Vol.33, March 2018

A Letter From The Executive Director

North Dayton Site Update

Due to the faithfulness of God and generous donors, the Miami Valley Women's Center anticipates opening our fourth location at 4247 Philadelphia Dr. in North Dayton! We praise God for the men and women who serve weekly and have drawn the building plans, acquired permits, placed drywall, painted, installed electric, phone lines, and data ports. We continue to progress with major renovations such as plumbing work for the clinic and installing walls for the second floor.

Two Staff members are hired and began their training at the Kettering office early March! For current volunteer needs, please contact Karen Morningstar at 937-298-9998, Extension 1108. Job opportunities are posted on our employment page. Thank you to all who have responded to the call to serve clients or financially support this project!

Watch for the opening date announcement on our Partners of the Miami Valley Women's Center Facebook page!

Serving Him,
Tiffany Seifman
Executive Director


In 2016, 57 unborn babies were aborted EVERY DAY in Ohio. In Montgomery, Greene, and Miami County combined, 3 to 4 were aborted every day (OH Department of Health, 2016). WE NEED YOU! Become a sponsored walker or sponsor a walker today! Know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain! Every dollar raised will help save the lives of the unborn in our area! Sponsor forms are available at miamivalleywomenscenter.org, any of our three centers, or participating churches.

Our Goals

$1,260

Helps Save an Unborn Life!

Based on our annual budget compared to the number of women who chose life last year.

$1,000

Provides 8 Cribs

Earns a Lifesaver Dinner Club Membership

$500

Provides 6 Car Seats

Earns a Special Prize

$300

Provides 6 Cans of Formula &
6 Boxes of Diapers

Earns a Walk 4 Life T-Shirt

Go to our Walk 4 Life Page for fundraising tools:
Sample letters, sponsor forms, and FundEasy (an online page you can personalize to raise funds fast by email and social media), or to sponsor someone on FundEasy.

*Based on our annual budget compared to the number of women who chose life last year.

** Reach $300 before the Walk and claim your t-shirt! Call Jenny at (937) 298-9998, Ext. 1111

Become a Sponsored Walker OR Sponsor a Walker


Client Testimony

"Before I Leave We Always Pray"

The MOMs program helped me more than I expected, and the most important thing I learned is how to take good care of my child, which makes me so happy. I have also learned to be me and to be a good woman, wife, and mother to my child. I learned how to trust, understand, and respect my husband, because we love each other. This program also helped me spiritually because every time, before I leave, we always pray! I enjoyed everything about MOMs and the people, so this program is really the best and thank you for everything


Client Testimony

"After Every Session I Was Able to Pray With My Mentor"

I learned a lot about healthy relationships through the MOMs program. For example, you can't change anyone; only they can change themselves; and that healthy relationships require a forgiving heart and mindset, because others will make mistakes. It's helped me to realize and understand that sometimes it's okay to let go. It doesn't mean you're giving up, it just means you're putting your faith and trust in God. I enjoyed most that after every session I was able to pray with my mentor. I'm encouraged to actually get through reading the entire Bible from beginning to end.


We are proud to announce our new partnership with HomeSown.org! If you are planning to buy or sell a home in 2018, HomeSown.org will connect you to a Trusted Local Agent to guide you through the process. When you close, HomeSown.org will make a generous donation to the MVWC to help us continue to minister. Simply go to: https://www.homesown.org/non-profit/miami-valley-womens-center/.

Looking Ahead

View our events calendar to view upcoming events.

This summer: Watch for an opportunity to underwrite the Gala or sponsor a table!

*6:30 - 8:30 pm on Fridays, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm on Saturdays at the Kettering MVWC. Applications available on our volunteer page.

For more information, contact Karen Morningstar:
937-298-9998, Ext. 1108, or karen.morningstar@womenscenter.org.


Previous LifeLight Newsletters

December 2017

September 2017

June 2017

Volunteer and Liaison Newsletter - April 2018

We value you, our volunteers and liaisons, for your ongoing faithful service. Please share this information with your Pastor and congregation through bulletins, announcements and other venues.

Dear Faithful Volunteers!

We begin this month with Resurrection Sunday. We praise the Lord for the hope we have in the Empty Tomb! Thank you for being a part of the Miami Valley Women's Center mission to share that hope with our clients.

