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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Just days into the summer internship, our Stand True Pro-life Missionaries got to meet a baby that was saved because of the work of past teams. We had just started our sidewalk chalking outreach at the Strawberry Festival in Troy, Ohio when I saw a family walking toward us. They waved to me and told me that they saw me on the news earlier this week. I had been on the news for fighting against the City of Troy, who is trying to silence our pro-life presence. The family then told me to keep up the great work and pointed to their kids and said, “They are alive today because of you”. The father used to live next to my family and would see all the pro-life work we did around town. He would see the Stand True missionaries at our house and all over town. He often asked questions about the work we did and about the graphics on our van. One day, he came to me in a panic because his grilfriend was planning on getting an abortion, and he did not know what to do or say to her. I was able to talk to both of them and give them pro-life literature. We all prayed hard for this couple and their baby. Three babies later, this couple was standing with our missionaries, thanking us for their family and telling us to never stop what we are doing. What an amazing first outreach for these dedicated pro-life warrriors who have given up their whole summer to stand up and be a voice for the babies! We need to make sure that we can keep this pro-life missionary team on the road all summer; they are changing the culture and saving lives. This summer, the team will travel thousands of miles as they take the pro-life message and our activism to New Orleans, Colordado, California, Illinois, North Carolina, New York, New Hampshire, Pennsyvania and beyond. We need your support to continue to feed, house and transport these missionaries all summer. We need your help TODAY! Please support the work of Stand True and our amazing pro-life missionaries. Please donate $25, $50, $100, or $500 and help Stand True continue to educate, activate and equip this generation to abolish abortion. 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. Meet the 2015 Team Here – http://www.standtrue.com/2015missionteam Thank you, and God bless you, Bryan Kemper
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 »
Bryan Kemper Banned From Dayton Library After Confronting NARAL and Planned Parenthood Community Discussion
With spring time approaching, our missionary program is kicking into high gear. Right now, we have three fulltime pro-life missionaries living at the Stand True Missionary House and several more will be coming for the summer. The winter was harsh, and high heating bills and repairs have depleted our resources. We need your help to prepare the misionary house, fill the cupboards, repair the van and much more. We need your support today; housing, feeding, transporting and training our full time pro-life missionaries costs Stand True about $2,000 a month. They will be traveling across the country over the next 5 months, spreading the pro-life message and helping to build a culture of life. Stand True President, Bryan Kemper, will be the keynote speaker at Night Vision Festival in Colorado as well as a youth speaker at the National Right to Life Conference in New Orleans, LA. The Stand True Missionaries will be traveling with Bryan to these events as well as events in Chicago, IL, New York City, Charlotte, NC and many more. The missionaries will be setting up and manning pro-life booths at each event and lead street activism and outreaches. Every year, the Stand True mission team reaches hundrends of thousands of peole with the pro-life message and Gospel of Christ. We depend on you for support and prayer. Please make the most genorous donation you can today to make sure these amazing young pro-life warriors can reach as many people as possible with the truth. We have a couple spots left, applications being accepted now for the Summer Internship. Information and applicatipions here: http://www.standtrue.com/2015summerinternship/ Please support our work. The winter has been harsh on the bill here for housing and keep our missionaries warm. Your support gauruntees that our amazing pro-life missionaries can continue to do this important work. Please support the work of Stand True and our amazing Pro-life Missionaries. We need your help TODAY! 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.
If you’ve never met someone, do they still exist? This is the premise of the short film, “If I Can’t See It,” released last week by Angelic Films in partnership with Stand True Pro-life Outreach, the youth outreach of Priests for Life. This film was made by teens in Charlotte, NC as a project of their film club, Angelic Films. The original story was formulated by Bryan Kemper and was put into writing by WNCU film student Emily Pressley after Kemper shared the idea with the club. Many of the teens involved with Angelic Films are also involved in pro-life work in Charlotte, NC. Zoe Griffin, a member of Angelic Films, has been featured in many national pro-life stories giving her testimony of regretting the loss of a sibling to abortion. Zoe has spoken at international pro-life conferences as well as represented Silent No More at the March for Life in Washington, DC. Stand True exists to educate, activate and equip young people to stand up and be a voice for life in this culture of death. It was a perfect fit to have a group of young people like Angelic Films take on this project. Stand True believes this is the generation that will abolish abortion and is excited to see young people use their time and talent to help build a culture of life. With a powerful combination of talent, purpose, and meaning this film is a short and concise delivery of what it means to be ALIVE. The film was debuted at the March for Life Youth Rally hosted by Stand True. Henry Hoyt, the film’s director, introduced the film and also led the members of Angelic Films in the March for Life where hundreds of thousands of pro-lifers descended on Washington, DC to demand the end of abortion. “I was moved and inspired by the film” said Stand True President, Bryan Kemper. “Seeing the passion and vision of these teens gives me strength and confidence moving forward towards our goal of the abolition of abortion.” Watching the March being led by youth, chanting “We are the pro-life generation,” it is easy to see why Stand True and Angelic Films are so confident that an end to the abortion holocaust is in sight.