Announcing our BRAND NEW Locations!

Dear Friend of Life,

Please give a warm PRO-LIFE welcome to our BRAND NEW SidewalkAdvocates for Life locations!

The following cities started their sidewalk advocacy program around January 1st, peacefully offering loving, life-affirming alternatives to women and men entering their local abortion facility…

  • Anchorage, AK
  • Clearlake, CA
  • Johnstown, PA
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Los Angeles (Santa Monica), CA
  • Mission Hills, CA
  • Montclair, NJ
  • Pomona, CA
  • Wareham, MA

…and international location: Buea, Cameroon!

These locations join our existing locations who are continuing their program!

Total, we are currently at 103 participating Sidewalk Advocates for Life locations!  Praise God!

If you live near one of these locations, you might consider attending a local training and becoming an active Sidewalk Advocate, offering loving, life-affirming alternatives to women and men entering the abortion center.  The spirit is peaceful and the effectiveness of this method is undeniable — simply because it’s based in sharing the love of Christ!

Details on how to get involved in your local Sidewalk Advocates for Life program are found in the LOCATIONS tab on our main website:http://sidewalkadvocates.org/locations/ — click on your closest location and see contact info for the local program.  (Note: We are still in the process of uploading all these locations to the web; if you do not see your location, check back in a few days!)

What if you don’t have a location near you?

Consider bringing a Sidewalk Advocates for Life Sidewalk Advocacy program to your local community very soon!  Applications will re-open February 1-28!  Be sure to visit our website for more details: www.sidewalkadvocates.org.

Let us know if you have any questions!  In the meantime, we ask you to keep all of our new and existing locations in your prayers, that many lives continue to be saved and many hearts transformed by the grace and power of God’s love!

It is our prayer that no abortion facility in America and beyond goes without peaceful, loving, well-trained sidewalk counselors.  Thank you, friends, for joining us in this incredibly important mission to transform hearts, save lives and end abortion!

Blessings,

Chantel Poisel
Communications Coordinator
Sidewalk Advocates for Life

chantel@sidewalkadvocates.org
sidewalkadvocates.org

P.S. — Many of you have asked for an update in our Winter financial campaign to keep our ministry going and growing.  We’re currently at 33% of goal — with the hope that we can cross the finish line as soon as possible as we earnestly work to cover every abortion facility with a peaceful, effective sidewalk advocacyprogram. Will you help us with a gift of $25, $50, $100, $500, $1,000, $5,000 or $10,000 to keep this life-saving work afloat? (Sidewalk Advocates for Life is a 501c3 non-profit organization, so any financial gift you make is tax-deductible!)  We humbly ask for your help and partnership so we can reach our goal for this great mission: sidewalkadvocates.org/donate …THANK YOU!

Stay posted on our progress on our homepage at sidewalkadvocates.org!  Thanks again so much!

DEVOTIONAL (January 1 – January 14, 2017): “The New Has Come”

by Jenna Scott, Program Administrator, Sidewalk Advocates for Life

Verses: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” — 2 Corinthians 5:17

Reflection: Now is the time of year that everyone is making New Years’ resolutions. We are all looking for ways to better ourselves — lose weight, be more financially responsible, volunteer more… the list goes on and on.

But it is important that the most important change that could ever happen is belonging to Christ. We became new and we became His. This is not to say that we don’t have our own struggles to work through still, but it means that Christ has already conquered our biggest faults through His blood on the cross. Our old selves and old ways we once held onto have been made new through Christ.

So when we make our resolutions, let’s make them in a way that honors God and is ordered towards claiming that new self Christ has already claimed with his new creation.

Let us pray: Lord, as we enter a new year, help us remember to put you first this year. Help guide us towards bettering ourselves in service of your Kingdom. Show us the way to help protect and serve those who need us the most. Give us the words to minister to the women-in-crisis. Help us spend this new year with our focus on you.

Thank you, Lord, for all the gifts you have already given us, including the beauty of your new creation through our relationship with you. Help us make the most of our gifts by using them in a way that glorifies you and serves your people. Amen.

A MUST READ: Message from a mom who chose LIFE…

Dear Friend of Life,

Yesterday, our Program Manager, Bethany, messaged me: Can you take a quick call?  You want to hear this! 🙂

I called her back, knowing this work brings us no shortage of interesting stories!

She said, “Okay, let me read you something… Hello, Lauren, this is A, we met when you were outside of the abortion clinic in Tampa, FL…

I gasped.  “Oh my goodness!” I said, tears springing to my eyes.

I instantly went back to that morning on the sidewalk — just a few weeks ago — when I was visiting Florida and a couple of us on the National Team, along with a fellow Sidewalk Advocate, went to the local abortion facility to peacefully and prayerfully reach out to clients.

This was the second young woman who had turned away from the abortion facility that morning; she had obviously utilized the phone number on the Blessing Bag we had given her to reach back out via text (connected to Bethany’s phone).

