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The Ghosts of Sidewalk Ministry

Divisiveness is what kills a great outreach. It’s the best excuse that Pastors use to stay away from an uncomfortable ministry at the abortion facilities – AND laziness. So, this prompted me to tell the short story of how this Evangelical Christian was moved to get into Prolife Ministry by Catholics and others.

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Many so-called prolife ministries want to be so divisive that they step over the dead aborted babies to get to the prolifer that’s ‘doing it wrong’. These people use a Bible with pages missing to further their agenda. This has been ongoing, nothing new…but it definitely needs to stop, particularly when violence erupts from this cult. Read that here.

How did you get into prolife ministry? For me, I had three life changing moments:

  1. I saw a man, alone, carrying a huge crucifix pacing in front of what looked like an office building. I realized it was an abortion facility. I had to face my own abortion, I had to face God and repent, and I finally met that faithful witness years later. [Thanks to Richard Mahoney]
  2. I went to my first 40 Days for Life rally. Bryan Kemper of Stand True [youth director of Priests for Life] was the speaker, I was scared to death to face this publicly, I was asked to join the 40 Days leadership team a year later. [Thanks to the 40 Days team]
  3. I was asked to testify for the Heartbeat Bill. I told my post abortive testimony in both committees at the Ohio Statehouse for the Heartbeat Bill. My story was now part of public record for everyone to hear, no going back. Testifying for this bill catapulted me into full time prolife ministry. [Thanks to Janet Porter and my husband]
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In these three points there was no mention of a church helping me or the prolife movement in any way. We received some well wishes and monetary support, but no one showed up on the sidewalk more than once. This is when we realized that this prolife ministry is a remnant within the remnant and on our own.

Too many people in the evangelical world rests on their blessed assurance saying that prolife ministry is a ‘catholic thing’, too political and/or controversial. On this side of the pulpit, we call it LAZY and selective.

KEEPLIFELEGALProlife ministry is a GOSPEL thing, it is bringing the message of Jesus Christ to the street and the sidewalk. Pastors need to come out from behind the pulpit and do the work that Jesus did: Taking the message of hope to the lost, the hopeless, and the afflicted TO the street and TO the sidewalk. Evangelicals are called judgmental by many, but it’s the evangelical Pastors who have already judged prolife ministry as an offense to their church. ABORTION IS AN OFFENSE! And Pastors that do nothing offends ME and has deemed unborn life to be not as important as themselves or their coffers.

In the area in which we live and minister, over 800K people and HUNDREDS of churches surround ONE ABORTION FACILITY and still hardly anyone comes while some claim to be prolife. 

A great example: a woman at the Heartbeat Bill Prayer Rally said she is part of a 8000 member mega church in the Columbus area and said to me that they don’t do anything prolife outside of the church property lines, and for that she feels they are lacking. She’s right. And I am the first person that will tell you I appreciate outreaches that supply clothes, formula and diapers…but they hide behind a huge pulpit rather than stepping out to the two abortion facilities within their city limits to spread the GOSPEL which saves LIVES

I am so thankful that God directed me to this ministry which has TOTALLY offended my family – but the Bible says that in these last days this would happen because:

“v48 For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more……v51 Do you suppose that I came to give peace on earth? I tell you, not at all, but rather division. v52 For from now on five in one house will be divided: three against two, and two against three.v 53 Father will be divided against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.” Luke 12:48, 12:51-53

Abortion and prolife ministry is an offense to the Church rather than a ministry opportunity to changes lives.

My dear prolife friends and ministers who continue to be in this fight for LIFE, be ENCOURAGED! We are few in number but great in the eyes of God!

“v19 Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; v20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. v21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:19-21

See you on the sidewalk ~ rev katherine

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40 Days for LIFE: Fall 2014

KEEPLIFELEGALSeptember 24th starts the 2014 Fall Campaign for 40 Days for Life. Awaken the conscience of YOUR community!

