BREAKING: 10,000 BABIES SAVED FROM ABORTION!

Dear Friend of Life,

We are THRILLED to share some incredible, breaking news with you!

After six years on the sidewalk, thanks to God’s amazing grace and your partnership and support, Sidewalk Advocates for Life just reached a milestone:

10,000 MOTHERS SERVED AND BABIES SAVED FROM ABORTION!!

This means…

10,000 mothers who said yes to life-affirming services and bravely chose life for their children;

10,000 babies who were given a chance at life;

10,000 times a Sidewalk Advocate was humbled to be there as the loving hands and feet of Christ, offering real help and hope!

Friend, this is working. 

Peaceful, prayerful, law-abiding sidewalk advocacy is making an impact and ending abortion one person at a time. 

Here is a video message from the team to mark the occasion:

10,000 Babies Saved!

In just over 6 years on the sidewalk — thanks to YOUR prayers and support, and God's amazing grace — we've now witnessed over 10,000 women turn around at abortion facilities and accept life-saving help, leading to thousands of babies saved!!We are so grateful to God for this victory — and we thank you, our dear partners in this great mission to save lives and end abortion through the power of His love!

Posted by Sidewalk Advocates for Life on Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Your partnership — whether that be through financial support, prayers for our mission, and/or as a Sidewalk Advocate — is saving lives and impacting eternal souls every single day.

We are looking forward to serving the next 10,000 women …and we hope you will join us!

For the month of August, we’re accepting applications for NEW locations. Imagine: If more than 10,000 lives were spared from abortion at 200 locations worldwide, what could God do with yet another outreach presence?

APPLY HERE

And, if you aren’t already, please consider joining us as a monthly LIFE PARTNER! With your support, we can reach the goal to provide life-saving outreach at every uncovered abortion facility in the country even more quickly for the sake of lives and souls.

If you would like to join us in the effort to save more lives and end abortion, please visit: sidewalkadvocates.org/donate

Thank you for the unique way that you’re partnering with us in this movement to transform the sidewalks outside America’s abortion centers to a place of real help, hope, and love! Please keep praying for this essential mission, that God will continue to move hearts for life.

In Christ, for Life,

Lauren Muzyka
Executive Director
Sidewalk Advocates for Life

info@sidewalkadvocates.org
sidewalkadvocates.org

GET READY: The Largest VIRTUAL Sidewalk Counseling Training is COMING SOON!

Dear Friend of Life,

Did you ever play Red Light, Green Light growing up?

The classic neighborhood game of stop-and-go feels a little true to life these days: Just when we start making our way forward, there’s a sudden halt until it’s safe to go again.  Sometimes, it can be tricky to judge the future this way, let alone make sure plans for the coming weeks and months.

Despite the recent challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic, Sidewalk Advocates for Life is ready to give YOU a steady green light when it comes to growing in your knowledge of how to help someone choose LIFE over abortion in any situation!

Over the last several months, we’ve excitedly shared news with you about our upcoming fall event, The Third Annual Save Lives on the Sidewalk National Pro-Life Conference, a weekend chock-full of cutting-edge tips and strategies to help save lives and end abortion in your community.

After extensive discussions with our venue, it became clear that we’d only be able to fit about 1/3rd of attendees in the ballroom in order to safely socially-distance.  With how important this conference is to so many of you, that just wouldn’t be right or fair.  So… we’re pressing on and updating our format: The conference is moving entirely to a VIRTUAL platform!

Yes, this year, you’ll be able to access the content from the comfort of your own home!

The SAFL National Team has been working hard to create an unparalleled, virtual conference experience that will showcase our nationally-renowned speakers and cutting-edge, life-saving content as never before!

Whether you are someone who is already doing sidewalk advocacy and wants to take your outreach to new heights OR you simply want to know how to help a friend facing an unexpected pregnancy, this is an opportunity you do not want to miss.

