Thursday, December 05, 2013
To sign up, just call us to make an appointment at 902.678.6217.
To learn more or to help us help others, please visit our website at www.asafeplaceforme.com
There are many more women in our area who feel they are "managing" with the pain of their past abortion. They do not even imagine that there is such freedom and healing that is possible for them. Please pause to pray for them that they would consider taking this journey with God together when we offer it again next year. If you know of someone like this yourself, please mention this to them.
For more information and to help us help them, please visit our website at www.asafeplaceforme.com.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Nancy had an awesome idea. An important birthday was coming up and she wondered how she could make this date special - in memory of her Mom. Then it dawned on her. Why not make it a celebration of life?! So she told all her friends that if they would like to help celebrate, they could give her gifts of baby supplies and she would make them all into a huge gift toward helping Moms and babies in need here in our community ... and look at all the awesome things she brought in to us yesterday!
What a beautiful answer to prayer! Since our move to 104 Webster Street in Kentville, we have had a huge increase in new and expecting Moms coming in to see us. We've been getting referrals from Public Health, Family & Children's Services and local schools for the positive options and long term, loving support we offer in Jesus' name. So with this huge increase in visits (over 1,000 this year), we have had a depletion in resources (even though we are careful with what we give). That's one reason why we are so thankful that God led Nancy to think of these Moms and their babies.
Not only that, but with our huge multimedia, customized parenting program, new Moms can earn "Baby Bucks" with every parenting lesson they complete. The Baby Bucks can then be used to "buy" a brand new baby item from our "Baby Boutique." So all the brand new items Nancy brought in will go into our Baby Boutique for this purpose.
The few excellent used items will be stored in our "Nearly New Baby Bins" closet for giving away to our Moms in need. So Praise God, and Thank You, Nancy, for all this amazing blessing! Thank you, also, for all the friends who contributed. And for everyone who would like to add to Nancy's gift, we still have lots of room for more ... or if you want to borrow Nancy's idea and do this for Christmas or your birthday ... that would be Awesome. God bless you!!
Thursday, November 14, 2013
New Moms and Dads come in to the Centre to do lessons on parenting skills from our "Earn While You Learn" individualized multimedia parenting program. They earn "Baby Bucks" and can "buy" new baby items from our Baby Boutique. We get the opportunity to share the love of Jesus in practical and meaningful ways and they are often very open to hear the Good News of Jesus too. We get to tell them that the resources we offer are all supplied by people in local churches who want them to know the love and grace of God.
So please consider printing this poster at your local printer on 11x17 paper, having them laminate it, then attach it to a laundry basket. Ask your church for permission to put it in your church lobby. Every month, simply put a note in the bulletin indicating one item on the list in the poster for people to bring in and put in the basket. Then call us and we can come pick up the gifts. Better yet, drop in with them yourself and have a tour of 104 Webster Street in Kentville.
You can find the full size posters here in JPG.
Thank you for helping new families in Jesus' name and connect them with the love and support of a local church. Sharin' the love!
For more information, or to make an online donation, simply visit us at www.asafeplaceforme.com.
Monday, November 11, 2013
Death is never the answer to poverty. Prayer, Love and Sharing is the answer to poverty.
Share the Love!
If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy, or know of someone who is, there is amazing help for you at your local pregnancy centre. If you have had an abortion and still feel the pain of that event, there is hope, help and healing for you. Contact your local pregnancy centre to ask if they offer, "Forgiven and Set Free," a study on honesty, grace and forgiveness in Jesus Christ. If you live in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, Canada, contact us today. We are here to help. Check us out online at www.asafeplaceforme.com.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
At Acadia, there is a young lady who is pregnant and scared. She needs your prayers right now.
Thursday, Oct. 31 at 1:30, Bill will be sharing on Radio Acadia about the hope, help and support available for her. Please pray that she hears our broadcast. Pray also, that if she does not hear it, that a friend of hers will hear and pass on the message that she is not alone, help is available and she can follow her heart's desire to continue her pregnancy and her education, or consider this option. Please pray that she would hear and know how precious she is and how precious the little one is, whom she carries. Pray that God inspires hope in her for herself, her situation and her baby.