Bethany chuckled and kept going, “…I just want to let you know, thank you so much for altering my decision about keeping my baby, things are going to be a little ruff, but I’m willing to make things happen for my baby.  I’m due (late Spring) and …very excited to meet him!!!

“That’s so great!  I’m so glad she reached out!” I exclaimed.

I also realized that God had answered her prayers in another way: She had two little girls at home, and some of the family with her that morning let us know that they were also trying to sway her into a decision for life because “this might be her boy.”

When I heard the end of her message “very excited to meet HIM” I suddenly realized that an ultrasound no doubt confirmed she was having a boy ...and she could have, quite possibly, aborted the gift of her only son.

I asked Bethany to forward me the text, and I wrote her back: “Hi, A!  This is Lauren… I am so excited to hear from you!!  And we are so proud of you!!  You made such a wonderful, courageous decision for your little boy!!  Is there anything you need?  We’d be happy to help any way we can!!  We love you!!”

“P.S. — Call or text anytime. :)”

About 30 minutes later, she wrote back to say that she was doing well, she had everything she needed for the time being, and again, she felt like we “were a huge help” in sorting through everything that morning.

We traded a few more texts, offering to connect her with another ministry in the area, if helpful, and throw her a baby shower!  The good news is that she took us up on the baby shower since she had nothing for a little boy.

We’re now planning a baby shower for early Spring!  What a gift to celebrate the life of this little boy and his mother who chose life!

This is what it means to be the hands and feet of Jesus: standing in the gap for mothers and fathers, speaking words of peace and love and life into their lives, especially when the culture and the abortion industry has lied to them and told them that abortion will solve their problems.  

Consider this: Former abortion providers have told us that peaceful, prayerful sidewalk advocacy was the activity that most devastated their business!  And it’s not a wonder!  Prayer, love and the offer of free services at the local pregnancy center — it’s all so powerful!

Can you imagine the life-saving impact if we could build a team of peaceful, prayerful advocates in front of every abortion facility in the U.S. and beyond?

This is our dream.  

In just 2.5 years of ministry, we’ve grown to cover about 15% of U.S. abortion facilities (101 locations, total) and witnessed almost 1,600 precious babies saved, 38 workers who have left the business, 2 facility closures and a host of other blessings!

What God is doing is nothing short of amazing!

Friend, we’re in the final days of our end-of-the-year campaign to raise desperately-needed funds to keep our ministry going and growing in 2017 …and we’re short right now.  Will you partner with us in this effort at $10, $25, $100, $500, $1,000 or more to ensure that no abortion facility in the country goes without peaceful, loving sidewalk counselors every hour of business?  

We’re working hard, seeing where we can get coverage as soon as possible at every abortion facility in the country, to be the hands and feet of Christ and ensure that as many lives are saved from abortion as possible!

Will you partner with us and help us build new sidewalk advocacy teams across the country in 2017?

Once again, here’s where you can make a LIFE-SAVING, tax-deductible gift of support: sidewalkadvocates.org/donate

Be sure to keep posted on our progress at sidewalkadvocates.org!

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you again so much for joining us in this great movement to transform hearts, save lives, and end abortion through the power of God’s great love and peaceful outreach!

In Christ, for Life,

Lauren Muzyka
Executive Director
Sidewalk Advocates for Life

info@sidewalkadvocates.org
sidewalkadvocates.org

P.S. — We’re in the final days of our end-of-the-year financial campaign!  We humbly ask for your help in building LIFE-SAVING sidewalk advocacy teams across the country and beyond: sidewalkadvocates.org/donate. THANK YOU SO MUCH for your help and partnership — we appreciate you!

PICTURE: A joyous scene at the abortion facility…

Dear Friend of Life,

Sometimes, a picture is worth a thousand words.

As you may remember from our last email, we mentioned that a couple of us on the national team were recently in Florida for a statewide training and meeting with our leaders.  While there, we decided to meet up at a local abortion facility one morning with one of our dedicated Sidewalk Advocates, Nate, and lovingly and peacefully reach out to abortion-minded clients.

In short, it was an incredible morning!  Three woman chose life and we had the pleasure of personally walking two of those women over to the pregnancy center just next store to the abortion facility.

Earlier in the morning, I remembered bowing my head in prayer and asking God for boldness in reaching out, that we would get out of the way, and He would work through me and our team.

The very next woman we spoke to chose life!

I can tell you that after almost 17 years of being on the sidewalk, it never gets old when someone agrees to leave the abortion facility and instead, take you up on the free services at a pro-life, pro-woman pregnancy center.

The woman came around the fence and she and I began to walk together over to the center.  Little did I know that my fellow national team member, Bethany, was snapping a quick picture from behind (in order to protect the identity of the woman) to remember that beautiful, Holy Spirit-filled moment.

This picture is powerful for so many reasons.

