Donielle Yoder is a mother, grandmother, and pastor’s wife who has a passion to help women in their time of need. That desire took her to the Pregnancy Support Center of Southside Virginia. God used her passion by fueling it into a mission that has impacted her whole community.
Recently, the SBC of Virginia was able to connect with Donielle to ask her about her ministry.
SBCV: What gave you the desire to work for the Pregnancy Support Center of Southside Virginia?
Yoder: I didn’t come to faith in Jesus Christ until I was a married, parenting adult. My heart aches for my 18-year-old self who was newly married, had a daughter, desperate for connection, and who needed to hear the Gospel. God has used that heartache by turning it into a passion to meet and minister to others in their time of need.
SBCV: What has impacted you the most since being at the Pregnancy Support Center?
Yoder: The people. I have a greater understanding of the people who make up my community. That understanding allows me to pray for them and to minister more effectively.
SBCV: What challenge would you give to SBCV churches?
Yoder: I encourage churches to not only support Pregnancy Support Centers financially but to consider getting involved through volunteer service. God’s greatest desire is for us to love Him and love others, and Pregnancy Support Centers give us access to love those in our own communities.
Donielle is the wife of Rev. Westly Yoder, senior pastor of Maysville Baptist Church in Buckingham, VA.