Dakota Hope Fundraising Banquet in Stanley Sept. 22

You are invited to join us for a Fundraising Banquet to be held for the first time at the Mountrail County South Complex in Stanley on Sept. 22.  Funds raised will benefit Dakota Hope Clinic in Minot, the only life-affirming pregnancy help center serving northwest-northcentral ND.   The 501(c)(3) Christian non-profit organization was formed to help women and men involved in an unintended pregnancy.  Because of God’s grace and generous donors, they have seen more than 

90% of their pregnant clients make a choice for life since opening in 2013.  All services at Dakota Hope Clinic are 100% free and confidential. 

Featured speaker for the evening will be Rebekah Hagan.  Raised in a Christian home where abortion was never discussed, Rebekah`s role in the pro-life movement was unplanned and fueled, instead, by firsthand experience. She became pregnant at seventeen with her son, Eli, and again with a second child while in her first year of college. 

Feeling ashamed and fearing that she would lose her family`s support and have to drop out of school, Rebekah thought that raising two children alone would be impossible. At just over seven weeks pregnant, she began a medication abortion that would later change her life.

Her story, however, did not end after taking the abortion pill. Minutes after leaving the clinic, she experienced a radical change of heart and turned to the internet to search for a way out. Feeling determined to reverse her mistake, Rebekah underwent what most thought would be an impossible attempt to save her baby.

At age twenty, she began speaking across the United States and sharing her own story of hope and redemption, which has caught the attention of both local and national media, as well as religious and secular organizations, including Vice News HBO, Focus On The Family, and World Magazine.

A passionate advocate for grace-centered outreach, Rebekah Hagan uses her story to unravel the mindset of women in unplanned pregnancies, and to equip and encourage others to lead with hope and compassion.

Rebekah is a graduate of William Jessup University, and she and her family reside in Roseville, California where she works for her local pregnancy center.

Anyone interested in attending has the option of attending in-person in Stanley on Sept. 22 or in-person at the State Fair Event Center in Minot on Sept. 21.  Another option is to participate from home by registering to view the live-stream of the Minot event on Sept. 21.

Pre-registration for each attendance option is required.  Go to www.dakotahope.org to register by Sept. 11 or if you were invited by a table host, they can register for you.  There is no cost to attend and everyone attending will be invited to give what they can to help moms and dads make life-affirming choices.  For more information on the Stanley event, call Jessica at 701-628-1461 or call Dakota Hope at 701-852-4675.