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Post Written: December 15, 2016

Dear Life Advocate,

Every woman has a dream. This includes those who come to one of our centers facing an unplanned pregnancy and considering abortion.

Fearing she was pregnant, Sarah googled keywords “abortion clinic” and because we compete online for the top spot on Google in order to reach young women like Sarah, Hands of Hope came up on her screen. She made an appointment and found herself walking through our doors.

Sarah once dreamed of owning her own coffee truck, however life took an unexpected turn and her dreams nearly became a distant memory. She shared that she was a stripping for a living, had a previous abortion and had lost custody of two children. She was so afraid of being pregnant again and losing her income.

Sarah’s boyfriend who accompanied her, looked tired and worn from life’s circumstances. He shared, “I don’t feel we are prepared to be parents.”

When Sarah had her ultrasound she was shocked to see a very active 15 week old baby. She was contemplating abortion but agreed to come back and meet with us once more before her final decision. Before she and her boyfriend left we were able to share the love of Jesus with them. We told them that they were loved and had value – no matter the decisions that were made in the past. We told them we believed in them and that God had a plan regarding this pregnancy!

After they left, we printed the baby’s sonogram picture and hung it up in our “prayer room” to pray over. We even named the little one Cappuccino because of the dream mommy once had of owning her own coffee business.

Sarah didn’t come back in for her follow-up appointment, but we continued reaching out to her and we continued praying! Five weeks later Sarah arrived at our doorstep seeking prenatal care. She had chosen life!!!!!

At Hands of Hope we embrace, enlighten and empower women to choose life and keep on dreaming.

... And we too have a dream... a dream in which all mommies, like Cappuccino’s mom, choose life. It costs approximately $1,500 to save a life at Hands of Hope and we need your help.

Thanks to the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit, any gift you give to Hands of Hope before the end of the year, up to $400 for those filing individually and up to $800 for those filing jointly, qualifies for a dollar-for-dollar credit on your 2016 state taxes! This tax credit is an addition to other credits such as the Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization contributions and reduces what you pay in Arizona State Taxes.

Through this credit you can help give another woman her dreams back! I urge you to send your life-saving gift today.

Thank you so much for your continued support. From all of us here at Hands of Hope, I would like to wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

P.S. For Federal tax purposes, please be aware that all contributions postmarked by December 31, 2016 will be tax-deductible in 2016. IRS Publication 526 on charitable giving states: A check you mail to charity is considered delivered on the date you mail it.

For the women and families we serve,

John Tabor

John Tabor

In 2010 John was ordained as a Pastor in recognition of his ministry in the lives of those he serves.  John is a proud husband, father and grandfather.

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