April is also Volunteer Appreciation Month. Our verse for this year's Volunteer Appreciation Dinner is "Those who turn many to righteousness will shine like the stars forever and ever." Daniel 12:3b (NLT) Whether you are a prayer warrior, client advocate, a church liaison, office helper, on one of the teams (refreshments, mailings, cleaning crews, work crews),or donate material resources, you are sharing God's love and hope with our clients and their precious children. You are ALL appreciated and a vital part of our mission to Value Life, Support Families, and Demonstrate Christ's Love,

Karen Morningstar, Volunteer Coordinator


Walk 4 Life

Why this theme?
It was evident that this graphic and theme fit the vision He gave. The Lord has clearly provided the financial resources for our soon to open fourth center. With this, WE NEED many volunteers and additional resources to sustain a fourth center!

Why this verse?
"Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord... know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain." 1 Cor. 15:58b (NIV) He encourages us by saying that as each of us gives ourselves FULLY to His work, we can KNOW that our labor is NOT in vain! The evidence: last year, 714 of our clients chose life! Yet, there are still lives to be saved. We are on the front lines of this battle.

We Walk 4 Life because EVERY DAY in Ohio, 57 unborn babies lose their lives to abortion.
3 to 4 of those occur in Montgomery, Miami, and Greene Counties combined. (Ohio Dept. of Health, 2016) He indicates that "labor" is involved! So please prayerfully consider your goal and how you can encourage others to become a sponsored walker. We've provided many tools to help sponsored walkers!

Check out the fresh, new look of our donor website, miamivalleywomenscenter.org, and go the Walk 4 Life page for details on how to become a sponsored walker, or how to sponsor a walker. If your church is not promoting the Walk 4 Life, please consider asking your Pastor to partner with us for life. Contact Jenny Shoup for t-shirts, sponsor envelopes, and additional materials. If you are a liaison and was unable to attend the Kick-off event, please contact Jenny as soon as possible at (937) 298-9998, Ext. 1111 or jenny.shoup@womenscenter.org.

Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 6:00-8:20pm

We will be taking reservations beginning March 12. There will be a sign-up sheet at each MVWC location. If you have any questions, please contact Karen at 937-298-9998, Ext. 1108 or Karen.Morningtar@womenscenter.org.

Volunteer Training

June 15-16 at Kettering

Friday 6:30-8:30pm
Saturday 9:00am to 5:00pm

October 19-20 at Kettering

Friday 6:30-8:30pm

Saturday 9:00am to 5:00pm

If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering and attending the Training, please contact Karen Morningstar at Karen.Morningstar@womenscenter.org or 937-298-9998, Ext. 1108.

Volunteers Needed MVWC North Dayton

4247 Philadelphia Drive
Dayton, OH 45405

Intake Volunteers are needed on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for four-hour shifts (11:00am-3:00pm and 12:00pm-4:00pm). If you or someone you know may be interested, please contact Karen Morningstar for more information at Karen.Morningstar@womenscenter.org or 937-298-9998, Ext. 1108.

Material Donations

Kettering

Baby Food
Baby Cereal
10 oz or 12 oz Bottles of Baby Wash, Baby Shampoo, Baby Lotion (we are totally out!)
Girl/Boy Clothing: 2T-5T
Hats, Gloves, Coats:18month-5T
NEW Pajamas/Sleepers: Preemie-12months
Baby Monitors, Baby Care Basics Kits
"The Beginner's Bible Timeless Children's Stories"
Maternity Clothes: XS, XL-3X

Calling All Volunteers!

Bulk Mailing

Friday, March 9 - 9:00am Kettering
Friday, June 22 - 9:00 Kettering

If you can help, please contact Karen at (937) 298-9998, Ext. 1108 or Karen.Moningstar@womenscenter.org.

February Statistics

Kettering

Total Client Visits: 159
Inital Client Visits: 53
Ultrasounds: 25
Chose Life: 26

Huber

Total Client Visits: 116
Inital Client Visits: 36
Ultrasounds: 14
Chose Life: 20

Xenia

Total Client Visits: 88
Inital Client Visits: 14
Ultrasounds: 15
Chose Life: 14


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Miami Valley Women's Center

24-hour Careline (937) 298-2822

Kettering - Main Office

2345 W. Stroop Rd.
Dayton, OH 45439
Tel: (937) 298-9998

Huber Heights

7079-A Taylorsville Rd.
Huber Heights,
OH 45424
Tel: (937) 236-2273

Xenia

245 S. Allison Ave.
Xenia, OH 45385
Tel: (937) 374-0001

North Dayton

4247 Philadelphia Dr.
Dayton, OH 45405
COMING SOON!

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