Hi Friends! My name is Nicole Hill Clark and I would like to introduce you to Twelve 12 Ministries. I have been blessed with a beautiful and spunky 6-year old daughter but spent the last few years on a journey that has led me to this destination.
Did you know 1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage and 1 in 8 couples have trouble getting pregnant?
With my own personal infertility diagnosis and heartbreak from miscarriage, Twelve 12 Ministries was created out of experience. If I did not have Jesus in my life, a community to surround me, and the truth of the Bible, I would not have made it through. This is my story, and through my pain and hurt, God saved me. The strength I was given from this trial is now my way to help others who are going through a similar experience.
I found most churches did not have support groups or resources to help women facing infertility. And since depression, anxiety, guilt and shame follow an infertility diagnosis or the loss of a child, the Lord first revealed the need and then the vision to serve.
Twelve 12 Ministries exists to create a community for women suffering and longing to heal. To encourage, uplift and point everyone to Christ and find a meaningful relationship with Him. This ministry is a place where grief, fear, pain, and doubt are countered with hope, patience, and prayer. Our heart and mission is to remind every woman that they are seen, loved and not forgotten.
Inspired by Romans 12:12, “rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer,” we focus on biblical teachings to connect, inspire, and support women through their most difficult times.
How we serve our community and women all over the U.S. is by offering our T12 Program, connecting women with an Infertility and Loss Coach, opportunities to Share Your Story, gifting Butterfly Boxes, hosting Refined support group meetings, as well as providing a Hope Fund for individuals and families. Twelve 12 Ministries provides a safe environment for women to seek, learn, and gather online.
Community is such a huge part of Twelve 12 Ministries. It is who we are, how we serve and how we bring glory to God. We collaborate with local MOPS groups (Mothers of Preschoolers) and have a beautiful partnership with Prestonwood Pregnancy Center. We’ve also linked arms with several local infertility and loss ministries/organizations to make a larger impact in the kingdom.
Taking a look back through my journey, all of my experiences have prepared me for this moment. Working jobs in leadership, management, retail, dance, fitness, choreography, sales, consulting and television have given me everything I need to help others. It’s beautiful to see the Lord place all of my puzzle pieces together and create this amazing purpose. He’s taken my gifts, talents, interests, trials, and good times to birth this ministry. And with His help, I have the opportunity to pour into the community, share the gospel, and help uplift others.
No matter your pain, loss or experience, we are all connected in Christ. Whatever you may be dealing with, fighting for, or walking through – you are not alone.
Nicole Clark is a Texas native who loves Jesus and spends her days as a servant leader. A former back-up dancer, she now uses her experiences to serve with Twelve 12 Ministries, Next Step Dance and Polished. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading and learning more about the bible. Nicole lives in Plano, TX with her husband Darren and daughter Delanie.
photo credit: Taken By Terra