The Calvary Has Arrived!
This month, the 40 Days For Life campaign was out in full force! We are so pleased that during this campaign Calvary of Albuquerque stepped up in a big way. On October 31st, one of Calvary’s designated days to pray at Planned Parenthood about 30 people
came to stand for life. Calvary of ABQ also has their own Christian radio station 107.1 KNKT, and Peter Benson who hosts ABQ Connect aired his show on location at Planned Parenthood on October 31st and interviewed Bud along with some other local pro-life organizations including: Care Net, Birthright, New Mexico Right to Life, and Aspen Project-an adoption agency.
(Peter Benson interviewing Pastor Eric Lamb)
Also, this month the first of a series of videos was finished titled: “The Calvary Has Arrived” you can watch this encouraging 11 min. promo video here at our blog. Calvary of Albuquerque is the largest Christian Church by attendance in the entire state of New Mexico! It is encouraging to see them step up in a big way! A vital part of our ministry consists of helping to educate and activate the Christian community to stand for life. This month we are seeing the fruit of this effort. God is moving the biggest hearts, Churches, and mountains in New Mexico!
The Survivors Campus Life Tour was in town this month. We love having them join us at the clinics and doing outreach at the local colleges and high schools. Education is key in abortion prevention.
(Picture by Survivors CLT)
“The Campus Life Team is COMMITTED. After stopping in an Albuquerque shopping center to order pizza for dinner, the team noticed a Planned Parenthood a few doors down. They placed their order, grabbed some sidewalk chalk, and spent all the time it took to make the pizza writing pro-life messages across the walk in front of PP’s door. Unwavering abolitionists! “
This month out at late-term abortion mill SWO as I approached a woman in her car who was leaving the parking lot I noticed tears in her eyes but she was smiling, and said “Thank you, I didn’t do it! I just could not do it!” I gave her local resources just in case she needed anything. Praise God! Another sidewalk counselor was able to pray and minister to a woman who had come to schedule an abortion. We are confident and prayerful that she will not have the abortion! We also spoke with a young father for quite a while who was open and honest. He brought his girlfriend for an abortion and she did go through with it. However, after our conversation he stated that our talk had changed his perspective and changed him. He openly stated that he was ashamed of himself. He was sorry that we met at an abortion clinic. He wanted us to know that he would never do this again, he was going to try to marry his girlfriend and he wished he would see us again “Not like this…Maybe at the mall.”
This month a young man walked through the parking lot headed toward late-term abortion mill SWO. He was offered a gift packet that has been put together to hand out. He remarked “I can’t say no to a gift.” When asked why he was headed into SWO, he replied that his mother worked there and he was getting a ride home. He remarked when prodded that he did not like that his mom worked at an abortion clinic. He was encouraged to talk to his mom about his concerns…because according to one sidewalk counselor, “A mom always listens to her children.” Pray that this is the seed that is planted that brings his mother out of the abortion industry!
This month after urgently ministering to a couple from California we realized they had come for a late-term abortion and that it was too late for the child, when we are at a loss for words and struggling to understand how best to serve the couples who refuse our resources…Prayer remains our most precious resource. Our God is bigger than the greatest mountains we face!
Wow, what a great witness to the community….this month, instead of meeting in their home or a coffee shop two women’s groups had their ladies weekly/monthly meeting on the sidewalks in front of abortion clinics SWO and UNMCRH. They are sharing fellowship here, praying here, worshiping here, lighting up the darkness, and sharing the love of Christ!
INSIDE THE HEART OF A PRO-LIFE ACTIVIST
This originally appeared on Tyler Ellis’ blog btylerellis.com
“Tyler Ellis is a College Minister at the University of Delaware and author of Question Everything. His blog is dedicated to exploring the challenge of knowing God and helping others do the same.”
Bud and I have been roommates, groomsmen, and friends for more than a decade now. We went to Bible College together years ago and later got to do ministry together in Arizona. It was in Arizona that Bud and his wife first got their feet wet volunteering in a pro-life ministry. Since then, they have become full-time missionaries. They currently live in Albuquerque, NM and work alongside Project Defending Life www.lateterm.com. Their mission is to end abortion in New Mexico and to minister to women and families in crisis.
TYLER: What is it that you do?
This also appeared on www.lifenews.com Interview: Inside the Heart of a Pro-Life Activist
With the end of the year approaching, now is a great time to make a year end tax-deductible donation so we can continue our life saving ministry in New Mexico!
You can donate securely here: (Click link) Prayer and a Pro-Life Witness (Cornerstone is a pro-life alternative to paypal)
Or, your donation can be mailed to:
Bud and Tara Shaver
P.O. Box 50351
Albuquerque, NM 87181
All donations made out to Project Defending Life, earmarked for “Bud or Tara Shaver” are tax deductible.
~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.
~For more workers for this ripe harvest.
~For our safety in this spiritual battle.