The guys of Ambush wanted to do something during the Christmas season that would benefit our community for some time. Paper Jam suggested Jelly of the Month Club. That seemed great but we did that last year. Liability had told us about a new pregnancy center that LICS has started. This seemed like something that fit the bill. This seemed like a way to give and to make a difference in the lives of others for years to come.
The center is called LaVie. They just opened up on Calks Ferry Rd., in the old parsonage of St. Matthews Lutheran Church. I have heard bits and pieces about this new outreach but I really got excited about their ministry when I talked to Linda, the executive director. She told me about their plans and vision to build their male ministry program and why it is so important. She talked about the importance of men leading men. Her comments confirmed that this is what we need to help with during this season. Guys, lets step in the gap and help them make this happen. There are a number of ways to do that. Give, build, or mentor.
We will be taking up money to support and build the Male Ministry Program. They are wanting to turn an old car port into a “Man Cave” and use that space to mentor and minister to men who are in a difficult situation. We plan to give a donation the Friday before Christmas. See the bottom of this blast for all options on giving or go here: https://paypal.me/f3paperjam
Also, they are looking for volunteers to help mentor men. Let me know if that is something you are interested in.
Below are some excerpts from an email she sent me that tell it better than I can:
Thank you so much for your willingness to rally the F3 guys to partner with the incredible life-saving ministry of LaVie! As we discussed, the Male Mentoring area would very likely line up with the mission of F3. Here are some of the statistics you requested:
Research has shown that women are 90% more likely to choose life for their unborn child if they have support from the father of the baby. Knowing that he is on board with this life changing experience gives her a sense of security in a what she is considering a life crisis!
Since the passage of Roe v. Wade in 1973, just under 60 million of our most vulnerable have been lost to abortion. Compare that number to all of the lives lost in US wars beginning with the Revolutionary War and ending with the War on Terror – 1,462,700 lives!
Given all of this, we know that having a male mentoring program is crucial to what we do at LaVie. In this program, the guys who come here can meet one on one with one of our male mentors. They can talk man to man and learn more about parenting, adoption and the short and long term physical, emotional and spiritual effects of abortion. The goal is to “mentor”, which means, doing life together – guiding our male clients to the Perfect Father, helping them to be the best dad, provider and protector they can be.
One of our goals is for our men to have their own dedicated space at LaVie. You had mentioned there is quite a network of men who might be interested in giving to this project. We would definitely welcome that! We will need funds to keep the male mentoring program going, to supply the material needs once the room is complete, etc. In addition, if there are any men who are interested in being a male mentor, I would welcome the opportunity to speak with them.
For the next two weeks we will be taking up donations to give to the center on December 22nd that will help build this Male Ministry Program. You can donate a few ways.
2)Give your donation to your AOQ.
3)Bring a donation to the Christmas party. See Juice or Paper Jam
I’m always impressed by the generosity of the F3 men and how we can impact the community in a very positive way. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the gift you plan to give.