Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Where Every Second Is Worth It - A Sidewalk Counselor's Perspective

Kayla, another young adult who heard God's call to help the unborn
Yesterday, at the abortion center, a young woman and her friend stopped their car for me before pulling in to the center parking lot. While this woman was in her second trimester, she was still conflicted, even after having already seen her baby on an ultrasound! She told me the obstacles were overwhelming and, as I hear over and over again, she felt she had no choice.

I told her about all the resources we could offer to overcome the obstacles she named. She agreed to come on our RV to hear more about our resources. As we listed the resources and then spoke about God's love and plan for that little unborn human, our discussion morphed to a Gospel presentation. (Anyone who knows me knows it usually does...) Amazingly, both she and her friend were so convicted by the power of the Gospel truth that they asked Jesus to be Lord of their lives. Following the prayer of salvation, I asked what would happen to her unborn baby now?

She smiled broadly and said, "I will keep him and love him as best as I can!" She was just one of four women who chose life yesterday, praise be to God!

The young Cities4Life volunteer that I spotlight today is another quiet, modest, and gentle soul like so many of the young people from her church that also volunteer with us. Similarly to what happened yesterday, during Kayla's first volunteer session, she had the opportunity to see a young woman go on our mobile ultrasound RV and choose life. It affected her deeply to see that even those who believed they had no choice but abortion discovered they did have other choices...God-honoring choices.

Let Kayla explain how that experience impacted her desire to serve on the sidewalks of the busiest abortion center in the Southeast. 

I never really thought much about the abortion issue until one day when a group of us from our church volunteered at the abortion center. I didn't pass out any literature that time, just observed and prayed and got a tour through the RV, but the experience impacted me deeply. Though I had always known that I stood solidly pro-life, I had never felt the battle as keenly as I did that first time I went.

Our RV tour had to be cut short because a lady had chosen to accept the offer of a free ultrasound. She was in there a few hours and ultimately chose life for her baby. Though that was the only confirmed save that day, it was still exhilarating, and made me want to go back.

When I am out on the sidewalk, I have to think of the verse, "I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live." (Deut. 30:19) I give my time to stand out on the sidewalk in front of a Charlotte abortion center because I long for each of those women and whoever may be with them to choose life for their child and for themselves. Even for those who have already had an abortion, if God can use me to draw them to Himself, every second of the time I spend out there is worth it.

Every second is worth it, and every second matters when an innocent life hangs in the balance. Please join us. We know you will believe it is worth it as well. Email me at vkaseorg@cities4life.com

John 10:10

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring.

So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom

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