Take Heart Ministry

We provide support for the hurting

“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” Psalm 147:3
“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; He rescues (saves) those whose spirits are crushed.” Psalm 34:18
“We want to avoid suffering, death, sin, and ashes, but we live in a world crushed, broken, and torn that God Himself visited to redeem. We receive His poured-out life and being allowed the high privilege of suffering with Him, we may then pour ourselves out for others.” Elisabeth Elliot
“I heartily recommend "Take Heart" as a ministry of compassion for those who have experienced loss. Their caring team extends the utmost in providing loving support, common experience, and understanding. "Take Heart" provides a powerful grief recovery resource for our pastors and churches."” Stan Beerman, Assistant to the President, Oregon Conference

Take Heart Ministry – the story behind

Tawny Sportsman
Tawny Sportsman, Director

After Tawny lost her husband of nearly 35 years, thoughtful friends and acquaintances confided they had wanted to do something but didn’t know what to do, so didn’t do anything, and then felt terrible about it!

Through her personal journey, Tawny realized people are often at a loss to know what to do or say though they REALLY do want to do SOMETHING to show they care. And it could be so easy!

Take Heart Ministry was formed in response to the heart’s cry of those who wanted to reach out but didn’t know how and now ministers to or pulls alongside those who have suffered loss.

Take Heart also provides programs for the hurting on how to navigate holidays and well-meaning friends; tools to assist in becoming grounded and independent again and activities to fellowship and connect with others.

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