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Prayer and a Pro-Life Witness: 2012 Year in Review

Prayer and a Pro-Life Witness: 2012 Year in Review

This year has gone by so fast, but so much has been accomplished! Thank you for your continued prayers and support during these past 2 years of ministry here in ABQ. God is truly blessing our efforts here!

God has truly been at work in New Mexico “Moving the Mountains” in 2012!

We are grateful for the work of Operation Rescue and the ministry at Project Defending Life. Your faithfulness and encouragement over the past two years has been a huge blessing!

We also want to thank Pastor Eric Lamb and everyone from Calvary Chapel of ABQ who have stepped up in a big way in 2012. We would also like to thank Monte Harms from Stand For Life!

Tara and I are looking forward to all that God has in store for New Mexico in the coming year!

2012 Year in Review

~We maintained a peaceful, public,  and prayerful presence at two of Albuquerque, NM abortion clinics. Ministry on a sidewalk gives us the opportunity to talk with people we would otherwise never meet. Many of these conversations deal with broken people carrying heavy burdens. Some of these people confronted us as their enemies but by the grace of God, God was able to use our conversations to Make Friends With Our Enemies, Harshest Critics (Fellow Christians), and even God Haters!

~ Countless babies were saved and moms helped! These mom’s and families were directly served thanks to the ministry of Project Defending Life.

~ Pastor Eric Lamb of the largest Christian Church in New  Mexico (by attendance) Calvary of ABQ was inspired by our ministry and due to his leadership, he has held Pro-Life  apologetics training classes, which has resulted in more Christians Standing For Life!

~ We continued our research and exposed that abortion clinics in NM operate with virtually no oversight from government agencies which places unsuspecting women’s lives at risk!

~We met with the Governor and presented our findings regarding the lack of oversight at NM abortion clinics as well as our concerns about tax funded abortions in NM, costing tax payers millions.

~The NM Medical Board investigated the fourteen 911 call complaints filed by Tara last year. Based on the investigation, one abortion violated the standard of care. Late-Term Abortionist Shelley Sella faced a Medical Board hearing to  determine what, if any disciplinary action will be taken against her license.

~We continued to receive tips regarding abortion abuses taking place in Albuquerque abortion clinics and filed more complaints with the NM Medical Board.

~We uncovered that Planned Parenthood of NM injured a woman and filed additional medical board complaints against the abortionists involved! (This means that Tara has uncovered and exposed injuries to women taking place at all three ABQ abortion clinics and filed medical Board complaints against all of the abortionists!)

~Local media outlets have covered the Medical Board investigations and have thus informed the women of NM to the dangers posed at abortion clinics. We have confirmed that women have chosen life instead of abortion as a result of this!

~Between the two of us we were on the radio numerous times and did several church and small group Bible study presentations.

~We worked closely with Operation Rescue doing investigations and publishing our findings. Our press releases were picked up by local and national media outlets.

We’re thankful to everyone who helped make this year a success. Glory be to God!

You can purchase a one of a kind gift, the Pro-Life Perpetual calendar, “The Day You Were Born” and your purchase helps us continue our life saving work!

This calendar features a precious local Albuquerque, NM baby for each month as well as a Pro-Life Bible verse! You can view the entire calendar at the link provided below. These will make great Pro-Life gifts and there are two ways to purchase them either by mail or securely online. Thanks for supporting our life saving ministry “Prayer and a Pro-Life Witness!”

Check out this unique one of a kind Pro-Life gift here!

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Let’s Strive to Take Radical Steps of Faith in 2013

Let’s Strive to Take Radical Steps of Faith in 2013

Two years ago, Tara Shaver and I (Evangelicals) stepped out in faith to work with Project Defending Life (PDL) a Catholic Pro-Life Ministry in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Director of PDL, Fr. Stephen Imbarrato a Roman Catholic Priest took a step of faith as well! We are told in Scripture that you can tell by the fruit borne, what is of God! Over the past two years we can say with absolute certainty that God is definitely blessing our steps of faith!

Here is a short  list of what God has accomplished in just two years in New Mexico:

~We maintained a peaceful, public,  and prayerful presence at all three of Albuquerque, NM abortion clinics. Ministry on a sidewalk gives us the opportunity to talk with people we would otherwise never meet. Many of these conversations deal with broken people carrying heavy burdens. Some of these people confronted us as their enemies but by the grace of God, God was able to use our conversations to Make Friends With Our Enemies, Harshest Critics (Fellow Christians), and even God Haters!

