For You have worked wonders, Plans formed long ago, with perfect faithfulness.” Isaiah 25:1
With the bad news of last week, the Respect for Right of Conscience
Bill getting voted down, it’s all the more important to remember these words
from the Bible and give thanks to God for all the wonderful works He has done.
The fact that we have computers to read this on, eyes to see it, minds to
understand it, and voices to share it are just a few of these “wonders” in our
lives. And we have wonderful people like you with whom to share this cause!
Yes, that vote was a blow, but God has formed plans long ago with “perfect
faithfulness.” Our lives and futures are in His very capable hands. So as we
journey through this Lent with our eyes on Jesus’ triumph over death, take time
to exalt and praise God’s name. We are blessed because we still live to fight
another day for the ultimate triumph over death in our land!
Opportunities to be God’s hands and feet for that triumph:
1. Lobby Day in Springfield, March 8 – Visit
your state Congressmen in person and make an impact! You will be provided with
all the background to speak with authority on the issues. See below for
2. 40 Days for Life continues! 182 babies saved so
far!! - Downers Grove is hosting a 12 hour daily vigil from 6:00 am – 6:00
pm. You can sign up for an hour athttp://40daysforlife.com/downersgrove/ .
There is also a Chicago location. If you can’t make it out to a vigil, commit
to praying for an hour from where ever you are at a time when abortions are
3. Friday, March 23 at Noon - Stand Up
for Religious Freedom Rally in defense of religious freedom
against the Obama administration's HHS Mandate. Federal Plaza, 50 W. Adams
Street. For more info. go to: http://standupforreligiousfreedom.com
4. Call your US Representative and ask them to
support a Right of Conscience Bill. You can find your representative’s contact
information at www.ilga.gov Or call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at (202)224-3121. You can also fill in an email form to send a message to your Congressperson at www.nchla.org.
Update on a Save from Last Year:
- Do you remember Luci and Joe? Luci is a breast cancer survivor and had been counseled by her doctor to abort. We were able to help them choose LIFE instead in December of 2010. Luci gave birth to baby Angelica last July. Unfortunately, the cancer has returned.
Luci recently underwent a mastectomy and is currently being treated with chemotherapy. Please keep this family in your prayers.
News from the last two Thursdays’ Forest View vigils:
** On Thursday, February 23, we estimate EIGHT women made the “choice” to kill the unborn child in their womb.
** One of the women was there with her husband Dreco. He explained that they “needed to abort” because his wife suffered 3 years of post-partum depression after their second child
was born. He would not listen to any information about the severe depression
she will now endure for a lifetime. Please pray for this family to seek
** We believe there may have been a save that day. A beautiful African American woman was leaving before the doctor arrived. I approached her car and gave her information about
the Women’s Center. She smiled and thanked me, but then the man in the car
behind her (her boyfriend or husband) began to honk to get her to stop talking
to me. Pray that she will not return to this killing center.
** On Thursday, March 1, we estimate TEN innocents were killed at the hands of a “doctor.”
** Again we are hopeful that a young couple chose LIFE. This couple was in their early 20’s. They did not want to talk but left at 8:00 am, long before the doctor showed up at 10:00.
**As the weather warms up, people are always more willing to speak to us. We need all the prayer warriors we can get to help us speak words of Life through the power of the
Holy Spirit. If you’ve been looking for a personal invitation to come out
to the clinic, this is it! Please come out to Forest View (2750 S. River Rd.,
Des Plaines) or another vigil this Thursday anytime from 7:00 am – 1:00 pm and
witness firsthand what it’s like to “stand in the gap” between life and death.
It’s a very peaceful and rewarding way to spend an hour! We do not “protest.”
We simply pray and offer help. Won’t you join us?
News about your spiritually adopted baby:
** At 14 weeks, what a little cutie your spiritually adopted baby is! His precious little body is sprouting lanugo, fine hairs that grow over almost the entire body. Baby is about 4 ½ inches long and weighs a little over 3 ounces. His face is perfectly formed now as the eyes move closer together and ears move into position. Pray this week that the people who
perform ultrasounds at abortion clinics will see this beautiful face and have a
profound conversion of heart. To spiritually adopt a baby, pick up a prayer card in the vigil kit or go online at www.spiritualadoption.org.