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October 1st, 2022 - CRADLE Walk for Life


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September 1, 2022

Greetings Friends,

Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:  ~Philippians 1:6
            It’s almost time for the CRADLE Walk for Life!  We are so excited for this event!  It is always a wonderful time where we get to fellowship with our supporters, donors, and other pro-life friends.  This day reminds me of a church Homecoming where we get to talk about the great things God has done in ministry, how He has changed lives for the better, as well as getting to catch up with friends and make new connections with others.  During the Walk for Life, we also gain the attention of the community.  As we walk the streets of Portsmouth in honor of life, we are shining the light of Jesus and proclaiming that all life is a gift that comes from the Father above. 

           We hope to see you and your church on October 1st!  It would be an honor to share this special day with you!  Let’s stand up for the pre-born together and show support for those who are in need.  Your presence will also be a blessing to all of us working in the ministry of CRADLE.  We would love to celebrate with you!  We thank God for your faithful support of this much-needed ministry!

Blessed to serve,

Mandy Arthur
Executive Director

July 1, 2022

Dear Friends, 

It is with great excitement that I announce CRADLE’s 17th annual Walk for Life will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2022!  We look forward to this event all year.  It’s a great time of fellowship with other pro-life supporters!  We would be thrilled to see a large crowd for this year’s Walk for Life.  When we gather together, it shows the community that we believe all life is valuable and worth defending.  We want to speak up for those who can’t speak for themselves and get the message out that everyone has a right to life.  

Then the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.  ~Jeremiah 1:4-5

We also want to show love to those who find themselves in a crisis pregnancy situation and assist those who are in need of support and a helping hand.  At CRADLE, we strive to change the world in a positive way, one life at a time.  Through showing the love of God and being the hands and feet of Jesus, we hope to encourage our clients to choose life.  All life is precious and a gift from our Heavenly Father.  

For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb.  I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.   

~Psalm 139:13-14

We would love for you to join us!  The Walk will begin and end at CRADLE, 1112 Gallia Street, Portsmouth, OH.  Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the Walk will start at 9 a.m.  

What to look forward to:
• No registration fee (gratefully accepting tax-deductible donations of any amount)
• Easy walk route (for walkers of any age)
• Free T-shirt for all walkers (size guaranteed if pre-registered by August 23rd)
• Refreshments
• Live music
• Face painting and balloons for children
• Individual and team prizes for those that raise the highest dollar amount in donations
• Fellowship with like-minded individuals

The funds raised through this Walk will help us continue serving families in the surrounding communities.  There are different ways to get involved.  Please join us in prayer for the Walk, our clients, staff, volunteers, and Board.  Consider forming a Walk Team and collectively raise donations or join us as an individual walker.  We would love for you to become a Walk sponsor and promote your business, organization, or church on the back of the Walk T-shirts.  Or as a Walk sponsor, you can honor loved ones by adding “in memory of…” on the back of the shirts.  If interested in becoming a Walk sponsor, please contact us.

CRADLE is a nonprofit and solely dependent upon God’s provision through faithful donors and supporting churches.  It is because of your giving that we are able to ease burdens both materially and spiritually through handing out baby/toddler necessities and providing biblical counsel.  This is a life-changing ministry that is a blessing to be a part of!  Thank you for your generous support of CRADLE!  Through your prayers and donations, you are making a positive impact in the lives of our clients and their children, as well as, this ministry.  We thank God for you!  I can’t wait to see what God has in store for the 2022 Walk for Life!  I hope to see you there!

Blessed to serve,
Mandy Arthur
Executive Director