Restore began in 2013 as a ministry to teen girls through a conference that focused on Christ’s love and identity in Him. This conference was designed to create a Spirit-filled atmosphere where teens would gather with their youth leaders, mentors, and other passionate women from the surrounding communities, who would share Christ’s love and minister to the teens through a fun-filled and Scripture-packed weekend of worship and amazing teaching.
Informed Choices Partnership
Rachel Owen (Director of Informed Choices) was asked to be a speaker for 2013’s conference, to educate young women about the value of abstinence and the long-term effects of STDs and abortion. The conference was a sweet success and after Informed Choices witnessed the impact Restore has had on the young women in the community, the marriage of the ministries was a natural and effortless response. Informed Choices has been a tremendous blessing to the state of Iowa as it has, to date, saved the lives of over 1,000 children, who otherwise would have been lost to the epidemic of abortion. While Informed Choices recognizes the dramatic impact of their services, their desire has also been to provide programs and support that will prevent women from being faced with an unwanted STD or pregnancy situation, by arming them with the love of Christ before they naively make irreversible life decisions.