“Family Christian has been a partner that has literally helped put us on the map,” Miriam said. “They’ve been so important in what Widow Connection is doing today.”
In our previous post, we introduced Widow Connection, a nonprofit ministry that equips, informs and educates widows in the U.S. and around the world—and all with a biblical basis. They also encourage people in widows’ lives to know how to care for them.
The ministry was launched in 2007 by Miriam Neff, who only a year prior became a widow herself. After launching WidowConnection.com and authoring her book, From One Widow to Another, she began to think of ways she could reach even more widows.
In 2009, Miriam’s next goal for Widow Connection was a feature on the radio. Through her research, she learned that stations would carry a one-minute program at no charge. But she still needed funds to record it—and that’s when she reached out to us.
Soon after Miriam laid out her plan to us, we were on board and New Beginnings was born. The one-minute feature focuses on starting over, whether from a loss of any kind, divorce or financial turmoil—and is an encouraging word to those who listen.
Once New Beginnings took off, more stations took notice and picked up the show, drawing more people to WidowConnection.com. The website is not only an excellent resource for widows to read other widows’ stories, they but can also email Miriam, who takes time to individually respond to every one of them.
From a simple 60-second radio spot, many widows were reached and many of their lives were changed.
Today, New Beginnings is broadcasted on more than 1,000 stations in the U.S.
Join us in giving hope to widows around the world. Donate $10* to Widow Connection by texting FAMILY to 52000.
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