Recently Stand True was given the opportunity to help a single mother and her two small children while they worked through a very difficult situation. Though we are low on funds, we do have an apartment that is usually reserved for our Missionaries. We thought this would be a perfect fit for this small family in need. While the mother continued to look for work, our bills began to accumulate. What started as a three month stay was nearly doubled, and the utility bills alone are more than $500. Eventually the electricity service was terminated. This small family recently moved out, and while we are thankful for the opportunity to help them, we are saddened to find that the apartment is no longer livable. This has to be improved immediately so that we can prepare the apartment for our incoming Missionaries. The apartment will require far more than a deep cleaning: we will need to replace appliances, change locks, and much more. We are so thankful for the opportunity to serve our brothers and sisters in Christ, but we simply won’t be able to continue to do so without your help. We are blessed that a friend who does house cleaning professionally will be taking on the task for a minimal fee ($250). On top of that there will some replacement items and over $500 in back utilities to be paid. We will need a couple new mattresses and linens also. I am hoping to get this all done for under $1,500 but know it could go higher. With all the damage we sustained already this winter, this just puts us way behind with funds. Will you please help us get the Stand True Missionary Apartment ready for the summer missionaries? Can you donate $25, $50, $100, $500 or any amount to help Stand True recover from this devastating winter and the trashed apartment so we can 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 540-538-2581 to donate by phone.
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I know devastation is a strong word, but this winter has done serious damage to the Stand True missionary house and our bank account. We have had the coldest winter in many years here in the midwest and with that came extreme problems with plumbing, heating and damage. We desperately need your help today. Can you donate $25, $50, $100, $500 or any amount to help Stand True recover from this devastating winter and continue to educate, activate and equip this generation? – If you can donate please do so at https://give.cornerstone.cc/Stand+True Just last month we had three pipes burst here at the missionary house / office while we were out on the road for ministry. We had to tear up the floors and walls looking for leaks. The repairs and the water bill for the last two months were close to $2,000. Our missionary house / office is very old and heating this place during a normal winter is a challenge but this winter it was very difficult and expensive. There was one period of time when it was so cold the girls moved all their bedding into the resource room and surrounded themselves with space heaters to stay warm at night (without ever once complaining or whining about it!). The electric bills this winter have averaged over $450 a month which is more than four times what they are during the rest of the year. We paid for some extra insulation to be added under the house which did help a little but we must do much more this summer to winterize the house better for next winter. As the snow melted from the front steps to the house, the steps began to crumble and are so badly deteriorated they will have to be repaired as soon as possible. We have exhausted our reserve funds that usually last us into the summer and our bank account is running extremely low. We need your help today. We are over $400 behind on the water bill and $500 behind on the electric bill and we need to get these paid. Can you donate $25, $50, $100, $500 or any amount to help Stand True recover from this devastating winter and 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 540-538-2581 to donate by phone.
Apply now for the Summer Pro-life Internship and Missionary Opportunities with Stand True Pro-life Outreach
We are looking for 4-6 interns for the summer to work with and travel with Stand True Pro-life Outreach Who: We want motivated young pro-life people between the ages of 18-28 (again we can be flexible in some circumstances. When: The Summer internship would can start June 1 and ends August 18 but we welcome people to come earlier if possible. We will be attending the National Right to Life Conference in Kentucky, Audiofeed in Illinois, Soulfest in New Hampshire and many more events. We will also spend a day in NYC and visit the Priests for Life national headquarters in Staten Island. Where: We are located in Troy, OH which is near Dayton. We have a missionary apartment that is connected to the office for girls and a private room in the office with a bathroom for guys. What: The internship will include a wide variety of pro-life training, work, prayer and activism as well as traveling to pro-life events. A few of the duties: Social Media: Interns will spend time every day building, maintaining and developing the social media outreach for Stand True and Priests for Life. This includes facebook, twitter, pintrest, tumbler, instagram and many more. Interns will be helping in building our social media library on the Stand True web site. Summer Festival and Events: Interns will traveling with Stand True to several summer events to work the booth, give talks and educate people on pro-life issues. Activism: Interns will go to the abortion clinic for prayer and sidewalk counseling at least once a week. Interns will take part in some local and national pro-life events and activism such as the National Right to Life Conference in Dallas, TX Office work: Interns will help run the daily needs of the Stand True office like mail, order fulfillment, cleaning, banking, filling, proof reading and other needs around the office. Pro-life Training: Interns will be studying pro-life issues and apologetics. Interns will write articles, give talks and learn how to argue the pro-life position. We are also looking for interns with special talents: Web design, wordpress knowledge, graphic arts, writing skills and more. We provide housing and basic food as well as travel costs when you travel with Stand True for events like the National Right to Life Convention. You will be expected to help fundraise towards the missionary program but there is no set cost to come. If you are interested in interning with Stand True please e-mail INFO@STANDTRUE.COM and include the following information: Name Age Gender Address E-mail and Phone Number How you heard about Stand True Why you would want to intern with Stand True Do you have a lap top or computer you would bring? Do you have a vehicle and or drivers license? When you would be available? Here is the tentative schedule: June 1 Team arrives in Troy June 2 – 5 Training in Troy, OH June 6Prep for Strawberry Festival Troy, OH June 7-8 Strawberry Festival Outreach Troy, OH June 9 - Day off June 10-13 Abortion Clinic Outreaches / Social Media Projects Read More »
