I ran across a great example of incarnational ministry recently. There’s a Mennonite group in Colorado called New Horizons Ministry. They run a residential home that cares for the babies of women who are in prison. Women who give birth in prison are faced with some difficult choices: abortion, putting the baby in the foster system, or having the baby stay with often less-than-ideal relatives. Many of these women are instead turning to New Horizons Ministry, where people keep the babies in residential homes and bring them to visit their mothers every week with the end goal of reunification.
Young single Mennonite women are volunteering a year or more of their time to raise these children and give them a stable start in life, a spiritual foundation, and a chance to be reunited with their mothers. Now that’s something Jesus would do.
You can read the full article in Mennonite Weekly Review.