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Belle and Sparrows is a by-women-for-women non-profit that reaches women both locally and globally. We stand in the gap for marginalized women around the world by:
- Teaching them skills for economic sustainability
- Providing encouragement as they brave the struggles of addiction and/or incarceration
- Helping them overcome the trauma of being trafficked or escaping the sex trade industry
- Helping them find their worth after exiting an abusive relationship
- Sharing a Bible study, time of prayer, and sharing of testimonies.
Co-Founder, Lynde Griggs, says "To date, I have been blessed to have traveled to 8 countries on 15 different trips sharing the love of Jesus and seeing lives given to the Lord. It was in 2016, after leading [a women's] short-term mission trip to Guatemala that the Lord impressed upon me to start an all-women's mission organization. I am beyond ecstatic about Belle and Sparrows. I am certain the Lord has used my ten years on a church staff in both student and women's ministries, my need for Jesus, and my desire for him to be known as a catalyst for Belle and Sparrows. Empowering women to know their own worth and to share the love of Christ with other women is the heart of who we are and what we do. To God be the glory!"
Many women in our community/nation/world are facing insurmountable odds to not only keep their families together but to do that in a way that is uplifting and not demeaning. Our teams actively come alongside these women to lift them up and help them with the support and skills they need while also sharing with them about the redeeming love of Christ!
There are many opportunities to serve & volunteer with Belle & Sparrows. We go every other month to Exodus, a residential program for ex-offenders to re-invent themselves by developing life and money management skills, becoming employed, starting a savings account, and most importantly – becoming a positive influence for their children to make correct life choices. We also go to Emily's Place, which provides long-term housing that is critical for helping domestic violence survivors permanently escape abuse. Check our website for more information on ways you can partner with Belle & Sparrows through mission trips, local service opportunities, and office volunteers.
If you would like to make a donation or become a monthly partner, click the link below. We can't do what we do and help women around the world without financial support!