After the loss of her son Robert in April of 2006, Autumn Ater found it a real challenge not to lose herself in her grief…it was then that God planted a seed in her heart to start a faith based ministry for mothers called “A Hole In My Heart”.
It is Autumn’s hope to encourage other mothers like herself not to let their grief identify who they are, but to realize that God has a purpose for their lives. She has provided a safe and cozy place for them to talk about their children, as well as receive encouragement and help from the Bible, special speakers, music and fellowship.
Autumn has been leading this faith based support group, with the help of a wonderful board for over 5 years now, and currently has nearly 500 mothers receiving services from the ministry. This ministry was created with the vision of healing for a mother's broken heart through God's Love and Word after the loss of a child. Our mission is to reach out to bereaved mothers through God’s word and deed, offering comfort and understanding where the heart hurts most.
Several annual events are hosted by the ministry, including Butterfly Releases, Candle Lighting Memorials during the Holiday Season, A Healing Journey Mother’s Retreat, special speaker events and much more.
The community has opened their hearts to this growing ministry…and many doors are opening! “The Fountain of Tears”, a vision Autumn only dreamt of, is now a monumental landmark in memory of all children passed, along with its beautiful prayer walk of engraved bricks. Located at Praise Pavilion, of Weatherford, TX.
A Hole In My Heart welcomes any mother who is suffering the loss of her child to come and join the group as they meet the second Thursday of each month at North Side Baptist Church of Weatherford, TX, room 107, from 7-9 Pm. There is a quarterly newsletter sent out and is listed on the web site as well. It is the goal of Autumn Ater to reach out to as many mothers as she can who she knows are walking the same grief journey she is and feel the comfort of a Loving and Healing God!
You can reach Autumn Ater at 817-594-6148 or email@example.com