Children Unique Ministries

ANGELS IN WAITING 91:4

I have been a Neonatal ICU nurse since 2010. I am also on the bereavement committee, and part of my job includes dressing babies once they pass on to Heaven. God had been speaking to me about finding someone to help sew gowns small enough to fit our premature patients, and in turn, assist grieving families through the bereavement process. As always, God had already paved the way. At a small group meeting through our church, I met a new friend. She had delivered a baby boy in 1985 who was only on this earth for a few hours, then delivered beautiful twin girls who were born sleeping in 1993. God had also placed it on her heart to help other grieving mothers. After meeting at small group, and through several conversations and confirmations, we both decided to say yes to the Lord, and Angels In Waiting 91:4 was birthed. The Lord gave us Psalm 91:4 as a reminder that He will and does cover us with His wings, and under His wings, we find refuge. We wanted to share this verse with the families for them to hold onto during their time of grieving. Angels In Waiting 91:4 takes donated wedding dresses and transforms them into beautiful Angel Gowns for an infant’s journey to meet our Lord and Savior. Several ladies have now joined us on our mission. Though they initially thought they were only there to sew, they have encountered Jesus in mighty ways, and many hearts have been transformed. We meet every Tuesday to transform donated wedding dresses into gowns. We begin with a worship song, prayer, and devotion. Once we complete the gowns, we pray over and anoint each one. They are then wrapped individually in cellophane, placed inside a beautiful box that includes 25 gowns, 5 crocheted hats and booties, 3 crocheted blankets, 2 Angel Wraps and 1 keepsake envelope. Along with each gown, we include a card that reads Psalm 91:4 on one side, and “Too Beautiful for Earth” on the other. The boxes are delivered to hospitals across the country, and recently, even to Canada and Israel.

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    Tracy
    September 3, 2019 at 5:54 pm

    After reading this story it has touched my heart so much. My son and beautiful daughter-in-law just lost their son at 15 weeks. They were devastated and so was I. I am very blessed that my daughter, who was not supposed to be able to have children, gave me 4 beautiful grandchildren. My San has given me a beautiful granddaughter. I would love to find out more about this group. I have my wedding dress and I am also a seamstress. If there is room for one more in your group I would love to join.

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      Jean Stephens
      September 4, 2019 at 4:20 pm

      We’d LOVE to have you join our ministry!!

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    Jessica Maina
    September 4, 2019 at 1:05 pm

    You do amazing work.. I pray that God may sustain you and encourage you even as you provide comfort to parents in these hard moments.

    God bless you

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    Ingrid Moore
    September 4, 2019 at 3:19 pm

    What amazingly beautiful because the work you do as Neonatal worker and saw the need to form a group and make the bride dress into beautiful angel outfits and make up the packs for hospitals around Australia and Canada and Israel and it might spread to other places

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