~Countless babies were saved and moms helped.

~We helped PDL open it’s 2nd Pregnancy Help Center across from UNM abortion clinic.

~We obtained a total of 14 911 recordings, documenting serious abortion injuries. 3 were from the UNM abortion clinic, while the other 11 were from the late term clinic.

~We filed complaints with the NM Medical Board for all 14 abortion injuries.

~We met with Governor Martinez to discuss these complaints as well as abortion in NM. 

~We received several tips regarding the UNM abortion clinic from a confidential informant. 

~We exposed the landlord of the late term abortion clinic, Sandia Foundation.

~We exposed tax funded abortions, costing tax payers millions.

~We wrote and released an Exposé about UNM’s abortion agenda. Members of PDL, including Tara presented concerns about UNM’s abortion agenda at the UNM Board of Regents Meeting.

~Pastor Eric Lamb of the largest Christian Church in New  Mexico (by attendance) Calvary of ABQ was inspired by our ministry and due to his leadership, he has held Pro-Life  apologetics training classes, which has resulted in more Christians Standing For Life!

~We exposed that abortion clinics in NM operate with virtually no oversight from government agencies which places unsuspecting women’s lives at risk!

~We met with the Governor and presented our findings regarding the lack of oversight at NM abortion clinics as well as our concerns about tax funded abortions in NM, costing tax payers millions.

~The NM Medical Board investigated the fourteen 911 call complaints filed by Tara last year. Based on the investigation, one abortion violated the standard of care. Late-Term Abortionist Shelley Sella faced a Medical Board hearing to  determine what, if any disciplinary action will be taken against her license.

~We uncovered that Planned Parenthood of NM injured a woman and filed additional medical board complaints against the abortionists involved! (This means that Tara has uncovered and exposed injuries to women taking place at all three ABQ abortion clinics and filed medical Board complaints against all of the abortionists!)

~Local media outlets have covered the Medical Board investigations and have thus informed the women of NM to the dangers posed at abortion clinics. We have confirmed that women have chosen life instead of abortion as a result of this!

~We worked closely with Operation Rescue doing investigations and publishing our findings. Our press releases were picked up by local and national media outlets.

Fr. Stephen Imbarrato, Director of Project Defending Life recently stated:

“Matthew 25:31-46: The Judgment of the Sheep and the Goats is based on how we treat the “least of my brethren.” We at Project Defending Life turn moms around at the abortion mill and take care of dozens of them each month… most are poor, many are homeless, almost all are imprisoned in their lives, are hungry and thirsty for some sense (value) in their lives. (Most do not know Jesus). They are strangers to us, but we take them in. They are naked in their condition and we try to cloth them with charity. And of course there is no one who is the “least of Christ’s brethren” in our culture than our brothers and sisters in the womb! So if you wish to be among the sheep when the King comes in His glory and sits on His throne…you may want to consider pro-life ministry! www.defendinglife.org Finally…take note of the parable immediately before the Judgment of the Sheep and the Goat! It is the parable of the Talents! What, my friends, are we doing with the graces that Jesus has given us! We can no longer say, “when did we see you, Lord?”

“Project Defending Life is the only pro-life ministry in the entire country that has regularly scheduled weekly Masses and Eucharistic processions to an abortion mill! Google Holy Innocents Chapel, Albuquerque.”

Tara and I have been blessed most over the past two years by having the opportunity to learn from those who are so faithful at Project Defending Life. I love their pure and sincere faith of trusting God. Light and darkness cannot coexist! By bringing Jesus literally to the abortion clinic, they are trusting that the light of Jesus will cast out all darkness and that this will result in Planned Parenthood closing its doors for good!

May we all be encouraged to live out our faith in such a way that God will receive all Glory and God’s will be accomplished today in our communities! May we all take bold steps of faith to do what we can to end abortion by stepping out with faith, hope, and love.

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January 2013 Newsletter: 2012 Year in Review

January 2013 Newsletter: 2012 Year in Review

We have learned that ministry is simply planting seeds. Seeds of service, prayer, and conversation. These seeds take root and open a person’s heart to receiving the salvation that God provides. Sidewalk counseling has helped us realize this. Success can’t be determined by the number of lives saved, but by the opportunity to touch hearts, pray with these families, and pass on real help.

grace in a bag

This is Grace and Love, in a bag!

