Pray for monthly supporters - especially through pre-authorized payments as they are a way to ensure that we can meet monthly expenses. We have had a number of supporters retire and move away or pass away. Remember, we do not receive any government funding. If you are interested in joining with us to keep the work going, you can fill in the attached form with a void cheque or call into the PHC 905-720-3252. We need your help. Please pray about it.
Aileen Glover continues her parental leave until September 2019. Michelle Searles is our interim prevention coordinator until the end of the school year. Kathy and Sue are providing director support to Ajax until then.
Pray for opportunities for our CHOICE42 team and our PHC staff and volunteers to share truth about life in love with our community - online, in schools and at our Centres
We want to thank God for the contributions that Diane Westerman (pictured below with her bicycle and Doug) has made to the Centre over the years. She is stepping down as a board member as our 2018-19 season wraps up. We will miss her but know God will continue to bless her and her ever-growing family!
We are happy to welcome Willa Navarro onto our board as of January 2019. If you are interested in participating with us as a board member, please give Kathy a call.
Don’t forget our prayer group - biweekly emails and/or meet at Joey’s in Whitby every other Monday. Details can be made available to interested persons.
Jennifer called in. It had been so busy all morning with clients lining up at the door to get in at 11 a.m.. There had been a steady flow from the moment we opened. When the phone rang, we had a few clients sitting around chatting with their little ones playing at their feet. Truly, that is one of our favourite sights at the Pregnancy Help Centre. When it's that busy though, talking on the phone is challenging.
One of the volunteers snuck up to Sue's office to take the call at our Oshawa site. It seemed that Jennifer had a young friend who urgently needed our prayers. The young woman had been physically hurt by her boyfriend, but she struggled with the idea of leaving him. She was afraid yet she still loved him despite everything. In the heat of a particularly brutal fight, she had left with her one year old to stay with her aunt for a few days. Jennifer was so worried. She was afraid that her friend would return to the problem situation. Her friend could not go home as her mother was convalescing after a serious surgery. We prayed for her on the phone and had an opportunity to remember that situation before we closed up.
We had barely finished the call when Nancy came in with her 9 day old son. He was so beautiful and tiny. Perfect little fingers and toes, nestled snuggly into his little car seat. Nancy looked tired, but she was excited to get out of the shelter, even if it was only for a few minutes. She had given birth, but had no place to go. Her boyfriend still lived with his mother and she didn't like his mother. So for now, they were apart. We talked about her church and she asked if she could have a Daily Bread. We are only to happy to oblige with Bibles or Daily Breads – whatever we have, we give out. She asked us to pray. She really needed a home for their family.
The shelter was difficult. We put her on the prayer chain and told her over 100 people would be praying.
Some days are like that. Lots of needs and hard stories. It is a privilege to listen, but it can be heavy. We would appreciate it if you could remember our volunteers when you pray for our clients. Our prayer letters go out every other Monday if you feel called to minister with us in this way. Just contact us at the centre – email@example.com
Katherine Michel, MA
I had the opportunity to attend a private screening of the movie 'UNPLANNED' earlier this month in Ottawa. Unplanned is the true story of Abby Johnson, a Planned Parenthood Clinic Director turned Pro-Life Advocate after witnessing a live ultrasound of a 13-week-old fetus being aborted in her own clinic.
The movie is incredible and no surprise, is not available in Canada. I can only imagine what would happen if Canadians came face to face with what abortion truly is.
Before the screening, I spent the day with the star actress Ashley Bratcher. During lunch, I told her that Canada has no abortion law. She couldn't believe it. Her response hit me: “Where are all the Christians?”
Canada needs this movie. Whether we get it into the theatres or hold private screenings across the country, it's coming. Can't wait to see what Canadians think.
Non-competitive, family-friendly cycling or walking options (5km walking, 10, 25 + 50km riding)
Fall event - held annually the Saturday before Canadian Thanksgiving
Focused on charities serving displaced, vulnerable, and exploited people
Featured is two of our 2018 board members at last year’s Ride - Doug Hill, board chair, and Diane Westerman.