Save outside PWC on Good Friday

Dr. Monique Ruberu has shared about a baby being saved on Good Friday. She shares from the firsthand account of a new sidewalk servant that participated for the first time.

Christine is one of our newer sidewalk servants… like many of us she doesn’t like being there alone… but look what happens when we overcome our fears…

I was signed for this morning at Appletree but I realized no one was signed up for after 12.  So I decided to stay until I needed to leave to get to church this afternoon.
I have a very hard time approaching women to offer them resources, especially when I am alone.  Much of the time outside of the clinic, I pray.  Frankly, I am afraid.  Today, I asked the Holy Spirit to guide me and help me know what to say.
A car pulled off to the side of Appletree with a mother, a father and a toddler. The mother got out.  She paced the entrance of the clinic a few times.  I decided to approach her.  I said, “Excuse me, Miss. I noticed you have walked back and forth a few times.  Can I offer you some resources? There are people who can help you if you are in a difficult situation.”  She took the bag without saying anything and walked away from myself, the clinic, and her car and headed towards 8th Street. Thinking maybe she was using a Sid entrance to the clinic, I resumed prayer.  To my surprise she crossed 8th street, continuing away from the clinic and her family.
About 10 minutes later she came back and returned to the car.  The father of the baby was standing outside of the car with the other toddler. They were out of earshot but the mother went up to him and showed him one the unfolded Pro-Life pamphlets in our bag, pointing to it, showing him the contents.  They got in their car.
The car didn’t move for about 5 minutes. Maybe they were still weighing their options.  Maybe they were calling one of the numbers in the pamphlet.  I watched and prayed fervently that they would decide to leave.
Finally, they pulled away! I continue to pray for that family that they choose life and are given the resources and support that they need.
When we show up and pray hearts and minds are moved, people leave…
please join us in week 4 of the sidewalk servant rotation…
here are the hours we need to cover :
monday 4/22:
12th and  locust : 9,10,11, 12,1,2,4
tues 4/23:
12th and L: 8,9,10,11,1,2,3,4
777: 11,2
wed 4/24:
12th and l: 10,11,12,1,2,3,4
777: 8,9,10,11,12,2
thurs 4/25:
12th and l: 8,9,11,12,1,2,3,4
777: 8,12,1,2
fri 4/26:
12th and l: 9,10,11,12,1,2,3,4
777: 8,9,10,11,12,1,2
Sat 4/27:
12th and l: 8,9,10,11,12,1,2
777: 11,12,1,2

Be Not Afraid

In a recent email sent out by Monique Ruberu, she shares how a sidewalk servant helped in a recent save.

This work is really hard. There are times that the person who is considering abortion is no more than a child herself.

One of our sidewalk servants was put in contact with a very young girl. She was in a relationship with an older person and conceived a child. Her age makes this a case of rape. When the conversation began, she was unwilling to consider allowing the pregnancy to continue.  Her main concern was that it would prevent her from pursuing a gymnastics career in the future.

The Sidewalk Servant had multiple conversations with this girl, explaining that although she couldn’t guarantee that she would be an Olympic gymnast in the future, it is totally possible for her to have a child and still pursue her dreams.

Despite the many conversations, the sweet young girl decided to go for an abortion today to planned parenthood.  The Sidewalk servant sent her one more message:

“I heard that you are going to get the abortion. I wish you would reconsider, but I understand why you feel that you need to. I am here to talk, I know you must be really scared, but I want to remind you that you are in control of your life, not your boyfriend. Please don’t do this for him”

The girl responded ” I changed my mind. God told me not to do it. I heard him… do you believe me???”

SS: “Really? what did He say? I believe you. God has spoken to me before.”

girl: “He said to be not afraid for I have a plan for you. That’s what I heard”

SS: “That’s right, He has a plan for you because YOU are HIS child.. You have no idea what God has planned for you, but it is bigger than you and me. Where did He talk to you?”

girl: outside of the planned parenthood

SS: were there people outside? Did they help you? They have resources you can use”

girl: ya, but not right outside.  I want to give my life to God like my sister..

