Recently the Pregnancy Resource Centers of Greater Portland celebrated their 25th anniversary, and they asked me to record a short message for their celebration, which I was happy to do. What a great ministry they have. Since 1984, Portland's PRCs have helped more than 160,000 women and teens who were unprepared for pregnancy, or who faced the possibility of a pregnancy.
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I thank God that today in virtually every part of the United States, there are abortion alternative centers that provide free pregnancy tests, free counseling, and free material and human resources to pregnant women. Most of these centers have dozens of volunteers, some of them hundreds, donating not only time spent with clients, but also everything from clothing to maintenance to service to office supplies and computer support. I have served on the board of one such center, on the steering committee to get another started, and have visited dozens of them across the country. Though their services cost them a great deal of money—as opposed to making them a great deal of money— there are more abortion alternative centers in the United States than there are abortion clinics.
I’ve seen a wide variety of pro-life ministries close-up. In nearly every case I’ve walked away impressed with the difference they’re making. If you're looking for a place to do some year-end giving, I encourage you to find a pro-life ministry in your area (to find a pregnancy resource center near you, visit www.care-net.org), or choose one of the national or international pro-life ministries (see the Prolife section on our links page) and give generously to them. (You can also give through Eternal Perspective Ministries, and 100% of designated contributions will be passed on to prolife ministries.)
We have a brief opportunity—a lifetime on earth—to use our resources to make a difference for eternity. Picture the moment in heaven, and think how you’ll feel when someone approaches you, smiling broadly, and says, “Thank you! Your gifts helped save my life... and my child’s.”
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Randy Alcorn (@randyalcorn) is the author of over sixty books and the founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries.