A Special Note From Father Frank Pavone Dear Friends, One of the greatest blessings God has given to our Priests for Life ministry is our Youth Outreach program, Stand True, headed by Bryan Kemper. Bryan and I are writing to you today to make sure you are aware of the life-saving work that Stand True is doing, particularly through our summer interns who are with us now. We need your help to give them the training they need, not only to save lives this summer, but to attend national conferences at which they will learn pro-life skills and build relationships that will last a lifetime within the movement. So many interns who were with us in the past, and in whom Stand True nurtured the seeds of pro-life activism, have gone on to positions of leadership and service in the pro-life movement. Kate Bryan, for instance, now works for Professor Robby George at the American Principles Project, and Brandi Swindell has started Stanton Health Care, specializing in unexpected pregnancy care. Priests for Life is one of the only pro-life groups which, though not a students’ organization, has a full-time youth outreach director and a full-blown youth outreach program. And it is succeeding only because people like you are stepping up and helping through your prayers and by your kind donations. We are asking for both today. Please take a moment to read Bryan’s message, and please be generous! Sincerely, Fr. Frank Pavone National Director A Mom Came Out of the Abortion Mill Yesterday; She Cancelled Her Abortion and Chose Life For Her Baby. Praise God as we got to see a mom come out of the abortion mill yesterday morning and decide to cancel her abortion and choose life for her baby. What an amazing start to the summer for Stand True and our courageous pro-life missionaries. Will you help us keep our amazing pro-life missionaries on the road this summer? Please donate $25, $50, $100, $500 and help Stand True continue to educate, activate and equip this generation. If you can donate please do so at https://give.cornerstone.cc/Stand+True. This week the Stand True Summer Mission Team began taking their training on the road as some of the team headed to California to join the Survivors Pro-life Boot Camp and the rest are ministering at the abortion mill in Dayton, Ohio. While most of the team is in Ohio this week, Kimberlee and myself flew to California to help train over 60 young pro-life warriors and lead them in activism on the streets. I led them in social media training, teaching them how to use social media to spread the pro-life message around the world. On the streets in front of the abortion mill, I was live streaming one of the young girls from Survivors as she pleaded with moms who were sitting in the lobby waiting to have their babies killed. It was the beautiful words and spirit of this young woman that prompted one mom to come down and talk Read More »
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Meet the 2015 Stand True Pro-life Outreach Missionaries Please commit to praying for our team members and outreach this summer. These full time pro-life missionaries rely on support from from you to make this summer of outreach and training possible. Please donate $25, $50, $100, $500 and help Stand True continue to educate, activate and equip this generation. If you can donate please do so at https://give.cornerstone.cc/Stand+True. Donations can also be mailed to Stand True – PO Box 890 – Troy, OH 45373 or call 937-570-0671 to donate by phone. Here is the schedule for the mission team; please keep this so you can pray for them over the summer. June 1 Team arrives in Troy June 2 – 5 Training in Troy, OH June 5 Grill Out at Stand True Courtyard June 6-7 Strawberry Festival Outreach Troy, OH (Life Development Display and Street Outreach) June 8 Day off June 9 Abortion Clinic Training June 10 – 13 Abortion Clinic Outreach/Social Media Projects June 13 Troy Pool Day June 14 Day off June 15 -16 Office/Social Media Project Days June 17-19 Abortion Clinic Outreach/Activism June 20 – 21 Days Off June 22 – 26 Abortion Clinic Outreach/Social Media Projects June 27 – 28 Days off June 29 – July 3 Abortion Clinic Outreach/Social Media Projects July 4-5 Off July 6 Prep for NRLC July 7 Drive to New Orleans July 8 Arrive in New Orleans July 9 – 11 NRLC 2015 in New Orleans (Bryan Kemper Speaks / Stand True Booth) July 12 Drive to Charlotte, NC July 13 White Water Center Day in Charlotte, NC July 14 Pro-life Activism in Charlotte, NC with EPIC July 15 Drive to Troy, OH July 16 – 17 Unload/Cleaning Days July 18 -19 Days Off July 20 – 22 Clinic Outreach/Social Media Projects July 23 Drive to Chicago July 24 – 25 National Sidewalk Counseling Symposium in Chicago July 26 Drive to Troy July 27 – 31 Retreat in MI August 1 Day Off August 2 Drive to NYC August 3 Activism in NYC/Afternoon off in NYC August 4 – 5 Training at PFL August 6-8 Soulfest, Gilford, New Hampshire (Stand True Booth) August 9 – 10 Drive to Troy, OH August 11 -13 Unpack, Clean and Debrief August 14 Go Home We need your help TODAY! Please support the work of Stand True and our amazing Pro-life Missionaries. Please donate $25, $50, $100, $500 and help Stand True continue to educate, activate and equip this generation. If you can donate please do so at https://give.cornerstone.cc/Stand+True. Donations can also be mailed to Stand True – PO Box 890 – Troy, OH 45373 or call 937-570-0671 to donate by phone.
