News from the Worldwide Pregnancy Help Movement

Bahamas Pro-Life Center Brings Crucial Awareness, Help to Secretive Abortion Threat

 

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Bahamas Pro-Life Center Brings Crucial Awareness, Help to Secretive Abortion Threat

Click here to read the full article on Pregnancy Help News.

 

Ireland's Abortion Advocates Don't Know What They're Missing

 

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Ireland's Abortion Advocates Don't Know What They're Missing

Click here to read the full article on Pregnancy Help News.

 

AFLA Conference: "Discipling Nations"

 

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Discipling Nations
May 9-11th, 2018
ABUJA- NIGERIA

 

AFLA CONFERENCE REGISTRATION OPENING LETTER
 
Greetings!
On behalf of the Association for Life of Africa, we wish to inform you that registration and all payments for the upcoming Pan African for Life Conference begins today on the 1st February 2018, and it will close on the 30th March 2018. Kindly, we would like you therefore to have more detailed information to help you register appropriately with us and the following information will be of great help to you:

THEME
The theme of our event this year is "Discipling Nations", coming from Matthew 28:19.  This means that the gospel of Life giving too needs to be reached to all Nations. Jesus Christ commanded us to do so. This will be our 5th Pan African for Life Conference, and we are excited to have you be a part of it. AFLA is expecting to have between 250 to 300 delegates from different parts of the world.

CONFERENCE DATE
The Conference will begin on May 9th and ends on May 11th 2018. This means that you are supposed to arrive on the 8th of May 2018 and leave on the 12th of May 2018.  Checking in will begin at 2PM and checking out will be at 12 Noon. Our planning committee in Nigeria has worked so hard to bring you an exceptional event. You don’t want to miss our Opening ceremonies on 8th in the evenings and our closing banquet on 11th May 2018 in the evening, where Motivational Keynote speaker Rev. John Ensor will share on WHY HUMAN LIFE SHOULD BE VALUED AND WHY WE SHOULD GET INVOLVED.

VENUE
The conference venue will be at the Daughters of Divine Love retreat and conference center. It is in Abuja, Nigeria. The place has been believed to have hosted very successful conferences and it’s safe.

SPEAKERS
We will have both international and local speakers conducting workshops whose goal is to meet our ministry and center needs. This year will have more workshops.

VISA
We also need to be aware that some of the nations will need Visas when entering Nigeria and we therefore inform you that AFLA will help with invitation letters and all necessary documents for you to secure Visas. So, you may kindly get back to us if you need a letter. Some nations won’t require Visas but you may still need an invitation letter to enter into other countries, so still, kindly you may request for that from us.

REGISTRATION AND CONFERENCE FEES
Registration for this year’s conference begins today on the 1st of February and ends on the 30th of March. Kindly NOTE that registration and all conference payments begin today and you are therefore being encouraged to go to our AFLA website which is www.afla.in and download a registration form. You will find information on it and we kindly advise you to read carefully before you fill in anything. If you are having difficulties in downloading the form, you may get back to us through this email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We will assist you at the soonest time. The full conference registration includes attendance to all conference sessions and exhibits, the welcome reception and social event, and all conference provided meals and refreshments. AFLA is giving you 3 possible ways that will guide and help you in all your payments. Kindly, DO NOT PAY HALF, QUARTER OR IN SHORT, PAY FULL AMOUNT AT ONCE to avoid confusions. The following are the 3 ways that will only be allowed to pay your conference fees:

1. WIRE TRANSFER
You can wire the funds to:
ACCOUNT NAME: THE ASSOCIATION FOR LIFE OF AFRICA (AFLA)
BANK NAME           : ECO BANK ZAMBIA LIMITED
BANK ADDRESS      : MEGA SHOPPING CENTER, STAND NUMBER 4, KITWE. ZAMBIA.
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 0041087502400001
BRANCH                    : KITWE BRANCH
SWIFT CODE             : ECOCZMLU
BANK CODE              : 36204

2. ONLINE GIVING DETAILS
    https://www.heartbeatservices.org/afla-donate

3. WESTERN UNION AND MONEY GRAM
  SEND ONLY TO THIS NAME:
     NORA MWEWA
     33 NSOMBO STREET
     TWIBUKISHE
     KITWE.
     ZAMBIA.
As soon as you have done payments by any of the 3 methods, kindly quickly email the slip or any document to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. showing that you have truly done such payments. If you fail to do that, you may be denied to come to the venue place in May. Kindly do this to avoid any inconveniences. This is NOT exceptional to any delegate, including those that are in Nigeria itself. AFLA would like to make sure that you have a comfortable stay and enjoy the conference without any inconvenience.

No payments will be done after the closing date, 30th March 2018 or during the Conference in Nigeria. This will help both the Local Team and Zambia Team to coordinate properly. Once again, registration and all payments will be done only from the 1st of February to the 30th of March.

AFLA will also be rewarding special gifts to the first 3 candidates that will register 1st to 3rd place. Kindly be encouraged to be among the 3 places! We are excited!

