Smiles and encouraging nods
Some yelling "That's Crap" "THAT IS A LIE" "You are being inappropriate"
One very irate women saying "What are you trying to do.. bring back back alley abortions, putting women in slavery! THIS IS a LIE, stop spreading it! I will pray for God to forgive you for doing this"
One gentlemen asking, "You just want to keep women bare foot and pregnant and in the kitchen?"
Some saying, "Thank you for coming out and doing this" "Is it true? I will have to check in to that"
Many people saying "Really!? I had no idea!"
One young lady "You guys are awesome, thank you so much." and like the Lord had his hand on her and knew just what we needed she offered us bottled water. (Lord bless that girl! She really encouraged and touched us)
One comment from a guy "Would serve them right" as if to say women who have had an abortion deserve to get breast cancer??
Abortion Is A Cause Of Breast Cancer!! Why are Women Not Being Told? www.abortionbreastcancer.com
Some of you may remember the post I did awhile back titled Race for the Cure foundation linked with the #1 Abortion Provider in America . I had nooooo clue at that time God was leading me in a direction to actually be out spoken publicly about the Abortion Breast Cancer Link. He has a way of just bring these things about, a plan that fits things together perfectly. When I received an e-mail from one of the Ladies I did Silent No More with, asking if I wanted to help on a project she was thinking of doing I jumped on it.
After MUCH prayer and fellowship and pricing how much a banner would cost to make we decided to make one ourselves instead of pay almost $80 to have one made. Didn't turn out too bad and I think it was effective. And to give my husband credit he did help paint it. (THANK YOU JOSH!) So what was our intention of going to the Race For The Cure Saint Louis, witch by the way almost 62,0000 people attended? Just to get information out about this link between abortion and breast cancer. That was all. Both Kim and I are at risk because we both have had abortions, like she said, she feels she could very well be one of those women next year fighting. We just held the sign and smiled and waved at ppl. We took special care and were sensitive to not be around where the procession of survivors were going to be, because really they are victims. We didn't shout or become violent. Many police passed us by and no one official ever asked us to leave. I found my self praying and asking the Lord to just give me his Strength and Peace. Being in a sea of people who potentialy could be offended by us can be some what nerve wracking. Like I said it was about a 50/50 reaction, much better then we thought. We were prepared for the worst. I will have to post some other pics from down town that I got to take from the event. It really was interesting and BIG! And a very beautiful day God gave us all with warm sunny weather. I can not calculate how many people ran and walked passed us and saw our sign but I pray that God put those in front of us who needed this info and that he would touch hearts and minds and open eyes.
After the Race my friend wanted to see if her Catholic Church Group was still at Planned Parenthood. They had a planned prayer walk from the Basilica to PP for that morning. Now you have to know this is not something I do, I am not a militant pro-life person (as are the vast majority of ppl who are) but if you just go ONCE and talk to the ppl who actually stand in front of the "GATES OF HELL" you will be very surprised how it really is. Very different then how the media portrays these ppl who are committed to stand and pray and give information out and hopefully help women.
My friend's church group had already left but there were a few ppl I did get to meet standing, and I must say I was very blessed for getting to see this side of Pro-Life Work so up close and meet the ppl who do it day in and out. There was a sweeeeeeeeeeeeetttttttttttt old lady with her packet of pamphlets and roses that she would pass out to the cars going threw the gates and another 80yrd black man holding a sign quoting Mother Teresa, he was a very interesting person. There was a married couple, David and Jenni standing there with their RV parked across the street full of baby idem and food and other free things available to help women. I was very awed to hear that they adopted a baby from one of the abortion minded mothers they had met at this clinic. There was another gentlemen just kneeling and praying away from everyone, very touching. Gates of Hell.. In America every 23seconds an abortion is preformed. You won't hear about the Abortion/Breast Cancer link in this clinic.. but interestingly in two states it is now required that the clinics notify their clients of it. Bless you James for coming out here day after day! Jennie and David Of Unborn Protection League. Praying man. America Needs more men such as him. Kim and Me with our sign again.