Family Life Center of West MI

The mission of the Family LIFE Center is to demonstrate the love of Christ to young women experiencing unplanned pregnancies by equipping them for the challenges of Life.

Located in Allendale, MI Phone: 616-895-8336 Email: [email protected]

Maternity Home

Mission: The mission of the Family LIFE Center is to demonstrate the love of Christ to young women experiencing unplanned pregnancies by equipping them for the challenges of Life. We want to guide them through the many decisions and challenges they are facing during this important time. We provide a safe haven and a loving family atmosphere to help them prepare for the future. Whether adopting or parenting, we will be there every step of the way.

Does Anyone like weeding? Or just want to spend some time in the sun with friends or family and help weed the garden here at the FLC? It would be a huge blessing!

For a list of other needs or volunteer work please contact us.

We are in need of diapers and wipes for our emergency baby supply distribution.
This is a way we have been able to bless many women and young children in our community who need extra assistance during this time.

Currently we need:
Newborn
Size 4 diapers
Size 5 diapers
Size 6 diapers
Boys and girls pull ups
Baby wipes

[05/27/20]   Help Needed!!!!!

We have put in a garden - the seeds are planted.

We need a fence to be put around it so our House Parents and residents can enjoy the fruits of their labors rather than all the wild life.

It’s a day at the beach for the Family Life Center! Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers

[05/25/20]   We are in need of Medium/large shorts and size 9 flip flops for a resident, if you have any of these to donate please let me know. Thank you for all of you who pray for and support this ministry!

We are thankful for all of you who invest in this ministry here.

Please pray for one of our moms and her baby as she continues to learn about motherhood and all that entails. Also please pray for our resident who is expecting in July as she finishes out her pregnancy and for a smooth delivery and healthy baby. Pray these ladies would grow in their relationships with Jesus.

We are currently reading the book of James as a family, so if anyone has any insights on James or would want to share any encouragement with these ladies please feel free to contact me.

We have been able to help many moms and young children in our community through our emergency diaper ministry.

There are a few supplies that we are running low on...

Size 5 and 6 diapers
Boys pull ups
Girls pull ups
Baby wipes

If you would like to partner with us in this ministry you can purchase some of the needed supplies. If you prefer to give financially to help us restock you can message us or email us at [email protected].

Family Life Center of West MI

Giving Tuesday is May 5. As the government blesses most families with COVID-19 stimulus checks, you now have an unprecedented opportunity to bless others. There are those of us that are struggling right now and need that money, but there are many others for who this will be like an unexpected bonus.

COVID 19 has robbed us of our spring fundraising banquet which was expected to provide us with about 50% of our yearly budget, however it has not robbed us of ministering to people in this growing time of need.

Due to the COVID-19 emergency we have adapted to reach more young women and their families. We now have a 24 hour diaper bag ministry that has been growing every week and has been used almost 100 times already by families who are in need.

We are also still offering support to previous residents and their children in this critical time of need.

Without YOUR help this ministry could not AND WILL NOT exist.

Your partnership is desperately needed on the front lines provided housing and hope for these brave young women who have chosen life for their babies.

Please click on the link below to donate.

http://familylifecenterhome.org/donate

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The Family Life Center has been handing out bags with supplies for mother’s with children. These bags include diapers, wipes and formula. We have been including masks but with the extended stay at home order which strongly encourages everyone to wear masks in public we have a much greater need for masks (adult and children sizes).

Please message us or comment below if you are able to donate masks.

If you would like to donate money to help replenish diapers, wipes or formula please click here:

http://familylifecenterhome.org/donate

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[04/19/20]   Giving Tuesday is May 5. As the government blesses most families with COVID-19 stimulus checks, you now have an unprecedented opportunity to bless others. There are those of us that are struggling right now and need that money, but there are many others for who this will be like an unexpected bonus.

COVID 19 has robbed us of our spring fundraising banquet which was expected to provide us with about 50% of our yearly budget, however it has not robbed us of ministering to people in this growing time of need.

Due to the COVID-19 emergency we have adapted to reach more young women and their families. We now have a 24 hour diaper bag ministry that has been growing every week and has been used almost 100 times already by families who are in need.

We are also still offering support to previous residents and their children in this critical time of need.

Without YOUR help this ministry could not AND WILL NOT exist.

Your partnership is desperately needed on the front lines provided housing and hope for these brave young women who have chosen life for their babies.

Please click on the link below to donate.

http://familylifecenterhome.org/donate

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The Family Life Center’s mission to hand out bags with diapers, wipes, and formula as benefitting many mother’s and their children in our local community.

We are rapidly going through supplies. If you feel moved to help please message us and we can pick up any supplies you would like to donate or we can let you know where and when to drop them off.

