What a year it has been! For our center, there have been many ups and downs, but we could still see God working through it all! Throughout 2022, we found ourselves truly seeking Him, to continue safely and effectively serving our clients.
Perhaps you are aware, but Pregnancy Care Centers across the country have faced some terrifying trials during 2022. Our center, specifically, underwent a full transformation with security precautions (the purchase and installation of many cameras and locks, plus self-defense training). All of which were precautionary measures, taken to protect our center, staff, and volunteers, after many attacks occurred at other centers. Additionally, the uproar caused by the Roe v. Wade turnover called for a full remodel of our website, content changes on our social media, and a transition concerning how we present information to the public in general. This was partly in response to the abortion pill that is readily available for any and all, the slandering of many centers online, and as a safety precaution. We even faced push-back from Google, as they removed the info of many centers, in support of Planned Parenthood and in disapproval of Pregnancy Care Centers.
With that said, there’s no doubt that we have all been pushed to our limits on some days, but the work of God is what kept us moving forward, despite the tribulation we went through.
What exactly has God done through the FRC this year? Well, He brought many of you through the doors for our Annual Gala, on the street for our Walk4Life, and with bags of goodies for our Christmas Shop Drive – just to name a few of the occasions in which you all blessed our center immensely. Additionally, we have already had 364 client visits this year, with two months to go! Of those visits, 51 of them were new clients, 19 of which took pregnancy tests. To put it simply – we are making an impact in the lives of many men, women, and children in the Oswego community. An even bigger impact than last year, with time to spare!
We truly appreciate your trust in us to do the Lord’s work through our center, promoting a culture of life in the community. We believe God has a plan for every human life, from the very moment of conception, and we feel beyond blessed to take part in the Heavenly mission of saving lives every day. Your support really matters, and we are beyond thankful for your continued partnership.
Here is what one of our clients had to say about the FRC...
“The Family Resource Center is just so amazing, it’s hard to put into words. As any first-time parent knows, kids DO NOT come with a handbook. Having kids is the most beautiful thing but at the same time can be so overwhelming. Not only are you learning what works for you and your child, but you have everyone coming at you like they know what’s best for you and your baby when they don’t. Not only does the Family Resource Center teach you different ways of being a parent, but they also give you someone to vent to. I would like to say I made new friends, however I didn’t, I made new family members. Those times I felt like I was failing, they reminded me a trying parent makes a great parent. Also, did I mention, they have a little store you can shop from. Let me tell you… it helps! Anyways, ten out of ten, I would recommend parents going here. It truly is another family to me, and I can’t thank them enough for everything they do!”
Our client’s testimony is just one of many, exemplifying the need for your continued support, the need for our center, and the power of providing individuals in our community with baby items, parenting education/mentorship, peer counseling, and encouragement in their faith.
That’s why we are asking for your support TODAY. To provide our clients with the items and services that we do, along with the safest environment possible, we need your help! Would you consider partnering with us financially, so that we can continue to meet the needs of families in our community and prepare our center for anything that may come our way?
We appreciate your consideration! May God continue to bless you and yours as we finish 2022, and may His work be continued in our center throughout 2023. Thank you for your faith in and support of what we do! Together, we are building faith in families. We were all made “For Such a Time as This.”