Monday, November 23, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving from NBHomes

From our family to yours, we wish you many blessings!

"They celebrate your abundant goodness
and joyfully sing of your righteousness."
Psalm 145:7

Monday, November 9, 2015

Family Fun at New Beginnings Maternity Home

Whether gathered around a puzzle or card game in the living room, enjoying a cup of froyo with all the yummy toppings, or working on their bowling skills at the local lanes... #NBHomes knows how to have a good time! 

Fall Festivities at NBHomes

NBHomes Welcomes A New Addition To The Family!

Just 3 days ago the world was blessed with the arrival of baby Imani! He was born on November 6th at 6:18pm weighing 8 lbs and 2 ounces! He was immediately so alert and has the most adorable cry! We are so pleased to confirm both baby and mama are in great health! Thank you for joining us with prayers of blessing over this sweet family that will continue to be in our community of New Beginnings Homes!

Attention YWAMers

New Beginnings Homes is currently accepting applications to join our staff team!

We are looking to fill an immediate need for an assistant to the House Parents of our maternity home. The Steele family is expecting a new addition to their family in December. Our maternity home is a beautiful family environment where up to 6 pregnant woman can live in the home during their pregnancy.

Oh and we have a lot of fun too!

Do you have a passion for pro-life ministry, women and children, discipleship, or helping an at risk population? Have you completed a YWAM DTS?

NBHomes is an exciting and rewarding ministry where you can grow in relationship with the Lord while serving young women and children in need. Our staff team enjoy beautiful homes to reside in, plenty of flexibility for time off and schedules, we are near a variety of wonderful churches and close to both city and country living! CONTACT US TO APPLY!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Tiny House #2 is HERE!

R.W. Anderson Homes spent the last 3 days building a tiny house on the NBHomes property! The addition of this tiny house will allow more women to live in our program for moms and babies. We are so blessed by their support of New Beginnings and their generosity in providing more safe housing for single moms and babies.   

We ended the 3 days of building with a celebration! Families of the workers came to see the finished outcome and a few of the moms in our program shared how their lives have been impacted by New Beginnings Homes. 

The interior of the home still needs to be completed and we are looking for laborers to help us! If you have experience working on homes, or know someone who does, please contact us for more information on ways that you can help. Or, if you would like to help with a financial gift instead, you can do that here.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Wednesday Night Worship

For any further details or questions, contact Steph at (253) 324-3214

A Tiny Welcome Home Resident

BriAnna is the kind of young woman that puts everyone else in front of herself… She cares deeply about people! We immediately recognized that about her. And although selflessness is something to be admired, BriAnna’s strength became her greatest weakness. Her life began to spiral out of control because she wasn’t making healthy choices for herself. BriAnna struggled with addiction. Pregnant, afraid, and knowing that she couldn’t turn her life around on her own, she reached out for the help she needed to be free and protect the life within her. We see the bravery and humility it takes to ask for help and applaud her for doing so!  
After receiving specialized care for her recovery, BriAnna contacted NBHomes and we moved her in for the remainder of her pregnancy! At the New Beginnings maternity home she completed technical training in dental assisting and prepared for the birth of her son. She also rededicated her life to Jesus and got baptized while still pregnant! Her handsome little guy, named Roman, is a healthy 4 months old now! He giggles and coos all the time, enjoys worship at church, and soaks up the attention of all his adoring NBHomes family. 

Now that BriAnna is part of the Welcome Home (single moms) housing program she has been able to bond with her son, continue receiving loving support and mentorship, begin a career in dental assisting, and push forward in her recovery while strengthening her relationship with the Lord! BriAnna is an attentive nurturing mama with a heart full of gratefulness. She is enjoying her tiny sanctuary and making the space feel like an inviting home. BriAnna and her son are looking forward to a future full of God's presence!
Be sure to check out the video "A Tiny Tour" 
(on the side bar) for a look inside BriAnna's home.

Dedicated to the Lord!

The directors of New Beginnings Homes, Miles and Debi Musick, had the honor of attending the dedication of that cute little guy in the middle named Roman! What a privilege to celebrate the decision his brave mommy made to give him life and then place his future safely in the will of our Creator! We are so proud of her determination to follow hard after God and raise her son to know Jesus! In this picture all 3 of our programs are represented: maternity, birth mother, and single mom care! We are truly grateful for all the ways God has blessed NBHomes and the opportunity to worship in the house of God at Champions Centre in Tacoma!    

Friday, September 11, 2015

Baby Belly Beauty

There is something undeniably beautiful about the curve of a pregnant woman's belly expanding daily as proof of the life within her! To choose life in a world where it's acceptable to discard it, is something worth celebrating!

We want the young women that come to NBHomes to feel 
celebrated and honored in their wonderful decision to choose life!