Here’s what we plan to cover:

  • a strategic plan to impact hearts and minds and END ABORTION in your community
  • individual and team goals in sidewalk advocacy
  • how to help an abortion-minded mother choose life, step by step
  • countering common fears in the ministry
  • how to better reach Millennial and Gen Z women and help them choose life
  • your legal rights
  • navigating special cases: rape & incest, health & life of the mother, prenatal diagnosis …and more!
  • growing in partnership with your local pregnancy resource center
  • what to do when your pregnancy center has a resource gap
  • working with mobile units
  • how to effectively present adoption as an option
  • how to help her heal after abortion
  • effective vs. ineffective outreach to abortion workers
  • dealing with difficult abortion center escorts
  • how to help someone leave the abortion industry
  • a plan to grow your team on the sidewalk
  • working full-time in the pro-life movement
  • real stories and lessons from the sidewalk

…and more!You also have the choice of a Standard or Premium Registration.  While both give you access to the entire program — and the library of content for 7 days after the event! — the Premium Registration allows you access to a virtual, Saturday night VIP reception with Former Planned Parenthood Director Abby Johnson and other speakers, plus a deluxe pro-life swag bag!  By registering, you’ll be connected with speakers, sponsors, and a wide network of people working to save lives and end abortion.

LEARN MORE AND REGISTER NOW

There’s no doubt that God is moving through these changing circumstances, and a virtual platform gives all of us an opportunity to reach more people with this life-saving information than ever before.  Please let your friends, family, and neighbors know about the opportunity to be a part of the world’s largest virtual sidewalk counseling training in the history of the pro-life movement!

We cannot wait to join with YOU and the pro-life community on a global scale very soon!  Look forward to “seeing” you this October!

In Christ, for Life,

Lauren Muzyka
Executive Director
Sidewalk Advocates for Life

info@sidewalkadvocates.org
sidewalkadvocates.org

When She Doesn’t Choose Life…

Dear Friend of Life —

On the sidewalk, we do our best to speak truth and peace into the lives of often very scared mothers considering abortion.

We open our own hearts to those who need hope, and we connect them to real help and resources in their uncertainty. Many times, that offer of hope and help leads to a decision for life, and we’re honored to journey with them as long as they need us.

Though there are thousands of lives and moments to celebrate, in our ministry, we’re also blessed to extend our love and help to those who chose abortion. We hear that, for many, the sense of emptiness and pain begins right after the procedure is complete. As she’s leaving the facility, we have a rare opportunity to offer a referral to a post-abortion healing program, to get her on the road to healing and wholeness in Christ as soon as possible.

I recently joined one of our dear partners and friends at Support After Abortion to discuss how Sidewalk Advocates for Life is not only working to save lives on the front end, but aiming to be a conduit of God’s love, mercy, and healing as soon as she leaves. We also discussed their upcoming, free, virtual healing conference! 

You can see the interview below…

Support After Abortion Healing Network Facebook Live EP 12

Karin Barbito interviews Lauren Muzyka and Georgette Forney, presenters at the Support After Abortion Healing Network Virtual Conference July 30 – August 1, 2020. https://www.supportafterabortionvirtualconference.com Join to watch for Free or upgrade to the Premium Pass to watch all the video presentations for 90 days after the conference.

Posted by Support After Abortion on Tuesday, July 21, 2020

The Healing Network Virtual Conference will happen July 30 – August 1 and feature 50 expert speakers, uniting their voices in a single message: Everyone deserves a place to heal after abortion.

I am honored to be among the speakers for this event, so I hope you will register to hear more about how we’re helping women begin that healing process on the sidewalk, and together, what we can do to build and strengthen abortion healing worldwide.

Visit supportafterabortionvirtualconference.com for more information and registration, and please join us in praying for mothers in need of healing, knowing the Great Physician can give them in abundance His joy and peace!

In Christ, for Life,

Lauren Muzyka
Executive Director
Sidewalk Advocates for Life

info@sidewalkadvocates.org
sidewalkadvocates.org

p.s. – A HUGE THANK YOU to all of you who gave of your precious treasure and time in prayer during our Summer Matching Fund Campaign — we’re adding everything up, and I’ll be announcing the results next week!  Thank you again so much!

DOUBLE Your Impact Against the Abortion Industry

The good news just keeps coming!

