I grew up in a solid Christian home. My parents work(ed) with Cru and we attended church three times a week…you would have thought that I would have heard about the effects that abortion has on a family considering my parents’ ministry was to college students…but I didn’t. I didn’t know about it and never really thought much about it until I was affected by it. Too often, you have to be affected by it to really do anything about it.
When I began to research and unravel the truth behind the effects that abortion has on families, I was astonished and heartbroken. I knew I had to do something. When I walked into the Coalition For Life office in College Station, TX the same week to give them the flyers I had made (with my story on them for “those people” to share with the girls seeking abortions next door at Planned Parenthood), I had no idea that the people I would meet would not only change my life but would be key factors in bringing an end to abortion in our country, or at least today, a little closer to seeing an end. Some of my most valued friendships today are with people like this. People with a story, like you and me, who use it to share about life with others– spiritual and physical. Two of these friends I met that day in the office- Shawn Carney and Abby Johnson.
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Powered By CoScheduleShawn is one of the founders of 40 Days For Life which is currently the largest and most successful grass roots pro life campaign in our country. Shawn saw the pain that abortion caused, learned of an abortion clinic opening in Bryan, TX and began to pray. His prayers turned into a ministry that helps thousands of women choose life for their children and empowers them to be the best parents that they can be. 40 Days For Life has already seen many women choose life this campaign!
Abby Johnson was the Director of the Planned Parenthood in Bryan where Shawn prayed. Abby ran her clinic for eight years and after seeing an ultrasound guided abortion, she realized the truth behind abortion, and she quit her job. Abby is a national pro life speaker and founded a ministry geared towards helping abortion clinic workers leave the industry. She has already seen over 90 workers leave the abortion industry, have conversions on the issue of life and begin new life affirmed careers. Is that incredible or what?These are just two examples of people just like you and me using their God given strengths to not only share the gospel but share the truth about abortion and life. I’m not saying you need to quit your job and be a pro life leader. I’m saying there is a place for you whether through prayer and advocacy, God will use you!
To learn more about getting involved in the 40 Days For Life campaign that is happening now in your area, go to www.40daysforlife.com.
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