Day 18: Thank you to Clarks Mills United Methodist Church, Ascension Church Holy Name Society, St. Maria Goretti Parish, St. Margaret Mary Parish, St. Isidore the Farmer Respect Life Group, generous Individual Volunteers, and wonderful Team Members!

Frustrated? Yep . . . but NEVER DISCOURAGED
–Be Like Jesus

I have enjoyed the humanness of Jesus heard in the daily Gospel readings of the Catholic Church lately – Jesus has been putting his team together, and starting to preach in the marketplace and temple. AND He’s getting pushback! The Pharisees are total skeptics and at one point he says to them what amounts to “Hey guys give us a break — John the Baptist didn’t eat and you thought he was a nut — My followers and I eat and drink and you say we are gluttons – we can’t win!”
Bottom Line? JESUS WAS FRUSTRATED!

I have learned this from an AMAZING PASTOR:
IT IS OK to be FRUSTRATED
but Believers
Should Never be Discouraged

Frustration is a passing Emotion — COURAGE is a TRAIT
So in the times when we all get frustrated on the sidewalk and in the pro-life movement, perhaps this heavenly response will help:


Saturday Sidewalk Reports

7-9 AM +++ Tim and Sidewalk Advocates

It was a quiet peaceful morning and I was joined by Pastor Adam and his wife Jana, Rosa and Anthony, John and regulars Virginia, Linda and Bill. We were blessed as the clinic appeared to be closed which was great as a young couple arrived and couldn’t enter and we were able to connect them with the Choices Pregnancy Services mobile sonogram. Please pray for T.

Tim

9-11 AM +++ Sue M and Sue D

Check back soon!

11 AM – 1 PM +++ Dean and Greg

I was blessed to be at P.P. today. This was one of those rare occasions where they were closed for the whole day. No lives were lost today. Peaceful.

Dean

A couple and their little girl were visiting from Mexico.  Phil, Laura, and daughter Lucia stopped to pray on their own and later said a Hail Mary with me, completing the last half in Spanish.  Laura is part of 40 DaysFor Life in Mexico, and was moved to near tears when she first approached and saw who we were.

Greg

1-3 PM +++ Mary and Nikki +++ 3-5 PM +++ Jeff and Billy

I arrived on the sidewalk at one, expecting to see only one or two other people, I was very surprised at the large crowd who came to pray from Saint Margaret Mary Parish! There were about 20 of us on the sidewalk from the 1 to 3 shift! Much prayer was going on, and it was very peaceful, a lot of positive comments from passersby. I was told the joyful news upon my arrival that Planned Parenthood was completely closed all day today! On a Saturday! We thank God for this blessing, that no innocent blood was shed today! At 3 o’clock, a wonderful group from Saint Isidore the Farmer showed up to pray, and pray they did! We prayed, among many other Rosaries, the patriotic rosary, which names and places the precious blood of Jesus over all 50 states. Very powerful! Patriotic songs and anthems are also part of it. Thank you to Mary for filling in as a shift manager from 1 to 3, and Jeff and Billee from 3 to 5. The sidewalk was well covered on this Saturday afternoon!

Nikki

2 thoughts on “Day 18: Thank you to Clarks Mills United Methodist Church, Ascension Church Holy Name Society, St. Maria Goretti Parish, St. Margaret Mary Parish, St. Isidore the Farmer Respect Life Group, generous Individual Volunteers, and wonderful Team Members!

  • October 10, 2020 at 8:27 pm
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    I believe this is the third or fourth time they’ve been closed on a Saturday because before 40 days for life started they were closed on a couple Saturdays. That is normally their biggest day so praise God and I can’t wait to hear more news.

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  • October 11, 2020 at 10:13 am
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    Praise God!! Closed on a Saturday!! Could it be a sign of things to come for PP of Pittsburgh. Closed forever! Thank you 40 DFL for your persistence. God Bless you.

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