The Pregnancy Care Center of Ogden (the PCC) is a Christian pro-life ministry reaching over 500 women each year. They assist women in crisis pregnancies to discover alternatives to abortion and to find healing after an abortion. We pray that these stories will encourage you to allow God to work through you by donating time, money and/or talents to give hope to women and couples who find themselves without hope or recourse:
Our first clients of the year (2010), “Sue” & “Jim” were planning an abortion. After we shared what an abortion really meant, Jim turned to the Kelly and said, “Thank you SO much”. Impacted by what they’d learned, they called the next day to tell Kelly “We’ve decided not to abort”.
Jan was from a Christian home and came to us when people found out that she was sexually active. We shared a video about physical, emotional and spiritual benefits of God’s plan for saving sex for marriage. She said “Wow- there’s so many kids my school that are having sex, they need to see that video.”
Years ago, Cary had an abortion. She heard about us through a post-abortion link on the internet. Later she told her counselor. “Before I came in here, I didn’t feel like there was any HOPE”.
A woman and her husband (we’ll call them “Jeff and Beth”), came in to see us for a pregnancy test. He was out of work and money was tight. They already had two children. Because of their finances, they were thinking about abortion. When the pregnancy test was positive, I gave them information on several community resources and offered our help them with maternity and baby clothing and supplies.
As the conversation progressed, “Jeff” said that a couple of family tragedies and their concern for their kids had started them thinking that maybe they should be taking their family to some church.
I asked if they would like to know more about God and used an “Evangecube” to show them how to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. “Jeff” and “Beth” prayed together to accept Jesus as their personal Savior. This couple left the PCC with NEW HOPE for keeping their baby and for NEW LIFE in Jesus.
After they left, all the PCC staff gathered to praise God for another sister and brother born into God’s family and for their decision to choose life for their baby.
I will keep in touch with them to continue to help them along and we’ll keep them in our PCC prayers. It is such a blessing to have God work through me in His mighty ways.
Thanks for helping in God’s work at the PCC,
In a crisis, it’s especially difficult to trust that things will be OK.
On a Wednesday evening a few months ago I met with a client we’ll call Lily.
Lily was considering abortion. She had been in an abusive relationship, her boyfriend had left her, her family was angry with her and she couldn’t see how she could possibly afford to raise another baby along with her other children.
As we spoke, I remember clearly the urgency I felt to have Lily come back in to meet with someone who had experienced abortion. I told her I knew she had not come here by accident, that there were many places to get a pregnancy test, but I felt God had led her here.
Lily agreed to a second appointment and it was scheduled for Friday the same week. She met with one of our counselors who has had an abortion herself.
Lily decided to keep her baby. She came back; we were able to help her with clothes for her and her children. A few weeks later, she found out her baby was a girl.
There was another person, we’ll call her Kathy, who had found healing through the PACE Program. She wanted to donate gifts in memory of her unborn daughter and wanted to make sure the gifts would go to a woman who had considered abortion but had changed her mind. If possible, Kathy wanted to present the gifts in person. An appointment was set & Kathy presented the special gifts in honor of her unborn daughter to Lily for her daughter. Lily said that she was overwhelmed that strangers would be so kind to her.
Lily had her baby girl just a week before the PCC Banquet. Lily came forward with her baby and we all applauded her decision to courageously choose LIFE. In the five years I have been at the PCC, this appointment stands out as one of the most powerful sessions I’ve ever been involved in because I could see God working so clearly.
Kristi Campbell- Volunteer Peer Counselor
“Lindsey” came in for a free pregnancy test. She told her peer counselor, Becky, that she’d had an abortion several years ago. As is common after an abortion, her life spiraled down and she got into drugs.
Because of medical issues, she thought she’d never be able to get pregnant. When her pregnancy test was positive, she broke down crying.
When Becky asked her if she believed in God, she answered, ”I don’t go to church or anything but yes, I believe in God”. Becky helped her realize that this baby was a special gift from God.
After they talked & prayed Becky helped make the referrals to arrange medical & pre-natal care for Lindsey.
As Lindsey was leaving she told Becky, “I think this baby may just save my life”.