A very Merry Christmas to you!

Dear Friend of Life:

We’re just a day away from one of the greatest times of the year, and we are reminded what a gift the Father has given us.

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. (Luke 2:11)

We are reminded of the love Our Lord has for us: that He chose to come to us in human form, born to a young mother willing to accept the blessing the Lord gave her, and sacrificed Himself for us.

We take that sacrificial love with us as we head out to abortion facilities around the globe, meeting mothers-in-crisis where they’re at, seeking to love them into a decision for LIFE.

Whatever challenge a woman may be facing, we are there to stand in the gap, speak words of peace into her life, and let her know that her life and the life within her is precious. 

We remind her that we are with her, and God is with her.  She is not alone.

It is often that peaceful outreach presence on the sidewalk that is a game-changer: a simple conversation that brings hope to a woman who otherwise feels her life has just been turned upside down.

Truly, when God’s people pray, show up, and allow the Holy Spirit to speak through them, hearts and minds are changed …and lives and souls are saved.

This Christmas season, we will be praising God for all He has done through your sacrificial support the past 4.5 years…

  • 5,307 babies saved
  • 1,482 hopefuls
  • 453 turnaways
  • 59 workers who have left the business
  • 13 facilities that have closed their doors for good
  • countless conversations about chastity, pro-life healthcare alternatives and post-abortion healing

And we praise God for the gift of YOU, our dear partners in this great mission! Thank you again for all of the prayers and support you give Sidewalk Advocates for Life as we seek to save lives, impact eternal souls, and end abortion through the power of His love!

From our National Team — Lauren, Bethany, Susan, Christina, Dianna, Jenna, Nate, Dave & Jeff — as well as our Board of Directors — Juan, Elissa, Michael & Chris …have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Blessings,

Lauren Muzyka
Executive Director
Sidewalk Advocates for Life

lauren@sidewalkadvocates.org
sidewalkadvocates.org

I accidentally gave the abortionist a Blessing Bag…

Dear Friend of Life:

While very recently visiting one of our locations in the Southeast, I accidentally gave the abortionist a Blessing Bag.  

Of course, looking back, I don’t think it was so much an “accident” as a divine seed the Lord wanted me to plant.  Truly, the entire visit, I was reminded again how the Lord works in mysterious and wonderful ways when we answer His call, show up, and put our faith into action.

Here’s what happened…

Early Friday morning, I arrived to meet our local leader at the designated location. It was an empty building on a large lot which was across the street from the abortion facility. The owner had given us permission to park there. It was perfect and had ample space for the Stork Bus mobile ultrasound unit that would be arriving soon to receive any woman we sent their way for a life-saving sonogram!

As I began to unload my supplies, I caught the distinct smell of propane gas. This was especially odd given the open-air environment. Then, I heard a hissing sound. The lot was beside a church badly in need of repair. At the far end of the lot sat a 500-gallon propane tank that was spewing propane into the air.

I immediately alerted our local leader and called 911. The Stork Bus arrived, and we directed them safely down the street to a gas station, lest we lose a very expensive and vital tool to a fiery explosion! The 911 operator instructed us to leave our cars and evacuate the area until the Fire Department arrived. We quickly shifted our focus and started reaching out to the women beginning to arrive for their abortion appointments.

Our local leader and I each positioned ourselves at one of the two entrances for the facility. A short time later, I saw a worker exit and approach our leader who was waving me over.

As I walked over, I overheard the worker saying not to cross a certain spot on the pavement, that we could stand by the road all day long and get ourselves killed if we wanted to but not to cross the property line. With a big smile, I assured her we had no intention of trespassing and we would remain peaceful and law-abiding. Then, I said we would also be there to pray for or with her and that if she ever decided that she wanted to leave the industry …at which point she cut me off abruptly.

The worker then stated she would NEVER quit because her mother had died 55 years earlier on a table, giving birth to a baby she had no business having, and she was making sure women had that choice.

