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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 issues related to unplanned pregnancies, post abortion stress, and sexual health.
Love Lives On2 Corinthians 1:4 reminds us that when we have received and experienced God’s great love, we are to use it for His glory and His “Love Lives On” when we share that love with others! So what does that look like in our day to day lives? What does that look like in pregnancy care ministry? I was recently blessed to witness 2 Corinthians 1: 4 in action! It is an incredible story that so touched my heart and one I am excited to share with you! I first met her in 1989. She came from a good Christian home, I in fact knew her parents. Her boyfriend also came from a Christian family; however, we know that those facts don’t necessarily mean we never experience crisis. For some that is an unplanned pregnancy. Julia* was only 15 when she found out that she was pregnant. (*name has been changed.) She was scared and seriously considering an abortion because she didn’t know how else to “get out of this.” I still remember all the emotions I felt that day. I was honoured and thankful that Julia came to the Centre for help, and I was heartsick, as my mother’s heart ached for this young girl and her family. My own daughter was almost the same age at that time. I encouraged Julia not to rush into any decision, to take some time to consider her options and what life would look like beyond each choice. When Julia and her mother left the Centre that day, “all we could do” was pray. I am so thankful that we know that we are limited in what we ourselves can do, and that we know the power of prayer! Over the next little while, I met with Julia a few more times. Many people lifted this young girl, her boyfriend, and their unborn child up in prayer. I was also honoured to encourage and pray with Julia’s parents and I remember feeling so thankful that they too were focused on prayer. I am pleased to tell you that eventually Julia did choose life for her baby! She had a beautiful, healthy baby boy. But her story does not end there! Fast forward 26 years to 2015! I had the opportunity to meet Julia for coffee. She is now a mature, vivacious Christian woman. Julia thanked me for the help she received many years ago. She showed me a picture of her handsome young son and told me that he is now in university. She is so thankful for him! As I caught up on her journey, Julia shared with me her desire to start a new CAPSS affiliated pregnancy centre in her community. She has never forgotten what it was like to be pregnant at 15 and the fear, shame, and hopelessness she felt. She has also never forgotten the unconditional love she received from the pregnancy centre and from God. Julia wants God’s unconditional love to live on through her as she comforts those in distress and shares the hope that gave her son life. What a blessing it is to see how God has worked in her life and to know that we were a small link in the chain of God’s plan for Julia. I so love the work of pregnancy care ministry! It is life giving! And His “Love Lives On …” I believe we all have many opportunities to live out 2 Corinthians 1:4, to comfort those in trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received. Comfort means to soothe in time of affliction or distress; to offer solace in time of grief or fear; to provide help, assistance and support. That is pregnancy care ministry! When you support CAPSS, you help to establish, equip, and encourage pregnancy centres across Canada. You help “God’s Love Live On” through the work of CAPSS affiliate pregnancy centres. Together, as we partner for life, we are living out 2 Corinthians 1:4 - we are comforting those in trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. Thank you for being an important part of this work! Lola French, Executive Director read more