Disclaimer: All the Pregnancy Centre Services are Confidential. Any personal information shared on this blog about any of our clients has been approved by that client for us to share. We never share personal information without approval. The Valley Care Pregnancy Centre is a safe place for you. Note: The Valley Care Pregnancy Centre does not provide abortions or abortion referrals.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Google Adwords are Working!!!

 We are so thankful for Google Adwords!  People are finding us and finding us for the right reasons - when they are pregnant and looking for abortion information.  Please pray for these people who are finding us online that through our website (www.asafeplaceforme.com) and our location on 104 Webster Street in Kentville, we will be able to help those like the one who called us this morning - someone looking for information on abortion.  We have information that they usually not receive.  Check out our "Abortion" page for more.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Fall 2014 Feedback (Love) from Our Clients

Fall 2014 Comments on Exit Interviews
98% said the staff seemed very interested in them and their needs.
98% said the staff were “very sensitive and respectful” to their beliefs.
95% said the information the staff provided was “very helpful” to them.
97% said they would “strongly recommend” the Centre to a friend who was facing a problem pregnancy.

Here's what they wrote: 
  • They were very helpful and very pleasant to be with
  • You’re very helpful in any way possible when needed
  • They were very sensitive an respectful, very friendly and kind
  • I learned detailed information about my developing baby
  • What I like best is enjoying the courses and earning Baby Bucks for the Baby Store they have!
  • Couldn’t ask for a better place!
  • What I liked best was that I got to talk about what was bothering me.
  • I learned how to keep a baby happy
  • You couldn’t be better!
  • It’s great.  I wish there were this Centre where I lived before.  It’s very helpful and supportive for pregnant women.
  • The staff were sensitive to my beliefs.  They didn’t pry and were very friendly.
  • What I liked best was that I got some really, really nice things in the line of clothing for my children.
  • What I liked best was the people, the compassion and the prayer.  My visit was awesome!
  • They are good, helpful and respectful.
  • I liked that they are confidential
  • The warm welcome I received was what I liked best
  • I liked the non-judging, friendly, helpful and great staff!
  • I liked watching the DVDs and learning basic things on taking care of the baby.
  • Overall, I would describe my visit as, “Excellent.”
  • I felt welcomed right away.  They were very helpful and supportive and couldn’t be more helpful.
  • The ladies that work here really care – that’s what I liked best.
  • What I liked best was how wonderful I was made to feel while visiting.  The sensitive service was great and was as helpful as possible.
  • I liked the helpful instructions and information.  I love to come here.  I can learn so many things which I didn’t know about.
  • I liked that I got prayer for a friend of mine.
  • I would strongly recommend this Centre to a friend.  They are really caring people and willing to help.  They are very warm and I’m glad to see a place like this where people care.
  • They were compassionate and I loved the prayer.  It was awesome!
It is a delight and an honour to serve God by serving these wonderful people in our community.  We need your help to care for the increasing number of people coming to see us.  Visit us online for ways you can help:  http://asafeplaceforme.com/about.htm 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

24 Hr. Response Plumber to the Rescue!

Barry's not leaning over that toilet because he's sick ... but because he's AWESOME!!!

Thank you, Barry, for all your help and generosity!  Great hearts and quality workmanship are a rare and special combination!  God bless you!!! 

Keep Barry in mind for all your plumbing needs!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

November is Adoption Awareness Month

For post-abortion support and/or adoption support, contact the Valley Care Pregnancy Centre:
Phone 902-678-6217, Text 902-670-8510, Email info@asafeplaceforme.com.  Check us out online at www.asafeplaceforme.com.

Monday, November 17, 2014

On the Phone with Scott Brison

I just had a wonderful conversation with Hon. Scott Brison, a member of the Canadian parliament from Nova Scotia. Scott has been the Member of Parliament for the riding of Kings-Hants since the 1997 federal election and he called me this morning in regard to a letter I wrote him about sex-selected abortion.  I was honored to hear from him and to hear his concern he also has for this important issue.  He shared his heart with me on the issue of abortion and I really appreciated what he had to say.  I think that his beautiful daughters have really been used by God to touch his heart in deep ways.  Scott let me pray on the phone with him for the work he does and for his family. 

