Dear Friend of Life:
Sidewalk Advocates in over 110 locations across our country and world sacrifice countless hours standing on the sidewalk in front of abortion facilities each week, offering hope and help to women-in-crisis through the power of love and peaceful outreach. Blistering hot sun or freezing snow, they pray to reach as many hearts as possible.
Sometimes, it’s not easy. Some locations deal with folks who mock them, shout at them, and try to prevent them from speaking to the women entering the abortion facility. Despite any challenges they may face, our Sidewalk Advocates persevere for love of their preborn brothers and sisters — children they may never meet (though, sometimes, they do!).
The question they are most frequently asked? Is it worth it?
Well, a picture is worth a thousand words, right?
To see Baby Kevin (pictured above), saved from abortion: YES, it is worth it!
And for Baby Cameron (pictured below), saved from abortion: YES, it is worth it!
To share one of these miraculous stories: This precious little boy, Cameron, was saved from abortion by God’s grace on December 3rd when three members of our national team were on the sidewalk together, praying and peacefully reaching out…and mom and dad said YES to the offer of help and chose life!!
It was a constant continuum of support as we had to keep encouraging mom to choose life throughout her pregnancy …and she courageously did so every step of the way.
So yes, every challenge, every moment spent on the sidewalk is worth it — if it can save the life of even one of these precious babies, made in the image and likeness of God.
Either way, we know that no time on the sidewalk is wasted: God is using us in ways unseen, at times, to plant seeds in the hearts of those at the abortion facility or those passing by. Sometimes we witness those seeds blossom to evident victories on the sidewalk, and sometimes we look forward to the full realization of that impact once we are with Him.
Know that your prayers, financial support, and presence are making a profound difference!
Want to join us on the sidewalk? Here are two great options…
1. Find a current Sidewalk Advocates for Life location near you (to get trained) at sidewalkadvocates.org/
2. Feel called to bring SAFL’s peaceful, prayerful sidewalk advocacy program to YOUR local community this summer? Applications are open now until May 31 at 11:59 pm CST!
- Apply here: sidewalkadvocates.org/apply
- Questions about our program? Reply to this email and let us know!
Every one of us has a role to play in ending abortion — whether we are a donor, trained Sidewalk Advocate (or peaceful sidewalk counselor), or prayer volunteer. Thank you for saying “YES” to the call the Lord has placed on your heart, and for the role you play in saving precious children like Kevin and Cameron!
In Christ, for Life,
Sidewalk Advocates for Life
DEVOTIONAL (May 15 – 31, 2017): “Free to Serve”
by Jeff Reedy, Shipping Coordinator, Sidewalk Advocates for Life
Verse: “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” – John15:13
Reflection: A great man once said, “Let us sacrifice our today so that our children may have a better tomorrow.”
Due to the sacrifice of so many faithful followers of Christ, much has happened in the fight against the horrors of abortion. More and more abortion facilities are closing. Babies’ lives are being saved every day, and moms’ hearts are being changed so that they can live with the decisions they’re making because it’s the right decision. Abortion workers are leaving the industry and finding other things to do with their time and energy: some are even joining the pro-life movement and helping end abortion!
Jesus reminded us to lay up treasures in heaven, where there are no moths and there is no rust. And what better treasures can we hope to lay up than the lives of innocent babies, saved from abortion? There is no greater love, Jesus says, than to lay down our lives for our friends. And we can lay down our lives not just once, but day after day for decades, praying for ministries that are helping to make a real and lasting change in the lives of mothers and babies all over the world.
Faith Challenge: Spend time in prayer every day this month, asking God to save babies and put an end to abortion. Let’s lay down our lives, just a few minutes of our day, in intercession for the most innocent among us.