From Nancie’s Desk
The last few months have been brim full! As you will read below, the 2018 Walk for Life/5K Run was an amazing success as God showed us extreme favor in providing just the right committed Walkers and generous Sponsors.
Meantime, our staff has been busy acclimating to our new electronic medical records (EMR). We are paperless more and more as the weeks go by. Of course, the goal is to be completely paperless. However, that is a pretty big elephant to chew…even piece by piece! It has taken many hours of customization, training, implementation and then repeat that several times as we work out the kinks!
As we have transitioned to EMR, a strange thing happened!
In February, March and April we clearly became aware that our new patient numbers were dropping. Don’t get me wrong, we all are grateful for even one life saved, but with such incredible services to offer that allow women to be truly informed about all their pregnancy options, we were scratching our heads.
In May, we upped our investment in Google AdWords which we know in the past has had a direct (or so we thought) effect on our numbers. What do you know? Our new patient numbers spiked again! Just about the time we were finished celebrating the wonders of social media, I found out that our marketing person had not yet begun the Google AdWords campaign!
So, once again, it all comes down to our Sovereign God. His plan is always perfect even when we raise our eyebrows after thoughtful (and prayerful) considerations. Who would have thought that the low numbers in February, March and April were God’s gift to us while we were climbing the mountain tops of EMR land? Trust me, it is a whole lot easier to determine a problem with metrics when you are dealing with a smaller number of patient files than with a bigger number. We are turning the corner in our EMR expertise, and what do you know, God has returned our patient numbers. He is so faithful!
We remain ever so grateful for your partnership with TCLC as we attempt, by God’s grace, to erase the need for abortion in Lake and Mendocino Counties.
Serving Him with you,
Patient Stats: January 1, 2018 – June 14, 2018
Phone Calls: 108
Total Patients Arrived: 70
Actually Pregnant: 58
Abortion Vulnerable/Minded: 53
Confirmed Abortions: 1
Accepted the Lord: 4
Awaiting Final Decision from SCOTUS
As most of you reading this newsletter know, pregnancy medical clinics around the nation have been eagerly awaiting the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States on behalf of NIFLA v. Becerra. The current term of the high Court ends on June 29 and the decision will be handed down on or before that date.
At a recent gathering in Virginia Beach celebrating NIFLA’s 25 years of pro-life work and ministry, Michael Farris, President of the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), our attorneys in the appellate case, spoke to those in attendance. He shared highlights from the argument he presented before the Supreme Court. He also shared his optimism that we are going to receive a very good decision.
We are once again asking our supporters to join a national prayer vigil for the Court during this time of their deliberation. We have selected Tuesday, June 26th, as the day TCLC and all its wonderful supporters will stand in prayer for the Supreme Court’s decision. We will break the day into 15-minute intervals and hope that you will call into TCLC before June 26th to advise us of the 15 minutes you would like to commit to pray. Please call Lesa at TCLC by Monday, June 25th to inform us of the time you select.
“The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.” James 5:16
When We Receive the Decision
Shortly after the decision is issued, NIFLA will hold a national webcast to review the decision and its implications for the future of the pregnancy center network. They will hold the webcast 48 hours after the decision is released. To sign up for this breaking news webcast and hear more details as they become available, please go to nifladecision.com and request to be notified of the webcast.
2018 Walk for Life/5K Run Update
I will give thanks to You for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are Your works.”
One hundred ten Sponsored Walkers joined their friends and families on Saturday, May 5th, in four locations around Lake and Mendocino Counties. Their participation represented their fervent respect for the sanctity of human life. The funds raised allow TCLC, through God’s grace, to serve women in both counties who are facing an unplanned pregnancy.
This year we exceeded our goal thanks to the generous 733 sponsors from near and far! TCLCr raised $37,905 which is the most money raised at a Walk for the 14 years of the Walk’s existence!!! The Board, staff and volunteers have been thanking God for His favor and faithfulness. TCLC does not receive any outside funding (government or grants) but rather solely exists based on the generosity of people like you. Thank you so much to those who participated!
Winners of the 5K Run:
Sally Fistler and Gary Wilcox (tied)
Church with the Most Sponsored Walkers:
First Assembly of God
Clearlake 7 Sponsored Walkers
Potter Valley Bible Church 11 Sponsored Walkers
Walker with the Most Sponsors:
Joan Edmunds 16 Sponsors
Julie Dobbs 104 Sponsors
2018 Fall Fundraising Banquets
Save the Dates!!
Mendocino County, Thursday, October 11th
Lake County, Friday, October 12th
You won’t want to miss this!
Invite friends now!
More information to follow.