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What is the Footprints Ministry?
The Footprints Ministry is a 501(C) 3 non-profit organization that began in August of 2007 at Heritage Baptist Church. We began serving Baptist South hospital in Montgomery. In December of 2007 we expanded our ministry to Baptist East hospital through the support of Grace Point Church. And we've recently expanded to serving St. Vincent's Hospital in Birmingham and Huntsville Hospital in Huntsville, Alabama. Footprints Ministry distributes gift bags to parents who have a baby admitted into the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Baptist East and Baptist South hospitals serve 800 babies per year from 20 surrounding counties. St. Vincent's hospital serves around 350 babies per year. We have distributed over 950 bags since August of 2007. Each bags contains a Bible, disposable camera(for the nurses to take pictures when the parents can't be there), gift card to local restaurants and stores, burp cloth monogrammed with footprints, a scent blankie with poem attached for the mother to sleep with and return to the baby, travel necessities such as toothbrushes, a prayer request card, klennex, baby magazine, and pens and notepads. Each of these items are very important as most babies are premature and the families are not prepared when the baby arrives. We also do seasonal events like our Santa, Easter Bunny and Mother's Day visit.
This ministry has touched the lives of so many families! We've had opportunities to meet with these families and pray with them. We've also made friends through this ministry. Our prayer is that we will share the love of Christ with these families and provide comfort and encouragement to them during the most exciting and difficult time in their life.
"Give thanks to the Lord and proclaim his greatness. Let the whole world know what he has done." Psalm 105:1