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Reaching the world for Christ through pregnancy centers

June 2018
By: Melissa Heiland
A young girl timidly walks through the doors of the pregnancy center, because she does not know where else to turn. She is lost, alone and frightened. She’s not even sure why she is there, but she feels compelled to go. She may be planning to terminate her pregnancy because she doesn’t s...
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More than one way to "hold them back"

June 2017
By: Stephanie Garcia
Many years ago I heard that pregnancy care centers were places where the pieces were compassionately put back together when people's lives fell apart. But there was another option -- one that just might hold a young person back before he or she tumbled off that precipice in the first place (Proverbs...
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What it's like to do pro-life ministry in India

January 2017
By: Michele D. Shoun
Abortion is very common in India – readily available and cheaply performed. It’s often referred to as “getting cleaned out,” which softens and obscures reality.  Often, a woman doesn’t understand what’s being done to her and her baby. Presentations for wo...
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Help for a Ugandan PCC

July 2016
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Justine Asiimwe is the executive director at The Comforter's Centre of Kampala, Uganda. She recently took over from Veronica Nakyewe, who got married and moved to the U.S. In May, Justine sent the following email to Life Matters Worldwide:  It gives us joy and strength to know that people out...
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Which culture is less developed?

June 2016
By: Noelle-Ashley De Nooy
People call it a Third World country: Guatemala, sandwiched between Mexico and Honduras. A country that has extensive slums, barely a 70% literacy rate, and roads roamed by feral dogs and scrawny chickens. Quite different from America’s high standard of living with comfortable homes,...
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Zika virus: Threat, treatment, prevention

February 2016
By: Michael Heiland, MD
Spanish version: El Virus Zika The Zika virus (ZikV) belongs to the same family of viruses as dengue, West Nile Virus, and Yellow fever. It is carried by the same mosquitoes that carry dengue and chikingunya and is currently being spread through virtually every Central and Northeastern South Americ...
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