My dear brothers and sisters,
The Church Coordinator for the Diocese of St. Augustine, Trudy, has asked me and Dunn to form a team that will commit to standing up for LIFE and participate in our local community. I know Danny Schell has been helping organize this too. They are tapping on CFC Family Ministry because they know that we are pro-GOD, pro-FAMILY, pro-POOR and pro-LIFE which is humbling that our name alone is a testimony of our love for God. But when we can live up to our name, that’s when we start to truly make a difference.
There are approximately 3,700 babies getting aborted every day in the U.S. alone (http://www.abortionno.org/Resources/fastfacts.html). I don’t believe the parents will let these children get killed if they know that Jesus is real and that Jesus is LIFE. Our work of evangelization is clearly more urgent out there in the sidewalk. It’s amazing and wonderful that we worship God in our churches. Let’s continue to do that but even more so let’s go out and tell the world of HIS love.
I thank those who have been involved in the past 40 Days for Life prayer rallies. We now have a family for LIFE that prays in front of Planned Parenthood every Friday and Saturday from 6:30am to 9:30am. You don’t have to be out there the whole time. It’s great if you can but at least stop by and say a prayer. Join us brothers and sisters. Don’t look at your service as a burden but rather as an opportunity to express your love to Our Heavenly Father.
I am very grateful to all of you who responded to the call of defending life at all stages. I just want to share one of the many inspiring stories with you…
Paula in Abilene, Texas reported a life saved. Her 40 Days for Life team feels blessed after a young woman went into Planned Parenthood with the intention of having an abortion. “She soon came out and told one of our volunteers with tears in her eyes, that after seeing all of us out there praying and sacrificing, she had changed her mind and decided to keep her baby,” said Paula. “We are all so very excited and thankful to God.”
Day 13 – lives saved from abortion has already climbed to 92!!!
To quote the National Director of 40 Days for Life, David Bereit, “These victories belong to God, but YOU share in all of them due to your prayers and faithful efforts.”
Thank you Auntie Aida, Auntie Ruth, Auntie Ellen, Auntie Grace and Uncle Phil, JR, Jon for joining us this past weekend especially during the midnight hours! And to all who came at different times, praise God!
As an extra Lenten offering, let’s give up an hour or two of our time this week and do something extraordinary.
My Dearest Co-Workers
I would like to share with you this inspired campaign 3-6-9 (Divine Mercy, Angelus, Rosary) being launched in Southern California through the efforts and inspiration of our SFC brethren. The Spirit is moving powerfully and a deep call to prayer is being sounded, 3-6-9(Divine Mercy, Angelus, Rosary) is a good place for all to start.
I strongly urge you to please consider adopting this campaign in your respective areas.
Please keep our upcoming November elections in your prayers; we have very serious Family and Life initiatives that are on the ballots.
May Our Lady of Guadalupe continue to pray for us and with us as we continue to journey to her Son.
Love and Prayers,
Live Simply, Love Generously, Care Deeply, Speak Kindly. Leave the rest to God.
A call was sounded and an amazing loving response overwhelmed major thoroughfare in Jacksonville, which is only one among the hundreds of cities nationwide who participated in the 21st Annual Life Chain held on October 5, 2008. Our heartfelt gratitude goes to all who showed their support and visibly made a difference in advancing the Gospel of Life. Thank you CFC, SFC, HOLD, CFC-Youth and KFC for taking the courage to stand up for our Faith and for truly witnessing God’s love to those who absolutely needed to see hope especially during that critical hour. Through the grace of God, everyone who took part enjoyed a wonderful cloudy weather and a numerous thumbs up from tons of onlookers.
It’s disturbing to be living in this world where people don’t respect the gift of life more so the Giver Himself. Our prayerful and loving witness is needed now more than ever. We ask you to continue to join us in the 40 days for Life campaign. There is a round-the-clock prayer vigil outside All Women’s Health Center on University Blvd to send a powerful message to the community about the tragic reality of abortion. This 40-day constant vigil started on September 24 and will end on November 2. After SFC’s initial 3-hour involvement last September 27, more members are committing to be more visible testimonies of love. SFC’s next schedule is on October 11 from 6-7pm. May we ask our brothers and sisters from CFC, HOLD, CFC-Youth to do the same? At least 2 people during an hour are all it takes. Sign up as family or a household anytime between now and November 2.
To learn more, sign up for specific vigil hours, or let us know you feel called to serve God in this effort, please contact:
40 Days for Life Team Leader:
For CFC-SFC group sign-up, please contact:
May God bless you!
With a strong pro-life stance, CFC-SFC collaborates with the Diocese of St. Augustine and the Jacksonville community to join the 40 days for Life Campaign. The mission of the campaign is to bring together the body of Christ in a spirit of unity during a focused 40-day campaign of prayer, fasting, and peaceful activism, with the purpose of repentance to seek God’s favor to turn hearts and minds from a culture of death to a culture of life, thus bringing an end to abortion in America.