This month we learned that as we step out in faith, God can use us to Light Up the Darkness and deal with people’s brokenness, those who are carrying heavy burdens. We can represent Jesus to them as he says “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28) As we lead them to Jesus…He will do the rest!
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The Calvary has arrived…Literally Calvary Chapel, ABQ!
Simply Being Present Is All It Takes To Save A Life…
This month the largest Christian Church in New Mexico, Calvary ABQ offered a second round of Pro-Life apologetics training “A Case For Life: Stand To Answer.” This has produced much fruit already as we have had many new people join us as we stand for life out at local abortion clinics in Albuquerque! Praise God for answered prayers!
Also, because Calvary ABQ is becoming active and equipping the body of Christ for works of service, Tara led a training course for those interested in volunteering at Project Defending Life. The training consisted of pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, and sidewalk counseling. Around twenty women went through the training! Project Defending Life has two locations in Albuquerque, New Mexico one located 20 feet from Planned Parenthood and the other located across the street from the UNM abortion mill UNMCRH!
Please visit: www.lateterm.com and share this information with others!
This month while out at Late-Term mill SWO sidewalk counselor Bobby, was able to talk to a young girl (still in high school) after she went in and came back out. He asked her if she was there for an abortion and she said “Yes” and burst into tears. We were able to share with her all the help PDL offers. Bobby shared with her mom about his church and a new food ministry they have just started, she left with a flier about the ministry. The young girl left with her baby! This is how Christ’s love is lived out! This was the third late-term Tuesday in a row with a confirmed baby saved. Bobby and I joked that the new people coming out (thanks to the Calvary ABQ class “Stand To Answer”) would think all these babies being saved was normal…Welcome to the new normal!
Our God is Mighty to Save…as we step out in faith to be used by Him! We are ending abortion one woman, one child, one day at a time…and to God be the Glory!
God is obviously blessing the faithfulness of his Body as they step out in faith…some for the first time: There were 10 turnarounds/babies saved this month…that we know about! To God Be The Glory!
Ignorant & Idiotic…Modern Day Fools For Christ (Click title to read the entire article)
When we step out in faith and publicly Stand For Life, the world may deem us foolish, but we are making a difference…”Making Friends With Our Enemies”…and ending abortion one woman, one child, one day at a time!
Showing Christ’s Love Saves The Unborn And Comforts Those In Need
By Monte Harms of Stand For Life– Read the rest of this article and others at www.standforlife.net
Having Christ’s love flow through those on the sidewalk have saved lives and comforted those after they had their abortions. Bud Shaver shares recent encounters from the sidewalk of Southwestern Women’s Options in Albuquerque, NM:
Everyone has a picture, concept…stereotype of what a public presence at a abortion clinic is. Let me share with you what I witnessed and experienced today out at late-term mill SWO. A woman came out of the abortion clinic after she had her abortion. Also, a college student from UNM was waiting while his girlfriend was inside having an abortion (his child). Jennifer and others were able to wave them over to talk with them…they didn’t just talk to these people, they were able to hug, weep, minister to, pray and love them! This is more than a snap-shot of pro-life ministry…This is what grace, mercy, love…Christ looks like. We have an opportunity to live out Christ’s love and share Him with those who desperately need to find Him! We love because He first loved us…We have been lost and broken until we found the healer! I witnessed what Christianity is…I witnessed Christ being lifted up and drawing the lost to Him! I was also able to talk to the abortion clinic manager. Orae gave her our latest handout (from HLA) so she would know what help and information the women received from us. (A UPS driver told us that they have a sign posted inside the clinic stating “Pray to end sidewalk harassment!”) I was able to tell her we cared and were praying for her too. She told us they were “Having a hard time keeping up”…with us! We have had several turnarounds and saves this month…that we know about! We have the opportunity to be His hands, feet, body…and heart to these men and women!
Many who go in to have an abortion know what they are destroying, but they often feel that abortion is the only alternative for them. Unfortunately, the outside pressure from others to abort is tremendous. But when an alternative is displayed that shows Christ’s love for them and help for their situation, their eyes are sometimes opened. Project Defending Life (PDL) in Albuquerque, NM and other organizations throughout the country give sidewalk counselors the necessary tools to assist the needy. PDL offers all types of assistance to those that feel backed into a corner with no way out. Often when the woman and man involved sees an ultrasound of their baby at PDL or another pregnancy center, they feel there isn’t any reason for them to destroy that life. Also, if they know there is someone there to assist them financially and with moral or spiritual support, they can see the light at the end of a very dark tunnel. Thousands of sidewalk counselors and pregnancy centers across America are that beacon of light for the unborn and those who want to abort.
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.
~For more workers for this ripe harvest.
~For our safety in this spiritual battle.
We are full-time Pro-Life Missionaries and raise our own support from individuals who have a heart for our life saving work!
All donations made out to Project Defending Life, earmarked for “Bud or Tara Shaver” are tax deductible and can be mailed to:
Bud and Tara Shaver
P.O. Box 50351
Albuquerque, NM 87181
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Please visit our blog: prayerandaprolifewitness.blogspot.com for news interviews, news articles, and for our latest updates throughout the month.
Here are some of the highlights of our ministry from this past month…(Click on the highlighted links to read the articles)
Pro-Life Missionaries are Pushing Back the Abortion Cartel in New Mexico (Operation Rescue sent this out to help us continue our life saving work in NM!)
MAKING FRIENDS WITH OUR ENEMIES!
In Light of the Empty Sidewalks, History Will be the Final Arbiter!(This is an article that Bud wrote for Stand For Life)