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PREGNANCY RESOURCE CENTER OF
 NORTH CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS, INC
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June 2009 Vol 2, Issue 4
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Care Net EXPRESS
An e-mail newsletter
from Care Net Pregnancy Resource Center of
North Central Massachusetts, Inc.
Dear Friend,
I hope this newsletter finds you and your family well as  summer is just about to take hold. While much rain and cooler temperatures are the order of the day, do not despair! As the old saying goes, "If you don't like New England weather, just wait a minute." 
 
May was another busy month here at Care Net. The Center had a total number of 70 client visits, 8 pregnancy tests, 3 ultrasounds and the privilege to present the Gospel on 11 occasions. In addition, we welcomed another new board member and volunteer, presented at two area High School Health Fairs, participated at meetings for training and bridge building in the community, hosted a baby shower at First Baptist Church of Leominster and were the honored mission at the Leominster Assembly of God Ladies' Brunch.
 
Someone asked me today if we engage in protests. I told them we do not and do not intend to. That is not our calling. Women do have a legal right under current law to choose the outcome of their pregnancy. However, we have found that "if you save the life of a mother, you will save the life of her baby." The crisis pregnancy center movement has flourished because those who participate in it and support it have come to realize that women do not choose an abortion based upon an ideological commitment. Women choose abortions because they think that there are no other alternatives for dealing with their personal crisis of an unplanned pregnancy. We are here to help them make the best choice.
 
When I think about the Center staff, I am truly amazed at the grace God has given us in them.These women are so happy to be in the Lord's service. They have an attitude of gratitude and humility. They meet every situation with prayer. Simply put, they are loving people back to life again. 

Thank you so very much for your precious partnership with us over the past 33 years. We do not take any person or church for granted. May God bless you in every way for your faithfulness, which often comes just in the nick of time!

Grace and peace be multiplied unto you,
David P. Bodanza, Esq.
President
 
In This Issue
Are You Our Link 2 Life Connection?
Happy Father's Day!
The Consequences of Sex Out of Context
Let us love them back to life
Thank you for investing in life !
Welcome A New Board Member and A New Volunteer
The tragedy of living by the sword...the blessing of living by the Word
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Quick Links
Are you our Link 2 Life Connection?
childrenCare Net needs a member of each Christian church in the Montachusett region to serve as a liaison between Care Net and their own church. The Link 2 Life Connection is a person who keeps the leadership and congregation of their church informed of the ministry of Care Net.  The Link 2 Life Connection person also informs the Care Net staff and Board of Directors of current events at their church. A one year commitment is all that is asked of any one person.
 
Keeping this ministry alive - in the minds and hearts of the people of our supporting churches --- is extremely important.  We are a parachurch ministry. We serve alongside the local church. As a licensed medical clinic staffed by able Christian women, we are uniquely called and equipped to help people involved in a crisis pregnancy. And if just 20 people from 20 different churches gave $25 per month to Care Net, our financial needs would be fully supplied.We know that working together, we can make an impact of eternal significance. Let us love them back to life!
 
The Link 2 Life Connection person:

Acts as the contact person between Care Net and their own Church; 
Informs the leadership and congregation of Care Net's ministry events and needs; 
Ensures that information is included in church publications such as bulletins; 
Speaks to the congregation once per year on behalf of Care Net; 
Acts as referral source for persons in crisis pregnancy; and 
Acts as referral source for persons needing other services provided by Care Net.
 
And don't worry: Care Net specially equips and supports each Link 2 Life Connection so that they may be effective in their own church.
 
"Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong. And do everything with love." 1 Corinthians 16:13-14 (NLT)
Happy Father's Day!   and don't forget to return your baby bottles...
A Christian father is an awesome and noble instrument in God's hands. It is a great fatherblessing for any child to have a wise, gentle, loving, supportive and protective father. Dads, may you be encouraged today. May it be one of your life goals to leave a legacy of godly children. "Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord." Ephesians 6:4.
 
Please also remember our Baby Bottle campaign this Father's Day. We delivered many baby bottles on Mother's Day to churches in the Montachusett region. Please bring your bottles back to your church filled with loose change this Father's Day. Call us and we will pick up what you have saved in your bottles. All your giving goes directly to this ministry ! "Save some change, make some change." 
The Consequences of Sex Out of Context
ringsWe must admit that we lived in a sex-crazed world. To far too many people, sex is casual and meaningless. The consequences of their sexual activity are often tragic. These consequences may be a sexually-transmitted disease, a divorce, an addiction, an unplanned pregnancy, an abortion and other very painful things.
 
As Christians, we must remember that sex itself is not the problem. Sex is a good gift of God that is meaningful and designed for a purpose. This gift may only be truly received in a specific context. God intended that sexual union be in the context of a marriage union. There is an old illustration that remains poignant. A fire in a fireplace is good, warm and pleasurable. A fire in another part of your house is likely to cause destruction and may even burn your house down! You get the message.  
 
