Hopeline

April 2019

Changing Hearts, Changing Lives

Promote life, strengthen families, and offer hope through God’s love.


This ministry, simply put, is about changing hearts...


It’s an easy thing for those of us who are here every day to get caught up in numbers (How many people did we see? How many babies have been born? How many pregnancy tests did we run?).


While the numbers trap is an easy one to fall into, I’m reminded that Jesus never fell into its grasp. He chose twelve men, poured His heart into each one, and the world was turned upside down.


Here at Life and Family Services we do the same thing. Every client who comes in our doors is another opportunity to touch a heart with the love of Jesus Christ and offer the hope He gives.


We are so blessed to be used by God to work with teen parents, women, men, and families who face challenges. They not only need the education and resources we offer, but the hope only He provides to meet those challenges.


We cannot solve every challenge for those we see. But we can point the way toward peace that comes from making wise decisions and holding fast to what is right, even when our instinct is to run toward what seems to be the easiest solution.


I cannot predict what will take place in our society in the months and years to come. Can we tilt the world back in the right direction? I don’t know . . . but I know this much: Together we are nudging this world toward hope again, and, who knows? Perhaps a life we nudge today will be a life-changer tomorrow.

Check Out These Upcoming LFS Events!

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Our next Grandparents meeting is Tuesday, April 23rd at 6:30 pm at the Heimach Center, 1800 E. 7th St. in Auburn.


The topic will be “Preparing for Your Grandchild’s Future”.


More information is available on Facebook, or you can contact: Martha Savage – at (260) 927-4610 or via email at: b45martha@gmail.com.

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Baby Bottle Campaign

Between Mother’s Day and Father’s Day area churches and organizations are involved in Life and Family Services’ Baby Bottle Campaign.


Baby bottles are given to churches and organizations to have individuals place money or checks in them between Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. We are so thankful for those who participate!


Businesses, Civic Organizations, or others are welcome to participate. Please contact us for more information.

Meet Staff Member Susan Minser!

Susan lives in the country with her husband Glenn. She has always loved animals and has many!


She came to work at Life and Family Services so that she could share God’s love and protection with those that are struggling or just need a friend to talk to. She shares, “So many girls in this area do not have a mother figure and sometimes feel lost when there is a baby on the way. I want to help.”


Susan attends Legacy Church in Kendallville.