Ministry, Inc. was founded in 1992 after 4 bereaved mothers began meeting
to share their pain and seek healing from God.
In 1994, an
inspirational newsletter was started and went to about 20 families; now
the newsletter goes to over 200 families and professional in over 20 states.
Some parents describe the bi-monthly newsletter as "their life-line."
The IRS recognized Footprints Ministry as a nonprofit organization in 1997.
Jonas, one of the founders of Footprints Ministry, lost her two sons in
a car crash in 1990. She lost her first husband to cancer in 1995.
She met Skip Mudge in a Singles Again Sunday School. Skip lost a
son to suicide in 1987 and his first wife died in 1994. After starting
a ministry for widows at their church, they realized God had chosen them
for each other and married in 1997. Together they continue Footprints
Ministry and are expanding its outreach.
the death rate for young people is very high in the metropolitan Charlotte
area, especially due to drinking, the "CHOICES" program was developed,
trying to help young people as well as convicted felons see the consequences
of wrong choices. Skip & Jerry speaks to junior high students;
many who vow never to drink after hearing his presentation. They
have spoken at Elon College and Meredith College in North Carolina
on "The Tragic Effects of Alcohol on Families."
The death of
a child can wreck havoc on a marriage, especially if already unstable.
Using materials from H. Norman Wright and HomeBuilders©,
programs are being developed to stabilize marriages according to God's
us, Skip & Jerry Mudge if there is the possibility that we can be of
help to your church, Sunday school, youth group, grief support group, public
school, or college.
topic can be tailored for the
available and the audience
Stages of grief
Men in grief
Why does God
What to say/not
wife in grief
from the losses of life" (9 lessons)
to healing" (6 lessons)
a carpenter:tools for survival" (12 lessons)
We will help
you set up a grief support group
organization or conduct a "Kids in
In addition to speaking, we
of videos, overheads, skits
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