At Hope Pregnancy Center in south Oklahoma City, a ministry of Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children, you hear a bell ring each time a woman or man prays to surrender their life to Christ. Since January 2023 volunteers and staff have heard the bell ring 48 times.
Across the state, at Hope Pregnancy Centers, there have been 99 professions of faith in Christ in 2023. This is twice the lives surrendered to Christ at Hope Pregnancy Centers in 2022. At the Ardmore center, 19 moms and dads have participated in parenting classes.
Hope Pregnancy Centers have been serving women and men with unintended pregnancies since 1986. Our client services provide:
- Pregnancy Testing
- Pregnancy Option Education
- Adoption Education and Referrals
- Community Referrals
- Parenting and Spiritual Healing Classes
The frontline responders at Hope are volunteer women and men who love the Lord, the mission of Hope and have a passion to see individuals meet the ultimate hope giver, Jesus Christ.
Hope’s volunteers are teachers, doctors, stay-at-home moms, retirees, business executives, pastors and other professionals in the community. Their role as volunteers includes in-depth training that empowers them to have new and hard conversations with individuals who may not believe like they do.
These conversations share the truth about the sanctity of human life and the hope of eternal life. Hope, and other pregnancy centers, are mission fields right in our community.
Pam, a volunteer at Hope, South, has answered God’s call to show the love of Christ to those facing an unintended pregnancy. Pam educates, encourages and offers a new perspective on unintended pregnancy news.
“I led three people to the Lord today,” Pam said recently. “I’m shocked, though I shouldn’t be. I mean this is God we’re working for, after all. The first girl, a Muslim, came with her boyfriend who was a Christian. After I shared the Gospel, she didn’t hesitate to accept the invitation to pray and receive Christ.
“Then, I met with another couple. The man said he’s gone to church before, and she said she had no spiritual beliefs. I shared the Gospel, and both readily accepted the invitation. I am humbled to be used by Him.”
Volunteers know their confidence must be in the Lord, and as Paul said in 2 Cor. 12:9, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”
Stories of redemption are happening across the state through Hope Pregnancy Centers. Visit obhc.org/about/hope-pregnancy-center/get-involved to learn how to get involved at Hope.