Dec. 31, 2020

Amazing Things God Did in 2020

Amazing Things God Did in 2020

We don't have to tell you that 2020 has been a difficult year. With all of the chaos, confusion, and devastation that 2020 brought the Lord was still doing amazing things on the sidewalks and around the world. Join us as we share some ministry...


We don't have to tell you that 2020 has been a difficult year. With all of the chaos, confusion, and devastation that 2020 brought the Lord was still doing amazing things on the sidewalks and around the world. Join us as we share some ministry highlights from 2020 and help encourage you to stand for LIFE.

Transcript
WEBVTT 1 00:00:00.560 --> 00:00:06.400 I Am Yours, I am yours, I am yours and me. Lord. 2 00:00:06.839 --> 00:00:10.789 I welcome to the Gospel Center pro life podcast. This episode we're going 3 00:00:10.830 --> 00:00:14.109 to share with you some highlights from two thousand and twenty, things that God 4 00:00:14.189 --> 00:00:17.750 did on the sidewalk at the abortion centers and things that he's doing in our 5 00:00:17.789 --> 00:00:20.910 nation, even in spite of the chaos and confusion. Stay with us. 6 00:00:23.660 --> 00:00:36.929 I felt show passish, touch your heart. Use All right, welcome to 7 00:00:37.049 --> 00:00:43.609 the Gospel Center prolife podcasts. Appreciate you guys tuning in and appreciate you guys 8 00:00:43.929 --> 00:00:47.649 share this podcast, because we know that you do, because if you don't, 9 00:00:47.969 --> 00:00:53.039 you're bad person. And so please do share this podcast. Please review, 10 00:00:53.320 --> 00:00:56.320 give us a good review, thumbs up review, actually, five star 11 00:00:56.439 --> 00:01:00.920 review would be great. And in the Lord may give you extra points or 12 00:01:00.960 --> 00:01:03.719 something. I don't know. I'm sure jewels in your crown. You never 13 00:01:03.920 --> 00:01:07.390 extra jewels. Now take it carown. Yeah, exactly. So we wanted 14 00:01:07.430 --> 00:01:12.750 to bless you, guys that listen and the tune into the podcast, with 15 00:01:12.909 --> 00:01:18.579 some highlights from two thousand and twenty. It's been an amazing year with a 16 00:01:18.859 --> 00:01:25.180 lot of rough spots, yeah, but there's been some great news on our 17 00:01:25.780 --> 00:01:29.219 front. Yeah, there's been some good news. It's been some struggles. 18 00:01:29.379 --> 00:01:32.019 There happened two thousand and twenty, I think. I don't think we have 19 00:01:32.140 --> 00:01:36.489 to tell you guys that it's been quite the year. Yep, with all 20 00:01:36.530 --> 00:01:42.129 of the craziness. And one of the worst things of all is that Alex 21 00:01:42.209 --> 00:01:46.849 Trebek died. I said that was very sad. That was sad. Yeah, 22 00:01:46.890 --> 00:01:49.959 and then there's some kind of disease has been going around or something. 23 00:01:51.079 --> 00:01:56.200 I forget. I've heard something about setting. Yeah, so it's been rough. 24 00:01:56.560 --> 00:01:59.719 It's been a rough year and it's but it's two thousand and twenty. 25 00:01:59.840 --> 00:02:02.590 So there's twenty and twenty vision, twenty and twenty. I think that's something 26 00:02:02.629 --> 00:02:10.150 we really have seen this only pastors probably two thousand and nineteen, probably December 27 00:02:10.150 --> 00:02:14.789 two thousand and nineteen, or maybe they're their New Year's message for two thousand 28 00:02:14.789 --> 00:02:16.939 and twenty treat stone, two thousand and twenty vision and how this is going 29 00:02:16.939 --> 00:02:21.419 to be. UF fision ninety nine point nine person probably, and if they 30 00:02:21.460 --> 00:02:24.300 didn't, they missed a good opportunity to touch on that. But I think 31 00:02:24.419 --> 00:02:28.060 for some they were maybe if they had a vision of how wonderful things are 32 00:02:28.099 --> 00:02:31.770 going to be. Maybe they were surprised. Maybe their surprised. However, 33 00:02:32.810 --> 00:02:37.969 we're not sharing gloom and doom at at all. We're sharing how lights God 34 00:02:38.050 --> 00:02:42.889 did some stuff, some amazing stuff, I'm pretty amazing things, yeah, 35 00:02:43.009 --> 00:02:46.439 that we're going to give glory to God for. And so we thought we'd 36 00:02:46.439 --> 00:02:50.560 do a podcast highlights of two thousand and twenty. What has god been doing 37 00:02:51.240 --> 00:02:53.360 through previously cities for life? We're going to talk about that a little bit. 38 00:02:53.639 --> 00:02:59.069 Yeah, now, Love Life, right, and so what's the Lord 39 00:02:59.150 --> 00:03:02.110 Been Doing? Well, he's been doing some pretty amazing things. I like 40 00:03:02.229 --> 00:03:07.150 to say amazing. I guess different amazing. Okay, I think. I 41 00:03:07.229 --> 00:03:09.789 think amazing is a step above amazing. Okay, do you think? Well, 42 00:03:09.870 --> 00:03:14.060 then it's definitely amazing things that, yes, talk of. Amen. 43 00:03:14.580 --> 00:03:19.340 Yeah. So one of the first things, because this has been the the 44 00:03:19.699 --> 00:03:23.460 big story in the news, of course, is coronavirus. Right. We 45 00:03:23.580 --> 00:03:29.330 did a podcast last week, couple weeks ago, right, yeah, about 46 00:03:29.449 --> 00:03:32.650 the vaccine. Somebody, guys can. That just got posted last weekend. 47 00:03:32.650 --> 00:03:37.569 Yeah, right, and you guys can can partake in that and argue with 48 00:03:37.650 --> 00:03:39.849 us about how wrong we were. It's some folks have and that's fine. 49 00:03:40.330 --> 00:03:45.759 I don't I don't mind being corrected, but that's been the big story. 50 00:03:45.800 --> 00:03:50.840 Yeah, and we really had, initially the beginning of this year from some 51 00:03:51.159 --> 00:03:55.310 pretty difficult struggles with even what to do. Yeah, because there was a 52 00:03:55.629 --> 00:04:00.909 there's a shutdown, there was a statewide deal where we were not supposed we 53 00:04:00.990 --> 00:04:04.310 were supposed to be basically in our home, screen at home. Yeah, 54 00:04:04.430 --> 00:04:09.349 the state at home order that was in place. Think it first started in 55 00:04:09.469 --> 00:04:13.060 the county. There's a county stay at home order and then the state enacted 56 00:04:13.099 --> 00:04:16.100 a stay at home order, and so we were really stuck with the questions 57 00:04:16.180 --> 00:04:19.819 like what do we do in the midstic? And of course our first question 58 00:04:20.019 --> 00:04:23.860 was just the abortion center going to be open? Yeah, it was. 59 00:04:24.019 --> 00:04:28.769 That was deemed any essential service and I think there was no doubt in our 60 00:04:28.810 --> 00:04:32.769 mind then we need to be out there. If the abortion centers open, 61 00:04:33.050 --> 00:04:36.930 we need to be out there, and our strong preference was to do that 62 00:04:38.129 --> 00:04:43.319 legally. Yeah, absolutely, and break the law, no problems with the 63 00:04:43.360 --> 00:04:47.480 police. Yeah. So we really we poured over the stay at home what 64 00:04:47.720 --> 00:04:51.560 was it called? The stay at home order order? Yeah, and and 65 00:04:51.759 --> 00:04:56.949 