As I write this post, I'm sitting in the hospital delivery room next to an NBHomes mama in early labor... because we are so much more than a mentorship program, much more than a shelter, this is a calling that becomes our way of life! We welcome these women into our homes and hearts!

We are NBHomes FAMILY! Family lifts up, supports, empowers, and stays connected. 

There are many fun ways we get to show our love... one of my favorite ways is by providing maternity and birth pictures for free! The laboring mama next to me was my last model just a couple weeks ago! Take a peek at her photo shoot and remember her and her daughter in your prayers during the next 24 hours as we welcome another NBHomes baby!

We just want to say THANK YOU to all of our incredible champions that pray for this ministry and support it financially! Please know your impact is GREAT! 

Monday, August 31, 2015

Dianna the Great!

For nearly 2 years Dianna Mendoza has blessed the residents, staff, and community around New Beginnings Homes with her infectious joy and hard work as a dedicated staff assistant! Dianna's role, to come alongside the house parents of the New Beginnings maternity home caring for our pregnant residents as well as the work involved in running a large home, is not for the faint of heart. She's not only excelled in every expectation but also went above and beyond consistently! For about 6 months she took on the leadership of "House Mom" while our new staff parents were away doing their YWAM training. Dianna has poured out her love and wisdom with countless young women experiencing unplanned pregnancy! Her example of a Godly woman has left a lasting impact on every person who knows her! Dianna's passion for people to realize their identity in Christ and hope for a brilliant future will continue to bless the Lord in her next journey! With all our love we bless Dianna as she moves on from NBHomes and follows the Leader of her life into the next exciting chapter!  

Here is what Dianna has to say about her time with NBHomes: "Working with NBHomes has been a most special time in my life! I've learned about the amazing grace of God, both for myself and for the women we serve. I've had so much fun, and I've shared a lot of tears. I will be thankful to the Lord for the rest of my life for the time I got to spend serving New Beginnings!"
Dianna is excited for her future! And so she should be... there is a certain young man who has become a very important part of her story! Yes, Robby has swept up our Dianna with charm, a fabulous sense of humor, and most importantly a deep rooted love for his Savior! What an honor as her family to see their love for each other grow! We expect great things for this couple! Robby recently landed the job of his dreams as a youth pastor at Charter Oak Community Church in Battle Ground, WA!! Just weeks later Dianna was offered a position with Catholic Community Services as an International Foster Care Case Manager set to begin in September! Once her training is completed in Tacoma, she will work out of Vancouver, WA (near Robby)! Dianna's heart for the nations as well as her deep desire for every individual to know their value ensures this new job was MADE for her! 

Dianna the Great, you have earned the title in our opinion! Thank you above everything for simply loving us & being you! We will miss you greatly, but we send you on with tremendous JOY! 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A Letter From Dad...

Recently the NBHomes house dad, Tim Steele, had an opportunity to present a farewell gift on behalf of our entire community to a young woman passionately pursuing God's plan for her life! The letter Tim wrote to accompany the gift of a purity ring, was so powerful and true for every 'single' woman seeking her King! 

Are you single? Do you know all about waiting? Please be encouraged by this letter: 

God’s Daughter, 

I don't really know exactly what to say about purity to someone I don't know that well. I am however a father with a father’s heart. So I will write this letter as if I was writing it to my own daughter today. I think I would say something like this.... Purity is a road that isn't easily walked down. As I talk about purity I will be careful not to talk about it as a battle. A battle implies that we must fight. We are quick to use words like fight and battle. Jesus is quick to use words like peace and rest. If there is any encouragement that I can give you it is to not war against your own flesh but to rest in a God who is more than able to win any battle. Jesus calls us to come and abide, he invites us into his rest.

“Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit to itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.” John 15:4

Abide in his presence, rest in his love, our God is a loving savior who is capable of meeting all of your needs, who fulfill all of your ideas.

Waiting for your husband is a great sentiment that people talk about often and it’s a valid point. However waiting for a future husband is a vague idea... Please don't only wait for a man. I believe that God says 'wait' because he honestly believes that he is good enough and he is enough for you. That if you rest in him and stay close to him he will walk with you. Trust that God will keep you, that as you walk with him he will keep you pure.

Don't hold back from your relationship with him... he wants to lead you, so follow and follow hard! Our God is a good father who loves you the same way he loved his own son Jesus.

“...the Father himself loves you because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God.” John 16:27

You are his treasured possession and he is a hopeless romantic. He would leave all of his sheep to find you. He would tear his house apart to find you because you are so valuable. And even if you turned your back on him as soon as he saw you on your way back, he would run to you and embrace you, he would kiss you, and adorn you with a ring and a robe. He would throw a feast in your honor. Our God is so good and his best for you is worth pursuing. Walk this road to purity well, stay close to him and allow him to fight all of your battles for you.

