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.

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.

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Paying for Someone Else's Crime

In the Old Testament, there is a law about someone who fights and hurts someone else:
"If men have a quarrel and one strikes the other with a stone or with his fist, and he does not die but remains in bed, if he gets up and walks around outside on his staff, then he who struck him shall go unpunished; he shall only pay for his loss of time, and shall take care of him until he is completely healed. (Exodus 21.18-19)
In the story Jesus tells of the Good Samaritan, the Good Samaritan comes upon a man beaten by robbers and left for dead.  He take the beaten man, cares for him and pays for his treatment until he is fully recovered - the very thing the violent robbers would have to do if they were caught.  What the Samaritan was doing was taking the blame / paying the price for the ones who attacked the man and left him for dead.  The Good Samaritan took the cost upon Himself and paid the debt - a debt that was not his!   At face value, it sounds bizarre to pay for someone else's crime - until you realize that in this story, you are the criminal and Jesus is the Good Samaritan.

This is what Jesus did when He took the penalty for sins in His crucifixion.  Jesus paid the debt that was ours!  We were the ones who hold the blame.  We have sinned.  We have "fought" against God and did our own thing, robbing Him of the glory due Him and running away from Him, leaving Him as "dead" (treating Him as irrelevant or going so far as to declare, "God is Dead").  We have a huge debt before our God - and in Jesus, He paid our price.  He "took the fall" for us.  The Bible says that "although He was rich, He became poor, so that through His poverty we might become rich."  Forgiveness is ours if we will accept Jesus' sacrifice on our behalf, confess our sin, keep turning away from sin and keep turning to God, seeking His face, abiding (remaining) in His Word and asking for His Spirit to change us from the inside out to be like Him.

This is the amazing story of Easter (no, not the "Easter" story that I'm sure will come as a movie some day, but the ancient account in Scripture).

This is the reason why Christians do things like missions.  Not because they are good people, but because they have discovered the astounding Grace of Jesus and His mission He accomplished on their behalf and His Spirit now transforms their hearts to be like Him.

If you would like to join this little home mission in our back yard called the Valley Care Pregnancy Centre, please visit our website (www.asafeplaceforme.com) to learn more about us and how to contact us for more information.  God bless you!

Bowling For Babies 2014 Breaks Records!!!

Wow!  Bowling for Babies 2014 Breaks Records!!!

This year, five churches joined in a fun competition to see who could raise the most sponsors in Bowling for Babies 2014!  The Striking Saints took on the Striking Clergy and the Lord's Lob Stars in a "Holy Bowler" family of fun this past weekend!!  The Pizza was Fantastic!!! Thank you, Knights of Columbus!!!  The prizes were prized indeed as the winners took home the goods!  And at the end of the day, after one of the churches footed the bill for the bowling, we're still counting, but so far we've reached $6,017.60 invested through this combined effort toward reaching and embracing and saving lives right here in our Valley!  Thank You Everyone!!!

Never before has there been this many churches involved!!
Never before have we raised over $6,000 at Bowling for Babies!!
Congratulations!!!

There's still time!  Think of the fun and community building you could stir up by inviting a neighbor church to a little competition of your own?  That's what Bowling for Babies is all about - building community for a Great Cause!  The BEST part is that you can do it any time between now and December 31st of this year!

How?  Just head to www.bowlingforbabies.com to download your free sponsor sheets, posters and bulletin announcements today!

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

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Congratulations!! Together We Did It! We Raised $15,000!


We Did It!
Our Goal: $15,000
We've Raised: $15,000!!

Even after the matching funds were used up, hearts were moved to give!

You are helping save lives - like the Acadia Student and her unborn child we are seeing now.

Special Thanks to You and Praise God!

Our goal in this campaign is to be able to reach more women in our Valley with the good news that they have support for positive options for their unplanned pregnancy.  with our research we estimate there are about 400 unplanned pregnancies in the Valley each year and we need help to reach them effectively with positive options and support.

For more information, check out our website at www.asafeplaceforme.com.