Please pray for Scott and his family.  Write him to encourage him and share from your heart about the issue(s) you have on your mind so he knows what all the people he represents are thinking.

At the same time, it was great to have Hon. Leo Glavine (Lib) and John Lohr (PC) grace us with their presence (invited by other guests) at our 2014 Fundraising Banquet, "Life is Beautiful" held at the Old Orchard Inn on November 3rd where 220 supporters came to celebrate and empower this mission of Life here in the Annapolis Valley.  We were blessed to have received $54,000 toward our mission that evening.

First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony given at the proper time. For this I was appointed a preacher and an apostle (I am telling the truth, I am not lying ) as a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth. Therefore I want the men in every place to pray, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and dissension. - The Apostle Paul (1Timothy 2.1-8)

Saturday, November 15, 2014

New Flyers for Advertising are Ready!

 Our new advertising flyers are ready!  These are images of the front and back of four new flyers - one on pregnancy, parenting, adoption and after abortion support.  If you know where we could put some of these, please let me know.  They are 4x9" rack cards (fit nicely on a rack display). 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Nova Scotia Pre-Natal Classes Now Online Only!

Pre-natal classes (classes that deal with pregnancy, child birth and infant care) are no longer being offered by Public Health nurses.  They are now being offered only online.  So if you are pregnant or have a child up to 12 months of age, this website is for you. It's free to sign up, and you will automatically be grouped with others who are at the same stage of pregnancy / parenting.  You can find this website at https://novascotia.welcometoparenting.com/Default.aspxFor even more parenting support and education, contact us here at the Valley Care Pregnancy Centre.  We have over $6,000 worth of the very best multi-media parenting education on the market today - and it's all free for you!  Lessons range in content from pregnancy to birth to parenting your newborn, toddler and even your teen!  We offer the privacy of a comfortable room, a flat-screen TV, snacks and just plain old lovin' care for you and your baby.  So give us a shout today to set up a time to drop in to see all we have to offer you.  Call or text us at 902-670-8510 or email us at info@asafeplaceforme.com

New Moms & Dads: Learn Your Baby's Language!

"It's so frustrating not to know why my baby is crying!"  Discover the 5 cries every newborn uses to communicate their everyday needs!  Your baby will cry less and settle faster as you learn the sounds for hunger, tiredness, need to burp, lower gas pain and discomfort.  (Best applied up to 3 months old.)  This DVD set is the newest addition to our free, individualized parenting program available to everyone.  Just give us a call at 902.678.6217 or text us at 902.670.8510 to set up a time when you and your baby can come in to learn.  There are 2 sessions about 1/2 hour each.  Do them both in one sitting or pop in to see us twice.  We'll supply the private room, the comfortable seating, the flat screen TV and even the snacks!  We are here to help in any way we can for all new parents!  God bless you!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Google Adwords Working!

Thanks to Google Grants for Non-Profits, our Google adwords campaign saw 1,647 impressions in October - an all-time high since we began this in May of this year.  We are thankful for Google's gift to us in these adwords, helping us get our information and services to those who need us most.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Please Join Us for Dinner at The Old Orchard Inn!

 Please Join Us For Dinner at The Old Orchard Inn!

Be Inspired!  Be Encouraged!  In this world of so much darkness, come and celebrate what God is doing in the home mission of the Valley Care Pregnancy Centre's ministry.  Join us for our fourth annual "Life is Beautiful" Fundraising Banquet at the Old Orchard Inn on Monday, November 3rd, 6:00 for 6:30 start. You must pre-register to attend (see below).

Join us for a delicious meal, inspiring testimonies of God's grace and an opportunity to participate with a generous financial gift to make it all possible!  You must pre-register to attend (see below).

No tickets at the door.  You must pre-register by calling 902-678-6217 or email info@asafeplaceforme.com or text 902-670-8510. 

