- 2013 CAPSS National ConferenceThank you to everyone who joined us in Victoria, BC for our national conference.
CAPSS was formed in 1997 to provide a Canadian national association dedicated to encouraging, equipping and partnering with local Pregnancy Centres.
We provide leadership development, operational standards, staff and volunteer training along with spiritual encouragement to over 70 affiliated Centres.
We purpose to help assist local pregnancy centres reach and compassionately care for clients facing unplanned pregnancies and post abortion stress.
Ultimately, the lives of women and men are transformed by choosing life- focused alternatives to abortion offered by local Pregnancy Centres.
A link in the chainAt conference several people came up to me and shared their story. Stories of lives they’d witnessed be transformed. Stories of how their hearts had been softened by clients and their struggles. Stories of God speaking in the most unexpected ways. You just never know how and when God will speak through and to you! Julie LeGoff, ED from Comox Valley, BC, shared about one such instance that changed her life... She had been working in post-abortion care for a while and was praying to God for help – not knowing how much longer she could continue in the ministry. A client came in one week before a scheduled abortion. She was in her early 30’s and her mental health counselor had told her that she should go to the pregnancy care centre. When Julie started speaking with her, the lady suddenly, and for the first time, realized that abortion wasn’t her only option. She had had another abortion before and drugs/alcohol were a major player in her life at the time. After some discussion, Julie shared her own testimony, and gave the lady a Bible. The client soaked up everything Julie said! The client came in again two days before her scheduled abortion, having not yet cancelled the appointment. She said how she was loving the book of John, and could read it more than once - another refreshing moment for Julie! The client called the day of her abortion and asked Julie to “give her a ride”. Hesitantly Julie asked ‘why?’ Fortunately, it was to see the midwife, not to go to the abortion clinic. While they were driving, the client began to tell Julie how she had had a dream. In the dream she was changing the baby’s diaper, when the baby looked up at her and said, “Make sure you thank Julie for saving my life.” That gave Julie more gusto to keep going, “I can go five more years, Lord!” The father of the child emphatically thanked Julie for her help in their lives, and for their son that was born. Keep reaching out! You never know how God will use you to be a link in the chain of someone’s life! read more