NEW YORK — Christopher Bell was in his twenties and living in Times Square, when he heard something that sounded like the voice of God.Bell had been working with homeless and runaway kids in New York City, when he encountered pregnant women with young children who had no homes. At the time, Bell said there were no long-term programs that were ministering to pregnant women with other children.“I thought there was a need to have longer-term housing for mothers and babies, but I didn’t know what to do,” Bell told CNA.“I was close to Father Benedict Groeschel, and I complained to him, ‘Why doesn’t somebody do something to help these young mothers and children?’”Father Groeschel, founder of the Community of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, told Bell that he would help him start the ministry that would eventually become Good Counsel Homes. Hearing those words from Father Groeschel “sounded almost like the voice of God and it was a great encouragement,” Bell recalled.

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