Singer and song writer Danny Gokey wrote, “We’re living in a world that keeps breakin’ but if we want to find a way to change it, It all comes down to this…Love God and love people”
When I heard that song the other day, I thought of YOU! I thought about how this year our world has felt a little more broken. It’s obvious that you must still want to change it, possibly because you love God and love people! We thank you for joining us in our mission to compassionately serve men and women who are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. At Rachel House saying “Thank You” is important to us. We know that every day you are faced with a multitude of voices asking you to consider trading your hard-earned money for something else. At some point you have considered what we are working hard to accomplish, and you made a decision to join us in that endeavor. That decision not only encouraged us and allowed us to grow stronger, it impacted another living, breathing human being. You made a choice to love people, people you don’t know now and more than likely will never meet this side of eternity. I’d like to introduce you to Josh and Emily, who initially came to Rachel House while looking for abortion services. The postpartum depression following Emily’s last pregnancy had been so hard, they felt they couldn’t go through with another pregnancy like the last. After talking with a Rachel House advocate, they left refusing additional services, but seeds were planted. Several days later, our staff members were praying for this family. Within 2 hours Emily called wanting to make an ultrasound appointment. She told us they had changed their minds and were going to have their baby after all. By enrolling in our education programs for moms and dads, they became equipped to help and support each other as parents.
We are so thankful that you love God and love people!