Arriving in July, the Patty Ann Mobile Ministry Unit, a 27-foot RV, will begin serving women in and around Oklahoma City who are unable or unlikely to come to a brick and mortar pregnancy center. The mobile unit will enable “hope” to reach some of the most vulnerable to abortion. The unit is named after a benefactor’s wife who has always had a heart for the ministry at Hope Pregnancy Center.
Kathy Gibson will serve as the Hope Mobile Ministry director. Gibson has served in pregnancy center ministry for 24 years, the last 11 as executive director at First Choice Pregnancy Center in Weatherford. God placed a dream in Gibson’s heart six years ago to “go mobile.”
“I know it had to be God because this wasn’t something I had ever wanted to do,” Gibson said. “When I heard Hope Pregnancy Center was beginning a mobile ministry, I began to pray about applying for the director’s position. Having worked for Hope Pregnancy Center, prior to my role in Weatherford, I was familiar with the organization and am glad to be back with Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children.”
Gayla White, Hope Pregnancy Ministries director, knows the mobile ministry unit will have a great impact on many women and families.
“The Patty Ann Mobile Unit has the equipment needed to offer excellent medical services to women who may never come to a pregnancy center,” White said. “Pregnancy testing and ultrasounds will be provided along with pregnancy-option education to empower women to make an informed pregnancy decision. The ultrasound machine, provided by Focus on the Family and a local family, provides the clearest images for early pregnancy.
“Hope Pregnancy Center’s mission of helping young men and women have hope and choose life will be put into action on the mobile unit,” White continued. “It will allow staff and volunteers to seek more opportunities to share the hope of Christ and shine His light into the lives and circumstances of those experiencing an unintended pregnancy, as well as those seeking abortion. We are excited to have Kathy lead in this exciting new expansion of Hope Pregnancy Center’s work, and we invite everyone to be a part of it.”
Volunteers are needed for various positions including nurses, sonographers, pit crew and intake. Those interested may contact Gibson at 405/343-8830.
God is equipping Hope’s mobile team through partnerships with ICU Mobile, No Boundaries International and other pro-life ministries. ICU was established in 2004 to go to women facing an unintended pregnancy and share the miracle and wonder of life through ultrasound. ICU is training the Hope mobile team how to identify the communities most in need of services, build trust relationships in those communities, utilize a pit crew and more.
No Boundaries International is a local ministry that responds to God’s call by meeting basic needs, providing inner healing, medical care and discipleship to those in devastation. No Boundaries is coaching the mobile team on how to recognize, communicate and provide helpful resources to women in the most difficult circumstances including human trafficking. A founding principle for both organizations is faith in Jesus Christ and seeking opportunities to share the Gospel.
Hope Pregnancy Center and Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children is hosting a dedication service at the Baptist Building, 3800 N. May, on Friday, June 19 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be a special prayer and commissioning time at 12:30 p.m. The unit will be open for tours.
The Patty Ann Mobile Unit will launch in July.