For those of you not familiar with Rachel’s Vineyard Ministries, allow me to offer a brief introduction. Rachel’s Vineyard offers a beautiful weekend retreat and support group model which provides psychological and spiritual healing for those who have suffered the pain of an abortion(s). The "living scripture exercises," unique to Rachel’s Vineyard, provide an effective framework for a concrete emotional "experience" of the mercy and forgiveness of Christ. The activities are designed to help individuals, couples and family members move through the stages of grief. The experience of breaking the isolation, shame and secret through a supportive group process is also very effective.
As of 2012, Rachel’s Vineyard ministry teams offered over 950 retreats in 48 states and 57 Countries . Rachel’s Vineyard continues to expand internationally with the retreat manual translated into French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Italian, German, Polish, Chinese, Flemish, Korean, Japanese, Lithuanian, Slovakian, Czech, Albanian, English, Lebanese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Ukrainian, Romanian, and Hungarian. More translations are forthcoming.
It is my great pleasure to share the bountiful growth of Rachel’s Vineyard - and to introduce new ministry tools and development ideas as they become available. We exist as a training resource as well as offering a beautiful program of healing for anyone whose life has been touched by the pain of abortion.