God is the author of life (Acts 3:15). And even before you were conceived, God thought of you (Jeremiah 1:5). Even in the womb, your life mattered (Psalm 139:13-14) because all human life is precious to God (Matthew 6:26). The value of life is so high to God that he would sacrifice Jesus to give everyone the opportunity for eternal life with him (John 3:16). We value what God values, so we value life at every stage (Genesis 1:27). This includes what happens before a baby is born and what happens after someone dies. In other words, we not only care about life on earth, but we also care about where people spend eternity. It’s why we pray that every life that is conceived lives a full life on earth, and is transformed by Jesus, and then experiences eternal life in heaven with Him.
At the same time, we acknowledge that the Supreme Court decision is going to have a heavy impact on many in our community. The responsibility of carrying a life and raising a child is significant. For some it’s filled with joy and expectation, for others it’s filled with worry and fear. So, we want to come alongside everyone facing these feelings and obstacles. We are with you. And for years we have been working with many long-term partners in our area that come alongside those facing these challenges. These partners, like Obria and Home of Hope, help with counseling, prenatal care, housing, potential adoption, and even post-abortion care. We at 12Stone support every life, at every step of the way. And we want to extend an invitation to walk alongside you, wherever you are on life’s journey.
12Stone Partners Serving the Whole Life
Obria Medical Center provides health care for women across Gwinnett County. STD and pregnancy testing, pre-natal and post-partum care, as well as counseling are some of the services offered. 12Stone Church has supported Obria since 2016.
Choices Pregnancy Partners in Gainesville and Flowery Branch provides STD and pregnancy testing as well as counseling support for women with unexpected pregnancies.
Promise686 is a Christian ministry that supports families who are caring for children in their homes who are part of the foster care system. 12Stone Church has provided financial and volunteer support for Promise686 families since 2014.
Home of Hope (formerly the Gwinnett Children’s Shelter) provides housing, development, and training for single mothers in Gwinnett County. 12Stone Church has supported Home of Hope since 2011.
12Stone Church also supports six food coops in Gwinnett County helping meet needs of lower income families and individuals- Lawrenceville Coop, Southeast Gwinnett Coop, Neighborhood Coop, Duluth Coop, North Gwinnett Coop, and Street Wise of Georgia.
For those who are struggling with the negative personal and financial impact of addiction 12Stone supports Potter’s House, Recovery Foundations, Across the Bridge, and No Longer Bound.
12Stone Church provides financial and volunteer support for organizations caring for those in homelessness through Home First Gwinnett, Impact46, Family Promise in Gwinnett and Hall, and Rainbow Village.
12Stone Church supports organizations like Annandale Village, Hi-Hope Center, and Exceptional Foundation of Atlanta that care for special needs adults.