By, Bud Shaver
Albuquerque, NM- The month of January is unofficially designated by pro-lifers as the”Sanctity of Life Month.” January is always chocked full of Pro-Life efforts with annual Pro-Life Marches across the nation protesting and grieving the tragic Roe. vs. Wade ruling handed down from our US Supreme Court on January 22, 1973 along with the National Sanctity of Human LIFE Day, 2015 or “Sanctity of Life Sunday” designated so by President Ronald Reagan.
While church leaders all across this nation preach powerful sermons and lead their congregations in concentrated prayer to end abortion, Pastor Manny Lardizabal of Transformation Ministries in Albuquerque, New Mexico took “Sanctity of Life Sunday” to a whole new level! Pastor Manny did all of the above…and then he took it to the next level by purchasing 10 copies of “Abortion Free: Your Manual for Building a Pro-Life America One Community at a Time.”
Pastor Manny’s desire in purchasing 10 copies of this “how-to manual” for making communities abortion free, is to make it a mandatory component of their ordination requirements. The 10 books he purchased represent 10 future church leaders who will actively pursue proven strategies to make Albuquerque, New Mexico, known nationally as the Late-Term Abortion Capital of America…Abortion Free!
Pastor Manny stated, “The final step before our ordination of future church leaders will be to read this book and they will be required to spiritually discern the implications of working towards an abortion free community. If they refuse or don’t see the need for this training then they are not ready for church leadership.”
I’m no rocket scientist…but even I can see that this is the ANSWER for making our communities “Abortion Free.” My prayer is that more church leaders will catch the vision of Pastor Manny and take their Pro-Life efforts to the next level at their church!
“In Abortion Free, Newman and Sullenger share a collection of experiences from the front lines in the battle for life that illustrate successful methods they have developed over decades of activism that are closing down abortion facilities and putting abortionists out of business around the nation. When abortion clinics close, lives are saved” Click here for more information.
Read these articles highlighting Pastor Manny’s several years of Pro-Life ministry in Albuquerque, New Mexico:
Manny and Grace are featured prominently in this news coverage of the Project 52 kick-off rally and press conference by local ABC station KOAT 7. You can watch the video coverage here: Pastors gather to support late-term abortion ban
The vision of Project 52 is to activate 52 local churches to adopt the Late-Term abortion clinic, Southwestern Women’s Options (SWO) for one week out of the year. Each church will have the freedom to minister as they see fit to each and every abortion minded woman. During their designated week, they will claim the Late-Term abortion clinic for every hour, every day SWO is open (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm).