A record-breaking crowd of more than 500 packed the Love Civic Center on Thursday to hear Rev. Robert Jeffress of First Baptist Church Dallas speak at the Paris Pregnancy Center’s 20th anniversary fundraiser.
Jeffress gave his audience time to spread the life-saving message of Jesus Christ before the Second Coming of the Savior, and to support the work of Vicky and Roger Powell and the Paris Pregnancy Center against the cultural evils of the time. I urged him to oppose.
Acknowledging the record-breaking audience, Roger Powell stresses, “This is God’s ministry,” and the center is serving more young women and families than ever before, and recently moved to a mobile ultra He said he was adding a sonographic unit and another building for classrooms and warehouses throughout. Street from current downtown at 500 E. Houston St.
Vicky Powell spoke about the potential opening of a maternity hospital in Lamar County and asked for prayers for the effort.
“I’m thrilled God moved at the end of Roe vs Wade this year,” she said. “This isn’t the end of the story, because girls could still go out of state or get some very dangerous abortion pills. We still have a lot of work to do.”
In filing the report, Powell said the center had won 5,000 clients and provided 52,540 client visits over the past 20 years, of which more than 160 had booked abortions. OR said it has provided over 160 abortion-minded client visits of women who are serious about their abortion choices. In this one-year period, the center served her 874 clients, provided 4,977 client visits, and served 14 abortion-minded clients.
The audience saw two testimonies recorded during the program. One is from a man and his other one is from her teenage mother.
The man’s wife was impregnated by another man during a difficult period in the couple’s married life. The husband said his wife had considered an abortion out of embarrassment, but the baby was saved thanks to the newly established Paris Pregnancy Center, and the husband accepted the baby as his own, 19 years later. I just want to thank Roger and Vicky Powell for the opportunity he had to raise such a wonderful son.
Now a happily married wife, mother of three boys, and registered nurse, the teenage mother experienced a youthful, unplanned pregnancy and an unplanned pregnancy at the Paris Pregnancy Center. Talk about encouragement and support.
“Recently, I was scrolling through Facebook and saw a post from the Paris Pregnancy Center that had just received a photo of my son’s first day at Texas A&M University,” the woman said. “I was immediately overwhelmed with emotion and wanted to tell my story, perhaps to encourage another of her teenage parents.”
In introducing the keynote speakers, Reverend Mike Fortenberry of Paris praised Jeffress for his past 15 years of service as senior pastor of First Baptist Church Dallas, a megachurch with 14,000 members, preached a major sermon in Dallas. The day before current Donald Trump took office in 2020, a private service at St. John’s His Episcopal Church in Washington, DC.
Jeffries used a biblical analogy to talk about what Christians should do now during what appears to be the darkest times of human existence.
“In Matthew 5, Jesus taught us how to relate to a godless culture by saying that we should be the salt of the earth,” says Jeffres. followers hope to be an antiseptic to confront evil. At the same time, Jeffress said, he commanded his followers to spread the gospel about his saving grace.
“We should not just stand by and fight the evil in our culture aggressively and give people a chance to find their only safe place. That is faith in Jesus Christ.” We oppose abortion, same-sex marriage, transgenderism, and all other cultural evils.
“And one of the ways we influence culture is through our elected leaders,” said Jeffress, noting that Roe v. Wade’s overthrow was the president who appointed Christian to the Supreme Court. He said it was a direct result of the election.
“By electing leaders who will set the moral and spiritual direction of the country, we have the power to counter this tide of evil that is now flooding our country,” Jeffress said. “But that’s only half the story. The only reason we should be involved in fighting evil is so that we have a little more time to share the gospel of Jesus Christ. There is no perfect time to share, because the darker the light of the gospel shines, and that is why we rejoice.”
Finally, Jeffres called on the audience to be generous with the efforts of the Paris Pregnancy Care Center to fight evil and save the lives of past lives.
“We can celebrate the end of Roe Vs. Wade, but we haven’t ended an unintended pregnancy or a mistake, we haven’t ended a sin, so we still have a huge responsibility.” “The Paris Pregnancy Center can help. We heard two strong real-life testimonials. If I were Vicky and Roger, I think I would have passed the envelope then.” .”
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