Our guest speaker was Amy Ford of Embrace Grace, a pro-love, life-affirming ministry in Texas that resources and empowers the local church to create a place of belonging for single moms and single dads. Find out more about Embrace Grace at www.embracegrace.org.
We were finally able to celebrate paying off our mortgage at our recent open house. It was good to gather and give thanks to our Lord for His provision. Thank you to everyone who made this possible thru many years of prayers, service, and donations. For those of you who were unable to attend, you are welcome to call and make an appointment to tour the center.
Our banquet speaker, Dr. Marc Newman, used portions of C.S. Lewis’ Screwtape Letters to help us understand that knowledge is not enough to overcome the evil of abortion. Having the ability and resources to solve problems won’t do it either. Even a keen awareness of the sinfulness of a culture steeped in an abortion mentality is insufficient. Dr. Newman challenged us to take the step that counts: to engage our wills and act on our knowledge in line with our understanding and resources in order to overcome the evil of abortion.
The banquet response was overwhelming. Some attendees answered the challenge by volunteering to be a client advocate or church liaison. Others offered to pray, and together we raised over $52,000 in cash and pledges that will be collected throughout the year. That will ensure that everyone facing a pregnancy decision in our county will have a safe place to go for accurate information about their options, education, and long-term assistance and support for anyone who desires to have their baby.