What’s YOUR intention? Are you post-abortive? Were you ever abortion-minded? Have you lost a sibling or family member to abortion? Then 40 Days for Life is for you! This is an opportune time to come and peacefully pray, grieve, and be a life-minded witness to abortion-minded women and men! 40 Days for Life vigils changes lives and save lives!

I don’t know how to do this! No problem, let the Word of God guide you to doing what we are called to do as Christians [Rom 12:9-16]:

v9 Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good. 
v10 Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another;
v11 not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; v12 rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer;
v13 distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality.
v14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 
v15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. 
v16 Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion.

From the 40 Days site:

“40 Days for Life is a community-based campaign that draws attention to the evil of abortion through the use of a three-point program:

  • Prayer and fasting
  • Peaceful vigil
  • Community outreach

40 Days for Life“40 Days for Life takes a determined, peaceful approach to showing local communities the consequences of abortion in their own neighborhoods, for their own friends and families. It puts into action a desire to cooperate with God in the carrying out of His plan for the end of abortion.”

Cooperation is KEY. Everyone is welcome: Evangelicals, Protestants, Catholics, Jews, everyone! This is not about ecumenicism, it is COOPERATION to share the sidewalk with other LIFE-minded people who seek an end to abortion. I know there are some people will not stand shoulder to shoulder on the sidewalk and that’s too bad; we should never let personal agenda keep us from being a faithful witness on the sidewalk to save lives.KEEPLIFELEGAL

During a 40 Days for Life campaign, you may come as an individual or with a church group to pray as you wish TO END ABORTION. We are all there for the same thing, to save our unborn from abortion death.

You may see KeepLifeLegal’s Statement of Faith here and Purpose & Vision here.

This is what you SHOULD NOT DO:

  • Yell at anyone; the pre-abortive, coercers, abortionists, passers-by, etc.
  • Persecute other faithful witnesses; This is a cooperation on the sidewalk
  • Be combative for any reason; if anyone is combative with each other on the sidewalk, it does not show our heart toward saving the unborn. It is confusing to the pre-abortive.

This is what you SHOULD DO: 

  • Purpose to be at the sidewalk as often as you can
  • Be a prayerful faithful witness
  • Did I say SHOW UP? We really want to see you there!

It has been proven that when people show up at abortion facilities, they CLOSE. These facilities can’t handle the constant prayerful vigil for LIFE. It proves what they do is wrong and needs to stop.

Get the 40 Days book! I have mine :)

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SIDEWALK CHRONICLES: The Vigil Doesn’t Stop.

40 Days for Life’s Spring 2014 Campaign ended this last Sunday. We had our rally to celebrate and commemorate LIFE and our results during that time. We had turnaways, three days the facility shut down unexpectedly, AND the facility manager QUIT. And while her departure is great news, she will be replaced.

Yes, the vigil for 40 Days if over but the job at hand is NOT over! Yesterday was one of the busiest days I’ve seen in a long time. The parking lot was overflowing. One of the worst things I see at the facilities is these guys dropping off women to abort while they sit in their cars chatting someone up on their cell phones laughing and smoking. Their baby is being murdered, torn from their mother’s body and they laugh.

I saw a man drop off a woman that left to pick up the money order for the abortion. He got out of the car, head down, wiping away tears. And even though this was hard to see, this man is still accountable for the death of this child because he did not stop it.

Precious few people will tell us if they decided to not abort. To that I have always said to look through spiritual eyes and let God have the results. If He wants us to know them, I assure you, He will. Remember, giving up is NOT an option.

However, now that 40 Days is over, it’s time to gear up for the summer, get the supplies needed and praying up.  Sidewalk counseling/prayer vigils are exhausting but exhilarating! Doing what God has called you to do is never without public disdain but it is a JOY, nevertheless.

“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid; and for joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.” Matthew 13:44

As a prolifer, I’m all in. As a Christian, I’m all in. I bought the field and will cultivate it in the name of Jesus.

Don’t let the 40 Days Campaign be in vain, we need you on the sidewalk more than ever! It is proven that when more of us show up, abortion facilities close! They are a business FIRST, when the money slows, they close.

