Monday, July 24, 2017

I Have Walked in Their Shoes - Why This Sidewalk Counselor Shows Up

Sarah who travels almost an hour each way to speak for those who cannot speak
Sarah volunteers with children with disability and helps organize Special Olympic events, home-schools her three teen sons, and drives forty-five minutes each way to minister on the sidewalks of the Southeast's busiest abortion center with Cites4Life. She longs to be a gentle voice of truth, and cringes if she feels anyone is too harsh with the conflicted moms. She has been in their shoes, and she speaks to them as she would have wanted others to speak to her when she was in a similar desperate circumstance.

Let Sarah share her heart for this ministry in her own words.


Two years ago, before I started volunteering with C4L, I had no idea where abortions took place in Charlotte. Living in the country, 40 minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the city afforded me the ability to be completely oblivious to the atrocities happening within the confines of A Preferred Women's Health Center on Latrobe. 

That all changed when my friend and I attended a protest of Planned Parenthood and were welcomed by C4L volunteers to observe where abortions take place in Charlotte. That was all I needed! I watched women of every walk of life run into the doors of the "clinic" and I just had this compelling urge that I needed to DO something! 

In 1996 I became pregnant at the age of 18! I had to grow up quickly and it was difficult at times, but I had God and a strong Christian support system that came along beside me and helped me in many ways! How could I stay silent when I had walked in the shoes of many of the women filing inside? I could tell them that there was hope for their future! I could tell them that although it would be hard and that they would have to sacrifice a lot, the end result (a precious baby) was worth it. I keep coming back because the women and girls keep flooding in! Their babies deserve to have one last advocate to speak up for them and each mama deserves to hear what God has done and can do for them! 
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I have always believed that the best thing to do with suffering and pain is to use it to help others. Sarah exemplifies this concept. Join us! Use whatever life experiences you have had to uplift and encourage, and maybe save some lives. Email me at vkaseorg@cities4life.com
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1 Peter 5:10 

And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.

1 comment:

  1. So happy to call this special lady my best friend! Love you, Sarah!!!

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