Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 6, 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 Family Life Center in Shelbyville, Illinois.
A dedication ceremony will be held Nov. 9 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. CST at Family Life Center located at 225 E. South 1st St., Shelbyville, IL 62565. Representatives from the ERLC and Illinois Baptist State Association will be in attendance, along with ERLC Trustee, Scott Foshie. The center will host an open house immediately following the dedication.
“The Psalm 139 Project considers it an honor to partner with pregnancy centers across the country,” said Rachel Wiles, director of the Psalm 139 Project. “All pregnancy centers are doing the difficult work of sharing a countercultural message to those in crisis, but centers in states like Illinois face even more challenges from their state policies. We are privileged to be able to stand beside them and encourage them as they remain faithful.”
Family Life Center operates three locations across Illinois in Effingham, Newton and Shelbyville. This Christian not-for-profit ministry provides practical assistance, education and support to empower and equip women, men and families experiencing pregnancy, parenting and related issues.The PRC in Shelbyville offers parenting and prenatal education, ultrasounds, pregnancy and STI testing, abortion support recovery and material assistance at no cost to clients.
“What a blessing to have an ultrasound machine after 30 years of service in our community,” said Dawn Adrian, executive director of Family Life Center. “We have already been able to use it and see the impact it has to make life-saving decisions. We are so grateful to the Psalm 139 Project for contributing to our local ministry. To God Be The Glory!”
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.
The Southern Baptist Convention is America’s largest Protestant denomination with more than 13.6 million members and a network of over 47,000 cooperating churches and congregations. The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission is the SBC’s ethics, religious liberty and public policy agency with offices in Nashville, Tenn., and Washington, D.C.