Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 25, 2022—The Psalm 139 Project, a pro-life ministry of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, in partnership with the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board, has donated an ultrasound machine to Confidential Care Mobile Ministry in Millington, Tenn. The Psalm 139 Project has also donated an ultrasound machine to Hope of the Delta in West Memphis, Ark., as a part of the ERLC’s mission to place 50 ultrasound machines in pregnancy care centers by 2023.
Both dedication ceremonies will be held on Friday, Oct. 28. Details are below:
Confidential Care Mobile Ministry
Date & time: Friday, Oct. 28, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. CDT
Location: 16228 US Highway 51 North, Millington, TN, 38053
Attendees: ERLC’s Director of the Psalm 139 Project, Rachel Wiles, will be present at the event along with Tennessee Baptist Mission Board’s Compassion Ministry Specialist, Beth Moore.
“It is our joy, on behalf of Tennessee Baptist churches, to partner with the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission in providing a new life-saving ultrasound machine to Confidential Care in Millington,” said Randy Davis, executive director of the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board. “The generous Cooperative Program and Golden Offering for Tennessee Missions giving from TBC churches makes this bold support possible. Together, we stand for life.”
Confidential Care Mobile Ministry was founded in 1996 and has three mobile units that provide counseling, pregnancy tests and ultrasounds for clients. The mobile ministry serves eight locations within Shelby County, Tenn. Each mobile unit is equipped with ultrasound equipment and is staffed by medical ministry teams, including a licensed registered nurse and a patient care provider. This specific machine placement is for the ministry’s third mobile unit.
“With the overturn of Roe, we anticipate thousands of women this year in the Mid-South will be seeking a way to obtain an out-of-state abortion,” said Cathy Waterbury, executive director of Confidential Care Mobile Ministry. “The addition of our continuum-of-care vehicle, equipped with this new ultrasound machine, will enable us to go to these women and show them that a new human being is alive within their womb. Once they see the living child on the monitor, many will choose life. This gift of an ultrasound in the hands of our medical ministry team will mean life for hundreds of preborn human babies and will open the door for a clear introduction to the giver of that life.”
Hope of the Delta
Date & time: Friday, Oct. 28, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. CDT
Location: 308 S. Rhodes Street, West Memphis, AR 72301
Attendees: ERLC’s Director of the Psalm 139 Project, Rachel Wiles, will be present at the event along with ERLC Trustee, Todd Howard.
Hope of the Delta was founded in 2001 by Harmony Baptist Association. They have locations in Pine Bluff, West Memphis and Stuttgart, Ark., and a mobile unit that serves five counties. The center’s purpose is to ensure that women, men, students and families have a safe place to turn when facing pregnancy decisions, making sexual health choices and seeking emotional healing from pregnancy loss, abortion or miscarriage. Hope of the Delta serves approximately 700 clients annually. They offer medical services such as:
- Pregnancy testing;
- Limited obstetrical ultrasounds;
- STD screenings;
- Prenatal and parenting classes;
- Fatherhood programs;
- Post-abortion and sexual abuse recovery.
“The ultrasound machine is vital to saving unborn lives by providing mothers with a picture of their baby and the sound of its heartbeat,” said Tamela Turbeville, executive director of Hope of the Delta.
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.com.