Abstinence Day at the Capitol

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Hey guys, I just want to give you a quick Outreach update. I’ve got three things I want to share.

1. Abstinence Day at the Capitol

I’m taking four students to Washington, D.C., next Wednesday for “Abstinence Day on the Hill.” This is an annual event the National Abstinence Education Association (NAEA) puts on for awareness and lobbying efforts.

Here’s our agenda (in brief):

  • Leaving Tuesday around 4pm
  • Arriving at our accommodations around 10-11pm
  • Going to the Capitol Building at 8:30am on Wednesday morning
  • Meeting with NAEA staff to prepare for our meetings with representatives
  • Meeting with our local representatives
  • Taking a Capitol tour
  • Leaving D.C. around 6pm
  • Arriving home between 12-1am

If you are a Christian supporter of the Care Center, please pray for us as we go. We want to continue making a difference from the bottom-up (as we work on UNCG’s campus). But, we also want to make a difference from the top-down; and we have the opportunity to do that as we speak to our House representatives.

2. God & Sex Forum

The annual God & Sex Forum will be Thursday, April 9, at 7pm. For location and directions, visit this link at makeupyourownmind.org/forum.

The event is put on by our college outreach initiative at UNCG, Make Up Your Own Mind®.

Speaker: Dr. Michael Brown, a Messianic Jewish speaker and apologist (askdrbrown.org). And of course, we will also have a discussion panel after Dr. Brown speaks on biblical sexuality. This panel will be made up of a diverse group of Christians, and questions will be texted into a moderator who presents them to the panel members.

Invite students you know (middle, high school, or college students), parents, church leaders who work with students, or anyone else that wants to hear about biblical sexuality in today’s culture, as well as ask questions of our panel.

3. Sexual Risk Avoidance Update

A representative of Choosing the Best met with the curriculum specialist for Guilford County Schools recently to discuss using the curricula of Choosing the Best in our local schools. The meeting was positive, and a follow up meeting will be scheduled to review the materials of Choosing the Best in more detail.

I’m personally encouraged by that, because my job is to figure out what’s going to be the most effective way to reach our student community with the message of Sexual Risk Avoidance. I believe this approach—catalyzing the relationship of a nationally recognized sex ed. organization and GCS—is the best way to accomplish my goal.

We’ll continue doing everything we can to make that relationship work, and if you’d like to hear more, or be involved, don’t hesitate to contact me (336-274-4901). Thanks for your support!

 

Carter Mundy is the Outreach Director at Greensboro Pregnancy Care Center. He enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter, and the family dog. He also loves his church family, Mercy Hill, where he serves as a pastor. You can follow Carter on Facebook, or on Twitter @carter_pm.

 

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