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3/12/11 12:21 A

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What wonderful ministry to the unborn and to LIFE. Thank you to all of you for what you do!

Kate - I find that the good comments and expressions of support far outweigh the being 'flipped off', if not in number, at least in good feelings! We had an entire bus load of kids wave, scream pleasant things out the windows, and honk the horn of the the bus as they drove by one day. Another time, an inebriated man weaved over to us and slurringly declared that we were 'doing good'. One older man, with head hair down his back and a beard that almost touched his waist rode by on a bike and offered his verbal support. You get encouragement in the unlikeliest places sometimes! Something that cracks me up is that people against the prayer warriors honk their horns 'angrily', while the supporters honk their horns jubilantly. Thing is, they all sound the same, so we just wave, lol!

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3/11/11 2:20 A

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Yes, the film Bella is beautiful. If you have the funds to purchase it, it will help send a message to Hollywood.
Went to the Planned Parenthood clinic today. Our church was one of two responsible for keeping the prayers going. My friend and I went to our fave Vietnamese restaurant for a yummy healthy lunch afterword. The dear couple who cook and serve said they'd seen us out there praying. They've been praying and trying for a baby for 10 years with no luck. The husband said he just wants to go up to the women and beg one to have a baby they can adopt. We were supposed to be there, so now we pray for Kim and her husband to have or be able to adopt a wee one.
In the morning, I'm going to pray at the late term abortion clinic. It's a first, and I guess the people who work there are even nastier than the PP folks. But, I guess you'd have to be in order to kill babies large enough to survive when born.
If you go to pray somewhere, don't get rattled by all the people who drive by and flip you off. Just pray for them; many are hurting because of previous actions. Just smile and know that many who drive by also support you.
A woman who was praying today had had two abortions many years ago, and is still hurting almost 40 years later. She knows of God's complete forgiveness, but still wonders about her babies.
Thanks for all the prayers and to you who can participate. Your prayers do make a difference.
Kate

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3/10/11 6:58 P

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Hello,
I have been praying for unborn children and their parents every day for the past three years.
I sure hope my prayers are being answered. I will definitely continue during Lent.
The movie "Bella" is a good movie to see.


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3/10/11 12:46 P

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I haven't read the book "Unplanned". I am going to borrow it from our priest when he finishes it. We are planning on showing the movie, Bella, one Sunday during Lent.

I agree with the pastor, if we "wash our hands" of it and don't actively support pro-life, then we are no better than Pontius Pilate.

I am a supporter of LifeGuard in our community. They quietly pray at Planned Parenthood every Wednesday morning in Durango, CO, (the day that they perform abortions and the only clinic in 200 miles). I work so I can't attend but I work at an elementary school so I plan on going during the summer.

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3/10/11 12:25 P

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Last year we had two sessions of 40 days for life in OKC. I always try to add prayers for those involved in abortions and the unborn when I am at weekly Adoration.

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3/10/11 10:16 A

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I have been doing that and also I have a baby .. we pick out a baby name at our church and pray for that baby and the Baby is born Christmas day

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3/10/11 8:00 A

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A great idea for works of charity during Lent.

I just finished reading Abby Johnson's book, "Unplanned." It was an eye-opening journey.

One thing that Abby talked about was that a lot of the people in the clinic did not realize what they were doing was wrong, including Abby herself. They thought they were helping women. It was amazing to see this issue from both sides.

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3/10/11 1:32 A

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Ash Wednesday was the beginning of the Forty Days for Life campaign. If you have a local effort, please try to get there for at least an hour this Lent. If not, and you have an adoration chapel, perhaps you could spend at least one hour in prayer for the end of abortion around the world. If not, maybe you could spend one hour this Lent in prayer for this.
I live in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and when the Tiller late term abortion clinic closed in Kansas, all the workers who worked with the late Dr. Tiller (may God have mercy on his soul) moved here to open a clinic. They are even using this place of horrors for sex selection abortions. Can you say China?
Anyway, in addition to praying for the end of this crime, we ask for the saving and peace of women who have suffered this act of violence against them, and for the family members. Also, for the changing of hearts of the workers, as happened recently with Abby Johnson, and the closing down of clinics.
The Protestant pastor who was one of the speakers at the kickoff prayer rally the night before quoted Proverbs 24/11: "Rescue those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter." He then went on to say that if we do not pray, fast and speak out in strenght, but with gentleness and love, we might as well be one of the workers in a clinic. That one really gave me pause to think and pray.
Then the priest spoke, and reminded us to always speak in love, never in confrontation, so that those who see us will see the love of Christ. One of the organizers of our local effort said that as they were setting up, a man drove by and said thank you and to please keep it up. He and his wife had come to the clinic across the street from the place where we were meeting. They were there because they were pregnant with baby number four or five, (can't remember) and because there were people praying, they were encouraged to keep their beautiful child.
So, whatever you can do, it will be heard. This is the civil rights issue of today, and so vital. God bless each of you who feels called to spend time doing what you can.
Kate

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