It’s a beautiful thing to visually behold the beginning of this young woman’s YES to LIFE …but what also struck me was this: when I started to walk the young woman next store, our fellow Sidewalk Advocate, Nate, bowed his head in prayer and was praying earnestly for her as we sought to lovingly hand her off to the pregnancy center.

As you note, Bethany (who took the picture) was on one side of the driveway, and Nate was on the other.  (We were on public right-of-way, tucked away from traffic on the main road, as we sought to be law-abiding.)  Both were dressed in a reflector vest not only for safety, but to give themselves more instant recognition as someone with training and authority.  I had stationed myself at the fence to catch clients who didn’t stop at the driveway for whatever reason.

Nate held another tool we talk about in our training: a blessing bag.  A blessing bag is a bag of store-bought goodies with literature attached on the inside or outside to let a woman know we deeply care about her and her precarious situation.  When we hand these out at an abortion facility, people often instantly see that we mean no harm and truly want to help them and their child.

In short, when you behold this picture, you see the fruit of prayer, training, teamwork and a winning strategy all working together at the abortion facility!

This is the dream for every community in America and beyond.

Former abortion providers have told us that peaceful, prayerful sidewalk advocacy was the activity that most devastated their business: Can you imagine the life-saving impact if we could build one of these well-organized teams in front of every abortion facility in the country and around the world?

In just 2.5 years of ministry, we’ve grown to cover 13% of U.S. abortion facilities (101 locations, total) and witnessed almost 1,600 precious babies saved, 37 workers who have left the business, 2 facility closures and a host of other blessings!

What God is doing is nothing short of amazing!

Right now, we’re in our end-of-the-year campaign to raise desperately-needed funds to keep our ministry going and growing in 2017 …and we’re short right now. Will you partner with us in this effort at $10, $25, $100, $500, $1,000 or more to ensure that no abortion facility in the country goes without peaceful, loving sidewalk counselors every hour of business?  

We’re working hard, seeing where we can get coverage as soon as possible at every abortion facility in the country to ensure that as many lives are saved from abortion as possible!

To that end, I thank you so much for joining us in this great movement to transform hearts, save lives and end abortion through the power of God’s great love and peaceful outreach!

Once again, here’s where you can make a LIFE-SAVING, tax-deductible gift of support: sidewalkadvocates.org/donate

Be sure to keep posted on our progress at sidewalkadvocates.org!

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your partnership in the greatest human rights movement in the history of the world!

In Christ, for Life,

Lauren Muzyka
Executive Director
Sidewalk Advocates for Life

info@sidewalkadvocates.org
sidewalkadvocates.org

P.S. — We’re in the middle of our end-of-the-year financial campaign, and if more people don’t give, we won’t survive!  We humbly ask for your help to keep this life-saving work going: sidewalkadvocates.org/donate …THANK YOU so much for your consideration!

DEVOTIONAL (December 14 – December 31, 2016): “Come to the Throne of Grace”

by Chantel Poisel, Communications Coordinator, Sidewalk Advocates for Life

Verses: “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” — Hebrews 4:16

Reflection: Today’s email shares a story of three Sidewalk Advocates praying and reaching out in love to women-in-crisis on the sidewalk in front of an abortion facility. The photo shows a man praying, and our Executive Director, Lauren, walking with a woman, escorting her to a pregnancy center next door.

This photo embraces the spirit of this verse.

We can come boldly to the throne of grace — through prayer. We may, then, obtain mercy for our shortcomings. We will then find grace to help in times of need — grace for ourselves to know how to help, and grace for those we are trying to help.

This verse reminds us that it all starts in prayer — by coming boldly, purposefully, to the throne of grace. Every time we are present on the sidewalk, we must start in prayer. It prepares our hearts and fills us with grace that we can then share with those we encounter.

We never walk alone. When we come to the thrown of grace, we invite the Holy Spirit in and He walks with us. Those who are covering us in prayer are walking with us.

Just like Lauren is walking with the woman in the photo to a place where she can receive real help, the Lord walks with us each step of the way — if we allow Him.

Let us pray: Dear Lord, Thank you for your overflowing mercy and grace!

Prepare our hearts as we go out to the sidewalks to minister to those in need of help. Thank you for the reminder that the first step is always coming to you, to your throne of grace. Thank you for your presence, and the reminder that we never walk alone.

Help us to show your mercy and grace to the men and women we encounter, and allow us to come alongside them with encouragement in the right direction as we strive to follow your example and love them to a better place.

Through your mercy and grace, help us to help those-in-need. Help us to honor you through the work we do, that you may be glorified in all things. Amen.

The secret’s out! The BEST Christmas gift is…

Dear Friend of Life:

As we celebrate the Advent season, looking expectantly to Christmas and celebrating the birth of our Savior, we wanted to share with you another amazing variety of praise reports

  • Two of our national team members went to the sidewalk on Saturday with another Sidewalk Advocate in Tampa, FL, and there were THREE woman who chose LIFE!  Praise God!
  • Aside from these three lives saved, we received reports of at least FOUR MORE babies saved around the country!
  • Last night, I got a text from our Program Director, Laura, in Louisville, KY: another baby was born to a mother who chose life a few months ago …and we’ll be sharing the picture of this precious baby boy very soon!

