Thursday, April 11, 2013

Pregnant? You Need the Real Options.

Today I want to share one of my favorite Christian ministries/charities. I have a few favorites,in different categories. In regards to Women and children, Save the Storks is one I am passionate about. Save the Storks is a non profit newer pro-life organization who work to provide Women with REAL CHOICES. You can't make a good choice without knowing/seeing all the information- and they do that! They are working to put buses outside of abortion clinics. Women are offered,salvation through Christ, a ultrasound, and the truth about abortion procedures, they are told they have real choices and there are crisis pregnancy centers willing to help them. The way the organization works is that when you give money to them, your not just supporting their bus, and equipment, you are supporting women's choices to care for their babies-whether through adoption or parenting. Money given goes to the pregnancy centers so that they can handle providing resources such as diapers, clothing, classes, formula, and in some cases helping women find jobs and a safe place to stay if needed. 

So, Why are they great? Save the storks focuses on the MOTHERS. It is there for the mothers, and by saving the mothers from desperation and helplessness, you save the child.Another great thing about this organization- It is started with mostly young adults who have a passion for ministry.

Often times a woman makes the choice of abortion mostly out of fear, and helplessness, you don't go for a abortion because you feel empowered- that is what planned parenthood wants you to believe, its your choice- feel empowered, don't let anyone tell you what to do with YOUR body. I rarely hear someone speaking out on how glad they are that they were empowered to go through with abortion, planned parenthood is not offering you abortion recovery counseling when your left to pick up the pieces of your broken heart. It is not that the pro life people don't care about women, its because we DO. We know a life is a life, no matter how that life comes to be. It doesn't matter if my baby is a newborn or 30 years old- a life is a life,so it does not matter if my child is a newborn or 12 weeks in my body. A life is a Life, no exceptions, its not that we don't care if you were raped, its not that we don't have compassion, its that we do. We have compassion for what this means for your life, and the death it means for your child. We know that that child is a human being, loved in immeasurable ways by God.Your child's life has a purpose and so does yours. We want you to know that, when you devalue the life of your child-you are devaluing your own life, your helping create a culture where life is cheap and murder is ok. Your saying- I can't do this, God can't fix this, I need find a way to make this go away. What if you could survive this,take a step back from thoughts of what it would do to your own life , what if life would be far beyond what you ever imagined for yourself in a great way- God can and He does do that. I will give thanks to you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.Psalm139:14a

 I have never experienced getting pregnant in high school, I have never experienced being left by a boyfriend upon becoming pregnant, I have never experienced the extreme physical,mental and emotional pain of rape and the impact it has on your life. Still, a life is a life. Children are hard, they do cost money, they cost time, they cost energy,they cost letting go of selfish desires, however, I have experienced motherhood. I can tell you- it's worth the sacrifice of what you, yourself had planned for your life. When you start seeing your life as God sees it, you will start seeing your child's life as He sees it, and things might just start to look a little bit different. There is also a amazing option of open adoption, you could still see your child and get pictures of your child,but you will not have to raise him/her and they will be in the type of environment you would wish for them. Thousands of people are hoping and praying for a baby, you could give the greatest gift any one person could give to another human being- the gift of motherhood and fatherhood. That is something a person will always feel they cannot repay you for-because giving life, is the best gift you can give someone.

And He has said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness." Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. 2 Corinthians 12:9

While I didn't intend on this post going towards the mothers, I planned on it going towards the Christians  to encourage them to support this ministry, I did pray about this post- I feel this is where God lead it, and I will not mess with His message.

Save the stork website
save the stork store-help by purchasing items
Adoption choices
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