Life. Worth Defending.

 

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Ministry prayer list-
Pray for God's guidance for the staff as they lead and minister.
Pray for God's guidance for the board as they oversee the ministry.
Pray for God's guidance and wisdom for our client mentors as they minister personally to the clients.
Pray for God's provision and peace for all volunteers of the center as they come alongside the ministry and are used by God.
Pray for God's financial provision for the center's needs.

Clients' prayer list-
Pray that they would choose life for their unborn children.
Pray for an open heart on that initial visit.
Pray that their hearts would be open to receive the Gospel.
Pray that their hearts would connect with their unborn children.
Pray for provision as each one takes steps to bring a new baby into the world.
Pray that they find employment.
Pray that they finish their GED.
Pray that they find adequate/good housing.

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Paper goods for the maternity home and pregnancy center
Diapers & Wipes
Baby Wash
Bottles
Pacifiers
Host a Baby Shower - ask Lenita or Abigail how this will work in your situation
Distribute Door Hangers - Be healthy and helpful.
Help with Mailings
Prayer Warrior
Church Link
Help with Walk/Banquet

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Our History

History Brief

In the wake of the Roe V. Wade decision, Christians who saw the carnage of abortion on demand began to take steps to help women who were facing an unplanned pregnancy.  In 1990, Marsha Middleton gathered a group of concerned individuals in Lebanon, for the express purpose of establishing a center to reach out to these women.  In August of 1990, the Precious Life Crisis Pregnancy Center began to officially hold board meetings.  For the first few months the focus was on educating the community as to who we were and what we wanted to do.  Like-minded people began to come together, offering their time, talents and resources for the cause.  Churches began to get behind the mission and promote the truth that all life is important no matter how small.   And then in November of 1990, we heard of our first potential client through a sister center in Springfield.  They passed on the information that a young Lebanon girl who was pregnant was seeking help from a center in Dallas, Texas.  This incident further fueled the passion to establish an actual brick and mortar facility to help our area women in need.  In July of 1991, we opened the doors to our first facility located in the Chalet Village.  As the ministry continued to move forward, we were able to attain an official non-profit 501(c)3 status under the new name of Laclede County Pregnancy Support Center.  The Chalet Village was home to the ministry until October of 2000, when suspected vandalism caused some water damage to the facility (known in our center’s history as “the great flood”).  Heritage Baptist stepped up to the plate to help out in our time of need and allowed us to use its parsonage as a center for operations until something else could be established.  This church generously allowed us to use its facility for over a year rent free.  As different locations for a new site were considered, it seemed that one roadblock after another would arise and keep us from moving forward.  In June 2002, we secured and moved into our current location at 525 S. Washington Ave. 

The Lord began to move upon Marsha’s heart about an upcoming change in her life.  In the fall of 2004, after 15 years of dedication to the ministry, Marsha announced that she was following the leading of the Lord and resigning as Executive Director as her family was moving to the Kansas City area.  After a time of waiting upon the Lord and serving in a local center, Marsha accepted the invitation to be the Executive Director for the Alliance For Life Missouri, a ministry that is instrumental in organizing and planting pregnancy resource centers across the state in local communities. 

Our center began a search for the new Executive Director. The board asked John McCastle if he would step in as interim Director until a permanent replacement could be found.  During the search process many potential options were considered,  John challenged Shaun Dickerson (the Abstinence Director at the time) to prayerfully consider the job.  With the board’s unanimous approval, Shaun began duties as Executive Director in September of 2005, and continues to serve in that capacity. 

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