Episode 538

Ultrasound Machine in New Mexico, Serving With Boldness & Jesus Meets Our Deepest Needs

Feb 5, 2024

Thanks to God’s faithfulness, the generosity of donors and the hard work of partners, there’s a new ultrasound machine in New Mexico. This one is in the Legacy Pregnancy Resource Center in Hobbes, New Mexico. The day after Alli McCarty graduated college, she went on her first mission trip. She wasn’t a believer yet, but a few weeks after that life-changing experience, she put her faith in Christ. A desire for missions was ignited. And, in Acts 3 a man asked Peter and John for money. The giving of alms to the poor was a regular expression of faithfulness and worship to God.

Transcript

Thanks to God’s faithfulness, the generosity of donors and the hard work of partners, there’s a new ultrasound machine in New Mexico. This one is in the Legacy Pregnancy Resource Center in Hobbes, New Mexico.

Janet Waldrop, executive director of the Center, said the placement of the machine on Jan. 23 was an example of God’s providence.

The center is the latest recipient of an ultrasound machine from the Psalm 139 project.

Because of the restrictions on abortion in Texas, Waldrop said the center frequently gets calls and visits from women coming from cities like Dallas, Fort Worth or even Houston, in addition to their New Mexico clients. Legacy has seen an increase in client appointments over the last several months.

The Baptist General Convention of Texas also worked to get the machine in place.

Legacy plans to put the ultrasound into action as soon as training is complete.

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The day after Alli McCarty graduated college, she went on her first mission trip. She wasn’t a believer yet, but a few weeks after that life-changing experience, she put her faith in Christ. A desire for missions was ignited.

Alli says that time spent on mission was instrumental in bringing her to Christ.

There was just something about “seeing true Christians living out authentic faith on the mission field.” “Going overseas to serve was something that shaped me, grew me and taught me the urgency of needing to share Christ,” Alli said.

Alli is now living in Hungary, learning the language, and preparing to reach students through teaching business skills in a collegiate setting. She’s been on the field for a couple years, and she’s seeing God’s plan come to fruition. The war in Ukraine has fostered her love of refugees. As Ukrainian refugees have found a safe haven in Hungary, she’s found herself spending half her day learning Hungarian and the other half serving those displaced. Alli is thankful for the way God shaped her in between her calling and her commissioning.
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Every day, hundreds of thousands of people die without the hope of Jesus. Your faithful prayers will make a difference. That’s why the IMB created a free 18-month calendar, called “Impacting Lostness Through Prayer”. It provides guidance, reminders and encouragement as you pray for individuals and communities who have yet to hear the gospel. Learn more about this free resource at IMB.org/prayercalendar.
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In Acts 3 a man asked Peter and John for money. The giving of alms to the poor was a regular expression of faithfulness and worship to God. But on this occasion, lacking money, Peter gave the man what he did have — Jesus! In the name of Jesus, Peter healed the lame man and stood him up to walk, which resulted in a larger opportunity to proclaim the Gospel and power of Jesus.

As Jesus said, we always have the poor and needy around us. Sometimes they need money, sometimes they need care and a kind word. But we should always be certain that they need Jesus, just as we all do.

Be it evangelism, discipleship or expressions of care, may we give of what we have, and meet people’s deepest needs with the name of Jesus in word and deed.

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