At ICU Mobile, our team is unified under one mission. To glorify God, serve women and share the Gospel of life through Christ. But it’s the outcome of successfully completing our mission that results in lasting impact.
How joyful a woman is who chooses both life for her baby and eternal life for herself. While the pregnancy journey may be a difficult one and the uncertainty of what’s to come after birth can be overwhelming, we know that God uses it all for His glory and each woman’s hopeful future.
Most businesses have a mission, vision and values statement that declares why they exist and what outcomes verify their success. Our success is measured in moms and babies united by birth, women feel safe and confident in choosing to continue a pregnancy and give life to their child, even if for adoption.
As our team comes together each day, we take comfort in knowing that we are passionate about our purpose and our outcomes. Our shared faith and purpose mean that we can rest easy knowing that we’re all here for the right reasons and that we will support each other in those efforts. Oftentimes we are faced with completing our missions with little in the way of resources, but big in the area of faith. With faith and hope, we show up each day for the sake of two lives being saved.
How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!
- Psalm 133:1
Feeling led to support the mission of mobile ultrasound? We invite you to visit our secure donation page at https://www.icumobile.org/donate. Your financial support is an answered prayer to our team and encouragement to the women we serve.
Published on Sunday, October 6, 2019 @ 5:17 PM EDT
The prolife movement...it seems odd to call it a movement, doesn’t it? It seems like being “for life” should be the standard. Yet, here we are waging a war within our own country, among our neighbors, for the rights of babies to be given life by their mothers.
Being a financial supporter for the lives of the unborn is most importantly about saving these innocent babies from a horrific and brutal death. We should also look at the potential we’re saving when we fight for the lives of infants. Those infants are the next generation of Americans who can make a significant impact on our country and our world. A generation who might be the very ones to create the cure for cancer. A generation who might have the answer to eradicating hunger on a global scale. A generation who could compel peace among nations.
We’ll never know what those we’ve lost already could have been. What they could have meant to the state of humanity and progress.
There is a way to protect the future generations so they have a chance to be and become exactly what we’ve been waiting for. We give of our time, our money, our resources for the greater good of a legacy that values human life. We give for the minds who have yet to recognize their greatness. And, we give for the women who could be spared from a lifetime of mental anguish and regret.
Giving is the way you show us that you trust and believe in our mission. Giving unites us through a precious asset that bonds us to a responsibility that goes beyond us or you. It goes to the women who deserve better care and it goes to precious infants who deserve the opportunity to live.
Good will come to those who are generous and lend freely, who conduct their affairs with justice. Psalm 112:5
Published on Sunday, September 15, 2019 @ 5:24 PM EDT
For a long time, the narrative has been that if you are Pro-Life, then you are against women. That somehow, in the pursuit of protecting the lives of innocent babies, the pro-life movement is working against the best interests of women. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. The Pro-Life Movement is just that. A movement for life for all. The life of the woman and the life of the unborn. There are 2 lives that hang in the balance, not one.
We’re pro-life and pro-woman. We’re for babies receiving the gift of life and we’re for women having the ability to pursue her future without regret and emotional pain that can never be erased. Through the very act of choosing life, the woman is honored with her ability to see a pregnancy through, to blessing a family with a baby through adoption, to give herself a future free from mourning a loss that she never realized she’d experience. A woman who chooses life provides herself a healthier future, one free from complications, infections, and potentially life-threatening situations that arise from abortion and the lasting effects the procedure leaves in her body.
Choosing life is the most powerful choice a woman can make. A choice that permits her to spend 9 months cultivating a better future for herself and her unborn baby. A choice that permits her to retain control over her body, not allowing someone to cause damage and pain and removal of not only her baby but her hope. Our message is that encouraging women to choose life isn’t only about the baby, it’s about a desire for all women to be healthy, strong, empowered, and able to impact her own life without the demons of death weighing her down for years to come.
The reports of women rushed to hospitals after a botched abortion come all too frequently. It is heartbreaking to think about those women who are bleeding, in excruciating pain, and often alone facing unfathomable aftermath of a procedure that should never have come to be.
Join us as we walk alongside all women for their future and for the life of their unborn babies. Take up a new narrative to be pro-life and pro-woman. There is not one without the other. Each cannot stand on their own. We must be all in for both lives so that each life benefits from our message of love and acceptance.
