Shoebox Story: Firm Foundation

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Moving day finally came and wonderful men with pick-up trucks transferred all of our boxes and files from the Executive Director’s garage to our 800 square foot office on Davie Road. We managed to pack a lot into that tiny space! We had a waiting room, an office, two counseling rooms, a supply closet, and a wide hallway where volunteers could work at a makeshift desk – and the busiest room in the building, a bathroom! Before the carpet was laid, the board, our staff of one, …

Shoebox Story: Sandra

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Sandra was one of our first clients. She was a student at a state university, and she was also a thoroughly liberated young woman. She wanted to be responsible about her sexual activity, so she visited the health clinic at school to find out about birth control. The medical school associated with her university was recommending a new birth control to their students that was (and still is) advertised to be 99% – 99.5% effective at preventing pregnancy. The trade name of the drug was Norplant®, and it was …

Shoebox Story: Holy Ground

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If you’re following the Shoebox Stories, this is number three in the series. The photo that evoked these memories is of Dottie Wobb, our founding Executive Director, taking a phone call from our first client, before the buildout of that first little center in Davie was even completed! God showed us clearly that there was a need as the news about a place to help women quickly spread throughout the county. In 1990, Broward County reported over 8,000 abortions – and that number would grow rapidly …

Shoebox Story: The Landlord vs. the Lord

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This is the second in a series of stories about amazing things that happened in the early days of the pregnancy care center ministry here in Broward County. If you missed Shoebox Story: Dottie, be sure to go back and read it and get the backstory about the shoebox of old photographs! Today I want to tell you about the adventure of finding the location where the Lord wanted us to open that first center in Davie. We knew we wanted to be near the Broward …

Are You A World Changer?

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Can you imagine doing something that changes the world? Many years ago I was asked to serve on a committee to help start a pregnancy resource center in Broward County. Even though I was in church almost every Sunday, I hadn’t really though too much about the issue of abortion. I was married, I wanted to have children – so I couldn’t see that I would ever consider having abortion. But twenty years ago I didn’t really have any strong feelings one way or another about …