Monthly Archives: March 2017

Younger You

How incredible it is when we find new tools we can use in our SaveOne classes. We love it and want to share with you when we find these little nuggets. We want you to be even more successful than you already are! So we will always send you things we find to enhance what you’re doing. If you want to use these tools you can, if not then don’t feel like you have to. It’s just good to see what other chapter leaders are doing sometimes.

This month I wanted you to hear from Jody Duffy, our SaveOne chapter leader down near Atlanta. She is not only former military and served our country well, but is now doing a fantastic job leading classes through her pregnancy center. I met Jody at a training I taught in North Carolina! 🙂 God has a way of getting His people to find each other. So enjoy this beautiful poem she wrote after the class she is teaching finished Chapter 7 in the SaveOne study…It’s titled, “Younger You”.

Forgiving the ‘Younger You’

Dear younger me,

 I knew you back then, the fear and confusion that faced you my friend.

The choice that you made, you would not if you’d known, you’d suffer such pain and such anguish alone.

Forbidden your sorrows were. You could not show, or talk of your heartache to friend or to foe.

You thought that the burden alone you did bear, with no comprehension that God was right there.

When looking upon you through time distance spent, I view someone broken, dejected, and bent.

I weep for your spirit, which crushed by the sting of a self- loathing mindset that damage would bring.

As I look at you now through the eyes of the years, I observe all your torments and sorrowful tears.

I choose to forgive you, I do, younger me. For without forgiveness mine eyes cannot see.

The beauty of pardon and graces God gave you, hold close to your heart and your spirit renew.

So, let us arise from the ashes together and join once again to be one in the same, and put to rest, we must, the guilt and the shame.

Oh you who were me in a time long ago, I love and forgive you as I watch your heart grow.

Let us join one another from here on forever to love and respect who we are. A child of God who is loved and is cherished, bright and as brilliant as a star.

A Reward Worth the Stretch

We are so excited to welcome FOUR new chapters of SaveOne in the month of February.

*Elkin, NC

*Ft. Riley, KS

*Wilson, NC

*Sparta, NC

“Thrilled” is a good word to use that explains how we feel when a new church or pregnancy center wants to start teaching our Bible studies. At that moment we welcome them in as a new chapter of SaveOne.

Have you ever thought about starting a chapter in your church? Maybe you have never had an abortion, or you don’t feel qualified to teach the studies. No worries. We have done all the startup work for you! We have a pastor’s letter and promotional video we can send to you to introduce this idea to your pastor; chapter tools that will help you know when and how to announce the class; advertising tips and ideas for a more successful class; and, your own personal chapter coordinator assigned to your state as a resource to help in any capacity.

Introducing SaveOne to your church or pregnancy center may seem a little out of your comfort zone, but I can tell you from personal experience the reward is worth the stretch. The men, women, and families you will reach will be eternally grateful to you. Here are a few of the things you will personally witness by having SaveOne at your church:

  • Lives transformed
  • Marriages restored
  • Men and women becoming leaders
  • Relationships with children improved
  • Self-worth returned

These men and women return to their communities, homes, jobs, and churches, and they become the people God always intended them to be before they chose abortion.

Changing lives is what abortion recovery is all about! We truly believe that word-of-mouth will end abortion in our country and around our world. These men, women, and families become a voice for the issue of abortion. We like to call them our “Army of Truth Tellers”!

But we need you! We need your involvement through adding to this army by starting a chapter of SaveOne in your area. It’s easy, and we will show you how! Please contact us today to get started.

OTHER WAYS TO HELP SAVEONE

If you are in or around the Middle Tennessee area and shop at Kroger, did you know you can opt for a percentage of your purchase to go to SaveOne? Go to www.Kroger.com and click on “Community Rewards”. (And if you haven’t checked in a while, will you please make sure you are still listed as helping SaveOne? For some reason, the organization you pick will fall off after a year.)

Also, through Amazon, you can also click Amazon Smile and list SaveOne as your charity of choice. A percentage of what you purchase through Amazon will come to us.

These are two ways to help SaveOne that do not cost you a dime! Of course, we could also use your donations. In short, we reach more people when we have the resources to do so. Therefore, we are looking for people to partner with us for $25 per month. Perhaps your church can do this. Or maybe you personally feel led to support our ministry long-term in this way.

Thank you in advance for all your help and support.