In short, the GOOD NEWS keeps coming!  It’s just a reminder to us that when God’s people answer the call to be His hands and feet, seeking to love women and men in crisis, miracles happen.

We are in the season of miracles!  We celebrate the fact that Our God came to show us the way of love, to redeem us and lead us back to Himself.  In the same way, in every client we reach out to and seek to help, we see the pattern of Our Lord’s love.

Keep in mind: They rejected Him, so many times, we will be rejected, too.  But we trust that — in every interaction — essential seeds have been planted that He will water and use to bring that person back to life some day.

We want to thank YOU, our partners in this great work, for all that you do to keep this ministry going and growing!  Indeed, this work doesn’t happen but for the Lord working through generous hearts like YOURS!

As we anticipate Christmas, we wanted to give you an opportunity to honor someone who has been an inspiration to you in the battle for life.  As of this past week, we just launched our Christmas gift campaign where you can make a gift in someone’s honor or memory —  and give the BEST GIFT to others: the gift of LIFE!

Make a Christmas gift at sidewalkadvocates.org/ChristmasGift …and your gift will be featured on our new Christmas 2016 Honor Wall at sidewalkadvocates.org/Christmas2016!

Note that with about every $25 donated, we are seeing a life saved from abortion!

My husband and I made a financial gift in honor of my mother who passed away about 22 months ago.  My mom loved the work of Sidewalk Advocates for Life and often teared up when I told her about a baby saved.  I often think of the monumental sacrifices she made as my mother, and the incredible lessons she taught me about the sanctity of human life.

I couldn’t think of any better way to honor her than make a Christmas gift in her memory to this work so that other children may be saved from abortion.

This is one of my favorite pictures of us from my childhood!  I look at this and I’m reminded of her kind, loving and generous heart.  Her heart was so sensitive to the plight of women and children that, at times, she would tear up and wonder how our country could allow something like abortion.

This is only my second Christmas without her, so it’s not going to be easy.  My mom was an abundant gift-giver — she LOVED watching your face light up when you opened up a present from her — and Christmas was her absolute favorite time of year.  Still, I’m so grateful the Lord allowed her to be here for 30+ years of my life, and I’m going to do all that I can to honor her memory and her great love.

I often whisper, Mom, I’m going to go end abortion for you.  I’m resolving at this time of year to sacrifice what I can of my time, talent and treasure to put myself more at the disposal of what He is doing to end abortion.  

I’m so grateful for all the miracles along the way and those who have inspired us to keep up the good fight.  Join me in making a Christmas gift in memory or honor of a loved one who has inspired you at sidewalkadvocates.org/ChristmasGift …and we’ll share your gift at sidewalkadvocates.org/Christmas2016!  (Note: You’ll also get emailed a beautiful card you can send to your loved one(s), letting them know about your gift!)

Thank you for being a part of the greatest work on earth!  Happy Advent!

In His Love,

Lauren Muzyka
Executive Director
Sidewalk Advocates for Life

lauren@sidewalkadvocates.org
sidewalkadvocates.org

DEVOTIONAL (December 1 – December 13, 2016): “Seeking the Lost”

by Lauren Muzyka, Executive Director, Sidewalk Advocates for Life

Verses: “Jesus said to his disciples: ‘What is your opinion? If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them goes astray, will he not leave the ninety-nine in the hills and go in search of the stray? And if he finds it, amen, I say to you, he rejoices more over it than over the ninety-nine that did not stray. In just the same way, it is not the will of your heavenly Father that one of these little ones be lost.'” — Matthew 18:12-14

Reflection: I think back to our time on the sidewalk in Tampa this past Saturday — and the victory of THREE precious babies saved!

As we sought to reach out to every client, we utilized something called a “Blessing Bag”: a bag of store-bought goodies that showed the client we cared and wanted to help. On the front of the bag was a note + coupon for a free pregnancy test and sonogram.

As we called out to each client, lovingly, across the parking lot or spoke to them through the fence, we got laser-focused on each person, letting them know that we loved them, we cared for them, and we had real help for them. The two women that we had the pleasure of walking over to the pregnancy center teared up when we told them they could do this — they were strong enough, and we’d help them figure out a plan where they could continue with their plans and be a hero for their child.

I often reflect on these verses, knowing God doesn’t want anyone to be lost. As we go to the sidewalk to be His hands and feet, we pour ourselves out in that spirit, praying and advocated for them and their children. And even if we are rejected, we have faith that He will use that love to plant seeds in their life, and these seeds may be used to save their souls later.

Let us pray: Dear Lord, Thank you for your abundant love, and for your grace and mercy!

