It has been 25 years since Real Life Pregnancy Center has opened its doors. Began in the heart of Guntersville resident, Elizabeth Mann, Real Life has reached thousands in these past years. Grown to two locations, one in Albertville and one in Arab, Real Life continues to stay true to its original mission.
Thousands of women have been touched by the life changing message of Jesus Christ and lives have been saved eternally as well as physically. As Executive Director for the past 20 years, it has been my joy to see the Lord grow this ministry and call us to do more than we ever thought possible. With the faithful partnership from many churches in our area, we continue to operate a debt free ministry. The volunteer staff continues to amaze me with their faithfulness to serve. From day one, the Lord has provided for Real Life to do all that the Lord has called this ministry to do.
Twenty five years ago, we would have only seen a few hundred pregnancy centers and yet the number of abortion clinics was as many as 2,000 or more. But things have changed, there are now more than 2,500 pregnancy centers and now less than 700 abortion clinics. I am thankful that Real Life is one of these centers.
Some of the highlights of the past 25 years would have to be the women who changed their mind on abortion, the souls saved at Explosion, the lives that were healed from the abortion recovery classes, the growth of our clients through the Life Issues bible studies, the huge success of Mrs. Z's abstinence program, the beautiful adoptions through Real Life, and the many clients that were touched by God;s love by the material items given to them and their babies. We are humbled and look forward to all that the Lord will do in the future. Thank you so much for every volunteer counselor throughout the past 25 years who stood in the gap for life. I am eternally grateful for the Lord's provision of always providing a strong Board of Directors to steer our efforts. And because of you, our contributors, we have had the resources to do the ork that the Lord had planned, and we are so thankful for you.
Twenty Five years of ministry, to God be the Glory!