About April Gruber: Our hope is in Jesus Christ. What an amazing blessing that is! No matter what we face, we know we have a God who loves us and will be there with us every step of the way. But what if you were facing a life-changing event, and you did not have that hope?
Years ago, a lady in my house church who volunteered at the Miami Valley Women’s Center encouraged me to do so as well. I had the sense that it would be in my future, but I couldn’t figure out how to invest that time with young kids at home. In 2013, God opened my eyes to the atrocities happening in abortion centers. Not just with babies, but to the mothers as well. I felt God calling me to the Miami Valley Women’s Center. It was time! I have been there 4 years now, and it has been an immense blessing!
Currently, I am an Intake Volunteer at the MVWC. I typically meet with women facing an unplanned pregnancy. I try to determine their physical and spiritual needs, supervise pregnancy tests and assist in their decision making process. I meet new people every week, from very different walks of life, and their life situations can be as diverse as they are. With the help of the Holy Spirit, my goal is to be a good listener, speak truth, and show love.
Pray for April: Apex can be praying for me to be bold in sharing where my hope comes from. I am an introvert for sure. Only with God’s hand on me can I do what I do at the women’s center. Pray for women who are in crisis pregnancy. That they would not be ruled by fear, but learn with God, even the most impossible circumstances can have hope.
Message for Apex: Something I have learned over time, is that God calls us all to ministry. We have such diverse passions, so our ministries may look different. I would encourage the Apex community to pray about where or who God wants you to pour into. Being in God’s will is the best place to be!
The Miami Valley Women’s Center has all sorts of amazing programs and volunteer opportunities. If you would like to know more about the wonderful ministry God is doing at the MVWC, please contact me. I would love to talk to you more about it.