Day 14: Sidewalk Advocates, Redeemer Orthodox Presbyterian Church and Hosanna Church

THURSDAY 3/16 11am-2pm …Shift manager +1,  more volunteers are needed!

THURSDAY 3/16 2pm-3pm…Shift manager will stand alone…!!!

Please Sign up or Show up!

WE NEED YOU!

Throughout salvation history, we know that no matter how far we stray from God, He always wants to give us every opportunity to return.

Look what happened to Ninevah when they believed what God had told Jonah about their city being destroyed. Their King told everyone to give up their evil ways and their violence. When God saw what they did and how they turned from their evil ways, he relented and did not bring on them the destruction he had threatened (Jonah 3:3-10)

Sodom and Gomorrah, not so much…but according to Isaiah,  they WERE given the opportunity. 

Hear the word of the Lord, princes of Sodom! Listen to the instruction of our God, people of Gomorrah! Wash yourselves clean, put away your misdeeds and cease doing evil: learn to do good. Come now, let us set things right! (Isaiah 1:10)

No matter how far we stray from God, He always wants to give us every opportunity to return. So we have HOPE!

If you have been wounded by abortion go to: http://www.silentnomoreawareness.org/

There is HOPE

I recently heard this popular saying, challenging us to fight: “HOPE has two beautiful daughters: their names are anger and courage. Anger that things are the way they are. Courage to make them the way they ought to be.” I have never heard of HOPE being described that way before. 

SO, we have HOPE  because:

1) we are ANGRY about the way “things are” at Planned Parenthood and

2) we have COURAGE to stand witness to the devastation and loss of Life

Charlene 7am-9am

The sidewalk at 7 during the “blizzard”.

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With everyone expecting a blizzard… The street was quiet but cold. We felt the temps dropping about 8 but we weren’t sure if the temps were dropping or we were just feeling it more. Many good comments. The PP employees did not stay home from work today and we saw one client go in. May the Lord continue to look out for us this campaign and answer our prayers to close PP. -Charlene

IMG_2701Al, Sally, and Dick brace the elements!

Judy 9am-11am

3 people responded to the call to witness and came this morning in the piercing cold. We are very grateful to Diane for the handwarmers and I don’t think I would have made a 2 hour shift without them! Mostly workers entered PP today, but there were clients as well. I witnessed Pat drop to his knees in prayer as 2 pregnant ladies entered. We received a mix of positive and negative comments. As always, the baby models have a big impact and a man crossing the street looked so sad as he recalled his girlfriend was made to have an abortion by her mother. I was able to inform a woman about alternative Health Clinics since she was at PP for STD testing. A florist dropped off dozens of long stem red roses for us to give away, such a lovely gesture to be able to hand them out! ~Judy

Regina 11am-1pm

I am truly inspired, blessed and grateful for standing with such selfless, caring and faithful ProLife Warriors today! I was warmly greeted by Substitute shift Manager Judy and then generously kept company by Ken, long past, I’m sure, what was comfortable in the bitter cold
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I then was graced by the powerful witness of Elaine, Michelle and Maggie who warmed my heart in spite of the bitter cold of this snowy day!
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It was such a gift to be in the company of such loving son and daughter’s of our Heavenly Father and brother and sisters of Christ our brother and King!     God bless, Regina

Nancy 1pm-3pm

For the 1-3 shift not much to report.   We were freeeezing.  The hand warmers were wonderful,  and it was so nice to have several people so that we could take breaks to go into a warm place down the street.   But mostly the warm hearts of the ladies who stayed a long time in the cold made an awesome impression on those who went by.  ~Nancy

Jeannie 3pm-5pm

What a GUSTY day we had for the 3-5 shift!   I was immediately blessed to join in prayer with Elaine from Greensburg, who had come into the city to move her son into his first apartment and then STAYED 2 hours in the BITTER COLD to pray with us.  I always say “The best people in the world are on the sidewalk for Life”  I really believe this!

Lovely as a Rose Elaine from Greensburg
Lovely as a Rose Elaine from       Greensburg

Soon, Gary joined us from Hosanna Church in Brighton Heights-  We were blessed recipients of a dozen or so absolutely stunning long stemmed red roses. What a joy to pass them out to ladies (and a few men) letting them know how much GOD LOVES them!  Vicky, also from Hosanna joined us mid-shift and ,God Bless her, was on a break from work.

Hosanna, Brighton Heights
Hosanna, Brighton Heights

We had to “put our shoulders into” the cold but we did so with GOD and his SPIRIT on our side.  I always dress for the weather, and can barely bend over to pick up a dropped item— these courageous, loving, soldiers of Christ: Elaine, Vicky, and Gary were not prepared for the lashing Wind.  My appreciation and respect abound for each of them.  Blessings (and warm toes) to all! – Jeannie

Popsicle Toes
Popsicle Toes

Lisa 5pm-7pm

It was cold. It was snowing.  It was a blessing.  There were several obvious blessings today.  #1 would be sharing the sidewalk with two outstanding prayers tonight.  I was happy to welcome Rich D. again this week and Eli as a first timer coming to us from Hosanna Church, Bellevue.  The hand warmers were a blessing to have tonight!  The fact that it stayed daylight – a blessing. Not getting the predicted amount of snow – a blessing.   Although this may sound odd, the angry man was a blessing tonight also.  As we stand praying for the end of the tragedy of abortion, I also pray for the angry people.  I find their strong emotions toward abortion, their outbursts, their “walk by” vulgar comments evoke from me instant prayers for them!  They have to be hurting so much from abortion. May God Bless them.  ~Lisa

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One thought on “Day 14: Sidewalk Advocates, Redeemer Orthodox Presbyterian Church and Hosanna Church

  • March 15, 2017 at 9:38 am
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    Really nicely done blog, Susan!

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