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The BIG FAT LIE of Social Justice

Social justice is the ability people have to realize their potential in the society where they live [Wikipedia]. Really?

BUT WAIT! There’s more! 

“Social justice is the complete economic equality of all members of society. While this may sound like a lofty objective, what it really means is that wealth should be collected by the government and evenly distributed to everyone. In short, social justice is communism. It is rooted in the Marxist idea that the money people make and the property they own do not rightfully belong to the people who make the money and own the property.” [Read more here]

But what Democrats don’t tell you is that social justice is conditional. In other words, white Christians are exempt. Unborn babies are exempt. People making more than minimum wage are exempt. Republicans are exempt. Anyone that watches Fox News is exempt. People with a bank account are exempt.

However, as an ‘exemption’, we get to pay for it. Isn’t that…tolerant.

The term ‘social justice’ sounds so…nice. But the truth is that it’s ugly and racially motivated. If you are white AND a Christian, you are targeted for removal, not ‘to realize your potential in the society where you live’.

EX-governor Ted Strickland of Ohio posted: “I just received some exciting news! Our Friend and Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley been nominated for the EMILY’s List Rising Star Award – an honor for exceptional leaders who are serving in state or local office. She needs your help to win! CLICK HERE to vote for Nan Whaley as EMILY’s List’s next Rising Star!”

In response: “Dear Mr. Strickland, your ‘choice’ to applaud a parasitical mimicker of so-called ‘social justice’ does not quite understand what social justice actually is OR you and Miss Whaley would see that the UNDERSERVED unborn children in the womb are being EXTERMINATED. MIss Whaley is a mass proponent of an agenda of abortion death which is [in case you have forgotten basic biology] MURDERS UNBORN CHILDREN. That, my dear Mr. Strickland, is reprehensible. You do not represent me – you have personally allowed 26,000 Ohioans to be aborted last year alone. And when the great state of Ohio finally meets its resting place along side Michigan and Illinois, we will give you the applause you so deserve for allowing our state to go into apocalyptic wasteland.”

In Ohio, we have the social justice dream team of Fitzgerald/Neuhart on the 2014 democratic gubernatorial ticket. Truly, if every planet in the Milky Way aligned and all the birds sang at once and they got elected, not one unborn baby will be protected within the womb. NOT ONE.

To summarize: The unborn American has a 25% chance of being aborted because social justice is for the pregnant woman first. The father of the unborn child has as much input as the baby: NONE. How is that justice?

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Surviving the Abortion Agenda & Misogyny

A blogger wrote: “The prochoice movement has failed women. The prolife movement has failed women. We have all failed women.” Everyone has failed being a friend, boyfriend, spouse, parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle to women in crisis. But what really hurts me is that as a woman we are totally dependent on other’s opinions and decisions regarding our own lives. And what happens? Their decisions become our decisions. Their agendas become our agendas. Then, it’s easy to see who created the so-called war on women.

Women are miserable failures. Just ask the Samaritan Woman.

KEEPLIFELEGALConsidering there are over 60 MILLION abortion deaths since 1973 [that we know of], I’d say that we are leaving the decision making to people that feel we are not worthy enough to be a mother or a girlfriend or a wife.

The truth is that women have failed themselves by listening to an agenda rather than God, “Come, see a Man who told me all things that I ever did. Could this be the Christ?” [John 4:29]

The enemy seeks women because God made us life-bearers. The Messiah would come from a woman and the devil tried for thousands of years to keep that from happening: And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel,” [Gen 3:15]

Knowing is half the battle? It should be. But we are so self-willed and gullible of what others want that we cave…badly. It goes back to the constant affirmation that women and girls feed on to survive. It’s like the air we need to breathe; “Abort? Okay, if YOU think it’s the right thing for ME to do.” Women and girls secretly believe that if we do what everyone else wants, they’ll be our best friends forever. But all we really did was CAVE to their selfish personal agenda and we are left to deal with the mess for the rest of OUR lives.

