Monday, April 14, 2014

Foundation Church Outreach: April 5, 2014

The temperature was still fairly cold out on the sidewalk. There was wind, and no rain!! Not having the rain made it seem much more pleasant. 

This was the first Saturday of the month so folks from my church came out to minister to the abortion bound men and women. 

The kids were cussed out by a woman driving by on the street.

Jonathan and I got there and joined the normal, faithful crowd of Sidewalk Counselors. We hung out in the back for a bit with Kim and tried to offer info to people coming in. Kim was letting a woman know about the lawsuit filed against the abortionist. The woman's response was, "Everyone's got a lawsuit." Later on, some kids and I ventured in the back again and that woman was still there sitting in her car. Kim asked the kids if they would stand in front of her car and sing. They gladly walked up to her car and began singing. The woman turned her music on and the volume up to drown out the sound of the Truth being sung by the little ones.



Being a Light
Jonathan and I made our way up front as we saw people from church start to pile in. They were so excited to hold signs towards the traffic and wave! They took a break from holding signs to sing a couple songs: A song based on Psalm 139, He's got the Whole World in His Hands and Jesus Loves the Little Children. Those kids LOVE to sing! They sing from their hearts because they know what is going on behind that glass door just a few feet in front of them. They want the people to hear the message of HOPE and LIFE!


The children's boldness grew as they stood on the sidewalk. They kept thinking of one-liners to say in unison. "Okay, one, two, three- PLEASE DON'T HURT YOUR BABY!"

"CHOOSE LIFE!"

"LET US HELP YOU!"

Pastor and Elder holding signs and offering help
Steve took some time to share the Gospel, I called out to the ladies asking them to look at all these people on the sidewalk. We are all here for them! We are ready and willing to help if they will please come out and talk with us.

 We did have one turn away!!
A couple drove in the back parking lot, Kim offered the guy some info and asked what they were here for. They were there for a pregnancy test. She told them about WCC and the malpractice lawsuit against the abortionist and that the other abortionist is a convicted child molester (documentaion here). They were both taken aback by that and eventually followed Kim down to WCC. Praise the Lord!! 

Sometimes I'm so surprised how callous people are... I mean, who would want to bring in someone they love (NUMBER ONE) to have an abortion (NUMBER TWO) by a convicted child molester???We do not just throw out that information as a scare tactic... we honestly care about the well being of these women and want to warn them about the shady characters of the people inside the building. 

Despite the fact that no one chose life for their babies, the children singing and being a light for Christ was truly encouraging. They stormed the gates of hell like David facing Goliath. Boldly fighting for God's Kingdom. It may seem like the children were defeated, but you can't always look at what you can see, "for we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places" (Ephesians 6:12).
God's Kingdom and His Church WILL prevail!


I am so thankful for the witness of one family that came who has adopted 5 of their 9 children! The last two were born addicted to drugs and had to spend time in the hospital to wean off the drugs. The first three they rescued out of some bad situations in foster care. These children's situations and how they came into this world are reasons why women have abortions. I hear men and women say they don't want to have a child that's deformed because of the drugs the mom or dad was on. The world is over populated and the foster system is overloaded with children, why would we (advocates for the unborn) want to perpetuate that? I am thankful the Lord has blessed me with knowing this family because I have had the opportunity to see a real live defense to these arguments. 

Smiles!
Yes, it is possible to get discouraged and think that you have to rescue every single orphan in your city, in Africa, in Russia- there are orphans everywhere. That's not the point. The point is there are people who are willing and waiting to adopt children!! The reason they wait is because people would rather kill their children than put them into a loving home with parents who can give that child a life they feel they cannot.
I just want to shout out to all those families who have Adopted or are Foster Parents. THANK YOU for taking in "the least of these"; the orphans, the unwanted. PLEASE share your stories with others!! 
I think adoption and foster care should be a priority in every Christian family. The Bible is quite clear that we need to speak up for the defenseless, rescue those being lead to the slaughter, help the orphans. Jonathan and I hope to adopt one day, Lord willing, it can happen more than once. :)

My friend Christina shared some comments her children had about their time out on the sidewalk:

5 Year old Benaiah: "I'm doing God's work by holding signs and telling women to 'not go in there'
         
Christina: Mommy says to leave the talking to the adults- how are you able to help even if you can't talk to people going in?

Benaiah: Well... I can pray.

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Christina to 7 year old Titus: What do you think people think about when they see children at the Mill?

Titus: Well they probably think since those children are grown they didn't kill them... but my baby is just  a tissue box so it's okay.

