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God Uses Ordinary People

January 2010
By: Mark Hiehle
I once heard of a woman who had locked her keys in her car at a mall. Not having the funds to call a locksmith, she prayed and asked God to help her. Shortly after, a rough looking man came up to her and asked if she needed any help. She told him that her keys were locked in her car; and in no time,...
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Tough Questions

January 2010
By: Shauna Amick
A young woman stepped up to the microphone, hands trembling ever so slightly, and started telling her story. She had gotten a routine ultrasound when she was four months pregnant, and that ultrasound indicated that her baby would be born with Down syndrome. The next phase of her journey brought h...
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At the College Town Center: Summertime

July 2009
By: Marcia Warmkessel
This time of year can be challenging, especially if your town population sees a dramatic decrease when students leave for summer vacation. Our local college town headcount increases and decreases by nearly 10,000 citizens each August and May respectively. This presents opportunity and challenge. ...
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The Real Ministry of PCCs

July 2009
By: Mark Hiehle
What is it that makes pregnancy care center ministry so vital and indispensible? How does a center impact people's lives in the midst of crisis and uncertainty? When I think of the ministry of pregnancy centers around the country, I am always reminded of the scriptural account of the father who brou...
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From the North to the South

July 2009
By: Cynthia Hsueh
One Sunday after church, two people separately alerted me that they noticed my head shaking during the church service. They observed this from the back rows and were concerned. Totally oblivious to this happening, I was amused but uneasy by their remarks. One of them, a nurse, advised me to check wi...
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Promoting Peace: Transitioning the Abortion-Vulnerable PAS Individuals into Recovery Classes

July 2009
By: Sydna Massé
Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue is but for a moment. Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil, but those who plan peace have joy. No ill befalls the righteous, but the wicked are filled with trouble (Proverbs 12:19-21). One of the most common questions I hear from pregnanc...
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Thank You, Elaine Williams

January 2009
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In Romans, chapter 16, the apostle Paul is inspired by the Holy Spirit to publicly thank individuals who have been used by God to minister to others and to himself. We would like to follow that scriptural example by expressing our heartfelt gratitude to Elaine Williams, who has been the assistant ed...
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AT THE RURAL CENTER: Saying Goodbye

January 2009
By: Dinah Monahan
Twelve years ago I started a tiny little center that was a half a room in a building shared with another ministry. I was the receptionist, client advocate, and director—and the cleaning lady also. Never, in my wildest dreams could I have imagined what God was going to do with our ministry. Nev...
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