Every year, about 200 young women enrolled at Acadia University become pregnant and end the life of their child through abortion. That's about one for every day of the school year. Our research shows that the vast majority of Acadia students do not know of any help for pregnant students at Acadia. We want to change that. We want every student to know that there is strong support for every woman who wants to consider continuing her pregnancy and her education.
Pray also for the students who have had an abortion and who wrestle with that decision. Pray that they will hear what is said and sense that there is hope for them and that they are not alone. Pray that they will contact us for help.
We will be talking about sexual integrity as well. Pray that we will speak clearly and helpfully to these students in a way that makes sense to them. Pray that we will not sound "preachy," that we will in no way come across as judgmental or critical, but positive, hopeful and intriguing. Ask for God to inspire their minds by His Spirit to bring conviction and a hunger for life, Life indeed, Life that is found in none other than Jesus Christ and full surrender to Him.
Thank you for praying. If you want to learn more about our outreach to Acadia students, please consider coming to our Fundraising Banquet coming up this Monday, November 4th at the Old Orchard Inn beginning at 6:00 for 6:30 start.
To offer your support as well as your prayers, please contact us or visit our website: www.asafeplaceforme.com.
- bill davenport
New Volunteer Training
Over Two Weekends at the Centre
Is God prompting your heart to get involved? Feel hungry to learn how to share God's love and truth more effectively? Invest in these two weekends and you won't regret it!
Friday, November 15 & Friday, November 22, 7-10 PM. Saturday, November 16 & Saturday, November 23, 10 AM to 5 PM. The training takes both of these two weekends. Manuals $40 each. Register by calling 678-6217 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. (You must register for this training.)
Monday, October 07, 2013
Recently, someone called and asked if we were the place to go when someone was considering an abortion. Before I could say anything, they went on to explain that the situation involved a woman who was being pressured by her partner to have an abortion but that she did not want an abortion. She was delighted to hear of the support we offered. "What a wonderful resource! Thank you!" she said, and she made a plan to come in to see us.
Where do you go when abortion is not your first choice? Where do you go when abortion is not your choice at all, but someone is trying to make your choice for you? Who can you go to who will know what to say to your parents or partner who just don't seem to understand? Where do you go to discover what support there is for your pregnancy that will help you right now and also be there for you all the way along both before and after the baby is born? Who will help you network with your community to find the personal support and resources you will need along this journey?
For the past twenty years, we have been delighted to be here for exactly these reasons, and more. Life is beautiful, and we support women like this lady who called us for help. If you know someone who is wrestling in their heart about an abortion they would rather not go through with, please bring them with you to see us, or have them call or come in by themselves or even with their partner. We would love to talk with them.
At the same time, our resources are being depleted by the number of people coming to us for help and we need your support to meet their needs. We know Jesus said that He came so that they might have life - and life to the full. We also know that Jesus said that in the same way He was sent by His Father, so He sends us. The Valley Care Pregnancy Centre is having a campaign this fall to find fifty people who would give $20 a month. Print out THIS FORM and send it to us today. Help us introduce Life to more women, their partners and children ... in Jesus' name. God bless you!!
Saturday, September 21, 2013
We're running low on baby clothes and we have special need right now for boy's clothes and shoes 18-24 months. If you have some in excellent condition that you'd love to have go to a great cause, please contact Bill. Cell (text or call) 902.670.8510 or email email@example.com.
God bless you, and THANK YOU!!!
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Post - Abortion Healing Small Group
Begins Tuesday, October 8th
To Register, call 678-6217 or email Colleen at firstname.lastname@example.org
We have walked through healing with many women who have struggled with a past abortion and this fall we are offering this group once again this fall. Women who have taken this study say that it changed their lives. Written by someone who understands.
Mark Your Calendar! Monday, Nov. 4th at 6:00
Our annual fundraising banquet at the Old Orchard Inn is coming up! Hear new testimonies about how God is working, enjoy great food and contribute to this home mission!
Don't Miss the Big Announcement That Night!!
Call Now to Register! 678-6217 or email us at email@example.com.
Seating is limited, so register early.
Over Two Weekends at the Centre
Is God prompting your heart to get involved? Feel hungry to learn how to share God's love and truth more effectively? Invest in these two weekends and you won't regret it!