Yes, KNOWING is half the battle to win the WAR:

v2 Hide me from the secret plots of the wicked,
From the rebellion of the workers of iniquity,
v3 Who sharpen their tongue like a sword,
And bend their bows to shoot their arrows—bitter words,
v4 That they may shoot in secret at the blameless;
Suddenly they shoot at him and do not fear.

It’s so obvious that the world seeks our submission to their agenda:

v5 They encourage themselves in an evil matter;
They talk of laying snares secretly; they say, “Who will see them?”
v6 They devise iniquities: We have perfected a shrewd scheme.”
Both the inward thought and the heart of man are deep.

Agenda is not what we need when in crisis, we need GOD:

v7 But God shall shoot at them with an arrow;
Suddenly they shall be wounded.
v8 So He will make them stumble over their own tongue;
All who see them shall flee away.
v9 All men shall fear, and shall declare the work of God;
For they shall wisely consider His doing.

But God is GOOD; He warns us and protects us:

v10 The righteous shall be glad in the Lord, and trust in Him.
And all the upright in heart shall glory. [Psalm 64:2-10]

Abortion is never the answer to crisis. Women are better than that but first we have to BELIEVE we are better than that. Regardless if you are a Christian or not, agnostic or spiritual, the Word of God is what will strengthen women from the inside out REGARDLESS of what her past is.

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#321 DAY: The Pressure to Abort, Just in Case.

March 21 is World Down Syndrome Day…#321 Day.  As ‘no exceptions’ prolifers, we are to love them all; the sidewalk is not segregated. We are determined to defeat the scourge of abortion and bring better awareness that all of God’s children are GOD’s, right on the sidewalk of abortion facilities everywhere.

FACT: 92% of diagnosed preborn Down syndrome babies are aborted.

KEEPLIFELEGALIn 1997, I was 35 years old…and surprised with pregnancy I did not expect. I was married, had two sons, my youngest was 5 years old. Since I was ‘old’ regarding child bearing, the doctors tried to prescribe an amniocentesis to check for Down syndrome and other ‘defects’. I gave a resounding NO. I was already post-abortive and knew exactly what it was like to live with it. I said that I do not want to know if something was wrong – I would be his/her mother, no matter what. Doctors are way too quick to give moms the option of abortion – just in case.

FACT: 92% of diagnosed preborn Down syndrome babies are aborted.

All WAY too often women are given the option – over and OVER again – to abort their preborn child because of an presumed affliction. People only want perfection and the path of least resistance. Few give God a chance to be God.

A famous mom of a Down syndrome child is Sarah Palin. She had the test, she and her husband prepared for their child’s arrival, not demise. Palin said she knew abortion was an option but was able to overcome the fear of the unknown to go ahead with the birth.

And then there’s Noah’s Dad. What he is doing for his son Noah and his family is way more than incredible! They have proven that even young women have children with an extra chromosome. And Noah’s Dad has also proven that it’s not just his journey but Noah’s journey as well. We tend to forget that it is the child that has Down Syndrome, not the parents. It’s our job AS A FAMILY to be the family he or she needs.

“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them” explains that WE, not just the wanted or perfect, are HIS [Eph 2:10]…..AND that EVERYONE has a plan that God has given them. Is there any affliction that God cannot overcome? NEVER.

FACT: 92% of diagnosed preborn Down syndrome babies are aborted.

Amniocentesis and diagnostic ultrasound along with many other ‘tests’ are there to determine if a ‘therapeutic’ abortion is an option, not to prepare for the child’s birth. I remember all too well the look on my doctor’s face when I told her no test. Ironically, SHE was pregnant, too.

Protect ALL of our unborn, remember to pray and come to the sidewalk…we need you to help save Down Syndrome….ALL of the babies. Click here to see other resources.

FACT: 92% of diagnosed preborn Down syndrome babies are aborted.

