Granite City , IL Report     

3/26/2011- DAY 18
            What a day! Spring called in sick, so ole’ man winter arrived with a snowstorm just in time for our big speaking engagement. Half of our ministry was arriving outside the abortion mill in Granite City . We headed out for the long drive to our conference in hopefully the “last hurrah” of winter : ).

            In our 40 Days for Life intention we pray that we may absorb the truth that God is paying attention to us and to each human life, personally, and individually. As each abortion-minded mother approaches the entrance, we prayerfully and softly let her know how precious her life and her unborn baby’s life are to God. They are God’s handiwork made individually and in God’s own image. No two others are alike. They are masterpieces of God’s creation, and they cannot be duplicated or replaced. The human being surpasses the beauty of all other created things.

            At our Life conference we were speaking at, we pointed this same value out to the audience. The pastor who hosted our engagement shared his personal testimony of having been adopted and went on to become a pastor who honors the sanctity of life. In between each speaker this day, the pastor expressed what I called, “Little nuggets of wisdom,” honoring life along his life’s journey. In our speech we pointed that out and how endearing his testimony and faith is, especially today. We then pointed to different individuals in the audience and asked, “Where the world would be without Pastor or Angela had our mothers aborted us? Would we be having this event? Can you imagine there would be no one outside the Granite City abortion mill with the ultrasound van saving babies for the past 18 years? ‘Every baby born is full of endless possibilities,’ is what we try and communicate to the abortion- minded mothers.”

            There is no way to adequately describe how God feels about us as human beings. Perhaps the closest we can come is to contemplate the thoughts of a new mother as she gazes into the face of her newborn baby for the first time. God cares for Life, and as His followers so we too should take the time to consider the life He has created and called upon for us to love and protect. Standing daily as the last lines of defense for little baby boys and baby girls, we are their voice and at least we, the rescuers, bring honor and dignity to their little lives and we let them know that they did not die alone.

            Faithful prayer warrior Stan reported that there were a good group of peaceful, silent, prayer warriors including a local Bound for Life, Maryville MPH, and Sts. Peter & Paul groups reporting for duty. One precious baby was spared this day from abortion.

            “Lord, You are the creator of all things.  Guide my thoughts to consider Your creation in all its majesty, beauty, and holiness. Guide my heart, especially to Your creation of precious human life. Help me to comprehend how essential life is in Your own heart. Teach me to appreciate, love, and protect all human life through Your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.” ~Angela