Love Amazing in 2017!
You partnered with us to reach at least 168 new moms and dads this year. Thank you! In January alone, we served 15 new moms and dads along with our regular clients. Parents made 200 appointments; 154 of them showed up. That is 77% of appointments kept! This tells me clients are finding value and support. I want you to know your investment of prayer, finances and support is making an impact.
Ephesians 3:20-21 says, “Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus througout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” (Emphasis added.)
Our greatest need? Prayer! We are open four days a week in Paducah and three in Metropolis. Will you be one of those who partners with us and says, “Yes! I will pray on a certain day at a certain time.” If so, please let us know. We are being intentional in having every hour covered in prayer.
Hope Unlimited Family Care Center is you, our team and the community. Love Amazing is what we have to give. Please help us spread the word to those in your circle of influence. Know there is a place where moms and dads can find the support and resources they need. Together, we impact one family today and generations for years to come.
Your generosity certainly has created a bright new year! At the end of 2016, we set a goal to raise $62,000 to help 168 new parents. By the time we opened our center in January, you had already surpassed that amount! Your gifts, online and by mail, totaled $62,086. Thank you!
Your dollars are already making a difference! The very first week we opened in January, several parents came into the building needing immediate help. One woman needed a pregnancy test. Two more families needed material help right away. Seven students participated in court-ordered parenting classes. Our clinic cared for three expectant parents.
We cannot wait to share the success these families will enjoy, as we continue our work together!
A community is only as strong as its weakest link. What is the link that makes up a community? Family. It’s a mom needing prenatal care, a dad needing fatherhood support, or a public or private school student needing to understand how choices today impact his/her future tomorrow. Each of these people play a vital role in a family.
Hope Unlimited Family Care Center’s mission is to strengthen and empower families, and dads are essential to the family. In January’s American Family Association Journal article, Porn is Strangling Families, I was reminded why reaching dads is so important.
“Pornography is sweeping through our churches like a tsunami leaving families torn apart in its wake.” The article went on to report, “Sixty-eight percent (68%) of Christian men are addicted to porn and living in the shame of its bondage.”
This is why we have invested more resources and time into our outreach and service to fathers. If you haven’t already, check out how Hope Unlimited Family Care Center is addressing these needs in this post.
Starting tough conversations is easier when we provide a walk-in, result-driven free service. That’s why we’ll also be expanding our current pregnancy test service to include limited sexually transmitted infection screenings later this year. This confidential and free service will be available to any teenager, man or woman.
At the end of 2015, the Lord told me this is the year of Malachi 4:6,
“God will restore the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers.” Confronting the issues of pornography and sexually transmitted infections are vital to our mission and our work with families.