Sincerely,

Rev. Bill Davenport
Executive Director

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Undercover Journalist Tests Acadia Pregnancy Support : Writes Article for Acadia Newspaper

Wow!  We just got scoped!
An undercover journalist who had heard nasty things about Acadia Pregnancy Support decided to check them out - and she wrote her findings in the Acadia Newspaper!  She says,
"The Pregnancy Support Club has had some pretty heavy accusations levied towards it and, if true, would warrant the termination of the club.  A source warned that the club was a disguised pro-life group that had snuck by the Acadia Student's Union and on to campus, and it is the legitimacy of this claim that I sought to determine with a little investigation.
I had great plans - I was going to pretend to be 10 weeks pregnant and ask the club members at their booth in the SUB where I could obtain an abortion, and gauge their reactions ... [but the booth was vacant] but I did manage to grab some pamphlets and booklets ..."
There are some people who do have a preconceived idea about pregnancy support work.  They have read things produced by organizations like the "Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada" who label all pregnancy support organizations as misleading, anti-choice liars who stand in the way of women who are singularly minded toward an abortion.  They even produce flyers on how to expose such organizations and call for them all to be shut down.  I would want them shut down too, but I'm not happy that they label all "Pregnancy Centres" as being this way.  Some may be, but we are not.

Maybe it was this kind of thinking that this journalist heard about and had motivated her to check us out.  She found our materials at the Acadia Pregnancy Support booth in the Acadia Student Union Building and she writes,
"I found them incredibly useful, and once putting myself in the position of an undergrad who discovered that they [were pregnant], I could see how these resources could ease a decision.  The booklet put together by the group held the most valuable information: where in the Valley to go for help.  This booklet covers pretty much everything."
This "undercover journalist" only found one "gross oversight" which was a lack of where to find an abortion. But we simply do not handle this.  To make a referral for an abortion, you really need to be a medical facility.  We're not.  We're simply a grass-roots support network made up mostly of volunteers who see a need that isn't being met in our community and are motivated by the compassion of Jesus to offer help and support for those looking for support for an unplanned pregnancy.  That's why the Pregnancy Centre itself is listed in the Yellow Pages under "Abortion Alternatives."   That's why the club on campus is clearly called, "Acadia Pregnancy Support."  That's our focus.  That's our scope of services.  We don't moralize with our clients, either.  We're focused on one issue and we find that being focused helps us do our job better.

The article goes on to say,
"This group does wonderful things for people who need help, and I hope the group will be left in peace to flourish.  They provide an excellent resource to people who need the help and are not sure where to turn; this help is free and comes without judgment, and such a thing is priceless.  Personally, I am hoping their next step will be to have a stern talk with Acadia about the possibility of a daycare for students who are also parents."
This article has created a HUGE open door for our next step - to approach Acadia to make daycare services available!  This article gave us this mandate.  Maybe the author can help us in our next steps toward making that a reality and help promote it in the Ath and help us find more students willing to step up and be counted to make it happen!   Praise God!

If you find that God is tugging at your heart to help support this vital work at Acadia and in our Community, please lend a helping hand.  We need your support.  You can learn how to help at our "About" page of our website, www.asafeplaceforme.com.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Love Lives On Campaign Update!


Praise God!  We're almost there!!

If God prompts you, head on over to our "About" page to make a gift online to help us reach more women in our community so she can know she has positive options!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

HELP! Only Six Days Left to Reach Our Goal of $15,000. LOVE LIVES ON!


We Have Six Days Left! 
Our Goal: $15,000 
We've raised: $11,000 
We Need just $4,000 to reach our goal. 

Please give today. 
Go to our web site to give securely online. 
Just click HERE

Special Thanks to you who have helped us get this far! 

Our goal in this campaign is to be able to reach more women in our Valley with the good news that they have support for positive options for their unplanned pregnancy. Our research shows there are about 400 unplanned pregnancies in the Valley each year and we need help to reach them effectively with positive options and suport.

For more information, visit our giving page and make your donation online or please feel free to visit our centre in person if you prefer to give that way. We’d love to show you around so you can see for yourself how our community is being impacted by your partnership.

