Legacy- a thing handed down by a predecessor.
In the last 25 years the use of the word “legacy” has increased exponentially. Take note of the graph below. Throughout this post I want to explore the reasons why word “legacy” is used now more than ever and what that means for Care Pregnancy Center as an organization and you as a person.
Think back to when you were a child. What did you want to be when you grew up? An astronaut? A mermaid? A princess or prince? A firefighter? I know that I wanted to be a professional athlete at one point. I was dead set on being the greatest softball player to ever live. No one could have convinced 11 year old Ro that being a professional softball player was impossible or unattainable. Yet, I soon realized that being a professional athlete was not the route that I would go down.
There are two things from my childhood that I never want to lose in my adult life.
Care Pregnancy Center (formerly Ark-La-Tex Crisis Pregnancy Center) began in 1994 with the intention of giving women options in their unplanned pregnancies. The courageous men and women that started the “Ark-La-Tex Crisis Pregnancy Center” started a legacy of life in the Ark-La-Tex. Care is now a beacon of light, and since 1994, 1,410 lives have been saved. This is legacy. It is not only staff and volunteers that is participating in this legacy, but each person who has ever given or prayed for CPC. Whether you gave $2 or $2,000,000 you have played a part in this legacy. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Thank you from the saved lives. You have made a difference.
As believers, God has given each of us gifts that suit us perfectly, and they line up with our callings. God gives us everything that we need to love people, to serve him, and to live an abundant life. Our job is to stand up, to speak up, and to love big.
Leave us a comment and let us know how you are leaving a legacy.