Tuesday, February 1, 2011

"What Choice Is This?"

Sunday, January 30th  Glory To God! as we set out early on our speaking engagement at Calvary Baptist Church. The large congregation met and greeted us and helped us quickly set up. We opened up in praise and worship. Pastor then graciously introduced us and turned the pulpit over to our ministry. We spoke on our early beginnings and how God spoke to our hearts and we embedded our mission outside the Midwest’s largest, late-term abortion mill we called the "gates of hell." We spoke on pioneering the ultrasound movement outside abortion facilities and how God has been blessing us with much fruit and adoptions of saved babies; how the death toll has declined tremendously inside this slaughterhouse in the past two years, and about the conversions of several former employees and clients.
Daniel spoke on scriptures that gave us our marching orders, and how the Church of Jesus Christ can win this battle if they would only show up to fight the battle. “The presence of God's people outside the abortion mill does save lives,” we shared. “Not screaming at them but being Jesus to them.”
  We wrapped up our talk by giving a charge to the congregation. Emblazed on the walls of the church’s sanctuary were the blonde wooden words: Go Ye Into The World. “That's exactly what the Lord wants His people to do. We are losing our kids to all kinds of immorality and filth. Marriages are ending up in divorce and unborn babies are sacrificed to the god of convenience. The world is telling the Church to, ‘Shut up and sit down!’ We can no longer be silent. We are to fight for what is right and take dominion until the Lord returns.”
            After a standing ovation, we returned to our seats. A little boy, no more than 7 years old, tapped me on the back and I turned to him. With a head full of red hair he said in a small voice, “I want to thank you ma’am.” I smiled and returned my eyes to the front. Pastor came up and preached on, “What Choice is This?” He held pictures of the newest babies in our family up for all to see and proclaimed, “This is what hope looks like.” He complimented our 18 years of dedicated passion for the unborn and their mothers. He went into our topsy-turvy world…how right is wrong and wrong is considered right. He talked about the recent expose of abortionist Kermit Gosnell: the back alley butcher shop he was running containing jars full of decomposing babies and wherein occurred the deaths of two of their mothers. “This is choice?”            
               Pastor spoke on traveling up to Hope Clinic regularly and what he sees including the saves that take place because good people make the sacrifice and come out of their comfort to try and save lives; how it’s making a difference; how we need to be living for God and not for ourselves. He then thanked us for our vital ministry and encouraged the flock to take up a love offering from their hearts to help us continue fighting for babies’ lives and their mothers. They did just that. We bowed our heads and prayed over the offering the church blessed us with. Service ended with a prayer and song. We stood in a receiving line, shook many hands, and received numerous, “Thank you’s,” and encouragement. Many had never heard of a ministry like ours and were touched. Praise God! 2 Corinthians 4:1 "Therefore, since through God's mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart." Go Ye!