You are invited to our 40 Days for Life closing celebration baby shower!

Celebrate with a mother and soon to be born her baby boy!

During the fall 2016 40 Days for Life campaign our mother made the courageous decision to choose LIFE!

 

Who can resist these faces?  Two mothers couldn’t this past Friday.  They ended up leaving the abortion facility speaking to us as they left.  They were inspired to choose life!

Our peaceful, prayerful presence really matters, especially when our youth come out to pray.

May we continue to shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death, and guide our feet into the way of PEACE.  Luke 1:79

Let us give thanks to Our Heavenly Father in all things.

40 Days for Life continues for another 22 days.  Your peaceful presence is needed now more than ever!

Sign up for your time to pray through this link: https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/pensacola/calendar/

 

Here is an account from one of our vigil participants who witnessed the FIRST known turn-a-round of the spring 40 Days for Life campaign in Pensacola.

A pregnant mother and her husband drove into the parking lot of the abortion site.  The couple had their young daughter with them. They sat in their car in the parking lot agonizing over the decision to abort their unborn child for about an hour.  As they sat in their car we prayed the rosary, the divine mercy chaplet, recited the stations of the cross and offered other prayers of petition.

They did not know what we were doing, but they knew we were there for them and their unborn child.

Fortunately, THEY CHOSE LIFE. As they left the parking lot they stopped to thank us for being there.

They mentioned they had a change of heart.

They specifically said, “We just didn’t know what we would tell the baby’s older sister had we done this (had the abortion).”

Thank you to the 40 Days for Life vigil participants that were there that day.  Your prayers helped this family choose life.  Praise the LORD!

Schedule YOUR time to pray today!  YOUR peaceful, prayerful presence DOES matter.  Click on the picture below.

That’s exactly the role we are called to play when we stand in prayer in front local abortion facilities, we are compassionate hearts of mercy called to shower God’s Merciful Love to all mothers, fathers, workers, and everyone we encounter from the sidewalk.

The other day, as our family read our daily Lenten reflection from the book, 33 Days to Merciful Love, this was core message we received as we read this below passage.

One of the effects of Merciful Love is that it make our hearts more compassionate.  That means we’ll be moved to pray for the conversion of hardened sinners – the very same ones who rejected the graces of mercy that we’ll be receiving.  And so, through our prayers and deeds of mercy that are the fruit of our Offering, they’ll get a second chance to receive God’s mercy.  – Fr. Michael Gaitley, 33 Days to Merciful Love

Sign up today to take time to pray and bring the Merciful Love of God to all who need it, in front of the American Family Planning abortion facility at 6115 Village Oaks Drive in Pensacola.  https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/pensacola/calendar/

BTW, we definitely needs hours covered, this Monday, March 13th.  Can you take just ONE hour, from 6 AM to 6 PM?

 

 

This week we received some positive news from the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA).  The number of abortions continue to decline.  They are NOW at the lowest point since 1975 when 1050 abortions were reported in Escambia County, Florida.   Abortions are now down to an all time low in 41 years!  In 2016 the number of reported abortions totaled 1415.  Since 40 Days for Life began in Pensacola there has been a 47% drop in the number of abortions in Escambia County, Florida!

What does this all mean?  It means we are winning!  It means our time on the sidewalk in prayer and our mother centered efforts are working!  It means our collaboration with local pregnancy resource centers and other groups is making a BIG impact!

Our efforts, through God’s grace are not in vain.  God is healing our land one life at a time.  He is hearing our prayers and answering them!

It also means WE have a lot of work to do!  It means WE need to LOVE our mothers more!  Provide them MORE HOPE!  It means WE have to do GREATER outreach to them!  WE must continue to reach out to our precious mothers in our community, so that they will never feel the need to abort their child.  WE must help make abortion unnecessary and unthinkable to any woman in our area.  Someday soon, in God’s time, these reported numbers will be zero!

