When we received Sharon’s story, we were overwhelmed with joy. Stories like Sharon’s (below) are only possible with your continued support.
In May of 2020, I received a message from a family member that my daughter was 12 weeks pregnant. My husband and I have always taught our children that babies are a gift from God and have life from the moment of conception. I was in shock to find out she was pregnant, let alone receiving the following message: my daughter was planning to have an abortion.
I immediately reached out to a few close friends, family members and our church staff for fervent prayer to save this baby. An abortion appointment had been scheduled around 18 weeks. Up until her appointment, my daughter went to Morning Star at least three times and had the opportunity to sit with Morning Star’s counselors and talk through her feelings and her options. Through the power of prayer and invaluable counseling, God graciously saved my grandbaby. My daughter cancelled her abortion appointment and instead chose a family from our church to adopt her baby.
Our family has been involved with and supported Morning Star over the years in numerous ways, including regularly participating in Morning Star’s Shooting Star 5K Run and Walk for Life. This year I was so happy to walk in honor of the baby in our family that was saved thanks to Morning Star.
Thank you, Morning Star, for all you have done and continue to do for our family. We never thought that your organization would play this important of a role in our lives. May God continue to bless your organization,
Sharon’s story is one of 260 lives we celebrate during this year’s pandemic.
While businesses and churches were shut down due to COVID-19, abortion clinics in Pennsylvania remained open. In response, Morning Star took swift action to consolidate our staff in Harrisburg to provide vital, life-saving services to vulnerable women. Morning Star was able to provide and support Sharon’s daughter with three medical services appointments, which included essential ultrasounds and counseling. Had Morning Star closed like many pregnancy centers, Sharon’s daughter and her child would have been in grave danger.
Women, like Sharon’s daughter, were also close to our hearts when we chose our new location in the city of Harrisburg. Sharon’s story conveys the importance of providing compassionate, nonjudgemental, and confidential counseling. It is such a blessing that our new building allows us to counsel 700 additional women each year. And, like Sharon’s daughter, many of our mothers need more than one ultrasound appointment before making their life-saving decision. Morning Star’s new clinic building provides double the ultrasound examination rooms, allowing us to increase ultrasounds by 1,000 each year. The significance of this number is astounding since we know an ultrasound is a window into the womb, allowing a mother to see her child for the first time; and to continue to see her baby grow with each ultrasound she receives.
On November 16 our new Harrisburg office opened its doors expanding our reach in the community! This will allow us to save even more hearts and lives, like Sharon’s daughter and grandbaby.
Sharon’s grandbaby was not planned or expected, but will forever change the lives of Sharon’s family and the grateful adoptive parents. What an awesome gift Life is.
On a typical day Morning Star clinics provide pregnancy testing, ultrasound exams, abortion education and options counseling, STD testing and treatment, material assistance like diapers, formula and clothing, and community referrals. We do all this at an average daily cost of $1,307.
By sponsoring a day of Morning Star operations with a donation of $1,307, you can give the Gift of Life this holiday season. Every woman who walks through our doors will receive life-affirming and empowering services that day, through your generosity.
Or perhaps you can support a young woman like Sharon’s daughter, who needs three ultrasounds before she makes a life-giving choice. For $489.90, you can provide these essential services and give the Gift of Life to a precious baby.
For $163.30, you can provide a young woman who is considering abortion with a single medical services appointment. This visit includes pregnancy testing, confidential options counseling,
and a life-altering ultrasound exam.
Looking back over the trials of 2020, we’ve grown in our appreciation of the precious Gift of Life. We now celebrate the birth of Jesus. And we also celebrate the lives of babies and their mothers who chose Life thanks to YOUR support of this ministry. We could not have made it through this challenging year without your help and God’s grace.
Thank you for all YOU do for Life – it is the greatest gift Morning Star could receive!
*Names have been changed for confidentiality