Walk-for-Life 2021

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October 1, 2021

To our Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.  ~Hebrews 12:1-2

As we press forward in the ministry of CRADLE, God continues to bless.  We are currently updating the counseling rooms to make them more welcoming to the clients that God sends to CRADLE.  Our new Office Assistant, Brigitte, is learning her way around the office with enthusiasm.  Our Office Manager, Hannah, is doing well in her pregnancy and will be going on maternity leave soon.  We are so excited for Hannah and her husband as they welcome their precious baby next month.  God has sent new volunteers to CRADLE and for that we are so thankful!  Donors are blessing the ministry and our supporting churches are as faithful as always.  I am so grateful for the multitude of blessings that our gracious Heavenly Father has given!  He is so good to us!

Thank you for your faithfulness to the ministry of CRADLE.  Your prayers and support mean so much to us and helps us continue to reach the lost for Jesus, encourage women to choose life, and help those in need.  This unique ministry is needed in this area and your giving helps make it possible to continue being a listening ear, give Biblical counseling, hand out Bibles, conduct Bible studies and parenting education, provide needed baby and toddler items, and be there for those who are in a crisis pregnancy situation.  Your partnership is a blessing!

I’m looking forward to the great things that God has in store.  Please join us in prayer for God to send the clients He wants at CRADLE.  We continually strive to reach out to the community to tell about the ministry, who we serve, and what services CRADLE provides.  We are continuing to be faithful in the work that God has called us to do and we are looking forward to helping the people that God sends to us.  Thank you for being faithful to pray for CRADLE!  There is power in the prayer of faith!

To God be the glory,
Mandy Arthur, Executive Director

September 16, 2021

Dearest Friends,

“Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!  And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing.”       ~Psalm 107:21-22

We have been absolutely blessed by the outpouring of support that was shown to CRADLE during the 2021 Walk for Life!  God has truly blessed us with the best of friends!  Thank you for supporting life and for helping CRADLE to continue this much-needed ministry.  As you know, CRADLE runs solely on the generosity of our donors that God sends us.  You play a vital role in this ministry by allowing us to continue to reach the lost for Christ and help those who are in need.  Your donation is a great blessing and will go towards helping us positively impact the lives of many.  Thank you!  We pray that God blesses you for your kind generosity! 

For many months we planned, prepared, and prayed for this event.  A lot of work by many people went into making the 16th annual Walk for Life a success.  Our main focus was for Jesus to be lifted up, all life born and unborn to be validated and celebrated, and to encourage those in the community to choose love, choose life.  I believe our goals were met, Jesus was made known, and God was praised through this Walk. 

God gave us such a beautiful day to celebrate life!  I believe we had a record attendance made up from many different churches.  The response to this year’s Walk for Life was abundant!  We are extremely grateful for the love shown.  You have been an encouragement to all of us at CRADLE!  We were overwhelmingly blessed with the amount of sponsorships and donations given to the ministry.  God is great and worthy to be praised!  We can’t thank Him enough!

Our Heavenly Father has done more than we could ask or think not only in Walk attendance, sponsorships, and donations, but also in the souls He is saving and the lives that are being changed for good.  As I mentioned in the ministry update at the Walk, God has saved six of our clients since we fully reopened the Center to in-person appointments in May!  Praise the Lord!  I pray that we always point people to Jesus and never lose the vision of a person’s soul.

When you give of yourself to this ministry, whether it is your time, support, prayers, or donations, you are investing in lives.  You are sowing a seed, allowing the gospel to be shared, providing for needs both physical and spiritual.  You are making a positive difference in the lives of our clients and their families.  Thank you so much for all of the support you have given!

Abundantly blessed and exceedingly grateful,
Mandy Arthur, Executive Director

2021 Sponsors

$500 Sponsorship Level:
Ambrosia Farms and Greenhouse
Dry Run Church of Christ
First Lutheran Church of Portsmouth
HillCross Church of God
Pond Run Baptist Church
Scioto County Right to Life

$250 Sponsorship Level:
Arrick's Propane
Christians Beyond Church at Highland Ave.
DESCO Federal Credit Union
Hunter-Williams Insurance Agency
Missional Community Baptist Church
Porter Industries LLC
Richard A. Elliott Transport Inc.
Temple Tots Preschool

​Calvary Baptist Church

$100 Sponsorship Level:

A Special Touch Embroidery
Berean Baptist Church
Barry and Amy McGraw
Craft's Custom Kitchens
Donna Clark - 15 years of service

Gatti's Pizza
Hard Tops of Ohio
In loving memory of Frank and Jean Taylor
Michael and Rebecca Bennett