ARMS is excited to share the new things God is doing and how He has been preparing us to expand our reach. 2018 has been a year of re-evaluating where we’ve been and where we are going. We knew it was a time for change after 20 years, we just didn’t know how.
At the beginning of 2018, God began opening doors and showing us how we will be transitioning to expand our reach, growing in ways we never imagined. ARMS received calls from two very large agencies asking us to partner with them. Union Gospel Rescue Mission now called Citygate Network and Heartbeat International which is in 61 countries. They both realize their need to be trained and provide help in the area of domestic violence to those they serve in their own agencies. And they chose ARMS!
We are preparing to provide online training and a certification process. We will start with Her Journey, our victim recovery program. We will ensure all who participate are educated and trained to industry standards for credibility and for the safety of those we serve.
We are holding on to our seats, both out of excitement and because it’s going to be quite the ride. Can you imagine the increased impact we can have as we move to become an organization that equips people and organizations, provides consulting and on-going training so that victims of abuse all over the world can receive the same healing power that over 21,000 women already have?!
Women talk about how the ARMS Her Journey program saved their lives, set them free, helped them to understand their value and set healthy boundaries. So many express they wished they had known about us sooner or that it had been available where they had lived. With this new system, we can train all over the country and internationally.
Join us in praying for the time, talent and resources we are going to need. We believe this is God’s plan and with Him ARMS can do anything!
– Stacey Womack, Executive Director