Celebrating 20 Years of Ministry

[The Valley Care Pregnancy Centre, PO Box 723, Kentville, NS  B4N 3X9]

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Pregnancy Centers, Lies & Misinformation

"All Pit Bulls attack babies!"  How does that statement sit with you?  What if it was accompanied by a video showing every single Pit Bull attacking babies?  Hmmm.  But then, you may know Pit Bulls that are as gentle as a kitten and you'd doubt if it's true.  But what if you had never known a Pit Bull?  Hmmmm.  You might just be led to believe or consider it to be true. 

Well, in the same way, a recent video says Pregnancy Centers are all liars and deceivers deepening the pain of unsuspecting women who want to have an abortion.  They strengthen their case by showing all the centers on the video as being deceptive and manipulative and even show the tears of one woman deeply hurt by her experience with a pregnancy center.  But you know this isn't true for "all" pregnancy centers because you know centers that are not like that ... Well, maybe you don't "really" know how your local pregnancy center operates ... and this video may just make you distrust or question how they work.

The video names, "Care Net" pregnancy centers, and even has Care Net's CEO in the video giving a tour to the reporter.  But it does NOT explain the important fact that "not all pregnancy centers are Care Net pregnancy centers."  The centers they show as being misleading don't say if they are Care Net centers or not.  Why does this matter?  Because by naming Care Net and then giving sound bites from "pregnancy centers" it makes it look like all these deceptive centers are Care Net centers (which they are not).  We are associated with Care Net and we deeply appreciate the high standards, training and professionalism that Care Net offers its members.  Care Net does NOT advocate what Abby Johnson is quoted as saying in a training session.  Abby is not a Care Net trainer. (For more on dealing with the actual "false teaching" citations in the video, please see the end of this post.)

It is my prayer that this video will do two things: Make deceptive pregnancy centers smarten up or close down AND give an opportunity for those of us who are legit and up front to highlight the awesome work we do, in contrast to the sound bites offered in this video.

HBO's "VICE News" video called, "Misconception" depicts all Pregnancy Centers as deceivers who "try to talk women out of terminating their pregnancies" with "misinformation" to "discourage them from pursuing abortions."

If you take the time to watch the 18 min. video, the first problem is that it mixes the "political" arm of the pro-life movement with the "ministerial arm" of the movement.  Perhaps they do not know that Pregnancy Centers are not political, nor do they or their staff engage in protests or "shock value" graphics, or endorse political candidates, etc.

In response to this video, our pregnancy center (and all the ones I know personally) does not "try to talk women out of terminating their pregnancies" with "misinformation" to "discourage them from pursuing abortions."  One of the things we DO, however, is we work to meet women looking for an abortion.  We know that more often than not, women experiencing an unplanned pregnancy feel they are trapped by circumstances or lack of support and think they have no other option than abortion.  We exist to let them know that if they have any desire to bring their child to term, we are here for them before, during and after the birth of their child.  We have resources they may not know about and we want to tell them all about it.

Not only that, but we know that so many women who are facing their first pregnancy do not know about fetal development.  If they listen to popular media or visit websites like the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada, they will be told (with pictures - scroll to the bottom) that their pregnancy is just a lump of cells - a blob of tissue, and they need to have an abortion right away before it "becomes a baby."  So we advocate for these women and seek to meet them to inform them of the truth of how their baby is developing so that they may make an informed decision.  That's why we put the "blob" image next to an actual video of the developing baby at just six weeks on our website under "abortion" so women can learn the truth and decide for themselves. 

Finally, we also want to inform women that the women who have talked to us say that they have suffered deeply after having had their abortion - that it was not the "eraser" that they had hoped it would be.  Women need to know that there are risks: physical, emotional and spiritual risks to abortion that they should consider before jumping into it.  We know that there could be those who escaped any negative impact from their abortion, but we have not talked to any.  When we told an abortion provider in our province that we had not found any women who came through an abortion unscathed, this doctor told us, "There aren't any."

