Later, we arrived at our speaking engagement and the parking lot was full. We unpacked our equipment, and aides for the conference quickly helped us set up in an oversized room. We even had "baby wranglers" for our second youngest who begged to accompany us to today's event. I have to admit, we were fighting fatigue from this morning’s vigil where battling the cold, damp weather really drained us in addition to coming home to our normal large family chores: cleaning, laundry, groceries; our ministry doesn't stay at the abortion mill...it follows us home :)Anyways, we looked so forward to speaking to today’s youth and sharing our not so average pro-life ministry. We were graciously introduced by a selected youth leader. Around the stage we posted several of our picture boards full of the fruits of our labors and had a projector and screen ready to go to add to our seminar. When I looked out into the crowd I was flabbergasted. We had an overflow of attendees and ran out of chairs; many adults were sitting on the floors surrounding the aisles of chairs. Beautiful! We thanked them for coming to today's event and we asked how many were familiar with the Hope abortion mill. A few hands went up. We then asked how many have actually stood and prayed outside this abortion facility with us. More hands went up. AMAZING! We recognized a few.
Our little one was dancing the night away with the sweet girls who cared for her during our speech to the loud Christian rock band next to our room. “Yes Lord, yes Lord, yes, yes Lord…” It was a great night for Life. We thanked our host for the wonderful opportunity to share our lifelong ministry.