Effective ministry is a puzzle

All too often, we as leaders of valuable and effective ministries spend the greatest part of our time looking at the pieces that we are missing; financial resources, personnel, volunteers, church support, clients, public awareness, etc. ...

Day of Prayer and Fasting

January 22 is the anniversary date of the Supreme Court’s decision which allowed the legalization of abortion in this country. Since that day, over 50 million abortions have occurred in the US. This may find a little more perspective in your mind if you consider that the 2010 census numbers show the total population of the US to be just over 308 million people. In other words, our population would have been around 358 million had those abortions not occurred. I’m...

YOU DID IT! Thank you so much!

YOU DID IT! We’re delighted to tell you that the $10,000 goal to repair or replace our broken ultrasound machine has been met! We are deeply grateful for your responsiveness and your sacrifice to keep our Center equipped to provide free ultrasounds to our clients. We have a repairman scheduled to come later this week and give an exact figure for what repairing our present machine would cost; at the same time, we continue to gather information about replacing it instead...

Just $1,150 to go!

You are amazing. In the week since we let you know that our ultrasound machine had broken, you have given or pledged $8,850 toward its repair or replacement! We are overwhelmed and thanking God for this incredible response, and so encouraged to see how He is providing through you to restore this vital part of our ministry. We are now only $1,150 short of the $10,000 goal to ensure that we can get the ultrasound fully functioning again. Can you help...

Ultrasound update

We are currently working with two professionals regarding the repair or replacement of our ultrasound unit, and should have a specific replacement cost finalized by the end of this week. Susan Birckhead, one of the sonographers who volunteers her time here, has been a godsend in this process, even while recovering from surgery. I can’t thank her enough for all she has done and continues to do for this ministry. Several people have already responded to our need, and total gifts...

Urgent prayer concern for our ultrasound services

Ten years ago Blue Ridge Women’s Center received its first ultrasound unit, enabling us to add medical services to our counseling, education, and material-goods ministries. Five years ago we were able to replace that initial ultrasound machine with a newer model through Focus on the Family’s Option Ultrasound program. The move to include limited medical services has been a great one for this ministry, and the use of ultrasound has provided hundreds of women the opportunity to see their unborn babies,...