We do advertise that we have information on abortion and risks, and, at the same time, we also advertise that we do not offer abortions or abortion referrals.  We are not a medical facility and only a doctor can refer for an abortion.  If someone contacts us looking for an abortion, we invite them to come in to talk with us.  We say that we have important information when considering an abortion.  We invite them to take time to slow down and think things through before they make a decision that will last for a lifetime.  Our approach is honest and gentle and sensitive.  One client left our office still determined to have an abortion.  A little while later, she called us to update her contact information so we would have her new phone number.  She knew that we cared for her and that we would be there for her even if she had an abortion.  She knew the information we gave her was life-affirming, and she didn't feel judged or condemned.  She felt that we were people who she could call on for help any time. 

Another client found our phone number online as she nervously Googled information on abortion.  At first, she had been excited to be pregnant, but then her friend pressured her to consider abortion.  So as she Googled for an abortion, she didn't take the time to read all about us on our website.  She just saw our phone number, called us and made an appointment to come in to see us.  It was only when she came in that she realized we weren't an abortion provider, but that we were a Christian organization (this is the first thing we go over with everyone who comes to see us, in case they missed it).  No deceit on our part, just a mistake on her part - but a mistake she was really glad she made.  Within ten minutes, without pressure or judgment, she had time to reflect on her situation and think about her upbringing and she decided that she would not have an abortion after all.  You can see the video story she and her (now) husband tell HERE.

We work hard to balance both truth and love in all we do at the Valley Care Pregnancy Centre.  One way we evaluate how we are doing is to ask all our clients to share how their experience at our center was.  99% of our clients say that we are doing a great job, and we thank God for helping us build a reputation for excellence in the care we provide.  Our clients say they love how helpful and gentle and kind and generous we are for them.  They say they do not feel judged or pressured, but say things like, "I feel safe here."

We hate deception and we despise coercion.  We champion truth and openness as we seek to embrace, educate and empower both women and men with compassion, resources for their needs and a supportive environment where they know they are loved.  Thank you for taking the time to listen.  Please pray that this ministry will grow in excellence of service for all who need us.  For information on how you can partner with us in prayer, volunteering or financial support, please email us at info@asfeplaceforme.com.


Notes dealing with so-called "misinformation" given to clients as cited in this video
[First, I do not condone "actual" misinformation, such as lying on the phone that you offer abortion and won't discuss the price, etc.  Deception is never acceptable.  I've never heard of  a couple of the things mentioned, so on those I cannot comment.]

