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Happy New Year!

New Year, New Outreach Opportunities
Lake Odessa Ultrasound room

We are excited to announce that the Lake Odessa location is now able to provide free ultrasounds for clients. We are praising God for providing us with this practical avenue of outreach. Our first client ultrasound was on January 11, 2023! See the photo below! (shared anonymously with permission of mom)

Lake Odessa ultrasound images
Christmas Celebration
Alpha Care Center Christmas Parties

In December, Alpha Care Center had a Christmas party to celebrate Jesus’s birth with clients at both the Lowell and the Lake Odessa Locations. THIRTY-FIVE families were adopted for gifting. A great big thank you to our communities for helping make these celebrations a success—you prayed, volunteered time, and gave financially to help Alpha Care Center spread Christmas Joy!

New Development Assistant
Abigail Gurnsey

My husband, Adam, and I live on a small farm in Ionia right in between the Lowell and Lake Odessa locations. We have two kiddos— Levi (4.5) and Eden (1.5). Our family is also in the home study process to pursue domestic, infant adoption. We grow closer in our relationships with Jesus at Impact Church in Lowell.

The majority of my work experiences been in the credit union world. I have helped many members in local branches. More recently, I was behind the scenes creating and facilitating company training and supporting projects that fostered the company culture within the credit union. I left my career (that I enjoyed greatly!) in June 2022 to be more involved with my family because, as I’ve heard many times, “Your kids are only little once!”

Accepting this part-time role at Alpha Care Center was truly God-Orchestrated and Christa or myself would enjoy telling you of His goodness sometime in person! My heart is burdened for moms because, well, I’ve been there. I’ve had two challenging pregnancies and am now experiencing mom-life to the max.

I am thrilled to use my experience to support an organization that intentionally pours into families in our communities and cannot wait to learn from everyone at Alpha Care Center!

Wondering how to pray with us?

Click on the button below to view our daily prayer calendar.

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Hello June!

GIANT thank you to our volunteers and sponsors! Our Run For Your Life 5K and Family walk LOWELL was a success! We raised almost $10,325 with 80 racers in attendance. Not too shabby! 

If you’re interested in our next race, join us in LAKE ODESSA on August 13th. We will host the same race for the Lake Odessa community. Stay tuned for registration details to be live July 1 on our website

Have you seen our new billboard on I-96? Help us spread the word about our Lake Odessa and Lowell centers. We want all women to know that we are here to help. 
You can help give to and share our billboard campaign

https://secure.fundeasy.com/ministrysync/event/website/home/?e=23259

Help us receive over 120,000 marketing impressions.

Thank you for praying for us! Here is a guided prayer calendar that can help you prayer specifically each day of July …

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Opportunities to be Involved

As we anticipate a summer of pregnancy center focus and increased need, we’ve created some opportunities for you to be involved in during this pivotal and historic time. 
See below for more information about
Reach Her Billboard Campaign
Whoa Baby! Baby Bottle Campaign

Alpha Ambassador of Hope Program

Help us REACH HER! Clearly there is a lot of movement happening in our government that will directly effect our center, and we have been working hard to be prepared for an influx of need. 

We want every pregnant woman to know that we exist and are ready to help her. One of our marketing strategies is an exciting billboard campaign. We invite you to “jump on board!” If you, your church, or your business would like to sponsor our first billboard, click here to donate. All sponsors will be thanked in our monthly updates, which reaches over 1000 people! 

Stop by the center for a bottle to collect change! This is a great way for you to support the center as an individual or family project. You could even be a total rock star and create a campaign at your church or business. We can give you a tote of bottles to hand out at church and guidance for running a smooth campaign

Ambassador of Hope

Are you passionate about empowering women and families? Do you have the ability and heart to connect others with what we do here at Alpha Care Center? We are looking for committed individuals to help us promote our center and events. Our Alpha Ambassadors will help us network to reach more clients and supporters. Robin would love to give you more information and sit and chat about the program.

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Letter from our Executive Director

April 26, 2022

Dear Friends,


 As you know, our focus at Alpha Care Center is on serving people affected by unplanned pregnancy, not on political activism. We are so thankful that every day, we can be the hands and feet of Jesus to families in crisis. With that said,

In September of last year, Texas passed a law-making abortion illegal after a heartbeat can be detected, which is typically around 6 weeks of pregnancy. In the last several months, similar laws have been proposed in other states around the country, including the Dobbs case from Mississippi which has now reached the Supreme Court. Other states, however, are working on legislature to expand abortion access through a variety of means, including making abortion legal up to birth. The increase in legislature around abortion has brought the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling into question, and those on both the pro-life and pro-choice sides have begun to believe that Roe v. Wade may be overturned by the Supreme Court sometime between now and when the court recesses in July. So, what does that mean?

If Roe v. Wade were to be overturned, the decision about whether abortion would be legal would go back to the states. Currently, Michigan has a law on the books from 1931 which bans abortion. However, Planned Parenthood and Governor Whitmer have both taken action in early April to overturn this law. The decision on this is currently pending.

While Alpha is not involved in the political arm of fighting abortion, the decisions that are made in the political realm will affect us. Approximately 1,000 abortions are performed in Grand Rapids every year, right in our back door. If abortion becomes illegal, how many more parents will need our services as they navigate their unplanned pregnancy? If this is the case, we will have an unprecedented opportunity to show the love of Christ.

On the other hand, our state could make abortion legal for even longer periods of gestation. If so, how many more people will need to know about our services which can empower them to choose life? With your prayers, Alpha Care Center will be ready to pivot regardless of the outcome. No matter what happens, we will continue providing nonjudgmental, compassionate care to the community. Our mission will continue to be to promote abundant life by providing holistic services to women and men affected by unplanned pregnancy.

Please pray for us in the weeks and months ahead. Pray that people will see Jesus in each of us in this culture we are called to be salt and light to.


Sincerely,

Christa Wetzel