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The Enigma of Sidewalk Ministry

Today is March 16th, or 3:16 Day for those of us that have chosen Jesus as our Savior. We made a solemn CHOICE for Jesus Christ and His finished work that has set us free [Rom 8:2]. Evangelical Christians PRAY….so, where do you pray? Where do you minister?

I CHOOSE to  pray and minister on the sidewalk at abortion facilities. Noticeably and notably, the Church is absent. If there is an enigma of sidewalk ministry it’s because we make it one.

It really isn’t that hard. The Word of God says:

v2 Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving; 
v3 meanwhile praying also for us, that God would open to us a door for the word, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in chains, 
v4 that I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak.
v5 Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time. 
v6 Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one. [Col 4:2-6]

KEEPLIFELEGALBUT what this Scripture DID NOT say is that we only pray and walk in His Grace in church on Sundays. Maybe the enigma is that Christians have put Jesus back on the Cross rather than preach the Gospel to every creature: “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.” [Mark 16:15]

I have ‘preached’ to the choir about prayer and where it’s needed rather than wanted. The ‘church’ has sat quiet while 4000 unborn babies die EVERY DAY in the United States alone; over 150,000 worldwide.

Abortion is a sin problem. Jesus did not die for abortion, He died to save us from a fiery hell we deserved. This is exactly why I take ministry to the sidewalk, to honor my Risen Savior.  Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven” [Matthew 19:14]. Women in crisis get abortions. Women in crisis need JESUS.

Very recently, a BUSLOAD of people that live nearly 2 hours away came to pray on the sidewalk…and the hundreds of churches that surround the abortion facility seldom come, if at all.

PASTOR: Put your ministry where you mouth is! Do what He commanded you to DO rather than sit in your comfortable sanctuary. The sidewalk is a common, public place where everyone is welcome, much like church is supposed to be.

Everyone is welcome on the sidewalk: Evangelicals, Protestants, Catholics, Jews, everyone! This is not about ecumenicism, it is COOPERATION to share the sidewalk. Many people, some I know personally, will not stand shoulder to shoulder on the sidewalk and that’s too bad. We should never let personal agenda keep us from being a faithful witness on the sidewalk to save lives spiritually and literally.

Let 40 Days for Life ease you and your church into sidewalk ministry. From the 40 Days site:

“40 Days for Life is a community-based campaign that draws attention to the evil of abortion through the use of a three-point program:

40 Days for Life“40 Days for Life takes a determined, peaceful approach to showing local communities the consequences of abortion in their own neighborhoods, for their own friends and families. It puts into action a desire to cooperate with God in the carrying out of His plan for the end of abortion.”

 

During a 40 Days for Life campaign, you may come as an individual or with a church group to pray as you wish TO END ABORTION. We are all there for the same thing, to save our unborn from abortion death.

You may see KeepLifeLegal’s Statement of Faith here and Purpose & Vision here.

This is what you SHOULD NOT DO:

  • Yell at anyone; the pre-abortive, coercers, abortionists, passers-by, etc.
  • Persecute other faithful witnesses; This is a cooperation on the sidewalk
  • Be combative for any reason; if anyone is combative with each other on the sidewalk, it does not show our heart toward saving the unborn. It is confusing to the pre-abortive.

This is what you SHOULD DO: 

  • Purpose to be at the sidewalk as often as you can.
  • Be a prayerful faithful witness.
  • Did I say SHOW UP? We really want to see you there!

It has been proven that when people show up at abortion facilities, they CLOSE. These facilities can’t handle the constant prayerful vigil for LIFE. It proves what they do is wrong and needs to stop.

Sign up for the 40 Days for Life updates daily during the vigil here.
Find your location for your local vigil here.

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SIDEWALK CHRONICLES: Whose choice is it anyway?

CHOICE…a great big word that empowers the super-intelligent to believe they can make a difference in their lives and the world at large by weeding out the herd – usually for everyone else. The only one that applauds your ‘choice’ to murder is the one that made the choice for you. Isn’t it a bit presumptuous to assume the responsibility to abort a child they – the coercers – will never care for or care to know?