1. It is stated that a client had to watch a video at a Texas pregnancy center which lists "all the potential dangers of having an abortion, even ones with a small chance of happening."  These are then listed as, "Having an incomplete abortion, perforation of your uterus, toxic shock and possible death."  "Mental Health" problems from having an abortion are listed: "You may require Psychological Therapy to treat major depression, anxiety disorders and substance abuse."  The reporter says that the American Psychological Association's research found no evidence for mental health problems arising from abortion.
The reporter must not know that in Texas, where this video portion is recorded, in 2003, the Texas Legislature passed the Woman's Right to Know Act, which states a woman's doctor must talk to her about certain things before she can have an abortion. In 2011 the Health & Safety Code was amended to require a sonogram and a private consultation with the doctor in person at least 24 hours prior to the abortion.  This information actually lists the possible physical complications listed above (and more) but also explains the possible mental health complications.
In the written version of the material (issued by the State of Texas) that is mandated for every woman to learn before an abortion, this is what it says about mental health concerns after an abortion:
Emotional Side of an Abortion
You should know that women experience different emotions after an abortion. Some women may feel guilty, sad, or empty, while others may feel relief that the procedure is over. Some women have reported serious psychological effects after their abortion, including depression, grief, anxiety, lowered self-esteem, regret, suicidal thoughts and behavior, sexual dysfunction, avoidance of emotional attachment, flashbacks, and substance abuse. These emotions may appear immediately after an abortion, or gradually over a longer period of time. These feelings may recur or be felt stronger at the time of another abortion, or a normal birth, or on the anniversary of the abortion.
Counseling or support before and after your abortion is very important.
If family help and support are not available to you, it may be harder for you to deal with the feelings that appear after an abortion. Talking with a professional counselor before having an abortion can help a woman better understand her decision and the feelings she may experience after the procedure. If counseling is not available to the woman, these feelings may be more difficult to handle. Many pregnancy-resource centers offer pre- and post-abortion counseling services; these centers are listed in the resource directory.
2. Increased risk of breast cancer.
Medical experts continue to debate the association between abortion and breast cancer. Research has shown the following:
1) Carrying a pregnancy to full term gives a measure of protection against breast cancer, especially a woman's first pregnancy.(1)  Terminating such a pregnancy results in loss of that protection.
2) The hormones of pregnancy cause breast tissue to grow rapidly in the first 3 months, but it is not until after 32 weeks of pregnancy that breasts are relatively more cancer resistant due to the maturation that occurs.(2, 3)
3) A Number of reliable studies have concluded that there is an association between abortion and the later development of breast cancer.(4, 5)
1. National Cancer lnstitute. Pregnancy and breast cancer risk. Available at: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/pregnancy. Accessed February 14, 2011.
2. Hsieh C, et al. Delivery of premature newborns and maternal breast cancer risk. Lancet. 1999.
3. Russo J, et al. Developmental, molecular and cellular basis of human breast cancer, J Natl Cancer lnst Monogr. 2000;27:17-37.
4. Brind J. lnduced abortion as an independent risk factor for breast cancer: a critical review of recent studies based on prospective data. J Am Phys Surg. Winter 2005;10.
5. Carroll P. The breast cancer epidemic: modeling and forecasts based on abortion and other risk factors. J Am Phys Surg. 2007;12.
3. A woman counselor at a pregnancy center Detroit is quoted as saying that abortion doctors are in it for the money.  It is actually true that abortion is big business.  Abortion costs about $500 / abortion (same goes for Canada).  That's $50 million annually in Canada and $164 million / year (Planned Parenthood abortion income alone) in the States.  The average early abortion takes 7.5 minutes.  That's $3,750/hour.  That sounds like big business to me. 

4. A woman is quoted as saying that "actually seeing that little heart [beating]" ... I'm not sure why this is listed as misinformation.  The heart begins beating at around 21 days after conception and women who have had an ultrasound and were allowed to see (and hear) that heartbeat changed their mind and did not want to have an abortion after all.  This is vital information for an informed decision.

5. Another is quoted as saying, "Sometimes they turn to drinking and drugs to help them forget about [their abortion]." But "substance abuse" is listed in the State-published document when discussing difficulties some women face after having an abortion.  "Anniversary" pain is also listed.  So, again, I don't understand the "misinformation" applied here.

6. It is said that "tens of millions of [tax payer's] dollars" has gone to Crisis Pregnancy Centers [in the States] over the past decade.  Almost all of this was provided through the Bush administration's abstinence education funding for which many pregnancy centers applied.  These funds were used for this specific purpose and under the Obama administration, these funds have stopped.  One thing I agree with is the statement, "Federal funding should not go to those who are lying in their advertising."  Sounds good to me.  If anyone finds a pregnancy center that is lying in its advertising, misleading or handing out fraudulent information against scientific research, I fully support shutting them down.

7. A little "misinformation" of their own.  The video states, "The CPC, in the larger scheme of things, is part of the overall goal of taking away a woman's right to choose" and then they show this map:
This graphic is trying to depict that pregnancy centers are growing and overpowering abortion providers in the United States.  But take a look (above).  Do you really believe there are "zero" abortion providers in Arizona, New Mexico or Colorado or Michigan or Maine, etc.?  That's crazy.  That's "misinformation."  Take a look at this other map showing access to abortion in the States, which gives a totally different picture:
If "misinformation" is the problem, then VICE News needs some help, too.

Want more?  Check out Roland Warren's response to "Misconception."  Roland is the CEO of Care Net and appeared in this video.  

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

A Text We Received Recently ...

Of course the name and details of this text message have been changed to hide the identity of this person, but this is a real text we received.  She was very young and significantly far along in her pregnancy.