God’s chosen daughter, we are here for you always, a spiritual family knit together by God himself. Know that as spiritual family we are here & ready to hear from you when you need advice. Ready to receive you when you need a place to stay or simply want to visit.

Blessings to you dear daughter,
A caring Father

Puyallup Really Does CARE!

NBHomes participated in the second annual Puyallup Cares event hosted by The One Another Foundation! What a privilege to share alongside over 20 local non-profits, many of whom are our long time friends! We were so encouraged by the great turnout and connections made with so many in our community. This event was not just a tool to connect volunteers with upcoming projects, but also a great way to share about what we do and how EVERYONE can be involved by simply sharing about NBHomes. You never know who will cross your path that may someday need the extra help that New Beginnings Homes can provide!

Thank you to The One Another Foundation for setting the trend into motion that we must all have the mindset of fostering a caring community!

It's not too late to sign up for a volunteer opportunity. Please CONTACT US for details.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Very Tiny Construction

Adorable right!? These lovely little play houses came from our friends at World Vision! The kiddos on NBHomes campus are thrilled to play in them. 

The construction of these gifts by an awesome father and son team (Carl & Tim Steele) has us all pumped for ground to break in just a couple months on our next Tiny House! Tiny living is becoming more widely known and admired! We are looking forward to partnering with R.W. Anderson who is building the next tiny house to serve a single mom and baby in need! Read more HERE.

2015 Staff Retreat

 Great leaders know that sometimes you just need to get away and enjoy each other! We are grateful for our founders and directors for creating space in our busy schedules to make a retreat happen! Last week we spent a day in the sun, BBQing lunch, playing games, kayaking, swimming, and napping in nature. What a huge blessing to relax together. We are much more than co-workers... we serve the Lord side by side and genuinely adore our friendship as well.

(A BIG THANK YOU to World Vision, for the generous gift of kayaks! We love them!)

Day 2 of our staff retreat included the wisdom and passion of our dear friend Debe Loeber, a certified Strengths Finder consultant. We learned about each others God given strengths, how we can nurture them in our teamwork and personally to achieve not just skill and knowledge but truly live out our identity! It's amazing to see the unique abilities in our team and find ways to encourage the growth and fulfillment each of us need! 

(Thank You so much Puyallup Nazarene Church for use of your lovely meeting rooms!)

Thank You Nanny Serena

Serena, thank you for loving our kiddos so well this Summer! You have become family to us all and we will always keep you in our prayers! Blessings on your adventure as you continue to serve through Missionary Nanny. 

May We Never Lose Our Wonder!

"May we never lose our wonder
Wide eyed and mystified
May we be just like a child
Staring at the beauty of our King" 
- song by Bethel Music, called Wonder 

I was reminded of the glorious views we enjoy every (clear) day! A guest speaker was recently sharing a story at my church: He is from the south and in a college geography class he chose to study Mount Rainier. During that time he came to love it's beauty and learned every detail you could possibly know about it. After college he finally planned a road trip to visit the mountain for the first time. He shared that at a certain point coming down I5 the distance beheld the mountain in all its majesty... he could hardly contain his heart as it beat against the walls of his chest. Eventually making it all the way to Paradise Point state park at the base of Mt. Rainier, he emerged from his vehicle and proceeded to weep! You see it wasn't until that very moment that he realized the undeniable truth: he knew all about this mountain, but only when he gazed upon the beauty first hand did he actually know the mountain.

It's the same with our Mighty God... we can think we know all about him... the facts, the bible, the law, the words of others, BUT not until you personally experience the living God of the universe will you really KNOW HIM!

A big thank you to Louie Giglio for sharing his story with us! He ended stating that we better not take for granted the amazing reminder of God's greatness! So friends, lets not lose our wonder!    

Now Accepting Applications!

Do you know someone currently facing difficult circumstances surrounding their pregnancy? Women often come to NBHomes during their pregnancy to receive positive encouragement and resources to best prepare for the future. We offer one on one mentors, nutritious meals, access to a variety of local goods and services for pregnant women, but most importantly we can provide a stable and loving family style environment. Being able to navigate a tough situation with support and peace of mind will make all the difference!

In addition to our maternity home, NBHomes also offers a program for birth mothers (who have placed a child with a forever family through adoption). Adoption is a beautiful and sacrificial gift of life, but for most birth moms the time following their child's adoption is filled with questions, grief, and fear of the future. House of Hope exists to offer true hope for a future filled with purpose, joy, and success! If you or someone you know is in need of extra support please contact us for more information about our 12-18mo program for birth mothers.

Our programs are privately funded to cover a majority of the costs involved with serving women and children. Our residents are only responsible for a small monthly rent. If an applicant is ready for a fresh start //a New Beginning// we welcome your application so we can schedule an interview. Please visit to apply online. (Below are our homes)

Maternity Home                               House of Hope

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