Friday, February 13, 2009

Red Envelopes

This is really good!  Please do it!  Just think of the impact.
My friend Kelly sent this to me...


Red Envelopes
  Dear Friends and Intercessors:   This afternoon I was praying about a number of things, and my mind began to wander.  I was deeply distressed at the symbolic actions that President Obama took as he began his presidency.  Namely, that he signed executive orders releasing funds to pay for abortions, permission to fund human stem  cell research, and federal funding for contraception.   I have been involved in the pro-life movement for nearly 20 years, and it pained my heart  to see a man and a political party committed to the shedding of innocent blood.  This man, and this party lead our country, but they do not represent  me or the 54% of Americans who believe that abortion is wrong and should no longer be legal.   As I was praying, I believe that God gave me an interesting idea.  Out  in the garage I have a box of red envelopes.  Like the powerful image of  the red LIFE tape, an empty red envelope will send a message to Barack Obama  that there is moral outrage in this country over this issue.  It will be  quiet, but clear.   Here is what I would like you to do:   Get a red envelope.  You can buy them at Kinkos, or at party supply stores.  On the front, address it to  President Barack Obama  The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Washington, D.C.  On the back, write the following message.  This envelope represents one child who died in abortion.  It is empty because that life was unable to offer anything to the world.  Responsibility begins with conception.  Put it in the mail, and send it.  Then forward  this email to every one of your friends who you think would send one  too.  I wish we could send 50 million red envelopes, one for every child  who has already died by abortion or other intentional pre-birth destruction, before having a chance to live.  Maybe it will change the heart of the president.   Warmly in Christ,  John Otto

4 comments:

Shawnda said...

I like it. Consider it done. Perfect Valentines project for my kiddos!

Shawnda said...

I like it. Consider it done. Perfect Valentines project for my kiddos!

Melanie said...

What a fabulous idea! I'd love to see it replicated here in Canada!
Have you sent messages to larger sites like Feminists for Life, etc..etc...that have large readerships who may want to pick up on the idea?
I sent a link to a Canadian site called Pro Woman Pro Life.

Lindsay said...

Great idea Melanie! I didn't think of that. I will figure out how and send it on.