During the week leading up to Easter, we made the decision to operate. On Maundy Thursday (Holy Thursday), April 1st, our phones were very busy booking appointments for Good Friday and Saturday before Easter. We even extended our hours on both days to ensure clients were seen, especially those who were seeking an abortion. At 3:00 pm on Good Friday, I took a phone call from a woman who was considering abortion. She had no idea how far along she might be as her cycles were irregular. I told her if she could be at our unit at 4 pm, we would see her. She agreed. She arrived at the appointment late, but our staff waited for her. You can imagine everyone’s astonishment when the sonogram revealed she was 18 weeks along. She chose life for her child. Three women chose life for their child the Friday and Saturday before Easter morning, that we could confirm. Easter babies! Such a blessing.
This past March we hit the one-year mark operating in a pandemic. In all honestly, I am amazed that we have been able to accomplish so much with so little – but that is so characteristic of our Lord. I’m reminded of the story of the miracle of the loaves and fish and Jesus feeding the 5,000 as told in the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John:
As evening approached, the disciples came to Him and said, “This is a remote place, and it’s already getting late. Send the crowds away, so they can go to the villages and buy themselves some food.”Jesus replied, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.”“We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish,” they answered.“Bring them here to me,” He said. Mathew 14:15-18
As we continue to operate with limited earthly resources, whatever we do have, we bring them to Him – and He multiplies them. He truly does!
We give glory to God that none of our staff members serving the women, men and babies of our community have contracted COVID-19.
We were hopeful that our annual gala that was scheduled for last March and had to be canceled last minute, could have been rescheduled for this March. Unfortunately, that was not the case as we continue to practice CDC gathering guidelines.
We had a few churches in our community host a “Change for Life” baby bottle fundraiser for GRI. If your church has an interest in hosting one for us, please provide me with the contact information for the appropriate person and I will be happy to contact them (directorgodsresources (at)gmail (dot) com; 407-592-7824.)
Thank you for partnering with us during these difficult times. We covet your prayers and financial support.
Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.