Director’s Cut

Sara Wroblewski – Executive Director

“My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness. I dare not trust the sweetest frame, but wholly lean on Jesus’ name. On Christ the solid Rock I stand all other ground is sinking sand, all other ground is sinking sand.”

Happy New Year!

I love seeing one year come to an end and another year begin. As a year ends, I have the chance to reflect on the changes that have occurred, how I’ve grown, and what I’ve learned about God and myself. I get to remember all the awestruck moments of wonder at seeing God’s handiwork in both big things and small. It’s a sweet time of year where, almost on cue, I find my mind and heart slowing from their usual busy paces to cherish these things and thank the Lord once again for all He has done. As a new year begins, I have the chance for a renewed excitement and anticipation. 366 new days (leap day gives us a whole extra day this year!) holds a lot of possibility and, in my experience, very few of those days are dull!

There certainly never seems to be a lack of excitement here at PCC. God is constantly up to something and working in ways I would never imagine on my own. As 2019 came to a close we had a lot of changes and transitions occur including our South Whidbey Clinic location closing its doors, three members leaving our staff for three different God-ordained reasons, and a new staff member joining our team. There were days it was hard to understand why so much had to happen in such a short amount of time. There were days where tears were more present than laughter. It’s on such tougher days that we must remember to “wholly lean on Jesus name”, knowing that God is still sovereign. Sometimes the process hurt and that’s ok. Growing pains are like that. They stretch us out and sometimes we feel like we can’t take any more, but as they subside, we recognize how much stronger and more ready we are for what’s coming next.

In 2020 we expect to see God continue to do big things at PCC. We are excited for a year of new clients, new babies being saved and born into this world, brand new and renewed salvation decisions being made, and continued provision of financial and material goods that make it possible for the work to keep being done!

We are also excited to start regular Worthy of Love post-abortion study groups this year! Our first one will begin Wednesday, February 5th at 10:00am in Freeland. We will meet every Wednesday from February 5th-March 25th. More information will be made available through our website and in our local churches throughout the month of January. If you or someone you know is interested in participating in this powerful study, or if you have any questions about it, visit our website at https://islandspcc.org/post-abortion/.

As always, thank you for your support of this ministry. We are encouraged by your commitment to the sanctity of life and we covet your prayers as we continue fulfilling the mission before us. May all the glory, honor, and praise go to Christ, our solid Rock!

Oak Harbor Outlet

 

Connie Arroyos – Client Services Director

“And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20

   Happy New Year! Last year went by so quickly and here we are again. I am looking forward to what the Lord has planned for PCC in this new decade. In my time so far here at PCC, the Lord has shown me that nothing is impossible through Him who strengthens us. Just this past year, I’ve watched God move hearts that I thought couldn’t be moved, grow things that were previously thought dead, and in all of that He equipped the volunteers and staff to love on each woman who walks through the door in His strength.

I am so blessed to be part of all He is doing. Here in the clinic our commission is the same as everyone else: Go therefore and make disciples of all nations. We have a beautiful opportunity here where the people come to us!

Have you ever wanted to learn more about sharing your faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ? Do you feel God calling you but are unsure where to begin? I urge you to pray and consider volunteering here at the Clinic. Come and not only see what God is doing, but be part of it all!

”Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.” Matthew 9:37-38

“For even as the body is one and yet has many members, and all the members of the body, though they are many, are one body, so also is Christ.” 1 Corinthians 12:12

Nurse’s Nook

Becca Rodman – Nurse Manager

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Jeremiah 29:11

We did a short interview with our new Nurse Manager, Becca. We hope you enjoy getting to know her!

Q: Where did you attend college and how long have you been an RN?
A: I attended Carroll College in Helena, MT and have been an RN for 12 years.

Q: Tell us a little about your family and where you attend church.
A: I’ve been married to my husband Andrew for 9 years and we have three kids: Carabella (age 5), Tobias (age 3), and Adiana (age 10 mos). We have been attending Life Church for 4 years.

Q: How did you see God orchestrating and confirming your position on the PCC staff?
A: The pieces fell into place quickly and I had never been so excited for a job. God knew even the little things would help confirm my new role at PCC. Just one day before I started at the Clinic I was on a walk with a good friend and a random pedestrian stopped me and handed me a Whidbey painted rock with a picture of a stork carrying a baby bundle. He said, “I seemed the right person for it.” (That rock now sits on Becca’s desk at PCC!)

Q: Many of our readers generously donated funds for you to attend OB Ultrasound training. Tell us a little about those trainings.
A: It was very intense but also such a blessing! We did up to 11-13 ultrasounds a day. Ultimately, I completed just under 70 ultrasounds by the end of two weeks. I was able to train in every trimester of pregnancy and experience some unique findings that helped my skill set. With every ultrasound, I was able to get better at finding the three things we do with limited ultrasound: Checking that the pregnancy is within the uterus, Fetal heartbeat, and Measurements to determine how far along the pregnancy is. By the end of the training I was confident in my skills and in my ability to perform ultrasounds on my own. It was also great to meet many nurses at the training who are in their early 20’s. It was such an encouragement to see that the next generation is just as passionate about saving LIFE as the current one! Q: As the new year begins, we at PCC are all thinking about transitions and goals. What are you excited about as you begin the new year at PCC? A: I am so excited to grow into my new role as Nurse Manager. It has been such a blessing to meet all the staff, volunteers and many of the board members that make PCC such a gift to the community. I hope this next year brings closer relationships, more new clients, new technology and a better understanding of how we can reach more clients by using ultrasound!

We are very fortunate to have Becca on our staff! Please pray for her as she meets with clients and offers life-saving OB ultrasound services to our community!

Fundraising Event Update

Fund Raising Events UPDATE:

The total amount raised from our four fundraising events as well as the Nurse Manager Training Fundraising is:

$81,067.38

Amount as of:12/30/19
Amount does not take out expenses.

Volunteers Needed!

Thank you!

South Whidbey Dessert Banquet

SOHL Sunday

Client Needs:

  • Diapers
    Size NB, 5, & 6
  • Wipes
  • Baby Toiletries
  • Nursing Pads (Disposable)
  • Formula
    Similac Advance
    Similac Pro Advance

Practical Clinic Needs:

  • Postage Stamps
    (For bills & Thank you letters)
  • Gallon & Quart Sized Zip Lock Bags
    (For bagging diapers, wipes & baby clothes.)

Year-To-Date Stats for 2019

Total Appointments1502
Turnarounds to Date22
Pregnancy Testing110
Total Cans of Formula202
Ultrasounds20
Spiritual Conversations318
Total Volunteer Hours1548

Treasurer’s Report

YTD Income$222,435.37
YTD Expenses$198,501.30
Balance$23,934.07