Sunday, April 5, 2020 4:24 PM

Foundation of Faith

Sunday, April 5, 2020 4:24 PM
Sunday, April 5, 2020 4:24 PM

If there is one scripture that has been repeated, painted on signs, engraved on jewelry, posted on highway billboards, it’s John 3:16. "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."

 

It is the very foundation of Christian faith that is offered to those considering salvation through Jesus Christ, and it is filled with hope. Hope that “whoever” means me. Hope that eternal life is a gift I can receive, too. Hope that the one true God who loves the world also loves me. When we see words emblazoned in many places and repeated throughout so many outlets, it could get watered down, become less impactful. 

 

We are here to tell you that this one sentence is an everlasting promise from the one true God who knows you and loves you. Yes, He knows you. It’s been said that it’s easier to love someone than to trust someone. So many of us love God, love Jesus, love the Holy Spirit within us, but it’s a little harder to place trust in the triune God. 

 

John 3:16 is a statement of love that requires us to trust it. Trust isn’t a two way street in a relationship with God. He doesn’t have to trust us to make the relationship work. Thank goodness because we wouldn’t last long! But when you can read the promise within John 3:16 and then fully place your trust in that promise by believing in Him, the result is life changing. 

 

Those words aren’t a marketing slogan to promote the Bible or Christianity. They are a promise that you can trust and stand on for eternity. Let this promise not be reduced in its strength and authority because you’ve seen it or heard it so many times. 

 

Whether you’re a lifelong Christian, or not quite convinced about the invitation to follow Jesus, be encouraged by this: God didn’t have to sacrifice His son. He’s the God of everything that has ever been and ever will be. He doesn’t have to do anything. Yet, He sent us His son as our Savior, to take our place in answering to Him for our sins, and He wants us to spend eternity with Him. 

 

He wants us to spend eternity with Him so He knew He had to send a Savior for our sakes. We couldn’t be trusted to atone for our sins so His son took our place. That, friends, is how much God loves you. He knows we are not perfect and He loves us. He knows us and He loves us. 

 

All He asks in return is that we believe. The invitation for salvation is for you and your response can be offered anytime. 



"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."  John 3:16



Sunday, March 15, 2020 4:22 PM

How to Be ProLife in an Anything Goes Culture

Sunday, March 15, 2020 4:22 PM
Sunday, March 15, 2020 4:22 PM

We’re in an especially pressing time right now that requires the pro-life community to be willing to be brave enough to speak up about what we believe. But as pro-humans, we must be ready to grab the baton when our turn comes to continue the race. 

 

During an election year, the abortion issue is often the most heated one to be discussed, debated and discarded among politicians and people across the country. Since the issue of life is so deeply rooted among conservative Christians, it can be difficult to change the narrative from one of a woman’s autonomy to one of humanity. 

 

Take comfort in this: both science and God are on your side. When you are given the opportunity to talk with others about abortion, reproductive rights, and the rights of the unborn, the conversation doesn’t need to invoke anxiety or aversion. Yes, it’s hard to be the only one in the room who is pro-life. Hands start sweating at the very thought of sharing your values and beliefs. But when the pro-life argument is based on facts, it’s much easier to keep emotions at bay. Life begins at conception. All life is created perfectly by God. He does not make mistakes.

 

The abortion issue is a humanity issue. It’s not an issue of sexuality, race, gender, or income - everyone can be pro-life. Women don’t have to raise a child if they’re not ready due to shame, family issues, career or education. That’s why God has sent so many people ready to adopt and provide a loving home for a child conceived unexpectedly. In 9 months, every single woman can be back to life as usual. The same can’t be said for women who choose abortion. Abortion becomes a life sentence of guilt, emotional torment, and often, depression. There is no taking it back. 

