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Happy Thanksgiving from TNN

On this Thanksgiving as we count our many blessings, I thank you for caring in the practical ways that you do.  Your example of love in action is a gift that will truly last . . . for a lifetime.  I send along my warmest wishes and prayers that God will bless you and your loved ones with His grace and peace during this bountiful season . . . and always.

Mary Cunningham Agee, President and Founder

The Nurturing Network

How you can help

Approach a local hospital board near your college about donating medical services for a college student who may require her maternity care at that facility. You may be happily surprised to discover how many local hospitals are looking for worthy causes and programs like the Nurturing Network in order to allocate funds in a productive and meaningful way.

Client Thursdays

“There’s no adequate way to express how deeply grateful I am to The Nurturing Network for all the support that you’ve given to me.  I knew that I could come back intact from this crisis but it depended on receiving some help from others who believed in me.

 

Things are really going well at work.  I will now be able to independently support me and my baby.  Besides the joy I have in being a mother, reentry into nursing has accelerated my road to recovery from the challenges of this situation.  You have no idea how good it feels to be able to do what I love.  I feel purposeful and fulfilled for the first time in a long time.  Thank you.

                                  With love, Carolyn”

 

Client Thursdays

“I am so empowered by this whole experience; being able to continue school without any interruption has given me an incredible strength.  Thank you.”

                                    Tonya

Abandonment

Testimonies of the betrayed and the abandoned women in TNN’s Client files expose the miscalculations and illuminate the disillusionment that inevitably follows a crisis pregnancy: 

 

Most women readily identify four primary sources of pressure or coercion that lead to an abortion “choice”:

           

The father of the baby:

     “It is our relationship or the baby.”

The parents:

     “It is either our financial support or the baby.”

The boss:

     “It is either your job or the baby.”

The peers:

     “It is either your social standing or the baby.”

 

Of course, none of these tradeoffs have anything to do with offering a woman in crisis the “freedom to choose.”  Each ultimatum threatens to impose an emotional toll calculated to force her to make a desperate decision.

 

Please feel free to consider how participation in TNN’s life-affirming program provides tangible support for these women who choose so courageously.  Your participation is encouraged in any way that would be most meaningful to you.

 

Gifts of Support

Campus Outreach:


The Nurturing Network’s Member Resource base has expanded to include a record 2,300 volunteers in TNN’s Educational Network. But we can, and should, do more.  Do you know of a member of your campus community who would appreciate knowing more about our unique services for college and working women?

Mondays with Mary

“Returning to my desk after a beautiful Mother’s Day weekend, I am reminded of our TNN Resource Members and Clients whose compassion and personal witness give this celebration its truest meaning.  As we anticipate the Nurturing Network’s 30th anniversary year, I am moved by the story of hope and healing that TNN has become for over 24,000 mothers and children.  Your generous support is a living tribute to the miracles that can be accomplished when we work together.”                          

Mondays with Mary

“In responding to the call to help build a culture of life, the Nurturing Network is compassionate and refreshingly apolitical.

 

We are not interested in joining the debate over whether and how to remove an alternative, but rather, in how best to provide for the urgent and practical needs of any woman faced with an unplanned pregnancy.”

From Our Mailbox … Aimee

“Dear Mary and all my friends at TNN …

 

Each time I visit your website, I remember how scared and lonely I was the first time I called you.  My daughter is growing up so fast!  And we are having so much fun.  She is alert and happy.  I can only imagine how I will feel when she says she loves me. 

 

                           Thank you … Aimee”

A Joyful Day

Please join with us

and all people of faith

in praying for Pope Francis I

in his vital role

to bring about a more just

and peaceful world.

 

Mary and all your friends

at the Nurturing Network