Hello my faithful prayer warriors,
I have some exciting news - we were able to find a place nearby Planned Parenthood to store our signs we use for 40 Days for Life - only these can be stored here year round! Pastor Scott Brummer was gracious to set up a heavy-duty rain-proof container for the signs, with a lock on it. The location is the little brown apartment house beside La Tarasca - just a few homes down the street from Possibilities Women's Center. The signs are on the porch, on the side of the house closest to La Tarasca. Pictures below might help!
The lock combination is counting backwards - 9 8 7 6
You know what this means?! We can take a stand in defense of vulnerable mothers and their unborn children throughout the year - not just during 40 Days. Stop in before or after work, or as often as you are "in town". Grab a sign, pray at PP and then return the sign to the box. It's that simple!
I know you all have very busy lives - but we make time for what is important. Let's not overlook the plight of young mothers, babies and those hurting from abortion throughout the year. As the church we are called to stand in the gap for the sake of the voiceless and vulnerable (Prov. 24:11-12; 31:8) we must stand in their defense against the forces of darkness and evil in a lawful, peaceful, quiet and compassionate way. It's not comfortable - but God promises to give the strength and courage to do what He commands and it is a joyful experience when He works in and through us despite our fears and shortcomings. As Albert Einstein says, "The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it." Let's be people who do something about it!
Abortion rates have been seen to drop up to 30% when people stand in peaceful witness outside abortion facilities. Keep in mind every day PP in Centralia is open - 4 chemical abortion appointments occur, and referrals for later-term abortions are given. If possible, make it a habit to stop in on Mon, Wed, or Friday as often and long as you can!