If you would like to donate financially to this ministry, message us or email us at [email protected].

[03/21/20]   We have already had mom's utilizing the emergency baby supplies!

We are in need of boys size 3t pull ups, size 5 diapers, and formula packets. If you can help with any of these items, we would appreciate it!

Hello!
We have had some people request emergency baby supplies to get through the weekend. We have baby supplies ready for pick up at the Ministry Center. Each bag contains diapers, wipes, and formula or food. If you or someone you know is in need of these items, please pick one up.

The address is 4844 Bauer Rd. Next to Bauer Community Fellowship Church.

If you are interested in donating diapers, or formula, we are in need of size 5 diapers and enfamil. A link to the amazon enfamil page is below...

If you would like to help support the Family LIFE Center's efforts, a link to our donation page is below.

https://secure.egsnetwork.com/donate/4F89EB77C2544D1

https://www.amazon.com/Enfamil-NeuroPro-Formula-Powder-packets/dp/B07BRGCRPB/ref=sr_1_4?crid=3DRUT9ZSQKU9O&keywords=enfamil+individual+packets&qid=1584734242&sprefix=enfamil+individual%2Caps%2C171&sr=8-4

We have been helping past residents who are in need at this time. So far, we have a small needs list, but we will keep you posted as the time goes on.

Needs: Size 6 diapers
Size 4 diapers
Pillows
Food that needs no refrigeration/freezer

We have one alumni resident who had to quit her job today because she had no reliable child care for her three children. We have another alumni resident who is planning on living in her car for a few weeks. Times are tough right now. Please keep our alumni residents in your prayers.

Donations can be dropped off at the ministry center in the breezeway at 4844 Bauer Road. Hudsonville, MI 49426

[03/13/20]   We are cancelling prayer night tonight, but not cancelling prayer!

Please pray for the following...
Banquet - Please pray that we can use the banquet as an opportunity to Glorify God! Pray that we get the guests, sponsors, and volunteers needed to put on the banquet on the new date.

Prayers for our past residents. That we ( or someone else) may still be able to disciple them.

Prayers for the Coronavirus situation.

Praises for the choice of Life that each of the residents have made.

Thank you!

[03/13/20]   Dear FLC Banquet guests,

Thank you for your commitment to attending the Family Life Center banquet. The board, staff, and I appreciate you and we care for you and all of our supporters. Because we care so much for our supporters, we have decided to postpone the banquet to May 19, 2020 due to the COVID -19 virus. We have been closely listening to the updates on the virus and prayerfully considering what would be the healthiest choice for our supporters. If you are unable to attend the new date of the banquet, please let me know and I would like to give you a personal tour of the ministry and share with you how God has been blessing this ministry. We have two main focuses at the Family Life Center. 1) to glorify the Lord and make disciples 2) to celebrate the choice of Life that each woman has made as she comes to the Family Life Center. I pray that God continues to bless and keep all of us as we continue through this challenging time.

In Christ,

Rochell Prahl

Who has the best volunteers? We do! There is an ARMY from Oakland CRC at the Bauer House (the FLC'S new ministry center) sorting, painting and building storage. Praise the Lord!

The Family Life Center of West Michigan – Christian Maternity Home

Have you ever considered volunteering for the Family Life Center but don’t know quite where you would fit in? There is a place for you if you have just a bit of spare time or a lot of time.

The FLC could not operate with out volunteers.

Here are some ways you could help out:

Transporting girls to their appointments

Teaching a class - cooking, sewing, etc.
This could be one night or more

Child care

House Coverage / Respite
There must always be be someone in the house with the residents. You could come and relax at the house for an hour or a long weekend.

These are our most common needs but there are many more ways to Volunteer.

If you are interested please check out our website familylifecenterhome.org and fill out an application or comment below and I will get in contact with you.

familylifecenterhome.org A Christ-centered maternity housing ministry for young women who are pregnant and planning to parent or adopt; a safe haven for those who need help.

On January 28 we had an open house for the DeBoef family to thank them for their service in the FLC ministry.

We had a good turn out and enjoyed sharing time with members of the FLC.

Thank you Lynn, Steve, Brett, Cody and Lydia!

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The Family Life Center of West Michigan – Christian Maternity Home

My Pro-life statement is pictured here. I do all I can to help girls through the Family Life Center of West Michigan.

While I may not attend marches, I do volunteer to help girls in need of a safe home to give birth to their babies and help them move on as mothers.

If you want to know what Pro-life means just stare down into a new mother’s eyes who had chosen against abortion and has found support.