This is the gift bag that we give to the women who come and go from the late-term abortion clinic Southwestern Women’s Options (SWO)  in Albuquerque, NM. Inside is info for PDL, Care Net, post abortion help, and the Aspen Project (for adoption   assistance), etc. It also contains tissue, a manicure kit, and warm cozy socks all for the women. A special thanks to Jennifer Bresett for making these.

The Greatest of These Is…Love

You never know what to expect on any given day, this month, Tara received two unique calls on the same day. One was from an active duty Albuquerque, Detective and the other was from a Sidewalk Counselor in San Diego, California.

Read the full story here!

2012 Year in Review

This year has gone by so fast, but so much has been accomplished:

~We maintained a peaceful, public,  and prayerful presence at two of Albuquerque, NM abortion clinics. Ministry on a sidewalk gives us the opportunity to talk with people we would otherwise never meet. Many of these conversations deal with broken people carrying heavy burdens. Some of these people confronted us as their enemies but by the grace of God, God was able to use our conversations to Make Friends With Our Enemies, Harshest Critics (Fellow Christians), and even God Haters!

~ Countless babies were saved and moms helped! These mom’s and families were directly served thanks to the ministry of Project Defending Life.

~ Pastor Eric Lamb of the largest Christian Church in New  Mexico (by attendance) Calvary of ABQ was inspired by our ministry and due to his leadership, he has held Pro-Life  apologetics training classes, which has resulted in more Christians Standing For Life!

~ We continued our research and exposed that abortion clinics in NM operate with virtually no oversight from government agencies which places unsuspecting women’s lives at risk!

~We met with the Governor and presented our findings regarding the lack of oversight at NM abortion clinics as well as our concerns about tax funded abortions in NM, costing tax payers millions.

~The NM Medical Board investigated the fourteen 911 call complaints filed by Tara last year. Based on the investigation, one abortion violated the standard of care. Late-Term Abortionist Shelley Sella faced a Medical Board hearing to  determine what, if any disciplinary action will be taken against her license.

~We continued to receive tips regarding abortion abuses taking place in Albuquerque abortion clinics and filed more complaints with the NM Medical Board.

~We uncovered that Planned Parenthood of NM injured a woman and filed additional medical board complaints against the abortionists involved! (This means that Tara has uncovered and exposed injuries to women taking place at all three ABQ abortion clinics and filed medical Board complaints against all of the abortionists!)

~Local media outlets have covered the Medical Board investigations and have thus informed the women of NM to the dangers posed at abortion clinics. We have confirmed that women have chosen life instead of abortion as a result of this!

~Between the two of us we were on the radio numerous times and did several church and small group Bible study presentations.

~We worked closely with Operation Rescue doing investigations and publishing our findings. Our press releases were picked up by local and national media outlets.

We’re thankful to everyone who helped make this year a success. Glory be to God!

I call on you, my God, for you will answer me; turn your ear to me and hear my prayer. Psalm 17:6

We appreciate all of the prayers lifted up on our  behalf this past year. We are also so grateful for all of the encouragement and support we have received that has kept us going. Thanks for partnering with us to save lives and further the kingdom of God.

Here is our prayer request list, we know that God is going to do even more than we can imagine this year.

Please pray…

~For an end to abortion in New Mexico.

~For the conversion of every abortion doctor and clinic worker.

~For softened hearts of the women we speak to each day at abortion clinics.

~For the moms who have already chosen life and for the means to continue to serve them.

~For a continued grace filled and Christ centered ministry focus.

~For more opportunities to share the truth about abortion and it’s effects with the Christian community.

~For the Christian community to rise up out of apathy and a spiritual awakening.

We are full-time Pro-Life Missionaries and raise our own support from individuals who have a heart for our  life saving work! Your generous support makes our work possible!

Thank you for your continued prayers and support during these past 2 years of ministry here in ABQ. God is truly blessing our efforts here! We still have Pro-Life calendars available for purchase to support our ministry. These calendars were specially designed by a dear friend of ours to remind us how precious life is. It is a perpetual calendar to write in all of those special dates like birthdays, anniversaries and special events. Each month also features the picture of a beautiful ABQ newborn baby and a pro-life scripture. You will love owning this calendar and it also makes a great gift.

You can purchase and view the entire calendar online here.

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