We pray for all the clients who did choose life this past week …and we lift up to you those who didn’t. We pray that you would help them to be healed and come to know you and the abundant life you offer them. We pray they come to see the amazing gift of life you offer through your son, Jesus Christ.

Thank you for each person who has answered your call to be a Sidewalk Advocate, prayer partner or financial supporter of this ministry — indeed, the great army of light you are raising up to end abortion!

We have nothing without you, Lord, and as we count our blessings and all that you have done for us, through us, and with those around us, we give our heartfelt thanks and praise to you. Amen.

Arson Can’t Stop Love

Dear Friend of Life:

Last Wednesday, Project Defending Life, a pro-life pregnancy center in Albuquerque, New Mexico, was broken into; the perpetrator set fire to the chapel and a room containing pro-life literature, thus, destroying this life-saving facility.

Our local Sidewalk Advocates for Life team in Albuquerque (ABQ) were hit hard with the news because they worked closely with Project Defending Life.  They referred women from ABQ’s local abortion facilities to the center and stored their literature and material there, most of which was destroyed in the fire.

The FBI is investigating the case as arson and a possible hate crime. You can learn more about this incident from multiple news sources, including our friends at LifeSiteNews and LifeNews.

Why would anyone do such a hateful thing to a loving and peaceful ministry?

Because they are effective and winning the battle for life.

ABQ is the late-term abortion capital of the country, performing abortions through all nine months of pregnancy. The peaceful and loving Sidewalk Advocates have had great success in reaching out to abortion-bound women, partnering with Project Defending Life to get women the real help they need so they can make life-affirming choices for their families.

Some may think that all is lost in this case …but arson can’t stop love.

The pro-life community in ABQ — and all of us across the country — are coming together in prayer and support.  PDL has resolved to continue assisting the fifteen clients currently in their care, as well as many more in need of their services.  Recently, 100 people came out for a prayer rally to pray and show support for their ministry.  Groups like Students for Life of America are helping find a mobile unit to station outside ABQ’s abortion facilities until the facility is restored.  Our organization is standing in the wings, ready to replenish materials for our Sidewalk Advocates as needed.

We humbly ask that you pray for our Sidewalk Advocates, and all of the pro-life volunteers in ABQ, as they work to restore their facility and replace what is lost.  They are working hard to get up and running again so they can continue helping women and families in need.  It is wonderful to see how the community is coming together, but we know that prayer is greatly needed and appreciated as they rebuild!

Please keep all of our Sidewalk Advocates across the country and around the world in prayer as they face many challenges on a daily basis. While we know the reward is worth it — whether we see it this side of Heaven or not — we also know that it isn’t easy. We believe prayer changes things: Please help us to build a constant, unbroken chain of prayer in the battle for life!

While we may be in different geographical locations, we can all come together in unity through prayer to support one another, and to pray for an end to abortion.

Thanks and God Bless,

Chantel Poisel
Communications Coordinator
Sidewalk Advocates for Life

chantel@sidewalkadvocates.org
sidewalkadvocates.org

P.S. — Many of you have asked for an update in our end-of-the-year financial campaign to keep our ministry going and growing.  We’re currently at 27% of goal — with the hope that we can cross the finish line as soon as possible as we earnestly work to cover every abortion facility with a peaceful, effective sidewalk advocacy program. Will you help us with a gift of $25, $50, $100, $500, $1,000, $5,000 or $10,000 to keep this life-saving work afloat? (Sidewalk Advocates for Life is a 501c3 non-profit organization, so any financial gift you make is tax-deductible!)  We humbly ask for your help and partnership so we can reach our goal for this great mission: sidewalkadvocates.org/donate ...THANK YOU!

Stay posted on our progress on our homepage at sidewalkadvocates.org!  Thanks so much for all your support!

BIG THINGS COMING in 2017…

Dear Friend of Life:

There’s a question that’s been haunting me lately.

“Lauren, are you giving everything?”

This question came from a pro-life leader who pulled me aside recently.  Knowing we had already witnessed miraculous things in our short 2.5 year history — many babies saved, workers who have left the business, facility closures, and so many other blessings — he shared his conviction that God had much bigger plans for our mission to end abortion through the power of great love and peaceful outreach.

But for it to happen, he admonished me to be unafraid to take everything to the next level.

In the days and weeks that followed, I have often taken that question to prayer.  At times, it’s brought me to tears because I’m convinced that while God is not asking me to workharder, he is asking me to use the best of what I’ve been given to put into action His plan to win hearts and minds through the greatest tool we have: LOVE.

I truly believe that the local abortion facility is perhaps the greatest place in need of God’s transformational LOVE.

So, as our team anticipates the holidays and looks forward to the blessings of 2017 —and with a pro-life government who’s positioned to defund Planned Parenthood among many other things!I have to tell you: there are big things planned for 2017.

