“Save me, O Lord, in your kindness.” click link: Psalm 31
Top Video: Watch the teacher on the right. We stand for babies like the child she wraps in her arms..then watch this video below! The abortion industry targets particular parts of the world’s population… and we are accused of judging?
But we know a better way!
Random Acts of Kindness on the Sidewalk
“Blasts from the recent past!”
I wanted to let you about our experience today. Pat and Gianni were looking in the bookstore window periodically while we were at the vigil this morning. A little later, the manager came out, asked Pat’s permission then gave Gianni a sweet little book about a mouse celebrating his birthday. I just wanted to pass it along because I know there aren’t always good relations between the bookstore and the vigil participants and I was really touched by such a random act of kindness. Thanks to God for this beautiful day! Sue R.
Another from Day 12: Fortunately for you, dear reader, my reverie was interrupted by a fellow shift manager – Lisa – who stopped for a drive-by-decade-of-the-rosary on her way out to dinner with her family. Jeff
Diane also mentioned that she has been collecting coats, hats, scarves and gloves to keep in the bin on the sidewalk, so that we have something to give to those who stop by our vigil that are in need. She reported that at 7pm tonight, she was able to help a young man by giving him a coat, hat and gloves. She also said that someone stopped by the vigil today and generously donated bus cards. Thanks to the generosity of those who have donated items for our little mission on the sidewalk! Nikki
Another from Day 1: Father Rudolph arrived and donated a bag of more than 100 “Baby Feet.” These are lapel pins the size of the feet of a 10 week unborn baby. They are always a hit. They were a hit today with the passers by. Barbara
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Amy, from St. Fisher in Fox Chapel, drove by and saw us. She made a stop at the Dunkin Donuts in Market Square to bring us donuts and coffee in thanksgiving for the witness to life. Amy made this stop and then had to get her daughter to dance. Amy “danced for us” today with joy. We are very grateful. And we all know that God will never be outdone in generosity. Many blessing for your kind act! So much joy from the random act of kindness shown to us. Marian
paying it forward
“Intimacy with God is that I can come in with the honesty of my heart, tell Him how much I’m hurting.” Beth Moore
We heard this on the street this morning. “Don’t you people have anything better to do.” Actually, No. We think praying and trying to save babies is about as important as it gets. Another passer by gave many hugs and stated “the blood of the babies is calling to God...and who knows the plans God had for these babies. We will pay the price for God’s unfulfilled plan for each of them.” Maybe the warmer weather made people more willing to talk And we had a large group! Margaret, Tracy, Katheryn, Bob, Valerie from St. Peter’s Church in Steubenville; Dave from St. Mary Byzantine in Weirton; and our regulars: Dick, Walt, Rose and Ben. Bill and Beth joined us toward the end of the shift. We prayed and conversed and discussed why we can’t be in the circle and Rose, once again won the award for most literature handed out. In that early hour I only saw one person entering PP…one too many. Charlene
St. Peter Byzantine Church in Steubenville had a good turnout from 7 to 11 with 2 people staying for the entire 4 hours. Also, we had a lady from Mother of Sorrows in Murrysville and a man named, Paul, from Assembly of God Church in Bentleyville. Beth and Vicki were the side-walk advocates. PP was busy.
A bus driver pulled over in front of PP, opened the front door, and asked for literature that she could give to people. We were all happy about that.
I was told that, before our shift began, a lady was taking a sign from the bag, which was hanging very near the curb, and a man coming from Smithfield Street came very close to her before straightening out his car and driving down Liberty. People taking or returning signs need to stand away from the curb to avoid being hit by careless drivers.
Nicer weather seemed to bring out more families with children & most of them were very friendly. Children are always drawn to the baby models, and today was no exception. Sally
Cil reports about the great folks who witnessed from the 11 am to 1pm shift.
One lady tried to go in but couldn’t open the door… thank you Lord! When she walked my direction, on her phone trying to figure out what to do, I offered to help her. She, sadly, said we had NO IDEA what she was going through… it sounded like her husband cheated on her and they have other children… She did still go in but I told her that this was not an answer to her problems and could make it worse. Thankfully, she came back out soon enough and passed us by a few times. I extended sympathies and offered her help. She finally stopped and accepted the “feet pin” from Dean. She still didn’t want to talk but was willing to accept a hug from me before she left. So sad… Please keep her in prayer along with others like her who are suffering and think that PP can help. Cil
A young woman who was on her way to Greyhound stopped to pray for our group. Encouraging. The music that Paul ministered us with was most welcome. The “footprint” pins I’ve been handing out are really effective in reaching folks who refuse our brochures. Dean
Nikki writes about need for witness: Our real need now is for Thursday! The 7am hour is empty (shift manager Johnny will be alone) and from 4-5pm (Helen will be alone from 4-5) Please sign yourself up if you can help during any of these hours! We also need someone for the 7-9am hours on Friday and from 9-11am on Sunday! Click Calendar
Thank you to all who witness, contribute to the blog and offer support through prayer and fasting!