“Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.” – Mother Teresa
ERIN STARTED A FOUNDATION, “FROM PAIN TO PROMISE,” TO HELP SINGLE MOTHERS AND WOMEN IN NEED.
STATISTICS ABOUT SINGLE MOTHERS: INFORMATION RECEIVED FROM HARVEST HOUSE PUBLISHING
DID YOU KNOW THAT THERE ARE 15 MILLION SINGLE MOTHERS IN THE UNITED STATES, RAISING APPROXIMATELY 25 MILLION CHILDREN?
DID YOU KNOW THAT THEY OFTEN FALL PREY TO STAGGERING STATISTICS AND A SENSE OF EXHAUSTION AND OVERWHELM THAT ONLY A SINGLE MOTHER COULD KNOW?
DID YOU KNOW THAT THERE IS NOT ONE SINGLE MOTHER IN MAINSTREAM COUNTRY OR THE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY WHO IS A SINGER/SPEAKER AND ADVOCATE FOR SINGLE MOTHERS?
I grew up singing in church from the age of four. Since then, I have sung all over the world, and I’ve watched in awe at how music bonds people in such a profound way.
It is rare if a day goes by where I am not emailed or messaged by a single mother, single woman, or young girl who is pain: messages of crippling fear, depression, loneliness, and anxiety; messages from those who are cutting themselves, someone struggling with suicidal thoughts, body and eating disorders, addictions; heartbreaking stories of abuse, abandonment, overwhelming pain and unfortunately so much more. These beautiful souls are searching for another woman who has a story like theirs. They want to feel seen, and not alone. Through my story, these women, of all ages, are bonding with us in a profound way. We receive emails from women of all walks of life saying that, because of our songs or message, they feel loved and they are finding their worth. Because of these women and their stories, I am beyond committed to touring as many towns, cities, states and countries as possible. I feel that we are called to use our stories, our songs, our hearts to show that we can go “From Pain To Promise.”
We believe that going out directly to the people is the most effective way to love and serve them. It is my prayer and goal that everyone who comes to our shows knows that they are chosen, loved and more than enough. We want to team up with local companies to help as many women as we can. We also want to come out and help women who are working hard to take care of themselves and others, but are in desperate need of the essentials (groceries, gas, bills, health and dental, and much more.)