Courage and Service Needed in the Battle for Life
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. – Ephesians 6:12 & 13
We recently celebrated Memorial Day, honoring the hundreds of thousands of military men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country. People who serve on the front lines know the courage it takes to engage in battle.
Even amid this fight against COVID-19, we witness healthcare workers, grocery store clerks, scientists, and others courageously serving the rest of us – some have died in that service.
Whether it’s a war against another country or a life-threatening disease, courage is required.
Bravery in the Battle for Life
Bravery is also required to fight the battle for life. True Care and pregnancy centers throughout the world march to the front lines, meeting women vulnerable for abortion and helping them find the courage, hope, and empowerment to continue their pregnancies.
This life-and-death war raging around us needs more soldiers; pregnancy centers cannot stand on the front lines alone. As True Care’s 15th annual Heroes Walk for Life approaches (June 6), we ask you to support us as a sponsored walker. Heroes are courageous. Heroes are respected. Heroes are necessary. Will you be a hero for life?
Two Patient Stories
Kayla came to True Care ten years ago. She was seriously considering abortion; it would have been her third one. After a pregnancy test and ultrasound confirmation, she left our Center to return home in another state. She had the picture of her unborn with her and a copy of Her Choice to Heal, an abortion recovery book given to her by her advocate. That night in a motel room, Kayla opened the book and began to read. A Bible was in the room’s dresser draw. She pulled it out and began reading the Scriptures cited in Her Choice to Heal. She fell to her knees and asked God for forgiveness. Today Kayla is mother to a beautiful 9-year-old girl, married, and a faithful disciple of Christ.
Recently, 35-year-old Nadia visited us; she was undecided as to the outcome of her pregnancy. She had lost her job due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and she was in a relationship she termed “unstable.” Her pregnancy test positive, she was given an ultrasound. Nadia watched the scan and listened as the Nurse explained they were seeing a heartbeat at nearly six weeks along. Afterwards, Nadia learned about resources in the community that could help her and about abortion procedures. The Nurse also gave a Gospel presentation. Before leaving, Nadia told our Nurse she would continue her pregnancy and either parent or make an adoption plan. She affirmed this decision again the following week when the Nurse contacted Nadia for a follow-up appointment. Our patient told the Nurse she had made an appointment with a local OBGYN and that she was attending a local church with a family member.
If True Care were not here, chances are both Kayla and Nadia would have aborted their babies and neither of them would have sought a relationship with God.
Be a Hero for Life!
Will you display courage and join us on the front lines as a Hero for Life? If you haven’t already done so, please register for our upcoming Heroes Walk for Life here: https://truecaregiving.net/page/19-walk. Then gather sponsors; no worries about collecting money as we will bill them. Then simply WALK.
You can do so anytime between now and June 6. Or you can come to the North Casper Athletic Complex, located on East K Street across from the Boys & Girls Club, on June 6. Although we can’t gather in a large group, you can turn in your pledge sheet at the picnic shelter (True Care staff will be there) and walk along the North Platte River. Soak in God’s love and His majestic creation. As you do, remember that old Sunday School song, “I’m in the Lord’s Army!” Maybe even sing it aloud as you walk!
Celebrate the victories already experienced, as seen in Kayla and Nadia, and the future ones that we will be part of together as we battle for the lives of women and their unborn!
See, I have set before you today life and goodness, as well as death and disaster. I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you today that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing. Therefore choose life, so that you and your descendants may live. - Deuteronomy 30: 15 & 19