Our Lent Project: the Oxford LIFE House
On Mothering Sunday we had a special collection for our Lent Project - the Oxford LIFE House, and volunteers were outside with further information.
LIFE exists to make abortion a thing of the past. The charity has saved thousands of lives across the UK since 1970 through pro-life advocacy and practical help. The LIFE house in Oxford has already given hope and a future to almost 200 pregnant young women who had been homeless, escaping abuse, vulnerable or at risk, and who had previously seen no option but abortion. LIFE gives these woman the freedom to choose life for their children. In the LIFE house, they are given supported accom- modation, practical aid and emotional support along with guidance and life skills aimed at equipping tenants for independent living.
There was a game to estimate which features develop at which stage of the life of the foetus in the womb:
Br Shawn had a go at holding a replica of an unborn baby:
It costs just £11 to house a mother and her child for a day and to provide them with this dedicated support. This is our chance to do something practical to save the lives of the unborn.
It being Mothering Sunday, there were daffodils available to give to mothers:
The second collection brought in over £3,000. Collection boxes are still available at the back of church, and donations can be made (and gift-aided) until the end of Eastertide.
Find out more: www.lifecharity.org.uk