I was first introduced to this program in Venice, Florida. I was amazed at how it truly worked and how the young women loved attending. This is more than a program of learning how to be the best parent you can be, it is a program that allows the centre to show the fruit of the spirit, love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance. The young women of today are in need of all.
Returning to Canada, I felt it would be a positive step for Peterborough Pregnancy Support Centre to share this program. The center is growing in numbers. Since implementing the program, we currently have eight young women who truly enjoy attending the E.W.Y.L. Program. The program is awesome. It allows the building of trust and love with the young women.
One young woman came to the centre for the EWYL Program and stated she had to go to court. I asked if it would be ok if we prayed for her and she accepted. Returning the next week for lessons she stated that we must have prayed a lot for her, for the charges were being dropped.
Another young mother gave her baby up for adoption. Upon her return to the centre she accepted the Lord as her Savior.
I thank God for the Pregnancy Support Centres as well as the EWYL programs. For with the two joining as one, the women have a place to feel safe, and the EWYL program enables them to be the best parent they can be.
I personally thank God that I am a part of the centre and the EWYL Program. Through God we can make a difference in the lives of these young mothers.
- Susan C Jones
- Center Director