Please join us as we praise our God for all of His many blessings. TCLC Board, staff and I would like to extend our warmest and sincere thanks to all of you for your incredibly loyal and generous support of TCLC. It isn’t just at this time of year that we remember to give thanks to Him for you. We pray often for you and thank God for your partnership.
In October, over 250 guests participated in our Annual Fall Fundraisers held at Redwood Valley Community Church and Grace Church in Kelseyville. We shared a very tasty dinner thanks to our friends from Hartstone Bible Camp, precious fellowship with our tablemates and worshipped our Abba Father in song. Then Pastor Manny Pereira took us to the word of God, and by God’s grace, we were encouraged to Press On in our mission to minister to women who are facing unplanned pregnancies.
Pastor Manny reminded us that we exist to glorify God. He urged those present (and I urge those reading this newsletter) to “be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.” 1 Corinthians 15:58 Pastor Manny proposed that we see the sanctify of human life through God’s perspective instead of just our feelings and man-centered reasoning. Those listening with their hearts were overwhelmed by his call to action “to decry the current and accelerating crisis of the culture’s low view of life.” He took us on a journey that examined, through the lens of Scripture, the God-centered and Christ-exalting worldview.
We are so thankful for the generosity of those in attendance who blessed us with a total of $102,400 in one-time gifts and pledges. “For you, O Lord, have made me glad by what You have done, I will sing for joy at the works of Your hands.” Psalm 92:4.
Wishing you and yours a blessed Thanksgiving,
Want to Hear the Whole Message?
If you were not able to come to the Annual Fall Fundraisers this year and would like to listen to Pastor Manny’s message, you can access it on our donor website: tclcdonors.com/message. Call TCLC and we will give you the password!
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
LISA PIERCE—Vice-Chairperson and Treasurer
CATHY HOYT– Secretary
NANCIE HANSEN—Member, Executive Director
NEW Patient Stats
Online Requests: 27
Phone Calls: 107
Abortions Confirmed: 3
Received Christ: 7
On Friday, October 26th, US District Judge John Houston, issued a permanent injunction against the California government on grounds that its Reproductive FACT Act was deemed unconstitutional. Again, we thank the Lord for His favor.
However, we need to keep other centers around the nation in our prayers. New York State’s Governor signed a statement committing to pass abortion expansion legislation within the first 30 days of the next legislative session in January. The bill elevates abortion to a civil right. This directly attacks an ethical medical professional’s ability to practice medicine without violating his conscience by coercing him to participate in the abortion process. Not doing so could be interpreted as a civil rights violation. Please pray for pregnancy medical clinics like ours in New York.
Strategic Goals for 2019
The Board has proposed many goals for TCLC and its operations at its recent Strategic Planning meeting. We are in the process of creating a steering committee for Lake County which would help us investigate the feasibility of a brick and mortar clinic in Clearlake. We know the need is great. We feel that a permanent presence in the community would attract more patients facing unplanned pregnancies.
The Board would like to expand our STD testing and treatment. STD’s continue to increase at alarming rates.
The Board is committed to bringing a medically accurate interactive presentation to Lake and Mendocino County middle and high school students dedicated to educating teens to make the healthiest choice for their future. The curriculum authors state their simple goal: “Empowering this generation to set high standards and avoid risky behaviors, thereby avoiding the significant physical, psychological, social and financial consequences of at-risk activity.”
These are just a few of the goals we have set for 2019!!
2019 Baby Bottle Fundraiser
During the month of January, over 40 churches in Lake and Mendocino counties will be distributing Baby Bottles to their congregants. We ask that you place your Baby Bottle in an obvious spot in your home so that you remember to place your daily “change” into the bottle as well as pique the curiosity of neighbors and friends who visit your home. “What’s that Baby Bottle doing sitting on your counter?” This is your opportunity to share all about TCLC, its mission and why their support would be so welcome.
Bottles will be distributed beginning on Sunday, January 6th, and collected on Sunday, February 10th.
End of Year Giving
Just a reminder for those of you wishing to make a special donation before the end of the year………it must be postmarked or received by us at TCLC by December 31 or earlier in order to qualify for a 2018 tax-deduction.
“I… do not cease giving thanks for you, while making mention of you in my prayers.”