Vol.34, September 2018


The Great Hall at Sinclair Conference Center


Client Testimonies &
Star Parker, Founder & President, CURE

You’re here to be light, bringing out the God colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Matthew 5:14 - 16a (THE MESSAGE)

We can’t change the world, but we can change Dayton! If you feel led to sponsor a table and invite guests to help us raise $400,000, please contact Jenny Shoup at 937-298-9998, ext. 1111 or jenny.shoup@womenscenter.org.

Table Sponsor opportunities are available until September 14. Table Host Orientations, for table sponsors who choose to host and invite guests, include event details, invitations, and other information to ensure an enjoyable evening. Orientations are offered on Thursday, September 20, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. or Saturday, September 22, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the Kettering MVWC. Please RSVP by September 19 to Jenny Shoup.

Star Parker, one of few national black conservative leaders, is founder and president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE), a public policy institute in Washington, D.C. that promotes market-based solutions to fight poverty and transition America’s poor from government dependency.

Before her involvement in social activism, Star experienced seven years in the grip of welfare dependency. After a Christian conversion, she changed her life. Today, CURE leads a network of 800 pastors serving in at-risk communities across the country, and hosts BlackCommunityNews.com. In 2017, she joined the White House Opportunity Initiative task force to share ideas on how to best fix our nation’s most distressed zip codes. This year, Star was appointed to the U.S. Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Commission. On Friday, November 2, Star will speak to how abortion has deeply hurt our society, and what we can do about it.

Adopt a Family this Christmas!

Looking for a meaningful family or group opportunity to share the Gospel, while meeting the needs of others this Christmas? Your family, church, small group, Sunday School class, business, or organization can sponsor a client family and purchase gifts for them this Christmas! Last year, 79 clients were adopted and blessed! Three made decisions for Christ, and two rededicated their lives to the Lord! To adopt a family, contact Shari Armstrong at 939-298-9998, ext. 1115, by Nov. 2.

Looking Ahead...

Sept. 14
Table Sponsorship commitments due

Sept. 20 & Sept.22
Gala Table Host Orientations

Oct. 19 & 20
Volunteer Training*

Nov. 2
Gala Fundraising Event

Sanctity of Human Life Month
(Speakers available January 6, 13, 20, & 27.)

*Oct. 19, 6:30 - 8:30 pm and Oct. 20, 9 am – 5 pm at the Kettering MVWC. Applications available here. For more information, contact Karen Morningstar: 937-298-9998, Ext. 1108, or karen.morningstar@womenscenter.org.

"I Am Now Happy About My Choice"

The MOMs program helped me learn a lot about myself. For example, I was holding onto past mistakes instead of learning from them and moving forward. However, I learned that I am a good mom and a good person. MOMs helped me grow as a woman. I don’t feel unworthy anymore. I feel appreciated and loved. I learned about SIDS, discipline, and techniques that will help me to better raise my children. I am now happy about my choice to keep this baby and I know that I am doing the right thing despite what others may think.

North Dayton MVWC is now OPEN!

Thank you ministry partners! We are blessed to announce that our fourth location is now open and serving clients Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11:00am to 4:00pm! Services at this center include pregnancy testing, limited ultrasound, and STI Testing (under certain criteria).

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/.

Volunteer Training

Friday, October 19 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Saturday, October 20 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Applications available Here or contact Karen Morningstar:
937-298-9998, Ext. 1108, or karen.morningstar@womenscenter.org.

Previous LifeLight Newsletters

June 2018

March 2018

December 2017

Volunteer and Liaison Newsletter - November 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.

We have so many blessings to count: We are a ministry that is all about Christ's love and His desire to save and change people's lives for His Kingdom purposes. Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name. Psalm 100:4 (NIV) Reflect on the riches of His love and blessings and know how grateful we are for your partnership with this ministry!

Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

sanctity of Human Life Poster

January is Sanctity of Human Life Month

At a Focus on the Family conference, an audience member asked Dr. Dobson how to engage the Church in the pro-life effort. He responded: To answer that question, let me first tell you a story about Winston Churchill. At the end of WWII, Churchill was giving an interview in which the reporter asked Churchill to reflect on the time that Great Britain entered the war with Germany. He asked, 'What were you thinking? You were out gunned, out manned, and out flanked on every front; how did you ever think you could win against the Hitler War Machine?'

