The Nest: In-Person Encouragement Group

Hi there sweet friend!

My name is Elisha, author and founder of Waiting for Baby Bird Ministries. And guess what? You are not here by accident. Nope. I don’t believe in accidents but rather God-ordained appointments. Therefore, I believe that you are here and interested in coming to “The Nest” for a reason…for a purpose. So, please, consider this my personal invitation for you to come to our next in-person gathering, which is held on the first Thursday of every month at 6pm in Southern Illinois.

I promise, you won’t regret it! This is not your typical “support group meeting.” we don’t sit around with styrofoam cups of water in our hands, stale cookies wrapped in a napkin on our laps, and tissues tucked underneath our legs. Instead, this is a group where you will find tears, but also LOTS of laughter…amazing giveaways…yummy food…and lasting hope!

But don’t take my word for it, take theirs…

“The whole evening was moving!”

“Elisha’s message was very inspiring and truly touched my heart!”

“I drive over 2 hours to attend and it is absolutely worth the commute!”

“I came even though I was super discouraged and ready to just give up. I left with a renewed sense of hope and I’m excited for the future again!”

“Such an incredible night!”

“I walked away last night with such a renewed sense of faith in His plan for me! It came in His perfect timing as I was truly beginning to waver in my spiritual convictions. I am so beyond happy that I chose to attend!” 

So what do you say? Are you ready to encounter hope? Are you looking for a FREE resource table of goodies? Do you want to chow down on some yummy and delicious food? Are you looking for prayers that bring LIFE, giveaways that give SMILES, and lots of HOPE to keep you believing for your miracle? If so, come! Bring a friend, an aunt, a cousin, or someone else who is struggling! ALL ARE WELCOME! Again, it all starts at 6pm where we will eat as we mix and mingle, before gathering together as one to uplift and bring life to our dreams through the power of God’s word!

Oh! One more thing! If you are shy or an introvert, guess what? I am too! This is why I will never ask you to talk, dance, pray or do anything else that might cause you to sweat or be nervous! This is a safe place for you.

If you have any questions or would like directions, simply fill out the form below or email me at

Upcoming In-Person Events


To get directions or to learn more about “The Nest” as well as recommendations for overnight accommodations (if needed/desired), please email at or simply fill out this confidential form below.