You can make a difference for Generations to Come!

If you are having a hard time finding the right gift for a friend or family member who has everything, consider a donation to Central Texas Life Care.

We will send a card to them in their honor!

As you and and your family celebrate the birth of Jesus, the Messiah, will you consider giving the gift of life and life eternal for the unborn and their mother?

Make a Donation Today! @https://www.givesavvy.org/campaign.php?id=430

(Please include the name and address of the person you would like to honor in the “In Honor of” field on the donation page)

Donations must be postmarked by December 31.

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Donations from Steel High School Theater Play

Thanks to the Steele High School Theater students and staff for collecting baby wipes at their recent performance of Charlotte’s Web. For every package of 50+ count wipes discounts were given for entry to the play. What a way to support our center!! ♥️

If you belong to a group or a work team and would like to support CTLC give us a call. 512-396-3020 Support Life and become a ♥️HeartBeat ♥️Hero♥️Today!

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(Charlci Ahrens, pictured staff for Steele High School)

Changing Hearts Saving Lives Building Families

This Year we had a great banquet with an amazing turnout.  Our theme this year was focused on Changing Hearts, Saving Lives and Building Families.  Our Keynote Speaker, Jason Jones who touched on his past life and how abortion had affected him and the reason he stands up for the Pro-Life movement. Our two client testimonies shared how CTLC provided care, help and resources; giving them hope and courage to choose LIFE for their babies.  Central Texas Life Care continues to do our best to provide each client with love, an open mind and an open heart.  We are also glad to say that in the last few months we were able to see 29 clients make professions of Faith!  We are also proud to announce that 31 babies have been saved from abortion.  We are so excited to see God’s work and His word come to life and touch those we serve at our center.  Thanks to the generosity and faithfulness of supporting volunteers, churches and friends our center has grown beyond what we have ever expected.  Central Texas Life Care stands behind our mission to minister to the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of women and men facing challenges of an unplanned pregnancy.    It was an amazing night and because of faithful donors we were able to raise $95,508.07 that very night!  

Priscilla’s Story

Priscillas Story

 

“If you think you have blown God’s plan for your life, Rest assured, because you are not that powerful.”

It was night. I remember lying in bed thinking and then realizing I had missed my period. I took one of the pregnancy tests I had in my drawer. The test was positive…I was pregnant. I was happy because I knew this is what I wanted. I then soon experienced an overwhelming feeling of being scared. I was scared because I already had a child from a prior relationship. Plus what was my family going to think? I was living with them at the time. There was no extra room and they were already helping me out as it is. I was nervous on how Joseph was going to react. Almost immediately, I sent him a picture of the positive test result…..He texted back, asking what it meant. I told him that we were going to have a baby. He then texted saying he was scared and if he could call instead. We both thought we could not become pregnant simply because I considered myself to be underweight. I was feeling pretty content with the situation, up until I heard him say that he wasn’t ready to have a baby. This….was, really hard for me to process. During the next few weeks, we had many more conversations following that one. I tried my best to understand where he was coming from, BUT if I’m honest, it was all just too surreal. I felt quite distant from him because of it…. it was a very confusing time for us…..Eventually we weighed our options, with adoption not being one of them. So in the end, it really came down to all or nothing. Either we were going to end the pregnancy, or go through with it.

 Despite everything, I had convinced myself that I would go through with the procedure to please Joseph. Especially if it meant saving our relationship because I knew how scared he was and I loved him. We walked into Planned Parenthood and were scheduled a consultation appointment. Might I mention, if this procedure could be done in one visit, I would not be here talking with you today, because the abortion would have been done. Only because the procedure is completed in 4 visits, did we have the time to really think, process, and talk a bit more. On the second visit, I was given the abortion pill in a bottle. This pill would stop the heartbeat of my baby. Then later, during a separate visit, I would be given another, and final pill that would completely rid the baby from my body. However, deep down, I knew that if I went through with the abortion, I would have resentment toward Joseph and that I could not be with him because of it. Although we already had the pill with us, and I could have taken it at any given moment in time, it stayed laying on top of my dresser.

 I called Central Texas Life Care and they helped me with a pregnancy test and ultrasound. I knew how Joseph felt about the pregnancy, but I took him along hoping he would have second thoughts. While I was receiving counseling there, Joseph was reading an educational booklet in the lobby room, explaining abortion and its effects. This was enough for him to see the short and long term impacts abortion would have on me. That same day, we left hearing our baby’s heartbeat, received a couple of our very first pictures of our baby, and a proof of pregnancy to begin steps toward prenatal care. Central Texas Life Care has been, and is still currently being, a great support system. Specifically, The Material Assistance Program prepared us as parents to know exactly what to expect in our pregnancy, and especially helped Joseph become more confident in being ready to be a dad. We’ve learned so much through this program as well as receive generous baby items every time we attend.

 Months in, we found out the gender and named our daughter Aiala…..She is so beautiful. And I’m the lucky one because I am her mom. She means everything to me. Joseph became the best father I could have ever asked for. It breaks my heart to share that he passed away unexpectedly last week. But I will forever have with me the heartfelt memories of his great love for Aiala. He was the one who did most of her diaper changing and bathing, and all the while working overnight shifts. And if I must admit, he’s was also the one who got the most smiles out of her. It’s no denying she looks completely like him. She will always be a daddy’s girl. She will be raised right and with love. And with the help of God, I pray that she won’t ever have to experience the option of abortion. I know God was with us and guiding us, the whole time through all of this. Recently, I read something inspirational that said, “If you think you have blown God’s plan for your life, Rest assured, because you are not that powerful.” …..I see now His powerful plan for me and my daughter’s life and I am grateful to live out His blessings.

