Day 28: October 20- Living Hope Church, Whitney, PA; St. Raymond of the Mountain, Donegal; St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Carnegie

Read the posts below and see how people really are making a difference- one woman, man, and baby at a time!!  There are wonderful, first hand accounts of how the witnessing is helping others to choose life and /or to find support for decisions made with regret.

One of these kids is going to change the world…  it could be you!

 

You can be the catalyst for positive change.

 

Click on the link  below for a great short video:  It will make you smile and laugh out loud!!

Baby sees herself on selfie cam for the first time..

 

 

I  used to play this song for my kids… especially on days that were not going as well as we would have liked!  Listen to the words and look at the pictures the movie maker chose!

Child of Mine

 

 

 

You can change the world- notable quotes  (link)

We must become the change we wish to see in the world. – Mahatma Ghandi

I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples. Mother Teresa

 Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. – Margaret Mead, Anthropologist

One of the great liabilities of history is that all too many people fail to remain awake through great periods of social change. Every society has its protectors of status quo and its fraternities of the indifferent who are notorious for sleeping through revolutions. Today, our very survival depends on our ability to stay awake, to adjust to new ideas, to remain vigilant and to face the challenge of change. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.  The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.  Jesus

Reports from the sidewalk:  12 hours each day for 40 days…. (keep it going year round until every baby has the legal right to be born- click this link: Sidewalk Advocates for Life

…like a child rests in its mother’s womb!  Let those words ring out for all babies!

Sally: 7am to 11am:

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Dads for Life and Stand for Life- great new signs! Living Hope Church congregants.

 

We had a good group on this very peaceful morning. Rob & Marta N.,their adult daughter, and Pat represented Living Hope Church. In addition, Janet came from Three Rivers. John & Judy D. who, normally counsel in East Liberty, were with us because the clinic there was closed.  Beth, Elsie & Vicki were the Sidewalk Advocates for Life. Bill H. & Lillian were also with us for part of the morning.

An abortionist and two students went in about 9 a.m. as usual.  Six to eight couples and a few single girls went in. 

In spite of their massive delivery last Friday, the dance place next door had still another delivery, coming in two trucks that were unloading for over an hour. During that time, I thought I saw a white medical waste truck parked far up the street and I did see a man going into PP with empty boxes for “medical waste” pickup. I did not see him come out, but
noticed that the truck was no longer there.

Cil and two of her friends were welcoming the people from St. Michael’s from Donagal as I left.

Sally

 

Cil: 11am to 1pm:  Cil has very good news too!

A quick few things to share on the blog from the 11-1:
S. stopped and stared at the baby models for a while.  He seemed to be getting emotional.  I asked if he knew someone who was pregnant and he informed me that he did and that he is the father and plans to support the mother and the baby since this is his child. 
The girl is living with them right now but is looking for a place to stay.  So Vikky gave him a contact number.  He was so thankful to receive the resources we have including the feet pin and baby model that I brought.  He proceeded to share the info with two girls down the street and the one came back, not the baby’s mother, and got more info to share with her.  The pregnant mother seemed embarrassed to stop. 
Please prayer for S. and O. and their baby.  And praise God for good fathers!
Another girl stopped and said that she regretted advising her 15 year old sister to have an abortion.  They are both troubled by the decision.  She took the Rachel’s Vineyard info to share with her sister and may use it to get help for herself too.
A business man stopped to see what we were doing.  He said that they should imprison Moms who do drugs when they are pregnant like the mother of his child.  I was sad to hear about that situation and did give him a resource sheet and suggested that he may be able to find help somehow…
The vigil was filled with prayer, several rosaries, prayers that Rachel brought and songs.  The time went by fast.  I thank the Lord that Barb and Joyce made the last minute decision to join me for the drive to the vigil.
Cil
  

Dean: 1pm to 3pm

Dean reports that it was a quiet time on the sidewalk.  He also wants to remind us all that the street in front of PP is a busy street.  The lane next to the sidewalk is a driving lane which is why parking is limited to Sundays when Liberty Avenue is not so busy.  Smithfield Street is also closed (the intersection street) so buses are detoured.  Also, the glorious sun is blinding at about 5:00 pm- 6 pm as one looks toward the Point.  Anyone who stands in the street, may not be seen by drivers who are shielding their eyes from the glare.  

Let the sun and Son shine today brightly!

Thanks Dean for the information!!

Sheila: 3pm to 5pm  

Sheila reports Great news!!!!

It was a beautiful afternoon.  One woman who was passing by shared the good news that she had recently talked her friend out of having an abortion.  When I offered the resource sheet to give to her friend, she declined and said they were in good shape.   
Sheila

 

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Parishioners of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Carnegie
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John and Anna from St. Ascension

 

Kathy: 5pm to 7pm    (substituting for Lisa)

Making a difference!!

Kathy L., Coordinator for Pittsburgh’s Sidewalk Advocates for Life, substituted for Lisa today.  

Kathy has some wonderful news to share.  “R”, the young,pregnant woman who talked with a Sidewalk Advocate for Life and turned away from PP,  has now found a placement in the Pittsburgh area in a program designed to help homeless, pregnant young woman.  In addtion, as a result of the outreach for help, two other people called to offer their help.  In time of need, housing prayers have been answered.

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St. Elizabeth Ann Seton- Standing up in the public square for life. There is Joe in the background!

 

 

Movies for inspiration!! Can you hear God’s voice in these stories?

Both movies are pro-life.  “Follow the Stars Home” is a Hallmark movie which has some serious scenes and just aired  in repeat on Sunday night.   What does a couple do when faced with information that the child will be born disabled?

Save a Life “not only addresses school violence but also a unplanned teen preganancy. This also aired on Sunday.  The pro-life aspect of this movie runs throughout but unfortunately is not advertised in the trailer.  Neither movie is recommended for young children to view.  Both movies are available on DVD.

 

 

Click  Click! –Click this link to get involved and find our about our closing rally on Nov. 1

Leave a comment if you are a grandparent, or a parent, who knows the unconditional love of a child!   Your words will mean the world to someone.

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