“Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord.” Psalm 31:24
As we continue to serve as witnesses for life, the Lord provides opportunities to share the truth with, not only those going into and out of the abortion facility, but with the general public as well. Please check out the story below from Sally describing how the truth was communicated with others.
We got a very cold & foggy start this morning. That did not stop the
first two people from St. Gregory Church in Zelienople from showing up
at PP at 6:50, 10 minutes before shift manager, Al arrived. They and
one other person from McKeesport were the only ones at PP until 10
a.m. when two more St. Gregory people and a few steady pray-ers showed
It was a strange morning because PP was very un-busy. Only a few
couples went in throughout the morning, although the abortionist & 2
students showed up around 9 a.m. as always. I wonder if they will be
busy later today, or doing abortions some other day this week. Or
will they be extra busy on the weekend to make up for this morning.
That’s something the later shift managers should watch for.
Alexa came over from Point Park College to collect literature, ask
questions and take a few pictures for a paper she is writing for her
Journalism class. Another student had come by asking questions and
taking literature last Saturday. We welcome talking with anybody who
is sincerely interested in learning about abortion and why we are
there. That’s how they learn what their teachers and the media will
not tell them. Sally
Below is a picture of Mary and Michele from St. Gregory’s sharing the truth:
Charlotte Zilavy also had an inspiring story of courage displayed by her and other witnesses for truth from St. Gregory’s. Check out her story below.
St. Gregory had a good showing for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Shift with 4 people supporting all shifts. We car pooled together for the 2nd and 3rd shift. Maybe next year we can double that number!!
They said in the morning there were very few who came in. In the afternoon there seemed to be 3 or 4 groups or couples who went in the building. The morning shift was with Al and Sally until 11:00 am. We stood with Mary and Sally in the late morning hours to early afternoon who have been regulars at PP over the years. Julia from Ascension and Lisa from St. Bernadette’s joined us also in the afternoon. Then Bill from 1st Presbyterian in Pgh stopped to pray.and Tony who is a regular was there for while just before 3pm to vigil with us. We were heckled by a man who was for Obama and was asking people to register to vote. He was directing his comments about us and making false accusations – something about us and how we should be adopting babies. Kathy and I said quietly to eachother that we would gladly adopt one of these little ones if we could stop them from being killed! The man from an establishment down the block came up to tell us that we were hurting his business with our negative “ness”. I just told him that we were the positive ones there. Melissa Hart stopped to talk to us. She was my representative for many years when pro-life government senators and representatives were strong in PA. She asked us to vote for Keith Rothfus who is running as my representative in BeaverCounty in November. It was nice to see her and have her show her support for us. I believe she is a parishioner at St. Alphonsus in Wexford. She and a work colleague headed for the office; she said she works as a lawyer now.
I was very proud of St. Gregory stepping up to fill the day and a special thank you for the morning shift. Also thank you Nikki for suggesting that we take the day. It was better to just commit and concentrate on a particular day. Oct 9th is my husband’s and my 30th wedding anniversary. I could not think of a better way to honor God for giving me a wonderful marriage and 5 beautiful children to enjoy life with!