DRESS CODE
Dress code for most of the sessions will be both traditional and business casual. Please feel free to wear comfortable clothes during the sessions. I would suggest that you bring an extra sweater because the meeting rooms are air conditioned.

TRANSPORTATION TO NIGERIA
Kindly be aware that apart from registration and conference fees, you will be required to sponsor your own bus fares, airfares or any other means that you may chose to use. AFLA will NOT be responsible for any other costs in regard to the above statement. AFLA will always pray for you that the Lord will provide all necessary funds that would be needed for you to come!

Finally, we look forward to seeing you in Abuja, Nigeria. If you have any questions or need clarification on anything, kindly email through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We will respond to you accordingly.
Warm Regards!
 
Barbra Nalavwe Mwansa.
AFLA President

Update From the Caribbean!

 

Click here to read an update from the Elpis Centre in the Caribbean!

Update from Slovenia

 

Heartbeat International recently heard from our friends in Slovenia, and it is amazing to see what God has done in their ministry within the last year! As 2017 comes to a close, here’s an update from Zavod Biser (Institute Pearl):

 

"Zavod Biser (Institute Pearl) is a new organization founded in February this year. Our ministry is counseling women in need in cases of unexpected and unwanted pregnancy, based on the concept of an excellent German organization from Munich, Profemina. We adopted their approach and customized it to our Slovenian reality. We have our seat in Maribor, the second largest town in Slovenia.

A lot of things have happened in our Institute Biser/Pearl this year.  We opened our website at the end of May: http://www.zenskaodlocitev.si/ . This is the first website with a wide breadth of information for pregnant women in need in Slovenia. During the summer, we contacted many hospitals throughout the country to allow us to deliver our materials. Reactions were mainly positive, which seems to us as a very positive sign. In September, we organized our office in the center of Maribor and started with advertising on Google.

In the middle of October, the first pregnant woman contacted us. Since then, we have counseled 32 women by phone, online or by personal contact. Two pregnant women chose life, and we are looking forward to the birth of their children in June 2018! 

At the same time, we are working on fundraising. Just before Christmas, we will open our fundraising website, Slovenija 1000plus, following the model of Kristijan Aufiero’s 1000plus.

It is unbelievable that so many women in Slovenia live under such pressure because of unexpected pregnancy. We have incredibly liberal abortion legislation, contraception is free of charge, and gynecologists are free of charge. First feedbacks are encouraging in the way that we have a lot to do. We see many challenges for the coming year.”

 

While there will always be challenges ahead, Heartbeat International is overwhelmed with joy when we hear that our international friends of the movement are thriving and growing, and we give thanks to God for His many good gifts. As we close out this year, we are excited to see what He has in store for 2018!

 

 

 

Choose Life Center's Newsletter December 2017


Click here to read Choose Life Serbia's December 2017 Newsletter.

 

 

 

Helping Women Doesn't Mean Advocating Abortion. Quite the Opposite, In Fact.

This November, member nations of the “Group of 7” (G-7) met in Italy to discuss current global health issues and challenges. To the outrage of abortion activists, the G-7 members landed on language that omits abortion terms under the “Gender Perspective in Health Policies and Rights for Women, Children and Adolescents” section of the communique

Instead, the language states that G-7 nations—made up of the U.S., Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the U.K.—would pay special attention to the health of mothers, newborns and children with evidence-based interventions to address issues like mortality and violence.

Click here to read the rest of this article on Pregnancy Help News.

 

 

 

CAPSS Newsletter December 2017


 


Behind the Scenes


     Thank you to everyone who replied to our survey questions. We loved hearing from you!

     Based on your feedback, we are considering changing to a bi-monthly newsletter in the new year, and we will be sure to identify specific areas of need when asking for support. We are happy to hear that just like us, establishing centres and equipping and encouraging centre staff is very important to YOU! Thank you for caring and being committed to this ministry.

    
Please contact us at anytime to give further feedback or if you have any questions. You can connect with us via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 1-866-845-2151.

     This past month we've been busy planning for CAPSS National Conference in April, creating new resources (see below in "Making an Impact"), and Dr. Laura has had a number of speaking engagements! We're thankful for these opportunities to establish excellence and create awareness.

Life News    

     Sometimes the headlines and the news can be pretty discouraging. But there are many life affirming and celebratory stories out there, they just don't usually make the news! So this month we want to share one of these stories with you.

     We want to introduce you to Christina and Alora, clients of one of our affiliated centres. This is the impact you are making when you help to establish and equip pregnancy care centres. You are helping real people like Christina and changing lives. Thank you!


Christina and Alora


Making an Impact

 
     One of the most impactful and far-reaching things you do is help establish pregnancy care centres. We know that you believe every individual, in every community, should have access to the education and support that pregnancy care centres offer. Everyone should have the freedom to make a life affirming choice.