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. – 1 John 4:7
Published on Thursday, September 12, 2019 @ 11:44 AM EDT
Each day that ICU Mobile affiliates head into communities across America, our mutual calling is renewed to be the hands and feet of God. Though our ministry has been growing for 15 years, it’s still unheard of in many communities and states throughout our country. Through our volunteers and medical professionals who have been called to serve women in their greatest moment of need, we want every abortion-minded woman to have immediate access to ultrasounds right in her very own community. Our hope is that discussions about faith and our unborn babies become commonplace, that serving in unserved communities becomes a normal sight…that our mobile medical ministry can be a comforting resource for women in need of our services.
Who We Are
ICU Mobile is a national pro-life medical ministry that supports affiliates across the country, operating mobile medical units in America’s greatest abortion-minded communities. Our mission is to serve women facing unintended pregnancies by offering hope and purpose only found in the Gospel. It is our mission to save lives of the unborn using ultrasound technology and advocacy and it is our mission to share Christ through word and deed – with each person that steps on an ICU Mobile Unit.
To put it simply, we go to work every day to save the lives of babies and to share the gospel with women facing an unplanned pregnancy. Often, two lives are saved due to the good news of Jesus’s sacrifice for all of us to have hope and a future. What a blessing we experience each time we get the chance to share this message of life!
We aim to see women choose life for themselves and their babies. That may not mean parenting, that may mean adoption. It may mean another family member caring for the baby, but whatever the outcome, our vision is that every woman will carry their baby to term, giving the gift of life to their baby, and ultimately giving herself and child a better future.
We know that abortion ends the life of a child and it robs the mother of her future. The permanent scars left behind on a soul and mind of a woman who chooses abortion cannot be erased and cannot be relieved without the grace of knowing and following Jesus. There is no bringing the baby back. It is tragic and it is final. Our hope is that women will face a future of peace and confidence knowing they gave the gift of life not only to an unexpected child but also to themselves through faith that provides for their future. Life in Jesus Christ is the only true path to peace and a purpose that cannot be matched.
By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. – Romans 5:2
Published on Friday, August 30, 2019 @ 4:22 PM EDT
Our greatest convictions are learned by those who choose to lead in our homes. The bible says “train up a child in the way he will go and he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6). This is a clear direction and promise, that if we invest in our children, it is a solid investment. As we get older, it is easier to see the value and impact of a solid foundation in our children…and in their children. The fight in defense of life is starting much earlier than ever before. With the disturbing and extremely aggressive life-ending abortion policies coming out of NY, Chicago, and other major areas, the cultural value of life has been dismantled and degraded.
So how do we win this war on women and children? How do we save the next generation? The answer is by intentionally investing time teaching them about their identity in Christ. It isn’t a preference, our identity in Christ is God-given, it's perfect, it’s unparalleled and we are beautifully and perfectly made in the image of the awesome and inspiring Creator of all things. It is by teaching them that their decision for life isn’t really a choice at all, once conceived our identity is a truth that cannot be denied. Every life is precious, every life has a purpose. How God made us uniquely, with our own DNA, never to be duplicated, at the very moment of conception, should be protected to the highest level. At that miracle moment, a unique person, male or female is created, their building blocks for development are in place like their eye color, hair color, and blood type. They are fearfully and wonderfully made and our souls know this well.
The most powerful way to ensure our children know this is by raising them to value their God-given identity. Raising them up to be grounded in the Word of God and not the worldly cultural trends offered by their social environment with the new cultural norms which wish to take away the firm foundation that God has so carefully and purposefully given them. What they learn at home really does influence their worldview and life trajectory.
Sadly, our children’s schools have been infiltrated with undesirable information being presented to young children before it even becomes an issue on the playgrounds. Children are exposed to a variety of culturally charged information – usually inaccurate and crude – and are willingly taught it at school and online.
We encourage you to personally lead for your children’s sake in these areas of cultural confusion. Teach your children about the unparalleled blessing of their unique life, their purposeful identity as a boy or a girl, and how God created each and every one of us in his perfect image. It’s a beautiful opportunity to teach them our strength found in scripture and to reinforce the fact that none of us are ever a mistake, because God doesn’t make mistakes.
For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother's womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth. Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; And in Your book were all written The days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was not one of them. – Psalm 139:13-16
Published on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 @ 2:58 PM EDT
According to statistics, almost half of the pregnancies in America are unplanned. According to scripture, absolutely 100% of pregnancies are planned by God.
Many women who are surprised by a positive pregnancy test continue on with the pregnancy, ready and willing to care for a baby they never expected but that they joyfully welcome. We rejoice with them as they accept that even though they may have planned on 3 children, God’s plans are almost never the same as our own. For those women who are devastated by an unplanned pregnancy, there is hope for them, too.
