Hope Pregnancy Care Center has had a banner year of service to our community. Our diaper ministry continues to go strong with visitors increasing every month as compared to our visits in 2014.
Of the 418 visits we had 103 different families represented who had newborns to almost toddlers as a part of their homes. Hope Pregnancy Care Center in partnership with the N.C. Diaperbank and area churches and individuals gave out approximately 818 newborn diapers, 251 size 1 diapers, 1217 size 2 diapers, 6049 size 3 diapers, 4284 size 4 diapers, 4619 size 5 diapers, 512 size 6 diapers and 54 diapers we didn’t record the size on.
We helped these families with 305 packages of baby wipes, 12 were able to receive baby formula and 27 received some baby food and cereal. 34 received some type of baby toy, 14 some sort of baby furniture, 75 received baby clothes and 11 folks received maternity clothing.
We gave 14 free pregnancy tests and discussed the results with each young lady that received the test.
Of our visitors this year, we had 72 that had never received a service from Hope Pregnancy Center before. Of course they can continue to come by the Center once per week and discuss their needs with us and we’ll provide help or tell them what local options for meeting that particular need might be. That assistance includes giving 41 of them a Bible and 14 received a Salvation Tract to read and they are always welcome to ask questions about what they read upon their next visit.
Hope Pregnancy Care Center continues have as its primary mission to educate the community regarding the issues of abortion, sexual abstinence until marriage, and the problems of post-abortion. As well as providing assistance to young mothers and families.
“North Carolina Reported Pregnancies – 2013 N.C., Department of Health and Human Services” (the latest report available) tells us that 36 Stokes County residents had an induced abortion in that year, 37 Surry County residents and 692 Forsyth County residents opted to do the same. We have mainly served residents from these three counties during 2015. There is clearly more work for us to do. That is a total of 765 lives we could not save from human hands. 36 were from right here in Stokes County. We will continue to work until we can get these numbers to zero. It will take lots of prayers and continued help of all of our partners, volunteers and others who chose to help. Thank you all for your continued help in the coming year.