Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Please respond today to the Good Counsel Network's urgent appeal for donations

The Good Counsel Network, the London crisis pregnancy centre and good friends of SPUC, have asked me to publish here their urgent appeal for donations. As you will read below, they have had a five-fold increase in the number of women coming to them for help. The Gospel for this past Sunday, which is both Laetare ("Rejoice") Sunday and Mothering Sunday, is our Lord's miraculous multiplication of loaves to feed the 5,000. Please donate to the Good Counsel Network today, and then pray asking our Lord to multiply your donation, thus making many mothers rejoice!

From the Good Counsel Network's blog Maria Stops Abortion:
"Five-fold Increase in Women Coming to Good Counsel - Help Us Feed and House Mothers and Babies Today

It is always a great blessing to be busy in our work. The more women we see, the more women we can offer alternative options and support, and the more of them we can pray for - hopefully resulting in more women keeping their babies.
Through various initiatives to spread our work, we have recently had a more than five-fold increase in the women that we are seeing. And almost all of them are coming to us set on abortion.
This has meant a great increase in the number of women who have chosen life for their children.
What we have not had however is a five-fold increase in the financial support we receive. Nor even a two-fold increase. So I am writing this to ask you to put your hand in your pockets to help us out at his time. We urgently need some lenten sacrificial giving or the weekly vouchers we send out to Mothers who are not entitled to any other support will be threatened by our lack of funds. Our resources are depleting rapidly and yet 23 women are currently dependent on us for food each week and 9 of these are being housed by us.
Many of them will only need our help for about 1 year, before going back to independence, but in their hour of need we cannot let them down.
There are several options for donating which you can see here.
If you can help, please do and please pass this message on to your friends by sending them a link.
We always need your prayers for expectant mums under pressure, especially Ann, Una and Alana.
And lastly if you can help with donations of baby goods please click here to see what we need: and phone us on 02077231740 or email us at to arrange collection or a time for you to drop it off."
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