From Our Executive Director
As a valued partner and friend of Palmetto Pregnancy Center, I am delighted to bring you up to date with our ministry. There's a lot going on here as usual, but fall tends to be the busiest time of year for us.
I have two main goals this year - to generate more awareness in our community and to saturate our young people with truth about their sexual lifestyles in our present culture. Our hopes are that the abortion-minded and abortion-vulnerable men and women in our community will come to know PPC as a safe place to come for confidentiality, help and hope in their crisis situation. And our greatest desire is that we will influence our young people to make better lifestyle decisions before they find themselves in an unplanned pregnancy among many other consequences they could face.
Our first goal was to increase our marketing and advertising. By stepping out in faith this summer, we had a 30-second video ad at Regal Manchester Theater’s First Look for 8 weeks (July-Sept) while students were out of school. We recently received a grant to have this same advertising campaign during the Christmas break! My hope and prayer is to have this campaign again during Spring break.
We also started advertising on WRHI, the Bridge 104.1 and Interstate 107.1 during the high school football season. Our young people are hearing about PPC on these 3 stations 4 times every day! The day after we committed to this radio advertising, someone emailed me to say they would be sending a check for an amount over and beyond the advertising cost - to me, that was God was confirming what we had decided to do in faith was His answer to our prayers! God is so faithful!
Our second goal was to create and present our new Healthy Relationships curriculum, Stay True in our schools, church youth groups and community agencies. Please pray boldly with me that first, this curriculum will be approved by the state, that our schools, churches and agencies will invite us in and God will bless our efforts by changing hearts and minds - our young people are craving truth in today’s deceptive world. Please help us by being a liaison for PPC at your school, church or community agency so we can have a presence in these places! Please contact us at 803.619.5421 to help us set up appointments with teachers, administrators and pastors that you might know - it might even be You!
Every fall, pregnancy centers tend to experience larger numbers of client visits. So, even though we are over 10½ months into the year, I wanted to share some significant numbers with you. In comparison to last year at this time, there has been a 284% increase of men who came in with their partners, there have been 65 babies saved from abortion (that we know of so far) and there has been a 64% increase of those who made a decision for Christ! Your gifts of time, financial support and prayers truly help in achieving these successful figures as the Lord works through and in each of us! Thank you for standing firm in the task that God has set before us, at such a time as this!
“Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.” Corinthians 15:58
Fighting the good fight together,