2019 Spring Newsletter

Nancie PictureIt has been a very exciting few months! We praise God for the women who He has brought to TCLC and the opportunity to provide them with all the information they need in order to make a decision that can be Life-changing.

Great news regarding the mobile medical clinic! If you remember, we were in negotiations with the insurance company. They thought that we just needed a new roof as a consequence of the wind/rain storm of January 16th. The insurance company believed they weren’t responsible for the coverage of the rest of the mobile. But, our God went before us and has shown us favor. The insurance company is now considering the mobile medical clinic a total loss and will be settling with us in the near future. During the five plus years the mobile was in Lake County, many women were served, many lives were saved, and many women heard the Gospel. We thank God for His provision over those years and for what His plans are for the future of TCLC in Lake County.

Speaking of that! I have been touring several potential sites for our brick and mortar in Lake County. Though we haven’t yet found THE one, we know that it is out there somewhere!! It would be great to move into an office that used to be a medical clinic so that we would be that many steps ahead in prepping the property for our pregnancy medical clinic. If you know of a potential property, please call me or email me at nancieh@thecenterukiah.com. We are open to investigate any potential site in Clearlake or Lakeport. Hope to hear from you soon.

I am sure you have noticed that Life is in the headlines of most newspapers, news radio shows and the internet these days. It is hard to turn to a news channel that doesn’t have a report on the newest state to introduce legislation to support life as well as states who are introducing legislation to uphold the law with regard to termination of life. Our Center Board and staff need your prayers. As we boldly present the information a young woman needs for one of the most serious decisions she will make in her life, we need to be filled with God’s grace and compassion. Please pray that more and more women will come to TCLC for their pregnancy testing and ultrasound exams rather than bolting to an abortion provider without taking the time to process their situation in a supportive and caring atmosphere.

We thank God for your partnership.

Serving Him with you for Life,
Nancie Hansen, Executive Director

“…be steadfast, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.” 1 Corinthians 15:58


New Patient Stats 1/1 to 5/31

Online Requests: 16
Phone Calls: 40
Walk-ins: 22
Scheduled: 78
Total Patients Arrived: 58
Actually Pregnant: 44
Abortion Vulnerable/Minded: 40
Confirmed Abortions: 1
Received the Lord: 5


A Life-Changing Partnership

We have just completed the first of our two Baby Bottle Fundraisers (see report below). You can review the report on our recent Walk for Life which was held in three different locations in two different counties on two different days!!! You will also note that we are asking you to SAVE THE DATE for our upcoming Fall Banquets. It is a fact that as one fundraiser finishes, the Board, staff and I begin to prepare for the next one. That is because TCLC has always been financially supported by private dollars (either individuals or churches). We have never received support from the government by way of grants or reimbursements. In addition to these three fundraisers, we rely on the commitment and generosity of 144 families and 12 churches who give monthly. These avenues of revenue are how we fund all the services we provide.

If you are reading this, you have partnered with TCLC at some time during one of the above-named fundraisers, possibly as recent as our Walk for Life. If you have never considered being a monthly donor, the Board would greatly appreciate you considering it now. Our monthly donors, though they change from year to year, supply the Board with the regular funds from which we build our budget for the year. Becoming a monthly donor is a wonderful way to join the war on Life. Partnering with TCLC with a consistent monthly donation provides the Board a more dependable way to fund their vision.

The Board’s vision to expand to Lake County in 2019 to a brick and mortar site needs the financial support of the body of Christ in Lake and Mendocino County. Please prayerfully consider joining many families and churches who are presently standing in the gap for the unborn, sharing their God-given treasures to support TCLC’s mission…..to erase the need for abortion in Lake and Mendocino counties through effectively serving pregnant, at-risk women by transforming their fear into confidence. Call our office today (463-0220) to set up an electronic monthly gift or begin to mail in your check at your convenience. Truly, no amount is too small (or too big)!!

