Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Tuesday, May 05, 2015
What an awesome night at the Waterville Baptist Church where a full house gathered for an evening of great music by the Berwick Men's Choir in support of the mission of the Valley Care Pregnancy Centre. About $800 was raised and God was praised in this special offering of music and song!
If your church would be willing to host a music night this summer for the Centre, please contact us by calling 902-670-8510.
For more information about the Valley Care Pregnancy Centre, check out our website at www.asafeplaceforme.com.
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
If you have an afternoon to spare, there is a needy Mom and baby who would love for you to sit and learn alongside them and just be their friend. You'll soon be witnessing the same miracles of God that we do on a regular basis, like little Daniel here.
To find out more about the Valley Care Pregnancy Centre, check us out online at www.asafeplaceforme.com or drop in to see us during the week.
If your business or group or family or friends or class or school or church would like to join the fun, go for it! We really need lots of infant items, and we are quite low on infant boy clothes.
It's a joy to serve the community in Jesus' name, sharing His love and truth with compassion and grace. For more information about us, check out our website at www.asafeplaceforme.com or pop in to visit us at 104 Webster Street in Kentville!
Thursday, April 23, 2015
My heart was warmed by the reply to this question written by one of our guests this week. Her answer to this question was, "Being able to learn with the videos / questions and being able to get things for my babies for doing it!" Now she says that she'd like to do the Bible Study part of the parenting program ...
This is a photo of hand made quilts (middle), hand made receiving blankets (left and top) and hand made crib sheets (right and bottom) that love-filled hearts brought in for our guests this week which are some of the gifts our Rewards-based Parenting Program offers in our Baby Boutique. The Parenting Program draws from the very best Parenting Resources on the market today (DVD series mostly) and breaks them down into bite size pieces for our guests who then "earn" reward points that go toward beautiful gifts like these.
We're always looking for gentle, sensible, compassionate women and men who would be willing to sit with one of our guests through these multimedia parenting sessions and learn along with them to let them know they are not alone. So if that rings a note in your heart, please don't hesitate to contact us by phone or text at 902.670.8510 or email us at email@example.com.
For more information on the Valley Care Pregnancy Centre, you can find us online at www.asafeplaceforme.com.
Get Trained to Share This Resource!
LovEd is a 5-10 session Science Based, Interactive, Multimedia presentation for youth in schools or youth groups and we have been presenting across the Valley and beyond. It teaches the value of saving sex for marriage and how to build strong relationships while you wait.
This program has received rave reviews from parents, students, teachers and youth leaders across the Valley, New Brunswick and PEI.
You are invited to receive training in this awesome resource! The Training is Free!
Training is scheduled for Thursday evening, April 30th (6:30PM -9:30PM) and Friday, May 1st (9:00 AM to 5:00PM)
You Need To Pre-Register. So Call or Text us Today at 902-670-8510 to register today.
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Moms and Dads can receive these hand made quilts as "rewards" for doing lessons from our parenting program called "Earn While You Learn." Each time they do a lesson, they earn a "Baby Buck" which they can use to "buy" something in our Baby Boutique, like these beautiful quilts.
Our parenting program selects the finest parenting instruction videos on the market today and breaks them down into lessons with question sheets to go along with a video. Our guests come in and select the lesson they would like to learn and watch the video in a private lounge and one of our staff goes through the answers with them and talks about any questions they have.
If you would like to join us and have an afternoon once a week or once a month you could spend with our guests, we would like to hear from you. We are presently needing helpers on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday afternoons. Give us a call or text today at 902-670-8510 to learn more.
Monday, April 13, 2015
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Praise God for this newest arrival... She is so precious! Mom and baby are doing well. Thank you for your prayers on their behalf as they and their family start this new chapter of life together.
For more information about the Valley Care Pregnancy Centre, find us online at www.asafeplaceforme.com.
Friday, April 10, 2015
If you or your family or your group or your church or your neighborhood are able, we sure could use some newborn clothes and larger size diapers and anything else you can think of. We try to stay away from Dollar Store items just because they often don't last and we really want to bless these Moms and Babies in need.
For more information about the Valley Care Pregnancy Centre, check out our website at www.asafeplaceforme.com. You can also text or call us at 902.670.8510.
Tuesday, April 07, 2015
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
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
- 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!
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
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
Monday, November 17, 2014
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
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Monday, November 10, 2014
Saturday, November 01, 2014
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Monday, September 29, 2014
Sunday, September 28, 2014
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or text 902-670-8510.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
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.
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 Abortion2. Increased risk of breast cancer.
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.
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, 2011.3. 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.
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.
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:
other map showing access to abortion in the States, which gives a totally different picture:
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
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 email@example.com and we can chat.
God bless you this week!
Saturday, September 20, 2014
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, August 18, 2014
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!!