Monday – Jan 20 9:30 – 12:30 Geaux Forth Rally - Grand Hyatt Washington – Bryan Kemper will be speaking briefly and the Stand True booth will be open there Tuesday – Jan 21 8:00 – 10:00 AM Prayer vigil at Planned Parenthood at 1108 16th St NW. Featuring Fr Frank Pavone, Bryan Kemper, Troy Newman, Fr Terry Gensemer, Jeff White, Kristina Garza and more… 12:00 – 12:30 “Die In” Pro-life demonstration at The White House with Survivors, CEC for Life and C.U.R.E. 2:00 – 5:00 PM March for Life Youth Rally at Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill in the Ballroom. standtrue.com/mflyouthrally Featuring Fr Frank Pavone, Abby Johnson, Alveda King, Bryan Kemper, Ryan Scott Bomberger, Troy Newman, Father Terry, Janet Morana and many more….. FREE – See the complete Schedule at March for Life Youth Rally 8:00 AM – 8:30 PM Stand True will be set up at the Students for Life of America Conference in Maryland – Bryan Kemper will be the Emcee for the Pep Rally at the end of the conference 12:00 – 9:00 PM Stand True / Priests for Life will have a booth open in the basement of the Hyatt Regency as part of the March for Life convention. Wednesday – Jan 22 8:30-10:30 AM Priests for Life along with several other groups are sponsoring a huge interdenominational prayer service from at DAR Constitution Hall, 1776 D St., NW (18th and D St). For more information see NationalPrayerService.com. Fr. Frank Pavone and clergy from all over will be present. 8:00 – 12:00 Noon 3:00 – 6:00 PM Stand True / Priests for Life will have a booth open in the basement of the Hyatt Regency as part of the March for Life convention 12:00 – 3:00 PM March for Life on the National Mall
Today, Dec 31, 2013 at 4:58pm An emergency injunction granted just moments ago in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit means that Priests for Life will not have to obey the contraception mandate contained in the Affordable Care Act as its appeal is being heard. It also means that, tomorrow, Priests for Life will not have to cancel health insurance for its employees. Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, said he is grateful his organization is free, temporarily at least, from having to comply with the unjust mandate or face steep fines by failing to comply when the ministry’s new insurance policy goes into effect on Wednesday. “We would not have complied with this mandate in any case, as it promotes the very culture of death that Priests for Life works to combat,” Father Pavone said. “We are grateful for this temporary relief and look forward to a permanent injunction once the appeal is fully heard.” “Our lawsuit was among the very first ones in the country and the necessity to launch it shows that religious freedom in America is in grave danger. We have to take action.” On Dec. 19, Priests for Life learned that the judge in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia had ruled in favor of the government. Within an hour Priests for Life filed for the emergency injunction that was granted today. Father Pavone said that what the Obama administration has tried to do through the HHS mandate – which he called a “blatant act of tyranny” – is to give the federal government the power to determine what is and what isn’t important in an individual’s religion; that is not the government’s role. Father Pavone concluded, “There have already been significant victories in the courts against the HHS mandate, and we have no doubt that Priests for Life ultimately will prevail in this historic fight.” To read more about the battle against the HHS Mandate go here - http://www.priestsforlife.org/HHSMandate/ Priests for Life is the nation’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit http://www.priestsforlife.org
Stand True Pro-life Outreach 2013 Year In Review – How you can partner with us in 2014 as we fight to END abortion.
In January we entered into the 41st year of legalized child-killing in America, completing a full generation of decriminalized abortion. Reflecting on this horrific milestone, the theme of 2013 for pro-life youth became, “I survived Roe vs Wade, Roe vs Wade will not survive me.” The year always starts with the March for Life in Washington, DC and this year was the biggest ever as we mourned the 40th anniversary of Roe vs Wade. Stand True was a major part of this event as we planned and hosted the annual March for Life Youth Rally the day before the March for Life. Stand True President Bryan Kemper was a featured speaker at several events and conferences around DC all weekend. Bryan focused on youth events and at several of them he led thousands of young people in the chant, ” I survived Roe vs Wade, Roe vs Wade will not survive me.” This spring Stand True was also one of the key players in the now famous “tweetfest” which was started by Stand True President Bryan Kemper. Working closely with other pro-life youth organizations, we mobilized thousands of people to take to Twitter to shame the mainstream media for their lack of coverage in the Gosnell Murder trial in Philadelphia. In less than 36 hours, the event page on Facebook for the tweetfest had grown to over 10,000 people. This momentum, paired with an article that day by Kirtsten Power, led to every major media outlet jumping on board to cover the Gosnell trial by the end of the day of the tweetfest. Anderson Cooper of CNN led his prime time show with a major story in which he called Gosnell’s abortion mill a “house of horrors.” Several media outlets, including the Huffington Post, admitted to silence about this story. The hash tag #gosnell trended much of the day on Twitter as there were over 600,000 tweets using that hash tag in 12 hours with tweets from Patricia Heaton, Marco Rubio and many more. The following Monday the courtroom media section was packed and it remained so throughout the trial. Bryan Kemper and some of the Stand True missionaries also spent many days in the courtroom towards the end of the trial where we were given a private tour of the evidence from the prosecuting attorney. We also sat in on and reported live from the courtroom during the closing arguments. Stand True’s social media team was amung the firstr to quote pertinent information and quotes from the trial. Over the summer Stand True hosted eight full-time missionaries at our headquarters in Troy, Stand True also sent three missionaries to Austin, TX during the heart of the battle to pass the 20 week abortion ban where they assisted Abby Johnson and ran a social media blitz of the events. Our photos and videos of the activism of both pro-lifers and pro-aborts went viral and were widely used by the media. The Stand True team was able to record some of Read More »