All human life is valuable. We know that God creates and sustains it. We are all created in His own image, and for His purpose. As followers of Jesus, we come to know how special and sacred life really is, and how loved we are by our Maker.
Pastor Greg Piken, who oversees Journey’s Local Outreach Ministry, recently met with the hardworking and devoted staff of the Torrance Pregnancy Help Center (PHC). As one of the oldest pregnancy health facilities in the country, PHC has been helping young people in the South Bay for over 40 years; PHC is doing incredible work to help provide godly care to new mothers (and fathers). The center also provides free ultrasounds to women who can’t afford prenatal care, as well as offering post-abortion counseling.
Journey recently developed a new partnership with the organization, and we are excited to provide funds for a new state-of-the-art ultrasound machine to be purchased this year. Last Sunday, a PHC representative joined us at Journey to share information and resources for ways to serve as a volunteer at PHC. They are thrilled with how many from Journey signed up to volunteer. But, it does take a village of volunteers to have an impact on these young people and run the day-to-day operations of the facility. Pastor Greg is encouraging those who have a heart for helping with this ministry to sign up and get involved. If you would like more information or to volunteer with Torrance Pregnancy Help Center, click here to visit their website.
This month Journey is hosting a movie night in the Worship Center that will focus on the sanctity of life. The award-winning documentary The Drop Box showcases the efforts of one South Korean pastor to create a safe place for mothers to leave their unwanted babies. It’s a powerful story with an impactful message, and a reminder that every life is precious.