 

But what about instances of rape? Pro-choice, pro-abortion people will challenge you on this. And it’s tempting to acquiesce and agree that might be the one situation where abortion is “okay.” But stand firm, friend. A woman who has been a victim of sexual assault should never be encouraged to endure yet another violent act on her body. Make no mistake, abortion is violence. It involves paralyzing, maiming, and tearing apart a human body that is living inside that same woman. Encourage a peaceful resolution to a horrific act of violence. Pregnancy and birth can offer a woman a time of healing and redemption, the power to create good out of evil, and control over what her future life will hold. That is empowerment and feminism at its best. 

 

Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute. Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy. - Proverbs 31:8-9

 

Please prayerfully consider a financial gift as we go out into communities, day after day, to help women choose life. Please click here to support ICU Mobile. 



Sunday, March 8, 2020 4:19 PM

Women Make History Every Day

Sunday, March 8, 2020 4:19 PM
Sunday, March 8, 2020 4:19 PM

It’s a limiting belief to think that women who dedicate their lives to raising children are less than. While every woman’s name won’t be in lights or heralded for every innovation, she will be known and go down in history for her legacy, however small that may be. 

 

When people become famous, their bio includes their personal life, where they came from, who raised them. Who provided them the nurturing and opportunity to follow their calling and live out their gifts that are shared with the world? Parents are part of that creation of history and none of it would happen without a woman who chose to bring a life into the world. 

 

Whether in sports, entrepreneurship, politics, or education, the woman behind those successes is credited with making it happen. No, not every woman is a perfect picture of mothering, but if she gave life, she gave opportunity. When a woman chooses life, she offers breath to a person who was given the chance to go into the world and make an impact. 

 

History-makers aren’t always the ones in the spotlight, and sometimes it can take decades to learn what kind of an impact someone will have in this life. Therefore, we should never doubt, assume, or wave-off how or when any one of us just might be part of big moments in history. 

 

Melissa Ohden, an abortion survivor, explains it perfectly, “My family is living testament to the intergenerational impact of abortion. If that abortion attempt had succeeded in ending my life, then my daughter, Olivia, would have never entered this world.  My husband would have never had a wife. My adoptive parents would have never had a daughter. My brother and sister would have never had a sibling. And now my biological family would never have had me in their life. The list could go on and on. Abortion truly has a ripple effect. No one remains untouched.”

 

Melissa is now a strong and impactful voice for life. She is living proof of what a person can become and how they can impact history if given the chance at life. God had big plans for her and He pulled her out of the death sentence that was waiting for her. All praise to Him because we can’t imagine a world without her!

 

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. - Jeremiah 29:11

 

Would you like to impact history through a financial gift to help women choose life? Please click here to support ICU Mobile. 

 

Sunday, February 16, 2020 4:17 PM

An Image Of Hope

Sunday, February 16, 2020 4:17 PM
Sunday, February 16, 2020 4:17 PM

The product we offer is a printed photo. It’s the core of what we do on ICU mobile units. We have services like pregnancy tests, but the product we want every woman to walk away with is a picture. The photo is free but the image on it is priceless. 

 

Organizations have a why, and a how, and a what, and our what happens to be the very first image a woman will see of the beautiful life inside her. Our what has the ability to change an abortion-minded woman to life-focused woman. With that image, she’s given new understanding, new reality, and a new hope. 

 

A little hope is often all we need when faced with situations that seem insurmountable. When she can be surrounded by people who can help her see there is help then she can think clearly to make the ultimate life-changing decision. When surrounded by empowering people, she feels empowered! We’ve seen the transformation happen right before our eyes and it’s life-changing for everyone.

 

Seeing an image of her baby in the womb presents the perfect time for us to share the love of God with her. The new life she carries represents the new life she has through Jesus. Together, mom and baby are set on an adventure like no other. The kind of adventure that only God can write and carry them through. There is no other hope like this - the kind that reaches to the depths of your soul and carries your spirit to heights unimaginable! 

 

Help deliver that kind of hope through your support of our ministry. Help us to never cease sharing this good news!

 

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13

 

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. 



