History & Activism

Since the 1973 Supreme Court Roe vs. Wade decision legalizing abortion, millions of children have died. Much to our nation’s shame, that toll climbs higher as 4,500 more babies die each day.

“What are Christians doing to stop this innocent bloodshed?”

“Are they doing anything to intervene for the babies dying in local abortion facilities each day?”

“What about reaching out to those who are considering abortion as an alternative to carrying their child to term?”

These are the questions that Pastor Al Howard asked himself after attending a prayer meeting in 1983. At that time it became clear that God was laying it on his heart to speak out for those children, to be an advocate for the unborn. Thus, the organization, His Nesting Place Ministries (HNP) was founded in 1983.

HNP began by bringing a Christian presence to the abortion facilities in Long Beach, California through regular sidewalk counseling, educating the community, and encouraging the Church to take responsibility for protecting women and children.

Over the years, HNP has expanded its ministries so that we can more effectively meet the needs of those to whom we reach out. For example, our care giving ministries now deal with crisis pregnancy work: post-abortion counseling, medical care referrals and providing baby and maternity clothes.

His Nesting Place welcomes women, ages 18 and over, who are pregnant and who have nowhere to turn. Our ministry also takes in homeless mothers and their children. We never put a time limit on those seeking our help. A woman may stay with us until she is restored and self-sufficient. We do not discriminate against race, religion, nationality or financial situation. Primarily, we ask only that a woman desires a changed life and a personal relationship with Christ to be admitted to our home.

We hope you will join us in the important task of reaching out to the unborn and their parents. Together – with God’s guidance – we can continue to minister to those in need. Above all, we stand ready to assist you in any way, and we ask you to prayerfully consider your role in this ministry. Please do not hesitate to call or write us.


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