St. John’s Townsend Respect for Life Committee left to right: Mary (Rose) Fappiano, Chris Fappiano, Diane Oittinen, and Peter Pothier

On the eve of the “40 days for Life” campaign I was privileged to meet with the Respect for Life committee at St. John’s in Townsend.  Sheavoynne Wilson, from our board, joined us and brought her two children.  St. John’s is a giving church.  For the last three years we have received over 5,000 diapers from them, a much needed item in our ministry.  They listened intently as I told them what we do at the center and how we do it.  We talked about abstinence, abortion, and adoption.  I shared with them the many tools we use as we speak the truth in love to those Our Lord sends our way.    One of our tools is prayer.  Our Banquet theme this year is “With God, all things are possible.” (Matthew 19:26) and we embrace this truth.  Please join us and pray that our brothers and sisters in Christ will come on October 20th.  Pray that hearts will be transformed through our ministry.  Only God can transform the human heart and enable real change for the better.  This coming Saturday, our Staff Nurse, Paula Butler and I will travel to Messiah Lutheran in Fitchburg and Paula will talk about our Child Birth Education program.  Paula has just received her certification in CBE.  Jessica DeFilippo, one of our volunteer R.N.s is also certified in this field.  We look forward to our time with the ladies from their auxiliary.

Gail Gardner
Executive Director