Help...Pregnancy Center Work is Not Easy
As I write this post today I have just completed a Medical Conversion Overview and I am in the middle of the throws of writing a grant. Whew! Pregnancy Center work is definitely not easy. Serving as a part-time Executive Director now (if there is such a thing) keeps me on my toes to say the least. Actually, it keeps me on my knees to say more! Our center is in the beginning stages of medical conversion and seeking a larger facility. Those of you who have crossed these milestones know what I mean when I say, "It's not easy." Our work in any area of this ministry is challenging but it's also rewarding. We know the joys of hearing the words, "I can't abort my baby" and we know the sadness when we see indecision.
On a daily basis most of us are running at both ends, attending meetings, making decisions, managing a team, preparing reports, counseling a client, etc., etc. Balance and tranquility on some days seems like a far away land across the seas. We wish for a boat to come and rescue us and take us the other side with sandy beaches, blue skies and butterflies. One thing I know is that working in the Pregnancy Center is a calling from the Lord. It takes a commitment to seek Him for the stamina to continue each day. It also takes passion to be a part of what He is doing. His words pierce our hearts about the sanctity of the unborn and we desire to save the life in the womb.
I am reminded of the people of Israel in the book of Acts in the Bible. Peter was so passionately speaking to them about Christ being the Messiah and their hearts were so pierced that they asked him, "What should we do?" (Acts 2:37) They took action. They believed, were baptized and devoted themselves to teaching, fellowship and prayer. This empowered them for some of the hard and tumultuous journeys they would face as they did God's work. In the centers, we take action everyday because of our devotion to this calling. It's definitely not easy. We rely on each other and resources from other centers to help us. We join each other in prayer and encourage each other when the stress of the day has taken over and we want to scream....help!!!!
Although Pregnancy Center work is no easy task, we are up for the challenge. We live in a society where our voices must be heard for the unborn and for the clients in need of hope and support. It is a daily requirement to reach deep in our spirits and souls and allow the strength to spring forth that the Holy Spirit provides to serve another day, and then another, and then another. Be encouraged. Remember to call another Pregnancy Center leader for support and let's all be there for one another on this journey. I commend all of you and your service to Christ! Now, hear me when I shout.....Help! I may give you a ring!