Monday, January 27, 2014

Claire Reports on the Walk for Life

It was another great Walk for Life in Lincoln last Saturday morning. Since Denny was still under the weather, I drove down and set up the booth for Vital Signs at the UNL Student Union.

This year our booth featured a couple of the attractive signs that we use in our sidewalk counseling, an on-screen Power Point presentation, and select literature and books that we give away. One of those items was a card (perfect sized for keeping in a Bible) detailing our “3 for 5” prayer program against Planned Parenthood. Allen Nelson handed out 130 of them this morning.

The Walk for Life crowd was big and we had a pretty nice day for the event…except for the sophomoric and profane exhibition of a handful of pro-abortion zealots who tried to shout down the speakers at the Capitol. Anyhow, after the pro-lifers came from the Capitol, they assembled at the Union to hear Emily Horne, legislative associate with Texas Right to Life, who gave exciting updates of the recent pro-life victories in Texas.

I had a wonderful time talking to old friends and new, giving things away, and making contacts for Vital Signs Ministries. One fellow spoke of how thankful he is for Denny sending out the Top Ten every week from Vital Signs Blog. Another lady told me how she had only recently become involved in pro-life activity and was moved to tears by being at her first pro-life march. And, oh yes; Faith Bible Church was represented too: Barb, Kathy, Lynnette, Steve, JoLynn, Allen, Cindy and myself.

It was a beautiful day to stand for life alongside so many dear people who, even after 41 years of Roe v Wade, haven’t quit fighting for the sanctity of life.