In the past few weeks, we found out about another FOUR abortion/abortion-referral facilities that have closed their doors following a Sidewalk Advocates for Life outreach presence (in TX, IN, IA, and NY).

Plus, TWO more abortion workers have left the business with the help of a Sidewalk Advocate (and were referred to And Then There Were None abortion worker ministry for ongoing healing).

We also just recorded a few hundred more turnaways/babies saved over the last few weeks — yes, a few HUNDRED

Sidewalk Advocates for Life is preparing a huge celebration because these recent reports bring us to nearly 10,000 confirmed victories in just six years on the sidewalk! Even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, our Advocates have continued to be the hands and feet of Christ for mothers in crisis.
 
This is the power of our God: With Him ALL THINGS are possible.

And that’s why we’re dreaming big over here at Sidewalk Advocates for Life.

In six years, we’ve grown to 193 life-saving locations around the globe — that’s about 28% of U.S. abortion facilities — but we don’t want to stop here.

There are more facilities that are uncovered daily.

More mothers who need our help.

Will you JOIN US in growing our ministry to set up our life-saving program in more communities in order to help save more lives and close more abortion centers?

Here’s the AMAZING NEWS: For the next 14 days, you have a rare opportunity to make a financial gift and see your donation INSTANTLY DOUBLED due to a generous group of donors who have come together to issue a $70,000 MATCHING FUND CHALLENGE!  That means $25 becomes $50… $100 becomes $200 …$500 becomes $1,000 …$5,000 becomes $10,000 …what a gift to move this work forward!

MAKE A LIFE-SAVING GIFT OF SUPPORT HERE

Friends, we DON’T want to leave any of this generosity sitting on the table.  With lives and souls at stake, we cannot afford to.  If we KNOW this program is working, we have a moral obligation to fulfill the mission God has put in front of us: Cover all uncovered abortion facilities as soon as possible …because we know how much it devastates the abortion industry, saves lives, and impacts eternal souls.

Will you join us in this great mission with a gift today — and see it instantly doubled?  If so, we’s be incredibly grateful for your sacrifice!

From the bottom of my heart, thank you for your consideration!  I appreciate you!

And DON’T FORGET: There are just a few days left to get a special discount for the Third Annual Save Lives on the Sidewalk National Pro-Life Conference!

Early Bird Registration ENDS July 15! 

Whether you join us in person or decide to take advantage of our VIRTUAL conference optionyou’ll be able to hear the latest, cutting-edge tips and strategies for saving lives and ending abortion from around the nation.

REGISTER FOR ONE OF THE LAST REMAINING CONFERENCE SEATS

Thank you again for all of the ways that you are supporting Sidewalk Advocates for Life.  It is a true blessing from God to partner in this ministry with all of you!

In Christ, for Life,

Lauren Muzyka
Executive Director
Sidewalk Advocates for Life

info@sidewalkadvocates.org
sidewalkadvocates.org

VIDEO: This couple saves HUNDREDS of babies every year from abortion…

Dear Friend of Life,
Sometimes we are genuinely overwhelmed by all of the beautiful work being done on the sidewalk to save lives and end abortion. So, to share some of these amazing stories with all of you, we are launching a new video series!

Sidewalk Advocates for Life’s “Ordinary Heroes” series showcases inspirational stories that demonstrate how just one person’s efforts can transform communities and save lives.

This first video is about our friends, Eddie and Susan Perez.

In 2013, Eddie and Susan Perez set out to transform their already-successful pregnancy resource center into a life-affirming competitor to San Antonio’s abortion industry — and the fruit has been astonishing. They went from seeing 200 women per year to serving 2,500 women annually!

They applied their professional backgrounds to their ministry, improved their facilities, brought in sidewalk support, and set their goals high, believing that with God, all things were possible. By January 2019, their work had made such an impact that they were able to put one of their local abortion facilities out of business for good.

Sidewalk Advocates for Life is proud to highlight “ordinary heroes” like Susan and Eddie! Click, below, to watch NOW!