(He used the term "tissue box" about 10 more times and the word ultrasound- that comes from the "blob of tissue" argument)

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Christina to 3 year old Christian: Do you think it's important for you to go to the Mill with mommy and daddy?

Christian: YES

Christina: Why?

Christian: Because there's people going to kill babies


Until next time....












Monday, March 31, 2014

Cold Hearts, Rainy Day: Frontlines March 29, 2014

This may have been one of the more miserable days I have experienced out at the Abortion Mill. The high was 38 degrees. It was also windy with lots of rain. I, of course, forgot to bring my umbrella (it wasn't raining at  the time). Thankfully, some other SWC graciously shared with us.  We still got drenched.

Pleading for life in the rain and cold... What a man!!
The weather definitely affected our ability to talk to people. Cars driving by on the wet road were so loud it was hard for people to hear us. We did get to hear a couple people's stories. One Indian couple with their beautiful baby girl came in. The driver spoke with Jonathan. He said she was having chest pain and this was were his insurance company said they were covered under. He explained this place is not going to help with that and this is an abortion facility. They said they didn't know that, but stayed inside. An Asian couple came up and told Jonathan that parents on both sides were opposed to them getting an abortion, but they were here just for a consultation. They said they would go and check out WCC down the road. Jonathan told them this place is biased, they only have one option to offer you.

Jonathan spent some time sharing the Gospel and calling out to the people in the waiting room. Unfortunately I didn't think to record it.

I tried to talk to a couple coming up. The girl was nearly in tears, gently saying no thank you. The man she was with told me he didn't want to hear my "b.s.". I pleaded with them in earnest, "Please, we are truly hear to help you! This is not a safe place for her or your baby. Please let us help you!"
I warned people of the malpractice lawsuit that was filed against the abortionist.

Before the rain started pouring down.

There was a man and woman walking up and the man put his hand up and said in a firm tone "Thank you, I don't want to hear what you have to say." Later, he and another man came out and went over to the next building to smoke. I walked over to where they were and asked if they considered adoption. That no woman ever regretted giving her child up for adoption, but nearly every woman has regretted getting an abortion. The man again firmly said he didn't want to hear what I had to say, that he was helping his friend. I told him I know you think you are helping your friend, but you're really not and I wish you could see that. I continued to plead and he would firmly try to shut me up. Eventually I just felt stuck and became so angry I started to cry. My loving husband was there to hold me in his arms and comfort me.

It is so unbelievably frustrating when you are pleading for lives of unborn babies with such earnest and sincerity and you want to offer help and hope to people and they just shut you out. I know it is because they are blind. I was blind once, too. But Oh , Dear Jesus!! So many babies were killed today.  So many consciouses seared.

I watched a recent video of John Barros speaking to a man who has adopted the belief of a false Jesus. It's amazing to me how someone can know the Scripture, talk the talk... and yet bring a "friend" to an abortion facility to murder her baby, all because it's "her choice". The person filming ran out of "tape". John said on Facebook the guy came out trembling and tried to get his friend to come out.
" The people come here believing that Jesus "understands" their situation and is taking their baby back till the time is right..... It is insanity..... Jay's camera ran out of tape.... This young man actually began to tremble and said he would try and get her out... Later he came out crying on the porch talking to her.... Later he came out to get her a blanket with his head hanging not saying a word.... It is absolutely miserable down here watching these things happen... This is what you do to people when churches preach a false gospel..... People end up believing in a false Jesus... An idol they have created.... So Thankful for my Pastors and Elders that preach the truth"


I, too, am thankful for my Pastor, Elders, Deacons, brother and sisters in Christ who know God's truth, who live it out in their day to day lives, and love others enough to tell them when they have erred.

Next week will be my church's "official" first of the month, Abortion Mill outreach. Please pray for favorable weather!!

Don't give up the Fight for Life!!

Monday, March 24, 2014

The Gates of Hell: At the Abortion Mill, March 22, 2014


March... it is a month with promises of Spring and warmer weather, but out on the sidewalk, 45 degrees is still cold!

We had sunshine, and wind. I have determined I just need to dress for Winter until the temperature gets above 55 degrees.

Smiling and letting the public know that Children are a Gift!


Coverage for this Saturday looked like it would be spread pretty thin when Jonathan, Elizabeth and I got there. Only Kim and Jeremy were there. Praise the Lord we had more folks come out a bit later!
Praise the Lord for a turn away!! Kim took a married couple over to Kinder Women's Care Center (WCC). She was told there were complications with her baby and were referred to Founders. Who knows why that would have happened. Kim said the woman was crying and definitely did not want to be there. Kim told her WCC could get her in touch with a specialist that could help her with whatever she's facing with her baby.

