Thursday, July 20, 2017

Two Babies Saved and Up Close and Personal With a Veteran Sidewalk Counselor

Chrissy- counsels three times a week on the sidewalk of Charlotte Abortion Center

Yesterday was another blistering hot day on the sidewalks of the busy abortion center. As usual, Chrissy was there for her second time this week. She will be back again today. Two babies we know of were saved because Cities4Life counselors were present on the sidewalk and available by phone.

Chrissy has been a sidewalk counselor for years. She is one of our most persistent, determined counselors, never giving up when a woman is in sight that she can call out to. She is a humble and gentle soul, and is likely responsible alone for hundreds of babies being alive today. Was she always this determined to be a force to reckon with on the sidewalks of abortion centers?

You might be surprised by her answer:

I went kicking and screaming to the abortion mill. Obviously I did not feel led by God to go.  My brother had been trying to coerce me into this ministry for a long time so to appease him, I went. He fed me to the wolves but by the grace of God, when I saw the picture of baby Malachi, the aborted baby, my heart broke. All of these women swarming into the abortion mill to do the same thing to their little one in the womb overwhelmed me. I didn't know what to do and then I remembered what my brother said: my job was to suit up and show up, and God's job was to do the saving.

Praise God He did the saving yesterday, and Lord willing, more precious babies will be saved today. So many counselors (myself  included) start off kicking and screaming, saying I could NEVER do this sort of work. What a surprise for Chrissy and for me that what began in protest became our passion. Funny how God sometimes works that way...
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Deuteronomy 20:4 

For the Lord your God is he who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies, to give you the victory.’

You will not need to fight in this battle. Stand firm, hold your position, and see the salvation of the Lord on your behalf, O Judah and Jerusalem.’ Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed. Tomorrow go out against them, and the Lord will be with you.”

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