Friday, November 15 & Friday, November 22, 7-10 PM. Saturday, November 16 & Saturday, November 23, 10 AM to 5 PM. The training takes both of these two weekends. Manuals $20 each. Register by calling 678-217 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. (You must register for this training.)
The Little Mission on the Side of the Road
Our Mission is to uphold the sanctity of human life
and promote sexual integrity
Embracing - Educating - Empowering
in Jesus' Name!
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For more info, call us at 902.678.6217 or text 902.670.8510
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
If you have some time on your hands and could make yourself available for this situation, please let me know. She lives in Kentville, NS. It's a wonderful opportunity to share the love of Jesus with this family. Thank you for taking the time to consider this, and pray for this need.
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Doctors are urging women here in Nova Scotia to take tests for Down Syndrome. They tell women they want them to take this test so that they can have the option to terminate their pregnancy - end the life of the child.
Are there too few parking spaces by the front doors of our stores that doctors are so freely suggesting that we end the life of our little ones who are not as "perfect" as they are themselves?
Pregnant mothers are being traumatized for being told by their doctors that they should have this test so they can terminate. This message, coming from "respectable," "professional" doctors tells women that it is expected for them not to love their child if it is Down Syndrome. If that is not "pure evil" than I don't know what is.
Help us continue to be here for women - and their unborn and born children who need advocates to let them know they are not alone and that resources are available for them - and most of all, Jesus loves them!
Saturday, June 22, 2013
"God forgives immediately, but healing takes time."
Our leadership training for the post - abortion Bible Study, "Forgiven and Set Free" this weekend at New Minas Baptist Church with Linda Cochrane is powerful. About 20 participants are taking the training from across the Valley and New Brunswick. We pray that God will lead us to have a group started this fall. Call or email us to learn more.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Thank you for praying. Thank you for responding. Thank you for caring! God is moving in amazing ways through those who believe and trust in Him.
If God is stirring your heart with the importance of this Home Mission, we invite you to contact us today so we can talk with you about how you can know the joy of partnering with us. Call Bill at 902.679.0445 or email us at email@example.com.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Have you noticed?! God is moving in powerful ways here in the Valley. Take, for example, the person sitting in the room next to me as I write this. This person was referred to us by someone in the community. They have no church background. They don't pray. But when they found there was help for their very difficult pregnancy, they were deeply grateful. We did the paper work with them as we usually do, and when we came to the part where we ask them if it's OK with them if we discuss spiritual issues with them, (we make it clear that we offer the same level of services no matter what their preferences are, but we want to respect their preferences) this person said, "Yes! That's why I'm here!" and took a Bible eagerly and set up an appointment to come back tomorrow ...
Making it clear that we are a Christian organization, an outreach of Jesus Christ, lets people know up front why we do what we do, and people are attracted to both the honesty and the Person of Jesus Himself. Thank you for praying. God is moving and drawing people to Himself in powerful ways.
Friday, June 07, 2013
HOME Needed for New Baby & Teen!
.................... Please Help or Share this Post! ......................
Do You Have Room in your heart and home for a High School Student and her brand new baby?
A Valley Pastor just called saying that a High School student and her newborn here in the Annapolis Valley need a home ASAP. Social Services is involved and are supportive.
We need someone who will provide a safe home environment where she can learn parenting skills and grow toward independence. Funding for this young lady is provided! Support in parenting classes & some baby needs are available from the Valley Care Pregnancy Centre.
If you are interested in helping, we have more information about this young lady and her newborn baby. If you can't help with a home, please pause and pray for this precious new family - God has awesome things in store for them!!
Please share this post with others you feel could help!
For more information, please call Rev. Bill Davenport at 902.678.6217 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank You for Your Help and Prayers!
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Right now, because the number of our guests has risen from 200 to over 1,200 a year, we are praying that God will send us three more mature Christian women who have a little time and a lot of love for these precious ones. We need one to come to the Centre on Tuesday, one on Wednesday and one on Thursday afternoon from 1:30 - 4:30. Please pray with us that God will rise up these ladies, and if you feel Him tugging at your heart, we would love to talk with you. Email us at email@example.com or call us at 902-678-6217. Grace and peace to you!
Monday, May 27, 2013
I Feel ...
Like I learned a lot.
Good, and I love the good times.
