From the Director 

New Life in Spring

New Life in Spring

Spring fascinates me. I come from a land with two seasons … hot … and very hot. So, each year as the snow thaws and the grass emerges already green, I am utterly shocked. When a few not freezing days loosely strung together produce the mass arrival of purple crocuses, red and yellow tulips, and apple blossoms that make me sneeze until my eyes swell shut, I am awe struck. My throat burns, my eyes water endlessly, I sneeze like crazy; yet still, I am amazed. In the Spring, life finds a way and the power and beauty of God’s creation will not be silenced.

From a time appointed long ago, seeds covered in cold dark soil burst into the light and grow, just as they were designed. The birds begin their early morning songs, the days grow longer and eventually warmer, and somehow, things seem a little more hopeful. In the Spring, possibilities are limitless and a bright and better future seems possible.

At Pregnancy Resources, that’s exactly how we see every pre-born child on the ultrasound screen. Each little one is known by God, and has been known, from a time appointed long ago. Each little one with immutable value. Each bearing the image of God. Each with intrinsic worth.

It is truly amazing, and it reminds me of the beautiful passage of scripture…

1 “But now listen, Jacob, my servant, Israel, whom I have chosen. 2 This is what the LORD says— he who made you, who formed you in the womb, and who will help you: Do not be afraid, Jacob, my servant, Jeshurun, whom I have chosen. 3 For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants. 4 They will spring up like grass in a meadow, like poplar trees by flowing streams.   Isaiah 44:1-4

So today, choose to see the beauty and wonder of Spring, and be reminded that you, too, have been chosen. Do not be afraid and do not for a single moment doubt your value or your worth. God will quench your thirst with His Spirit, and you will be satisfied.

It is a sorrow I carry alone…

She found me at a local event.  In her late 40’s, she was attractive and articulate. With tear-filled eyes, she spoke quickly and in a hushed voice.

“I know I can trust you, you’re the second person I’ve shared this secret with.” She paused, took a deep breath, and whispered “I had an abortion when I was in college. I think about my loss every day. I’ve only told my husband. My doctor doesn’t know, my pastor doesn’t know. It is a sorrow I carry alone.”

Sadly, she is not alone. Roughly 1 in 4 women over the age of 45 in the United States have an abortion decision as part of her personal story – and the majority express shame and guilt about that choice.

It may have been last year – it may have been 30 years ago…time is irrelevant when it comes to the pain of post-abortion trauma. IF this is part of your story, your sister’s story, your best friend’s story, and if you or they are struggling now – you are not alone.

There is hope. There is healing. April is Abortion Recovery Awareness Month and Pregnancy Resources is here for you. After Abortion Care provides a safe space for women and men to process the pain, the loss, and the trauma that some experience with an abortion decision. Help is a phone call away. Call 309-797-3636, press 2 for the Moline center, and ask for Pam  OR email info@qcpregnancy.org to be contacted electronically. Don’t wait. Today can be the start of your season of restoration.

New Life in Spring

The Purposed People of God in 2022

This new year offers NEW and EXCITING opportunities for ministry in the Quad Cities. In 2022, Pregnancy Resources is committed to live and serve as PURPOSED people of God.

To be PURPOSED is to be clearly called and willing. Clearly Called  to offer hope and help to moms and dads when they are faced with an unplanned, unsupported, or unexpected pregnancy. Willing to step up, step in and offer compassionate truth and practical help when life hangs in the balance and the future of a family is at stake.

 As your Quad Cities Missionaries, your Pregnancy Resources Team is committed to live and serve in the following ways:

 

Intentional –  We will be available in the moment of need when LIFE hangs in the balance. Intentional ministry in 2022 will include the development and launch of Abortion Pill Reversal Care. This will allow moms who have begun the abortion pill process the opportunity to attempt to reverse a chemical abortion decision. You can be intentional by financially supporting this life-saving ministry as you are able.

 

 Deliberate – We will be precise in providing life-affirming early pregnancy medical care and pregnancy/early parenting support. Deliberate ministry in 2022  includes the addition of our fourth staff nurse, who will be completing ultrasound training in February 2022. This will allow for life-saving ultrasound care to be available at Pregnancy Resources 6 days a week! You can commit to deliberate prayer daily for the ministry.

 

Mindful – We will be sensitive and responsive to the unique spiritual, physical and practical needs of every mom and dad entrusted to our care. Meeting people where they are in their pregnancy decision, in their parenting adventure and in their after-abortion journey. Mindful ministry in 2022 includes the addition of Saturday hours and 3 mobile medical unit locations of service. Now there is even greater opportunity for

life-affirming care that can be accessed when it’s needed most. You can be mindful by personally promoting the value of life and encouraging those around you to do so too.

 

 

Together, as God’s PURPOSED people we can live and serve in ways that are intentional, deliberate, and mindful. We are called, we are willing, and we are honored to be on this ministry journey with you.