Sunday, January 30, 2011


It is now after midnight...and once again, I cannot sleep.
I am thinking about Pastor Ron's sermon this morning about the Cadet theme. " A cord of three strands is not quickly broken'. This made me think about our mission.
The Bible says that "Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken"
The young women who seek our services may be overpowered by the overwhelming news of an unplanned pregnancy. We are there to defend defend her against Satan's power to terminate the pregnancy, to put herself in a vulnerable situation, to feel worthless, to feel unloved and lost, to let others convince her that she is too immature to be a good mother etc. etc. etc.
But, we know of a third strand........the power of Jesus and the fact that He will be there to guide and protect them both (the mother and the child).
We must follow this. We know that God will not let us be quickly broken. We MUST stay strong and united with God and each other. We are all meant to do this.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Hey, did you read the Clinton paper under Londesborough News? Nice advertising for us. Apparently, in the Blyth paper the Londesborough headline says "New pregnancy centre opening" and in the Goderich paper has a letter to the editor published. Lots of good free advertising.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Edited settings

Hello everyone, I have edited the settings, so you will receive an email when a new post is made on the blog. Please add to it as you is for all of us

Sunday, January 23, 2011


Kerry Vandergrift, the Executive Director from Beginnings, will be meeting Linda and I on Friday January 28 at Room2Grow. She wants to see our centre and talk about joining their agency. This would be wonderful! Beginnings is a recognized agency with ties to all denominations. I had someone ask me just the other day since we do not receive any government funding, we don't we go into "The dutch used store". While I honestly do appreciate that Clinton CRC is giving out tax receipts, it is not our goal to be known as another "Dutch school, dutch church, dutch used store"
This centre can only be successful if we join hands with all denominations. We are thankful that this is happening.
So, ya, pray for us on Friday that we make a good impression and Kerry realizes that we are a team of very dedicated Christian women.
We thank you all for all your efforts, hard work, networking and dedication. This centre is truly a blessing.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Londesborough UCW

Well, I spoke to 22 women last night. They were very receptive to our mission. They were also very surprised that there was such a need here (not in my backyard syndrome) I requested prayers, support and asked them to spread the word about Room2Grow. There a minister from the United Church in Seaforth there as well, she wanted a poster for her church too. So the word is being spread. Check Clinton paper under Londesborough news, Brenda Radford will be writing an article about it too.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Training today

Wow, what an amazing training session today! To have someone talk so openly and honestly about adoption was truly a miracle. And just when we were in training session part about We learned so much from her, to truly understand how she felt.
Thank you Laurie for making a list of questions to ask, I know that will truly be a wonderful teaching tool.
Thank you Michelle and Laurie for the lovely Thank you cards.
I have ordered a sign for the front entrance. They are coming tomorrow to measure and it likely be done by the end of the week. Exciting!
All the best tomorrow Linda V !
Linda R

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Privacy in the blog

This blog has been set up so the support team can make posts. But, the young women can certainly add comments to your posts. An email will be sent to me before the comments are posted, this will give more security and confidentality to the site. (Something like a password)
I value your comments on this, please feel free to let me know what you think.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Well, God has been awesome! Room2Grow's doors are open at 9 Rattenbury Street Clinton. The training has begun and the community support has been amazing. There has been no negative feedback at all.
The goal of this blog is for the peer workers to support each other with prayer requests. As well, this could be a more private website to let everyone know what the needs are of the women we are supporting.
I hope that you feel free to post your joys, frustrations and questions. No one is expecting you to do this mission alone
May God bless you all
Linda R