by Macy Froetschner, an Indiana high school student

Several months ago, God called me to take on an excellent project! He did so through my grandma. I was talking to her about the For Life movement when she mentioned how she wished she was more involved. I suggested that she buy a bag of diapers and donate it to her local pregnancy center. Then I had an idea! What if I collected supplies through my church and then donated them to a pregnancy center once a month? I found a center near me—Life Centers—and then created a proposal for my church’s board—and waited.

As humans we like to believe that these things are in our control. We think that we are the ones who make service projects come to life, but we are wrong. It is God who works these miracles. As Ephesians 2:10 says, God created good works for us to do.

After I got approval from our church board, I decided to have a baby shower. I asked my congregation to bring in baby and toddler supplies. The generosity of my congregation reflected God’s grace in our lives—one hundred and thirty-four items and one hundred dollars in cash! The next day we hurried the donations to our pregnancy center. The ladies there were extremely grateful. Now, donations from a small church in Indiana will show scared women the love and mercy of God and help them to choose life for their babies.

Protecting and valuing life is possible at any age or in any situation. The joy that radiates from the people who benefit from the service is unlike anything I could have imagined. I am so grateful for all the people who helped me, my congregation, and my pastor along the way. Above all I am grateful that God has chosen our little church to serve the women and families in our community. I did not do anything to make these things possible, but rather followed as God led the way. To God be all the glory.

“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10