Posted on : Tuesday August 18, 2015

By Sharon MagerBroken Wall

BALTIMORE, Md.—Members of The Broken Wall Project, a new Network church plant in Baltimore, served a special Mother’s Day banquet to over 100 grieving mothers on May 9 at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Each of the ladies lost a beloved son or daughter due to an act of violence. The special event was in partnership with “A Mother’s Cry,” and Johns Hopkins Hospital.

In addition to serving the lunch, church members took photographs of the ladies, and gave them gifts and flowers to let them know they are special and they are loved.

Broken Wall Project’s Pastor Ron Willoughby said the luncheon was an opportunity to demonstrate the love of Christ in a clear, tangible way.

“A Mother’s Cry,” is an organization founded by Millie Brown in 2007. While working at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Brown regularly saw young people, 15 and 16 years old, rushed into surgery as a result of stab or gunshot wounds and not even making it to the recovery area.  And she saw the incredible pain and suffering of mothers as they heard the tragic news. She formed the foundation to show those mothers they are not alone, that they are cared for and to help them walk through their grief and help them find ways to continue to live meaningful lives.

Willoughby, heard about the foundation at The Mid-Atlantic Baptist Network-sponsored “Unplugged Conference” at Freedom Church where attendees stretched out their hands to pray for Brown and her organization.

Willoughby said the church is developing an ongoing partnership with a Mother’s Cry and will continue to minister alongside “Miss Millie” and her organization.