Sincerely,
Rev. Bill Davenport
Executive Director

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Leadership Training Event March 28-29

We are having a Leadership Training event for WAIT Training this March 28-29.  From 7:00 - 9:30 Friday night and from 9:00 to 5:00 Saturday (Location TBA).
WAIT Training (our Canadianized version) is a highly interactive, multimedia, positive, science based "Love Education" curriculum for Jr. High, High School, University and Youth Groups.  It is a 5-10 session, flexible curriculum that we have been using for the past 9 years after receiving training in Atlanta Georgia.  The reviews from teachers, students and parents has been fantastic!

The training is a run-through of the exact lessons we take the students through and you learn by doing.  You will be given the handouts that the students receive.  If you are able to help us, we will be taking this to students this spring.

There is no charge for the event, but if you want to purchase your own training manual, it is $400.  It is fully reproducible and is good for those wanting to do this on their own with students and not using the manuals that the Centre owns.

The training is a lot of fun and has a lot of hands-on activities that will keep you fully engaged in the process.  Come prepared to be involved.

To register for this event, simply reply to this email, call Bill at 902.670.8510 or simply click HERE.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

The Catholic Church Has The Answer!


Over the past three years I have been wrestling deeply with loss, grief and the knowledge of my own personal sin and failure.  Sound familiar?  I know I'm not alone.  But today, as I visited St. Joseph's Catholic Church to share about the work of the Valley Care Pregnancy Centre, God spoke to me through His Word via the priest's message.

Today is the second Sunday in Lent, and as we were singing songs from Psalm 22 and Psalm 38, the laments resonated in my heart, remembering the anguish of David, Jesus and my own life.  But it wasn't until the priest began sharing, that the light really went on inside me.  He was talking about God's call to Abraham in Genesis chapter 12 and one thing really stuck with me.  He said, "From Abraham came three religions: Islam, Judaism and Christianity."  I thought, "Hmmmm.  I'll have to think about that."

This evening, as I went for my evening walk, I was praying, and a Scripture came to mind:
"Forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus." (Philippians 3.13-14)
... forgetting what lies behind ... that would be so nice.  But my past seems to haunt me ... And as I reached the half way point in my walk, I recalled the priest's words about Abraham - and it all came together for me: Abraham - the Father of the faith, whom God called to be the "one" through whom the Savior of the world was to be given - this Abraham was a mess!  And a sexual mess at that!  If I want to know about someone who really messed up as a believer, as a father, as a man ... just look at Abraham!  What a disaster he caused by trying to take things into his own hands and fulfill God's promises by himself!

If you don't know the story too well, read Genesis, chapters 12-22
God promises Abraham that he will be the one God will bless, and all nations will be blessed through him - that Abraham will have descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and that he would be given the Promised Land.  So the Savior, promised in Genesis 3, was to come through Abraham!  And the Bible says, "Abraham believed God, and it [Abraham's faith] was credited to him as righteousness."  That is, God said it, Abraham believed it, and Abraham's faith in God's promises put him in a right relationship with God.

That's all fine and good so far, but consider what happens next!  Abraham was 75 years old when God promised him all these descendants ... and Abraham waits ... and waits.  Abraham waits TEN YEARS ... and NOTHING!  No kids!  So, like any reasonable man, he listened to his wife!  His wife (Sarah) suggested that since she had not been able to produce a child, that Abraham should take Sarah's maid, Haggar, and have a child through her.  So he did!  That child was Ishmael, the father of the 12 tribes of Islam!

Talk about doing something that would cause problems ... look at the mess Abraham - our father in the faith - has caused!  That one sexual encounter outside of God's plan created a nation that would war against his own people, Israel, for the rest of history!  Ooops!!!

But did that nullify God's promise to Abraham?  No way!  God even blesses Ishmael and promises to make him into a great nation!  God ALSO keeps His own promise to Abraham - and FIFTEEN YEARS LATER, when Abraham is 100 years old (and Sarah was 90!) God kept His promise and gave them a son ... ISAAC - and, as you may know, "Isaac" means "Laughter"!

As I was walking along in the rain this evening, these things came to mind and I thanked God for that Catholic priest who spoke God's Word to me this morning and gave me hope in God's promises even in the face of the knowledge of my own sin and unfathomable failures ... as God's Word says, "For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, so that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope."

