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A Shining Sellers Star

October 27th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in October 2010

by Allison Schoonmaker, Maternity Counselor

Sellers Maternity Ministries seeks to provide single moms-to-be with housing, transportation, counseling, education, and lots of love.  Every resident at Sellers leaves a lasting mark on the staff and makes her way into our hearts.  This is the story of a recent graduate of the Sellers program and our joy as we’ve continued to watch her grow as mom and as an individual over this past year.

The night before Beth* moved in to Sellers she slept in a local motel.  She was 19, had tried life “on her own” for several years, but through a series of circumstances, Beth was no longer able to support herself financially.  She experienced tremendous guilt after having an abortion the previous year and her life spun quickly out of control with substance abuse and continued abusive relationships.  Beth knew she could not make the same decision for this pregnancy.  Her life to this point had been anything but easy, and much of what she expected to be her support system had either passed away, left, or was closed-off due to conflict.  To make matters worse, she just lost her job from pregnancy-related illness and was consequently unable to stay in her apartment.  As she drove herself to the Sellers campus, her car badly in need of repair, it was apparent:  Sellers was her last chance at salvaging her life. Read More »

Once a Hardened Heart, Now a Happy Mom

October 27th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in October 2010

by Rachel Adair

This past spring we received a call from a woman named Emily who wanted to come to our center to discuss her options.  When she came in, she was visibly pregnant and seemed very distraught.  She shared with Lydia, our nurse, that she wanted to have an abortion.  This was particularly upsetting because she appeared to be quite far along in her pregnancy.  Lydia began to ask her some questions about her situation.  Emily shared that she was not certain about the father of the baby, but the man whom she suspected was abusive and frightening.  She had experienced an unplanned pregnancy as a teen and was very wounded by the outcome of that situation.  Although Lydia provided education and counsel on adoption, Emily felt strongly opposed to this idea and regarded abortion as her only option.

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Bella Hero’s Success

October 27th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Bella, October 2010

Bella HERO’s’ Mission is to provide the powerful life-changing film to thousands of Pregnancy Care Centers throughout the United States.  Our goal is to give the movie Bella to any woman in an unplanned pregnancy that is making the most important decision in her life.

If you are a pregnancy care center and you are interested in using this powerful movie as a tool in your center, please click here to enter your information and we will be happy to send you an introductory kit.

Below is one of the now 200 success stories since we started giving out the movie Bella.

Hartford Pregnancy Center
A Friend’s Story

September 2010

The mom chose to: Carry and Parent

Circumstances of Pregnancy:
Laura was counseling a woman who had had three abortions and was planning to attend the center’s abortion recovery program. For some reason even though her friend was not pregnant, she gave her a Bella movie. “A few nights later this woman called me in tears,” said Laura. “She had heard from her sixteen year old daughter who had gone to live with her father. Her daughter informed her crying that she was pregnant and dad had kicked her out.

How did Bella play a part in the mother’s decision?
My friend said that if she had not seen Bella she would have advised her daughter to get an abortion as she had done. Instead, she told her daughter to come home and she would help her raise the baby.”

Upcoming Events

October 27th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Events, October 2010

UPCOMING EVENTS:

 Monday, Nov. 1 – 6:00 p.m. – Closing Ceremony for 40 Days for Life – thank you, thank you for your commitment to this effort.  Hope to see you there!

 Tuesday, Nov. 2 – Election Day –  Remember to Vote

 Saturday, November 13 – Archdiocesan Sidewalk Counseling & Prayer Ministry – 7:30-9:30 a.m. at the Ridgelake Abortion Facility

 Saturday, December 11 – Archdiocesan Sidewalk Counseling & Prayer Ministry – 7:30-9:30 a.m. at the Ridgelake Abortion Facility

 Thursday, January 13, 2011 – Proudly Pro-Life Dinner – Chateau Country Club – Cocktails at 6:00; dinner at 7:00 p.m. – $100 per person

 Saturday, January 22, 2011 – Louisiana Life March – marking the 38th Anniversary of the 1973 Roe vs. Wadeecision -More info to follow in December.  Here’s the release from Louisiana Right to Life:

Now, the time has come to gather the people in our state’s Capital and hold the first ever Louisiana Life March.  It is our hope that the Louisiana Life March will change Louisiana history and mark the beginning of the end of abortion in Louisiana. 

On Saturday January 22, 2011, we will be gathering between 9 AM – 10 AM behind the Old State Capitol in downtown Baton Rouge.  The march will depart at 10 AM and travel up North Blvd and then continue on Fourth Street to the current Capitol (0.8 mile walk).  On the steps of the Capitol, faith, community, and government leaders will lead prayer and address the crowd.  Aftewards, a ‘Life Ministy Mobilization’ area will be set up to give participants the chance to take the next step and get involved various life ministries.

  March 28, 2011Golf Tournament to benefit LA Right to Life – details TBA – SAVE THE DATE

 April 1-3, 2011Louisiana Camp Joshua – Baton Rouge – Sponsored by LARTL & KC’s