This morning was truly a blessed time at the vigil. Although no church was scheduled to participate until 11:00, many women from different churches and denominations came to pray for an end to abortion. I was blessed to pray with Susan and her daughter Veronica, from St. Maurice in Forrest Hills. Laure, who is 8 months pregnant with her first child…and who generously created this blog website for us…came with her friend Lindsay. They were later joined by Marissa and baby Zoey. They are all from Murrysville Community Church. We also were blessed when Pam and her little boy Fred stopped to pray with us. Here is a photo of these inspiring, Godly women:
Here is a close-up of Pam and Fred:
Pam had stopped to talk to us a couple weeks ago, and shared that she had felt pressure to abort her older son from family members…but she chose life and is blessed beyond measure by her son.
Here is a close-up of Marissa, Zoey and Lindsay:
At 11:00, folks started showing up from Holy Trinity…and what a great group they had! Here are some photos of them:
Before I left, I had an opportunity to witness to a woman who stopped to inform me of how painful it is for her to walk by our vigil. She told me that she had an abortion years ago, while she was in a severely abusive relationship with a truly evil and violent man. She told me he had broken many bones in her body, showed me scars from the beatings. She explained that the only way she could separate herself from him was to have an abortion. She was obviously still hurting, from her shaky voice and hands…and the tears in her eyes. We prayed together, and after she saw that we are not there to condemn…but to offer hope, healing and compassion…she accepted literature to find post-abortion healing at a Rachel’s Vineyard retreat. Please pray that she does. Please pray for “Y”.
God bless you,