I pray that you will know this hope in God's promises.  I hope that if you struggle, like I do, with the knowledge of your own past sin, that you will find hope in God's Word that says if we believe in His Son, Jesus, we will receive not only forgiveness of sin, but a new quality of life - a quality of life that is based on a personal relationship with God - an eternal relationship that will never end.
“For God loved the world in this way: He gave His One and Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world that He might condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. Anyone who believes in Him is not condemned, but anyone who does not believe is already condemned, because he has not believed in the name of the One and Only Son of God. This, then, is the judgment: The light has come into the world, and people loved darkness rather than the light because their deeds were evil. For everyone who practices wicked things hates the light and avoids it, so that his deeds may not be exposed. But anyone who lives by the truth comes to the light, so that his works may be shown to be accomplished by God.” - John 3.16-21
Now THAT'S Good News!! And it speaks so directly to the folks we minister to here at the Valley Care Pregnancy Centre.  They may have made a mess in their lives, but NONE of those messes nullifies God's promises for them if they, like Abraham, will believe in the God whose promises never fail!

Friday, March 14, 2014

"This Is Fantastic! Thank You!"


Our Student Outreach Director has compiled an amazing resource for pregnant and parenting students here in the Annapolis Valley.  Our first use of this guide is being used now at Acadia with pregnant students.  As Mandy was sharing it with a pregnant student this week, the student said, "This is fantastic!  All the resources I have been looking for ... they're all right here in one place!  Thank you!"

For more information on what's happening, check out our website, www.acadiapregnancysupport.com and look us up on Facebook under "Acadia Pregnancy Support."

To help make sure we can continue helping students, visit our main website to donate at www.asafeplaceforme.com

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

"Adoption Is A Beautiful Gift" - Pregnant Mother

I just got off the phone with a young lady who is pregnant and said she was choosing a parenting plan of adoption for her child.  In our conversation she said, "It's a beautiful gift to give someone that can't have children, you know?"

Wow - I couldn't have said it better myself.  Adoption, as challenging as it is, is indeed, a beautiful gift!

To learn more about our free and confidential adoption support services, visit us online at asafeplaceforme.com/adoption.htm

Monday, March 10, 2014

We Welcome Google as a Major In-Kind Donor!




The Valley Care Pregnancy Centre is deeply thankful to be a recipient of a Google Grants award! The Google Grants program supports registered nonprofit organizations that share Google's philosophy of community service to help the world in areas such as science and technology, education, global public health, the environment, youth advocacy and the arts. Google Grants is an in-kind advertising program that awards free online advertising to nonprofits via Google AdWords. The Valley Care Pregnancy Centre has been awarded an in-kind ongoing AdWord grant equivalent to about $10,000 per month! We pray that this generous gift will enable women and men who need our ministry to find us.

To learn more about the Valley Care Pregnancy Centre, please visit us online at www.asafeplaceforme.com.

Sunday, March 09, 2014

I Need to Talk to a Female Doctor!


I want to learn more about the needs of women who face unplanned pregnancies, and a local physician told me that most of them see a female doctor and said I should talk to female doctors in our area.  So, do you see a female doctor?  If so, could you give me their name and town they are in?  I want to take them to lunch and learn from them general information about women in this area who are facing unplanned pregnancies so we can serve them even better.

Please contact me with their name, location and office phone number.  You can email me at info@asafeplaceforme.com.  Thank you!

Love Lives On! DAY 9

Let your Christianity be so unmistakable, your eye so single, your heart so whole, your walk so straightforward that all who see you may have no doubt whose you are and whom you serve. #LoveLivesOn
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Saturday, March 08, 2014

Love Lives On! DAY 8


Live Simply. Dream Big. Be Grateful. Give Love. Laugh Lots. #LoveLivesOn
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Friday, March 07, 2014

We're Almost There! Time and Funds Are Running Out!



We're Almost There! Time and Funds Are Running Out! 

 Please Consider Helping Us Meet Our Goal!

You may have heard - an anonymous supporter of our mission has put up $100,000 saying he would match funds given in March to Canadian Pregnancy Centres, up to $15,000 per centre. Well, people are responding so fast that the funds are already running out!