I just don't understand why doctors are so quick to refer an abortion. March 21st was National Downs Syndrome Day. Did you know that 90% of babies that have a prenatal diagnosis of Downs Syndrome will be aborted???



There was a family that attended my church for a while who had a daughter with Downs Syndrome. I think she was 19 when they left. I made a point to talk to her every Sunday. I don't know much about the challenges people with Downs Syndrome face. I have seen different levels of severity and this young woman seemed pretty independent. She was home schooled and I think that probably was a huge advantage to her. She would tell me about books she was reading and different things she was interested in. She loved hugs! I was thankful for the interactions I had with her. I remember as a young child if I saw someone that was "different" than me (some type of disability or deformity), I felt very uncomfortable and didn't really know what to do around them. I hope I can teach my children that regardless of our abilities or disadvantages, we have value because every human being is made in the image of God. God doesn't say that only healthy children are a blessing... Children, no distinction, are a blessing.

R.C. Sproul, Jr. said it best when he speaks of his daughter (who has been with the Lord for over a year now) Shannon:

“Her nickname is ‘Princess Happy’, because her smile is so big when I go to her bed each morning, that her eyes are nearly shut.  I reach down and scoop that baby up in my arms.  “Daddy made you pancakes, Shannon.“  I remember Jesus’ words…”I was hungry and you fed me…inasmuch as you did it unto the least of these, you did it unto Me.”
I look at Shannon again and I can’t believe the God of the universe would give me this opportunity to minister to Him…every day.  That he would tell us ‘Unless you become like little children, you cannot enter the Kingdom of Heaven’, and here, Shannon is so innocent–she is my spiritual better, constantly showing me so much about the Kingdom.  I beg the Lord, “Please, please don’t take her.”

Well, off my soap box and back to the sidewalk. :)
Kim has noticed a blond haired woman maybe in her late 40's- early 50's who has brought several women to the Mill. Immediately when she gets out of the car, she yells profanities to keep the girl she's escorting from hearing what the SWC are saying. Well, she showed up again. Yelling and cussing  at us. She revved her engine after she had left. We think it's a little fishy that she has brought several women in. We're keeping our eyes open and plan to bring it to the attention of the Police Officer that is on duty there. Who knows what's going on, but I pray we can help if there is any sex trafficking going on.
There is another young, married couple that we have been getting to know the past couple months. They have been a great encouragement to us. They speak to women about the Hope we have in Christ, His Redeeming Love. I really appreciate them being out there.

video


Until next time...




Monday, February 24, 2014

At the Mill: 2.22.2014

I failed again, no pictures.
The Lord blessed us with a sunny and warm morning! There was a catholic womens conference going on this weekend, so we were spread a bit thin with SWC.  We had 1.5 turn aways! I  have the ".5" because Mark took the couple down to Kinder and by the time he was coming back, they were trailing behind him. This was only their consultation.
An account from a SWC regarding the turn away:
The young lady and her mother where on the side of the building. A first, I thought they were workers but shortly after that she came out with her Mother. The young lady was crying and talking with someone on the phone.. she told them she couldn't do this.. Abortion!!. They approached me and said now what... what are our options. We spoke for a little while and I sent them down to WCC. Praise God for the move of the Holy Spirit!

Praise the Lord!!

My husband and another SWC had a lengthy conversation with a man who was a support person for his friend who was scheduled for an abortion. The topic first started off addressing the immediate issue of his friend having an abortion. Then it moved on to various world view topics. My husband was trying to gage whether the man was just arguing for the heck of it, but it seemed he really wanted his questions answered. Jonathan shared the Gospel with him and said toward the end of their conversation the man really seemed to ponder what it was Jonathan was sharing with him. Unfortunately, as far as we know, his friend did not have mercy on her child. We do pray that Jonathan was able to plant seeds on fertile ground. I really appreciate my husband out there on the sidewalk. He is so knowledgeable in God's Word and has a solid biblical worldview; he is fantastic with squashing people's worldly arguments (even if they don't know it) and does so while treating the other person with respect.
You just never know the outcome or impact you have out on the sidewalk. You just have to stay faithful to the calling and trust God with the rest.