made sure that what our rights were. And Yeah, and one of the 66 00:04:56.990 --> 00:05:00.589 things that we said initially, at least I said in my heart and before 67 00:05:00.589 --> 00:05:01.589 the Lord. It's like, Lord, I don't want to just break the 68 00:05:01.670 --> 00:05:04.750 law. I'm not just out here just to break the law. But if 69 00:05:04.870 --> 00:05:10.620 the abortion clinic is determined to be essential, yeah, then us being out 70 00:05:10.620 --> 00:05:14.339 there and offering those moms and other option and proclaiming the Gospel, that's essential 71 00:05:14.379 --> 00:05:16.699 as well. That's right, and so we kind of stuck with that as 72 00:05:16.819 --> 00:05:20.850 our as our guiding premise. Yeah, that if they are essential, we're 73 00:05:20.850 --> 00:05:24.930 essential, and so we're going to be out there. And there was you 74 00:05:25.050 --> 00:05:28.810 know, it's hard to almost think back then, but I remember that first 75 00:05:28.810 --> 00:05:31.250 day thinking when as I was driving out there no one, yeah, no 76 00:05:31.370 --> 00:05:34.920 one else on the road, and thinking I could end up in jail, 77 00:05:34.959 --> 00:05:40.279 I'm not sure what's going to happen, and even just wrestling in my own 78 00:05:40.360 --> 00:05:45.399 conscience if they say go home but they don't shut the doors, lock the 79 00:05:45.480 --> 00:05:49.350 doors the abortion center. Do I go to jail, yeah, or do 80 00:05:49.509 --> 00:05:54.790 I go home to fight another day? What do I do? I remember 81 00:05:54.790 --> 00:05:58.389 there was a lot of uncertainty, a lot of fear. We lost several 82 00:05:58.470 --> 00:06:01.149 councilors. I don't think so much from fear, though, some of them 83 00:06:01.589 --> 00:06:04.699 from fear, but some of them because all of a sudden their kids are 84 00:06:04.699 --> 00:06:09.180 out of school and they they had to be good thing to do it to 85 00:06:09.300 --> 00:06:14.139 school their kids and be home. So it was. It was rough. 86 00:06:14.180 --> 00:06:17.300 Yeah, it was rough and there were some arrests that took place. There 87 00:06:17.339 --> 00:06:23.810 were, I remember. So I remember when the first the county wide stay 88 00:06:23.810 --> 00:06:27.129 at home order was in place. That was the Thursday actually when it went 89 00:06:27.170 --> 00:06:30.170 into place and I came out there. I was listened if they're if they're 90 00:06:30.209 --> 00:06:32.639 going to be open at the abortion center, that I'm going to be out 91 00:06:32.639 --> 00:06:36.399 there, and so I was there and I was pretty much expecting the police 92 00:06:36.439 --> 00:06:40.600 to show up and start arresting us. They didn't. They didn't bother us 93 00:06:41.000 --> 00:06:43.959 even that next Saturday. Saturday's a lot of times the police are out there 94 00:06:44.000 --> 00:06:46.959 at the treble abortion center, all the abortion centers here in Charlotte there's a 95 00:06:46.000 --> 00:06:51.350 police presence on Saturdays and on Saturdays they left us alone. Yeah, however, 96 00:06:53.149 --> 00:06:57.350 with our friends. This again was before we merge together with love life. 97 00:06:57.509 --> 00:07:00.540 So Justin and Andre and some of the other guys would love life act, 98 00:07:00.660 --> 00:07:04.100 some of these founding members. Yeah, some of the original love life 99 00:07:04.139 --> 00:07:09.980 folks were actually in Greensborough and they were experiencing some issues in Greensboro with the 100 00:07:10.339 --> 00:07:13.779 local authorities, which I thought charlot would be worsh in Greensboro, but at 101 00:07:13.779 --> 00:07:17.009 that time it was not right and they started arrest people in Greensboro. least. 102 00:07:17.009 --> 00:07:20.850 That was on like a Monday after our stayathome order came in place locally, 103 00:07:21.129 --> 00:07:24.970 I think when the state one came in to play. On that next 104 00:07:25.009 --> 00:07:28.490 Monday or something. I don't know the timeline exactly, they started resting people 105 00:07:28.529 --> 00:07:32.519 in Greensboro and then that following Saturday, which we did a podcast about the 106 00:07:32.639 --> 00:07:36.720 arrest there and kind of working through civil disobedience and what that looks like. 107 00:07:36.959 --> 00:07:41.199 And Yeah, I can we as Christians. How do we handle that as 108 00:07:41.240 --> 00:07:45.949 Christians? And then that next Saturday they actually started arresting people here. It 109 00:07:46.149 --> 00:07:47.910 right there, Charlotte, as matter of fact, are our founder, David 110 00:07:47.949 --> 00:07:51.790 Benham, yes, founder of cities for life, was actually arrested out here. 111 00:07:51.790 --> 00:07:55.149 Yeah, yeah, and at the time that they were resting I believe 112 00:07:55.149 --> 00:07:59.699 there were eight people in fought arrested right here on the trobe and I was 113 00:07:59.819 --> 00:08:01.060 on the RV at the time. I was here. Yeah, but I 114 00:08:01.220 --> 00:08:05.939 was on the RV where my mom not only chose life but committed her life 115 00:08:05.980 --> 00:08:09.699 to Jesus. And and you know, I came out and half, you 116 00:08:09.819 --> 00:08:13.569 know, half the people out there had been arrested and I remember just be 117 00:08:15.129 --> 00:08:18.250 walking into the circle of the policeman and saying, do you know what just 118 00:08:18.490 --> 00:08:22.170 happened? Here? You are arresting people who are fighting for life and there's 119 00:08:22.170 --> 00:08:31.000 a mom who has chosen life and and even committed her life to God. 120 00:08:31.360 --> 00:08:35.639 And what what are you doing? Yeah, and that was April, right 121 00:08:35.799 --> 00:08:39.080 two thousand and twenty. It was right after it. I mean it was 122 00:08:39.159 --> 00:08:43.549 in the midst of the crazy and the scare and it's like the yeah, 123 00:08:43.590 --> 00:08:46.629 all of the unknowns. And listen, they're still some unknowns for sure, 124 00:08:46.830 --> 00:08:48.950 with the coronavirus and he want the vaccine coming out and all of that. 125 00:08:50.429 --> 00:08:52.950 But yeah, the police were arresting people here in Charlotte. I remember that 126 00:08:52.990 --> 00:08:58.820 day when the arrest were taken place. I was actually there and we had 127 00:08:58.100 --> 00:09:01.419 gotten wind, I believe. Of matter of fact, one of the police 128 00:09:01.419 --> 00:09:05.539 officers, the major came over and basically threatened me with the rest. I 129 00:09:05.620 --> 00:09:07.899 said right, you know, if if you're out here, if you have. 130 00:09:07.100 --> 00:09:09.970 He said at that time, more than ten people out here, you're 131 00:09:09.970 --> 00:09:13.450 going to jail, which we didn't. Well, we didn't as cities for 132 00:09:13.529 --> 00:09:18.210 life, but some individuals came along loved life. At that point had called 133 00:09:18.289 --> 00:09:20.929 off the prayer walk. So there was no prayer walk happening. But they 134 00:09:20.970 --> 00:09:22.370 said if you come out on your own, there's nothing we can do about 135 00:09:22.409 --> 00:09:26.440 that. Yeah, what's funny is talk about more than ten people. They 136 00:09:26.440 --> 00:09:31.519 ultimately did arrest some folks because there were more than ten people out there. 