Arise Daughter

Sylvia Reynolds-Blakely
Sylvia Blakely,
Arise Daughter Founder

Hello and welcome. My name is Sylvia Blakely, founder of Arise Daughter, and I will be your point of contact for abortion recovery mentoring through a partnership with Divinely Driven Ministry. I am beyond thrilled to extend my hand and heart to you as you move forward in your journey toward complete freedom and a vibrant new life! As you lean into this next phase of recovery, I want you to know that you have a host of women who are willing to partner with you here at Divinely Driven. The support of women who understand your struggles and have made it to the other side is a crucial support network; one that we pray will eventually lead you into being a part of that support system for others.  


A little about me might help. I made the decision for abortion during the summer of my 20th year while I was in college. It took another twenty years before I was able to ask God to forgive me for my abortion decision and another twenty years before I experienced the curriculum of Forgiven and Set Free. This powerful 8-week Bible study, taught by phenomenal staff at Healing Grace Ministry, allowed me to FINALLY experience the true freedom of complete transformation.


I basically had a 40-year sentence of hiding from the shame of my abortion. Forty years is a lot of time to: (1) Not feel forgiven; (2) Feel forgiven but not free; and then (3) Feel free and now able to help others experience that same freedom.


God's word for you, through the lens of my experience, is: Arise, daughter, from the ashes! God has a mighty work to do in you and through you. There is true beauty in the breakthrough because God said so! (Isaiah 61:3)


We at Divinely Driven and Arise Daughter are here to help you:


  • Discover and honor where you are in your journey through a confidential intake process. 

  • Set God-centered goals for continued growth through one-on-one and group mentoring.

  • Expand your walk in Christ such that you will be an integral part of advancing His Kingdom here on earth, possibly through your own ministry.  


The first important step is reaching out. It is time to shake off any remaining ashes and walk in freedom!

Reach out to me via Arise Daughter to start your process of connecting with a support network of women who are poised to walk with you. May God richly bless you!

To all who mourn in Israel, He will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the Lord has planted for his own glory.

Isaiah 61:3