I immediately saw the pain she carried from this loss and how it had been a driving force for her.

I remember telling her how sorry I was for what had happened and how much God loved her and that she deserved so much more. I asked her if I could give her a gift …and she happily accepted a worker Blessing Bag. 

I think I detected a little twinkle of happiness in her eyes. We said we would be praying for each other, and she returned inside.

Once alone, our leader informed me that I had not just been speaking to a clinic worker…but to the abortionist herself!   I had no idea! 

Our leader expressed her gratitude at being able to watch that interaction. She told me that what impressed her most was the genuine love she saw me give the worker. What a blessing that I got to have that exchange — the abortionist at that! — and give her a goody bag made with love, prayers, and information to And Then There Were None!

Now, we know even better how to pray for this individual after she shared some of her personal story with us. Wow, God! 

By this time the Fire Department was finished and needed to speak with me since I had phoned in the emergency. The fireman said it was lucky I had discovered the leak: Apparently, someone had cut and stolen the copper pipe to sell for a little cash — and they could have killed themselves or others. I am so thankful it was resolved, and nobody was injured.

The Stork Bus was able to return, and we continued to speak with women and provide life-saving information!

Many divine appointments await us when we give our YES to His call. Just a little of our time and effort can produce miracles beyond our earthly understanding. We never know how God will use us when we are called to bring light to the darkness.

Won’t you say YES today?  Find a Sidewalk Advocates for Life location nearest you and get trained as a Sidewalk Advocate: sidewalkadvocates.org/location …or consider starting your own by going to sidewalkadvocates.org/apply!  And if you can’t join us on the sidewalk, you can help this great work grow by signing up for a monthly gift of $25 or more at sidewalkadvocates.org/donate!

Please join us in this great mission to save lives and end abortion through the power of His love!

In Christ,

Susan O’Neill
National Program Coordinator
Sidewalk Advocates for Life

info@sidewalkadvocates.org
sidewalkadvocates.org

BREAKING: Abortion Worker #55 Leaves the Business!!!!

Dear Friend of Life:

I couldn’t wait to share this INCREDIBLE NEWS with you!

Abortion worker #55 has just left the business at a Southeast abortion facility with the help and witness of local Sidewalk Advocates  to God be the Glory!!

This was a site that was recently visited by two of our National Team members, as well.  In fact, Bethany on our team — as she shared the news with the rest of us after talking to Sidewalk Advocates on the ground — said…

“…she didn’t go into work today, and she’s not going back, and has been in touch with And Then There Were None (abortion worker ministry). …she was the worker who pulled in crying …and I offered the flower to her.  Had a great talk with her and then invited (our local leader) over to chat.  Please continue to pray for her!”

Love has won yet another worker over to Christ!  In fact, And Then There Were Noneabortion worker ministry tells us that over 60% of the workers coming to them for help and healing got information from a Sidewalk Advocate!

Friend, what God is doing is nothing short of amazingNot only have 5,300 babies been saved from abortion, but we’ve had the privilege of helping 55 eternal souls leave the abortion business and find Christ.  What a monumental victory!!

But we don’t want to stop here!  Friend, we are the only organization around the globe working to put peaceful advocates in front of every abortion facility in the U.S. and beyond…

Right now, we’re in the midst of our year-end financial campaign, there’s 5 DAYS TO GO, and we’re about $30,000 short …and in danger of losing our matching fund from a generous group of donors that we desperately need.

If we don’t make goal, something will have to be cut from our life-saving program.
Can you help with an emergency gift of $25, $100, $500, $1,000, $5,000 or more to get us closer to the finish line? 

Here’s the direct link to make a tax-deductible gift of support: sidewalkadvocates.org/donate

Thank you so much ahead of time for your partnership in this great mission — we appreciate your support so much!