Sunday, February 2, 2020 4:14 PM

Judgement Is Not Welcome Here

Sunday, February 2, 2020 4:14 PM
Sunday, February 2, 2020 4:14 PM

Referring to women who face an unexpected pregnancy as desperate, confused, and lost is so commonplace in the pro-life movement. They are not meant to be disparaging but to convey an understanding of the feelings they must be facing in their situation.

 

Those words don’t define the woman, they describe a moment in time that we hope to alleviate through our work. Beyond feeling desperate or confused, every woman deserves to be seen as valued and treated with love and respect. 

 

Haven’t we all experienced moments in our lives when things didn’t go as planned or we felt weak and confused? Those moments don’t make us any less worthy of love. In fact, that’s when we all need the most outpouring of support so that we know we aren’t alone. Anytime we receive unexpected news that has the power to change the course of our lives we turn to those who love us. 

 

Reality is that there are so many women who don’t have people they can turn to with news of an unplanned pregnancy. Somehow along the way, shame has become associated with it. If not married, if not trying to conceive, if too young, if too career-oriented, if she’s still in school, if too old, if she has “too many kids” already, if Christian, if strong-willed, if irresponsible, if too responsible to let this happen...there are so many reasons we justify our judgment of a pregnant woman.  

 

No one else has to face such scrutiny as that of the pregnant, unwed woman. Because we can all see that telling bump and then we see no ring on her finger to accompany it. We can’t see the impending divorce of the man who coaches the track team, we can’t see the alcoholic tendencies of the mom in the pickup line as school, and we can’t see the pornography addiction of the teen in the church choir. So we can’t judge them because what they’ve done isn’t carried in or on their bodies. But the pregnant woman can’t hide her “mistake” unless she aborts it. As we would with all those other people in seemingly desperate and lost situations, let’s reach out to the pregnant woman with love and a true spirit of support. 

 

On an ICU Mobile unit, judgment is not welcome. We see that look in a woman’s eyes that we’ve seen so many times before and we think of two things. First, to show her love and second, to introduce her to the love of God. When we do these two things, we know that whatever fear or confusion she came to us with, she will leave with hope. 

 

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 1 Cor. 13:13

 

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. 




Thursday, January 23, 2020 12:19 PM

The Loving Life Initiative: ICU Mobile’s New Year’s Resolution

Thursday, January 23, 2020 12:19 PM
Thursday, January 23, 2020 12:19 PM

The statistics are staggering and we will go where we are needed the most right now in our country. Florida, California, and the East Coast have the highest numbers of vulnerable and abortion-minded women and we need to reach them. 

  • California (157,000 Abortions/year)
  • Florida (76,000 Abortions/year)
  • The East Coast (257,000 abortions/year)

ICU Mobile has resolved and committed to moving a minimum of 3 units into each of these areas over the next 3 to 5 years. We would love and appreciate you to join us in this effort. We’ll do all the work – customizing mobile units, recruiting excellent professionals to deliver care, and training volunteers to provide the most caring guidance and prayer for women in their time of need. We need your help in one area: finances. With this big goal comes expenses that will be incurred. Whether you can offer a one-time donation or even better, commit to a recurring monthly donation, we appreciate any financial support you are able and willing to provide to us. 

Your monetary support for our ministry isn’t about the mobile unit. It’s about the innocent babies who will be seen by their abortion-minded mothers through ultrasound, it’s about the truth that will be shared with those women as they see their baby for the first time, and it’s about the gospel of the saving grace of God who loves them and who will never leave them in their time of need. 

We will share all year long about our Loving Life initiative, the progress we make, and the needs we are seeing by fulfilling our resolution. For us, this isn’t an idea we created that we’ll give up on in a month. This is no Monday morning diet. This is what we do. This is our calling. This is our ministry to which God called us and we will carry out for as long as He directs us to. In 2020, God has called us into new areas of our nation, and has entrusted us to do so with diligence and by calling on others to join us and help us. You are part of God’s plan for furthering our mission. Your prayerful and financial support propel us forward and strengthen us as we carry out our mission. 

