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#Prolife #Arkansas tells #40DaysForLife vigil they can’t have signs?

KEEPLIFELEGALI see…new rules? According to the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, after 8 successful, peaceful vigils since 2011, 40 Days for Life can’t have signs? And even if this was a statute for some years, why now? Even at Planned Parenthood, where 40 Days Fayetteville holds their vigil, said “the issue was between the state and the protesters, and that her group had no comment.”

The Highway Department has received a faxed letter of protest from a legal firm representing the group, a spokesman confirmed Thursday. The letter alleges that the state is violating the group’s First Amendment rights to free speech.

A letter from the Thomas More Society, who represents the national40 Days for LIFE 40 Days vigils, said: “We respectfully maintain that her directives — attempting to prohibit First Amendment activity on public property, including sidewalks along a state highway — were overly broad and, if enforced, they would be a clear violation of our client’s First Amendment rights.”

40 Days for Life in Fayetteville is the only 40 Days vigil in Arkansas and has seen “better-than-usual participation”, according to Sheena Archambault, coordinator of the 40 Days for Life Campaign.  Planned Parenthood of Fayetteville does offer abortion ‘services’ and contraception [abortifacients].

KEEPLIFELEGALWhat is interesting is that Planned Parenthood ‘has no opinion’ and seem undeterred while the state of Arkansas is pushing an unconstitutional ordinance on people who are peacefully protesting. Does anyone really know WHO made the complaint about the signs? Planned Parenthood of Fayetteville may not have a public ‘opinion’, but PP has never been….truthful.

Arkansas calls itself a “prolife state” but now shows that they may not be as prolife as the new Governor, Asa Hutchinson, purports to be.

Governor Hutchinson, what is your opinion of this obvious unconstitutional sudden ‘ban’ on signs…or is this a targeted attempt to keep the reality of unborn child killing a secret in The Natural State?

KeepLifeLegal is a supporter of 40 Days for LIFE.

40 Days Fall 2012

#40Days for…faith-based abortion?

Watch out for ‘faith-based’ reproductive counseling. They are pro-choice, pro-abortion, pro-Obama bunch of incredibly nearsighted man-hating ‘women’. And somehow they have ascertained that God is okay with it.

KEEPLIFELEGALJust to show the intent behind such heresy, the last time KeepLifeLegal posted about this we were stalked and trolled by the perpetrators. It is quite apparent that they are bullies who believe in killing the unborn AND shooting the messenger.

My…how…tolerant. We suppose that advocating unborn child murder isn’t quite enough, rather they would put a religious spin on it to give it some kind of ‘credibility':

“40 Days for Prayer to Keep Abortion Safe and Legal starts on Wednesday, March 5th, and is an intentional effort to be grateful that abortion is safe and legal in the United States, and to be mindful that we are moving toward a future where everone [sic] feels supported in their reproductive decision-making, safe in their relationships, and comforted and strengthened by their faith.” Read the rest here

Planned Parenthood picked up that ball to continue the abhorrent evil of using God as a way of spiritualizing abortion. But then again, do we expect any less from them?

Disgusted?

Just like Planned Parenthood, Faith Aloud [501c3] is a national spiritual counseling agency for women considering or choosing abortion and provides religious resources to abortion clinics:

“An evaluation card from a patient said, ‘The Faith Aloud card by Rev. Rebecca Turner gave me the prayers I needed to make it through the procedure.’ Thanks again for your loving work, Faith Aloud!” Sally Burgess from the Hope Clinic for Women.

“We’ve been using Faith Aloud materials for years, and they work. In fact, they really work. I am deeply committed to this organization because it is working directly with providers to help women.” LeRoy Carhart, MD, Abortion and Contraception Clinic of Nebraska.

 Are you disturbed yet?

‘Faith Aloud’ believes in the gift of sexuality, or fornication which makes abortion a natural for them. There is a photo of the executive director of Faith Aloud, THE ‘Reverend’ Rebecca Turner holding a sign that says, “I am Dr. Tiller”. In fact, Rebecca Turner was honored by the Abortion Care Network as the 2010 Person of the Year for offering innovative religious resources to professional abortion care providers.

Are you mad yet?

These soft-spoken women that calls themselves ‘Reverend’ are telling Christian women veiled, paraphrased scriptures to counsel them to abort and that God is just fine with it. That’s bad enough, but how stupid can a ‘Christian’ woman be to believe that God would sanctify such a thing? I’ll tell you how…because most Pastors have DROPPED THE BALL IN THE PULPIT.

Be very aware and wary of SO-CALLED faith-based reproductive counseling resources. They want your unborn baby and do it in the name of the Lord.

Support your local 40 Days for LIFE campaign. The 2015 Spring Campaign starts February 18th. Find more on 40 Days here.

 

#40Days for LIFE: Spring 2015

KEEPLIFELEGALFebruary 18th starts the 2015 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 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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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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PROLIFE WARRIORS

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]
PROLIFE WARRIORS
PROLIFE WARRIORS

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.

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?

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.

#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.

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.