Like I'm learning more about love.
Like I learned about healthy relationships and how to say, "no."
Comfortable talking about this with the class.
Good, they're good sessions.
I've learned a lot of things I've never known.
At first I kinda felt awkward because I've never had someone talk to me about these topics.
My eyes have been opened.
More educated and aware of the dangers in a relationship and about getting physical.
We continue to be so encouraged about how well received WAIT Training is in our local schools! Thank you for your prayerful and personal support!!
Thursday, May 16, 2013
With all the increase in demand for our support, we invite you to pause and pray for this little one and his family and that God will rise up help for us to share with these precious ones in need.
For more information, check us out online at www.asafeplaceforme.com
Friday, May 10, 2013
We would LOVE to have YOUR group do the same! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get your materials for your neighbourhood blitz!
Forgiven & Set Free TRAINING EVENT by the author.Post-Abortion Counselling & Education Training Schedule
Presented by Linda Cochrane, Author of Forgiven & Set Free
Sponsored by the Valley Care Pregnancy Centre
Location: New Minas Baptist Church
Dates: June 21-22, 2013
Friday: 7:00 PM Refreshments/Welcome
7:15 PM PACE Training, Linda Cochrane
Session 1 Raising His Colors
Session 2 Responding to the Cry
9:00 PM Conclude
Saturday: 9:00 AM Coffee/Welcome
Session 3 Referring for Care
Session 4 Recruiting the Caregivers
10:30—10:45 AM Comfort Break
Session 5 Readying for Counsel
12:00— 12:45 PM Lunch Break (on your own)
Session 6 Rallying the Course
2:00 —2:15 PM Comfort Break
Session 7 Remembering the Cause
Certificates and Commissioning
3:00 PM Conclude
Register by calling 902.678.6217
Suggested Cost: $100.00 (Scholarships Available! Please call 902.678.6217 to apply for a scholarship)
From the Back Cover of the Bible Study:
Forgiven and Set Free, an inspired Bible study that can be used by individual women or by a group, effectively ministers God's healing grace to women who are suffering remorse and guilt after an abortion.
This study was developed out of Linda Cochrane's experience of being freed from the bondage of guilt and grief that followed her abortion. "As I read my Bible, Christ was faithful to touch my open wounds with the healing touch of his promises, " she writes. "He promised to turn all my wailing into dancing and he has." Forgiven and Set Free guides suffering and hurting women to bring their emotional scars from abortion "out of the dark past and into his holy light," where true and lasting healing can take place. Appropriate Scriptures help women deal with issues such as
- relief and denial
- letting go
About the AuthorLinda Cochrane is the executive director of Hopeline Women's Center in Monroe, Connecticut, and is cofounder of PACE (Post-Abortion Counseling and Education). She is the author of two post-abortion Bible studies, Forgiven and Set Free and Healing a Father's Heart.
Saturday, May 04, 2013
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
I shared earlier today that we had a young lady in the Centre who we have been ministering to for a while now and that she had told me that she was looking for a church to join. Well ... I talked to two pastors after she told me that. Then, later I received a text on my phone ... it was this young lady ... "Thanks so much for your help today" she said. I said, "You are so welcome ... You are loved. I pray that God will lead you to a church family where you can find a community of support who reflect the love of Jesus Christ." She replied,"Thanks, and I think I found one." Isn't God awesome!!?
We have two others just like her right now and more come along every week ... Pray with us and give us a call (678-6217) or an email or text us (902-670-8510) for more information on how you and your church can be part of this network of love :)
Can you help us pay for this bus pass? If so, please mail your gift to us at PO Box 723, Kentville, NS B4N 3X9. Otherwise, if you use the internet, you can donate online by visiting our website and clicking the "Donate" button.
On behalf of this High School student in real need of help at this tender moment in her life, Thank You!
Know what she said? "I'm really looking for a church to join."
