Motion helps widows find joy, fullfillment, and purpose in the motion of walking and serving Christ.
In December 2004, at age 41, Karen Rohner became a widow. In an instant, she went from being a happy mother and wife to a confused, scared and lonely widow and single mom of 2 teenagers. She found the only thing harder than dealing with losing her husband was watching her kids grieve and suffer from the loss of their father.
Through a series of fortunate connections, Karen was introduced to 4 other young widows who also recently lost their husbands. They instantly connected as they all realized they had similar struggles, and they often gathered to talk about life, feelings, and struggles they faced as new widows.
Ever since connecting with these friends, Karen’s passion to support and connect with other widows has grown. After receiving her certification as a Life Coach in 2017, she decided to move forward and start a new ministry through Abide to serve widows called Motion.
Motion ministers to widows in the lonely time that settles in once supportive friends and family have returned to normal life. Motion’s discipleship process takes widows from loneliness to the motion of walking with and serving with Christ. Through one-on-one mentoring, small groups, and prayer, Motion helps widows build new friendships that will remain strong through the continual struggles all widows face.
Donate to Motion
In order to sustain the work of helping widows in their time of difficulty, we invite you to make a one-time or recurring donation which will be designated toward the work of our branch Motion. All gifts given are tax deductible. Abide Ministries partners with Donorbox to enable donors to make one time and recurring donations, while allowing them to manage their own giving in a safe, secure, and reliable environment.
Online gifts can be made using the form on this page, or at https://donorbox.org/motion. You can make one-time or recurring gifts using credit cards, debit cards, or bank transfers. All transactions are processed through Donorbox (a Stripe partner) for the highest level of security and convenience. Once you make a gift, you can manage your gift at www.donorbox.org.
Check gifts can be made out to: Abide Ministries and sent to 323 Linwood Dr, Rochester, MI 48307.
Please add “Motion” to the memo line of all check gifts. For any questions regarding giving, please email [email protected]
STOCK / MUTUAL FUND GIFTS
Most U.S. brokerage firms can quickly and easily transfer your gift of stock or mutual funds to Motion electronically. Click here for details to give to your broker.
IRA CHARITABLE ROLLOVER
If you are age 70 1⁄2 or older, you can make gifts from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) directly to Motion without paying income tax on the withdrawal. Click here for instructions on how to make an IRA Charitable Rollover.