Monday, August 12, 2013
Ways you can help 1st Way reach out to Mothers and save the unborn
1st Way always needs diapers, especially size 4 and 5, and especially now when we are just about out. When we provide diapers for poor women who have no other means to get them, we're doing something very special. These women become comfortable with 1st Way and get to know us as a safe and welcoming place. If they have another unplanned pregnancy, they are more likely to talk to us about their concerns and we are more likely to be of influence.
Offering diapers does a lot more than help moms with a day-to-day necessity for their babies. Offering diapers is often the beginning of a long-term relationship of our nurturing new mothers and any future children they may consider aborting.
Outside the masses this weekend at St. Mary's, petitions were available to sign for no taxpayer funding for abortion. Why is this a concern?
Nearly half of abortions are taxpayer funded- approximately 1.75 million dollars a year.
Oregon is one of only 13 states to require taxpayers to fund other people’s abortions, without restrictions, by court order.
Do you want your tax money going for this? Do you want to pay for abortions? This is your chance to do something about it!
Stop Preaching to the Choir
All over Facebook, I see articles and memes that find resonance with others in the pro-life community. We like and share them, yes. But, this is often an insular and non-evangelical practice. This article describes the types of women who REALLY need to hear our message, and how we can help them hear our message, so we don't just circulate the same news among ourselves, "liking" them all day to nobody else's benefit.
There are so many "little" things you can do that mean a lot. Find what suits your style and resources. And always pray a lot!
1st Way appreciates your prayers, support, donations and love. Thanks for joining with us to protect the unborn.
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