We often focus on the mothers we help and the babies saved during our time on the sidewalk and we forget to share beautiful stories that happen when we get to know the workers too.  In fact, we have helped over 30 workers through the years.

Yes, this picture of our youngest daughter walking with a facility security guard in 2014/2015 tells it all.  We were able to encourage her to leave and find different employment.  She actually purchased our daughter her very first pair of shoes.

Prior to her leaving we had many conversations.  She would often tell us that we were making a major impact on the mothers going into the facility.  She would even distribute resource information to mothers.  Through this outreach she was instrumental in encouraging nearly 15 mothers to choose life that year.  This all happened because someone took the time to care, and strike up a conversation, and through that conversation provide her the hope necessary to make a life giving decision to find different employment.

This 40 Days of Prayer, Fasting, and Peaceful Vigil; This 40 Days of Love and Mercy, is for EVERYONE.  The mothers, The fathers, The Worker, and the parents that have lost a child to abortion.

In order to reach more mothers, fathers, and workers over this 40 Day period from September 28th to November 6th, we need you to pray in front of the American Family Planning abortion facility at 6115 Village Oaks Drive.  Sign Up HERE for your time to pray:

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At last night’s 40 Days for Life kick-off in Pensacola, the Pensacola community was blessed to meet a very special guest, baby Zyliee!  40 Days for Life participants met her mother on day 34 of last spring’s 40 Days for Life campaign in Pensacola.  Today we witness the gift of life, because someone took the time to care.

Please watch this beautiful testimony to the power of prayer, fasting, and sidewalk advocacy.  It is our hope that this story motivates you to become part of our local campaign this fall!

40 Days for Life begins this Wednesday, September 28th.  Are YOU willing to take the time to pray?  If YOU are, expect to witness miracles like baby Zyliee!

Sign up for your hours to pray HERE:  https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/pensacola/calendar/

At Tonight’s 40 Days for Life Kick-off we have a very special announcement to make. You will not want to miss this!

40 Days for Life Pensacola – United in Prayer tonight. See you at 6:30 PM.

Invite others to join you!

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40 Days For Life Pensacola

  “United in Prayer”

Join us as we kick-off the fall 2016

40 DAYS FOR LIFE campaign

In Pensacola

Saturday, September 24th @ 6:30 PM

Providence Church at Trinitas School

3301 East Johnson Ave, Pensacola

Come celebrate with us and hear powerful stories from local pro-life leaders about the impact of 40 Days for Life locally and around the world.

Learn how you can be part of these united efforts this fall as we call on God through prayer, fasting, and peaceful vigil to bring hope, healing, love, and mercy in front our Pensacola’s last remaining abortion facility!

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Over 50 people witnessed the power of love in action at Saturday’s baby shower. Our mother, who we met last March during the spring 40 Days for Life campaign in Pensacola, was overcome with tears of joy when she arrived at her baby shower. She was in astounded by the outpouring of love. Her mother thanked us saying that, “Our family is very grateful for your ministry. None of you had to be there that day. You could have chosen to do something else, but you decided to do something for someone else. You chose to be there. Because you were there in love, your loving presence changed hearts and minds and our family is forever thankful.” It doesn’t get any better than this. We thank God for our courageous mother and for the 40 Days for Life participants and Sidewalk Advocates that “chose” to be there that Friday morning. We can’t wait to see our beautiful mother holding her precious baby girl. #LOVEWINSONTHESIDEWALK #40DAYSFORLIFE #PRAYERFASTINGPEACEFULVIGIL

In exactly one month from today, Pensacola will be UNITED with hundreds of cities around the world as we pray, fast, and peacefully vigil on the sidewalk, bringing a message of hope, mercy and LOVE. Will you take one hour a week, to stand in prayer in front of the American Family Planning abortion facility in Pensacola? We need volunteers to stand in front of the facility so we can cover TWELVE hours per day for FORTY consecutive days from September 28th to November 6th from 6 AM to 6 PM. As you can see, lives are saved when we pray on the sidewalk, will you choose to accept the invitation? Schedule YOUR time today through our online vigil scheduler.
Vigil Scheduler – https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/pensacola/calendar/