Why I hate exceptions in pro-life laws but understand why I must support bills like the Pain-Capable Act.
The Story Of How God Inspired The Launch Of 40 Days For Life, Bound4Life and Stand True’s, Pro-life Day of Silent Solidarity Simultaneously.
Without Planning It, Grassroots Pro-Life Prayer Groups Launched at Same Time – Say Leaders in First Joint Interview Ten years ago, a burning desire to be a voice for the unborn was ignited in three leaders – in Texas, Virginia and Colorado. Having known each other for years, they rarely see one another aside from national pro-life gatherings. What would happen if we started a dialogue together? For the first time, David Bereit of 40 Days for Life, Matt Lockett of Bound4LIFE and Bryan Kemper of Stand True share their common yet distinct experiences – and reveal a striking timeline of how public prayer advocacy has thrived in the grassroots pro-life movement. Marisa Kwaning discusses pro-life prayer with David Bereit and Matt Lockett (Photo: Josh Shepherd) A Son’s Prayer in the Hospital Summer of 2004 found David Bereit (pronounced BE-right) frustrated in College Station, Texas. A local Planned Parenthood abortion center had just reached a death toll of 2,000. “We had been trying everything we knew how to do,” Bereit says. “While we saw some small pro-life successes, for the most part the abortion numbers just kept going up.” He and a few other people did the only thing they felt was left – gather around a table and pray for an hour. Bereit shares, “The night before that prayer time, a friend from church pulled me aside and said: ‘If we really believe these children dying are made in God’s image, why aren’t we acting like it?’ he implored. ‘If we’re serious, why wouldn’t we go to that place [abortion centers], stand in the gap and intercede on behalf of these mothers and children?’” “That conversation was germinating in me the next day during that hour of prayer,” says Bereit, noting how God placed the 40-days timeframe on their hearts that day along with other particulars. “The first local 40 Days for Life campaign was from September 1 thru October 10, 2004.” People in prayer at the first 40 Days for Life campaign in College Station, TX (Photo Courtesy of 40 Days for Life) “Many 40 Days leaders haven’t even heard this second part,” says Bereit, national director of 40 Days for Life. “Years later, after the first national campaign, the same friend called me – amazed at how God used this idea.” “Then he said, ‘Shortly before that dinner at your house, we found out my dad was dying of cancer. I went to the hospital and my dad wanted to pray about the ending of abortion. The reason why? Years before, he had gotten a girl pregnant out of wedlock, he had been scared, he pressured her to schedule an abortion… but she stood him up on the day of the appointment. He got so angry at her then. Yet eventually they ended up getting married.’“ “Laying on that hospital bed, his dad told him, ‘Son, that woman was your mother and that child I wanted to throw away to cover up my sin was you.’ The man who suggested the idea of what became Read More »