God is doing big things for the Kokomo and Frankfort Pregnancy Resource Centers! He is providing much-needed and appreciated financial support as well as spiritual support from all around our communities.
Carol Snyder, director of Kokomo and Frankfort, has been very busy answering the calls from community churches. Sunday, January 18, she was given the opportunity to speak to the congregation at Mulberry United Methodist Church in Mulberry, Indiana. Mulberry UMC has been faithful supporters of the Frankfort PRC, and continues to support us with new volunteers. We are so thankful Pastor Harley invited Carol to share our stories. Be on the lookout for more information regarding the Mulberry Festival in June. PRC plans to be part of that wonderful community event!
As January is Sanctity of Human Life month, we were excited about the community support for Howard County’s Sanctity of Human Life Service held at Sycamore Reformed Presbyterian Church in Kokomo! David Bangs, president of the Howard County Right to Life, shared a very challenging message concerning all faiths and their part in protecting the lives of the unborn in the United States. Pastor Shawn Anderson, an elder at Sycamore Reformed Presbyterian Church, challenged all Christ followers to take a long hard look at their relationship with God and how it influences the pro-life movement. Pastor Shawn reminded those in attendance that the life issues in this country are directly a reflection of our commitment to Jesus Christ. It was a great time of prayer and reflection. Thank you David and Shawn for sharing the truth and thank you to Sycamore reformed Presbyterian Church for opening your doors for the service.
Last Wednesday evening, January 21, Calvary Baptist Church in Kokomo hosted a special prayer vigil for the Frankfort and Kokomo Pregnancy Resource Centers. Pastor Jeff challenged all in attendance to lift up the staff and volunteers in prayer. He also encouraged his members to volunteer, give financially and be open to whatever God may be calling them to do especially for PRC. There was a question and answer time with Carol about what a day at the PRC looks like. It was not only informative but thought provoking. A baby bottle fundraise was kicked off and many prayers lifted. What a tremendous encouragement for our staff!
Finally, this Friday evening, Jan 30th, Judson Road Christian Church in Kokomo will host a chili supper fundraiser and diaper drive for the PRC. It will be held at the church located at 2006 West Judson Road. It will start at 5:00 PM and end at 7:30. This is open to the community and a free will offering will be accepted. Representatives from the PRC will be on hand to answer questions about their services and share future plans.
God is in control! We know it, we see it, and we feel His ever-present hand guiding us through. With all of the opportunities He has granted us in prayer and financial support, He has also been there through our struggles and heartaches. We saw a rough start to 2015. Within weeks, we lost two very dear souls. The unexpected deaths of a faithful volunteer who has worked with us for the last four years and a vivacious young wife and mother of two who was a client left us with heavy hearts. Additionally, we’ve dealt with nasty winter weather prohibiting potential clients from taking full advantage of our services. These last two weeks, filled with worship and special prayers, were much needed and extremely beneficial. We all began to feel more encouraged and re-energized in the vital work we do for our communities.
We again saw God’s hand when he blessed us with a woman who came to PRC seeking a pregnancy test. At the positive result, our new client was despondent. The Holy Spirit worked as only He can. He filled that room and worked through the volunteer as she prayed with the woman. She accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior and chose life for her unborn baby. And just this week we saw a woman through the unusual circumstances of, after first choosing abortion, changing her mind and choosing life!
God is in the business of creating and sustaining life. It is an honor to be even a small part of that process. Carol, herself, feels blessed to be part of HIS big picture, and she is very thankful for the support, love, encouragement and prayers coming from anyone who lifts Kokomo and Frankfort Pregnancy Resource Centers to the Heavenly Father.
A prayer service here, a fundraiser there. They may seem minor to the ones participating. They are far from it! They are the backbone from which big changes occur. More than one life was saved this week thanks to those prayers and support. Praise God!