Blessings in Christ,

Lauren Muzyka
Executive Director
Sidewalk Advocates for Life

info@sidewalkadvocates.org
sidewalkadvocates.org

Thank you for signing the VOTE PRO-LIFE pledge! Post-midterm update…

Dear Friend of Life:

Thank you for taking the “Vote Pro-Life Pledge” ahead of the midterm elections!  We were pleased to join together to let political candidates know that LIFE was the most important issue on the ballot for us all — that we always remember our preborn brothers and sisters as we enter the voting booth!

In short, LIFE WON in so many ways this past Tuesday night!  Here’s a quick analysis from our friends at SBA List regarding the results of the midterm elections for LIFE: https://www.sba-list.org/newsroom/press-releases/sba-list-election-recap-pro-life-wins

We will continue spreading the word of this initiative over the next couple of years as we head towards the 2020 election season!  Feel free to share voteprolifepledge.com with your friends, family, and pro-life neighbors, and we’ll continue to keep you updated!

Questions?  Drop us a line back!

THANK YOU for your partnership in this great cause for LIFE!

Blessings in Christ,

Lauren Muzyka
Executive Director
Sidewalk Advocates for Life

info@sidewalkadvocates.org
sidewalkadvocates.org

Are you voting PRO-LIFE FIRST in the midterms?

Dear Friend of Life:

Knowing that we’ve lost over 60 million children to abortion since 1973, we’re sure we can agree that there’s no more important cause than defending LIFE.

As we approach the midterm elections, we want political candidates to know how serious we are in our commitment to the cause and that we will choose to support the most viable, pro-life candidate possible EVERY TIME we enter the voting booth.

Take the “Vote Pro-Life Pledge”  it takes just ONE MINUTE to sign!  (This petition will be delivered to all candidates running for U.S. Senate, U.S. House, and state gubernatorial races on Friday.)

SIGN HERE: http://voteprolifepledge.com/
***NOTE: We do not tolerate spam, and your info will be held in the highest confidence and delivered in a professional medium to candidates running for U.S. Senate, U.S. House, and state gubernatorial races.

Please help us spread the word by forwarding this email to all your pro-life family, friends, and neighbors!

Questions?  Drop us a line back!

THANK YOU!

Blessings in Christ,

Lauren Muzyka
Executive Director
Sidewalk Advocates for Life

info@sidewalkadvocates.org
sidewalkadvocates.org

BE A CLOSER: Shutting Down Abortion Facilities through the Power of Prayer and Outreach

Dear Friend of Life:

An Abortion-Referral Facility… what is it?

This is a Planned Parenthood “family-planning” facility that doesn’t do abortions within their walls, but serves as a ‘direct pipeline to abortion’ in that many women go there to make decisions about an unexpected pregnancy …then, Planned Parenthood refers them to an abortion facility.

This is what our Sidewalk Advocates for Life-Lewisville, TX leader (now, also our new National Training Assistant at SAFL National), Dianna, recently shared with her community regarding their prayer and outreach presence at the Planned Parenthood abortion-referral facility in their community

“Because you’re a part of the pro-life community in Lewisville, I know that you grieve the loss of babies and the harm done to women and families because of abortion. And I know that it bothers you like it bothers me that Planned Parenthood has set up an abortion pipeline in our backyard, stretching from their (center) in Lewisville to the (three remaining abortion facilities) in North Texas.

And I also know that for us pro-lifers, it’s easy to feel powerless to do anything about abortion demand in our community.

But here’s the truth: We’re not powerless.

We can push back the culture of death in our city because our local pro-life community has two peaceful, yet powerful weapons in the fight against Planned Parenthood, and they’re joining forces in Lewisville this fall to put an end to the abortion giant’s presence in our city once and for all.

These two peaceful pro-life weapons are prayer and sidewalk advocacy.

Is prayer really effective in disrupting the abortion industry?

Absolutely! Former Planned Parenthood Director Abby Johnson has stated that at the last Planned Parenthood conference she attended, the abortion giant acknowledged that when there are people praying in front of their centers, they have seen their cancellation rates go as high as 75%!

