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Montgomery church’s ministry featured on ‘700 Club’comment (0)

June 3, 2010


A Montgomery church’s neonatal ministry earned it national recognition recently as the Christian Broadcasting Network’s (CBN) Church of the Week.

Footprints Ministry of Heritage Baptist Church, Montgomery, in Montgomery Baptist Association was featured on “The 700 Club” during the week of May 10.

The ministry’s mission is to let families with infants admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) know they are not alone and provide comfort when a baby is premature or needs extra care after birth.

Founder Kim Wilson and eight other women listen to the families’ stories, pray for and with them and also deliver gift bags to them.

The gift bags include travel necessities, gift cards to local stores and restaurants, a disposable camera, a scent blanket for the mother to sleep with and return to the baby, a burp cloth monogrammed with footprints, a baby magazine, a Bible and a prayer request card.

Wilson said a stay in NICU can be a nightmare for parents.

She would know. Her son John Parker stayed in NICU for 10 days in September 2006.

“[God] knew that placing me there would rock my world,” Wilson said, adding, “I hope through our feature on CBN that people will be encouraged to use a storm in their life to start a new ministry.”

Heritage Baptist supports the ministry by providing meeting space for monthly meetings, helping to promote fund-raising events and assisting with counseling for families.

“We are very proud of Kim Wilson and to be a partner with her ministry,” said Jeff Dickey, Heritage’s discipleship minister, adding the church was also very honored to be featured on “The 700 Club.”

To watch the feature, visit CBN’s website, www.cbn.com.

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