     With this in mind, last month we created a new brochure - "Who will help her?" - to explain why centres are needed, the steps to take to establish one, and the difference a centre can make. We've included pictures of the brochure below.

     If you would like to order a brochure or would like more information, go to the CAPSS website or phone Susan at the CAPSS office (1-866-845-2151). We are here to help!
 

Ask Dr. Laura


Q:  Looking back on 2017, what are you most thankful for?

A:  I'm most thankful for the growing momentum in the pregnancy care movement across our nation. And I'm so thankful for the way the Lord has connected us with one another! "The work is extensive and spread out, and we are widely separated from each other along the wall" (Nehemiah 4:19-20). Yet we are linked - arm in arm with others who remain hopeful that no life is undeserving of help and no choice is too far from the redemptive power of God.


Recommended Reads

 
 
 
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How you can make a difference:


DONATE.
CAPSS receives no government funding and is 100% donor supported. Consistent monthly support is needed!

Monthly Partners provide CAPSS with stability and a solid foundation on which to plan and move forward. Please consider committing to monthly support of $25, $50, $100, or more.


PRAYER SUPPORT.
We need intercessors to pray for CAPSS and for those on the front lines. Your prayer support is essential!

CONNECT.
We need you to tell others about the work being done! Please share this newsletter, our website, and our Facebook page with others who care about supporting life choices.

 

 

A Flawed Law: Canadian “Bubble Zone” Doesn’t Protect Women

Click here to read "A Flawed Law: Canadian 'Bubble Zone' Doesn’t Protect Women" on Pregnancy Help News.

 

CAPSS Newsletter: 2018 Conference and Legislative Update

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Behind the Scenes


     We have been busy planning for the 2018 CAPSS National Conference happening April 17-20, in Niagara Falls, Ontario! Our annual conference is a unique time of equipping and encouraging pregnancy care centre staff, board, and volunteers from over 70 centres across Canada.

     A lot of thought and prayer go into planning the workshop topics and the plenary speakers. And we are excited about what is coming together for next year!

     The theme is "Banner of Love" based on Song of Solomon 2:4. We know we are protected by God's banner of love over us and we believe we are called to reach out to the broken women, men, and families with a banner of love. The support we offer and the conversation we have, must always first start with love.

     This year all of the workshops will be organized into 5 main tracks: Board, Client Care, Communications and Outreach, Fund Development, and Leadership. As well as professional development, we have created time and space for centre staff and volunteers to connect, receive encouragement, and be refreshed. 

     CAPSS annual conference equips pregnancy care centre staff and volunteers to serve with excellence. This is only possible because of the support YOU provide. THANK YOU! 

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Life News

On October 25th, an announcement was made that Ontario passed legislation to protect women's right to choose abortion (click here to read the full report). The Safe Access to Abortion Services Act, 2017, allows for safe access zones to be established around facilities that offer abortion services as well as the homes and office of regulated abortion providers. British Columbia, Quebec, and Newfoundland and Labrador have already enacted similar safe access zone laws.

     Attorney General, Yasir Naqvi, said, "Our government believes that every woman in Ontario has the right to make decisions about her own health - and she deserves to do so freely, without fear. This legislation sends a clear message that we will always stand up for a woman's right to choose.

     At first glance, this news can be intimidating and discouraging. Or, we can see it as an opportunity to enter the conversation and bring clarity to the work we do!

     On some points, we agree with the government and legislation. We don't condone intimidation, harassment, or violence, and we believe a woman has the right to choose without fear or pressure from others. However, we do know that some women choose abortion because of fear or pressure from others. We also know that many women make the choice for abortion without full knowledge of what they are choosing. 

     CBC Radio contacted Dr. Laura and asked for a statement. We are thankful that Dr. Laura was able to share the information above, as well as explain very clearly what it is that pregnancy care centres do -- offer education and support in a caring, nonjudgmental environment. 

     Although engaging with the media on the controversial topic of abortion can be intimidating, we are thankful for the opportunity to speak the truth in love. We are also thankful for your prayers and support which provide for the work being done!

 

Making an Impact

 

We are excited to recently have held the CAPSS Director Accreditation Training (DAT) last month in Ontario. 13 Directors from pregnancy care centres in British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec, and Ontario participated.

 

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These new CAPSS Directors received training in: Right Roles (Board and Executive Director Relationships), Servant Leadership, Strategic Planning, Fundraising, Branding, Counselling the Abortion-Minded Client, Developing Programs, Training and Caring for Volunteers, and Self Care

     Here are some quotes from their tra
ining evaluations:
  • I feel so much more focused and prepared to go forward as Director at the centre. I was feeling overwhelmed and scattered before but this training really helped.
  • This has been a great week and I feel so thankful for the knowledge, prayer, and connections that we've been blessed with this week. Thank you!
     We know there will be a ripple effect of impact and excellence as these Directors take this training back to their centres. This is one of the many ways that your support is utilized to impact and equip those serving and helping on the front lines!

 

(Text and photos taken from CAPSS newsletter)

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