137 00:09:31.200 --> 00:09:35.960 They would have passed right by the park. Who there were pictures of that 138 00:09:35.120 --> 00:09:39.950 same day in the park of people all in the park, gay, gathered 139 00:09:39.990 --> 00:09:43.870 together, far more than team and Home Depot was swamped. I think that 140 00:09:43.990 --> 00:09:46.909 day, on that Saturday, we got photographs of the line. Now, 141 00:09:46.230 --> 00:09:50.870 yeah, absolutely, go in the cars in the parking lot, but who 142 00:09:50.909 --> 00:09:54.940 they chose to arrest? Where the peaceful prayers were a branch and I remember 143 00:09:56.460 --> 00:10:00.940 that day when arrest started taking place, I was for sure that I was 144 00:10:01.100 --> 00:10:03.460 going to jail. Yeah, I know we've always tried to have a good 145 00:10:03.500 --> 00:10:07.049 relationship with the polease, but there's one police officer, one of the majors. 146 00:10:07.090 --> 00:10:11.330 I'm not going to name his name, who's just for some reason just 147 00:10:11.490 --> 00:10:13.169 doesn't like us. I don't know what his issue is, but I was 148 00:10:13.250 --> 00:10:16.250 sure, because he was been chopping out the bitch to arrest me or write 149 00:10:16.250 --> 00:10:20.009 me a citation, which he's written me citations. That's for another podcast. 150 00:10:20.559 --> 00:10:24.279 But I was for sure I was going to jail and so I kind of 151 00:10:24.320 --> 00:10:28.480 gave my going down in a blaze of glory speech on the microphone. I 152 00:10:28.519 --> 00:10:33.799 said at the microphone and started just proclaiming the Gospel and offering help to the 153 00:10:33.879 --> 00:10:35.950 mom's going in and I thought I was going down the last arry you're gonna 154 00:10:37.750 --> 00:10:41.990 go down one day. Yeah, I'm there on the microphone and I'm, 155 00:10:41.110 --> 00:10:43.710 you know, I'm doing my thing there and I'm thinking, okay, the 156 00:10:43.789 --> 00:10:46.549 police officers going to come up behind me any minute, so I'll come on, 157 00:10:46.750 --> 00:10:50.259 but I'm a back and my gonna resist arrest or anything like that. 158 00:10:50.899 --> 00:10:54.860 And nobody came, and so I kept on going. Nobody came. I 159 00:10:54.980 --> 00:10:58.860 got a little louder. You know, hey, I'm the last who wrong. 160 00:10:58.860 --> 00:11:01.820 I'm will go for it, and still nobody came up. So I'll 161 00:11:01.820 --> 00:11:05.490 put the microphone down and walk back to my spot on the sidewalks, like, 162 00:11:05.730 --> 00:11:07.049 okay, I guess I'm not going to jail. Come to find out, 163 00:11:07.529 --> 00:11:09.929 actually, because I asked the major, why didn't you arrest me? 164 00:11:11.049 --> 00:11:13.409 Is Not like I wanted to get arrested. They don't misunderstand me, but 165 00:11:13.649 --> 00:11:16.409 I'm like, I mean I was explained. Yeah, I was expecting. 166 00:11:16.450 --> 00:11:18.279 I'm like one of the first people there. What's going on? And said, 167 00:11:18.279 --> 00:11:22.279 well, you one of the first ten that were there. So therefore 168 00:11:22.320 --> 00:11:28.080 we getting arrescue. Okay, long story short, people were arrested, but 169 00:11:28.679 --> 00:11:31.600 the Lord use that in some, some very powerful way. So so, 170 00:11:31.799 --> 00:11:37.590 Justin the founder of love life kind of gives this real I mean it's a 171 00:11:37.629 --> 00:11:43.509 biblical concept. Here where and acts one eight the passages and acts one eight. 172 00:11:43.710 --> 00:11:46.870 Well, I don't you will be my witnesses. Okay, in Jerusalem, 173 00:11:46.909 --> 00:11:50.340 Judaea, Samaria and the uttermost parts of the earth. So that was 174 00:11:50.419 --> 00:11:54.500 acts undred and eighty. Yeah, but actually that didn't happen until acts eight 175 00:11:54.700 --> 00:11:58.820 one. Acts Eight one is when persecution broke out and the church was actually 176 00:11:58.820 --> 00:12:03.529 driven from Jerusalem. So they sort of stayed in Jerusalem until persecution came. 177 00:12:03.129 --> 00:12:09.490 And then acts eight one, the Gospel begins to spread into Samaria, and 178 00:12:09.970 --> 00:12:13.929 ultimately to Jdaya, to Samaria and ultimately to the uttermost parts of the earth. 179 00:12:15.009 --> 00:12:18.080 I get where you're going with this. This is good and so God 180 00:12:18.200 --> 00:12:24.639 uses are used, the coronavirus stuff and the state at home orders and the 181 00:12:24.720 --> 00:12:30.110 arrest and all that stuff, to really broadcast the message of Love Life and 182 00:12:30.590 --> 00:12:35.750 the mission of love life and to really stir up churches and pastors to say, 183 00:12:35.750 --> 00:12:39.029 Hey, these are people that are willing to lay their lives down right 184 00:12:39.190 --> 00:12:41.789 for the cause of Christ, for the cause of the unborn. And so 185 00:12:41.990 --> 00:12:45.740 pastors, I mean there are pastors, one pastor, as a matter of 186 00:12:45.740 --> 00:12:50.220 fact, in Greensboro who has a church near the abortion clinic in Greensboro, 187 00:12:50.340 --> 00:12:54.620 who had never one point in his ministry, had never spoken about abortion, 188 00:12:54.740 --> 00:12:56.139 but was always kind of the elephant in the room for him because there's an 189 00:12:56.139 --> 00:13:00.610 abortion clinic right near their church. Yeah, well, that pastor got stirred 190 00:13:00.610 --> 00:13:03.570 up to the point years before, a couple of years before, when love 191 00:13:03.690 --> 00:13:05.809 life came to his door and ask him, Hey, can we use your 192 00:13:05.809 --> 00:13:09.649 church to launch our prayer walks? He got stirred and began to preach about 193 00:13:09.769 --> 00:13:13.840 life and people in his church got free from past abortions and they go into 194 00:13:13.840 --> 00:13:16.000 the prayer walks. But that pastors to the point where he was actually one 195 00:13:16.000 --> 00:13:20.679 of the pastors that was arrested in Greensboro for praying out in front of the 196 00:13:20.679 --> 00:13:24.159 abortion clinic. I keep in mind the abortion clinic is right next door to 197 00:13:24.240 --> 00:13:26.000 his church. Yeah, and so he had every right to be there. 