Wednesdays are my days to volunteer at our local crisis pregnancy center, something I’ve been doing for several months now and something I truly love. We don’t merely offer counseling to abortion minded pregnant women; our ministry extends far beyond that to help meet the needs of the woman herself, giving out maternity clothes and car seats for example. In fact, in my limited experience that has been the bulk of what we do. Far more women come in our doors seeking some kind of material aid, be it diapers or baby clothes. As opportunity arises, we make every effort to share the hope of Christ with every woman we can.
I volunteer at the Real Life Pregnancy Center for all the reasons you might guess. I believe in the sanctity of human life. I hate the evil of abortion. I believe that it is my duty as a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ to defend the defenseless. I believe that God is the Creator and Author of life, all life, and therefore life, all life, is to be honored and nurtured. It is my privilege as a counselor at RLPC to seek to promote the unborn’s right to life.However, I do not volunteer for the baby’s sake only. I also seek to serve the Lord Jesus by serving the women who enter our door. As you know, many of our clients find themselves in difficult circumstances. It is my joy to give them a pack of diapers or some clothes, a cup of water in Jesus’ name as it were, and thus serve them by meeting a real material need. I am eager for the opportunity to share with them the hope found only in Christ, and each Wednesday I ask the Lord for both opportunity to declare the gospel and for boldness to be obedient.And actually, that is the real reason I serve. I volunteer out of a desire to glorify God. He has called me to promote the sanctity of life and to serve our clients with respect and love as I hold out the word of life, the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. Being a part of the Lord’s work at Real Life Pregnancy Center is a privilege and a joy, and I am grateful that the Lord has granted me this opportunity.