Message from the Director
Pray for Our Nation and the Crucial Election
With the very fast approaching November 3rd election, we are all reminded of this most important and crucial election for our Beloved Country. Truly we are facing an unprecedented time– with the global coronavirus pandemic; racial tension and all the unrest, violent protests, looting and rioting in our cities; and a moral crisis of immorality, homosexuality, same sex marriages, abortion (over 61 million babies have been killed since 1973), divorce, gambling and illegal drug usage-all at epidemic levels.
I truly believe that our turning away from God and His Biblical values and Divine principles are the real causes of many of our nation’s problems. In America we have truly become “lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God.” II Timothy 3:4. We Americans are sadly reaping what we have sown for far too many years!
For the remainder of my article, I will share Dr. James Dobson’s list of seven critical issues to truly consider when voting.
“The Next generation- What is being taught in our nation’s classrooms- a radical curriculum that is godless, anti-American, and sexually perverse.
The Sanctity of Human Life- all life is sacred and is a gift from Almighty God. May we not cast a single vote for any politician who supports such wickedness.
Marriage and Family- The family is God’s original building block for society… the foundation for every dimensions of human life. Before you vote, find out what position the candidates have taken on marriage and family.
Religious Liberty- The first item listed in the Bill of Rights addresses the issue of religious liberty… this right to worship and honor God as we choose is under attack today. Let this passion influence how you cast your ballot in November.
Capitalism vs. Socialism- that our nation appears to be thinking about trading our democratic way of life for the tyranny of socialism. Democracy and capitalism have made America the most powerful and successful nation in the history of the world. Vote accordingly…
The Judicial System—Given recent rulings, we know that judicial overreach has almost ruined this great nation. Justice and judges are constitutionally charged to interpret the law, not make laws. Please don’t vote for politicians who will expand, rather than limit, the power of the judiciary.
The Nation of Israel- Scripture tells that those who bless Israel will be blessed. (Genesis 12:3) Our prayer is that the next Chief Executive Officer of the United States will continue to promote and cultivate a vibrant band of friendship with the nation of Israel.”
Again, what great words of Wisdom by Dr. James Dobson.
Truly these are most critical issues to ponder before we all vote… May we all be prayer warriors before God’s throne of grace and mercy for our Beloved America. Thanks indeed for all your faithful and wonderful support of our Galesburg Rescue Mission and Women’s Shelter and Women’s Pregnancy Center ministries for God’s Honor and Glory!
By God’s Grace,
Dave Scholl, Mission Director
P.S. May you and your beloved family have a most blessed Thanksgiving Season!
From the Women's Pregnancy Director's Desk
WPC – NEWSLETTER ARTICLE – NOVEMBER 2020
Some women are unsure of what they want to do when they learn they are pregnant with their first, second, or even their fourth child. Their initial thoughts may be to have an abortion. They are scared, emotional, and uncertain of their feelings. When that woman becomes our client we have the resources to provide them with the knowledge of abortion, the different types of abortions, and how it can affect their own body. How many times as adults have we made decisions and not thought through the consequences of those decisions in our near or far future?
As I focused on numbers regarding abortion, I learned that 61,628,584 million abortions had been performed since 1973 according to the National Right to Life Educational Foundation. I decided to take a look at the US Census Bureau and found that in 2019 the US population was 330,409,887 million people. Then looking at the population of each U.S. State I came to realize that with the number of abortions reported; that’s equivalent to California (39,512,223m), Florida (21,477,737m), and Vermont (623,989). What comes to your mind after learning this information? What if we weren’t multiplying? God said in Genesis 9:7, “And you, be fruitful and multiply, increase greatly on the earth and multiply in it.” At the center, we must focus on each individual, not the numbers. If one lady changes her mind and gives birth to her baby then that is one more life saved and one more soul to lead to Christ.
When visiting with our clients, we are here to listen. It is not for us to tell them what they should do but aim to ask the right questions, show them love, and provide them all the resources we have so they can make a well-informed decision. We need to be non-judgmental and come alongside them. We share Christ with those who don’t know Jesus and we support and share scripture to those who do know Him.
God has always shown much love and continues to do so and so must we.
God bless and thank you!
Darlene McGarry, WPC Director
PS We have an urgent need! For some time, we have been using Homes of Honor to teach our ladies about parenting. This is a two-DVD set with over four hours of invaluable teaching by Dr. Gary Smalley. Unfortunately, our set has been damaged and it is no longer being produced. Perhaps you have a copy in your library, or maybe your church has an extra copy that they could donate to the center. If you can help, please let us know. We would appreciate it greatly.
Very Important Notice
Because we switched our phone service from Century Link to Comcast in 2018 in order to be better stewards of God's resources, we discovered that we are no longer listed in the 2019 Century Link phone book or the 2019-2020 Yellowbook. The Galesburg Rescue Mission & Women's Shelter, located at 435 East Third Street, Galesburg, Illinois, continues to have our (309) 343-4151 phone number! Our Women's Pregnancy Center's phone number is (309) 343-4739 and is located at 1252 East Fremont Street in Galesburg. Please add these phone numbers to your phone book or other phone lists and share our phone number with others....
Thanks for your great help in this matter.