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Upcoming Events

 

September 30th

skeet shoot

 

4th Annual Raffa Clinic Skeet Shoot

$100 for single shooter or $400 per team

September 30, 2017 8:00am – 12:00pm

Event Details
CHECK IN: 8:00 AM Each team will be given a scorecard for each shooter. SAFETY BRIEFING: 8:30 AM Skeet Shoot will begin promptly after. Eye and ear protection will be provided, closed toe shoes are required. 18 station clay course, 100 shots/shooter and a total of 400/team. Awards will be given to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.. REGISTRATION DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 22ND!

POST-TOURNAMENT DETAILS
Test your skills with the Long Bird Challenge!!! We tower a clay machine 65 feet in the air, each shooter is given five targets for $10. Winner will receive 40% of the purse, 50% of the purse will go to the Raffa Clinic, 10% to the gun club. (BRING CASH FOR THE CHALLENGE) BARBECUE LUNCH will be provided after the shoot. Scores will be announced and awards given.

Register now for this year’s Skeet Shoot here.

 

October 17th2017 banquet banner (3)

It’s time for our biggest night of the year! Raffa’s Annual Fundraising Dinner is always such a wonderful night. This year, we will be hearing stories of families that we have been privileged to minister to this year (because of your support!) and also hear about the wonderful things that are in store for 2018. This is our largest fundraising event of the year and we would love to see you there and ask that you be praying about how you can financially support the life-saving work of Raffa Clinic.

This is an RSVP only event. To save your seat, register here. Can’t make it this year? We will miss you, but you can still support us here.

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Did you know…

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Did you know…

  • 1 in 4 pregnant teens choose abortion
  • ½ of pregnancies in US are unintended. 4 in 10 of those end in abortion.
  • 1 in 3 women under 45 in the US has had at least one abortion
  • 37% of women who abort self-identify as Protestant, 28% as Catholic
  • 40% of minors who abort say neither parent knew

What is Raffa doing about it?

  • We are increasing our staff and expanding our reach in order to provide a same day sonogram to every woman who is considering abortion.
  • This is important because 90% of women who have a sonogram in our clinic, choose life!
  • We are working to find new revenue streams and seeking out new supporters to fund this expansion to meet the needs of women contemplating abortion.
  • We have added mentors (men and women) and spiritual advisors to our volunteer staff in order to dig deeper and walk more closely with our patients.
  • We have been blessed to make an enormous impact on the lives of those in our county and on the next generation as well. In 2015 we were able to impact over: 649 clients, 435 pregnancy tests, 259 sonograms, 2076 hours of education.

I think what I am most proud of is that this year, 185 women who were planning to abort or being pressured to abort will celebrate their child’s first birthday. This is why we do what we do.  

For more information about how to volunteer or support the work of Raffa Clinic, please visit our volunteer page or contact Threesa at 903-454-9751.

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Friends Helping Friends

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Jesus made a fascinating statement in John 15:15 as he spoke to his followers and said, “No longer do I call you slaves, because the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.”

We know what Jesus was doing; he was shifting the dynamic of his disciples as mere followers to close relationships. They were going to get all of the inside story on what God was doing through Jesus and would know the “inside scoop” behind the kingdom Jesus represents.

In a sense, we are in the same relationship; “friends.” To me, your gifts represent so much more than “a donation” to the calling. It is easy for a ministry to label different parts of the work as “volunteer,” “board member,” “staff,” “prayer partner” or “donor.” Yes, those terms still apply, but in the big picture we are all friends. Just as the disciples were united in a common mission and a common leader, we—you and me—are united in a kingdom-focused mission as well.

Our common mission is offering the precious gift of life—both temporal and eternal—to those we see. Together, in our particular roles, we clasp the hands of the women and men who come in our door and walk with them on a journey toward of hope in the midst of a challenging situation.

Because we are together in this, we are no longer donors or staff members, board members or volunteers, prayer partners or event planners. We are friends. And as friends, I want you to always know the “inside scoop” on what we are doing and where we are going.

So thank you for being a friend. As we continue our journey together, please contact me with questions or thoughts, and I will continue to let you know how things are going on this end. It is a joy to serve alongside you, and I look forward to watching as our friendship—and our joint mission—grows.

Threesa Sadler

Executive Director

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Community Vision Casting for Hunt County

 

Raffa Clinic has secured a community wide grant to help educate parents on how to raise healthy, caring, and responsible kids.  The Raising Highly Capable Kids program is a 13 week parent program based on the 40 Development Assets, which are essential building blocks that every child needs to be more successful.  Parents will learn to increase their knowledge of these assets and gain a skill set to strengthen their children in key areas such as:  Positive Identity, Social Competence, Setting Boundaries and Expectations, Constructive use of Time, Commitment to Learning, and Positive Values.  This program has the potential to help parents teach their kids to become more resilient as well as improve their GPA.  We believe this program can benefit our community and we want to open this offer to everyone serving in our helping organizations.  A program representative will share:

  • An overview of the program
  • Explanation and sampling of curriculum
  • Effectiveness and impact of program
  • What to expect
  • How your organization can benefit

For more information on the Capable Kids program visit www.capablekids.com

TO REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT CLICK HERE

See the event flyer here:

Raffa Clinic Capable Kids Vision Casting.2015

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Life and Justice: One Call with Many Faces

This is the first of multiple posts targeted to pastors and church leaders to provide resources to equip the church to be a voice for life. Please pass along to your fellow church members and leaders. ~Threesa 
 

“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed.” ~Proverbs 31:8

 

In the church today, there is sometimes an unhealthy — and unnecessary division between what are commonly seen as “life” and “justice” issues.

Life: Within the Body you have courageous Christians who focus on the beginning of life, who are committed to speaking up for preborn children and meeting the needs of their mothers. They understand that those who have believed the lie that abortion is just a choice like any other choice — to their sorrow and regret — and offer healing and restoration to those wounded by abortion.

Justice: Also within the Body are committed Christians who focus on justice issues, such as orphan care, serving those with special needs, as well as victims of human trafficking, domestic violence, and caring for the immigrant and those in poverty. They take to heart the sobering words of Jesus: “I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.”

The Image of God: BOTH issues stem from the understanding that from the formation of a child’s first tiny cell to life’s final breath, all life has dignity and value because each and every one of us is made in the image of God.

And that is why when we talk about being “pro-life,” it’s not just about a political issue. It’s a worldview…it’s a life-view. It’s a way of looking at each human life that transcends culture, class, race, age and opinion. It’s like a new set of glasses that helps us to see the world with greater clarity: seeing people through God’s eyes changes how we respond to them.

 

Focus on the Family 2013, Thriving Pastor: Life and Justice “A Resource Guide for Churches”