As I reflect on 2015, it is so exciting to see so many answered prayers and the Lord using Real Life Pregnancy Center for His kingdom work. Eight years ago, the Lord started leading the Real Life Board of Directors to consider providing ultrasounds for our moms. We even had funds donated for an ultrasound machine by the Knights of Columbus, which we placed in a CD. But soon after, the laws changed and pregnancy centers were required to become a limited medical clinic if they wanted to do ultrasound. At that time, we knew that we didn’t have the resources or the medical leadership to make that huge step. But we all agreed that one day the Lord would provide and now it is a reality. Three years ago the Lord brought us Dr. Lance Justice, OB/GYN, to serve on our Board. He had past experience of helping pregnancy centers become medical and in the Lord’s perfect timing last March, the Board of Directors unanimously voted for us to step out in faith and become limited medical. Since March, the Lord has provided a Nurse Manager, an Ultrasonographer, plus funds to purchase a new building, and this month we closed on our new building! We are amazed and in awe of all the Lord’s provisions for this new center. Our new location is 1939 Patterson Street in Guntersville in the Medical Arts Center complex. We have purchased offices 101 and 102. Because of a preexistent lease, our plan is to rent out Suite 102 for about 5 years, and we will use Suite 101 for the medical clinic where ultrasound will be provided. The Albertville center will remain open for resources and pregnancy testing, operating as usual until Suite 102 is available. The Arab center will close and those counselors will relocate to Guntersville and join the new medical clinic staff. We believe this location is ideal because of its close proximity to other women's services in Guntersville. Ultrasound is truly a window to the womb; please pray with us that many will choose life and be drawn to this new facility.
- Sharon Ainsworth, Executive Director