As our ministry sets out each day to reach women who have found themselves in an unthinkable situation, our prayer is to have the message and the heart that relays God’s love for them. We want to help them consider that an unexpected baby is God moving within her life for a purpose greater than what she can understand at that moment. The one thing we do know, is that purpose will eventually be revealed. Probably not that day, maybe not by the time the baby is born, but at the right time, God will make it be known to each woman the purpose He has for her and her child.
With the loudness of the pro-choice/pro-abortion movement, sometimes it can be difficult for some women to hear that message of hope. There are so many messages coming from the media, Planned Parenthood, and women’s rights organizations that tell women that if they didn’t plan that baby, then they shouldn’t want that baby. Our message of hope must become louder than their message of despair.
Through Mary, God showed us centuries ago that even the most unlikely and undesirable circumstances of an unexpected pregnancy great blessing and prosperity can come from it. Each time we park a mobile unit in a neighborhood, and even one woman steps on board, we have confident hope that she will see just how planned and expected her baby really is.
“…but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” – Isaiah 40:31
Feeling led to support the mission of mobile ultrasound? We invite you to visit our secure donation page at https://www.icumobile.org/donate. Your financial support is an answered prayer to our team and encouragement to the women we serve.
Published on Sunday, July 21, 2019 @ 5:26 PM EDT
God is known for showing up in the middle of hard situations, providing a quiet strength with a solid foundation. Our opposition can be loud, but the size of the enemies’ roar doesn’t ensure a victory. The pro-abortion movement is loud. Women who face an unexpected pregnancy are hearing empty promises and offers of help from places like Planned Parenthood. However, when God’s people stand together as one, our voice can be heard. Our voice of hope can reach them. Our message of truth can ring out and be heard by the women who need us. As the pro-life movement grows, so does our impact on the women who will receive the true freedom.
God commanded us to be the hands and feet of Jesus, to be salt and light to the world (Matt. 5:13-16). Our foundation of faith compels us to do all of this and our biggest hope is to save and change lives, one at a time, not just by being loud, but by offering the exact message women need to hear when they need it the most. The fleet across our country of the mobile medical units are those hands and feet.
When woman have options and the ability to make choices, they are empowered to take control of their lives. We want that for them, and we want that control to be guided by the love of a Savior. A Savior who shows them that the only true choice is life. Only one life needed to be given up. His. All others receive freedom through His sacrifice and promise of a future (Jer. 29:11). Freedom isn’t found in abortion. A lifetime of bondage to regret and darkness can be the only result in a choice to terminate life.
At ICU Mobile, we take our resources on the road, into the places where women need us. Every street we travel receives the message of our mission through the very presence of our mobile units. Yes, we provide ultrasounds, pregnancy tests, and guidance to every woman who turns to us for resources and answers. More importantly, we offer each woman the resource to choose eternal life for herself. A woman who hears and knows that she is worthy, that she is valued, and that there is no shame in her situation, is empowered to choose life. She’ll choose life with confidence and peace. She’ll choose life knowing that Jesus chose life for her so her greatest calling is to choose life for her own child. And, she’ll choose life knowing that life is what truly sets her free. (Gal. 5:1).
Being a daughter of the One True King is the ultimate empowerment a woman needs because of the incredible sacrifice that’s already been made for her and her children. True freedom through faith.
For I know the plans I have for you,’ says the Lord, ‘plans for well-being and not for trouble, to give you a future and a hope. – Jeremiah 29:11
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Published on Sunday, July 7, 2019 @ 5:21 PM EDT
Prayer, faith and sheer courage. This is how the story of ICU Mobile starts. It is more common than we like to admit that when we pray and get direction from God, we can tend to ignore it. We question what we hear and our minds can wander and just like Moses, believing that we don’t have what it takes to do the job. Somehow believing the doubts and internal fears that we’re not capable of doing the big things God puts in our paths. Perhaps this is why it says “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, what he has in store for us.” If we really knew the magnitude we might question it even more.
ICU Mobile founder, Sylvia Slifko & her husband Steve are, in some ways, a modern day Moses. Hearing and taking steps forward to deliver God’s people, especially the children, from death. ICU Mobile wouldn’t be here today had Sylvia set that whisper aside. Since 2003, Sylvia and her husband, Steve, have dedicated their lives to God’s prompting to show pregnant, abortion-minded women their babies through mobile ultrasound units.
So how did it all come together? God is so faithful and he didn’t just drop an idea in Sylvia’s lap and leave her to figure it all out. He brought forward a man who would lead her to the RV that would become the very first mobile unit, He brought forward a man who would design the vehicle, and He even brought her a doctor. An OB/GYN had recently closed his practice but was interested in helping on the mobile unit and a sonographer felt led by God to use her skills at a pregnancy center. On and on, the Lord continued to bring forward affordable and/or donated equipment and items needed to make the mobile unit fully operational.