198 00:13:26.039 --> 00:13:30.509 He was not violating any law. And don't let me get to all the 199 00:13:30.549 --> 00:13:33.110 legal stuff because it's actually all still going through the court systems, all the 200 00:13:33.149 --> 00:13:37.429 legal stuff that's going to come from that. Anyway, the point is God 201 00:13:37.629 --> 00:13:43.340 used that to stir up pastors, to stir up churches. Yeah, to 202 00:13:43.899 --> 00:13:46.259 really bring the message of love life that, hey, churches need to be 203 00:13:46.340 --> 00:13:50.299 at these abortion centers praying and interceding. Yeah, to the nation and and 204 00:13:50.659 --> 00:13:54.940 and to the nations. Yes, so here's a terrible thing that I mean 205 00:13:54.980 --> 00:13:58.129 it really was terrible and it is terrible. Coronavirus is terrible, but it 206 00:13:58.690 --> 00:14:07.129 it was definitely led to some really wonderful things happening. Yeah, and specifically 207 00:14:07.490 --> 00:14:13.720 then, as the sidewalk councilors and cities for life were also very much in 208 00:14:13.799 --> 00:14:18.639 the news, for I remember reporters coming out all the time and talking to 209 00:14:18.799 --> 00:14:22.559 us in those early days and asking what we're doing there and how do we 210 00:14:22.799 --> 00:14:26.789 feel, and why are we exempt, which we were. We were considered 211 00:14:26.830 --> 00:14:31.470 an exempt. Yeah, well, they exactly. They finally realize that we 212 00:14:31.549 --> 00:14:35.110 were rightly. Yeah, we had to kind of fight for we had read 213 00:14:35.190 --> 00:14:39.059 the orders carefully and figured out and we were. We were careful about social 214 00:14:39.139 --> 00:14:43.460 distancing and even marked lines on the sidewalk. But anyway, the kind of 215 00:14:43.500 --> 00:14:46.659 the next big milestone in two thousand and twenty was, ultimately, I think, 216 00:14:46.820 --> 00:14:50.379 love life really started that. Maybe you can speak about this started looking 217 00:14:50.419 --> 00:14:58.490 at Hey, sidewalk counseling is an absolutely integral part in the church rising up 218 00:14:58.690 --> 00:15:05.169 to fight this demon of abortion, and we are our ministry is to raise 219 00:15:05.210 --> 00:15:13.039 church awareness and and presents and maybe we need to think about merging and combining. 220 00:15:13.120 --> 00:15:16.360 And that was a huge event for us. Yeah, absolutely, and 221 00:15:16.720 --> 00:15:20.200 listen, we have always love life walked hand in hand with this. Exactly. 222 00:15:20.240 --> 00:15:24.309 They'd always walked hand in hand with us. There was never any competition 223 00:15:24.350 --> 00:15:28.750 or anything like that, because what we did was sidewall counseling. We trained 224 00:15:28.789 --> 00:15:33.509 up people to be an effective Christian witness at their abortion center. Of course, 225 00:15:33.590 --> 00:15:35.019 mainly focus here in Charlotte. Are there? We do have chapters in 226 00:15:35.100 --> 00:15:39.740 other cities. Bermain focus was here and I had actually at the beginning of 227 00:15:39.820 --> 00:15:41.820 this year, and I talked to you a little bit about it, before 228 00:15:41.820 --> 00:15:45.620 there's even any talk of love life and US merging with them, I had 229 00:15:45.700 --> 00:15:48.019 in my heart to bring people here to our office where right now, at 230 00:15:48.059 --> 00:15:52.610 our office it's not far from the tribe abortion center where those arrest took place 231 00:15:52.690 --> 00:15:56.210 here in Charlotte, and we're a hundred and fifty, two hundred babies dot 232 00:15:56.370 --> 00:15:58.970 every week here in Charlotte. It was my heart to bring people in who 233 00:16:00.009 --> 00:16:03.330 look it, what's what God's doing through cities for life, who want to 234 00:16:03.370 --> 00:16:06.840 get trained and then send them back out to their city, not necessarily being 235 00:16:06.879 --> 00:16:10.200 a cities for life chapter anything like that, but just take what God has 236 00:16:10.200 --> 00:16:12.320 taught us and sewing into other people, because I really felt like, you 237 00:16:12.399 --> 00:16:15.879 know, the Lord has taught us some precious truths about ministry and he's really 238 00:16:15.879 --> 00:16:19.710 helped us with a, I think, a really good balance of truth and 239 00:16:19.950 --> 00:16:23.590 grace, and so I really wanted to sew that into other people. And 240 00:16:23.710 --> 00:16:26.549 can we dream them attacted all the time? Oh yeah, I mean from 241 00:16:26.549 --> 00:16:30.350 all over the nation. Absolutely wo would call and say what are you guys 242 00:16:30.470 --> 00:16:37.340 doing, because we'd report on on social media really some great fruit of our 243 00:16:37.419 --> 00:16:41.100 ministry here, and so it was hey, we you know, God gave 244 00:16:41.139 --> 00:16:44.779 us these experiences in this knowledge. We need to share it. Yeah, 245 00:16:44.980 --> 00:16:47.139 yeah, and so it was on my heart at the beginning of this year, 246 00:16:47.139 --> 00:16:49.289 before even the corona stuff, we talked about putting together like a many 247 00:16:49.330 --> 00:16:53.129 conference and and doing some things where we can have people fly in and we 248 00:16:53.250 --> 00:16:56.809 train them and send them out, we take them to the abortion center here, 249 00:16:56.850 --> 00:17:00.009 right. So that was in my heart and I begin to share that 250 00:17:00.009 --> 00:17:03.080 a little bit with Justin and what was in just as hard as, of 251 00:17:03.200 --> 00:17:07.400 course, seeing the nation really turn its heart toward the unborn, see the 252 00:17:07.480 --> 00:17:11.400 churches rise of and it just became evident that these two ministries are really a 253 00:17:11.480 --> 00:17:15.430 handinhand sort of thing. Yeah, like the Sidewalk Ministry, it comes out 254 00:17:15.430 --> 00:17:21.029 of the local church are you can't volunteer with cities for life without being part 255 00:17:21.029 --> 00:17:22.230 of a local church. So we want ministry to come out of a local 256 00:17:22.269 --> 00:17:26.710 church. When a mom chooses life, we plug her into a local church 257 00:17:26.789 --> 00:17:30.420 with a mentor. So that's that's as naturally love life hit. was some 258 00:17:30.660 --> 00:17:33.339 loves doing that part of the process. We're getting a lot of our volunteers 259 00:17:33.539 --> 00:17:37.779 from love life and they would come to the prayer walks and then they would 260 00:17:37.779 --> 00:17:40.380 want to take it a step further and they would come and do subwall counseling 261 00:17:40.420 --> 00:17:44.019 and get trained to do that. So anyway, is just and I talked 262 00:17:44.099 --> 00:17:48.809 and even especially when this coronavirus stuff hit and there was a kind of like 263 00:17:48.049 --> 00:17:51.849 this question of are we essential or we not? And then of course we 264 00:17:51.890 --> 00:17:53.650 answer that questions. They yeah, we're essential, we're going to be out 265 00:17:53.690 --> 00:17:57.640 there. The arrest took place, all this kind of combined together kind of 266 00:17:57.680 --> 00:18:03.319 at the same time. There's arrest took place and it really spurred Justin and 267 00:18:03.640 --> 00:18:06.920 the leadership of love life to think, Hey, God's doing something in the 268 00:18:06.960 --> 00:18:11.920 midst of this and to the point where, because they weren't doing prayer walks 269 00:18:11.079 --> 00:18:17.029 and at that time love life had chapters in here in Charlotte, started here 270 00:18:17.069 --> 00:18:19.029 in Charlotte, just like cities for life did. Then in two thousand and 271 00:18:19.109 --> 00:18:23.630 eighteen they moved to the Tryad in the triangle here in North Carolina. So 272 00:18:23.710 --> 00:18:30.299 that's like Greensboro is the triad and then Raleigh is the triangle area, and 273 00:18:30.539 --> 00:18:33.380 then they in two thousand and nineteen launched in New York. So that was 274 00:18:33.420 --> 00:18:37.980 kind of like what Justin shares he thought was the uttermost parts of the earth. 