I shared this with my husband on our way to the mill that morning:
While we were engaged, I think we only made it out to the mill twice. I got out of the routine because wedding planning kept me so busy. When we started getting back in the routine of going after we got married, I realized my fire went out. I didn't really want to go, I didn't want to talk to people going in to have abortions. The reality of the depth of sorrow that was going on inside that building didn't sink in, the desperation to try and rescue these babies and their mamas just wasn't there.
I didn't tell anybody about what I was feeling (well, lack thereof). I asked God what was wrong with me and to change my heart. My husband quotes from C.S. Lewis in Mere Christianity ( I think this is the right one)Faith, in the sense in which I am here using the word, is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods.
He paraphrases it by saying to act in faith and the emotions or drive will eventually come. God is faithful. I can say the passion and desperation is returning.
For those of you who sidewalk counsel, stay faithful and ask the Lord to give you the compassion and urgency that is necessary for out on the sidewalk.
For those of you who "just don't feel it"- Go out to your local abortion mill anyway. Practice "True Religion" ( James 1:27). The Lord will equip you. Babies are being murdered in your town, will you not speak up for these precious, defenseless babies?? These babies have been abandoned by their mothers and fathers and they NEED YOU to plead for their lives. Will you not go?

If you are interested in Sidewalk Counseling, feel free to leave me a comment and I'd be glad to help you out.

Onward Christian Soldiers!!



Tuesday, February 4, 2014

It's been a while...

Well hello everyone!! Since my last blog post, some exciting things have happened in my life...

Mr. and Mrs.!
I got married!!!
Jonathan and I entered into holy matrimony on September 14, 2013! 
My life moved into hyper drive upon meeting Jonathan. Now it's 4 months later and I still can't believe I have a husband. A godly one at that!!  :)

Because of wedding planning, I didn't make it out on the sidewalk much during our 3 month engagement. About 3 weeks after being married, Jonathan joined my side on the sidewalk and we have been going to the Aborion Mill almost every Saturday since then.

For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them
Matthew 18:20


Still the same group of faithful sidewalk soldiers, plus some more new faces. There has been a new church group coming out a couple Saturdays a month. Hope City House of Prayer. Those people are filled with the Joy of the Lord! The first week they come out, they use that time to stand around the building and quietly pray. Their second time out they usually bring some instruments to play and sing songs. They are a blessing!!

If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
2 Chronicles 7:14


BIG NEWS: Harvey Blank, the main abortionist at Founders (He's been killing babies for over 40 years now) had a mal practice lawsuit filed against him. You can read the reports here and here.( the second one is more specifically Dpt. of Health violations)

The 40 Days for Life campaign was held at Founders this past Fall. How wonderful to think that for almost 40 days straight, there were people out on the sidewalk praying for aborion to end in that building! The next 40 D4L will be back at Complete Healthcare for Women on Cleveland Ave. It will be March 5- April 13 from 7am-7pm. You can click here  for more info on how to get involved.

Another great documentary is out on the subject of The Church and Abortion!!! It has some of my favorite Pro Life warriors: RC Sproul, Jr., Patte Smith and John Barros.


It's an hour long. I think they could have done more with it, but it's still fantastic. It's basically encouraging The Church at large to get involved with the greatest evil of our day, right on the Front Lines. Please watch and share. :)

In other related news: Foundation Church had another "abortion mill outreach day" this past Saturday!
Due to weather, sickness and people being out of town, we didn't have quite the turn out as last time. But it was still glorious. We had kids out there singing and holding signs!

The chldren enjoyed holding signs and waving to cars. 


You never know what is going to happen while out on the sidewalk. Most of the morning was fairly "normal"- not a lot of response out of people, getting ignored. There was an outburst from a mother trying to get her 14 year old daughter to come in to murder her grandchild. The daughter refused to go in, Praise the Lord! The mother was LIVID. She screamed at Pastor Mark to shut the F*** up, and threw that four letter word around quite a few more times. Some children were troubled by her outburst, others giggled to themselves saying what a nasty woman. I talked to some of the children and asked if they knew why that woman was so angry. They shook their heads in affirmation as I said she knows what she is trying to do is wrong, we're calling her out on it and she doesn't like it.
Please be in prayer for this young mama, that she can withstand the opposition she faces at home. Pray that the 14 year old's mother will have joy in her heart for a grandbaby.
A beautiful latino woman walked up with another woman. She has an interpretting business and was there to be an interpreter. She didn't know her client was going to get an abortion. She was so upset over it. My heart broke for her.  She talked to us and went in several times to try and get her client out of there.
Before we wrapped up, Pastor Mark wanted to leave with a militant song. So we sang A Mighty Fortress is our God. Once we finished with that we sang a few more. Those kids just love to SING!




My church is hosting our denomination's annual Presbytery and Family Camp. Jonathan and I will be putting together a table/booth presenting our church's involvment in the anti-abortion movement and what we do while out on the sidewalk. We also hope to organize a group to go out to one of the surrounding abortion mills that Saturday. Please be a prayer about that.