This Saturday we will shower a mother and her baby girl with love as we celebrate with her the gift of life. This mother and her baby girl are a gift to us all. Last spring, on March 12th, as we prayed during the Days for Life vigil, we met our mother and have been able to assist her along the way. We hope and pray you will join us from 1 to 3 PM this Saturday. Below is the story of the encounter we had with our mother. Love wins!
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Prayer with a mother
When people learn about the peaceful prayerful approach of 40 Days for Life, some may wonder how can it work. How can forty days of fasting, and standing in front of an abortion facility praying save lives? Yesterday, Jesus ever affirmed for us that IT DOES! As we stood in prayer some noticed a young mother walk out of the clinic and approach a pastor praying on the side of the street. As she approached he called to her. She spoke with him and he soon called over one of the sidewalk advocates. One of our sidewalk advocates approached and she said, “My mother doesn’t want me to do to do this and my boyfriend is forcing me to do this. I don’t want to do this. I’m not from this area and I’m so afraid.” The advocate told her that no one can force her to do anything. She was safe now and that we can help her with her needs. Then she walked with the advocate to a group of women praying. She cried, we all cried, and prayed together, asking the Lord for His protection, guidance of the Holy Spirit, and promising to help her every step of the way, including holding a baby shower for her. She told us that her baby is ten weeks old, and then one of the children praying with us offered her a precious feet pin with the 10 week baby feet image. She gladly held the pin and touched the size of her precious babies feet. As we continued to talk to her about all the local assistance that she has available to her, one of the clinic guards approached the mother. He told her that if she has changed her mind she needs to go back in the clinic to get her money back now. We all told her not to go back in, and that we would refund her the $450 from our own wallets. What is a life worth? INVALUABLE! Knowing from talking to other women that have changed their mind that the clinic employees try to convince women into having the abortion and make them wait for hours until all their other abortions are finished before giving them back their money, we know she could not go back into that building again. She certainly did not want to go inside and so we advised her to return home, and we would get her the money she lost as we have with other mothers. Immediately a collection began and we will refund her money to her on Monday. Just two hours later sidewalk advocates had this mom set up for an appointment with a local pro-life Ob/Gyn and with a local pregnancy resource center. She is also receiving assistance from a local staffer to assist her in getting a solid job as she has just moved to the area.

Planning Meeting team

We need your help! We will be planning for the following this Saturday, July 9th from 8:30 to 10 AM at St. Rose of Lima in Milton at 6451 Park Avenue, St. Rose Room.
> Emerald Coast Coast Walk for Life
> Fall 40 Days for Life
Invite others to join you as we plan these great community events.

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Become part of the movement in Pensacola that is saving lives on the sidewalk through a loving, informative approach. Through these techniques more women are finding abortion unnecessary and unthinkable. We have our next training sidewalk session in Gulf Breeze on Saturday, June 18th. Message us if you would like to go through this training. Invite others to join you.

We had a confirmed turn a round on Friday. One of our advocates approached a clinic client to alert her that the hood of her car was loose. After she shut her hood and began to step into her car she said, “You won.” He asked, “What did I win?” She followed with, “I am keeping my baby.” Praise God, God wins through through the kindness and love shown by an advocate on the sidewalk!

This is the 13th mother we have helped over the past few months!

June 2016 Training

The Emerald Coast Coalition for Life would like to invite all members of the pro-life community to a planning meeting on Saturday, June 4th at 8:30 AM at St. Rose of Lima, 6451 Park Ave, in Milton. At this meeting we will make arrangements for the January 2017 Emerald Coast Walk for Life, the fall 2016 40 Days for Life Campaign, and our ongoing sidewalk ministry through Sidewalk Advocates for Life. This is an exciting time to be part of the pro-life movement in Pensacola. Together we can grow a culture of life.

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