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familylifecenterhome.org A Christ-centered maternity housing ministry for young women who are pregnant and planning to parent or adopt; a safe haven for those who need help.

Would you consider adding a gift for the ministry to your Christmas list?

We have quite a few needs as we close out the year. Here is a full list of the items we could use for the residents and the home.

Baby wash
Desitin
Dreft laundry detergent
Body lotion (stretch mark cream)
Wash clothes
Dish clothes
3 month onesies (long sleeve)
Laundry baskets
Bath towels
Hand towels
Journals
Walgreens gift card
Office Depot gift card
Family Fare Gift Card
Meijer Gift Card
Gas cards for the ministry van
Water bottles
Mop and mop bucket
Broom

Some larger items that we need for the home...
Dining room table and 8 chairs
Living room furniture
TV for presentations and life skills classes
Vacuum cleaner

Send us a message if you have any questions.

We have a donor who has offered a matching gift donation (up to $1000). Can you help us reach that goal yet tonight?

Message us with the amount of your donation if you want to send a check in the mail or give online at https://secure.egsnetwork.com/donate/4F89EB77C2544D1

She chose LIFE for her baby!
Will you join us in supporting her decision?

Housing a mom and baby goes way beyond providing the basic needs of food and shelter. It's about equipping them handle life's challenges and develop a personal relationship with Christ. It's life-changing!

We need your help to fulfill this mission. No gift is too small!

All donations made today will be matched (up to a thousand dollars) by an anonymous donor.

Donate now at https://secure.egsnetwork.com/donate/4F89EB77C2544D1

A busy house with moms and babies means many needs!

- We go through 832 rolls of toilet paper per year.

- We go through 280 pounds of food per month.

- We use 208 gallons of milk per year

- Each baby uses approximately 8960 wipes while staying at the Family Life Center.

Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday. We are asking that you prayerfully consider partnering with us in supporting the young women who choose LIFE.

We are so thankful for YOU - our faithful friends and supporters who helps us serve these young women who choose the gift of LIFE for their babies!

Have a blessed day!

"Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever." - Psalm 136:1

So much to be thankful for!
We welcomed another healthy baby girl into the home this month. Mom and baby are both doing well.

Isn't she precious?

We have a new baby in the house!
Praise God for the arrival of a healthy baby girl born on Friday afternoon. Mom and baby are doing well!

It's a busy and exciting time at the home. Another baby is due any day! Pray for a healthy and safe delivery of that precious baby too.

Prayer night at the Family Life Center Bauer house.

Ministry Update #2 ~ Bauer House Ministry Center

Bauer Community Fellowship church has very generously blessed us with the use of their parsonage!

The new ministry center will be used as an office for the executive director, board meetings, interviewing potential residents, prayer gatherings, life skills and parenting classes, Bible studies, counseling sessions, blessing closet, donation center, and other community outreach programs.

Please join us in praying that God will use the ministry center to help us reach more people and be a blessing to the community.

The new donation drop off location is pictured here - in the breezeway between the house and garage.

The address is 4844 Bauer Road - just east of Bauer Community Fellowship Church

Thank you for your continued support of the ministry!

Ministry Update #1
We currently have 3 young women in the home and are in the interview process with a couple other women so we expect to be at full capacity soon.

There are several ways that you can partner with us as we close out this year.

1. Join us in praying for these women as they work through the program and/or are considering joining the program. Pray that they will come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ during their time in the home. Also pray for the health of both the moms and babies.

2. For October we are collecting donations for the outdoor and indoor fall maintenance needs for the maternity home. Contact us for drop-off location.

3. We are in need of financial donations to finish out the year. You can give securely online here https://secure.egsnetwork.com/donate/4F89EB77C2544D1
or send your donation to PO Box 425, Allendale, MI 49401

Most of all we thank you for your continued support!

Stay tuned for Ministry Update #2 later this week!

Whether planned or unplanned by the parents...EVERY child is a miracle from God.
We exist to support and walk alongside those who choose LIFE when facing an unplanned pregnancy.

Lucy is helping me bag up all of our change for tonight's great give back event in Hudsonville. My kids don't have school tomorrow, so it will be nice to spend the evening supporting the Family Life Center! We sure do have a lot of change! We put ours in a large glass jar. What do you put yours in?

Got some coins around your house?

We'd love to see you Thursday night in Hudsonville on Harvey St. for the Great Giveback event from 6 - 8pm.
We will be participating in the event with other area nonprofits to raise awareness and funds.

We need YOUR help to fill our big jar and win the coin war!!
Re/Max of Hudsonville will be donating $750 to the organization who raises the most money.
If you can't make it to the event but have coins you would like to donate send us a message.
We'd be happy to pick them up!

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