And if Eddie and Susan look familiar, you may recognize them from the video story of the South San Antonio abortion facility closing…

Knowing that sidewalk support has been a key component in Eddie and Susan’s journey to save lives and end abortion in their community, if all of this moves you to bring Sidewalk Advocates for Life to YOUR community, you’re in luck: We’ve extended the application deadline to June 30!

APPLY NOW

And if you want to hear more from Eddie and Susan, join us for the Third Annual Save Lives on the Sidewalk National Pro-Life Conference to hear their presentations!  Our Super Early Bird Registration discount is now available through July 15! 

Don’t forget: We’ve now added a VIRTUAL conference option! Whether you choose to network and fellowship with us in person or take it all in online, you’ll be able to hear the latest, cutting-edge tips and strategies for saving lives and ending abortion from around the nation.

REGISTER FOR ONE OF THE REMAINING CONFERENCE SEATS

We are so grateful to be able to share these opportunities for LIFE with you, and we hope it serves to support and encourage you in everything you do!

In Christ, for Life,

Lauren Muzyka
Executive Director
Sidewalk Advocates for Life

info@sidewalkadvocates.org
sidewalkadvocates.org

VIDEO AND STATEMENT ON MODERN-DAY LAW-BREAKING TACTICS AT ABORTION FACILITIES

Dear Friend of Life:

A few weeks ago, there was a law-breaking incident at one of our sites in Michigan where Sidewalk Advocates for Life (SAFL), working alongside another peaceful sidewalk counseling group, has had an outreach presence for years. Because the group behind this tactic mentioned SAFL in their statement about the events that day — which could confuse where our volunteers were in the midst of this incident and whether there was approval or even coordination between our groups that day — we feel compelled to make a statement about what exactly our Sidewalk Advocates witnessed, what they did in response, and why SAFL stands against modern-day law-breaking tactics.

On May 13, 2020, members of the SAFL-Grand Rapids team arrived for regularly-scheduled outreach to find that an out-of-town group called the Red Rose Rescue (RRR) had entered the privately-owned parking lot of the Heritage Clinic for Women, the main abortion center in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The following is what our Sidewalk Advocates witnessed: Members of the RRR approached clients in a manner described as “aggressive,” “intimidating,” and “haranguing.” A member of our team heard someone with their group tell a client, “There’s a special cage in hell for you.” Video footage showed an RRR member pacing in the middle of the driveway, continuously yelling towards the premises. Meanwhile, due to the crowd that the group attracted, Sidewalk Advocates had a difficult time accessing abortion-minded clients to conduct outreach. Multiple witnesses said the collective scene was “chaotic.” Members of the RRR were eventually cited or arrested on site. In response, Sidewalk Advocates were tasked with having to distinguish themselves to police rather than focus on reaching abortion-bound clients. Since community members were unable to verify whether any mother accepted help at a life-affirming pregnancy center or otherwise chose life, our Sidewalk Advocates said there were no confirmed turnaways/babies saved that day.

It appears that the RRR had alerted some media to join them to witness the incident, but our leaders and Sidewalk Advocates had no idea that this was going to take place. As one local pro-life community member said, “It’s unfortunate that they come down here one day and put on this massive show, their theatrics, and they stir the pot of emotion, and then they leave. The people who are normally here every day — we are the ones who have to deal with that.” This also puts their site, as well as sites across the state, at greater risk for a buffer zone — among other legal risks — potentially leaving the local pro-life community to fight an unjust law in court.

We want to make clear that SAFL, along with the SAFL-Grand Rapids team, does not condone the methods exhibited during this incident and was in no way involved with it; even more so, we’re saddened that the team was prevented from fully ministering to abortion-minded mothers and abortion workers that day, especially because the Sidewalk Advocates in Grand Rapids, working alongside other pro-life community members, have been very effective in building positive relationships within the community. In fact, this positive witness has led to at least 100 confirmed turnaways/babies saved since they began their coordinated outreach in 2014.

All of the volunteers at our nearly 200 sites around the globe sign our Pledge of Integrity, agreeing to be peaceful, prayerful, law-abiding, and loving. Not only do these values provide legal protection to our ministry, but they are the foundation of our national reputation which has led to partnerships with life-affirming organizations across the United States and the world, allowing us to assist nearly 10,000 abortion-minded mothers and preborn children in just six years.

