Incredible news! Our first confirmed life was saved today as a result of our campaign! Praise God!
News hot off the press...
"A girl we met this morning at the abortion clinic has decided to keep her baby. Praise the Lord! She is elated and will carry on with her nursing training with the help of babysitting. Praise God and celebrate baby due June 4th."
There was also a save on Whitfield street and in Birmingham today on the same day! Who knows what is in store for the rest of the campaign!
Please sign up times and continue to pray fervently for an end to abortion in our nation! Many people have been inspired simply walking past by our campaign!
Day 11 - October 8
Pray that when those representing British Pregnancy Advisory Service and other abortion groups see volunteers for 40 Days for Life, they see ambassadors of Christ, and may each volunteer be consciously aware at all times we represent Him.
I...beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness, and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love.
-- Ephesians 4:1-2
When a former abortionist and post-abortive woman, Carol Everett, was asked what turned her heart from death to life in Christ, she replied, "It was unconditional love" shown by a man who prayed daily for her in front of the facility where she worked.
He told Carol that "God had sent him" because there was someone in there that God wanted out. She left 27 days later and now serves as Christ's ambassador to help others. We too have been sent by Christ as an ambassador to love unconditionally those God seeks to "get out" of their bondage and sin.
In his book, "Fishers of Men," Dr. Sumner Wemp describes what it means to be an ambassador of Christ, the King of Kings:
God has chosen us (John 15:16)
We are sent into a world that is not our home (1 Peter 2:11)
Our walk must match our talk (1 Timothy 3:7)
We must abide in Him for daily instruction (John 15:5)
Know our purpose -- to seek and to save that which is lost (Luke 19:10)
We are to reconcile others to God with His authority (Matthew 28:19-20)
Our service is to be grounded and rooted in love (Ephesians 3:17)
Pray that we each will walk worthy of the calling with which we were called!
Dear Heavenly Father, we are humbled that you have called us and appointed us to be ambassadors of Christ in a world that is not our home. It is a calling much higher and grander than our finite minds can imagine.
We pray that your Holy Spirit will empower us to walk worthy of the calling. We pray that Your unconditional love will flow through us onto those who desperately need Your saving grace. In the name of Christ who is worthy, amen.
"Her name is Joanne Schiebel. In 1954, she was a young unmarried college student who discovered that she was pregnant. In the 1950s, her options were limited. She could have had an abortion - but the procedure was both dangerous and illegal. She could have gotten married, but she wasn't ready and didn't want to interrupt her education. Joanne opted, instead, to give birth to the baby and put it up ......for adoption.
And so it was that in 1955, a California couple named Paul and Clara adopted a baby boy, born out of wedlock, that they named Steven.
This adopted baby grew into a man that changed the world. We celebrate his life and his accomplishments and wish him the best in the afterlife. The baby's name is Steve Jobs.
If you are thankful for the life of Steve Jobs; if you are thankful for the contributions he has made to the world and your life then today...thank his mother Joanne Schiebel for choosing life.