Take a 10-Minute Mission Trip!

Please join us to share the gospel!  Take a 10-Minute Mission Trip with us to help a missionary share the gospel with someone who is making one of the toughest decisions of her life — a woman, or couple, facing an unplanned pregnancy!  Help us provide evangelism training and materials to people who will be helping her to cope!

The Lord is calling more missionaries all over America to help at-risk families.  These missionaries work in faith-based pregnancy centers – local outposts of the Body of Christ.  Please join us on a 10-Minute Mission Trip to walk alongside these centers in their evangelism effort! 

Folks serving in over 700 centers  in the U.S. are trained and equipped through EvanTell’s Save the Mother, Save her Child® ministryWe teach center staff and volunteers to share the gospel clearly and simply, with Biblical accuracy, in the context of a conversation focused on the client’s needs, and provide the materials needed to reinforce the gospel message.

In a culture that does not value life or family, The Lord is sending more hurting people to the centers every day!   We are adding new centers to Save the Mother, Save her Child every week!  Many centers share the gospel with over 70% of the people who come through their doors!   By the end of 2013, the missionaries of SMSC-trained centers will have personally shared the gospel almost a million times!  People trust Christ for their salvation every day! Moms who trust Christ for salvation choose life for their babies every day! 

Help us continue to provide free, top-quality, customized evangelism training, client gospel materials, and new believer discipleship booklets, to every SMSC center!  SMSC centers have over 300,000 client visits each year!  Family members and friends come too!  We have to keep up with their needs!

       Will you help by becoming a $30-a-month SMSC Mission Team Member for a year? Or make a one-time donation of any amount as the Lord leads you?   It only takes 10-Minutes to start your Mission Trip The benefits last for eternity!    Donate  here:  https://evantell.org/Donation#/step1  and designate your gift for Save the Mother Save her Child.

We give God ALL the glory for the work He has done!  We pray you will travel with us to the families of America and receive the blessing of sharing in this great evangelism movement!

Shepherding Women in Pain

Ministry Director, SMSC
Mary Margaret Gibson
EvanTell

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Jesus established, through His ministry and words, a status and care for women that carried over through the early church and into our day.  We all have friends, family, and those we serve through ministry, who are facing serious, troubling issues in their lives. We’d like to be authentic and helpful in our love and service to them.  Bev Hislop’s book, Shepherding Women in Pain, provides practical resources to help women in pain.   Her book has a permanent home on my desk now.

Hislop has gathered true-life stories and professional advice from experts in the fields of depression, infertility, terminal illness, disabilities, chronic pain, aging, addiction, abortion recovery, eating disorders, incarceration, homelessness, suicide, domestic abuse, sexual abuse, divorce, spousal involvement in pornography, spiritual abuse, and same-sex attraction.  She has organized all the information about each area of pain into these useful categories:

  • Understand the Issue
  • Shepherding Insights—many include tables, charts, and lists such as the very helpful Characteristics of Effective Mentors and Topics Addressed by Effective Mentors
    • Helpful Things to Do
    • Unhelpful Things to Do
  • Resources—books, websites of organizations, informational sites, and referrals
  • Related Scriptures
  • The expert author’s bio

Hislop’s experts emphasize the necessity of a disciplined spiritual and prayer life for anyone trying to minister to another person, especially a person who is suffering, and the role of the Scripture in both support of the one in pain and the one who serves.  The end notes are excellent sources of more information.  I did wish for an index, because there are often areas of common support across various ministry areas and it would have been instructive to use an index to find those common themes.

Use Hislop’s book in any of the pastoral, counseling, family life, mercy, medical, and restorative justice ministries.  If you are a chaplain or if you lead a Sunday School class for adults, there are people in your group who hope you’ll keep this book handy.  If you are looking for a resource to put in the hands of a church pastor, women’s pastor, director of any women’s ministry, seminarian, or mentor—this is it!

This is a review of Shepherding Women in Pain, a book by Dr. Bev White Hislop, executive director of the Women’s Center for Ministry and associate professor of pastoral care to women at Western Seminary in Portland, OR. Published 2010 by Moody Publishers, Chicago, IL. A copy of this book was provided for review at our request.

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Author Info:  Mary Margaret Gibson is the hands-on Ministry Director for Save the Mother, Save her Child, the evangelism training and equipping ministry of EvanTell for staff and volunteers of life ministries and pregnancy centers.