Community Unity for Life
A recent Pregnancy Help News commentary reflects upon the common bond many Christian denominations share: the sanctity of human life. Whether Catholic, mainstream Protestant, or Evangelical, numerous followers of Christ identify as pro-life. That is true in our community, too. Many different churches support our ministry through prayer and donations and they are well represented at our fundraisers. Folks from these churches volunteer and donate materials, such as diapers and blankets, for the mothers we serve.
The Bible talks about unity within the body of Christ. St. Peter’s appeals, “Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart and a humble mind” (1st Peter 3:8). Jesus also speaks to this topic; in John 17:23, he says as he prays for his disciples and for us today, “I in them and you in me, that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.”
At True Care, we are grateful for the many churches in Casper and Converse County that support us in so many ways. Without these congregations and individuals, we could not serve the women who walk through our doors. Women like Kelsey.
The 22-year-old came into our center recently and told us her intention was to abort if she was pregnant. The ultrasound image of her seven-week-old unborn didn’t sway her. She returned the next week for her STD results, and when the nurse offered her the opportunity for a second ultrasound, she refused; she said she still planned to abort. The nurse provided her with a brochure on the potential after-effects of abortion and encouraged her to read it before driving out of town for the procedure. Kelsey called two days later and asked if she could still have an ultrasound; the nurse was able to make an appointment for her. Our young patient returned, and her demeanor appeared more upbeat. She told both the advocate and nurse she had read the brochure given to her and she had done some online research. She was not as abortion-determined at this point. Upon seeing her growing child wiggling on the ultrasound screen, tears formed in Kelsey’s eyes. She told her advocate afterwards that she had changed her mind – she planned now to carry to term and parent!
People like you make changed minds happen. Without your support, women like Kelsey would have no place to turn to for the medical services they need as well as important educational materials. Women aren’t likely to find these services anywhere else, especially at an abortion clinic.
There are many ways to support True Care – prayer, donating baby items, volunteering your time or donating a portion of your finances.
Our annual Baby Bottle Boomerang is going on now. There are just a few weeks left to fill the bottles with change, bills, and checks and return the bottles to your church or to us. A bit THANK YOU to all who have given so far.
We unite for the cause of pregnant women and their unborn!