What a glorious thought!

Just by joining a peaceful and coordinated prayer campaign (through the local 40 Days for Life campaign beginning tomorrow), your prayers and your presence on the sidewalk will most certainly make a difference in the life of someone planning to visit Planned Parenthood that day…and the best part is: You won’t even have to speak to any of the clients in order to have an impact.  That will be the role of our second peaceful pro-life weapon: trained Sidewalk Advocates.

At Lewisville For Life, our Sidewalk Advocates receive training in the well-researched and highly effective method of Sidewalk Advocates for Life.  Our Sidewalk Advocates will be present on the sidewalk or on-call every day during the entire 40 Days for Life campaign to speak to anyone planning to visit Planned Parenthood who needs assistance.

…I believe this partnership will be just the combination our city needs to finally send Planned Parenthood-Lewisville packing for good.

Friend, I really mean that.  Here’s why:

Two years ago, when I was first discerning how the Lord was asking me to serve in the pro-life movement, I became interested in sidewalk counseling. My search for more information led me to Sidewalk Advocates for Life, and I felt sure that I was being called to sidewalk advocacy in Lewisville, but I saw a couple of distinct challenges: lack of access to the clinic and limited time for outreach.

During this discernment period, I heard the news of SAFL’s first abortion clinic closure which happened in Winter Haven, Florida (watch their amazing story here). The Sidewalk Advocates in Winter Haven only held their outreach once a week, and the clinic where they engaged in sidewalk advocacy was located along a major thoroughfare in a large shopping center …with a movie theater!  These were challenging circumstances. But after 18 months of faithful one-day-a-week outreach, that clinic shut it doors!

Except for the fact that Planned Parenthood-Lewisville is an abortion-referral clinic, it mirrors the former Winter Haven abortion clinic in so many ways. And I thought, “If Winter Haven could close its clinic, so can Lewisville.”

So, on April 20, 2017, we held our first sidewalk advocacy outreach in front of Planned Parenthood-Lewisville.

Like every Sidewalk Advocate and sidewalk counselor, we were consumed with one primary question from the moment we began our outreach, “How long will it take for this (center) to close down?”

To try to “estimate” the Lewisville clinic’s likely closure date, I used the Winter Haven outreach as a baseline and hoped for a closure date of no later than 18 months from the date of our launch.

Do you know what I realized just this week? 18 months from April 20, 2017 will be October 20, 2018 …right within the 40 Days for Life campaign!

Around the end of 2017, we were hopeful that the end was near. We observed many days that the clinic was unexpectedly closed during their posted business hours, and we rejoiced and hoped to see a permanent closure sign; however, no such sign came last year. And for most of 2018, the clinic’s operation appears stable, at least from the outside. We haven’t noticed any more temporary closures.

So that means this is the perfect time for the pro-life community in Lewisville to turn up the heat–the spiritual heat–and fervently pray for the end of abortion demand in Lewisville, and give Planned Parenthood-Lewisville the final push it needs to shut its doors for good.”

Friend, you know what else?  I believe this facility — besides the evidence that it has been mysteriously closing a bunch of days recently — WILL shut down soon because of Dianna’s dedicated prayers, strategic and positive thinking, and subsequent action.

Pray and think like Dianna.  She’s standing on a mountain of evidence that THIS WORKS through the grace of God.

In short, BE A CLOSER — and let us know if we can help you!

Blessings in Christ,

Lauren Muzyka
Executive Director
Sidewalk Advocates for Life

info@sidewalkadvocates.org
sidewalkadvocates.org

He grabbed a golf club at the abortion facility…

Dear Friend of Life:

You won’t believe this story  a story about a father at the abortion facility who was so upset about his preborn baby, HE HAD TO HIT SOMETHING.  This past week, my fellow National Team member, Jeff and I joined the Sidewalk Advocates of Louisville on the sidewalk a couple mornings at the local abortion facility  the last remaining abortion facility in the state of Kentucky.

