Friday, September 26, 2008

40 Days for Life

Yesterday Cindy and i participated in the 40 Days for Life campaign that is being held all over the country at abortion clinics, better called killing centers. The goal of the campaign is to have people praying and fasting, holding vigil, to ask God for help and mercy to end abortion.  Each day there is a specific prayer request.  I am going to find my paper and try to start posting the daily request.  Yesterday it was to pray for the sin of abortion.
This guy, Chris goes out to the LaTrobe clinic EVERY DAY of the week!!  Did you hear me???  This man is intervening for the lives of babies 6 days a week.  He told me he comes to this clinic 5 days and then on Sat, another ministry goes to the LaTrobe clinic, so he goes to another one down the street.  Wow!  He is passionate about the unborn.  I am so grateful for him.
In the picture above he is stopping a lady and her friend who are coming in for an abortion.  He gave them some material and they pulled in to the parking lot anyway:(  They sat in their car for a few minutes, which we prayed and prayed during that, then they went on in.  We tried to get them not to, but it is a dark dark place friends.  Satan is definitely there.  You can feel it.

Many people bring signs.  The one days "Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you. God"
The one in the background is a baby at 10 weeks old that was aborted.  Ya'll it has all it's parts, even a tongue.  Hard to look at, but that is the harsh reality.
To the right of Cindy, through the trees is where the killing center is.  We aren't allowed past the sidewalk.  So they have to yell to the women if they can't get them to stop their cars. Literally, you are standing in the line between life and death.
This is the LaTrobe clinic.  This is the largest abortion mill in Charlotte.  Unfortunately, there are two other ones as well. We estimated that 15 babies were killed while we were there:(  15!! That just breaks my heart.  See these cars, pray for the people that drive them-they brought someone in to kill a life.
See the beat up blue honda to the far right.  This guy was none to happy with us.  He said we were terrible and he couldn't believe we were doing this.  We should be ashamed.  Wow!  All the while his girlfriend/wife is inside getting rid of his child.  Then he proceeds to park his car right where the trees are, where we try to appeal to the women one last time, and plays this really loud, nasty music.  A part that he kept playing was a rap song where the guy sang "I wish my mom had had an abortion."  Oh it is gut wrenching.  Please pray.
And please know, many of the cars in the lot had significant others waiting in them with CHILDREN inside.  Yes, many of the women who seek abortions have kids already!  These people are desperate, they need HOPE.  But God is their only hope, not abortion!  And that is why I went.  I want to share with these women and men the hope of the Lord.  Nothing else will deliver!  Not abortion, not anything but God himself!  They need to know that God's heart is NOT to abort.  He is grieved each and every time a baby is taken from a mother's womb because it's unwanted.
This time I was only there to pray.  I've never been before.  I wish I never had to go again.  But I know that this issue is precious to God and so we must, I must go until abortion ends!
You may be thinking..."I couldn't do this." Well I thought the same thing and so did Cindy.  But then you realize that God is in it.  He wants us to have a voice for the unborn.  We are needed!  YOU are needed! You don't have to stop women, you can just pray.  It's ALL important.
And yes, women do change their minds as a result of the pro-lifers standing in the gap.  Of course only God changes hearts, but we are there to be his vessels.  And when they do change their minds, they are helped!  Someone follows up with them, they are shown the love of Christ in numerous ways. One huge way is through a baby shower that a friend Sheryl throws.  It is incredible what they get! Clothes and toys and baby equipment until the child is two!!
We can't sweep this under the rug Christian friends!  Please go out and pray during the 40 Days for Life.  I will take you!  Cindy will take you.  It's only an hour and I promise you will be so glad you went.


Thank you sooooo much Cindy for taking me yesterday.  And most of all for you passion for the unborn and your desire to see abortion ended.  Thank you for looking your reservations about going straight in the eye and surrendering them to the Lord.  He is using you mightily!

4 comments:

Cindy H said...

Lindsay, Thanks for blogging this experience. And thanks for stepping out in faith; I know it is was not easy!
It is so profound to stand just yards away from where lives are being lost. For me, it's like you instantly love each one of these people that come to abort and you just want to pull them away from what they are about to do and tell them that God will take care of their needs.
I look forward to seeing the many ways that God is glorified through your experience!

Cindy H said...

Lindsay, Thanks for blogging this experience. And thanks for stepping out in faith; I know it is was not easy!
It is so profound to stand just yards away from where lives are being lost. For me, it's like you instantly love each one of these people that come to abort and you just want to pull them away from what they are about to do and tell them that God will take care of their needs.
I look forward to seeing the many ways that God is glorified through this experience.

Michelle said...

Are you going to go again, Lindsay? When does the 40 days end - I would definitely go to pray. Then, I've told Cindy before, but I REALLY do want to go on a Sat. am. It might be good timing with us at the Neese's - child care. LV a comment on my blog adn I will call you tomorrow. Still need to plan a playdate anyway. Thanks for posting this!

3orange1blonde said...

I will pray..this is so hard..wow.