“Love is spoken here, Joy is Chosen here, Grace is given here”

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Let us then with confidence draw near to throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

Hebrews 4:16

On Thursday September 28, 2017, we had nearly 300 guests attend with open minds and hearts ready to give to Central Texas LifeCare.  Although we did not meet our annual goal of $160,000 we were very close.  On this awesome night we were able to raise $110,785.61 from generous donors.  The funds we raise are used to provide all services FREE of CHARGE to our clients.  Every client is given the opportunity to hear about Jesus and His love for them and their unborn child.

Highlights from the evening:

  • Our first client, Emily, shared how the Life Walk Bible studies have helped her strengthen her walk with the Lord.
  • Our second client in the LifeCare Ranch program, Rebecca, shared how she received love and guidance when struggling with her pregnancy decision.
  • Rodney, one of our male clients gave a powerful testimony regarding how CTLC provided care, help and resources to him and his fiancée giving them hope and courage to choose LIFE for their baby.
  • Guest Speaker, Claire Culwell, told her powerful story of how her miraculous life entails surviving an abortion, being adopted, now a mother and how God continues to create beauty in the unexpected.
  • Central Texas LifeCare continues to see an increase in both of men and women
  • The ministry of CTLC is growing and there is a need for a larger facility

Up to date we have seen a great impact at CTLC in 2017

  • 41 babies saved from abortion
  • 10 clients accepting Christ as their Lord or rededicating their life to Christ.
  • 273 Ultrasounds performed
  • 1200 Clients served
  • 51 men are participating in our Earn While You Learn Program

If you missed the opportunity to attend, give or be a part of our banquet on this help this awesome ministry it is not too late.  We ask that you pray and consider helping us bridge the gap so we can continue to provide Genuine Care, True Help, Real Hope to those facing an unplanned pregnancy.

Central Texas LifeCare would like to give a special Thanks to Fuschak’s Pit Bar-B-Que for providing an excellent and delicious dinner.

Interested in Volunteering? Come Join Us for a 2 day training on November 7 & 8th Call Leticia Cerda for more information at 512-396-3020

To donate online go to: www.centraltexaslifecare.org and click the “Donate Now” tab.

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Beautiful Bundles of Joy & Love

The beautiful part of working for Central Texas LifeCare is to see the beautiful babies returning with their mommies and daddies.  The blessing is to see the joy of the Lord in each little smile and being able to see the joy they bring to their families.  With lots of joy and excitement we would like to introduce the new additions to our growing family.

Psalm 138:14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

Photos Taken by: Penny Shguit, Center Manager

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CTLC Baby Bottle Campaign

by Mary Dunn, Vice President of CTLC Board and Volunteer

As we approach Mother’s Day it is natural to think about the marvelous blessings of Motherhood. For some, however, motherhood was not their plan but rather a consequence and few consequences are as truly life changing as an unplanned pregnancy.

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On February 6th of this year, a client we’ll call Lyndsey came to CTLC for a pregnancy test. She told me that this baby would be the fifth child for she and her common law husband. She shared that he was unhappy about the pregnancy and strongly suggested she have an abortion. He was concerned about finances and health issues as one of their sons had recently been diagnosed with autism.

She told me she had been raised in a Christian home and did not believe in abortion but felt pressure from her husband didn’t want to lose him. We provided an ultrasound that day and saw a 7-week old baby with a strong heartbeat. We offered Lyndsey another ultrasound suggesting she bring her husband in prior to making any final decisions. We attempted to contact her several times with no response and suspected she had chosen abortion.

Then in the first week of March, she called and asked for a second ultrasound. She arrived without her husband but with 2 of her children. Seeing the baby with arms and legs moving within her, she told us she knew she could not abort this child. She thanked us for our persistent follow-up and gave us credit for saving this baby. We quickly gave credit to the author and creator of every life, God our Father!

More recently a young couple came in to find out if they were pregnant. The test was positive and while they professed to be Christians, they said there was pressure from their parents to abort. When the ultrasound showed a healthy baby, the boyfriend was physically overcome and needed help getting to a chair.

Despite their conflicted feelings that day, they chose abortion. Just days after the abortion, they experienced extreme regret and came back to CTLC for help.

Like motherhood, abortion is a lifelong and life changing decision.

At Central Texas LifeCare, each client is given “Given Care. True Help. Real Hope.” In a non-judgmental environment, we earn the trust that allows us to share the love and hope of Jesus Christ.

As a donor funded ministry we rely on two fundraisers each year. The Baby Bottle campaign is one of them. Your contributions provide the material required for testing, ultrasounds, and Bible based programs.

So far this year:

  1. 12 abortion minded women have chosen life for their babies.
  2. 14 clients come weekly for LifeWalk Bible study.
  3. 3 clients are the in the PACE (post-abortion counseling and education) program.
  4. 7 clients requested STD testing and received LifeStyle counseling and supporting resources.
  5. 60 clients heard the gospel and 3 have accepted Jesus as their Savior.

All services at CTLC are free to our clients.

  1. Pregnancy testing
  2. Ultrasound
  3. STD testing
  4. Material assistance program (MAP)
  5. Bible studies
  6. Post-abortion counseling and education (PACE)

Please accept our humble thank you for choosing to stand for life by participating this year.

Your choice to give transforms hearts and save lives.

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