A GOOD CUPPA JOE FOR A GOOD CAUSE:
My sister gifted me with this this vacuum-bagged SEVEN WEEKS COFFEE. I just glanced at the brand and figured — Seven Weeks was likely how long they roasted the beans or Seven Weeks was the germination time of the coffee plant . . . . But NOPE- I Turned the bag over and —— SMILED to read the back – Little coffee bean- sized babies have happy little BEATING hearts!! What a wonderful , subtle (and TASTY) way to spread the Pro-Life message.
|SO the next time you need a bit of a pick up and want to support a pro-life cause at the same time — Go ahead and order your little beans from sevenweekscoffee.com – IT IS EXCELLENT!|
Partner Up- – – – FOR LIFE
7-9 Shift Manager Tim Reports:
The early morning was peaceful and quiet so Sarita, Mike and Sidewalk Advocates Joe, David and I were all able to pray together. We were then joined by Father Tim and the Guardians for Life, so we all continued to pray together. Ever faithful Virginia joined us as well. There were only a few couples going in so hopefully our prayers and presence kept more from going in.
9-11 Shift Manager Sue Reports:
A big yellow school bus pulled up in front and had us wondering what was going on. Prayer Warriors flowed out. So we had a strong combined witness with everyone from St. Peter Parish and Jeannette Holy Name Society plus Saturday regular Bill from St Ferdinand. Another group from Wheeling came as well and also Bridget who knelt in front. There was a strong presence continually offering prayers. Unfortunately the next two hours were very busy. I offered help to anyone who would accept. I tried to engage someone who drove his friend here, but he said he “didn’t want to get involved.” So sad he didn’t realize that he already is involved and could have offered her real help, but he rebuked any offer I gave him for resources of any kind. Another woman I had a chance to speak with said, “She’s already in there”…I told her it’s not too late, she can come out.
She left a while later with tears in her eyes. I did let her know that we care and are concerned for the increased risk of depression, suicide and substance abuse after abortion, encouraging her to seek help from the resources she accepted. What a sad day, but the many prayers that were offered were heard by God…and nothing is impossible for God. The weather was actually beautiful and sunny…Thank you to the kind person, who I did not see, that dropped off eight hot chocolates to the group!! God bless you, Sue
11-1 Shift Manager Dean Reports:
A woman physically threatened a Sidewalk Advocate today as she took her daughter into P.P. Stating, “Don’t talk to my daughter or I’ll strangle you,” the woman quickly ushered her child inside the abortion center. Following up, the S.A. called the police, as she suspected that the child (about 13 or 14 in age) may have been forced against her will to go inside. The police reported that, “Everyone there was there of their own free will.” Neither mother or daughter had exited by the time my shift ended.
1-3 Shift Manager Kathy Reports:
Hard to describe our shift today: Busy might be best word. Two couples went in and we earnestly prayed for them . Passersby offered more encouragement than negativity. Three men stopped to talk, offering love of life and love of Jesus. They brought smiles to our faces!
3-5 Shift Manager Billy Reports:
Hey everyone, today’s shift was an interesting one. I was with Mary and I want to say the Corpus Christi Parish out in Bridgeville and I wanted to thank all of you. There were a couple of people who left Planned Parenthood throughout the afternoon. One family that went in was a dad with all his kids, and it was rather sad to see a family with four children go into there, but they left and a moment later they came back. The second time I saw the family leave they were split, but this little boy out of all of them stopped and looked at me and my sign, and gave me a thumbs up. I was thinking that was a good sign, I am going to be an optimist here. We had done our Divine Mercy Chaplet, and another two people came out of the clinic. We got a couple people shouting pro-choice, pro-choice, do you like trans people (not sure what that was about), have you adopted, and ‘let women choose.’ One man came by and thanked us for what we were doing. God bless you!
5-7 Shift Buddy Fran Reports:
Jeff and I were joined by Gerri and Anthony this evening. We saw one couple leave PP and, a short time later, a few of the staff members left. I had not seen clients leave PP that late before so I was not prepared to offer anything except to pray for them. A good many young adults were cruising Pittsburgh this evening which resulted in an uptick of jeers and sneers. Not a problem ~ they were included in our prayers, too. I’m not sure why, but I was looking to take a picture of something unique. Something told me to ask Jeff. Jeff asked if I had ever noticed the sign painted on the side of the building above the Gyro place. I had not, so we walked down, crossed Garrison Place and looked up. The sign spanned the top 3 stories of the building and, although very faded, you could still make out the blue letters: “Jesus is Lord”. That was an awesome surprise. As I was writing this, I realized that 40 Days for Life is also a sign, a living sign, that reveals the deep love of God for all people, from the very moment of conception.