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Whitney Hull and her baby, Brayden, and Jodi Brown and son, Samuel, pray at the dedication of the Sav-A-Life Pregnancy Center on Thursday.
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Whitney Hull and her baby, Brayden, and Jodi Brown and son, Samuel, pray at the dedication of the Sav-A-Life Pregnancy Center on Thursday.

Pregnancy center gets new location

By Melanie B. Smith
msmith@decaturdaily.com 340-2468

Linda Buchanan said a phone call the day she became director of Pregnancy Resource Center/Sav-A-Life taught her that God was at work.

The call from a supporter led her to tour a potential building to house the ministry. Buchanan said the center has outgrown its location on Central Parkway Southwest. With 4,300 square feet, the building she saw was spacious but she was almost certain it was too much money, she said.

She delayed calling the owner, a doctor who had retired. He finally called her, Buchanan said. She explained that she hadn't contacted him because she knew the building would be too costly. She said he replied, "How do you know until you talk to me?"

The upshot was that the Pregnancy Resource Center was able to lease the space for a modest increase in rent, Buchanan said. The ministry also has an option to buy the property, she said.

Pregnancy Resource Center's new address is 801 Bradley St. S.W. An open house and dedication were Thursday.

The old location had 2,500 square feet, Buchanan said. The new site and $8,000 to $9,000 in donated services are answers to prayer, she said. Telefonics installed a new communications system, Advanced Technology did rewiring and Southern Convention Services discounted signs, Buchanan said. Two Men and a Truck provided a moving truck.

"This is such a blessing and an inspiration to our (supporting) churches and donors," she said.

The site is near Knight Insurance Agency where Spring Avenue Southwest connects to Bradley in a curve.

Pregnancy Resource Center/Sav-A-Life's first location was on Second Avenue in downtown Decatur. The ministry provides Christian counseling to women in "crisis pregnancies," conducts Bible studies and other classes, and distributes baby clothes and supplies.

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