Well, I think that's all I got for now, it's good to be back! I hope to keep this up on a regular basis. Being a Keeper of the Home, things like this can be difficult to make time for. :)

Fighting for LIFE,
Mrs. Narwold  (aka- Ashley)







Saturday, May 11, 2013

At the Mill: 05.11.13

House of Death






 When the sun isn't out, and there is a slight breeze and mist, 55 degrees seems a lot colder... But the Lord sustained us through it!!
Faithful Sidewalk Soldiers included: Bonnie, Mark, Kim, Greg, Angie, and Jeremy.


There was quite  a bit of excitement out front on the sidewalk this morning.
Some folks held a press confrence for Personhood amendment and tried to collect signatures. Basically, Personhood would just give babies in the womb, the same rights we all enjoy outside of the womb. It's a great petition to get behind and encourage others to persue as well. You can learn more about Personhood here.

Dr. Patrick Johnston setting up


Dr. Patrick Johnston, "Coach", Pastor Bill Dunfee and Sarah Cleveland all spoke for a few minutes about various topics concerning Personhood, abolition, church involvement, etc.  I videoed most of them, but Pastor Bill Dunfee's came in the most clear, so take a listen. *WARNING*, there is a poster in front of him that has the head of a 3rd trimester aborted baby. Just so you know.

Oh rats, it won't work. Okay, maybe later...



Quite a few children were out there, lots of people passionate about fighting for the unborn. They brought quite a few graphic signs with them. I still don't know how I feel about graphic images in front of a Mill. I suppose one, I would be okay with. There was a LOT. But, they seeded the culture and every person that walked or drove by got the opportunity to see how devastating abortion is.

I noticed a black man looking at the signs and said hello to him. I asked him what he thought of abortion. He is from Africa and is a pastor over there doing the same as we are to fight abortion. He said here in the United States, abortion is more civil. Over in Africa, he said you wouldn't believe what goes on there.  He was just driving by and noticed the signs and wanted to check it out and take a couple pictures. 

Signs on Broad St.


I got a chance to chat with Mr. Ralph again today. I asked him how his leg was feeling. He said as long as he walks with his cane he does alright. 

Well, because of all the "ruckus" we pro-lifers were making out front, the employees were escorting women thru the back door to avoid us. It was busy today. :(  

I did get to talk to one woman coming in. "J" said she was here for an ultrasound. I told her Kinder does ultrasounds for free. But she said she had already made up her mind. I asked her why she felt she needed to have an abortion. She already had 3 kids and didn't want another one. I told her about adoption, and I knew several people who have adopted children from mothers who did not want another child. I reminded her tomorrow is Mother's Day, and could she live the rest of her life knowing she killed her baby? She looked a little teary-eyed. I gave her a ministry packet as she went inside. 
A few hours later she came back out, and had a band-aid on the inside of her elbow. She didn't want to talk to us at all when I asked her if she found out how far along she was. 
That's what happens. You get a chance to talk to someone, then they go in, get re-affirmed that they are making a "good decision", and they don't want to talk to us when they come back out.



Pastor Dunfee sharing what a man does for the weak.

I appreciated Pastor Dunfee being out there. He admonishes the men to stand up and be men, to protect the lives of the weak and defenseless. He gives them pictures of what life may be like down the road post abortion.  He said he and a friend of his are going to come out the second Saturday of every month.

I read Psalm 139 again and also read a gospel tract aloud to those in the waiting room.


This morning before going out to the Mill, I posted on Facebook what I was geting ready to do, just like every Saturday I go to the Mill.

I came under some fire and a debate got started because of my post.
Here's the post in it's entirety, if you care to read:


I will be heading out to my local Abortion Mill to join several other faithful soldiers at the battlefield.
The Holy Spirit will be there with us, as well as the Deceiver.

Ephesians 6:12-
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

This is the Lord's battle. So thankful to be a soldier on the front lines, representing The High King of Kings!

Please pray we will meet women who have soft hearts that will have mercy on the dear little one she carries inside her womb.

Please pray we can seed the culture: there will be a press conference in front of the Mill. I'm not sure what to expect.

Pray for our protection.

Pray above all that God's Word is proclaimed and He receives all the glory!

Comments:

  • Sara Praying for all of you to day.

  • Noelle  You are not God. You are not the God, who will judge these women for their "mistakes"... If you're Christian, you're going against many scripts in the bible. "Thou shall NOT judge.". Believe in your own ways, but it's not up to you. You can have your opinions, believe in what you want. But going to protest and judge, is going against everything you're trying to be about. God gave WILL to all to make their own choices, right from wrong. God will judge these people. NOT YOU. Why don't you worry about starvation, the homeless, people who are truly in need. Not people that GOD gave their own right to make their own mistakes. HE will deal with them. Plus, if God really wanted to stop these women from doing these things, he has the power to do so, right? So, just leave it up to him.. smh.