There's only $8,000 left in the fund. We have been blessed to have raised $10,400 so far! We thought we'd have all month, but the funds will soon be gone. 

Can you help us meet our goal of $15,000 before the funds available run out?

We need 4 more people to give $1,000 and 6 more to give $100 ... and every dollar is doubled! Even the processing fees are paid for! Each cent goes directly to reaching women in need!

Click on the blue button, or go HERE to our donor page.

Please prayerfully consider this unique and time-sensitive opportunity! God bless you!!! bill davenport

The Light of the World is Needed!

You Are Invited!
March 17th, 7:00 at the Acadia Divinity College Chapel

God is Moving Among Us

The phone is ringing.  A young lady is weeping.  She's at her wits end, looking for someone - anyone who will listen to her heart.  She's called the Help Lines - but they've told her that it's obvious that a person in her situation should have an abortion, "What's your problem?" they asked when she told them she didn't want to kill her unborn child.  "THANK YOU" she said through her tears as I affirmed her.

Women and men all across our Valley are crying out in isolation and pain.  Together, we can reach those in need.  Come and pray with us at Acadia March 17th.  Come.  Pray.  Praise.  Petition.  The Light of the World is desperately needed to shine this year. 

To learn more about the Valley Care Pregnancy Centre, visit us online at www.asafeplaceforme.com

iParent.TV Coming Soon!

Love Lives On! DAY 7

Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives. #LoveLivesOn
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Thursday, March 06, 2014

Love Lives On! DAY 6


Each of us, Whatever our Talents, has service to Give.  #LoveLivesOn
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Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Love Lives On! DAY 5

Though our Feelings Come and Go, God's Love for Us Does Not. #LoveLivesOn
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Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Our "Elevator Speech"


Love Lives On! DAY 4


Be the Change you Wish to See in the World. #LoveLivesOn
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Monday, March 03, 2014

He Could Have Been Aborted: Best Supporting Actor Jared Leto Thanks Single, High School Dropout Mom

Love Lives On! DAY 3


Love is not only something you feel, it is something you do.
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Sunday, March 02, 2014

Love Lives On DAY 2

Freely you have Received. Freely Give. #LoveLivesOn
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Saturday, March 01, 2014

Love Lives On DAY 1


A life lived in LOVE will never be dull. #LoveLivesOn
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Friday, February 28, 2014

LOVE LIVES ON begins Today!


Visit our website at www.asafeplaceforme.com or click the button below to donate today!

Tomorrow, 30 Days of Giving Launches! LOVE LIVES ON!

 
Tomorrow, 30 Days of Giving Launches! Are you ready to make a difference? #LoveLivesOn If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.  Check out our "Love Lives On" page  for details!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Check Out Our "Love Lives On" Campaign this March!

An enthusiastic & generous pregnancy care supporter recently gave a large sum of money, earmarked for marketing and communications, to help promote the Valley Care Pregnancy Centre's mission with matched funds. This means that the money you raise in this campaign will be matched: $2500 turns into $5000, $5000 turns into $10,000 and $7500 turns into $15,000!
So You've Got The Power to make one dollar into two, just by giving! You can learn more by going to our "Love Lives On" page to donate, or, just click on the button:

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Hope Awaits You


Interrupting people's lives to share the love and truth of Jesus is a simple rescue mission that many people long to hear.  God is calling you out of darkness into His light of grace and truth in Jesus Christ.  He is calling you to to be part of His mission.

For more information on how you can be part of this mission right here in your own back yard, or for someone to talk to about God's love for you that this woman discovered, please email us at info@asafeplaceforme.com or text us at 902.670.8510 or call us toll free at 1.800.284.7740.  You are loved.

Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, trusting in and leaning upon Jesus, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15.13)

Saturday, February 15, 2014

An Invitation to Beauty ... and a Celebration of the same.



In China, the one-child policy has many female babies thrown away or their lives ended before birth.  

Here in Nova Scotia, many younger women feel they have no support to carry their child to term.  Many others feel adoption is so unsupported and unaccepted compared to the ease and acceptance of abortion that they feel they have no other option but to stop the beating heart within them.