275 00:18:37.619 --> 00:18:41.650 Little he realized that God wanted to take it beyond this. So anyway, 276 00:18:41.730 --> 00:18:45.410 the prayer walks and everything we're kind of put on Paul's because the coronavirus. 277 00:18:45.930 --> 00:18:48.569 So love life, I think God inspired the idea to actually, let's 278 00:18:48.609 --> 00:18:53.210 do kind of a virtual prayer walk where we go to the different individuals, 279 00:18:53.250 --> 00:18:57.079 because in some states there couldn't be more than five or ten people out there. 280 00:18:57.720 --> 00:19:02.599 So let's go to a place where, you know, let's let's zoom 281 00:19:02.720 --> 00:19:06.119 in and have somebody WHO's out there in New York's my who's out there in 282 00:19:06.720 --> 00:19:10.910 Philadelphia, or somebody who's out there at the abortion center in New Jersey or 283 00:19:10.950 --> 00:19:12.829 wherever it might be, and let's see what God is doing there. And 284 00:19:12.869 --> 00:19:17.589 letten courage the church to be praying. So that became ultimately what called what 285 00:19:17.750 --> 00:19:22.430 we call now love life live. We're doing a live prayer walk where you 286 00:19:22.549 --> 00:19:25.619 see people who are around the country. At this point, I think we 287 00:19:25.700 --> 00:19:27.460 have two thousand and twenty five, maybe more than that, people who are 288 00:19:27.460 --> 00:19:33.220 at abortion centers. This happens on Saturdays at nine o'clock eastern, and we 289 00:19:33.380 --> 00:19:34.779 go to their city. What's God doing there in your city? And we 290 00:19:34.859 --> 00:19:37.500 have different prayer points, just like we do at the prayer walks, right, 291 00:19:37.890 --> 00:19:41.890 and that, of course spurred more people to want to get involved in 292 00:19:41.930 --> 00:19:45.569 their city, like how can I bring love life here? And so now 293 00:19:45.809 --> 00:19:51.170 out of that Sprong Love Life America, right, and around the same time 294 00:19:51.369 --> 00:19:55.200 that this is being talked about, this is when we're talking about merging together 295 00:19:55.359 --> 00:19:56.799 with cities for life and love life, because, after all, we're going 296 00:19:56.839 --> 00:20:00.519 to bring love life, there needs to to be a sidewalk presence there, 297 00:20:00.559 --> 00:20:03.400 right, and so how are we going to do that? And so it 298 00:20:03.720 --> 00:20:07.789 became evident like, okay, we need to merge these two ministries together, 299 00:20:07.829 --> 00:20:11.109 and so I was asked. We had the expertise for the sidewalk yesterday and 300 00:20:11.150 --> 00:20:15.069 they have the expertise for how to get the churches and yeah, absolutely, 301 00:20:15.109 --> 00:20:19.670 and those are a handinhand ministry. Are Not separate ministries there together, and 302 00:20:19.789 --> 00:20:22.819 so I was asked to come on board word with love life, to merge 303 00:20:22.940 --> 00:20:26.380 cities for life together in with love life and to become the director of soyb 304 00:20:26.460 --> 00:20:30.299 walk missionaries. And so while Ah, here I am director of SYB Walk 305 00:20:30.339 --> 00:20:36.049 Missionaries, which is basically the same role, except more national. So instead 306 00:20:36.089 --> 00:20:38.890 of raising up local sidewalk counselors, which you and I both do together and 307 00:20:40.009 --> 00:20:42.490 we still involved in that some measure, you're more involved in that now than 308 00:20:42.490 --> 00:20:47.450 I am, for as locally, but really raising up what we're calling sidewalk 309 00:20:47.490 --> 00:20:49.880 missionaries, which we did a podcast about some months ago. Yeah, yeah, 310 00:20:51.359 --> 00:20:55.200 so that's kind of the the I guess, the Short Really of a 311 00:20:55.279 --> 00:20:59.799 pretty miraculous story that God used the arrests and things like that to ultimately propel 312 00:21:00.079 --> 00:21:03.160 love life and cities for life and to more of a national spot light and 313 00:21:03.359 --> 00:21:06.990 bring us a national vision and a Nashal focus. And it's so cool as 314 00:21:07.029 --> 00:21:11.269 we're looking back over the year, because while it was going on, I 315 00:21:11.470 --> 00:21:15.069 sure wasn't aware of all of this like seeing God's hand. I knew, 316 00:21:15.109 --> 00:21:18.259 I know God's hand is in everything, but it hindsight is is such a 317 00:21:18.539 --> 00:21:23.700 great way to to recognize the hand of God working, how he works everything 318 00:21:23.779 --> 00:21:27.099 for good. And it was just miraculous. Yeah, and and one of 319 00:21:27.140 --> 00:21:32.579 the immediate benefits, of course, says, as we combine with love life 320 00:21:32.619 --> 00:21:41.890 and all this really increased press and and news presence reporting on what we were 321 00:21:41.930 --> 00:21:45.769 doing, was we start getting volunteers. Amazingly, even during those covid months. 322 00:21:45.930 --> 00:21:51.000 Yeah, we're getting request for Hey, we'd love to come volunteer with 323 00:21:51.160 --> 00:21:56.160 you, and over the months that has really been increasing, which is another 324 00:21:56.240 --> 00:22:02.390 highlight. Searching for volunteers. Anyone who's involved in any ministry knows that finding 325 00:22:02.470 --> 00:22:07.950 volunteers, faithful, dedicated volunteers, is hard. Yeah, and, and 326 00:22:08.069 --> 00:22:12.990 this is this kind of minute exactly. This is such a difficult ministry. 327 00:22:14.309 --> 00:22:19.220 But we have had a steady stream of volunteer yes, absolutely, yeah, 328 00:22:19.420 --> 00:22:23.859 the Lord's really blessed us. So with some some pretty wonderful people, some 329 00:22:23.900 --> 00:22:29.539 amazing, amazing, markable individuals like yeah, yeah, and some that have, 330 00:22:30.170 --> 00:22:33.609 I guess, in their minds, never thought that they would be ministering 331 00:22:33.650 --> 00:22:37.130 at an abortion center, but as they saw what God was doing here in 332 00:22:37.210 --> 00:22:38.730 Charlotte, even in spite of the arrest and all of that, they would 333 00:22:38.769 --> 00:22:41.170 like, man, I gotta, I got to step up my game and 334 00:22:41.490 --> 00:22:45.480 yeah, I've got to be involved in this thing and there were people that 335 00:22:45.640 --> 00:22:49.240 were just so angry at the thought that an abortion center is open and no 336 00:22:49.359 --> 00:22:53.000 one's going in there to say hey, you're not social distancing or why are 337 00:22:53.160 --> 00:23:00.829 you any essential service? But that beautiful little home business or small business on 338 00:23:00.950 --> 00:23:04.069 main street is being shuttered by COVID and there was a lot of anger. 