Jul 26

The Answer To A Very Specific Prayer… Years In The Making

The Answer To A Very Specific Prayer…
Years In The Making.

Helps Starts Here is our tagline.

We want to be the first place women and families come to when facing an unplanned pregnancy. We want them to start their decision-making journey with us…at a place that offers love, grace and practical support and one that won’t profit from the choice they make. For years we have been saying, “If they don’t know we exist, how can we help them?”

It was a hot summer day 3 years ago when the Lord led me to the Medical Park Plaza across the street from Tucson Medical Center. It’s in this plaza women from all sides of the city come to have abortions. My dermatologist at the time practiced in the same area so I was there regularly. That particular day I had an appointment and after getting back into my car I observed a couple standing outside of the abortion clinic clearly unsure about whether or not to go in.

As much as I wanted to, I knew that I was not allowed to address people on the clinic property so I remained in my vehicle and prayed. I was so burdened and questions filled my mind. “Did they know about our free services? Were they aware of all their options? Did they know there were people like us who loved them and their unborn baby?” She was crying… he was listening… and both their faces showed their angst. After talking for a long time they gave one another an embrace and stepped inside.

As I prayed, I slowly began driving through the plaza and noticed several buildings for sale. The one I found most intriguing was the one on the corner at the front end of the parking lot. It was like a cornerstone…a lighthouse in a dark place. The thought quickly entered my mind, “If our pregnancy center was located here, we may have been able to care for that couple and many others like them who are literally on their way into the abortion clinic.” I drove back to the office and shared my experience with John Tabor, former Executive Director of Hands of Hope. Soon an idea turned into a major prayer request. As we invited others to join in our prayer efforts we realized that some community members had been praying similar prayers for decades. Specifically that God’s Kingdom would reign in the Medical Park Plaza.

God heard our prayers and answered in a big way this past fall when a generous donor along with a handful of key leadership purchased the 2,800 square foot corner building in the Medical Park Plaza for us! It was the very building we had asked God for years earlier! These individuals understand that in the midst of issues as politicized as abortion and sexuality we must be present with the people that are being impacted and love them.

Being present now means being even closer to those we have been called to love and care for. Because of our faithful donors, like you, we have always offered services free of charge. This additional location will have the capacity to serve more of our client demographic in a medical plaza that lends credibility to the compassionate, professional care we have offered since 1981, but we need your help.

On behalf of the women, children and families we serve,

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Elisa Medina
   Executive Director

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“Our new location is like a lighthouse in stormy waters. It is a beacon of hope in the Medical Plaza for those who believe abortion is their only option. We are right there, on the corner, another way, another option… ready to respond with kindness, compassion, respect and excellence.” ~ Cindi Buller, Client Services Director

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“As we move forward with this great opportunity the Lord has granted, we must remember that our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms (Ephesians 6:12). The abortion providers are not the enemy, women and men considering abortion are not the enemy…the enemy is the enemy. If we are going to have victory over Satan we must act like Jesus and walk in His powerful light! We must combat hatred with love and judgement with grace and mercy. If we do this I am convinced that we will see more lives saved and transformed!” ~ Joanie Hammond, Hands of Hope Tucson Board Chair

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Advisory board member Brad Smith, along with his family, hold up the 2×4 signed with promises and scriptures that will be built into the structure during the remodel.

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“It will be a place of overflowing hope, joy and peace to overcome fear.” (Rom 15:13) ~ Jo Winslow, HR and Finance Director


Just like you sustained us last summer during our critical financial situation, we are asking you to advance us again in this ministry-launching opportunity! The Lord has purposely given us a building in the Tucson Medical Park Plaza, only steps away from where women come to have abortions.

The building is a miracle, placed in a strategic location, but it needs significant remodeling to maximize our impact and we are asking you to join us!

To date, this is the biggest opportunity our ministry has ever been given to reach vulnerable women, children and families. Can you imagine with us the lives that will be saved? What it will mean for women and families to have the tangible resources Hands of Hope offers at their greatest point of need?

$250,000 is needed to prepare the facility before we are able to serve clients.

Can you see yourself playing a role in God’s big picture by partnering with us to make this dream a reality? We need your help to provide life saving services that will impact generations to come!

We Need You!

Pray. Your prayers mean so much to us during this time of preparation. Pray that God would prepare our hearts and minds as we begin to bring His love and light into the Tucson Medical Park Plaza.

Partner. Your faithful partnership matters more now than ever. Our regular operations budget will increase with this new location so we need your continued financial support.

Give. Your additional gift for this special project will make this vision a reality. We plan to open doors as soon as we are able to finish the remodel so don’t wait! Your gift makes a difference.

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