I know ... churches these days are really crowded and have so many people joining ... but if yours happens to have some room for a brand new family learning how to do life ... and if you have an open heart and a bit of room on your schedule ... we have a gift from God for you ... please contact us today to find out more.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
If you have one we could have, please email me at email@example.com.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
All these must be new items (for our Baby Boutique)
- Baby Towels
- Baby Bar Soap
- Baby Wipes
- Layette Bags (pillow case size)
- Newborn Baby Outfits
- Boy Sweaters
- Diapers (Sizes: Newborn, 2, 3, 4, 5)
- Maternity Clothes
- Small Soft Toys
- Crib Sheets
- Summer Boy Clothes
- Summer Girl Clothes
- Size 12+ Clothes
- Baby Books
- New Shoes for Baby Girls
- New Shoes for Baby Boys
- Change Pads
- Baby Hangers
- Clothing Sets
- Baby Swim Suits
- 8 oz. Baby Bottles
- Baby Shampoo
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
One of our staff that is leaving soon said it perfectly: "I know that God is leading me onto this other ministry opportunity at this time - but I am so thankful for my time here! This is where I learned boldness to share my faith and share the Gospel with people. From what I learned here, I am ready to go on to this next ministry God is calling me to."
That's exactly what we see as one of our ministries and benefits to the local church. Members for the local churches come and minister among us as we encourage, train and build them up. Then, if God opens a door for ministry for them in another area in their local church, they are better equipped to take a leadership role in it.
This only means one thing ... we have a great opportunity for you right now to join our team and help us prepare you for a ministry God has in mind for you down the road.
Right now is a great time to volunteer with us at the Valley Care Pregnancy Centre. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or visit our application pages online at http://asafeplaceforme.com/volunteerapplication.htm
Thursday, April 04, 2013
Today, as we gathered for prayer before opening our doors, one of our staff was sharing about how important it is to bring people to the point of responding to the Gospel - one way or another. We spent time together in prayer and then we talked about why we began doing our parenting program. There are other parenting & Moms 'n Babies programs available in the area, but we began our program because of our deep conviction that people need a personal relationship with Jesus Christ to be the core of their life and their family and their parenting. We reviewed our new Gospel presentation booklets and began the day.
Throughout the afternoon, three of our staff shared the Gospel with the guest they were talking with. One of the guests was already a Christian. Another guest only had time to hear half of the presentation. A third guest told the person she was with, "I've been ready for this for three weeks now!" and she responded positively to Jesus' offer of forgiveness, surrendering her life to Jesus as she prayed to receive Him as her Savior and Lord! Then she shared with us her new life in Christ ... All the angels in heaven - and the saints at the Centre - were rejoicing!
Thank you for your priceless prayers as we continue to press on in presenting Jesus to those God brings in to us, offering support for Life and introducing them to the family of God.
It costs $800 a year - per guest - to offer this Parenting Program. If you have resources that God has blessed you with and are looking for an amazing place to invest with eternal and resounding rewards, please pray and ask God if this little mission may be where He is leading you to give.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
God is answering prayer... We have our first male mentor walking alongside one of our male clients! I met with them recently over coffee. It was the first time they met. I was introducing them to one another after they had told me they wanted to be involved in this relationship. These are always a little awkward for the first few moments, but after they get the opportunity to talk about themselves a bit, they begin to feel more comfortable. By the time they have finished their coffee and signed our forms, they've already made a plan to meet sometime over the next week.
You know it's a real joy to facilitate this kind of relationship. We are still in need of mature Christian men and women who have a little extra time and a little extra love to share for the growing number of men and women God is sending to us.... That reminds me, I have another introduction to make tomorrow morning. Thank you for praying for us!
Friday, March 22, 2013
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
When Jesus was asked why His disciples could not drive a demon out, He replied, “This kind cannot be driven out by anything but prayer.” Abortion may be such a demon.
In the photo above, I'm holding five fetal models of life-sized, true, detailed representations of a human baby at 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12 weeks after conception. At just five weeks, she is the size of a grain of rice. At just three weeks, her little heart starts beating.
Today, right now, here in our Valley, a young woman in her 20's just found out she is pregnant, and she is scared. She is being pressured by her boyfriend to end the life of her baby. She doesn't want to do that, but she doesn't want to lose her boyfriend and have to go through this pregnancy alone. She doesn't know there is awesome support for her and that she is not alone. She desperately needs to know someone cares and loves her and supports her in her deep desire to nurture this little one whose heart is already beating ... pray to end this abortion.