339 00:23:04.269 --> 00:23:10.589 There was an anger over what was clearly right, the attempt to silence the 340 00:23:10.670 --> 00:23:17.299 Christian voice and allow an abortion center to remain open. And and so some 341 00:23:17.460 --> 00:23:22.819 volunteers came saying this is not right, they recognize the injustice and they wanted 342 00:23:22.859 --> 00:23:26.180 to become a part of it. Yeah, so the wonderful result when you've 343 00:23:26.180 --> 00:23:30.450 got a lot of volunteers, you've got two great ministries that have merged and 344 00:23:30.369 --> 00:23:37.849 are united under God in in that mission to save the unborn. Well, 345 00:23:37.890 --> 00:23:41.200 guess what? Unborn babies were saved. Yeah, and absolutely. Yeah, 346 00:23:41.200 --> 00:23:45.759 we have a faithful volunteer who keeps track of yes, we did the numbers, 347 00:23:47.119 --> 00:23:51.640 Christy, meticulous record of babies that are saying. So I texted her 348 00:23:51.680 --> 00:23:55.400 today. There were two babies saved today, one at the parenthood and one 349 00:23:55.480 --> 00:24:00.230 at at Latrobe Anna, which brought the total for this year, Chris, 350 00:24:00.349 --> 00:24:06.150 he tells us up to four hundred thirty six babies that are saved this year. 351 00:24:06.509 --> 00:24:08.710 What makes it even more amazing as this is in the midst of the 352 00:24:10.619 --> 00:24:15.420 just horror of what happened with corona. And if there were times when it 353 00:24:15.500 --> 00:24:18.819 was you, me and maybe maybe one other sidewalk counselor yeah, out there 354 00:24:18.859 --> 00:24:22.740 where it was pretty skeletal. Yeah, three beginning stages of the coronavirus. 355 00:24:22.779 --> 00:24:27.769 Yeah, and then there was this new wave of pro abortion people, Young, 356 00:24:29.009 --> 00:24:33.849 young people, and they very aggressive and and very, very determined not 357 00:24:34.009 --> 00:24:37.720 to let us, single woman, speak to us or think that we were 358 00:24:37.880 --> 00:24:41.880 someone that should be spoken with. And in spite of all of that, 359 00:24:42.720 --> 00:24:48.119 to have that many babies saved. Yeah, and and that's just here in 360 00:24:48.279 --> 00:24:51.480 Charlotte. Yeah, that's it. Since Ryl, and I will say this 361 00:24:51.759 --> 00:24:56.150 now. I wish I could quantify a number, but I will say just 362 00:24:56.269 --> 00:25:00.309 through observation, maybe anecdotally, but I think you'd agree with me, we've 363 00:25:00.349 --> 00:25:04.509 seen less people arriving at the abortions. Yes, and Charlotte, yeah, 364 00:25:04.509 --> 00:25:08.380 I think certainly. Yeah, I mean say their numbers are down and yet 365 00:25:08.380 --> 00:25:14.259 still, you know, we're about on par with what we have normally seen. 366 00:25:14.579 --> 00:25:17.380 You're by here with babies that are that are saved. It as so. 367 00:25:17.740 --> 00:25:19.619 So we think that the ratio is probably higher of baby saved and we 368 00:25:19.700 --> 00:25:23.970 know that abortion rates generally are down. Yeah, so, so to say. 369 00:25:25.009 --> 00:25:26.930 And I think they're down. I think there was recently a report, 370 00:25:27.089 --> 00:25:30.009 and I can't remember prol one of the pro life news things, that that 371 00:25:30.250 --> 00:25:36.519 said that that the attributed the the decreased abortions to some, many more women 372 00:25:36.559 --> 00:25:41.920 and we're choosing life because there was such a strong pro life presence. And 373 00:25:41.799 --> 00:25:48.039 and so we did also just find out today the number of babies saved nationwide, 374 00:25:48.079 --> 00:25:55.109 because in terms of nationwide, where love life yes, expanded and right 375 00:25:55.190 --> 00:25:59.349 now, that six hundred sixty one. Yeah, and counting. Six hundred 376 00:25:59.390 --> 00:26:00.869 and sixty one babies that have been saved. And we think about that, 377 00:26:00.990 --> 00:26:07.700 guys. This is six hundred and sixty one individuals who were scheduled to die 378 00:26:07.259 --> 00:26:15.420 but now are alive and and will live because somebody was standing there offering another 379 00:26:15.539 --> 00:26:19.289 alternative. Listen, guys, the lie that women come to an abortion center 380 00:26:19.329 --> 00:26:22.730 and the already got their minds made up. It's just that it is a 381 00:26:22.930 --> 00:26:26.650 lie excelling me what I was just going to say. Women are coming and 382 00:26:26.809 --> 00:26:30.289 they are praying for a sign, and a Christian being there on the sidewalk 383 00:26:30.329 --> 00:26:34.519 offering help and hope in the name of Jesus is often times that sign. 384 00:26:34.599 --> 00:26:37.680 And with these six hundred sixty one, and that's just the ones that that 385 00:26:37.960 --> 00:26:41.759 we've been able to count right so many are save that we don't even know 386 00:26:41.799 --> 00:26:45.039 about. We won't find out about until we stand before the Lord. It's 387 00:26:45.079 --> 00:26:48.710 not about numbers, it's not about giving glory to us, but it's is 388 00:26:48.710 --> 00:26:52.549 about giving glory to God. And you'll see in the Bible numbers are shared, 389 00:26:52.589 --> 00:26:56.509 numbers of people that come to the Lord or shared. Even the number 390 00:26:56.549 --> 00:27:00.470 of fish that were caught. One hundred fifty three fish were caught in one 391 00:27:00.509 --> 00:27:04.380 particular fishing expedition in the Gospel's leaves, in the gospel of John. We 392 00:27:04.460 --> 00:27:07.380 do a whole side, can we? We did a whole a tolls podcast 393 00:27:07.420 --> 00:27:11.259 about that very thing. But we did give glory to God the six hundred 394 00:27:11.339 --> 00:27:17.569 sixty one plus babies that were saved. Yeah, Nashally, and I kind 395 00:27:17.569 --> 00:27:22.529 of brings us to what God is doing nationally in light of talking about the 396 00:27:22.849 --> 00:27:29.089 acts eight one and persecution rose and the message began to spread. And so 397 00:27:29.369 --> 00:27:32.079 what we were talking about earlier, as far as love life and cities for 398 00:27:32.160 --> 00:27:34.200 life merging together, what was in my heart is raising up people, as 399 00:27:34.240 --> 00:27:37.799 in Justine's heart. So we began what we call Love Life America. It's 400 00:27:37.799 --> 00:27:40.920 a matter of fact, if you guys want to check it out, love 401 00:27:41.079 --> 00:27:45.710 life dot org slash America's where you can find that. There are link to 402 00:27:45.750 --> 00:27:48.630 talk about it talks about all of what we're talking about here. Even describes 403 00:27:48.710 --> 00:27:52.869 what a sidewalk missionary is. But what we had done is tried to ID 404 00:27:52.269 --> 00:27:56.190 and invite people to come here to Charlotte. He get trained up to be 405 00:27:56.269 --> 00:28:03.180 sobwalk missionaries to bring love life to their city. And you are a part 406 00:28:03.380 --> 00:28:06.099 of, and still are a part of that training. And what we're doing 407 00:28:06.220 --> 00:28:08.900 is we're bringing them here to Charlotte. We're doing what we're calling our Subwak 408 00:28:08.900 --> 00:28:14.369 missionary boot camp and they come and they get trained up in our tactics, 409 00:28:14.569 --> 00:28:19.009 in Biblical what we believe is Biblical Gospel Centered Sybwall counseling. Right, they 410 00:28:19.089 --> 00:28:22.410 get to