Cupcakes for Life in Clarinda, IA

Two weeks ago, on Sunday, October 9th, many people across the nation took the day to remember all the babies who have been aborted.  This was started by an organization called Cupcakes for Life (  That day is basically the honorary birthday of all those babies who never got to live their own life.  Unfortunately, 1 in 4 babies are killed before they are born.  Cupcakes for Life sees the importance of these babies as children of God.  They hand out cupcakes, “as many as humanly possible”, and share the message of life with everyone they can.

Well, this year we got involved.  At the Clarinda Hy-Vee that Sunday, Alexia McAndrews, her sister Michaela, Taylor Prather, Courtney Mosier, my brother Hunter, and I set up our lovely little cupcake stand.  The Hy-Vee bakery had made us 300 cupcakes, complete with pink and blue frosting, to sell for $1 each.  We had no idea how many we’d sell, but planned on being there for 6 hours and giving the extras back to Hy-Vee so they could pack and sell them.  Well, that didn’t happen.  After only three hours, all 300 cupcakes were sold.  Hy-Vee made us 92 more cupcakes, and we still sold out of those before our 6 hours were up!

Randy and Erin Montgomery came to Hy-Vee that day and gave us two dollars, with the instructions to give free cupcakes to the next two kids that walked in.  About 10 minutes later, a family with two children, a boy and a girl, walk in.  As the mom approaches us, she says, “I’m really sorry, but I forgot my wallet!  We really believe in and support your cause though.”  After we explained what the Montgomerys had done and gave the kids their cupcakes, we started talking with the parents.  Come to find out, their oldest daughter had been adopted after they had couldn’t conceive their own child.  Then, as a result of all three of their prayers, they had conceived and given birth to their son!  The way it played out had been just perfect, from the two kids coming in next, to the mom forgetting her wallet!  But of course, isn’t God’s timing always perfect?  Randy and Erin came back to the store later, and after we told them the success story of their $2 donation, they gave us $20 more and told us to do the same for the next 20 kids!

We made over $330 that day, and with it, we’re going to buy LOTS of diapers for the Pregnancy Resource Clinic in St. Joseph, MO.  The PRC is a Christian organization that works to stop women from getting abortions.  From their website: “Pregnancy Resource Clinic provides compassionate care, practical help and accurate information to women who believe they’re pregnant and who may be considering abortion. We offer help without judgment and a path to Christ, both in word and deed.”  They go through $200-$300 worth of diapers every week while providing for these new mothers and babies!

It wasn’t because of the six of us that we raised this money though. That glory goes, first and foremost, to God.  I have no doubt that He was working that day!  Our thanks also go out to everyone who bought cupcakes or donated money that day!  We really appreciate you guys.  I mean, maybe some of you guys would’ve bought a cupcake no matter what it was for, but your money is going to a very good cause: Babies!

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