Women do not choose abortion.

I am post-abortive, I know MANY post-abortive women and men; but most of the post-abortive population did not make the CHOICE to abort. That’s right…they DID NOT make the CHOICE to abort without any outside influence.

Who did?

You would know the answer to that question if you were on the front-lines of the abortion wars seeing with your own eyes, hearing with your own ears the stories and lies that are told on the sidewalk  of abortion facilities. Not one time have I ever heard any woman say that she wanted to have an abortion because SHE made the choice.

Who makes the ‘choice’?

When the boyfriend/husband/guy that got her pregnant tells her ‘It’s not the right time’ is really saying that she is not who he wants to be the mother his baby. Women get men wrong…if they say to abort it’s for them, not the ‘health’ of their relationship like they want women to think. I had to really get my head to understand that I was not good enough to the baby’s father to have his child. It’s a hard thing to know you’re only good enough for his sexual pleasure. Still, we see these ‘couples’ go to the first appointment hand in hand….not so much on the second appointment.

I met a man once that told a story of how he and his girlfriend were in college and decided to abort. Not so typically, they married…but were never able to have children. The abortion ruined their chance to have ‘wanted’ children.

A woman I am close to aborted her ‘wanted’ child because the father was married and wouldn’t leave his wife for her. The child became collateral damage; an unborn person who was used to get what she wanted had to die because the ruse didn’t work.

Grandparents…we see TONS of grandparents bringing their kids to the abortionist. A woman said recently that her mother ‘doesn’t want any more grandchildren’. I relate…my own mother told me that she was too young to be a grandmother. On another day, a woman brings in her cheerleader daughter for an abortion….how do I know she’s a cheerleader? The cool ‘proud to be’ stickers on the back of mom’s SUV told who and where her daughter goes to school. And by the way, mom brought a book to while-away the time spent waiting for her grandchild to be murdered.

KEEPLIFELEGALSocial workers…the file folder and/or clip board gives them away. These bullies get this stoic stony look with their shoulders squared for us. But these women will have to answer to an angry God about taking minors to get abortions because of sneaky judicial bypass laws. Being in foster care or in the system gives the government enough leverage to get these little girls to abort. One day, we literally saw a girl who just had an abortion skip out of the facility, PAST THE BIOHAZARD TRUCK THERE TO PICK UP THE DEAD BABIES, and do a cartwheel while her white social worker waited in her minivan. There are some things you can never ‘unsee’.

CRIME…abortion covers up rape and incest from the law and the family. A recent story said that an abortionist did not report an 11 year old girl getting an abortion and that her father is being indicted for the crimes. Other stories tell of older men bringing minor girls in for abortions to cover their crime of statutory rape without the parent’s knowledge. THAT is just the tip of the incest and statutory rape iceberg.

Abortion is the go-to to cover up for illegal, minor and forced sex workers – human trafficking:

“After viewing the Planned Parenthood video my first thoughts were of the victims I have served over the last eight years. Specifically the women and girls—their horrendous statements of rape, gang rapes, torture, branding, starvation, extortions, assault and their reports of repeated forced abortions and miscarriages due to the trauma they received. I have often wondered where these multiple abortions took place and how medical professionals had not seen the extensive trauma to their bodies, spirits and souls.”

The abortion INDUSTRY feeds on incest, rape, statutory rape, human trafficking, misinformation and angry families to fill their bank accounts. Their INDUSTRY leaves women without hope and empty of self respect. With abortion, women are without real help and real solutions to their very real unborn child.

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INTENTION: The Least You Can Do for the LEAST of These.

PRAYER. Prayer is an interesting thing; it’s free, it’s easy…it’s POWERFUL and we make more time NOT to pray rather than using this great discipline to move mountains:

v22 So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God
v23 For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. 
v24 Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.” [Mark 11:22-24]

When I go to  the sidewalk of abortion facilities, I go to PRAY. If I am asked or led to counsel, I will…but my intention is to pray and stand as a faithful witness. Christians with great intentions hardly ever come citing many things; not enough time, not ‘my’ ministry, etc. That, Mr. & Mrs. Christian, is an EXCUSE, not ‘intention’. 

