“The Church Being Pro-Life in Words and Pro-Love in Deed”: Incredible Ministry Helps New Mothers and Pregnant Women
Prestonwood Pregnancy Center, a ministry of the Prestonwood Baptist Church in Texas that has served the greater Dallas Fort Worth area for 30 years, celebrates the grand opening of its new family resource center on Tuesday.
The center is set up like a boutique where new mothers can choose free baby and maternity items they need during and after their pregnancy.
Products available include cribs, diapers, wipes, bath products, dietary needs, baby care, safety items and toys.
In addition, clothes for pregnant women are also available as well as clothes for newborns and toddlers. The center also offers parenting classes and other counseling options.
“The Prestonwood Family Resource Center was created to meet the growing demands of our clients who have chosen life,” Leanne Jamieson, the center’s executive director, told CBN News. “It’s a picture of the church pro-life in words and pro-love in action.”
“Although the initial motivation for establishing the center was for clients of the Prestonwood Pregnancy Center, we will be taking referrals from other pregnancy centers and ministries,” continued Jamieson. “Prestonwood values all life and we promise to lift up those who have chosen life by equipping them to be the parents the Lord has called them to be.”
Jack Graham, the Prestonwood pastor, explained how the ministry focuses on serving women during and after pregnancy.
“With the Supreme Court’s impending decision, it’s critical that people don’t fall for the lie prevalent in our country that Christian centers like ours don’t care for women after the baby is born. We want to save babies, but we want to give people hope too,” Graham said.
“We want to be the kind of Christians who are there for people, not just during their pregnancy, but afterwards. We are pro-life from conception to the end of life,” he added. “As Christians, we have a responsibility to care for people at every stage of life. That’s why a family resource center is so important.”
And women who come to the pregnancy center have access to many medical services free of charge. This includes a pregnancy test, an ultrasound to confirm the baby’s due date and much-needed support for the mother-to-be.
Over the past three decades, more than 97,000 women have walked through the doors of the center and chosen life for their babies.
So far this year, the Pregnancy Center is celebrating several milestones, including:
- 1,707 changed their mind about abortion
- 46 recognized adoption references
- 113 women received salvation in Christ
According to the Prestonwood Pregnancy Center website, they even offer free, confidential coaching sessions available to the baby’s father. Male coaches can meet with men to listen, offer advice, and discuss pregnancy-related issues.
Texas Pro-Life Law
Last September, the Texas “Heartbeat” law (SB 8) was signed into law, banning most abortions in the state once the fetal heartbeat is detected around the six-week mark.
CBN News has extensively covered the new law, which pregnancy centers say is convincing some women who were on the fence to choose life.
For those prone to abortion, it led to fear and despair, especially in the first few weeks. The new law puts Texas in line with more than a dozen other states that are taking aggressive action to defend the unborn child.
To learn more about the Prestonwood Pregnancy Center and the new Family Center, click here.
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