Greta Henry is the director of Living Alternatives Pregnancy Resource Center in Champaign, Illinois. She’s also their director of adoptions and oversees their residential program for women called Merci’s Refuge.
Last year, she asked me to come and speak at Living Alternatives to almost 1,000 workers and supporters. I was happy for the opportunity to share my heart with people who are so dedicated to standing for life.
That night, the audience, including me, also got to hear from Greta and from a young woman named Rain Pierce, who graduated from Merci’s Refuge. Both women shared gripping stories of God’s redemption through abuse and violence as well as inspiring accounts of babies being saved. Their stories are a powerful glimpse of how God is working through these pregnancy centers across the country.
I was so moved and inspired by their stories I wanted you to hear them as well. Greta and Rain are guests on our Focus on the Family Broadcast “Reaching Women in Crisis.” Tune in on your local radio station, online, on Apple Podcasts, via Google Podcasts, or take us with you on our free phone app.
Pregnancy resource centers are doing fantastic work in the name of the Lord to save babies and to minister to their mothers. Focus supports them through our Option Ultrasound program, which provides grants for sonogram training and technology. To date, more than 800 ultrasound machines have been placed around the country, and more than 425,000 babies have been saved.
We’re working hard to raise that number to one million babies saved sometime in the near future. This is core to what we do here at Focus on the Family, and it’s a core component of the Christian faith to be a voice for the voiceless. It’s not always popular, but it’s the right thing to do.
With that in mind, I’d like to extend an invitation for you to become a special partner with us through our monthly “Friends of Focus on the Family” program. What’s amazing is that it only takes $60 to save a baby’s life because we’re able to partner with organizations like Greta’s by providing ultrasound machines and additional resources.
If you haven’t supported Focus before, why not support us now with a pledge that will save a baby’s life? It’s one of the best investments you can make in the kingdom of God. To make your pledge, or for more information, visit our website or call 1-800-A-FAMILY (232-6459).
Thank you for touching others with the love of Christ.