observe all of the abortion center. Sadly, there are many to 411 00:28:22.490 --> 00:28:29.279 observe here and in Charlotte. So they get to observe many different abortion centers, 412 00:28:29.359 --> 00:28:34.640 how we how we work effectively at each of these different kinds of abortion 413 00:28:34.839 --> 00:28:41.670 centers with different challenges. And and then then we so we train them up 414 00:28:41.750 --> 00:28:45.589 and then we send them back to their city, yeah, where they will 415 00:28:45.670 --> 00:28:48.829 hopefully be able to replicate. Yeah, and at their point city. I 416 00:28:48.950 --> 00:28:53.990 believe we've got about twenty five sidewalk missionaries that we've sent out. So we 417 00:28:55.150 --> 00:29:00.019 started training in July of two thousand and twenty and at this point I believe 418 00:29:00.059 --> 00:29:03.779 it's twenty five. Right, we've done for many camps, camps, and 419 00:29:04.299 --> 00:29:10.569 we've sent out twenty five missionaries into I mean we've got a guy like Fresno 420 00:29:10.730 --> 00:29:15.450 California, we've got folks in Alabama, folks are we get a young lady 421 00:29:15.450 --> 00:29:21.410 in Virginia, Young Lady in Pennsylvania, like you said. You're about about 422 00:29:21.410 --> 00:29:25.400 to talk about internationally. Yeah, we have a young lady that's in Israel. 423 00:29:25.599 --> 00:29:27.640 So she's actually in the states now, but she's going back at that. 424 00:29:29.400 --> 00:29:33.720 Couple of months ago she was in Israel doing pro life ministry in Jerusalem. 425 00:29:33.759 --> 00:29:37.160 I things are a lot different. They're to do ministry. There's not 426 00:29:37.240 --> 00:29:40.910 abortion centers there. Whether there are abortion centers there, but they're actually kind 427 00:29:40.950 --> 00:29:44.349 of hidden and it's kind of a I think most of abortions take place in 428 00:29:44.509 --> 00:29:48.549 hospitals there in Israel. So it's a bit of a challenge. But she's 429 00:29:48.589 --> 00:29:52.789 there and she's being faithful. We've got a guy in Ethiopia, Abraham, 430 00:29:52.579 --> 00:29:59.140 and we've to me it's been very rewarding. Now, I donn't know about 431 00:29:59.140 --> 00:30:02.819 you, but to hear their testimonies, to hear about babies that we're saved. 432 00:30:02.859 --> 00:30:04.740 You know, it's kind of like the Apostle John Talks about that, 433 00:30:06.579 --> 00:30:08.890 to see his children walking in the D at. Yeah, I mean because 434 00:30:10.009 --> 00:30:14.569 and many of them are coming from some sidewalk experience, but not most of 435 00:30:14.609 --> 00:30:17.329 them, not a lot, some of them more than others. But where 436 00:30:17.490 --> 00:30:22.920 there. They came because they felt that they were struggling in in seeing baby 437 00:30:23.079 --> 00:30:29.720 saved at their facility and they go home after this training and it's really exciting 438 00:30:29.880 --> 00:30:37.269 to see before it after report of increased saves, increase baby's saved. It's 439 00:30:37.390 --> 00:30:41.390 just so exciting. Yes, so I just got a video from Abram in 440 00:30:41.509 --> 00:30:48.069 Ethiopia. Ethiopia is hard ground a till. Let'm yes, yeah, what's 441 00:30:48.109 --> 00:30:52.099 happening in Ethiopia as far as on the prolife scene is that abortion is actually 442 00:30:52.140 --> 00:31:00.500 illegal in Ethiopia and abortions take place to yeah, abortions illegal, but from 443 00:31:00.539 --> 00:31:07.009 what I understand, you're it's allowed in cases of rape and incest and the 444 00:31:07.170 --> 00:31:10.849 doctors not allowed to ask whether or not a woman is a victim of raprincess. 445 00:31:11.009 --> 00:31:14.089 So they didn't go in and anyone can't ask. Anyone can get in 446 00:31:14.089 --> 00:31:17.009 a boy, so anyone can get an abortion. So Abram is there and 447 00:31:17.089 --> 00:31:21.519 he's reaching out and he has literature in his own language that he's handed out. 448 00:31:21.759 --> 00:31:25.200 Yeah, and so, but he has no resources. So he had 449 00:31:25.279 --> 00:31:27.000 contacted us, you know, a few weeks ago, saying hey, I 450 00:31:27.319 --> 00:31:32.079 don't have a mobile ultrasound unit. There aren't even pregnancy resource centers. I 451 00:31:32.160 --> 00:31:36.430 don't think they're there. There isn't any way, to be really rate. 452 00:31:36.509 --> 00:31:40.230 The churches aren't really yet involved, so there's no one to go to to 453 00:31:40.430 --> 00:31:42.990 help if a woman should choose life, or even to offer, Hey, 454 00:31:44.069 --> 00:31:47.069 we have resources to help you. Yeah, and so it's kind of it's 455 00:31:47.180 --> 00:31:52.019 pretty it's rough. This is a hard ministry field or mission field that he 456 00:31:52.180 --> 00:31:55.779 has gone to. Yeah, and then we get this video. Yeah, 457 00:31:56.180 --> 00:31:57.779 awesome. By the way, nicest guy on earth. Oh yeah, such 458 00:31:57.819 --> 00:32:00.769 a God really Nice Guy. Yeah, so we want to play this video 459 00:32:00.849 --> 00:32:05.089 for you, guys, just so you can share in the blessing that we 460 00:32:05.170 --> 00:32:09.170 were able to share in. Good morning, guys, how are you doing? 461 00:32:09.329 --> 00:32:15.490 This is abby Abram from eat yourpr this Habeb. I'm one about one 462 00:32:15.529 --> 00:32:19.839 of the pushing clinic, the busiest a pushing clinic here in this Habeb, 463 00:32:20.440 --> 00:32:25.160 and I just have a goodness to tire. There's a lady of her. 464 00:32:25.480 --> 00:32:31.829 She shows coffee and the guards is pushing clinics cards and I give them this 465 00:32:32.069 --> 00:32:37.869 literature. It's written in an American, my own language, and and one 466 00:32:37.950 --> 00:32:42.470 of the lady, I think last it was, it was Friday, and 467 00:32:43.109 --> 00:32:46.380 she she was coming for an abortion, and they give her this and they 468 00:32:46.500 --> 00:32:52.140 told her about to about me, to contact with me, and told her 469 00:32:52.220 --> 00:32:57.299 not to kill her baby. So and she turned around and you give me 470 00:32:57.339 --> 00:33:00.970 a call. So I'm going to go see her today. I'm certainly happy 471 00:33:01.089 --> 00:33:06.690 and excited. The first child is saved. It's awesome. God is good 472 00:33:07.130 --> 00:33:13.759 and please keep prying. The Lord blessing brying. So you hear in the 473 00:33:13.920 --> 00:33:23.079 video Abram is sharing the testimony of actually God using the security guards to great 474 00:33:23.160 --> 00:33:27.349 stand out his literature. Now how that all played out. I'm not follow 475 00:33:27.349 --> 00:33:30.829 up with him on that because our security guards here certainly not going to be 476 00:33:30.869 --> 00:33:34.710 handed out our literature. They shred our literature. And he's following the same 477 00:33:34.750 --> 00:33:42.579 kind of theme of God using sometimes those who maybe mean evil against God's people, 478 00:33:43.019 --> 00:33:46.980 and yet they're being used to promote his plan and his purpose. Yeah, 479 00:33:46.980 --> 00:33:51.940 and I know for him it was it was pretty discouraging for a while. 