This news could not have come at a better time with the 40 days for Life campaign just getting started.  We are ONLY on day 5.  There is still plenty of time to commit to prayer in front of the abortion facility in Pensacola (6115 Village Oaks Drive).

Take a moment to sign up for your time to pray.  Women are depending upon YOU!

40 Days for Life Vigil Scheduler Link:  https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/pensacola/calendar/

If you would like to give a donation to our organization, the Emerald Coast Coalition for Life, to help financially support and strengthen our local pro-life efforts please go to the following link to make an online donation today or you may send a check to the following address.

Emerald Coast Coalition for Life
PO Box 543
Bagdad, FL 32530

The Emerald Coast Coalition For Life obtained 501(c)3 status from the IRS in August of 2013.

All contributions are tax-deductible.

On a cold morning in Pensacola, two sidewalk advocates spoke with a woman who conceived a child from rape.  She was hurting and felt that abortion was her only solution to the recent trauma she had experienced.  The counselors lovingly offered her words of encouragement and assistance.  They prayed with her, and everyone began to cry, as they poured their hearts out to our heavenly father.  She still felt abortion was the only option and entered the facility.  The sidewalk advocates and other 40 Days for Life vigil participants remained hopeful and continued to pray, trusting in God that He will take care of her.

About an hour had passed by, and she came back out to tell the vigil participants that the doctor could not “Find her vein.”  Because of this, “She was not going to have the abortion.” She took this as a “Sign from God that He does not want her to do this.”

The sidewalk advocates and vigil participants showered her with hugs and prayers.  They exchanged numbers so we can keep in contact with her and make sure she has everything she needs, including a baby shower.

During a moment like this, I recall the words from Isaiah 58:9,Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer; you shall cry, and he will say, Here I am.”  

Our God is here with us, saving his children, mother and child, saving us all, from the bondage of sin.  Thank you God for hearing our prayers!  We place our trust in YOU, O Lord!

Oh by the way, this is the first of TWO turn-a-rounds on the first Friday of the spring 2017 40 Days for Life campaign.  One of our sidewalk advocates approached a car as a couple was leaving the abortion facility.  The man driving the car, eagerly responded to the sidewalk advocates smile and universal “roll down the window” sign, with a smile of his own.  He took a copy of our woman centered “There is Hope” brochure.  The sidewalk advocate quickly asked, “Are you keeping your baby?”  He answered with a smile, “Yes, we are.”  Praise the Lord!

We are off to an amazing start to this spring’s 40 Days for Life campaign.  What if NO ONE had been there to speak with and pray for these two mothers?  The results may have been completely the opposite.

Sign up today, to keep the vigil going from 6 AM to 6 PM every day during the 40 Days for life campaign.  Choose your hours today on our vigil calendar, right here.

https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/pensacola/calendar/

As we approach the beginning of another 40 Days for Life campaign in Pensacola, we are reminded of the beautiful life saving miracles we are blessed to witness during each 40 Days for Life campaign.  We would not know about these little miracles if it were not for the sacrifice of people just like YOU willing to lovingly embrace a mother on the sidewalk, offer a word of encouragement to the abortion facility worker, or offer words of comfort to a parent that has lost a child to abortion.  Without YOUR sacrifice, we would fall short of our goal, to cover the ground in front of the abortion facility in Pensacola at 6115 Village Oaks Drive, with 12 consecutive hours of prayer each day from 6 AM to 6 PM.

Sign Up for Your Hour or more to pray HERE:  https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/pensacola/calendar/

Daily 40 Days for Life Devotional

Carmen Pate, Alliance Ministries

Intention: For God’s blessing upon the coming 40 Days for Life campaign.