A very powerful story shared and touched the hearts of many who attended CTLC’s event.

Mary’s Story

 

“it’s not fair that your baby dies for you to have your freedom”  Marys Story

My name is Mary. I am 20 years old. I was born in Nebraska and raised in Mexico. Here’s my story of how I found out I was pregnant and my journey ever since.

When I found out I was pregnant I was shocked. I couldn’t believe it. I was scared because I didn’t have a relationship with the father. I felt so many emotions. I couldn’t keep them to myself a moment longer. I texted him. He wasn’t happy with the news. He told me his life was over. He said he wasn’t ready to be a father.

He came to my apartment and had an agenda. He didn’t want the baby. I told him, I wasn’t ready either and that I was still processing the pregnancy. I was scared and clueless. I didn’t know how to respond to a situation like this. At that moment, without asking me, he told me he scheduled an appointment for an abortion. He was so happy to tell me that he got a discount for the procedure. I was numb and went along with his plan. I told myself, he is right. I honestly thought abortion was my only option. I didn’t want to be a single mother.

Days passed and I felt anxious. I couldn’t help but think that I was about to murder my baby. I felt sick to my stomach. I didn’t know what to do. I lost my appetite and was sleep deprived. I prayed day and night for God to help me. I finally came to my breaking point. I couldn’t keep my pregnancy a secret anymore. I had to tell my closest friend. When she learned of the scheduled abortion appointment, she panicked. She spoke wise words to me that day. She said it’s not fair that your baby dies for you to have your freedom. I knew she was right. She then urged me to tell my sister which I did. My sister cried with me and was my rock. Her search for help led me to Central Texas Life Care. This is where I found hope. I talked with my peer counselor Patricia. She was the most amazing and kindest person I had ever met. She was who I needed to express my situation, feelings, and options with. I left feeling certain I would parent my baby.

When I told the father of my baby that I was parenting, he became irate and went crazy. I endured the pregnancy without him. I felt depressed at times and I would find myself praying for a happy ending. All of the ladies at CTLC are sweet, they gathered around me throughout my pregnancy.

God honestly works in mysterious ways, because when I held my daughter for the first time, I felt free. I wasn’t alone anymore. Her father was present at her birth and fell in love with her. We are not together now but our daughter Isabella is our priority. She is the happiest princess in the world. God heard my cry and sent me Central Texas Life Care. Then He blessed me with Isabella’s life for being brave to choose life for her. It is the best reward in the world. Last month, I accepted Jesus Christ in my heart at Central Texas LifeCare. I can see now how God arranged my life story to meet Him. He had heard all my heartfelt prayers and answered them all along the way of my journey. Because of Him, I finally have my happy ending.

CTLC provides 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.

With the plans to expand our ministry and build a new facility, We would ask you to prayerfully consider the important work that is being done and what part you could play in meeting our financial needs.   If you would like to donate today and help with our mission please visit our new website at www.txlifecare.org.

 

 

Our New Bundles of Joy

Central Texas LifeCare wants to welcome our newest babies!

The staff and volunteers have the opportunity to walk side by side with our clients to educate and equip them to make life-affirming choices. It is such a privilege to support these women through difficult times and see how strong they become throughout their pregnancy. CTLC is one of the main resources for mothers who are in need of guidance and support for their unplanned pregnancies.  This week CTLC would like to introduce three gorgeous little girls who bring much light and joy to our center and their families.   All three mothers attend our Material Assistance Program (MAP) to help them learn how to care and provide for their babies. So, it is with great joy to celebrate each life and see the love the mothers have for their babies.

We are thankful for our donors who commit to prayerfully and financially support this life saving ministry so, CTLC can continue to provide Genuine Care, True Help and Real Hope.  This would not be possible without your love and devotion to this program. 

 

 

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Psalm 139:13-16

13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.  14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.  15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. 16 Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.

A Passion to Serve

Mason Murphy, a new board member shares his story:

I was born at a birth weight of one pound ten ounces and dropped to one pound six ounces overnight.  Born four months premature at the twenty-sixth week, the doctors told my parents that I would not make the night.  I did make the night!  I was diagnosed with Retinopathy of Prematurity (RLP).  RLP is caused due to oxygen damage to the eyes.  I was blind in my left eye and had limited sight in my right eye.  I was able to see shapes and colors.

Throughout my life I would go through multiple eye surgeries.  I would have my blind eye removed as a teenager and I was given a prosthetic eye.  I would have glaucoma eye surgeries in my right eye throughout my twenties and thirties to maintain my eye sight.

I became a Christian at the age of eight.  I was at a church cookout for boys my age and after the pastor was done with the sermon he asked if anyone wanted to accept Christ to please stand up.  I stood up and I will never forget that moment for the rest of my life.  This warm cool peaceful feeling came over my entire body and I knew at that moment that everything in life was going to be okay.  Growing in my faith throughout my life was very easy.  Because of my visual impairment, I had a constant conversation with God every day.  I relied on him to get me through the challenges of the day and reflected with him on the management of those challenges in the evening.  I knew that being visually impaired was God’s perfect design for my life.  I have always said that if I were offered the ability to see that I would not take it because I have already gotten to live an amazing life just as I am.

I currently work as a career counselor in Career Services at Texas State University and I am a member of Promiseland San Marcos church.

I support Central Texas LifeCare, CTLC because this organization is different from any other pro-life nonprofit that I have ever experienced.  The staff and volunteers quietly and humbly are doing God’s work and simply taking care of the women in the community.  I have a heart for this ministry because I am a living example of the pro-life movement.  I know that CTLC is saving babies and reaching families just like my family.

M Murphy
Mason Murphy