For the past 6 or so years, our family has taken part in an annual Walk-a-Thon supporting our local ‘crisis pregnancy center’, First Choice Pregnancy Solutions.
This is an incredible organization here in Wake Forest that desires to minister to men and women facing much uncertainty. They provide many services, completely free of charge, including pregnancy testing, STD testing, ultrasounds, and counseling so these men and women can make an informed, educated decision about the precious life the mom is carrying.
For those that choose life, they are able to participate in classes (topics range from resume writing and career building skills, to pregnancy, birth and parenting classes) and earn many things that babies need (think diapers, clothing, car seats, cribs…) They are often partnered with folks and churches in the area that can walk with them, guiding and helping them on their parenting journey.
For those that choose to abort their baby, they are welcomed back, whenever they are ready (and only if they desire), for post-abortion counseling in a non-judgmental, loving environment.
First Choice recently purchased a fully-equipped medical RV unit so they are able to meet these women where THEY are. The stories from the ‘mobile’ team are truly amazing.
You can keep up to date on how you can be praying for the women that the staff meets with through their Facebook page.
So, as I mentioned, all this – the counseling, the materials, the classes, the support – it is all provided totally free of charge to these men and women to fulfill the mission of First Choice: to communicate accurate and truthful information to those affected by an unplanned pregnancy and to provide them with physical, emotional, and spiritual support.
But these resources have to be paid for somehow… and that’s where the walk-a-thon I mentioned comes in to play. 4000Steps equals out to about 2 miles, and we will gather with many others later this month to take 4000Steps in support of First Choice, and all they do.
In the meantime, we’re raising support. We’ve set a goal to raise $700 (in celebration of Keaton’s upcoming 7th birthday), but instead of raising this through the rest of the month, we want to hit $700 by this Tuesday (April 8), which is Keaton’s birthday.
And this is where we need YOUR help! We would LOVE to be able to give all $700 ourselves, and the awesome news is that much of it is already raised (as of 6:25pm, we only have $325 to go!)
Would you prayerfully consider sponsoring our family as we take 4000Steps, and raise $700, in support of this amazing organization and all they do for folks in our area?
Sponsoring us is super easy. Simply click HERE, and on the right hand column, you’ll see the word, “GIVE”, click that and enter your information! And if you can ‘only’ give a couple of dollars, that is OK! It’s cliche, but every little bit helps – it really does!
If you have ANY questions about this organization, please feel free to leave a comment. I would love to share more!
Thank you in advance for your support as we participate in this walk-a-thon!
The Jones Family
Our fundraising link: http://www.ministrysync.com/event/website/?m=1675891