“In our world today, simple acts of kindness and compassion shine like lights piercing through the darkness.” – Dave Willis
Positive news stories in the media are hard to come by, yet Life Leadership Members are consistently changing this paradigm by identifying needs and making a difference in society through the Life on Life Initiative. Check out this Life on Life story that took place in Ohio, written by Life Leadership Member, Angie Adams:
On Saturday, February 20, 2016, a group of Life Leadership Members from the Ohio area participated in a Life on Life Initiative that would bless the lives of pregnant women who are in need. We decided to have a baby shower for Richland Pregnancy Services in Mansfield, Ohio and then present the gifts to the Executive Director of the organization.
Richland Pregnancy Services (RPS) is a private organization committed to meeting the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of young women and men who seek assistance when dealing with an unplanned pregnancy. Their mission is to protect the unborn child and provide spiritual guidance in a Christ-centered environment.
The ministry’s Executive Director, Pam Crank, shared with our group about their history, mission and the types of services they provide. Pam also shared a video of the moving testimony of a young couple that was positively impacted by RPS six years ago. A few tears were shed while we witnessed the transformation of this couple as a result of the help they received from RPS. The couple is now happily married with three children and they appear to be a thriving family. It was very sobering to realize how different their lives could have turned out had they not received the help six years ago.
After learning more about the ministry and opening up all of the gifts, our group went over to the Richland Pregnancy Services “boutique” where the staff would sort, organize and eventually give the items to mothers or couples in need.
At the conclusion of the Life on Life Initiative, participants were asked to express what they loved most about the event. Here are some of the comments from Life Leadership Members who participated:
…”I loved the opportunity to give back to those in need who share our values and the possibility that our gifts may help a young family.”
…”I loved being able to help someone in need or someone who may not have known where to turn until they came to RPS.”
…”I loved the heart of the organization and the love that they share and model to their clients.”
…”I am very touched and blessed to hear about all the services offered by RPS. I am especially thrilled to hear that they can tell of God’s love since they don’t accept government funding. Also the hope that is offered by RPS is so very important to someone in their time of need.” Many of us that participated in this event had no idea that this type of positive service is available and we now can pay it forward to those in need. Pam Crank is living out her purpose that God has led her to and a quote from Pam during her presentation will stay in my heart forever… ‘Who is God going to send me today?'”
Thank you to all of the Life Leadership Members who participated in this Life on Life Initiative from the Rock of Kaizen organization, under the leadership of Terry and Ann Franks! Your donations will make a big difference for the families who are in need of Richland Pregnancy Services.