Sharing the Word
Hope you are like me, enjoying the little briskness in the air today. The little change in the weather is nice, but what is nicest is knowing our Lord is coming soon and we are constantly on the look out for Him. We are also constantly trying to find new ways to share His wonder free gift of eternal life.
There are several methods we use here at the Center. One is our little “Do You Know” booklet that clearly gives the plan of salvation and at the end asks if she wants to pray the sinners prayer and accept Christ as savior and it even has a little Spiritual Birthday Certificate she can sign and keep with her at all times.
Another method we can use is the always dependable and easy Roman Road. Then just recently we have learned a new method, which is similar to the Roman Road, but is called “Share Jesus Without Fear.” With this method we are encouraged to have the person read aloud the scripture. This is good because there is great power in God’s word and when spoken out loud it resonates with the one reading it. There are so many ways we can share the Gospel from very simple to somewhat deeper and complex, of course our own personal testimony, like Paul, is often the most effective.
Regardless of which one we choose, the best part of sharing the Gospel is knowing we have the Holy Spirit right there helping us. We are not alone and we are not even responsible for the other person’s acceptance or refusal of this free gift.
So, in case you think, “I could never attempt to lead another to the Lord.” Think again. You are not the one saving them. Jesus does the calling and He does the saving. We are only His instruments to share the Good News.
With that said, positions are available right here for those willing to take the plunge and be an instrument of God. Receptionists, counselors (Client Assistants), Class Facilitators, Bible Study teachers, and Clerical Assistance are areas where more volunteers are needed here at PRC.
Can you see it? Can you see around the corner that bright shining light drawing this ministry forward. This light is Jesus Christ and He is drawing us toward newer, bigger and greater ways to serve Him in sharing the Gospel and saving babies from destruction. If you feel He is calling you to be a part of the adventure, do not hesitate, take the necessary steps.
Banquet committee meeting was today. More discussion and plans on how this is going to be the best one ever. A marketing professional, Kristi Kirkland is coming on board at PRC and will be helping us with the banquet this year. The job of Banquet Coordinator we have been praying for has been filled. God is so good and works in such outstanding, amazing and often un-expected or unusual ways.
Sanctity of Human Life – January 17, 2016
Need a speaker for your church? Call the office and we can get you scheduled with one from our speakers bureau This is the very important time of year where we show our appreciation for all life, and enlist many in the army to fight for it.
We are giving our EWYL students a shopping spree before Christmas and we hope to have a toy for every child whose mother comes to classes. If you want to donate toys, please bring new, or nearly new toys to the Center and we will have them ready for the big event.
New Ultrasound Machine
January is our goal to have a new ultrasound machine. We need to train 4 nurses in ultrasound and they need their training to be on our new machine. Please help us meet our goal.
When we first moved to Panama City Beach, in June of 2011, we started attending church at First Baptist Church Panama City Beach. Each week a dear sweet lady would greet us at the door with a bulletin. She always wore a beautiful hat that matched her Sunday best dress or suite. Later I learned she was the church secretary, but didn’t get to know her until we were both involved in a Sundayevening Bible Study. Quickly I learned her knowledge of the Bible and her love for the Lord Jesus was far above the ordinary and I came to respect and love this lady very much.
Later our church moved into the new building and became Woodstock Church PCB. Every Sunday you can still Miss Betty standing at the sanctuary door handing out smiles and church information. I remember being thrilled when she asked about information about volunteering at the Pregnancy Resource Center. So I took her a volunteer application and waited to hear from her. A few weeks later on a Wednesdaymorning she came to the Center and asked what she could do to help. I gave her a filing task that she handled quickly and then I introduced her to our database program Ekyros.
I don’t think Miss Betty Dover has missed more than one Wednesdaymorning entering the client information into our data base program since she began volunteering here in March of 2014. She attends every training and helps out in any way she is called upon. She loves working on the computer and entering the client information. At first she dedicated her time to Wednesday morning, but now she stays until 4 and sometimes asks to stay longer to finish with the files she is working on. Miss Betty is another one of those kegs in the wheels of this war wagon that keep us turning. Her faithfulness, dedication to accuracy, and sweet disposition is an invaluable part of this ministry.
If you know her, you know exactly what I’m saying. If you don’t know her you are missing out on a blessing. May I take this opportunity to invite YOU to come to PRC and get to know these dear volunteers that God uses to grow His kingdom.
“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.” I Cor 2:9 (KJV)