Pro-life Day of Silent Solidarity Tomorrow – Some Last Minute Reminders
IMPORTANT – Even if you registered last year, you need to register again this year as we don’t carry them over from the year before and we need an accurate account.
Last year we heard back from 64 girls who cancelled their abortions because of the Pro-life Day of Silent Solidarity, will you join us this year as we reach hundreds of thousands of people with the message of life.
Here are three testimonies from last year.
“I attend a Baptist college so I knew I wouldn’t get much of a chance to spread the word so after my last class I went down to the mall and was there for about 20 minutes before a group of teenage girls walked up to me and asked what I was doing. I handed them a paper and one started to cry. I took off the tape and asked what was wrong. I found out that 2 of those girls had just set up an appointment for an abortion. We sat and talked for almost an hour; it was clear that God was at work. Not only did these girls cancel the appointment but I had the privilege to lead them to the Lord.”
“I was surprised as to how much I prayed; I have never prayed that much in school, ever. There were originally five people doing it this morning and by the end of the day it doubled. I was super happy. You never know how many people are affected by the things you do.”
“There was another woman considering abortion, so again I broke my silence and had a 15 minute tear-session/convo with her and she too opted for adoption! I’m so far beyond ecstatic and I am yet again radically affected by this!”
Don’t Forget To:
1. Register at http://www.silentday.org so we have a correct count of all the schools with participants.
2. Take lots of photos and video tomorrow. You can post your photos at http://www.silentday.org along with your stories. Every year we get some amazing photos and stories posted, we can’t wait to hear about what happens this year. You can also send storie, photos and video to firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Pro-life Day on Twitter: NEW! This year we have added a designated hash mark for twitter #prolifeday, make sure you are using this hash mark to help get this event trending as a top topic. You can follow the event at http://www.twitter.com/prolifeday
4. Don’t be legalistic, talk if you have the opportunity to help someone considering abortion. Every year we hear back from dozens of students who are able to talk people out of abortions, take those opportunities. Make sure you let us know about any stories like this.
5. Print out the fliers from http://www.silentday.org to pass out tomorrow.
6. Be respectful tomorrow. Don’t let people set you off or cause you to lose your temper. Be good witness.
7. Change your Facebook profile picture too – http://www.silentday.org/images/silentday-306×450-a-v1.gif
8. Invite people to the Facebook fan page – http://www.facebook.com/prolifeday
9. Please consider making a donation at http://www.silentday.org to help cover the costs of running this event.
10. This is the most important reminder, pray. Make sure you are in an attitude of prayer all day, pray for all who persecute you.
Here are some of the most asked questions about the Pro-life Day of Silent Solidarity
We are getting hundreds of questions a day in our e-mail box; most of which are answered in our Frequently Asked Question Section:
Question – What if my school, teacher or administrator says no?
Question – Do I have to wear red duct tape on my mouth all day?
Question – Why be silent? Should we speak out against abortion instead of being silent?
Question – What if some one wants to talk to me about abortion or has a serious question?
Question – I don’t know if I can be silent all day, that seems to hard.
Question – What do I pass out to people who want to talk to me / Where do I get the fliers?
Question – What date is the Pro-life Day of Silent Solidarity on?
Question – Where do I get red duct tape?
Question – Where do I get a red arm band?
Question – Can I find out who else at my school is doing this?
Question – I have choir, drama, debate ect… Do I have to be silent for those classes.
Question – Does passing notes, e-mail, im and texting count?
Question – Are you affiliated with Bound for Life?
Question – Is the Pro-life Day of Silent Solidarity a non-profit organization?
Question – Are we supposed to wear the official Pro-life Day of Silent Solidarity T-shirt?
Question – How can I support this ministry?
Share the The Vision
In the spring of 2004, a student from McNeese State University asked me, “What can I do to work with other students around the country, in solidarity, to help end abortion?”
I hear things like that all the time from the students I speak to. “What can I do? I have ideas, but I don’t know what to do with them. Can I really make a difference? I’m just one person.”
When this student asked me, a spark went off in my head.
I replied, “What if we got students to not only act in solidarity with others, but also with the children that are dying every day?” As soon as I said it, I knew God had set something in motion inside of me.
At the time, I was one person working from the basement of my home with a computer, a web site, and a small e-mail list that I had been collecting for a few months. I wasn’t’t’t really sure what could be accomplished with that, but I offered it to God and started sending out emails.
Now, something that started its first year as just a few thousand students from 300 campuses has grown into a world-wide outpouring of love and action. The Pro-life Day of Silent Solidarity is in it’s 8th year, and last year we had students from more that 4,000 campuses in 28 countries stand together in solidarity. We have heard of hundreds of girls who have cancelled abortions because of this day every year.
Hearts are being changed, babies are being saved, and women are being spared the trauma of post-abortive pain. People are coming together in unity to promote a culture of life. Personhood is being restored on campuses across the nation.
I really cannot take any credit for the success of this movement. It is only God who grants us the power to do this. I was one person who listened to God and, through Him, acted on the vision He gave me.
If you have an idea, a vision or dream, don’t be afraid to stand up and let your voice be heard. Don’t doubt what you can accomplish with Christ. Don’t think that because you are just one person you can’t make a difference.
“I have a dream”–a statement powerfully spoken by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and yet so much more than just words. He did not cower in the face of adversity. He spoke those words with passion and conviction. He challenged the world to stand up for the rights and equality of all men.
I, too, have a dream. I, too, will not cower in the face of adversity. I believe that, through Christ, we can restore personhood to the most innocent of our brothers and sisters: the children in the womb.
Today, 4000 of my generation will be silenced.
Today 4000 of my brothers and sisters lives will be ended simply because of their age.
Today, I will stand up and share my dream, my idea, and my vision with the world.
Will you stand with me?
For Christ I stand,
PS: You can get the official t-shirt for the 2011 Pro-life Day of Silent Solidarity “Abortion Is Never A Necessary Evil” athttp://store.prolifeworld.com along with all of Stand True’s pro-life clothing line. This month we are featuring all pro-life hoodies on sale.