Former abortion providers tell us that peaceful, prayerful sidewalk advocacy was the activity that most devastated their business.  Knowing that this is a key to ending abortion — and utilizing a comprehensive list of every abortion facility in the United States — we will be working earnestly to establish a peaceful sidewalk advocacy presence at every abortion facility in the country in order to help save more lives than ever before!

This is where I’m asking you for help: I’m all in.  With the help of God’s grace, I’m ready to end abortion as soon as possible and put myself out of a job.  And I’m humbly asking you to join me in this great mission!

There are two ways that you can help put into action these life-saving plans…

1. Have a call on your heart to help abortion-minded women in your community consider LIFE?  If you would be blessed by peaceful, comprehensive sidewalk advocacy (or “sidewalk counseling”) training, tools and support, consider bringing Sidewalk Advocates for Life to YOUR town or city!  Applications are now open through November 30 at sidewalkadvocates.org/apply.  (Questions? Drop us a line at info@sidewalkadvocates.org!)

2. In order to set up new sidewalk advocacy locations, we’ll need the resources to visit an area of the country and get multiple sites started at once!  Even though our training program is one of the greatest bargains out there (just $150 to get started!), so many pro-life volunteers are struggling and don’t have the means to cover it …but they’re ready to help save lives.  Additionally, on the ground, we must be prepared to cover a need of an abortion-vulnerable mother who has an urgency that isn’t able to be covered by the local pregnancy center — something we’ve named our “Mommy-Help Fund.”

To take this work to the next level, we launched our end-of-the-year financial campaign a few weeks ago, and we’re now at 25% of our overall goal.

We’re praying we cross the finish line sooner rather than later so we can get started on these new, life-saving plans!

Will you go “all in” with us and make a tax-deductible, one-time gift or gift of monthly support?:  sidewalkadvocates.org/donate


Also, some of you have asked for our mailing address to send in a financial gift. Those can be sent to:

           Sidewalk Advocates for Life
           906 W. McDermott Dr. #116-209

Allen, TX 75013

Friend, this is a critical moment in our ability to move forward in fact, we cannot do so without your help and I pray that you respond generously.

As we move forward in partnership, together, to end abortion, this is my promise to you: Every dollar you invest into Sidewalk Advocates for Life will be used to rapidly expand this life-saving program and save as many lives as possible from abortion.

Friend, please keep this work in your prayers, and please count on our prayers for you!  From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your support!

 

In Christ, for Life,

Lauren Muzyka
Executive Director
Sidewalk Advocates for Life

lauren@sidewalkadvocates.org
sidewalkadvocates.org

#VoteProLife Tomorrow + TWO WAYS to Save Lives!

Dear Friend of Life,

I think it’s safe to say we’re all a little battle-weary after a very long, tumultuous election season!  Tomorrow, America heads to the polls to choose the 45th President of the United States …and we want to remind everyone that, due to the possibility of FOUR available Supreme Court seats in the next few years, the trajectory of abortion for the next 60+ years and millions of unborn lives are on the line!

Tomorrow, during Election Day, our team is holding a #VoteProLife Tweetfest (on Twitter, of course), and we’d love to invite you to participate as a way to remind people that there is no greater issue than the death of 59 million children and millions of hurting women and families in abortion.  Simply write a thought on Twitter and add #VoteProLife to your thought and you’ll be part of the conversation!

No matter what happens, our work to transform hearts, save lives, and end abortion through the power of God’s love and peaceful outreach will still be monumentally important: the outcome of the election will likely determine whether we are swimming upstream or downstream.  However, it could be that —depending on the plans of the next presidential administration this work becomes our only means to end abortion.  Attorneys associated with our ministry will be watching the landscape very closely in the years to come.  Right now, our hope is that pro-life voters will take advantage of the opportunity to stack every card in our favor.

In the meantime, we wanted to let you know of TWO WAYS to help save lives NOW…

1. We’re in the middle of a NEW application period!  If you’ve contemplated bringing Sidewalk Advocates for Life’s peaceful, prayerful sidewalk advocacy program to your town or city, perhaps the time is NOW!  It takes just 5 minutes to apply at sidewalkadvocates.org/apply; then, we’ll set up a short phone call to explain what’s included in the program and answer your questions …and you’ll get access to all of our training, tools and full-time support!  What do you have to lose?  Give it a try for a few months!  You might just help save a LIFE!

2. We’re in the middle of our end-of-the-year financial campaign to raise desperately-needed funds to keep our ministry going and growing …and we’re currently $13,000 short of what we need to make our matching fund challenge!  (As you may’ve seen, we were gifted a $30,000 matching fund gift from a generous group of donors, and we don’t want to leave any of this generosity sitting on the table!)  We’re currently raising funds to translate our entire training, tools and support program into Spanish + creating a Mommy-Help Fund to cover the needs of abortion-vulnerable women that are not covered by their local pregnancy center as a way to encourage a decision for LIFE!