Help us uphold the Beauty of Life here in the Annapolis Valley as we network with local churches to ensure that all women know they have the resources they need to care for their child.  For those who know they are not able to parent right now, help us support Adoption as a positive, beautiful, courageous option for parenting a child right here in our own back yard.

For more information, email us or visit our website at www.asafeplaceforme.com

Friday, February 14, 2014

May the Movement of Grace Continue Among Us

Pro-Grace Movement from Caris on Vimeo.

May the movement of Grace continue in your church and community, reflecting His heart for both the woman and the child.

For information on empowering, positive support here in the Annapolis Valley, visit our website, www.asafeplaceforme.com

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Andrea Bocelli

"And I hope this could encourage many mothers that sometimes find themselves in difficult situations in those moments when life is complicated but want to save the life of their baby." - Andrea Bocelli

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Be A Part Of History In The Making!!!

Hey!  Want to have some fun with a few great folks?!  We're attempting the world's first ever "1,000+ Newsletter Assembly Line that the Valley Care Pregnancy Centre" has ever done!  Be a part of history in the making and call me to find out where and when to join in this exciting event!!  That's Monday, February 3rd in Kentville.

Call Bill at 902.670.8510 or email at info@asafeplaceforme.com!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Some Groups Bear a Disproportionate Burden of STDs

The Edge notes, "'Youth bear a disproportionate share of sexually transmitted infections and also account for a substantial proportion of new STDs,' said Dr. Eloisa Llata, Medical Epidemiologist, CDC, Division of STD Prevention, who noted that all STDs are preventable and most are curable.
Many do not know they’re infected because sexually transmitted infections often have no symptoms."

The CDC Fact Sheet says, "Although a number of individual risk behaviors (such as higher numbers of lifetime sex partners or unprotected sex) contribute to disparities in the sexual health of MSM, other social and cultural factors may also play a role. For example, MSM with lower economic status may have limited access to health care and therefore may be particularly vulnerable to poorer health outcomes compared to other men. Complex issues like homophobia and stigma can also make it difficult for gay and bisexual men to seek appropriate care and treatment."

The CDC Fact Sheet continues, "Gonorrhea and chlamydia primarily affect young people. Surveillance data continues to show that numbers and rates of reported chlamydia and gonorrhea cases are highest in Americans between the ages of 15 and 24.

Both young men and young women are heavily affected by STDs — but young women face the most serious long-term health consequences. It is estimated that undiagnosed STDs cause 24,000 women to become infertile each year.

Many cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis continue to go undiagnosed and unreported, and data on several additional STDs — such as human papillomavirus, herpes simplex virus, and trichomoniasis — are not routinely reported to CDC. As a result, the annual surveillance report captures only a fraction of the true burden of STDs in America."

NEEDED: A Man to Look Up To

Christian Man: We need your help!

We have had a new influx of young men coming to see us asking for help about fatherhood and manhood.

WAIT!  Before you ignore that, you don't have to be a father or anything like that.  WE have all the information and resources ... we need men to simply watch a video / read over a few short pages of information with one of our new fathers.  You have the answer sheet and he has a "fill in the blank" sheet.  It's that simple!  No other commitment needed!  The hours and days are flexible too.

WAIT!  If you're not a man, you might know a Christian man who lives between Windsor and Middleton ... please pass this request on to them!  God is opening huge doors for ministry and we are praying that He will rise up labourers in His field of harvest.  You (or that man you know) may be an answer to prayer.  Email Bill today to learn more: info@asafeplaceforme.com

Here are some photos of the materials we lead our men through:


Saturday, January 25, 2014

Your United Way Campaign at Work: You Have Options!

Did You Know ...

Some companies require that ALL of their employees contribute to the United Way Campaign.  They have no choice.  But, you, as the employee, may not want to support a number of programs that receive these monies.

Are you aware that you DO have a choice in where that money goes?  You are allowed to specify what organization you would like your contribution to support.  It will go to the United Way Campaign and then on to your specified charitable organization. That’s right! So, let your employer know if you have a preference.  The Valley Care Pregnancy Center is one organization that would be happy to receive your donation!

