathering sticks. And he called to her and said, “Bring me a little water in a vessel, that I may drink.” 11 And as she was going to bring it, he called to her and said, “Bring me a morsel of bread in your hand.” 12 And she said, “As the Lord your God lives, I have nothing baked, only a handful of flour in a jar and a little oil in a jug. And now I am gathering a couple of sticks that I may go in and prepare it for myself and my son, that we may eat it and die.” 13 And Elijah said to her, “Do not fear; go and do as you have said. But first make me a little cake of it and bring it to me, and afterward make something for yourself and your son. 14 For thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, ‘The jar of flour shall not be spent, and the jug of oil shall not be empty, until the day that the Lord sends rain upon the earth.’” 15 And she went and did as Elijah said. And she and he and her household ate for many days. (ESV) close1 Kings 17:10-15close1 Kings 17:10-15 10 So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, behold, a widow was there gathering sticks. And he called to her and said, “Bring me a little water in a vessel, that I may drink.” 11 And as she was going to bring it, he called to her and said, “Bring me a morsel of bread in your hand.” 12 And she said, “As the Lord your God lives, I have nothing baked, only a handful of flour in a jar and a little oil in a jug. And now I am gathering a couple of sticks that I may go in and prepare it for myself and my son, that we may eat it and die.” 13 And Elijah said to her, “Do not fear; go and do as you have said. But first make me a little cake of it and bring it to me, and afterward make something for yourself and your son. 14 For thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, ‘The jar of flour shall not be spent, and the jug of oil shall not be empty, until the day that the Lord sends rain upon the earth.’” 15 And she went and did as Elijah said. And she and he and her household ate for many days. (ESV) 10 So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, behold, a widow was there gathering sticks. And he called to her and said, “Bring me a little water in a vessel, that I may drink.” 11 And as she was going to bring it, he called to her and said, “Bring me a morsel of bread in your hand.” 12 And she said, “As the Lord your God lives, I have nothing baked, only a handful of flour in a jar and a little oil in a jug. And now I am gathering a couple of sticks that I may go in and prepare it for myself and my son, that we may eat it and die.” 13 And Elijah said to her, “Do not fear; go and do as you have said. But first make me a little cake of it and bring it to me, and afterward make something for yourself and your son. 14 For thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, ‘The jar of flour shall not be spent, and the jug of oil shall not be empty, until the day that the Lord sends rain upon the earth.’” 15 And she went and did as Elijah said. And she and he and her household ate for many days. (ESV) , it tells the story of a widow and her son whom had a terrible plight, there was a drought in the land which brought about much famine. At that time, God used the prophet Elijah to ask the mother for their last meal as an act of faith, and in faith the widow offered her last meal. Consequently, God promised that they would have food for the duration of the famine. In comparison, single mothers and their children are often left with no legal means to attain provision due to the current recession and decline of employment. Our commitment is to be as the prophet Elijah and give hope to broken mothers and accelerate them to new dimensions. As their standard of living improves, they will see God’s love for them and understand His promises. Our hope is for single mothers to see their “plight” develop into a betrothal.

We welcome those who are interested in volunteering at The House of Plight. Please feel free to Contact Us concerning the necessary steps in aiding the women and children participating in the program.

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