I have been a part of the pro-life movement for (gasp) decades, and I now realize that being ignored (tolerated) probably means we were not taken seriously… As we read today’s Tales from the Sidewalk, I would like to suggest that we are in THIS type of moral struggle:
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. Mahatma Gandhi
Bravo to our brave and peaceful pro-life prayer warriors!
SHIFT MANAGER REPORTS
Shift Report from 7am-9am from Tim: The quiet streets were ideal for the early team of Virginia, Joe and me to pray together. We were joined by Tom and his son Thad of the Bellevue Knights. And, ever- faithful Bill came by to witness. A little later Jim brought beautiful red roses to give out. What a beautiful symbol of love.
9 to 11am Shift and BEYOND report from Charlie: The 9-11 shift went great. We were joined by knights of Columbus members John and Jim. We had other Knights join us throughout the day. We were also joined by sidewalk advocates Katie and Sue along with Steve and Greg. A very special thanks to Billy for being my prayer buddy for 5 hours today he really kept us all upbeat and was a huge help as he and I covered most of the day!
11am -1pm Shift Manager Dean Reports: One of the few things that I look forward to during any of the 40DFL campaigns is the fellowship that I enjoy with familiar faces. There was still some traffic going in and out of PP today but, in general it was pretty quiet.
Amidst the current situation with the COVID-19 virus, let me leave you with this: We don’t know how God will use this. He may be reminding the unsaved about their own mortality and the need for a Savior in their lives.
1-3 pm Shift Manager Billy Reports: Today I was shift manager from 1 to 3. I was accompanied by Katie who had also been with us all day. Jim and Tom from Washington PA also joined us. We had a few negative comments: A worker coughed on Katie and gave her a gesture — using only one finger. A lady from the bar was agitated, too and asked us not stand near the bar. A third young woman walked into Planned Parenthood and came right out and said we would have more impact if we had educational signs (maybe she can stop and look at the fetal models!!!!) One of Planned Parenthood’s workers instructed us not to talk to her and proceeded to wash out our beautiful pro-life chalk messages. DESPITE the activity of these folks, we had a lot of prayer and we truly had a decent day sharing our mission together on the sidewalk. And to be honest: It was CERTAINLY not as crazy/out of control as a Saturday with a St. Pat’s Parade!!!! God is good and blessed us.