Every day, we’re broadcasting LIVE from our Facebook page and thanking those who give every 24 hours!  Make a financial gift of support, and we’ll thank you ON AIR! (CLICK THIS POST TO GET CONNECTED AND SEE THE LATEST VIDEO!)

Please help us see victory!  Make your LIFE-SAVING, tax-deductible gift here:sidewalkadvocates.org/donate

Thanks to YOU — and many others who support our life-saving work — we’ve witnessed 1,500 babies saved, 2 facility closures, 37 workers who have left the business and many other miracles thus far in just over two years!  Can you imagine how hard we would hit the abortion industry if we were able to expand this life-saving mission to all those who desperately needed the training and support?

If God is weighing on your heart to make a tax-deductible, one-time gift or gift of monthly support, go to: sidewalkadvocates.org/donate

Thank you again for all your support and your incredible witness for the cause of LIFE!  Together, let’s be in prayer for our nation as America heads to the polls tomorrow to vote in a new presidential administration!

In Christ, for Life,

Lauren Muzyka
Executive Director
Sidewalk Advocates for Life

info@sidewalkadvocates.org
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PICTURES ENCLOSED: 10 More Babies Saved!

Dear Friend of Life,

We pray.  We work hard.  We persevere.

And one day, the Lord shows us exactly how our sacrifices have paid off!

Recently, one of our national team members opened her inbox one morning to a message from one of our Sidewalk Advocates for Life locations in Alabama… and found a beautiful picture collage of 10 precious babies saved from abortion through the power of God’s love and peaceful outreach on the sidewalk!

Here’s the amazing evidence that YOUR prayers and support make a LIFE-SAVING difference!

10babiesWhen we look at the beautiful faces of these precious children — just 10 of the 1,500 babies saved thus far in this ministry — one thing is clear: Something here is working, it’s saving lives, and we have to ensure that this work continues well into the future!

We’re in the middle of our end-of-the-year financial campaign right now, and only ELEVEN people have given so far. Frankly, if more people don’t give, we won’t survive; our ministry depends on the generosity and sacrifice of others.

Here’s the GOOD NEWS: A generous group of donors has come together for a $30,000 matching fund challenge, so everything you give right now will bedoubled instantly!  If everyone who reads this gives something, we will reach our goal!

Will you help us with a gift of $25, $50, $100, $500, $1,000, $5,000 or $10,000 to keep this life-saving work afloat?  (Sidewalk Advocates for Life is a 501c3 non-profit organization, so any financial gift you make is tax-deductible!)  

We humbly ask for your help to keep this LIFE-SAVING work going: sidewalkadvocates.org/donate

To those who have already responded — THANK YOU!  You have no idea what a difference your sacrifice has made!

Thank you for permitting me to share this urgent update with you!  Please pray that we get what we need to move forward as soon as possible!

In Christ, for Life,

Lauren Muzyka
Executive Director
Sidewalk Advocates for Life

info@sidewalkadvocates.org
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P.S. — We’re in the middle of our end-of-the-year financial campaign, and if more people don’t give, we won’t survive!  Because a generous group of donors has issued a $30,000 matching fund challenge, everything you give right now will be doubled instantly!  We humbly ask for your help to keep this life-saving work going: sidewalkadvocates.org/donate THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts!

Last night’s RECORDING — and DOUBLE your LIFE-SAVING gift!

Dear Friend of Life,

Last night’s TURNING POINT teleconference and web simulcast event was an amazing time of pro-life celebration and encouragement for the hundreds of participants with us!

Here’s just a bit of the feedback we received after the event…

“Wow! Great presentation and fantastic news!…”

“Incredible evening!”

“That was great!  I was in tears…”
IF YOU MISSED IT, HERE’S THE RECORDING: sidewalkadvocates.org/replay (NOTE: This will also be posted on our website in the next 24 hours!)

On the recording, you’ll hear…

  • WHY RECORD-NUMBERS OF WOMEN ARE CHOOSING LIFE on the sidewalk in front of abortion facilities — along with other monumental victories for LIFE!
  • WHAT’S AT STAKE IN THE 2016 ELECTION — and what you need to do NOW to advance the pro-life cause as we near Election Day…
  • THE WINNING PLAN TO END ABORTION — no matter who wins the White House…
  • TWO HUGE ANNOUNCEMENTS that will share groundbreaking strategic plans to mobilize more people and save more lives than ever before…
  • And HOW YOU CAN BE A PART OF ENDING ABORTION right in your town or city!

You’ll also hear the exciting announcement about a $30,000 matching fund challenge, gifted to us by a wonderful group of pro-life advocates, to help us raise desperately-needed funds in the next few weeks as we launch these new projects to HELP END ABORTION!  (The deadline to contribute to the matching fund and see your gift instantly doubled is Tuesday, November 15!)

We want to encourage YOU and others to join us in taking this critical work to the next level  — with the opportunity to DOUBLE your life-saving gift!