We, at the Valley Care Pregnancy Center does NOT receive money from the United Way unless it is specified as described above.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Cracks

Consider Job ... he didn't know about the spiritual conflict he was in the middle of, and he couldn't make any sense of his circumstances.

There are huge spiritual things going on all around us, I am sure of it, and I just want to encourage  you that when it all just doesn't make any sense ... God is at work.  He has proven His love for all time, on the cross, and you can lean into Him and know He is good even if you can't make sense of what's happening.  You are precious and dearly loved and cherished.

As this life seems to crumble all around you, you can picture yourself like a chick inside an egg.  Faith in Christ has given you new life.  At first, you felt warm and safe, but now (still thinking of you as that little chick inside the egg), as you mature, your world seems cramped.  The nourishment you used to feed on is used up and you're struggling to breathe ... The smooth, pure walls you trusted in to keep you safe until now are cracking all around you.  As you wrestle there inside that thinning shell, feeling so all alone, know this one thing: you were not made to stay inside that egg.  One glorious day, the cracking shell will break open and you will see the World, the Kingdom you were re-created for and designed to thrive in.  Until then, resist the urge to put tape on the cracks.  Instead, peek through them for a glimpse of your Calling ... your new Home ... with the One Who created you to know Him. 

Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, trusting in and leaning upon Jesus, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15.13)

Friday, January 17, 2014

Influence being felt? Student chooses to continue her pregnancy!




Influence is an interesting thing.  Sometimes you can feel it directly, like the sun shining warm on your shoulder.  At other times, it's more indirect, like a warm breeze on a summer's night - warmed by the sun earlier in the day and just now you are feeling its effect.

After we heard that nearly all the women on campus abort their babies (except for a few who are already married), this month, we learn that a female student decided to continue her pregnancy.  We don't know for sure if this student was encouraged by Acadia Pregnancy Support's work, but it is deeply encouraging to hear stories like this and we praise God for how He is working among students on Acadia's campus.  Sometimes Acadia Pregnancy Support's influence will be direct and those involved will see the results.  At other times, just having people talking about the concept of continuing a pregnancy as a student or seeing a poster or a flyer about continuing a pregnancy with positive wording like, "Acadia Values Diversity" is enough to impact lives that Acadia Pregnancy Support may never hear about directly. 

For more information on Acadia Pregnancy Support, "Like" their Facebook Page!

"Pro-life ads on Halifax buses spark outrage online" - CTV News


The Canadian Television Network (CTV) did a story on these billboards going up in Halifax and on Halifax metro buses.  They interviewed a student from St. Mary's University who was very upset about them and who had created a petition to have them taken down.  

Education and open discussion is key. I've heard of crowds shouting down people in Halifax who were trying to speak about life issues in public - making it impossible for them to be heard. Silencing the opposition is not the answer. Women need information, not isolation.

Many groups and individuals seem to want to isolate women as they make a choice, just because it is a difficult choice to make. But that makes the choice even more difficult. Other people downplay the reality of fetal development, trying to lessen the pain, like the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada's images they post as the only ones needed in the discussion. Women must be empowered with the facts so that they can make an informed decision. They need to know that the ARCC's image is of the fetal sac, but inside that six week sac, there is amazing development going on which has been filmed and can be viewed on Youtube.

Women need to be able to compare their own pregnancy's stage of development to see how far along it really is. Most abortions happen between 7-12 weeks and it's important for a woman to know what her little one looks like during that time.  Time Magazine did story on this issue and put a photo of life sized baby models of babies between the ages of 7-12 weeks on their front cover.

Education is key to an informed decision. Silence only feeds the pain many women feel in their guilt, as Hilary says at the end of the video, and isolates them. Many women feel guilty after their abortion because they were not given the facts to consider. Many women feel guilty because they acted alone.  One of my friends who has struggled with guilt from her abortion saw this controversy about these signs and was very upset that people would want to take them down. She wanted them kept up to help people not do what she did. Information empowers women to make an informed choice.  Information about fetal development and information on where to go if one feels guilty are a much needed commodity in our community.

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