Thank you for praying for our clients, our staff and our mission!  Your prayers make all the difference.  People say they feel loved and accepted when they come in to see us, and that is Jesus answering your prayers.  It is a joy to be here to minister to so many women and men who need help and to let them know that it's all from Him.  If you'd like to look into volunteering with us, we are in need of a few good helpers!  On-the-job training is available.  Drop us a line at info@asafeplaceforme.com and we can chat.

God bless you this week!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Can You Help Me?

"We had an accident and we need a pregnancy test.  Can you help us?" His voice was a little shaken and urgent.  "We tried the morning after pill, but she's still having symptoms.  We're thinking about abortion."  Wow.  What a blessing to be here for those in need, scared, asking for help, and to be ready for him when he calls, even when our office is not open.

He comes in with his girlfriend and the test is negative.  You can hear them both give a huge sigh of relief - but now what?  We get to talk.  We get to discuss what brought them to this place of crisis in the first place.  We get to explore their relationship and their faith and God's design for sex, pregnancy and family.  Do they feel pressured or awkward?  No, not according to their exit interview.  They are so glad we were here for them - to help them, to support them, to talk, to listen and offer some suggestions to think about.

We are only here because people like you care and prayerfully support the work of this little home mission on the side of the road where weary passers-by drop in to get out of the heat of their lives as they look for a drink of something cool.  And we get to offer them the truth and love of Jesus in the midst of their journey.

Please consider partnering with us in ministry.  We are praying for God to lead us to those who could contribute $50, $20 or even $10 a month.  We have a painless automatic banking donation system you can join with ease.  Give us a shout to learn more at info@asafeplaceforme.com.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Looking to Give to a Ministry with a Great Reputation? We Need Your Help!

It's Summer! ... and giving is down, as usual, during the summer months, and We Need Your Help!

We know you are looking for a ministry to support that is effective in it's work.
One of the best ways we can tell if we are making a difference in the lives of those we minister to is how they (anonymously) rate how we care for them.  Our exit surveys we give to all our visitors tells the story.  The theme is consistent and overwhelmingly positive (no one has given us a bad review yet this year).  If you are looking for a ministry to support right now, we need you!

Please read these most recent comments as you prayerfully consider sending your much-needed financial support to us today [The Valley Care Pregnancy Centre, PO Box 723, Kentville, NS  B4N3X9]

Here's what our visitors say about us this summer:

In their words (each a different person):  “I would describe my visit as ‘comfortable.’  I didn’t once feel judged.  You are doing a great job.

What did I like best about my visit?  The people.

I feel safe here.  I am glad I can come here and talk about anything and ask for help.”

“When I visited the Centre, I found that they are willing to help in every way.  I liked how very caring they are – I had a good and helpful visit and would strongly recommend it to friends.”

I liked their friendliness and how they were helpful and how they prayed with me.  They’re ‘very great!’”

“They are very caring and understanding.  I would strongly recommend them to others who need help.  What I liked best was their helping with needs and their prayers.  I found the answers I was looking for.  Their staff are very kind and very helpful.”

“They were very interested in me and my needs, very sensitive and non-judgmental and caring.  I would strongly recommend this Centre.  It was uplifting.”

“They are here to help and very informative, very helpful and it is much appreciated.  What I liked best was their friendly staff and homey environment.  They were friendly, fast and helped me with everything I needed.  Everything was perfect.”

They are wonderful people.  Very caring.  They show true kindness and they really show how much they care.  I found that people are willing to help me through this whole thing.

“I took parenting lessons and the information the staff provided was very helpful.  I liked how friendly, pleasant and informative they were.  I don’t know how they could be more helpful.  They covered all the bases.”

They are amazing.  They are very interested in my needs and very sensitive and respectful.  The information was very helpful and the staff were so happy and friendly.  My visit was wonderful.

Please pass this on to other friends.  We need to raise $6,000 over the next four weeks.  Thank you, and God bless you!!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Hopeless? Helpless? Had Enough? Come and Pray!

God says, "If I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among My people, and My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land."