Today, perhaps next door, a young lady in her early 30's just found out she is pregnant. She already has two children who are older now and she had been on birth control. She knows about fetal development from her other pregnancies and she is scared. She is working now and cannot afford another baby. But she knows in her heart that she doesn't want to end this precious life. She is conflicted and confused and it all seems too much for her. She needs someone to talk to but doesn't know where to turn. She feels alone ... pray to end this abortion.
Today, perhaps it's your friend's daughter, a young lady in her teens just found out she is pregnant. When she took the Dollar Store pregnancy test to Wal-Mart, her heart was pounding. When the lines showed, "pregnant" her heart leapt with delight at the thought that within her there was a little one ... since childhood she had dreamed of such a day! But the joy was immediately replaced with horror at the thought of telling her parents! She had thought it over and decided she wanted to keep the baby, so she got up the courage to tell her parents ... and that was when the real nightmare started. Their reaction was so strong and violent and threatening that she feels forced to end the life inside her that she cherishes. Where else can she turn for help? Who will support her? She feels all alone and scared ... pray to end this abortion.
Today, at a doctor's office near you, one of these three women will go for a visit. The doctor will ask her what kind of support she has. When the young lady replies that she doesn't know of any support, what will the doctor do? The doctor doesn't have the time to care for her needs ... but the doctor may have heard of the positive support available at the Valley Care Pregnancy Centre and refer her to us. That would be an answer to prayer.
Today, one of these women will be coming to see us. She will be very timid and fragile. She has never known the kind of love and support we provide and she doesn't know what to expect. She is going to need long term support. She is going to need someone who knows Jesus' love to meet her and listen to her. She is going to need practical, physical support and it will cost money ... but the Lord may have laid it on someone's heart to become involved in this mission either in person or financially so that these lives would be saved and come to know the love of Jesus ... That would be an answer to prayer.
Today, one of these women who have been visiting the Centre each week is going to meet a new friend. We have found a mature woman from a local church who can spend some time getting to know her and love on her and share Jesus with her and even invite her to church ... for someone was praying and God answered.
Today, one of our local churches is going to decide that supporting Life is foundational to their Mission and they are going to partner with the Valley Care Pregnancy Centre in providing resources and personnel and a safe place to bring our visitors where they can know the love and support of the entire family of God ... That would be an answer to prayer.
So many lives are being lost and ruined each and every day right here in our own back yard. Often it is because people think that no one cares. Today, you can be an answer to prayer by using your own two hands: with one reach out to Jesus, and with the other ... be a friend who cares.
For more information on how to contact or support the Valley Care Pregnancy Centre, visit us online at www.asafeplaceforme.com or email us at email@example.com
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Monday, March 18, 7:00 PM at the Centre
Wow! Look What God is Doing!!! Come to the Centre, 104 Webster St., Kentville to meet our new Board members, see our new space and hear first hand from our staff and volunteers what God is doing among us.
New Volunteer Training
Over Two Weekends at the Centre
Is God prompting your heart to get involved? Feel hungry to learn how to be a better listener? Invest in these two weekends and you won't regret it!
Friday, March 15 & Friday, March 22 7-10 PM. Saturday, March 16 & Saturday, March 23, 10 AM to 5 PM. The training takes these two weekends. Manuals $20 each. Register HERE (You must register for this training.)
W.A.I.T. Training Leadership Training April 5-6 (at New Minas Baptist)
You hunger to help youth learn God's plan for relationships in a world filled with lies and temptations? This 1.5 day training equips you to do just that! You must register: Register HERE
Forgiven & Set Free
Post - Abortion Healing Bible Study Leadership Training Event
Learn from the creator of "Forgiven & Set Free," Linda Cochrane, as she visits us here in the Valley for this personal training event. Open to everyone who wants to learn how to facilitate healing in women who struggle with a past abortion experience.
Cost: $100.00 Register HERE (at New Minas Baptist)
Our Mission is Jesus Christ. Our Mission Field is Abortion & Sexual Brokenness.
Embracing - Educating - Empowering
in Jesus' Name!
