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ERLC’s Psalm 139 Project to Dedicate Ultrasound Machine at The Care Center

Funding Provided By Tennessee Governor and Legislature

Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 2, 2023 —The Psalm 139 Project, a pro-life ministry of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, has donated an ultrasound machine to The Care Center in Spring City, Tenn.

There will be an open house celebration with tours of the center August 7 beginning at 3:00 p.m. EST followed by a dedication ceremony from 5:00-6:00 p.m. EST at The Care Center located at 250 Neal St. Spring City, Tenn., 37381. Representatives from the ERLC will be in attendance.

“We are grateful to partner with The Care Center to provide an ultrasound machine for their new location in Spring City,” said Carlotta White, ERLC’s Psalm 139 Project placement coordinator. “As this center expands its ministry with an office in northern Rhea County, we are confident that more clients will be served with quality pregnancy care that educates and empowers women to choose life. The Care Center will be a strong source of support for families in years to come.”

The Care Center is located in a small town between Knoxville and Chattanooga and has been serving clients in Dayton, Tenn. for nearly 40 years. The center provides pregnancy testing, limited OB ultrasounds, STI testing, education, mentoring, material support and post-abortion education. Additionally, they have a public school education program that serves middle and high school students in five surrounding counties. 

A second satellite office is located in the northern end of Rhea County. Last year, the Dayton location had over 1,100 client visits, and provided over 200 pregnancy tests and 254 ultrasounds. This new center will further expand The Care Center’s ministry in Spring City and the surrounding areas.

“When we decided to grow our ministry in Spring City by opening in a new location, we knew we were stepping out in faith and trusting the Lord to provide,” said Tiffany Soyster, executive director of The Care Center. “He has provided abundantly. We know that this machine will save lives. We know that God will use this machine to draw people to Him. And we also know that without The Psalm 139 Project, and their willingness to allow God to use them in such a way, this machine would not be a reality for us.”

This machine placement was made possible due to Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and legislative leaders allocating $283,100 in the 2022-2023 budget for a partnership with the Psalm 139 Project to place life-saving ultrasound machines across the state.

One hundred percent of financial contributions designated to the Psalm 139 Project go toward purchasing ultrasound machines and providing training for workers. No ERLC Cooperative Program resources are used for these machines. Tax-deductible gifts may be made online to The Psalm 139 Project, or via check to ERLC, 901 Commerce Street, Nashville, Tenn., 37203. Learn more at psalm139project.org.



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