Please read our full statement regarding our position on modern-day law-breaking tactics here: sidewalkadvocates.org/statement

We also leave with you this short video on “Our Values,” and why SAFL finds these values to be essential to winning life-saving conversations at the abortion center.  Thank you!

In Christ, for Life,

Lauren Muzyka
Executive Director
Sidewalk Advocates for Life

info@sidewalkadvocates.org
sidewalkadvocates.org

 

Our Prayer for Peace

Peace be with you.

There’s no doubt that, right now, we are in dire need of peace. The unrest at both global and societal levels has us clamoring for answers, hope, and a voice amid the chaos to offer love and clarity.

And that’s exactly who we want to be as Sidewalk Advocates. 

The sidewalk is a place of chaos for women in crisis; in front of the abortion center, they experience fear, confusion, and hopelessness. Our goal is to rise above the darkness to bring hope and compassion where there was none. We train our Sidewalk Advocates across the map to consistently be a voice of love in all circumstances, and to see the vulnerability of those at the abortion center. When we recognize the precious humanity of everyone we encounter — be they the abortion-minded women, their companions, or abortion workers — we make way for peace and real change in their lives. In such a vulnerable place as the sidewalk, it’s paramount that Sidewalk Advocates stand boldly and confidently for love.

All of this is possible only through our foundation of prayer. We are capable of conveying peace through our relationship with Christ, Who is the source of all strength. In order to act as the hands and feet of Jesus for others, we pray before, during, and after our time on the sidewalk and trust that He will use us to serve those in need of help.

Join us in praying for peace now — for women in crisis and their preborn children, for the work of Sidewalk Advocates for Life, and for peace to reign in the world at large.

Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:6-7

In Christ, for Life,

Lauren Muzyka
Executive Director
Sidewalk Advocates for Life

info@sidewalkadvocates.org
sidewalkadvocates.org

NEW ways to join us!

Dear Friend of Life:

We have amazing news to share with you!

Thanks to your support of our nearly 200 locations worldwide, we are thrilled to announce that, now, over 9,500 babies have been saved from abortion!

Each one of these precious children has been given a chance at life, and their mothers have walked away, free from a lifetime of regret.

Additionally, we just became aware of more abortion/abortion-referral facility closures following a Sidewalk Advocates for Life presence, bringing the grand total to 20!  Facilities that have now shut their doors for good include recent closures in Texas, Iowa, New York, and Indiana.  This is profound because we know with each closure, there are countless future lives saved!

Truly, with your partnership, we’re giving families hope while working to eliminate abortion, one mother, one community at a time.

Yet, there’s still more work to be done.

Even during this downtime in the midst of COVID-19 concerns, the vast majority of abortion facilities around the country are still open and operating.  Many women enter an abortion facility, unaware of the abundant help immediately available to them and their unborn child.

We know the answer to this problem is right in front of us: Keep building teams of well-trained, peaceful, loving Sidewalk Advocates in front of every uncovered abortion center; for us to be the hands and feet of Christ to offer every mother-in-crisis life-affirming help and hope.

We need YOU.

This month is one of the few times during the year where we’re accepting applications to bring Sidewalk Advocates for Life to YOUR community  and it only takes 5 minutes to fill one out!  Rest assured, our comprehensive training will give you what you need to confidently reach out to abortion-bound mothers and fathers. With your heart for life and this cutting-edge training under your belt, you’ll be able to speak hope into the life of a desperate, scared mother.

APPLY NOW through May 31 to bless your community with sidewalk advocacy training, tools, and support!

Apply Now

And if you’re ready to take your sidewalk advocacy to the next level, join us for the Third Annual Save Lives on the Sidewalk National Pro-Life Conference Our Super Early Bird Registration discount is now available through July 15!

AND HERE’S AN EXCITING UPDATE: We’ve now added a VIRTUAL conference option!  Whether you choose to network and fellowship with us in person or take it all in online, you’ll be able to hear the latest tips and strategies for saving lives and ending abortion.

