The following is from an e-mail blast sent by Dr. Monique Ruberu.
Last Saturday Irene who is new to sidewalk counseling (only her 2nd time praying there) came and joined Jim at 12th and Locust. A college-age guy and girl were stunned at the sign. They complained about the facts written about Margaret Sanger.
Four male friends showed up. Two held back so I asked what they knew about Margaret Sanger. Never heard of her.
Irene alertly noticed one of the other guys nodding at her points as she explained how bad abortion was so she asked him to speak.
He simply said “I’m adopted. I would have been aborted.”
The six then headed off to some event with no further debate.
You don’t have to speak… all we ask is that you lovingly, prayerfully stand witness and offer resources if possible…
I promise that if you stand in prayer the Holy Spirit will give you the words needed when the time comes to speak.
Please help us have an unbroken chain of prayer!!! Please help us fill these empty slots.
The following is from an email blast sent by Dr. Monique Ruberu. Please visit 40daysforlife.com to sign up for hours now and encourage family and friends to join you.
Im in Houston today at the 2021 40 days for Life Leaders Symposium. Yesterday we were praying and rallying outside of the largest abortion center in the Western Hemisphere… where as of 2016 the reported number of deaths were 8000 a year. This fact struck me for a few reasons… number one… the abortion industry has not reported their numbers SINCE 2016… and number 2 in downtown Philadelphia the two abortion centers we pray at and offer help and hope end more lives combined every year. 777 that is only open 5 days a week ends the lives of 6000 babies a year. My friends… if this pit of hell in Houston is the largest in the western hemisphere.. we sadly pray outside one of the Largest centers as well.
Last night We were blessed to hear from Abby Johnson… if any of you haven’t seen “Unplanned” let me know – I have a dvd I would be happy to lend you so you can show at your church or group to help people understand the importance of this mission.
Abby as usual made some amazing points.
#1 – People may say – I want these abortion Doctors or politicians to be Blessed – yes it sounds very Christian, but she pointed out that to “Be blessed” means that your plans are approved by God and that they go UNINTERRUPTED. She said that Her desire was NOT for them to be blessed, but for them to be INTERRUPTED in every one of their plans. SHe wants them to be frustrated, to feel lost, to finally understand that the sin they are standing in can never bring them happiness, peace, joy. Friends we are the INTERRUPTERS. When we show up and lovingly reach out to the abortionist, the workers, the escorts… the Moms the Dads… we are INTERRUPTING Satan’s plan. We Are bringing the most powerful tool with us – PRAYER AND FASTING. We are asking for the intercession of GOD. We are invoking the HOLY SPIRIT. This is the most powerful thing we can do… and we can’t do it unless we SHOW UP.
#2 – Our work is LIFE CHANGING. Abby pointed out that three of the people who prayed her out of the abortion center were sitting with us at the Gala… their prayer their fasting, brought about a change in her heart. There was another former abortion worker there who is now starting a campaign at her old place of work- PRAISE GOD!!! The woman who prayed her best friend (another abortion worker) out was sitting next to her at the table, when her best friend left she followed soon after… The moments we spend outside of these places are never wasted… every moment, every sacrifice goes toward the greater cause of saving lives, changing lives, you NEVER know what your small sacrifice of 2 hours a week will do for another person.
#3 – Abby said that over 600 workers have left – there aren’t that many more abortion centers in the United States… She said that we likely don’t even know it but people from our clinics have likely left… and are healing with abortionworker.com. PRAISE GOD!!!
#4 Abby shared a story of a recent conversation she had… A worker called her crying and said that she had to leave… when Abby asked her why she said, “That woman outside…” Abby asked, “What did she say to you?” the worker said, ” No she didn’t say anything…” Confused, Abby said, “What do you mean?” The worker went on to say… “It was pouring rain outside… this woman was there all by herself… nobody was with her… and in the middle of this horrible storm she knelt down and continued praying..” The worker went on to say, “I was so convicted… this woman loved the babies and me so much… that she would kneel on the hard concrete in the middle of a torrential storm… to pray for us… I just can’t do this anymore… I have to leave” PRAISE GOD
Friends… we were CREATED for this time. To stand up for God, to be His soldiers in this time of persecution… We know what our enemy is… not the abortionist, not the people persecuting us, not the workers… but Satan… We have our marching orders… deep inside your gut you KNOW what HE wants you to do…
So I will ask you… Are you WITH US? Will you Sacrifice for OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR? Will you be on the WINNING TEAM so that one day we can all celebrate in the GLORY OF HEAVEN? Are you willing to Humble yourself? Are you Willing to Sacrifice? Are you willing to Worship God in one of the most difficult and rewarding ways possible? Are you willing to face Him at the end of your life without the security of knowing that you did EVERYTHING in your power to end the greatest sin of all time? When you face Him and he Asks you… will you be able to look Him in the face and know you did your part?
