You may have heard my story with my son, Josh, and know my personal commitment to life. It, along with my desire to honor the Lord, is what spurs me on to reach more people and do my very best at PDHC, which brings me to some very exciting news!
At the beginning of 2018, PDHC launched its strongest marketing efforts ever. We know exactly what happens when women find an abortion provider instead of PDHC. The stakes are simply too high not to do all we can to reach women and families when they need us. I am ecstatic to share that our efforts paid off!
In 2017, we were thrilled to increase our pregnancy center visits to 4,411. We then set what felt like an aggressive goal to serve women and families through 4,800 visits in 2018 and guess what? We smashed through it with 4,956 visits to our centers! That is a 26% increase in a span of two years and an all-time record high, more visits than in any other year in PDHC’s history!
The number of visits is such a big deal because everything else increases along with them, more pregnancy tests, more ultrasounds, more parenting classes, more parents choosing life and at least 1,273 babies born after their moms and dads received help at PDHC. Not too mention the over 26,000 calls, texts and chats on PDHC’s 24-hour hotline on top of PDHC’s education program in schools and abortion recovery care.
Still these are only numbers. It’s not for our sake that we want to increase the numbers. It’s because we know the truth about lives saved and changed after coming to PDHC. Personally, I want more mothers and fathers to be filled with joy, like I am, when they look at their child and marvel at how the Lord provided.
Julie Moore, President 614-888-8774, ext, 6121 email@example.com
All year long at PDHC we’ve talked about being Fearfully and Wonderfully Made. You may know this comes from Psalm 139 where David recognizes that God formed him in his mother’s womb. In Genesis 1, we read how we, mankind, were created in God’s own image.
Luke 1:41-44 reads, “And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the baby leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit, and she exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! And why is this granted to me that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For behold, when the sound of your greeting came to my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy.”
Think about that ─ Elizabeth was expecting John the Baptist and John recognized Jesus in his mother Mary’s womb before they were born.
God’s word affirms time and time again the sanctity of human life. The question is how will you respond to what He has said?
Because we are in the midst of a battle, Satan seeks to steal, kill and destroy. We read examples in the Bible where he does this by targeting babies, all babies, because with new life comes hope, hope of redemption and the fulfillment of promises. He did this in ancient Egypt through Pharaoh and in the time of Christ through Herod and now. Now he targets our children through the great evil that is abortion.
But God… but a Savior came to us as a baby.
God loves us so much that he humbled himself for us as the Son came to earth. We continue to see the hope that children bring through the flutter of a heartbeat during an ultrasound and unborn babies waving at their moms and dads on the screen. Their lives bring promise too.
Your partnership in this ministry provides the hope their families need to choose life.
God bless you and Merry Christmas!
Julie Moore, President 614-888-8774, ext, 6121 firstname.lastname@example.org
I love this time of year. It is the time of year that we all take a deep breath to focus on gratitude and thanksgiving. In this world, it can be so easy to become distracted by all that glitters. The world continually promotes consumerism instead of charity, peace and gratitude, but God’s word teaches us to be thankful.
We praise God for a season of growth and harvest in the lives of those we serve, and it is our joy to share it with you! Our God, the God of the universe, invites each of us to join Him and He moves among us. What an awesome privilege.
Last month people came to PDHC’s centers for help more times than any other month in our history. We have done everything we can to reach more women and families, and we thank God that more people have reached out to PDHC for help this year than ever before! The stakes are simply too high for people not to know where they can receive free pregnancy help.
We are on track to surpass last year’s numbers:
* 21,000 calls and texts for help on our 24/7 Hotline
* 1,500 ultrasounds
* 1,160 babies born after their moms and dads received help
We are so thankful because behind these numbers are individual stories of lives saved and changed. Stories like Maddie’s, who walked through our doors pregnant and alone. She felt hopeless, scared and was looking for an abortion. She felt she had no other option. She was treated with great care and compassion and she left with a new confidence knowing that God had a plan for her and her baby. This transformation happens every single day at PDHC.
I am filled with deep gratitude for your partnership in this ministry. I know how important it is to you that women and families have the help and support they need to choose life and life in abundance.
We have incredible supporters who are saving and changing lives! What amazing nights we had at our Celebrations of Life with George Dennehy. It was wonderful to see and meet so many of you, where together we proclaimed that all of life is fearfully and wonderfully made.
People enjoyed many different aspects of the evenings – hearing from David about PDHC’s Youth Development program, listening to George’s music and testimony, watching the videos of Leona and Anisa and seeing their families. Many of you were encouraged to hear PDHC is on track to serve even more people this year!
From the stage in Columbus, I was really struck by the whole audience joining George in singing How Great is Our God. What a beautiful example of the body of Christ coming together in this great mission. The room was filled with Catholics and Evangelicals, Christians from various denominations, where together we affirmed our belief in God, our Creator, and our responsibility to promote life and care for women and families. It was the picture of unity in Christ.
I shared how together we save and change lives. How true that is. Many of us have long-committed our lives to praying, giving and serving in this ministry. But, this ministry is not about any one of us individually, but how God calls each person to follow Him. He brings us together and collectively we make an impact that is much greater than we can do apart.
Thank you for being a part of this ministry. Your prayers, gifts and service truly make a difference for life, not just this life, but life eternal. You can make a donation or become a monthly partner by clicking here. Moms and families need your help to choose life.
God bless you,
Julie Moore, President
614-888-8774, ext, 6121
P.S. – Remember Leona? Click here to watch a video update and see Desmond and Destiny!