If you are convicted of sin in our land (and/or in your life), if you feel powerless to change your heart or your world for the better and if you sense that God's power and love are needed here and now, then join us in prayer before Almighty God in the name of His Son, Jesus, our Lord, for revival by His Spirit, to the praise of the glory of His Grace.

The Valley Care Pregnancy Centre, 104 Webster Street in Kentville, will be open from 6:30-7:00 AM every weekday morning for prayer groups (2-3 people each).  Please consider coming.  Is there anything more important than seeking God's face together?

Do you feel convicted of an urgency that calls for more than a casual response?  Consider this invitation to lay aside the blankets of comfort and complacency to assemble to pray daily together in Jesus' name.  "Encourage one another day after day, as long as it is still called 'Today,' so that none of you will be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin." (Hebrews 3.13)

If you cannot make it here, please consider doing this in your area and inviting others to join you.  Jesus said that where two or three are gathered in His name, He is there in a special way.

Hopeless?  Helpless? Had enough?  Come and Pray!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

4' x 8' Child Pool with Ladder to Give Away

We have a child's pool to give away ... please call if you would like to have it (902.678.6217).
(photo only for illustration)

Friday, June 06, 2014

Local Doctors Need Support Options

I was in to see the doctor today and I mentioned that I was working with the Valley Care Pregnancy Centre.  I asked if we could leave some flyers in their office.  I shared that we primarily care for those who find themselves in an unplanned pregnancy situation and don't feel they have any support to continue the pregnancy.  I said that we were here to offer personal, long term support as well as material support with diapers, formula, clothes and an extensive parenting program.  The doctor's eyes widened and said that they really needed to know that.  This doctor felt quite conflicted in their role with those who face unplanned pregnancies and said that too often people use abortion as a quick fix. 

This doctor shared a story of a Mom who came in with her daughter, and the Mom was the one who wanted the abortion, not her daughter.  So the doctor felt caught in the middle.  The abortion went ahead and now this doctor shared that the daughter is dealing with traumatic, long term emotional and mental issues in regard to the abortion she was pressured to have.  I then shared that we have a study called, "Forgiven and Set Free" for those who feel guilty and trapped after an abortion.  The doctor brightened up and said that this would be wonderful.  We plan to meet again soon to chat over lunch so I can share more about what we have to offer.

Does your doctor know about the resources and support available for his / her pregnant patients?  Please ask next time you visit your doctor.  If they are interested in learning more, please give me a call and I'd be happy to pop in with some literature.  Call Bill at 902.670.8510.

We really need help getting the word out about this little mission on the side of the road (the Valley Care Pregnancy Centre).  If you have a heart to help us spread the word, please contact us and we'll find a way to put you to work in a way that suits you.  If you don't have time, but want to help, please consider a generous donation to help with the printing and publicity of our advertising materials.

For more information about the Valley Care Pregnancy Centre, visit our website at www.asafeplaceforme.com.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Thank You, Scotiabank Kentville!!

Special, Huge Thanks to Scotiabank Kentville for their awesome support and encouragement to the Valley Care Pregnancy Centre this year!  They hosted a bake sale and today they held a BBQ fundraiser for us as well!!  What a blessing!  We thank God for the gift of you!  You are AWESOME!!!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Your Abortion Story

If you have had an abortion and are in the Annapolis Valley and looking for someone who understands and is open to hear your story, please call Colleen at 902.678.6217 or toll free at 1-800-284-7740 or email her at info@asafeplaceforme.com

If you're a guy wrestling with a past abortion experience, we are here for you too.  Please contact Bill at 902.678.6217 or toll free at 1-800-284-7740 or email him at info@asafeplaceforme.com

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

NEEDED: Love Seat and Couch for a Young Mom

Hey!  Do you have a love seat and couch ... or a love seat or a couch?  One of our young Moms need these items ... please contact Bill at 902.670.8510. 

Thank You!!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

"Please Pray for Me!" People deeply desire to be prayed for.

People deeply desire to be prayed for.  It is a special honor to pray for someone.  In the ministry that we are part of here, we find over and over again that when we ask if we can pray for the people that come in to see us, the response is one of deep appreciation.

