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Germanton Baptist Church Helps Hope Pregnancy Care Center

As one of their Operation Inasmuch Projects, Germanton Baptist Church came to Hope Pregnancy Center and helped out with our spring yard work.

GBC group has enough energy left to pose for a group shot!
GBC group has enough energy left to pose for a group shot!

We are so grateful they were willing to spend their time with us this morning.IMG_1026 May God bless each one who came out on a rainy messy morning and cleaned up the flower boxes and trimmed around the building and yard for us. They even took the trimmings down to the gulley along the Prayer and Refection Trail to help with erosion control!

Thank-you all.

The results!
The results!

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News about NC House Bill 465

If passed this might help save some baby lives.

From the Raleigh Observer:

“The Health Committee approved News  by a party line vote, with Republicans in favor and Democrats against. It could be voted on by the House as early as Thursday.

“This bill is and has always been about protecting women’s health,” said Rep. Jacqueline Schaffer, a Charlotte Republican and bill sponsor. “This is empowering to people. This enables women to make informed decisions.””

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article19234131.html#storylink=cpy or click on “this” above.

Update:

North Carolina House Passes Pro-Life Bill for 72-Hour Abortion Waiting Period April 23, 2015,

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March 2014 HPCC Directors Report

During the month of March, HPCC had 24 visitors. That was nine more that we had in March last year.

Five were first time visitors. Two received maternity clothes, 2 received baby clothing, 4 receieved furnishings, 2 received baby toys, 4 received baby food, 1 received baby formula and 22 received baby wipes. We gave out 92 new born size diapers, 0 size ones, 35 size twos, 616 size threes, 270 size fours, and 293 size 5 diapers this month. That’s a total of 1306 diapers given out for the month.

We have a need for donations of baby formula, baby cereal and other baby food if you know of groups or individuals who are willing to donate such items. The Diaper Bank continues to meet most of our diaper needs right now.

We started training some volunteers from Willing Vessels Christian Center in King, in the month of March and will finish in April. We have 12 who started the training and about half are consistently coming back. A couple of those missing for work or other reasons will be making up the sessions with Mike in the near future. Most of these folks are available on evenings and weekends only so we are looking at some getting some consistent help on Tuesday evenings with Mike and opening on another evening and possibly even some Saturday mornings. At the end of the sessions, they will get together and tell us who and what they can do for us. They are a very good group and are happy they are interested in helping us.

Mindy will have to open Hope on Thursdays as soon as she can get off work she is having to make up. She hopes this will let her be here around 1:30 to 1:45. She has also let us know that she will have to take the summer off again as she did last summer. She is having to take care of things still in West Virginia related to the death of her father.

Germanton Baptist Church has called and wants to come help do some outdoor work around the building on April 25. Mike will be meeting them here that morning. Willow Oak Missionary Baptist Church has also called and is looking to help in some way as well. I will be following up with them. The Boy Scouts have contacted Mike and are planning for another young man to make the bridge on the Prayer and Reflection Trail his Eagle Scout Project. They are also talking about one or more helping to reclaim our driveway and 10 to 20 parking spaces in front of our building.

Thanks to all who have chosen to help Hope Pregnancy Care Center out in whatever way you are choosing to assist us.

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02282015 Hope Director’s Report

18 visits were made to Hope Pregnancy Care Center.

Three received baby clothing, one received furnishings, 1 received baby food and six received baby wipes. There were 126 new born diapers given out, 151 size 2, 280 size 3, 260 size 4 and 130 size 5 diapers were given out. In total, we gave out 947 diapers.

Hope Pregnancy Care Center was closed due to weather concerns 5 days in February. In addition, we had to postpone the beginning of our volunteer training class scheduled to begin on February 24 until March 3, also due to the weather.

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2014 Annual Director’s Report

In 2014 Hope Pregnancy Care Center served more individuals than we ever have before. We served 269 people who came through our doors this year. That was 148 more than the people that came through last year. That number averages to 22 people per month that come to Hope Pregnancy Care Center.

We owe a great debt of gratitude to our volunteers who serve our clients faithfully every week. Our six volunteers who greet our clients gave us collectively almost 650 hours of their time this year. That does not count our Board Members hours who meet once a month, our yard and maintenance guy’s hours and our volunteers mentioned above who bring in a friend or a husband with them when their partner cant make it for some reason. We thank them all for a great year!

We hosted the Salvation Army’s Christmas gift pick up for the second year in row. There were so many smiling faces in the building for those weeks in December. We also want to thank all the Boy Scouts who continue to work on our Prayer and Reflection Trail. They have done a fantastic job! A most special thank-you to Dillon and your parents for all your work out there. We invite you to walk the trail and see for yourself what a great job they are doing!

Diaper ministry served 968 new born tushes, 1270 size 1’s, 1960 size 2’s, 3954 size 3’s, 4028 size 4’s, and 2672 size 5’s. We also had requests and were able to serve some preemie size tushes as well! Approximately 14,852 diapers were given to those who needed them this year.

Other items that were requested and we were able to help out with included but were not limited to:

baby bottles, baby wipes, baby shampoo and wash, bathtubs, bounce seats, blankets, socks and shoes, baby caps, baby blankets, strollers, high chairs, baby powder, baby lotion, baby beds, baby mattresses, cribs, mattress covers,, bumper guards,, baby sling, humidifier, breast feeding accessories, baby quilts, teething rings, high chairs, car seats, sippy cups, pack and play, stuffed animals and other items that folks have donated for us to give out to young families in need. We also gave out baby clothes from newborn to 18 months and maternity clothes for our young moms.

We also gave out at least six pregnancy tests and gave out information about pregnancy to those who requested information. We had some young ladies and their family members come in and watch some of our videos about pregnancy and caring for babies once they are here. We directed folks to local medical care, the health department and social services programs.

We talk and pray with our clients whenever they are in need and ask for it. We have given out many pieces of information with the most important having shared almost 50 Bibles and several salvation tracts for them to read and respond to.

Our demographics look very much like the 2013 census data with the majority of the people coming through our doors ae White Non-Hispanics with the second most declaring themselves as Two or more races.

Last but certainly not least, we thank God for continuing to bless Hope Pregnancy Care Center and our work here. He is our Lord and Savior whom we all seek to serve. We hope each person that comes through the door sees a little bit of Christ in the people we have here to greet them each week.

Linda Carmichael, Executive Director

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Incredible Photos Reveal How A Child is Born

“In 1965, Swedish photojournalist Lennart Nilsson published the photographic book, A Child is Born, which captures every stage of development of an unborn child. In his book, he writes, “…The whole story does not begin with delivery. The baby has existed for months before – at first signaling its presence only with small outer signs, later on as a somewhat foreign little being which has been growing and gradually affecting the lives of those close by.””

“Eventually, Nilsson’s photos became icons because they weren’t the typical blurry black and white scans the world was use to seeing; rather, they were detailed and colored images of unborn life. The image below is probably the most well known from Nilsson’s book, especially among pro-lifers.”

“However, on LifeNews we want to feature some more of Nilsson’s pictures because they reveal the humanity of the unborn child. Look at these breathtaking photos bellow.”

(life news.com)

Help me out...please!
Help me out…please!