Baby Bottle Fundraiser Update

Thirty-eight churches in Lake and Mendocino counties participated in our January to February Baby Bottle Fundraiser. We thank God for the $26,368 we have received. Thirteen churches are currently participating in the Mother’s Day to Father’s Day Baby Bottle Fundraiser. Churches in Lake County who need to return their bottles to TCLC after Father’s Day, please contact First Assembly of God in Clearlake 994-3122 or Clear Lake Baptist Church in Lakeport 263-3256, whichever one is closer to you. These churches have volunteered to hold your bottles until someone from the Center is able to get them. Thank you, again, to all of the churches for their partnership in TCLC’s mission. We couldn’t do it without you!

2019 Walk for Life

Thank you to those of you who came out to celebrate the gift of LIFE with us on April 27th in Ukiah and Clearlake and May 4th in Lakeport. We had 105 Sponsored Walkers registered for the event! The Lord was gracious allowing the sun to shine on all who walked and ran. After the walkers, runners and hikers returned from “the trail,” they enjoyed a marvelous Taco Bar, snow cones and fellowship. Some sites even had special music!! Prizes were awarded to the runners who participated in Ukiah and Lakeport. Check out pictures from each of the events on our donor website: tclcdonors.com.

Ukiah:
First Place: Jason Livingston
Second Place: Elias Obenyah
Third Place: Jacob Livingston

Lakeport:
First Place: Jenny Wilcox
Second Place: Gary Wilcox
Third Place: Pastor Moses Zapata

Now that the tallies have been made, we are glad to announce additional Awards:

Ukiah
Walker with the Most Sponsors: Julie Dobbs had 60 sponsors.
Church with the Most Sponsored Walkers: Potter Valley Bible Church had 11 Sponsored Walkers.

Clearlake
Walker with the Most Sponsors: Kevin Thompson had 13 sponsors.
Church with the Most Sponsored Walkers: Middletown Bible Church had 9 Sponsored Walkers

Lakeport
Walker with the Most Sponsors: Jenny Wilcox had 13 sponsors!
Church with the Most Sponsored Walkers: New Hope Bible Fellowship had 32 Sponsored Walkers!

Participants in the 2019 Walk for Life/5K Run raised almost $32,000 with the help of 465 generous sponsors. There is only $475 remaining to be received from sponsors who wanted to be billed. We are so grateful!


SAVE THE DATE!!

2019 Annual Fall Fundraising Banquet

Thursday, Oct. 3, Grace Church, Kelseyville
Friday, Oct. 4, Redwood Valley Community Church

Please note that the Banquet in Lake County is on Thursday, and the Banquet in Mendocino County is on Friday. That’s not the only thing that is different. This year we are changing it up! Stay tuned for more information!!


Local Legislation and a Call to Action

First, in our own backyard: The Sacramento Bee reported on May 31st, Governor Newsom’s proclamation: “California will continue to uphold women’s equality and liberty by protecting their reproductive freedom, educating Californians about their rights to reproductive freedom, welcoming women to California to fully exercise their reproductive rights, and acting as a model for other states that want to ensure full reproductive freedom for women.” Pray for Governor Newsom. Pray that God opens his eyes and his heart.

Senate Bill 24 (SB 24) if passed, will require all California State College campuses as well as University of California campuses to distribute the Chemical Abortion Pill, ending a baby’s life up to ten weeks of pregnancy. SB 24 passed the State Senate. Recently, the Assembly Health Committee voted 10-4 to pass this bill on to the Committee on Higher Education. It is scheduled to be voted on in that committee on June 25th. Please pray for the members of this committee. The Health Committee includes Jim Wood, Assemblyman from District 2 (Mendocino County) and Assemblywoman Cecilia M. Aguilar-Curry from District 4 (Lake County). Sadly, both of them voted “aye.”

Please pray for our local, state and national leaders. Pray that one day, hopefully soon, they, like Nebuchadnezzar, will raise their eyes to heaven and reason will return to them, and they will bless the Most High, praising and honoring Him who lives forever. Daniel 4:34

“The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.”
James 5:16