  • Noelle And another thing, you can stay home and pray about these things, just as easy as whatever you THINK you're doing. Pray for people, don't judge them. What you're doing is wrong.

  • Heather Noelle, the unborn baby's life is being threatened. You want her to worry about feeding and housing people but not about protecting the actual life of someone who cannot defend himself? That baby's home (he will be homeless) and food (he will be among those starving) and LIFE are being taken from him. Those babies are truly in need.
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  • Noelle  But that's still not for YOU or anyone else to try and judge. We're not going and boycotting starving people? Are we boycotting homeless people, judging them because they are? NO. This isn't for you people to do. At ALL!! It says so, in the Bible. Those babies, will go and be with their lord. The Lord wouldn't bring them to him, if they weren't supposed to go. God will stop things, if he wants to. He lets us make our own decisions. That's what. There is no way to justify what she, you or anyone is doing when you go to these places. It's completely HYPOCRITICAL.

  • Noelle  Don't get me wrong, people.. I don't think it's great, I think people abuse it, use it as a form of birth control. I don't like it either! But, I'm not God, I don't try to place myself as high as GOD. And I would never go and try to judge someone, like I was GOD.

  • Amy Noelle, God tells us that we have to judge right and wrong. We cannot just sit back and say a prayer and expect our faith without actions to do anything. God says that faith without works is dead. (What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? James 2:14) Yes, He can stop things in His own way if He chooses to, but who's to say that Ashley or anyone else who goes to an Abortion Mill to counsel and pray for those who go inside are not being used by Him? I don't see anything hypocritical about what they're doing, even reading through all of your comments, in fact, I don't really understand what you're trying to say here. 
    The Bible says the following: "Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow's cause." (Isaiah 1:17) That doesn't sound like sitting at home and praying. You're supposed to SEEK JUSTICE and CORRECT OPRESSION. You cannot seek justice from your couch or your computer.
    "So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin." (James 4:17)
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  • Amy The command "Judge not, lest ye be judged" is taken out of context way too frequently in the modern Christian church. Consider Psalm 37:30: "The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment." Here, judgement by a righteous man is in the same vein with wisdom. Leviticus 19:15-17 says, "Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honour the person of the mighty: but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbor. Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people: neither shalt thou stand against the blood of thy neighbor: I am the Lord. Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbor, and not suffer sin upon him." This text suggests we are supposed to judge and rebuke our neighbors when the situation demands it. 
    No man has any right to define what is right and wrong, but God has already done it. He says "You shall not murder". Therefore, with that command in mind, we have the Biblical right to defend the rights of the unborn in this context.
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  • Sara  Thank you Ashley for your faithfulness to the Truth of God's Word. 
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  • Mark Your faithfulness in loving these girls and their babies to try to save some from the guilt of their tragic decisions and the children from death, will not go unnoticed by God or His enemies.
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  • Danae Noelle, what you're saying is essentially the same as saying that if you saw a person about to shoot their baby in the head because they didn't want it, that you should keep walking because "you are not God," and we shouldn't judge them. Of course you don't agree with that. I'm just painting a different picture with the same concept. No one goes there so that they can judge them and give them a piece of their mind. It's to speak up for the babies who are about to be sucked out of their mother's womb and thrown away. If that's already taken place, the women are often in need of serious healing, and certainly forgiveness. Ashley and the others offer resources for them to find those things. 
    If the men and women walking into the building were carrying their babies in their arms instead of in the mother's womb, I imagine this conversation would not be taking place at all.
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  • Amy B Noelle, If Ashley is your friend a public message on Facebook is not the place to slam her for something you think is wrong. You are lashing out based on your misperception. Ashley is not there to judge these women. She is there to offer them truth and to defend the lives of the children they are carrying. If a man attacks a child in a public place, no one calls the person who jumps in to defend that child a hypocrite. The unborn child is just that, a child, in need of defense. Abortion is wrong, it is murder. And you are right, God will judge. Do you not think that the God who could stop abortion if He wanted is equally capable of ending hunger or providing homes for the homeless? Defending the weak and providing for the needy are both commanded in scripture.