Monday, March 04, 2013
I'm convinced your church would love to do a Bowling for Babies event this year! We have an outline of how to go about putting one on and we'd love to help! Give us a call right now to learn more: 902.678.6217. Learn more on our Bowling for Babies website at www.bowlingforbabies.com and check us out online at www.asafeplaceforme.com
Friday, February 15, 2013
We had 22 people at the Centre yesterday - 22! All the rooms were full, some of them with two clients and their babies sharing space and a young couple and their baby out in the front office doing a parenting lesson. One couple was doing a lesson on parenting their infant. The lesson was called, "Eye Contact Means Love." The couple in the next room was watching a video on labour because she is due soon. The room next to them had two clients with their babies doing a lesson on baby safety. In the kitchen area two clients and a baby were doing a study on sexual purity in relationships and across the hall a client and her baby were being led through a study on the Gospel of John. Another young lady came in looking for a pregnancy test ... it was positive ... and we were blessed with being able to support her in that moment. The five staff were engaged with each of these precious, moments listening, sharing and praying with each one.
So when a Mom called me today on our 24hr. hotline and asked if we could help her with her daughter who just became pregnant, I was glad to offer our support. That was when I asked how she heard about us - "I saw your sign," she said, "and my daughter has friends who told her about you."
What an amazing mission to be part of ... a shack on the side of the road of life where people come who may not have much other support in Life, sent by their school's guidance counsellor or a Public Health Worker ... or because they saw our sign ... sent ultimately by the Author of life Himself to be embraced with love, engaged with truth and empowered by hope ... in Jesus' name.
We're looking for a few more helpers ... it's "on the job" training, and we'd love to meet you if you're interested. We're now considering being open at 11:00 AM or even an evening during the week, so please give us a call and we can talk, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for praying for us! God is showering us with His blessings and we praise Him for the opportunity to be here to share Him with those in need. For more information and how to support us financially, please check out our website at www.asafeplaceforme.com.
Friday, January 25, 2013
A group of High School students just brought in a car load of boxes of baby items we need here at the Pregnancy Centre! They said that as they passed out the flyers to houses, people they met were really encouraging them about what a great work they were supporting! They were really pumped. They even brought non-Christians with them, and they were impressed! We need more help with the huge increase in clients we are seeing. You can help this spring!
How? Get everyone together one evening and go door-to-door putting notices in the mailboxes. The notices say that in support of the Valley Care Pregnancy Centre, you will be back at a specific date (you choose the days) to gather donations for needy Moms, Dads and Babies in our community. The notice explains a bit about the Centre, lists the things the Centre needs most and asks them to participate by putting their items in a clear plastic bag by their front door. Then, at the appointed time, your group gets together again and re-visits the neighborhood and gathers up the bags, leaving a Thank-You note along with a Gospel tract. Then you bring the bags to the Valley Care Pregnancy Centre at 104 Webster Street in Kentville for a grand tour, celebration and prayer!
What's in it for you? Well, besides storing treasures in Heaven, we will send your group a letter written by one of our Moms who has been blessed by your help!
If you would like to participate in your own "Community Baby Shower" just give us a shout and we will get the materials to you right away!
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Beginning Tuesday evening, February 5th, at 7:00 PM, and each following Tuesday, we will be opening our doors for anyone and everyone to come for an evening of Bible Study at the Valley Care Pregnancy Centre, 104 Webster Street in Kentville. We'll begin with Genesis and the Gospel of John. This is just plain Bible Study. No videos or other books to read. Just us and the God who has Spoken in His Word. Our focus will be simply to understand what is said, what it means in its context and how it applies to us. So if you would like to join us, please come along!
Your church would LOVE the way Bowling for Babies 2013 builds a sense of Community and Mission among the people in your congregation!
Our invitation is for you as a church family to set a date of your choice in 2013 at your local bowling alley and have your entire church celebrate life together in "Bowling for Babies."
YOU HAVE OPTIONS! You can use sponsor sheets (available at www.bowlingforbabies.com) or you could just have everyone who bowls bring a donation! You can bring some pizzas and juice and make it a real party for the whole church! You can even bring along some cool prizes and give everyone who comes a few pieces of paper. They could write their names on the papers and put them in little bags by the prizes and draw for them at the end of the party!
The fun and the community building is only as limited as your imagination!
So what are you waiting for? Grab a friend, make a plan and invite your church to join in the fun!
If you would like help in organizing this event or more ideas, give Bill a call at 902.678.6217.
For more information, check it out online at www.bowlingforbabies.com.