Nothing perhaps was more heart-wrenching than when I spoke at length with a father on the sidewalk at one point.  After we began to talk, the father broke down crying about his preborn child; he allowed Jeff and me to pray with him.  He accepted my invite to walk him over to the pregnancy center to hear about all the help available.

After he came out filled with hope, he sat back down to talk with me and make a plan to pull his girlfriend out.

Suddenly, his girlfriend’s mother came out and yelled at him to come inside.

About 30 minutes later, he bolted from the facility, barely able to look at either of us.

He went to his car, grabbed a golf club, and began to swing it, repeatedly striking a tree and a cardboard box on the ground out of frustration at his girlfriend’s refusal to save herself and their baby.

After he blew off some steam, Jeff was able to slip an abortionpillreversal.com card in his hand, knowing she was 9 weeks pregnant and planning on the abortion pill.  Perhaps, we pray, they had a different conversation that evening and called the hotline to reverse course.  Either way, this man and his family remain in our prayers.

After we persevered through that situation and others, finally, another woman we spoke with DID choose life — praise God! 

At one point, Jeff snapped this picture of me standing in front of the facility — a picture that showed the sidewalk full of LIGHT in the midst of all that darkness.

Truly, this us what Sidewalk Advocates for Life is about: Filling the sidewalk with His light and sharing hope and help with hurting human souls — what a privilege!

You make hope-filled moments on the sidewalk possible. Won’t you help our ministry continue?

Friend, we are short of goal right now in our Fall Financial Campaign to raise desperately-needed funds to keep our ministry going, full-steam ahead, and DEADLINE is tomorrow, Thursday, at 11:59 pm CST!

Will you help us with a tax-deductible, life-saving gift and see us through to the finish line?: sidewalkadvocates.org/donate

Thank you, dear friends, for joining us in this great mission to save lives and end abortion through the power of love!

Blessings,

Lauren Muzyka
Executive Director
Sidewalk Advocates for Life

info@sidewalkadvocates.org
sidewalkadvocates.org

DOUBLE YOUR LIFE-SAVING IMPACT TODAY!

Dear Friend of Life:

ALMOST 5,000 BABIES SAVED.

50 WORKERS WHO LEFT THE ABORTION BUSINESS.

13 ABORTION OR ABORTION-REFERRAL CENTERS THAT HAVE CLOSED THEIR DOORS FOREVER.

We never dreamed we’d be celebrating these milestones in 4 years of ministry.

And yet, why shouldn’t we?  When well-trained people of faith and conscience show up at abortion centers to be the hands and feet of Christ to mothers-in-crisis  accompanied by a concrete offer of help  LIVES ARE SAVED.  MIRACLES HAPPEN through grace of God.

These DAILY MIRACLES are hitting the bottom line of abortion facilities all over the country, sending them into a tailspin.  (Even as I write this, we know of more facilities cutting their hours back or teetering on the edge of closure  so exciting!!)

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 4 years, we’ve grown to 153 life-saving locations around the globe — praise God! — but we don’t want to stop here.

There are more facilities that are uncovered daily.

More mothers who need our help.

We don’t want ANYONE to get sucked into the lies of Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry without an opportunity to hear that there’s real help and hope.

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 13 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 $40,000 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!

HERE’S THE DIRECT LINK TO MAKE A LIFE-SAVING, TAX-DEDUCTIBLE GIFT OF SUPPORT: sidewalkadvocates.org/donate

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, I’d be incredibly grateful for your sacrifice!

