For Ladies Only
After seeing, for some time, the need to equip and encourage women who are married to law enforcement officers, we are announcing the creation of a new resource area on the FCPO-USA website especially for these ladies. This area will be administered by Kristi Neace, former National Board member and founder of Badge of Hope Ministries. This will be a work in progress, with new material being added on a regular basis. Kristi shares her thoughts on this new venture below:
Oh, girls! I am so excited for this moment!
It has been a long time in coming I assure you, but here we are, right on (God’s) time!
I’ve been a part of this fantastic organization for a number of years and have been privileged to serve on the Board of Directors and speak at several of their national conferences. I’ve worked alongside these FCPO warriors and know that their heart is to reach your officers with the love of Christ, but in saying that, we’ve always known that there’s been a missing link…YOU!
So, today I’d love to announce that after much prayer and consideration, we are starting an area on this website with you in mind! We not only want to serve the great men and women who strap on that badge and gun belt daily, but we want to offer encouragement, support, sound biblical teaching, and a
safe place for those of you who stand behind, pray for, and love on an officer.
If we haven’t had a chance to meet yet, my name is Kristi Neace, and I’m a wife, mom and mom-in-law to officers, so I understand what you’re going through.My husband, Rick, and I have been married 33 years this year, all by the grace of God. I don’t ever take that lightly. Let me assure you, dear one, that I understand the stresses you face in your LE marriage. It is not easy, but I see you, and more importantly, God sees you!
Perhaps you have heard of Badge of Hope Ministries? In 2010, God called me to step out of my comfort zone and start a nation-wide non-profit, for the sole purpose of sharing God’s hope with a hurting law enforcement community. Eleven years later and thousands of lives touched, I can assure you that He has taught me more than I could have ever taught anyone else. I’m simply humbled and amazed.
I hope you will stick around, come back, reach out. We want you here…I want you here. Come and laugh with me…cry a little, find something that resonates. This is for you, and we know that if we can somehow bring you a little peace or give uplift you in any way, then that will filter down onto the officers who serve our communities daily.
Stand strong, momma. God has not only called your spouse into this profession, but He has called you as well. With Him we can walk this line together!
Kristi Neace is a Christian writer, speaker and former FCPO-USA National Board member. She has authored a number of books, articles, and blogs, and has been featured on several national media outlets.