My friends. This girl who is so brave, and so willing to listen to the voice of God is just a child herself. If she can be so brave and come to the gates of hell… and because she heard His voice SHE can turn away… shouldn’t we be there… every hour that they are open… all year?

Rejoice.. two of our children have been saved today. This young girl, and her precious child… Thanks be to God for this loving Sidewalk servant.. all names deleted to protect the privacy of the pregnant mom.

please help us cover the next set of hours:

Wed 3/20:

12th and locust: 12

Friday 3/22:

12th and locust: 11,12

777 appletree: 11,12

Tuesday 3/26:

777: 1,2

Tuesday 4/2:

777: 1,2

Wed 4/3:

777: 8,9,10,11,12,1,2,

Visit 40 Days for Life to sign up for your vigil hours.

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Baby Save #3 in Philadelphia

The 40 Days Campaign has saved their third baby during the current campaign outside of the largest non-Planned Parenthood affiliate in Pennsylvania. The following is an email from Dr. Monique Ruberu that was sent to contacts involved with the campaign. Note: there are hours available this coming week that need to be filled with your love and mercy that must be emptied out to every person you will encounter.

From her email:

Holy Martyrs had taken the day… it was a Friday and things seemed quiet.

On the narrow alley that holds the nursery school next door to the abortion center where 6,000 babies lives are ended each year they stood… quietly… prayerfully… lovingly.

They continued to hope that even one of these mothers would have a change of heart.

She walked up to Bob Gilles…. and she said “I never had the procedure, sir… I changed my mind”  He was too shocked to know how to respond… he never thought this would happen on his watch…Thrilled but shocked!

But it can and does happen because when we show up and cover these people and places with love and prayer hearts and minds change.

God bless all of you for helping,

please join us this week:

Monday 3/18:

12th and locust: 2

Wed 3/20:

12th and Locust: 3

Thursday 3/21:

777 appletree: 1,2

Friday 3/22:

777 appletree: 11,12,1,2

Mon 3/25:

12th and locust: 9,10,11,12,1,2,3,4

Sign up at your local campaign site(s) here: 40 Days Sign Up

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A Praise Report

A few weeks ago, Mary Jo was at 777 providing prayer, love, and resources to all those entering the building and passing by.  A woman came up to her and wanted to give her a “Praise Report”. Mary Jo said, “What?” and the woman repeated, “A Praise Report”

The woman then went on to say that her granddaughter became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion because she couldn’t handle it…

She told her granddaughter that “WE don’t do that…” but the granddaughter still wanted to go ahead with the procedure.

She came with her granddaughter and they went upstairs. The granddaughter watched the film and changed her mind. She decided she didn’t want to do it after all.

She said that day there were a lot of ladies out there praying, and they all prayed together.   The Grandmother then went on to say, “I just want you to know that your being here makes a difference, and whenever I’m in town and I see someone here I come over and tell them.”

She also said that the granddaughter is doing fine, she is very excited about the little baby girl who is due in May.

This occurred 3 weeks before our current vigil started during the sidewalk servants outreach that occurs between the 40 days.

Please remember the wise and beautiful words of this Grandmother. Our presence does matter. Our prayers do make a difference, and most of all our LOVE can change hearts and minds.

Please help us continue to save lives by covering these hours

if you meet a turn away out there always try and get their info so we can support them with a baby shower and we can walk with them if they desire.

Help fill these hours:

Friday 3/15:

12th and locust:4

Monday 3/18:

12th and locust: 2,3

Tuesday 3/19:

12th and locust:9,11,12,1,2,3,4

777 appletree: 12,1,2 (1st timer has signed up need prayer partner for these 3 hours)

Wed 3/20:

12th and locust: 2,3,4

777 appletree: 12

Thursday 3/21:

777 appletree: 12,1,2

Friday 3/22:

777 appletree: 8,9,10,11,12,1,2

Visit here: 40 Days Sign Up

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