It's much like the young pregnant lady who came in to see us this week.  She had visited us before, so she knew what to expect.  After she had been here a while learning about her pregnancy through our multimedia parenting program, she was about to leave.  The pregnancy coach she was with paused and said, "Would you mind if I prayed with you before you go?"  There was no hesitating when she replied, "No ...  I was just going to say, 'I want you to pray for me.'"

The volunteers who work here tell us that one of the things they really like about this ministry is how we pray together each day before we begin and how we pray with each client (if they indicate that it's fine with them).  We have lots to offer, but the most important thing we offer is the love of God.  In a world that is becoming more and more loud in its demand that humanity is a mere accident and has no ultimate meaning or goal of its existence, people often find it refreshing to be among those who are confident in God and His love and affirm the deep sense they have that they are no accident, but an awesome design of an amazing Creator who loves them and calls them to know Him.

If you have an afternoon a week that you would like to give in serving these new mothers and their little ones, we are looking for three new helpers.  Drop in to see us at 104 Webster Street in Kentville.  We'll show you around, listen to you and explore how God may be leading you to join this mission.

For more information about this ministry, the Valley Care Pregnancy Centre, check us out online at www.asafeplaceforme.com

Help Us: Donate Your Time for Dump and Run 2014

You can donate your hours to help raise much needed funds for the Valley Care Pregnancy Centre this spring!  The Acadia Dump and Run is a massive campus-community garage sale held in the Acadia gym.  Volunteers from local charities donate their time to help sort the items people bring to the event.

If you would like to help us between April 28-May3, please email us at info@asafeplaceforme.com and we will register you for the event.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Come Volunteer With Us!

Looking over our first quarter statistics for 2014 and we find that 99% of our clients say that they would recommend the Valley Care Pregnancy Centre to a friend facing a problem pregnancy.  100% say that the staff were "very interested" in them and their needs!  We ask all our visitors to fill out an anonymous "exit survey" so we know how we are doing.  This past quarter we received comments like, "I liked their generosity and helpfulness best.  I would describe my visit as 'awesome and peaceful.'" Others say, "I love that they pray for us," "It was great!  I learned things I didn't know," "You were helpful and informative," "It was great! I loved it!" "Very helpful information." "It's Awesome!" "Easy to talk to, Helpful, Respectful." "Professional & Prompt, Pleasant & Informative." "Kind, Friendly." "Very Welcoming!"

We LOVE our volunteers!  You Are AWESOME!!!

Why not consider joining the team?  We're looking for three new women who could give one afternoon a week to join us at the Centre. 

The first step is to pop in to see us some time we are open (Tues., Wed., Thurs. from 1:00 - 4:30).  We'll show you around and give you a "Welcome Packet" with information on how to get started.

For more information on the work we do here in this little mission on the side of the road, check out our website at www.asafeplaceforme.com.

Saturday, April 05, 2014

HELP!!! We Need a Big Truck for Apple Blossom!!

I wold LOVE to see this truck in this year's Apple Blossom Parade!  We made the graphics, all we need is a truck (and a sponsor for printing the graphics).  The graphics would not damage the truck and could be removed right after the parade.

If you know of someone who can help us find a truck, please let me know as soon as possible!

Adoption has changed so much since the old days when women had to "give up" their child.  Today, with the NEW ADOPTION, women have the power to make a parenting plan for adoption.  She can go on her own, find a couple she wants to adopt her child, and bring them to Family and Children's Services.  They still have to go through the screening process, but she has the power to choose the parents she wants for her child.  She can also make an agreement with the adoptive parents as to how much involvement she has in the child's life.  She can choose to have no contact at all, or she can arrange with the adoptive parents for updates, photos or even how much time she herself can come over and be with the adoptive family.  The doors are blown off the limits of adoption today, so we want everyone to know how adoption has changed and the possibilities now available.

For more information on the Valley Care Pregnancy Centre and our little home mission on the side of the road, please check out our website at www.asafeplaceforme.com.