Loving Unborn Life and Loving Life Eternal: https://www.icumobile.org/loving-life-initiative

“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” – Romans 8:28

 

Thursday, January 23, 2020 12:14 PM

Sanctity of Life/ICU Mobile history of their work

Thursday, January 23, 2020 12:14 PM
Thursday, January 23, 2020 12:14 PM

“On this day, National Sanctity of Human Life Sunday, we mourn the lives cut short, and the tremendous promise lost, as a result of abortion. As a Nation, we must resolve to protect innocent human life at every stage.” – President Donald Trump

President Trump made this statement in his Proclamation in 2019, and it’s incredible to think of all the ways we’ve seen victories and defeats in the fight for life over the past year. Our country is blessed to have a president who believes in the sanctity of life and who proclaims a day set aside for acknowledging the need for protection of unborn babies. 

We are constantly reminded of the individuals, groups, and evil that work against us around the clock. The very fact that we have the freedom to create a mobile medical unit through which we provide pregnancy services and ministry is a testament to the greatness of our nation, but even more so, to the greatness of our God. 

When Sylvia Slifko founded ICU Mobile in 2003, she had responded to call from God to go meet women right where they are to provide them the opportunity to see their child in the womb. 

“It took nine months, not a coincidence in my mind or heart, for the first ICU Mobile to develop – truly a gift from God. We believe God has great plans for ICU Mobile and we want to be ready and willing vessels through which He fulfills His plans,” Sylvia has shared.

Opposition to abortion is one of the greatest stances to assert in the world today. As more countries are legalizing abortion and states are extending limitless access to abortion, it’s not enough to be simply against abortion. We must oppose it, we must be more than pro-life, we must fight for life. The very way every innocent child of abortion fights against the weapons used against them, we must fight for them before they have to fight for their life. 

ICU Mobile has deployed weapons in the form of mobile medical units, ultrasound technology, and people who are willing to be brave enough share the gospel with women they’ve never met before. Our calling to fulfill the vision God provided to Sylvia Slifko is one we are honored to say “yes” to protecting human life at every stage. 

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, The fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one’s youth. – Psalm 127:3-4

Loving Unborn Life and Loving Life Eternal: https://www.icumobile.org/loving-life-initiative

 

Sunday, December 15, 2019 5:10 PM

A Christmas Gift, Show Her Love

Sunday, December 15, 2019 5:10 PM
Sunday, December 15, 2019 5:10 PM

At Christmas time, we delight in our celebrations, our gifts and our time with family. It’s the one time of year when there seems to be a little more joy in the air. While we tend to our meal planning, our shopping and our festive parties, let’s also tend to the women who may not be feeling the joy of the season.

 

Loving women facing an unplanned pregnancy is a beautiful way to honor Jesus during our celebration of his birth. For women who do not know Him, this is not a time to rejoice nor is it a time of peace in their world. As we become more mindful of the uncertainty and fear that weigh on a woman’s heart when she is pregnant and alone, we can better appreciate the predicament of Mary when she learned that she would bear a son and that she would call him Jesus.

 

A woman who is alone facing a desperate situation likely isn’t seeing her baby as a gift or a miracle or a blessing. It is our calling to show the love of God to her and make sure she knows she is not alone, nor will she be judged because of her baby. If given the opportunity, we must surround these women with love and acceptance, sharing with them the forgiveness of God and assuring them that Jesus gave His life for her just as much as everyone else. 

 

Maybe you don’t know a woman in this situation so you’re not sure how you can make a difference in this area. Do it through a genuine, kind smile when you see her at the store. Volunteer an afternoon at a women’s shelter and offer a listening ear and an empathetic heart. Take some cards to a pregnancy center with messages of love and acceptance to be given to the women who visit for help. 

 

Most importantly of all, remember these women in your prayers. Gift them that valuable place in your heart when you are calling out to God for blessings and assurances. Prayer is powerful and God has all the power. He answers our prayers. All we have to do is be faithful. 

