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Building a Culture of Life

So much has happened this past year with the Supreme Court ruling and the many lives that Hope Clinic has impacted. I am reminded of God's great omnipotence, amazing patience, and beautiful gift of grace that he bestows on us. Considering the overturning of Roe vs. Wade, we could ask, 'why did it take so long? We may never know or understand all the reasons for such a delay. Still, I am thankful that God is steadfast in his patience and extends His grace toward me, "here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst." 1Timothy 1:15.  

Considering Roe v Wade and the ministry of Hope Clinic, maybe the question is how we can help build a culture of life within our community. Just as Winston Churchill stated in his speech fol

lowing the 1941 Battle of Egypt that "this is not the end, not the beginning of the end, but perhaps the end of the beginning…"  

We are living during a historical time, and Post Roe is the end of t

he beginning to continue building a culture of life. The ministry work of Hope Clinic is still upon all of us whom God has called to support. So, where do we go from here? 

Our first and foremost goal is always to please God, "for even as man's heart plans his way, the Lord establishes his steps." Proverbs 16:9. Let us start by reflecting on where we have come and begin a new journey in 2023. Let's be thankful for God's gift of grace and remember His unmerited favor given to us to spur us then on to do the same for those who find themselves in an unexpected pregnancy. Maybe the question is not why they got pregnant, but how can we show them God's grace and eternal life through this pregnancy? I believe we can build a culture of life as we commit to living out our faith through our time, service, and resources.

Hope Clinic provides many avenues to live out our faith as we continue building a mission team of volunteers and financial supporters. This team is essential for our 2023 goals. With much anticipation, we look forward to moving into our new facility and expanding the outreach program. Hope Clinic will build a culture of life through our newly renovated larger building, allowing us to see more young women in desperate need of God's grace through the arms of a compassionate servant. And just as important, the culture of life will continue to build even more through launching our new parent education program and baby material aid. Outreach is where relationships will flourish and where the deeper meaning of the gospel will be shared.  

As we close this year out and start a new year, prayerfully consider if God is leading you to be more involved at Hope Clinic.  It may be a simple step such as committing to prayer, spreading the word about Hope Clinic, volunteering once a week, or becoming a monthly Hope Partner.  No matter the calling, you will be a part of our mission team so we can build a culture of life together.

Serving Him for LIFE,

Karen Sims

Executive Director

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