Scripture: If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and forgive their sin and heal their land. — 2 Chronicles 7:14

Reflection: Not unlike God’s chosen people of Israel, we must humble ourselves, pray, seek His face, and turn from our wicked ways, if we expect God to hear from heaven, forgive our sin, and heal our land. The need for repentance has not been greater since the Supreme Court decision of Roe v. Wade in 1973. The number one cause of death in America is the needless sacrifice of our children at the altar of convenience called abortion. Conservative estimates put the number of deaths at nearly 48 million. And lest we think this is an issue outside the church walls, 43 percent of women obtaining abortions identify themselves as Protestant, and 27 percent identify themselves as Catholic. One in four women has at least one abortion by the age of 45 – both non-Christian and Christian alike. Where was the voice of Truth – the church?

Mary Comm of In Our Midst Ministries, Inc. sums up the issue best as she writes, “We (the church) have been an unintentional accomplice to the millions of lives lost and to the multiplied millions of lives devastated by abortion. We didn’t want them to abort. We didn’t mean for them to abort. But, because of our lack of knowledge, because of our fear, we have continued to stand by and do nothing. “We, God’s hands and feet in this dark and hurting world, have been unintentional, un-knowledgeable accomplice, but an accomplice nonetheless.” May today mark the beginning of change within the church, as God’s people, in unity, seek His forgiveness. Prayer: Heavenly Father, we have turned our backs on you and your principles in your Word. We have allowed man to usurp Your role as God over life and the number of our days. But we come to you in brokenness and repentance over our sin. We cry out for Your mercy and ask you to remove the scourge of abortion from our land. Use us as your vessels, Lord, to bring the light of Your Truth to our nation once again. Because of Christ we pray, amen.

This Wednesday, March 1, we begin the 40 Days for Life Campaign in Pensacola!  In order to make this a successful campaign we need YOU!

We need you to volunteer as many hours as you can to peacefully pray in front of the American Family Planning abortion facility, 6115 Village Oaks Drive, in Pensacola.  We need YOU to help us keep a constant 12 hour vigil from 6 AM to 6 PM from March 1 to April 9.  Sign up today on our vigil calendar using the following link.  Share this with others and ask them to join YOU!

https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/pensacola/calendar/

Also, THIS Thursday, we will hold a candlelight prayer vigil in front of the American Family Planning abortion facility, 6115 Village Oaks Drive, in Pensacola at 7 PM.  See the Facebook invite link below.  Invite others to join you.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1352491804814620/

Here is a link to the 40 Days for Life that can assist with directions to the Vigil location.  https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/pensacola/

Here are the rules EVERYONE must follow to be considered part of 40 Days for Life.  If these rules of conduct are not followed then one is NOT part of 40 Days for Life.

Statement of Peace

I, ____________________________________________, testify to the following:

Print Name

  • I will only pursue peaceful solutions to the violence of abortion when volunteering with the 40 Days for Life campaign
  • I will show compassion and reflect Christ’s love to all American Family Planning abortion employees, volunteers, and customers
  • I understand that acting in a violent or harmful manner immediately and completely disassociates me from the 40 Days for Life campaign
  • I am in no way associated with Planned Parenthood, its affiliates or any abortion provider

While standing in the public right-of-way in front of (abortion facility or Planned Parenthood location):

  • I will not obstruct the driveways or sidewalk while standing in the public right of way
  • I will not litter on the public right-of-way
  • I will closely attend to any children I bring to the prayer vigil
  • I will not threaten, physically contact, or verbally abuse American Family Planning abortion facility or Planned Parenthood) employees, volunteers or customers
  • I will not damage private property
  • I will cooperate with local authorities

 

Publicize 40 Days for Life at your church or place of business, by picking up a promotional poster (as seen below) and packet at Ruth’s Uniform, 2009 E Olive Rd in Pensacola.  Ruth’s Uniform is open 10 AM to 6 PM Monday through Friday and 10 AM to 4 PM on Saturdays.  These professionally produced materials will bolster awareness of the 40 Days for Life spring campaign beginning 1 week from today (March 1 through April 9).