Beauty For Ashes

Empowering Women. Benefiting Families. Transforming Lives.

As an Isaiah 61:3 ministry Beauty for Ashes strives to be purposeful as we touch the lives of women and their families impacted by domestic violence, broken relationships, loss of loved ones and those that are simply searching.  We aim to empower by educating them using biblical principles to guide their journey.  We will be proactive through providing coaching, mentoring, and discipleship to teach and encourage building healthy relationships.  We will connect and communicate using a multi-modal approach, such as, bi-annual conferences, retreats, bible studies internet, social media and other media platforms.  Our passion is to help others discover or rediscover the heart of God.

Beauty for Ashes Ministries was founded in 2012 by Dora Lee Omoregie Obaro.  Through her own life experiences, Dora Lee has found the principles from God’s Word to be powerful and effective. At one point, Dora was a widowed single-mom with no hope of ever being “good enough” struggling with depression and trying to cope with the major changes and challenges in her life.  These major life hurdles came at a time that she was on her own path to success. But the stress of trying to hold down a full-time professional job, being a new single-mom and still struggling with bereavement left her feeling broken and used.  During this time of vulnerability, unresolved feelings began to surface from being a prior victim of domestic violence.  She could no longer run from the pain and loneliness.  She found her pathway to healing through forgiveness and trusting in God’s word.

That’s when God got a hold of her heart. It was there—at her lowest point—that she found the One who accepted and loved her, faults and all.  He (God) gave her Beauty for Ashes. Since that transformation, Dora Lee has had a passion to reach women who find themselves where she once was.

“To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.”  Isaiah 61:3