Don’t be too discouraged…even Jesus had a time with His own disciples: 

v40 Then He came to the disciples and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, “What! Could you not watch with Me one hour?
v41 Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” [Matthew 26:40-41]

ONE HOUR. That’s all Jesus asked of them but knew they could do much more. Why didn’t they? 

v19 Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not cast it out?”
v20 So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.
v21 However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.”

Intention is what the Apostles had, but FAITH moves mountains and heals; lack of faith makes what was alive to be dead.  Some Christians believe that abortion will not be defeated so why bother praying? Even in these ‘last days’ we have given up…but let me assure you of this: We do not know this side of Heaven who we have effected by being faithful. Just seeing you on the sidewalk praying can change someone’s life!

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” [Heb 11:1]

How will they know there is a war if they don’t see the army? I would not ask anyone to do something I won’t. And being post-abortive I have the best excuse of all…but that’s not how God sees it. He takes our fears and turns them into ministry.  

ONE HOUR. I CHALLENGE YOU TO ONE HOUR OF PRAYER AT A LOCAL ABORTION FACILITY TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR UNBORN LIFE. THIS ONE SELFLESS ACT CAN CHANGE SOMEONE’S WORLD AND SAVE LIVES!

Find a local prayer vigil here

 

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40 Days for LIFE – What’s YOUR Intention?

Today starts the 2014 Spring Campaign for 40 Days for Life. Awaken the conscience of YOUR community!

What’s YOUR intention? Are you post-abortive? Were you ever abortion-minded? Have you lost a sibling or family member to abortion? Then 40 Days for Life is for you! This is an opportune time to come and peacefully pray, grieve, and be a life-minded witness to abortion-minded women and men! 40 Days for Life vigils changes lives and save lives!

I don’t know how to do this! No problem, let the Word of God guide you to doing what we are called to do as Christians [Rom 12:9-16]:

v9 Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good. 
v10 Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another;
v11 not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; v12 rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer;
v13 distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality.
v14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 
v15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. 
v16 Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion.

From the 40 Days site:

“40 Days for Life is a community-based campaign that draws attention to the evil of abortion through the use of a three-point program:

  • Prayer and fasting
  • Peaceful vigil
  • Community outreach

40 Days for Life“40 Days for Life takes a determined, peaceful approach to showing local communities the consequences of abortion in their own neighborhoods, for their own friends and families. It puts into action a desire to cooperate with God in the carrying out of His plan for the end of abortion.”

Cooperation is KEY. Everyone is welcome: Evangelicals, Protestants, Catholics, Jews, everyone! This is not about ecumenicism, it is COOPERATION to share the sidewalk. I know that many people, some I know personally, will not stand shoulder to shoulder on the sidewalk and that’s too bad. We should never let personal agenda keep us from being a faithful witness on the sidewalk to save lives.

During a 40 Days for Life campaign, you may come as an individual or with a church group to pray as you wish TO END ABORTION. We are all there for the same thing, to save our unborn from abortion death.

You may see KeepLifeLegal’s Statement of Faith here and Purpose & Vision here.

This is what you SHOULD NOT DO:

  • Yell at anyone; the pre-abortive, coercers, abortionists, passers-by, etc.
  • Persecute other faithful witnesses; This is a cooperation on the sidewalk
  • Be combative for any reason; if anyone is combative with each other on the sidewalk, it does not show our heart toward saving the unborn. It is confusing to the pre-abortive.

This is what you SHOULD DO: 

  • Purpose to be at the sidewalk as often as you can.
  • Be a prayerful faithful witness.
  • Did I say SHOW UP? We really want to see you there!

It has been proven that when people show up at abortion facilities, they CLOSE. These facilities can’t handle the constant prayerful vigil for LIFE. It proves what they do is wrong and needs to stop.

Get the 40 Days book! I have mine :)