AGAIN, HERE’S THE DIRECT LINK TO MAKE A GIFT OF SUPPORT: sidewalkadvocates.org/donate

From the bottom of my heart: Thank you for your consideration!  I appreciate you!
Blessings in Christ,

Lauren Muzyka
Executive Director
Sidewalk Advocates for Life

info@sidewalkadvocates.org
sidewalkadvocates.org

P.S. – With 153 locations, almost 5,000 babies saved, and a host of other miracles in 4 years on the sidewalk, we DON’T want to stop here: More mothers need our help to choose life for their preborn children!  Will you help us grow this ministry to set up more life-saving locations? If so, your gift is INSTANTLY DOUBLED due to a MATCHING FUND CHALLENGE gifted to us by a group of generous donors  but it’s only for the next 13 days!  Here’s where you can give and HELP SAVE MORE LIVES: sidewalkadvocates.org/donate.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support!

URGENT: Your prayers are needed RIGHT NOW…

Dear Friend of Life:

I know your time is precious, so I’ll make this super quick.

YOUR PRAYERS ARE NEEDED RIGHT NOW  and in the days to come.

The hearing to confirm Judge Kavanaugh  the very judge who could easily become THE Supreme Court vote to overturn the landmark abortion case,Roe v. Wade  has started with unbelievable protest and fiery objections.

As Fox News just reported, “The Supreme Court confirmation hearing turned into a political spectacle within moments, as top Democrats tried to overtake the session with a rapid-fire string of objections, and protesters screamed from the audience.”

Even as I write this, there is more yelling echoing throughout the room.

MORE HERE: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/09/04/brett-kavanaugh-hearing-interrupted-by-democratic-senators-protests.html

Please join us in prayer for these hearings to proceed without any more interruption— and for the balance of the Supreme Court to be won back over to the Constitution and LIFE for the good of our great country.

Blessings in Christ,

Lauren Muzyka
Executive Director
Sidewalk Advocates for Life

info@sidewalkadvocates.org
sidewalkadvocates.org

CLOSED: The amazing VIDEO story of Las Cruces, NM …and how you can help END ABORTION!

Dear Friend of Life:

Whenever we think about abortion in our hometown, sometimes, we’re overwhelmed.  We might feel a pull to get to our local abortion facility to help save lives, but often, we don’t even know where to begin.  Or maybe we’ve been doing it for awhile …but we’re curious to know what other tips and strategies we can integrate into our outreach to perhaps win more life-saving conversations on the sidewalk.

What has worked well for others?  What doesn’t work?  Does a systematic plan matter?  Are other cities really seeing fruit from a prayer presence + outreach to abortion-minded moms on the sidewalk?

The community in Las Cruces, New Mexico asked those same questions when they received the devastating news that an abortion facility was opening in their community.

So, they did THREE KEY THINGS:  They prayed.  They talked to other cities + national groups where things appeared to be going well on the sidewalk.  And through God’s grace and that research, they made a plan for their community.

After running after that plan with everything in their heart for many months, they finally got the news: Their abortion facility was CLOSED!
Watch the 7-minute inspirational video story HERE: https://vimeo.com/256161836

Want to help save lives and close your local abortion facility? 

Knowing how busy you are, we developed a simple, research-proven sidewalk advocacy training program  along with tools and support  so you can be successful in reaching out to abortion-minded women and men through God’s amazing grace!  (Yes, we were created for busy people who want to make a difference!)

All you do is fill out a 5-minute application (where you pledge to be peaceful, prayerful and law-abiding), agree to a short phone conversation so we can answer your initial questions, and once approved, we ship you everything you need to quickly build a team of Sidewalk Advocates.  Then, we walk with you, answering your questions and troubleshooting challenges as you build and grow.

Applications to bring Sidewalk Advocates for Life to your community this Fall are OPEN FOR TWO MORE DAYS through August 31 at sidewalkadvocates.org/apply!

Questions?  Check out How it Works HERE: http://sidewalkadvocates.org/about/how-it-works/

…or drop us a line at info@sidewalkadvocates.org, and we’d love to be of service!  

We hope to have the pleasure of serving you!  Praying for your discernment!

Blessings in Christ,

Lauren Muzyka
Executive Director
Sidewalk Advocates for Life

info@sidewalkadvocates.org
sidewalkadvocates.org