Our society is suffering the consequences of sex out of context. Sex out of context is sin. Sin comes with a heavy price. We see its tragic effects on young people daily at the Center. Pray with us that a lost generation would be found and that, woman by woman, we may make a difference of eternal significance.
Let us love them back to life
 
 
baby How you can mission with us
Pray for Care Net on a daily basis.
Make a monthly pledge to support the ministry.
Be the Link 2 Life Connection at your church.
Volunteer at the Center to work as a peer counselor, in the office, or as a member of a task force planning this year's banquet.
Start a baby bottle drive at your church.
Let us know how we can better inform and encourage your church.
"I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me." Matthew 25:40.
Thank you for investing in life!       
 hand in hand
We give thanks to...
 
Our Savior Lutheran Church, New Covenant Ministries of New England and New Creation Community Church---your recent donations could not have come at a better time!

We would also like to give special thanks to those churches who faithfully make Care Net a part of their monthly mission giving and also those who are participating in the Baby Bottle Drive. Local church, your financial giving, prayers and partnership are the lifeblood of this ministry. You are so vital and  very much appreciated!
also... 
Supporters Like You-whose monthly financial giving and prayers keep this ministry alive 
Our Staff-Paula Butler, Gail Gardner, Rose Giammalvo, Siomara Nadreau, Kristine Benjamin, Jessica DeFilippo, Pam Sager, Gail Langhart, Ann Fleming, Jody Smith and Dr. Worden-for your faithfulness, expertise and commitment
Fellow Board Members-thank you for giving to the Lord behind the scenes
Leominster Assembly of God-for honoring us as the mission of the month!
First Baptist Church of Leominster-for hosting a Baby Shower
Mike Gallaugher and Agape Creative-for your video assistance
Daniel Beauregard-for your computer technology assistance and website construction
Baby Boutique givers--whose donations of clothes and other baby-related items help those in need 
Baby Bottle Drive Supporters-whose loose change saves lives!baby
People faithfully praying, who are behind the scenes but before the Lord. You are all so very much appreciated!
 
"We continually remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ." 1 Thessalonians 1:3

Welcome A New Board Member and A New Volunteer!

We are pleased to recently welcome Carolyn Hughes as a new board member. Carolyn is an office manager at Fitchburg State College and is married to Pastor Thomas Hughes. They serve at New Creation Community Church in Fitchburg. Jody Smith comes to us as a volunteer working at the Center. We are so glad to have her with us. Thank you Carolyn and Jody for coming forward to serve with us by the giving of your time and talents! May God bless you both in your service.
 
If you have a desire to serve or would like more information about where you could fit into this ministry, please do not hesitate to let us know. There is no pay here but the benefits are out of this world!
The tragedy of living by the sword...the blessing of living by the Word
 
babyThe May 31 murder of Kansas abortionist Dr. George Tiller was a shock to us all. Care Net strongly condemns the brutal act of violence that ended the life of Dr.Tiller. It is never consistent with pro-life values to murder another human being. Dr. Tiller earned a living by performing late term abortions, a procedure so heinous and violent that we dare not remind anyone of it here. There is tragedy for those who live by the sword. Jesus said "for all who draw the sword will die by the sword." Matthew 26:52. Judgment is God's province. We can only tremble for those whose sins are not forgiven.
 
May we be people who live by the Word.
"Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners 
or sit in the seat of mockers.  But his delight is in the law of the LORD, 
and on his law he meditates day and night.  He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers. Not so the wicked! They are like chaff that the wind blows away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous. For the LORD watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish." Psalm 1.
Some Words to Ponder...
 
"We are going to have to realize that America is a mission field, not a battlefield. We are not going to take America back---America is lost! America at its very foundation is exactly where the Athenians were in the Areopagus, worshiping the unknown god alongside all the idols they had time to worship.Michael Horton
 
"A true faith in Jesus Christ will not suffer us to be idle. No, it is an active, lively, restless principle; it fills the heart, so that it cannot be easy till it is doing something for Jesus Christ." George Whitefield
 
 "Do what you can with what you've got wherever you are." President Theodore Roosevelt 
 
"I know this issue is very controversial. But unless and until it can be proven that an unborn child is not a human being, can we justify assuming without proof that it isn't? No one has yet offered such proof; indeed, all the evidence is to the contrary. We should rise above bitterness and reproach, and if Americans could come together in a spirit of understanding and helping, then we could find positive solutions to the tragedy of abortion."  President Ronald Reagan

 "To say a child is unwanted says nothing about the child, but it says much about the person who does not want his or her child..." Jean Staker Garton
 
"Now fear the LORD and serve him with all faithfulness. Throw away the gods your forefathers worshiped beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the LORD. But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD."  Joshua 24:14-15
 
"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." Jim Elliot
May God bless us all as we stand together for Him in this generation...
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