Bruce Wilkerson provided an entertaining speech as the keynote speaker. Bruce Wilkerson is the author of many books such as The Prayer of Jabez, Secrets of the Vine, A Life God Rewards and Prayer of Jabez for Teens.
The HOPE Center offers services to the community including:
• Free Pregnancy Testing
• Free Limited Obstetrical Ultrasound
• Life Affirming Abortion Alternatives Counseling
• Mentoring – Male and Female
• Sexually Transmitted Disease Testing
• Sexual Integrity Education
• Post Abortion Support
• Childbirth Preparation Classes
• Pre-marital and Marriage Counseling
• Material Resources
During part of the evening's presentation, a young lady offered her touching story of how The HOPE Center helped her in her times of need. It was a very moving story and had many people in tears as she recited her story.
Here is another story: The Heart of Ultrasound
An ultrasound remembrance from the Nurse Manager for The HOPE Center
A client came for an ultrasound who had had five pregnancies, three children, one abortion, one miscarriage, and now pregnant with her sixth.
When I asked her what she thought about this pregnancy she said, ‘I’ve resolved myself to the fact that I am pregnant, I just want to get it over with.’ (She was 18 weeks and had not had a pregnancy test.)
She seemed totally detached from her child. She told me that her mother wanted her to have an abortion early in her ‘pregnancy’
She told me she was looking for a job and had been employed as an assistant on the cardiac floor in the hospital where she had previously lived. Her eyes lit up as she talked about how much she loved cardiac care. She had just finished CNA training and stated she really wanted to be a cardiac nurse. I encouraged her that God had placed that dream and passion in her heart and that the cardiac area needed people who were passionate.
As I began the ultrasound, the Lord prompted me to scan the heart. I quickly obeyed and asked the client, ‘What do you see?’ She replied, ‘My baby’s heart.’ We watched in awe as the clearest image of a heart I have ever seen blipped on the screen. I stayed on the heart for a while, just letting the images sink in. It was a holy moment. She watched in awe. Then this precious little one began to dance. It flipped and wiggled and moved like no other I have seen. It was certainly something to see!
As the ultrasound came to a close, I asked her what she was thinking now that she had seen her baby. With tear-filled eyes she said, ‘I am excited!’ There was a sparkle in her eyes and a glimmer of a connection with her baby. Please join me in praying for her that God will use that ultrasound picture with ‘I’m excited!’ written on the top to continue to grow her love for this baby.”
(story obtained from http://www.supporthopecenter.com/
The HOPE Center does not accept government donations. We are a 501 (c) (3) non-profit ministry – totally supported by churches, businesses and individuals for our financial, gifts in kind and volunteer needs. The HOPE Center accepts monetary donations, volunteers and items needed for new mothers and their babies. If you would like to learn more, visit their website at http://www.supporthopecenter.com/
THE WOLF TEAM donates to various organizations such as MUST Ministries, Keller Williams Cares and other local charities. It is an honor for THE WOLF TEAM to participate in helping others, not just in real estate, but in life.
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