Sylvia has the vision to see more and more mobile units not only in the United States but around the world. Imagine what a mobile unit could mean to women in countries who have limited access to pregnancy care and resources! Together, we can save lives, truly empower women, and share the gospel without boundaries.
You can help continue the work of this ministry that to date has seen tens of thousands of women, seeing many choose life for both their baby and their eternity. (since 2016 we have seen over 27,000 visitors come on the mobiles with 14,000+ clients, 8,500+ ultrasounds, 7,000+ decisions for life and over 400 decisions for Christ) and bring Sylvia’s vision to reality by donating today. With our upcoming gala and matching donations, your financial support can be doubled creating an even wider impact on the areas we can serve through ultrasound and pregnancy services.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. – Proverbs 3:5-6
Published on Thursday, June 13, 2019 @ 9:50 AM EDT
We understand the mobile unit is a little unexpected and uncommon, but rest assured, the mobile unit provides every level of expertise you find in a pregnancy care center or obstetrics office. Possibly even more.
We offer physician-led case management, licensed nurses, trained ultrasound technicians and intake staff. All at no charge.
Coming on board a mobile medical unit with ICU Mobile doesn’t mean compromising on care. It results in confident pregnancy testing to verify the pregnancy, ultrasound technicians who provide those first images of the growing life inside you, and doctors who will follow your care and provide referrals to any additional resources or services you may need. You will be cared for by medically trained professionals who want only the best for you and your baby.
Along with trained, licensed professionals, we carry equipment on board to provide all the services and images you need in order to gain all the information necessary to make a decision for life. Our goal is for you to have a healthy pregnancy which is made possible by our investment in equipment, services and people who are not only capable, but excel at providing you everything you need as you begin this new season of life.
Our team not only has the professional training for their jobs, they have servant hearts. They want to introduce you to a relationship with a loving God who has provided salvation for you so that you may walk confidently through your pregnancy knowing Jesus is walking beside you.
Next time you see an ICU Mobile unit in your community, please share the good news with others that there are medical professionals and current technology on board that help women facing an unplanned pregnancy.
“This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all.” – 1 John 1:5
Published on Sunday, June 2, 2019 @ 5:13 PM EDT
June 20th is just around the corner! The excitement around this year’s banquet, Fostering Life Together Celebration, might be at the highest level ever. Since 2003, we have seen thousands of lives saved and decisions made for Christ as a result of the mobile ministry fleet across this country. It’s no wonder we have been blessed with a $100,000 matching gift opportunity by ministry patrons wanting to see us expand even more. We want to be close to reaching that matching gift BEFORE this year’s gala begins! Will you help us meet the matching gift challenge?
We invite you to join us live in person or on Livestream! Our keynote speaker is the one and only Nick Vujicic of Life Without Limbs Ministry. Nick’s story truly highlights the sanctity of life, the power of what life can be, do and create. Nick has overcome incredible odds and is living proof that every single life is valuable regardless of perceived limitations based on birth defects or any other reason for which many doctors today recommend abortion. Nick’s life is filled with stories of strength, hope, and ability even though he was born without arms or legs. We promise you will not want to miss this.
In addition to having Nick with us at our gala on June 20th, you will get to meet and see some of the amazing front line workers. Our affiliates, who create the mobile fleet across the country, will be present for you to meet and hear their stories about how much of an impact your financial support is having.
Your support of the mission of ICU Mobile truly changes lives. As an organization, our mission never waivers. We are here to reach thousands of women across the country facing a crisis pregnancy. Together, as we accomplish that goal, we have the added blessing of seeing lives saved by sharing with them the first look at the life they are carrying through ultrasound and providing them hope through Jesus. Register here to attend the banquet or contact us here if you would like to set up a live stream of the event.
We encourage you to register early in order to make sure you get a seat and we ask that you join in the excitement and give early! Be part of the miracle today! Use www.ICUMOBILE.org/Donate to make your donation which will qualify for the $100,000 matching gift opportunity! These funds will be used to support the fleet and to specifically target states and major cities wherein 2016 there were 342,000 abortions, enough to fill the Ohio State Stadium nearly THREE AND A HALF times! We are excited at the opportunity and the challenge to reach the $100,000 goal before our gala event. Imagine what we can do together with just a little help from all of our friends like you.
Thank you a million times over. We couldn’t do this without you!
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Published on Thursday, May 30, 2019 @ 1:59 PM EDT