Terri was trembling when she told me her story, frightened and desperate to find a safe place to have her baby. Raised in chaos, Terri was sent as a child to live with her grandma. As a teen, she was brutally raped by a family friend. When she realized she was pregnant, her grandmother insisted she have an abortion. But Terri said no. This pregnancy was a tragedy – but in her heart, she knew this baby was a person.
Incredibly, her grandmother kicked her out. She was abandoned, homeless on the streets, bounced from shelter to shelter. Eventually she got involved with a man who would use and abuse her in unspeakable ways.
Terri got away, but she was alone and terrified. Still, God was watching out for her and her baby. Our Lord led her to Good Counsel – and Good Counsel never turns away a pregnant woman. Here, she found a home.
It is for the sake of mothers and babies in crisis that I reach out to you.
Unfortunately, every year as summer approaches, giving from our friends drops off – threatening our ability to care for moms and babies in dire straits. I need to depend on the faithfulness of those who still remember the work of Good Counsel during the summer months.
Your generosity has always been tremendous. So today let me ask you to pray with me that the urgent need of this summer season will be met. I am grateful to God that I have the privilege of counting on you as a prayer partner in the vitally important work to which our Lord has called you and me together. I will whisper a silent prayer asking Jesus’s mother to intercede for every mother in need right now. Together, I know Jesus will not let us down. As Colossians 1:13-14 says: “He delivered us from the power of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son.”
Thanks to you, Good Counsel is a home. This is a place where babies are welcomed, loved, and cherished. You and I know that every person conceived is in the likeness of God. Soon, there will be another life to save.
You can make your donation today in any one of these ways:
ONLINE at www.goodcounselhomes.org. Click on “donate” to make your secure, tax-deductible donation or to send an e-check. Because this method significantly reduces handling costs, more of your gift will go directly to help provide a safe haven for mothers and children who need you.
CALL our office at 201-795- 0637 to make your special credit card contribution or monthly credit card pledge.
MAIL your check, made payable to Good Counsel, Inc., PO Box 6068, Hoboken NJ 07030
Thank you! Your gift is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Good Counsel President