Friends we need you… We are not just there for 40 days of life 2 X a year… we are out there every day. Because abortions happen every day except Sunday. PLEASE. respond to this email, let us know that you are willing to commit.
Give us 2 hours a week , or 2 hours every other week and Help us to end abortion in out Philadelphia.
The following is from a text message sent by Marlene Downing. Be sure to learn about her debut novel here. Also if you live in the Greater Philadelphia area, check out Sidewalks Servants and cover an hour or two with prayer. Need training? The Sisters of Life has you covered.
It was a traffic jam backed up all the way to Chester. I knew that God was up to something.
When I arrived at Planned Parenthood I saw Manuel on his post serving as he always does. I apologized for not being there sooner. I missed an hour of my shift.
There was a young lady crying in the courtyard. I told her that I would like to talk to her but I can’t come in there. I put my arm around her and walked with her. She was telling me her story and so grateful that we were there.
I called Guiding Star Ministries and they weren’t able to do an interview right away because of an emergency. I then called Pat for openings at Our Ladies House. He said that he would reach out and today the young lady had an interview with them for housing.
She is going to keep her baby.
Be encouraged everyone..No matter what it looks like your presence matters.
Below is a video from Tom Stevens, President and CEO of the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia urging our help reaching out to women who are entering Planned Parenthood. While this message specifically is for help from pro-life warriors in SE Pennsylvania, it is also an urgent plea for help outside any and all killing centers across the country. Please take a moment to listen to Tom, and please make an effort to go out and pray at an abortion facility near you.
T️he following is from Dr. Monique Ruberu pertaining to the upcoming Sidewalk Servants campaign, which will take place between Holy Week and Tuesday, September 21st. Note: The Fall 2021 campaign launches on Wednesday, September 22nd and will run until October 30th in the Philadelphia area.
Thanks so much for your awesome service as a sidewalk servant!! ️️
Thus far in our 40 Days campaign, we had 14 moms Choose LIFE simply because there was a loving, peaceful, prayerful presence outside!!
The battle for life does not end this Saturday though… the abortion industry never takes a break. So we can’t stop either.
Please let me know if you would like to sign up for:
Below is from an email we received from Mary Paris, one of our committed sidewalk servants at the Planned Parenthood in Warminster. While we are in the midst of some serious challenges this year, babies are still being saved from abortion. Thank you Mike, Pat, Ellen and Mary for your faithfulness each week at this killing facility.And thanks to all who are so faithful in your commitment to be a Voice for Life!
I thought I should pass on to you since you are so wonderful at keeping vigils going down at Warminster PP that on Friday a young girl (senior in high school) and her mother left PP and decided to save the baby. Pat Stanton and Mike McMonagle had spoken out to them earlier before they went in and it was after they were gone that the two stopped near me and asked for resources. I directed them to the parking lot where I park and Ellen Doherty (from A Baby’s Breath) and I spoke with them. The girl’s face was beaming. The mom was ashamed that they had even gone there in the first place. Interesting thing is that this is the second time in a couple months where I was getting a little burnt out and was given the nudge to keep up the work.
Thanks for all your encouragement for folks to come out and pray.
The following was taken from the newsletter of the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia. If you live in the Southeast Pennsylvania area, please consider being a prayer warrior in front of one of these abortion facilities in center city or pray and give witness at one closer to your home.
Greater Philadelphia has moved into the yellow phase of reopening Pennsylvania. It is time to get back out and serve. Public Transit challenges? Yes, Covid-19 is still around, but we can stop the risk of spread with properly use of gloves, masks, disinfectant and space. Women especially are needed back in front of the abortion centers to pray and reach out. Please contact Tom Stevens at 215-885-8150 ext. 503 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more and volunteer or complete the form at prolifeunion.org/volunteer .
Sidewalk Servants are men and women of any age who volunteer one hour a month (or more) to pray and offer resources to anyone entering or leaving an abortion clinic. It is through love and prayer that hearts can be transformed and lives can be saved.
We still need help this week to cover the hours below; please let us know if you are able to cover any of these times. You can make a difference!
Also, please let us know which days/times you can cover for next week (May 25-May 30).
We ask that you: 1. Sign up to go one or max. two at a time 2. Wear masks 3. Have a sign that says : LOVE, Financial and Emotional HELP: Call: 610-626-4006 or Text: 484-451-8104 And/Or abortionpillreversal.com – it’s not too late to change your mind 4. Ask the girls to take a pic of the sign – can always share on Facebook if they don’t want the help themselves… 5. Share the sidewalkservantsphilly.com website