  • Susan Noelle, your comments make me think that you are misinformed about what Ashley is going to do there. The people like Ashley who go there are doing so to offer help to these women and their babies. They even offer the same compassion to these women after they come out of the clinic after having an abortion. Perhaps you did not realize that.
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  • Noelle You people don't get it. I'm not going to keep saying what I know is right. All gay people are damned to hell as well, right? Because that's not right with The Lord? This is truly humorous to me. Of course someone would try to stop a person shooting someone! That's not even relevant to this scenario. You can't make choices for other people. Only god can. It's a woman's choice. Is it a good one? No! But you can't go screaming in someone's face about it. Worry about your own self. You don't know what these women are going through! Rape, molestation? Are they supposed to carry these children? Hell no! What's next? I'm an unwed mother, I'm going to hell right? No. Unless you know the reason why a woman chooses this, you have no right to go and make her feel worse about something she probably already doesn't want to do. Get real.
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  • Erin Praying for you, Ashley.

  • Susan Thousands, probably millions of women who have had abortions are going to heaven, Noelle. All people who are forgiven by Jesus are going to heaven, including those who have had an abortion. I am sorry that you don't understand this.

  • Noelle I understand completely. You're all brainwashed. That's all. I'm done with this conversation. After your abortion boycott, go boycott the gays and different religions, unwed mothers. People who get divorced. All that! Don't stop at abortion!!! LOL
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  • Amy Noelle, you are assuming a myriad of opinions on our side that we don't even believe. I'll bepraying for you.

  • Noelle I pray for myself. If you want to pray for me you can. But I am perfectly content, in my beliefs, my way of life and my relationship with my god. Thank you.
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  • Beth  Hi, @noelle. We've never met, but I help the program that Ashley works with. I think that you point out a very good reminder that all of us must do our work with a loving and humble heart. What we do at the clinics is not protest or condemn or judge (and if we do, it is wrong and we need correction). What we do is try to be there as an affirming voice of love, so that perhaps a woman who feels no love has someone to try to help her. Maybe this forum on Facebook isn't the best place to have a good conversation about what we do and why we do it, but I can see in you an exceptionally strong desire to love your neighbors without regard to their choices. It shows me an inspiring light of goodness inside of you, that I think we can all learn from! I'd happily talk with you about what we do (and I know Ashley would too!), perhaps it would be helpful for both of us. You, or anyone reading this, is welcome to email me at Beth @ Gcrtl.org (remove spaces) or call me at 614-***-****
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  • Noelle  I'm not bashing her, I have nothing against her as a person. At all! I simply stated what I thought about it. I'm not judging her, I'm saying she shouldn't judge. You're all taking it out of proportion, because I don't agree with what you do.
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  • Noelle  Which is what always happens with this subject. There is no in between. But this doesn't effect my daily life. So as of now, the subject is moot.
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  • Jennifer  By your own standard, Noelle, it seems you are rather judgmental, commenting on here arguing that what Ashley is doing is wrong. Who are you to judge that? "I'm saying she shouldn't judge," is a judgment.

    And if you do feel that some things which are clearly right or wrong can be judged, then can we, should we, not fight for them? We know we ought to; others have already quoted Scripture on that point. I'll offer one more--the very same passage that you originally brought up--Matthew 7:1. And now I'd like you to look at the very next few verses, so Matthew 7:1-5. Notice how in verse 5 Jesus makes it clear that his intent was not for us to NEVER judge, but that we judge ourselves first.

    To follow what you said about the starving and homeless with your own logic there's no need to reach out to them because we should feel free to assume that they are in their current circumstances due to their own foolishness and sin or that of others, whom we should not be implicitly judging with the offer of our assistance.