Register for the Conference Event Now

In whatever way you’re called, thank you for teaming up with us to save lives and end abortion, peacefully and prayerfully!

In Christ, for Life,

Lauren Muzyka
Executive Director
Sidewalk Advocates for Life

info@sidewalkadvocates.org
sidewalkadvocates.org

Are you with us?

Dear Friend of Life:

Sidewalk Advocates are already helping women at nearly 200 locations around the world

…but imagine if there was peaceful, prayerful, law-abiding outreach in front of every abortion facility in the United States, every hour of operation? 

How many lives would be saved? 

This is where YOU come in: Full coverage at ALL uncovered abortion facilities in the U.S. is the goal so that no abortion-minded mother enters without knowing real help and hope — could YOU be one of the ones that makes that happen?

Applications for new Sidewalk Advocates for Life locations are NOW OPEN! If you do not have a Sidewalk Advocates for Life location yet, or if you have friends who would be blessed by our comprehensive sidewalk advocacy training, tools, and support program, applications are open now through the end of the month!

It’s true that the world is different now than it was just a few months ago, but one thing has not changed: Abortion facilities are open for business — truly, thriving off of COVID-19 fears — and women need to hear about life-affirming alternatives more than ever.

Our national team has been hard at work, and we recently developed ways for you to take advantage of our training, tools, and support virtually and build a life-saving team at your local abortion facility. Plus, we’ve updated our outreach guidelines to help our Sidewalk Advocates work safely and responsibly, even during a pandemic.

If you‘ve been considering joining us in this mission to save lives and end abortion through the power of His love, now is the perfect time to get started!

APPLY NOW

Also, don’t forget that Super Early Bird Registration for our Third Annual Save Lives on the Sidewalk National Pro-Life Conference is ending May 19th! So, make plans to join us for training, networking, fellowship, and more in Dallas this October!  (Note: We are planning to greet you with Texas hospitality this fall as we’d love to see you all in person, but we’re also prepared to substitute with a virtual conference if necessary. So no matter what happens, we will be offering a full schedule of the nation’s most influential pro-life voices!)

Register now for the best ticket price!

REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE EVENT NOW

We look forward to prospectively serving you in the days to come.  Thank you for being part of this movement to save lives and end abortion through the power of His love!

In Christ, for Life,

Lauren Muzyka
Executive Director
Sidewalk Advocates for Life

info@sidewalkadvocates.org
sidewalkadvocates.org

Your gift SAVED LIVES!!

Dear Friend of Life:

THANK YOU.

As we closed out our Spring Matching Fund Campaign this past week, we reflected in gratitude on the fruit of this mission ….and we at Sidewalk Advocates for Life are truly AMAZED by what God has done through YOU this spring!

In just the past few weeks, Sidewalk Advocates for Life…

  • Reached and surpassed 9,000 babies saved — yes, 9,000 mothers who turned away from abortion!
  • Celebrated another abortion facility closure — we’ve now seen 16 facilities closed for good!
  • Witnessed TWO MORE workers leave the business and connect with our friends at And Then There Were None (ATTWN) abortion worker ministry — that makes 68 workers freed from the abortion industry!

….all because of the power of prayer, peaceful outreach, and YOUR support — Glory to God!!

In the end, while we didn’t quite make goal in our Spring Matching Fund Campaign, we witnessed an enormous outpouring of support and thankfully, came extremely close.  These funds will help us to continue the momentum that’s been building these past few weeks.

No doubt, even as our country faces uncertainty in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, our mission on the sidewalk to save lives and end abortion work is going strong.   We have been determined to use this time well: In addition to increased assistance to our Advocates on the sidewalk at this time, we have developed new opportunities for virtual training and support. Our Sidewalk Advocates now have more ways to grow their life-saving outreach than ever before — and YOU have helped make those opportunities possible!

Thank you again for standing with our heroic Sidewalk Advocates. Your partnership means the world to us, and even in this midst of this challenging time, YOU are still saving lives!

In Christ, for Life,

Lauren Muzyka
Executive Director
Sidewalk Advocates for Life

info@sidewalkadvocates.org
sidewalkadvocates.org