Churchill responded: 'We never thought we could win; our only strategy was to hang in there long enough until the United States entered the war, and then we knew we couldn't lose.'

Dobson went on to apply the metaphor by saying: I have bad news for each of you pregnancy centers: just as Great Britain was never going to defeat Germany, you're never going to win the war on abortion. But I want to encourage you to hang in there until the Church enters the war, because when she does you will not lose!* (Care Net Center Insights Blog/Mary Chapman/October 26, 2015) On January 13, 1984, President Ronald Reagan issued a proclamation designating the first national Sanctity of Human Life Day in response to the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion in 1973. Since then, churches around the United States recognize Sanctity of Human Life Day on the third Sunday of January.

To help your church recognize the sanctity of life in January, 2019, we can provide the following:

  • MVWC speaker/representatives and client testimonies
  • Complimentary Sanctity of Human Life brochures (2018 example shown)
  • MVWC brochures and volunteer information

Please contact your pastor today about Sanctity of Human Life (SOHL) so we can share this life-saving information in your church! Contact Jenny Shoup today (937) 298-9998, Ext. 1111 or jenny.shoup@womenscenter.org. to schedule a presentation for January 6, 13, 20, or 27!

Resource Needs

Huber Heights

Gerber Formula (especially Gentle), Stage 2 Baby Food-Fruits/Veggies; Gently Used or New: Boys/Girls 2T-5T Clothes, Winter, Maternity Clothes; The Beginner's Bible: Timeless Children's Stories


The Beginner's Bible: Timeless Children's Stories, 10-15oz Head-to-Toe Baby Wash, 10-15oz Baby Lotion; Gerber Baby Formula; Gently Used or New: P-5T Boys/Girls Coats, Hats, Gloves, Mittens; Boys/Girls 2T-5T Clothes; Infant/Toddler Socks; Bassinets, Cribs, Toddler Beds, Crib Sheets, Wash Cloths, Hooded Towels, Baby Monitors, Humidifiers, Handmade Toys (Dolls, Bears, Balls)


Gently Used or New: 3T Boys Clothes; 5T Girls Clothes, 2T-5T Boy/Girl Winter Coats, 9-13 Toddler Winter Tennis Shoes/Boots, Crib Sheets, Head-to-Toe Baby Wash; The Beginner's Bible: Timeless Children's Stories

Volunteer Opportunities

If you are feeling God's calling to be a part of demonstrating Christ's love and making a difference in lives, there are many volunteer opportunities with MVWC. We need Resource volunteers, GIFT Leaders, Childcare volunteers, Client Advocates and occasional help in various ways. I would be happy to share how you can become involved. Please contact Karen at Karen.Morningstar@womenscenter.org or (937) 298-9998, Ext. 1108 for more information.

Speaker Bureau Training

If you enjoy speaking and sharing the good news about what the Lord is doing through the ministry, consider joining the Speakers' Bureau! We share the ministry throughout January with churches requesting a MVWC representative. Scripts and other information are provided at the training.

Speaker Bureau Training
Thursday, December 6
MVWC Kettering Multipurpose room

Contact Jenny for more information: (937) 298-9998, Ext. 1111 or jenny.shoup@womenscenter.org.

Volunteer Training

February 15-16 at Kettering
Friday 6:30pm - 8:30pm ~ Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Application Deadline is January 31, 2019

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

Save the Date!

Walk 4 Life 2019
Saturday, May 18

August Statistics


Total Client Visits: 163
Inital Client Visits: 59
Ultrasounds: 26
Chose Life: 29


Total Client Visits: 87
Inital Client Visits: 31
Ultrasounds: 20
Chose Life: 20


Total Client Visits: 81
Inital Client Visits: 23
Ultrasounds: 12
Chose Life: 11

N. Dayton

Total Client Visits: 19
Inital Client Visits: 11
Ultrasounds: 7
Chose Life: 1

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Dayton, OH 45439
Tel: (937) 298-9998

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Huber Heights,
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Tel: (937) 424-2386


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