 

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13



Sunday, December 1, 2019 5:08 PM

Planned or Unexpected, Every Child is a Miracle

Sunday, December 1, 2019 5:08 PM
Sunday, December 1, 2019 5:08 PM

The uncertainty. Not only was Mary pregnant, but she had become pregnant without intercourse. Not only was she pregnant, but the baby was not conceived with the man she was meant to marry. Not only was Mary pregnant, but she was told her child would be the Savior of the world. 

 

Can you imagine? Not only the uncertainty, but the confusion and the fear and the panic. This young woman, promised in marriage to Joseph, was pregnant and afraid and yet she said “yes.” She said “yes” to God. She said “yes” to carrying out a plan that was never hers. Mary said “yes” to giving life to a baby that was, in all ways, unexpected.

 

If there ever was a time in the history of man that a woman would consider her options, it could have happened with Mary. Nothing made sense and yet she answered the call. She didn’t ask for it, she didn’t know how she would handle it, and she didn’t even really know the father of this child. And yet, she nurtured the baby in her womb, she journeyed to the place he was to be born, and she gave birth under the most unlikely of circumstances. When everything seemed to be against her, she continued on to the birth of her son – God’s son – and the blessings began to overflow. 

 

Angels sang over her, visitors came bearing gifts of gold and luxurious healing oils, people she’d never met were praying for her from afar. Her willing heart brought her to this point of unending joy that would cover the earth for eternity. 



The significance of one woman choosing this particular life is incredible. What if she had exercised a choice that would have ended the life of the one man who could guarantee our place in Heaven? What if Mary had made the powerful choice to take away our forgiveness? What if Mary, this young teen woman, had stopped the beating heart of our Savior? And there was nothing anyone could do about it. 

 

Every baby deserves life. All of us deserve the chance to have a person born that has within them the knowledge of the cure for cancer, or the ability to create solutions to so many of our earthly problems. Every baby brings unexpected blessings of praying people who care and gifts that cannot be seen. Angels sing praises over every baby and joy will be felt by everyone whose life is touched by a new life. Planned or unexpected, every child is a miracle and blessing to be celebrated. 

 

And Mary said, “Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.”  Luke 1:38

 

Sunday, October 20, 2019 5:19 PM

The Role of Pro-Life in Politics

Sunday, October 20, 2019 5:19 PM
Sunday, October 20, 2019 5:19 PM

While it is not our intent to get involved in politics or to make political statements, we do believe it’s vital to understand why it is so very important to know where your favored candidates stand on the abortion issue. For, it isn’t simply an issue, it’s a moral and spiritual stand. Whether a political candidate supports life or stands for the preservation of abortion as a right, will have a resounding influence not only on the community in which you live, but on the trajectory of our country as a whole.

 

Lawmakers are the ones relied upon to sit in sessions wherein they propose and debate old laws, new laws, and propositions. Where they stand on this important topic influences their decision-making in many areas. As believers and as citizens, we are called to be voters of our faith and substance. God is our ultimate ruler, and He rules the government rulers, but it is our responsibility to vote for those who are in alignment with the word of God and the understanding of the sanctity of human life. 

 

Whether an unborn child is seen as a person or a choice by state law is first determined by a lawmaker. These lawmakers are the individuals who have been voted into a trusted position to influence legislation that represents their constituents. While it seems that we’re often faced with choosing the “lesser of two evils” these days, it’s likely that, by choosing the pro-life candidate, you are choosing someone who also stands most similarly to you on the remaining issues. We are the hands and feet of Jesus and we are called to act as such in every action and decision we enter into – even political ones. 

 

Remember, those voted into office are those influencing decisions within our communities and country that will affect all of us, our children and our generations to come. Protecting the lives of the unborn has been a battle we’ve waged since even before Roe v. Wade. As believers and as members of the pro-life movement, we are called to defend and honor future generations with those who will protect them now. Before you head to the polls in any election, educate yourself on each candidate’s stance on the abortion issue and whether their beliefs align with your Christian values. 

 

He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding; - Daniel 2:21

 

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. 



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