We have been struggling to maintain prayer coverage in front of Planned Parenthood every abortion day (Tues., Wed., Thurs., Fri. and Sat.). Covid and the cold weather are making it even more difficult! A young woman whom I have not yet met contacted us to offer to help fill some needed hours. I was very impressed when I learned that she lives in Erie and was driving two hours each way to come and witness! She has made the trip to Pittsburgh twice now and plans to make a weekly commitment. She sent this photo last week from her shift on the sidewalk, with the words, “I decided to work up the courage to walk on the street today. It definitely sent a bigger message!” She has such a beautiful testimony of healing and courageous faith that I have linked it on our other site for everyone to read it HERE.
Here is a small excerpt from her four-page testimony, where she writes about how she hoped that someone would be on the sidewalk to stop her:
The morning of my appointment. I remember the walk to and from were the longest walks I have ever walked. I remember hoping that there would be tons of protestors begging me to not go in, maybe yelling and scaring me. And I would say, “Ok! Thank you for helping me out of this!” This one part is unclear and foggy, and I wish I could remember, but I believe the trauma has blocked it out. I vividly remember one lady saying, “Please don’t do this!” and I thought to myself, “I will keep walking and I will wait for the next person. Maybe the next person can say something more convincing.” But there was only an empty parking lot. (Looking back, I know that God did send that one person on the sidewalk to me. I was angry because there was nobody to stop me in the parking lot. Now, I know that that would not have been permitted.)
But for me, the most heart-breaking part of her story is this:
Since I had already missed school that day, I went home, went to bed, and got up to go to school the very next day. Since then Ihave NOT been the same person. I have been forever changed. This decision that was supposed to be the easy way out, that was supposed to be safe for me, that was supposed to make my life better, only made it worse.
She then lists all the terrible emotional, psychological and spiritual consequences of her abortion…(beginning with planning to commit suicide). But for some reason, the one that struck me the most was this one:
(They did NOT tell me…That as a 38 year old, I STILL weep over the death of my baby while driving to work a few times a week- still!
Her testimony is a reminder of the importance of being present in front of abortion clinics! To read it in it’s entirety, CLICK HERE.
UP-COMING LENTEN CAMPAIGN!
Mark your calendars now for a KICK-OFF Mass & Eucharistic Procession on Tuesday, March 1st at 7pm at Divine Mercy Parish Epiphany Church!
Following our prayers on the sidewalk with the Blessed Sacrament, we will begin our 40 days with an all-night “Men’s only” prayer vigil until our vigil officially begins at 7am on Wednesday, March 2nd! I believe God will bless our 40 days because of our faith and our sacrifice. If you are a man who is interested in helping us to fill the overnight hours on March 1st & 2nd, please let me know! We had our first-ever overnight vigil during our “Mini-campaign” on Dec. 30st & Nov. 1st. The men who stood and prayed all during the night said it was a spiritually powerful time. In the morning, they took this photo, which to me is confirmation that the Lord was pleased with their prayers:
It’s not too early to sign up for the Lenten campaign! From March 2nd through April 10th (Ash Wednesday through Palm Sunday)…we need to be prayerful love and mercy in front of Planned Parenthood! We need YOU!
God bless you!