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Purposed Banquet 2022

Pregnancy Resources’ Purposed Banquet was Thursday, March 24th, 2022. It was an inspiring evening of testimonies that began with the presentation of the 2022 Director’s Award. Jim & Marcia Koehler are Pregnancy Resources 2022 Volunteers of the Year. The Koehler’s have empowered life-saving early pregnancy care to moms and dads for 27 years by providing Pregnancy Resources’ Davenport Center location free of charge. Jim and Marcia have taught and embraced what it means to be the hands and feet of Jesus to the hurting and the lost.

 

Pictured Left-top: Jim & Marcia Koehler Pictured Left – Bottom (from left to right): Leslie Wolfe, Jim Koehler, and Trisha Wilson

 

Personal testimonies and God’s direction for the future are always exciting aspects of our time together at the banquet.

Pregnancy Resources will be expanding how male clients are served, mentored, and ministered to. The addition of a Men’s Services Coordinator is the first step. Ken White, Pregnancy Resources’ new Men’s Services Coordinator, shared a simple and profound truth that night regarding the role of the man in a pregnancy decision. “A change in men’s [dad’s] hearts results in the beating hearts of babies and the healing hearts of moms.”

Amy, a recent client, shared her story with our in-person guests. Amy started her journey with Pregnancy Resources suicidal and abortion-minded. Amy shared how God placed the right people in her path to help her choose life for herself and her child, and we were blessed to see her smiling daughter in her arms.

Ashley spoke of her personal trauma resulting from an abortion pill decision. She recalled that the moment she began the abortion process, she thought, “what have I just done?” Ashley recently took part in an After-Abortion Care group. She now walks in freedom and full forgiveness and plans to allow God to continue to use her abortion healing story to come alongside others on the same path.

Lastly, friends learned about plans to enhance medical ministry care provided at Pregnancy Resources. This includes the recent launch of Saturday services AND the addition of Abortion Pill Reversal Care set to launch in the near future.

Hope after Abortion

Angie* is post-abortive. Nearly 20 years ago she made the choice to abort. Now she wonders what her child would have become. For years, Angie has struggled with her choice and what it cost both her and her pre-born child.

Abortion touches us all. Nearly 1 in 4 women will have had an abortion before they are 45 years old; this includes women attending church and women who do not! Few women or men who have been part of an abortion decision walk away unscathed. Many silently suffer with guilt, shame, and grief.

  • She may be the 23-year-old student you see heading out to class at the local college.
  • She may be your 47-year-old friend who smiles and hugs you when you come to life group or Sunday School.
  • She might be your 70-year-old mom praying in the seat next to you.

Abortion is the silent shame permeating the church. Many sit quietly as abortion is discussed around them, wrestling with grief. What would happen if she allowed herself to open up and share her story about her abortion decision? How could you help her to grieve her deliberate choice?

Angie found help at Pregnancy Resources through the After-Abortion Care program. After-Abortion Care is a ministry of Pregnancy Resources designed to allow moms and dads to grieve a previous abortion decision, helping them unpack deep-seated regret and find hope, healing, and restoration- whether it was one month, one year, or 20 years ago.

After Abortion Care is led by women and men who have experienced abortion as part of their story. These leaders have done the hard work of wrestling with their own grief and have found healing and wholeness in Jesus.

Are you or someone you know struggling with a past abortion decision? Help is available. Contact Pam@qcpregnancy.org or call her at 309-797-3636.

*Name change for confidentiality

God’s Plan to Serve (GPS)

And so the road trip begins…
a more focused approach to serving the men of Pregnancy Resources.
I’m humbled and blessed to begin this road trip with the men serving as volunteers,
with you, our ministry partners, and the men
 God connects to Pregnancy Resources.
I can’t wait to see
what God will do in the lives of the men we serve!
I know that spiritual growth in our own lives is also sure to happen!

Buckle up; expect some bumps and potholes as we navigate some new roads. Soon, I’ll share some possible destinations we believe that God is directing Pregnancy Resources to put in the search bar of our GPS. Our desire is to better come alongside fathers and fathers-to-be so that they embrace and encourage choices for life for their pre-born children and step into the role of Godly fatherhood. Jesus said, “I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me, and I in him, he bears much fruit; for apart from Me you can do nothing.” Keep us on the right roads, Lord, I pray. Pray much and pray often!

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