As you know, we only ask for support when we really need help — and we certainly don’t want to leave any of this incredible generosity sitting on the table!

If God is moving your heart to make a special or monthly, tax-deductible gift of supportwith the opportunity to double it instantly! — go now to:sidewalkadvocates.org/donate

We are very grateful that God has provided these amazing opportunities to multiply His LIFE-SAVING work as we seek to END ABORTION through His grace!

Thank you for your support at this crucial time in history!

Blessings in Christ,

Lauren Muzyka
Executive Director
Sidewalk Advocates for Life

info@sidewalkadvocates.org
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PICTURES: THREE babies spared from abortion!

Dear Friend of Life:

Taking time to stand, pray, and reach out on the sidewalk in front of an abortion facility can sometimes be a major sacrifice of time, especially for our Sidewalk Advocates who regularly go to their local abortion facility and reach out in love to abortion-minded women and men.

Many of us never see the daily impact our presence and our prayers have made …then, one day, God shows us!

Have you ever prayed that one child and one woman would be spared from the pain of abortion? 

Today, I want to give you THREE examples your sacrifice and prayers make a huge, life-saving difference!

First, meet baby Yesli…

From our Program Director, Mark, in Columbia, SC…

Baby Yesli was saved from abortion when trained Sidewalk Advocates were present at the abortion facility and reached out in love with hope and help for her mother!

This next picture of baby Benjamin was sent to us by Cheri, our Program Director in Virginia Beach and Norfolk, VA…

Baby Benjamin is alive and well because peaceful, prayerful Sidewalk Advocates were present at the abortion facility praying, reaching out to his mom as she went to the abortion facility planning to end this little boy’s life. She has been spared from a lifetime of regret and now, has this beautiful blessing in her arms!

Here we have baby Amiah, sent from our Program Director, Laura, in Louisville, KY…

Here’s something to think about: These are just three of the 1,400 precious, beautiful children saved in just over two years children who almost became statistics and had their lives ended before they left the safety of their mothers’ wombs. They also represent three mothers who were spared from a lifetime of regret …three families who will be forever changed because of these blessings in their lives!  This is why we do what we do!  To God be the Glory great things He is doing through your prayers, efforts and support!

I want to encourage you: even if you aren’t seeing these results personally in your own ministry right now, know that the Lord is faithful. He is blessing your efforts — and one day, you will reap the harvest!

Many times, our Sidewalk Advocates have no idea what impact they had that day on the sidewalk.  However, when we look upon the sweet faces of these children, created in the image and likeness of God Almighty, we know that He eventually shows us how our prayers and perseverance make a life-saving difference, even if the victory goes unseen at times.

Want to join us on the sidewalk?  Find a Sidewalk Advocates for Life location near you at sidewalkadvocates.org/locations. If you would like to start a location of your own and be a part of revolutionizing the sidewalk in front of your abortion facility with great love and organized outreach, drop us a line atinfo@sidewalkadvocates.org, and we’ll help you get started!

Every single person has a role to play in ending abortion — whether you are a trained Sidewalk Advocate (or peaceful sidewalk counselor), prayer volunteer, or financial supporter — and your action makes a difference in the lives of children like these, changing a family tree and the world forever.  Thank you for your “YES” to whatever the Lord has called you to do!

In Christ, for Life,

Lauren Muzyka
Executive Director
Sidewalk Advocates for Life

lauren@sidewalkadvocates.org
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BI-WEEKLY DEVOTIONAL (October 1 – 15, 2016): “He Provides for His Children”

by Jenna Scott, Program Administrator, Sidewalk Advocates for Life

Verses: “Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?” — Matthew 6:26 (NIV)

Reflection: The Lord provides for us in all of our needs.  This has been promised to us many times over, throughout His Word.  Our needs are taken care of by our Father because of our immense worth as His children, like any good father would do.

However, there are many that we minister to who do not see that they can and will be taken care of, which is why they see the blessing of a child as a financial (or other type) of hurdle that they cannot overcome.  We know of God’s promises to us, but they may not. We can shout this from the rooftops to everyone and sadly, there will be those who won’t hear or acknowledge that promise.

What people do see and what people do hear are actions. So when we step forward to say “yes” to God to be His hands and feet to help someone else with their needs, then we live and pass on the Gospel by allowing God to work through us to take care of His children.  Everyone we meet will have different needs, but what is important is that we really listen and acknowledge those needs so we can truly fill them and provide real, ongoing help.

Letting God work through us sometimes requires a lot of listening skills as others convey their needs …but we also need to be challenged to quiet our mind so that we may hear God’s answer in how to best take care of His children.

Let us pray: Dear Lord, help us be better listeners in our lives so that we may really hear others’ needs and listen to you for how best to help.  Let us think less of our own experiences and ourselves and instead, focus on who we are helping and your path for them.  Help us spread your Gospel by being your hands and feet in this world so that we may show the world your love and desire to take care of all your children.