The Pregnancy Help Center opened its doors in July 1986, It was founded by a group of concerned citizens in the Fort Worth community who saw a need to provide information and counsel to women experiencing unplanned pregnancies. Today, the PHC ministers to the whole woman, her children and her family. Through our various programs, PHC endeavors to meet the physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of the women in our community.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Winter 2011-2012 Newsletter - Page 2

The Pregnancy Help Center
celebrated its 25th anniversary
at the historic Hilton Hotel in Fort Worth.

Polly Isinghood, The Pregnancy Help Center Director, presented a film about a pregnant young woman who had been living on the street.  As with many of the clients who come to the Center, there was a happy ending. A counselor introduced her to someone at the Gladney Center for Adoption where she was offered a place at their residence. Not only did they help her with her pregnancy, and to select adoptive parents for her child, but the Gladney Center also gave her the skills to find a job. The young woman was excited to sleep in a bed and have a bathroom of her own. Something most of us take for granted.
The guest speaker, Pam Tebow, spoke of her experience while living in the Philippines with her husband. They are both missionaries. 
During her pregnancy with her youngest son she contracted an illness that the doctor believed might harm the baby. He recommended an abortion. She refused, and despite the medical complications that could have resulted in a still birth, Tim Tebow was born. Tim grew up to become an Heisman Trophy Award winner and is now a quarter back for the Denver Broncos.

Polly thanked the volunteers who keep the Center open and offer encouragement and support to the young ladies who come in, but each of us knows that we are the fortunate ones to be part of an organization that helps women and their families.

Each donation is precious to us, but one that stood out was from a ten year old girl. Hannah had been saving her money and had over $100. At the banquet she told her dad she wanted to give the money to the Center along with a teddy bear. Her dad asked her more than once if she wanted to just give a portion of her savings, but she was adamant – she wanted to give it all.

Dear Polly,
I donated money to the Pregnancy Help Center because, in July I went to a camp called Kids Who Care and one day they gave us a cloud card and told us that whatever we wrote on that cloud card would become real so I thought and finally decided that I wanted to stop abortion. I had decided this because wouldn’t it be great to be in heaven someday and have someone come up to you and say when you donated that money I was one of those babies that survived.
Thank you Hannah for your precious gift.

     Our gratitude goes out to partners of this ministry that have helped in so many ways. 
May God bless all of you for helping us to plant seeds of righteousness.
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To promote purposeful Christian living for women of childbearing years and their families by providing essential resources for nurture and growth. 

Newsletter layout by Ann Summerville
Printing by DJ’s Graphic Design
Mailout Processing by Bob and Sunni Fisher
Web Page by Scott Beatty
Computer Maintenance by Bill Suggs
CPA: Sean Finlay
Board Members: Larry Randall, Kerry Lundelius, Stan Tillman, Allen Eyler, 
Dale Stonecipher and Kieffer Vermillion

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