    Ashley is reaching out to those in need--the babies, the mothers, and anyone else with them. Others have tried pointing this out to you, to which you responded by denying a class of victims, insulting those who responded politely to your inflammatory remarks, and changing the subject. Sounds to me like you judge what is right and wrong when it suits you and try to distract and redirect when others clearly outline solid reasons for what they believe. All we've heard from you on that front is one misrepresented verse and, "I'm not going to keep saying what I know is right." You've made no attempt to discuss the issue by respectfully laying out a clear argument for your position. Not only are you judging, it seems to be your sole purpose in commenting.
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  • Amy I agree with Jennifer. In telling Ashley not to judge, especially in the accusative and bashing way you are presenting your "arguments", you are judging her. You are not treating her the way you're telling her to treat others.
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  • Beth I'd encourage everyone, and I think everyone on this thread has some good points and a good heart, but ask yourselves - are we here to win arguments on Facebook or to figure out how to best love others. Noelle makes a good point, that sometimes in our love for life sometimes many of us approach things the wrong way. That point is valid, even if in her passion she is not perfect either. None of us is. What we can all agree on is that Ashley is out doing her best to help women who need help, women who are celebrating Mother's Day weekend by terminating the life of her unborn child. It is no wonder passions are high, but let's not forget the point that truly matters. 
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  • Noelle  Jennifer, you're sick. For your comment about the homeless. Sick! You're one of those cult kind, huh? And I'm not judging her. I have an opinion. She has hers. I said I didn't like her actions, doesn't mean I'm judging her. She can think what she wants! I have a damn opinion. Calm down! You're all acting crazy! I know I don't look at other people and judge them, for what they do..who they love. My god loves everyone. Including me and my opinions. Leave me alone now. You're all starting to make me feel even worse about mankind... 
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  • Kim  Ashley, thank you for being out there today with us! You have a beautiful heart and I am proud to defend life with you.
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  • Tim Ya can't we just non-judge judge each other without being judgmental.
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  • Ashley Grundei Thanks for the encouragement everyone!
    Noelle, I private messaged you 
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  • Noelle Ashley, I commend you deeply for doing what you believe in. Just because I don't agree, doesn't mean I think you're great for standing up for what you want. I promise, no hard feelings. Do what you do girl. You were always a good friend to me. I love when people do what they want, whether I agree or not. If you're happy. Good. I respect you either way. A strong woman you are. Agree to disagree? 
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  • Ashley Grundei Agree to disagree. 
    I don't really ever expect to change someone's mind via Facebook debate anyway. 
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Comments:
Then, here was my private message to h



15:03
Ashley Grundei
Hey girl.
I was just able to read through all the comments.
I hope this can come across as a civil conversation. I know it's hard to get a feel for a person's tone online. 
We live in a free country, and everyone is entitled to their opinion. I am thankful we have that freedom here.
I am a Christian, I believe God's Word entirely and do not believe that the Bible contradicts itself.
And I'm not a scholar by any means. But the the Bible has a lot to say about children, protecting the weak, etc.
So lets just talk facts:
Science tells us that life begins at conception. Once the sperm has penetrated the egg, a completely unique human being is being developed. The baby already has their own genetic makeup and even the gender of the baby is determined in those first moments of life.
What is abortion?
It is the termination of a pregnancy. What are women pregnant with? A baby. A human being.
So abortion terminates the life of a human being growing and developing in the womb of the mother.
So when a human life is taken from it by force ( by whatever means), that life has been killed.
Abortion kills babies in the womb, thus equating abortion with murder.
So, now that we established those facts, what is there to say about the legalized killing of defenseless human beings in the womb?
Like I said previously, I am a Christian. Therefore my life is dictated by God's Word. I want to please God in all I do, so I follow what the Bible says to the best of my ability. And this isn't to say I've got it all right either. I sin every day, and fall short of glorifying God every day.
With that said, I would like to share some Scripture out of the Bible that give some reasoning as to why I go to the Abortion Clinics on Saturdays:
"Thou shall not murder". Exodus 20:13. That is one of God's commandments.
God hates the shedding of innocent blood- Proverbs 6:17.
Rescue those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter. Proverbs 24:11
Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute.
Psalm 82:3
Open your mouth for the speechless, In the cause of all who are appointed to die.
Open your mouth, judge righteously,
And plead the cause of the poor and needy. Proverbs 31:8-9.
So, just based on those verses, the Bible has some things to say about standing up for those who cannot defend themselves.
I will tell you why I go to the Abortion Clinic:
These women have a wide variety of situations they are in, and I don't claim to have any idea what they are faced with. BUT, there are SO many other options available to these women who are faced with an unplanned pregnancy! I'm there to offer those resources to them and to help them see they do not have to kill their baby.
And yes, most people do not want the help I offer them. I have been spit at, cussed out, ignored. I don't go out there for my own enjoyment. I've been out there in 15 degree weather, snow on the ground trying to help these women because abortion kills babies and hurts women. I care about these women, I care about their babies.
It is so hard to watch a woman come out of the clinic after she has had an abortion. I have seen women in tears. I try to give them information about post abortive healing. I offer to pray with them. It makes me sad to see them devastated, I tried to give them help.
Tell me, how is offering help and hope, in Jesus name, being judgmental?
Jesus gave His life on the cross for the sins of the world.
These women are hurting, and I want to help them and let them know if they repent of their sins and save the life of their baby, God will take care of them.
Noelle, you know being a single mom is a hard job, and I commend you for that! But tell me, could you imagine life without your precious daughter?
Anyway, I guess that's all I will share.
I'd be glad to answer any other questions you may have.
Take care Noelle.
And, by the way, I love watching your YouTube videos! God has blessed you with a beautiful voice! Keep it up!
Love,
Ashley

So, I guess I'll end with that.
Keep fighting the fight!
And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. Galatians 6:9