Day 13: Thanks to All the Good & Faithful Servants

“Do we make a difference really?”

Posted on March 8, 2021 @ 3:05 pm

Why do we bother? That post on our blog said says it all.

In case you ever wondered if we do make difference being on the sidewalk, well now you know. The note above was posted on our blog site two years ago and it has haunted me since.

Her painful words still echo in my head and they get me out of bed to go the vigil.  How about you?

Let’s not let this happen again.  See you on the sidewalk.  Sign up or just show up. We need you. She needs you. GBY Tim

Here are the reports from today on the sidewalk starting with Diane and Bill 7-9 am:

“It was a cold but beautiful morning. We shared our first hour with a lovely couple who had missed their bus to Beaver and were waiting on the next one to arrive. They had both prayed in front of Planned Parenthood in the past and were more than happy to join us in praying the rosary. Quite a few employees entered the building, as Bill gave a shout out for There also appeared to be a few clients entering. 
Bill noticed that several men who were passing by glanced at the fetal models before quickly averting their eyes and staring ahead. Only one negative routine honker towards the end of the shift.

From Nikki 9-11:

Monday mornings are a nice quiet and peaceful time to pray in front of Planned Parenthood. Thanks to Mary who is my faithful Monday morning prayer partner! We were also happy to see Pete arrive for one of his first-ever sidewalk advocate shifts. The sun was shining, and the sky was beautiful and we did not get any negative responses. Thanks to all who continue to pray and witness during these 40 days!

From Ginny 11- 1: Pete, Ree, and I had a very peaceful shift today. We spent 75 % of our time in prayer, and 25% of the time discussing the pro-life movement and how to get to heaven. Praise God. 

From Beth 1-3:

Quiet afternoon with workmen just about the only people going in and out. Marie, Donna and Ed, who hands out lots of information, kept vigil at the saddest place in Pittsburgh.

From Dan 3-5:

Mary attempted to share some help info with a girl going in with her mother, but was waved off. They told her they weren’t there for an abortion but something else. We still prayed for them. One gentleman walked by and thanked us for what we were doing. We thanked him in return. A middle aged man walked by and grabbed the signs wrapped around the metal pole and carried them about four buildings away and threw them on the ground. A girl walked by later and grabbed those same signs but returned them to us after I approached her about it, but I forgot I was wearing a sign around my neck and accidentally stepped about foot inside the circle causing the security guard at PP to come outside and warn me about being inside there with my sign. I apologized for my misstep and he accepted it .  George , the man who used to do the 5 – 7 shift, stopped in his car and gave Joanne and Mary some flowers. Such a nice gesture! 

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