480 00:33:52.099 --> 00:33:53.940 Yeah, he got trained up. I believe it was back in he 481 00:33:54.099 --> 00:33:57.970 was our first under was he was in our second south the way. Okay, 482 00:33:58.009 --> 00:34:02.049 he was in our September group. Okay, and he went back to 483 00:34:02.170 --> 00:34:06.809 Ethiopia. He actually was living here in the states and he was going to 484 00:34:06.890 --> 00:34:10.400 move like couple days after the boot camp back to Ethiopia. been here for 485 00:34:10.480 --> 00:34:15.239 like ten years. Yeah, and he went. Finally he had a hard 486 00:34:15.280 --> 00:34:17.840 time funding a place to stay, but any anyway, so he started going 487 00:34:17.880 --> 00:34:22.199 out to the abortion centers and he's seen women go in and out and he 488 00:34:22.360 --> 00:34:24.429 has really at first didn't have anything to offer them. Then he made up 489 00:34:24.429 --> 00:34:30.230 that little brochure that he hands out and to steal. Was Pretty discouraged. 490 00:34:30.469 --> 00:34:34.389 And one of the things that you and I are doing with the missionaries is 491 00:34:34.429 --> 00:34:37.190 not just training them, but we're overseeing them and encouraging them. And so 492 00:34:37.349 --> 00:34:39.780 do we do a weekly call with them and just encourage the whole group? 493 00:34:40.179 --> 00:34:44.780 And you could tell he was pretty discourage. Yeah, at a few points, 494 00:34:44.900 --> 00:34:47.659 but it on that weekly calling. In his discouragement he's saying, I've 495 00:34:47.739 --> 00:34:52.019 nothing to offer the women and both of us had the idea, well, 496 00:34:52.179 --> 00:34:57.650 maybe there's a way to ship things to him. Yeah, for a baby 497 00:34:57.730 --> 00:35:00.369 shower, and we did a little digging. We've got a bit our baby 498 00:35:00.449 --> 00:35:06.090 shower lady, Sarah, who is off with having a well, she's had 499 00:35:06.130 --> 00:35:07.840 her baby. Now our babies getting a little bit older and she agreed that 500 00:35:08.320 --> 00:35:13.719 she would oversee this because it is complicated. I found a link on Google 501 00:35:13.760 --> 00:35:16.239 where that's or yeah, I found it on Google where it is possible to 502 00:35:16.360 --> 00:35:21.199 ship things to Ethiopia through Amazon. Yeah, so we could do a virtual 503 00:35:21.280 --> 00:35:24.230 baby shower. We could find out the need ship the stuff and we have 504 00:35:24.550 --> 00:35:29.909 offered that to him and we're in the testing phase soon, yeah, on 505 00:35:30.030 --> 00:35:32.750 whether this plan will work. We certainly hope it will, because now he's 506 00:35:32.829 --> 00:35:38.139 got a woman to offer resources to. Yeah, yeah, and you can 507 00:35:38.179 --> 00:35:43.539 just see in that video the joy in Abra McGee, hear in his voice. 508 00:35:43.699 --> 00:35:46.900 Yeah, and it's joyful for us to it is very exciting. Another 509 00:35:47.900 --> 00:35:54.090 Situations Young Lady, our missionary in rolling over Virginia's Jenna, who was pretty 510 00:35:54.170 --> 00:35:59.969 discouraged for for some time not seeing any baby saved. It's difficult where she's 511 00:35:59.969 --> 00:36:04.639 at. She's had a plan parenthood that's really all from the road and Plant 512 00:36:04.719 --> 00:36:07.440 parenthood does do other things other than abortion, and so she was having a 513 00:36:07.480 --> 00:36:10.840 hard time finding, okay, who's even here from an abortion and even finding 514 00:36:10.880 --> 00:36:15.000 which days that they do abortion appointments, because some days they don't do abortions, 515 00:36:15.039 --> 00:36:19.110 like the one here in Charlotte only does abortions on Tuesday and Fridays. 516 00:36:19.150 --> 00:36:23.070 Sometimes that's hard to find out. Yeah, but anyway, we actually sent 517 00:36:23.309 --> 00:36:29.230 Amanda, who's a local here that we raised up as a sidewalk missionary, 518 00:36:29.309 --> 00:36:32.099 up to support Jenna and to help her out with some of those things. 519 00:36:32.139 --> 00:36:37.380 And think the first day that Amanda was there Jenna saw her first baby saving. 520 00:36:37.420 --> 00:36:40.900 Actually at that point it was two babies to babies say so and on 521 00:36:42.059 --> 00:36:45.980 her first day of seen any saved babies too, saved babies fans. Awesome. 522 00:36:45.139 --> 00:36:49.250 Yeah, and I was overjoyed. I Know Jenna was overjoyed, you 523 00:36:49.289 --> 00:36:52.530 could see, and I was overjoyed here to hear. Yeah, and so 524 00:36:52.730 --> 00:36:55.730 this is just kind of just sharing with you guys. God's using even this 525 00:36:55.849 --> 00:37:00.090 coronavirus stuff, even this difficult year two thousand and twenty, which has been 526 00:37:00.090 --> 00:37:01.880 hard for a lot of us, and and it's it ain't over yet, 527 00:37:02.079 --> 00:37:07.559 right. Yeah, but man, God's doing stuff. These are just too 528 00:37:07.840 --> 00:37:10.400 yeah, of the missionaries. There's there's more stories that we could share if 529 00:37:10.400 --> 00:37:14.559 you go on endlessly. Yeah. Yeah, so there's a third one that 530 00:37:14.599 --> 00:37:17.789 I do want to share it and Calli with with one of our sharing one 531 00:37:17.829 --> 00:37:22.230 of our very loyal Sidebot councers, and I've been doing this for eight years 532 00:37:22.389 --> 00:37:25.510 now. You longer, but I the most I've ever seen in a single 533 00:37:25.630 --> 00:37:31.380 day of women who have chosen life is eight, and that was an unbelievably 534 00:37:31.420 --> 00:37:35.579 exciting day. That was the most I've seen in my eight years. And 535 00:37:35.699 --> 00:37:42.300 apparently about a week ago out in Raleigh there were nine babies saved and that 536 00:37:42.579 --> 00:37:45.969 is just unheard of. Yeah, it seemed like to me. And there's 537 00:37:45.050 --> 00:37:49.210 only twenty one abortions, I think. Yeah, so it's like close to 538 00:37:49.449 --> 00:37:53.849 half. That's Charler's bottom line life. And it seems to me now you 539 00:37:53.929 --> 00:37:57.849 may have observed it a little differently, and Sharon might correct us if you're 540 00:37:57.849 --> 00:38:00.239 listening to this podcast, Yar, and we're not trying to throw you under 541 00:38:00.320 --> 00:38:02.760 under the bus and toot our own horn, but it seemed to me that 542 00:38:02.960 --> 00:38:07.880 after she had come her and Greg had come here to do the boot camp 543 00:38:07.960 --> 00:38:09.719 here in Charlotte, that the Lord they were already doing a great work. 544 00:38:09.760 --> 00:38:13.710 So I'm not, as they were kind of discount that, but it seemed 545 00:38:13.750 --> 00:38:15.590 like it went to the next left exponential. Yeah, all of a sudden 546 00:38:15.630 --> 00:38:20.030 there's, there's I think it's rare for them not to see baby safe now. 547 00:38:20.070 --> 00:38:22.510 Yeah, every day. So that God is on the move. God, 548 00:38:22.670 --> 00:38:28.179 he absolutely clearly on the move, so that in two thousand and twenty 549 00:38:28.699 --> 00:38:35.019 now we think we have estimated that there are nineteen abortion centers that, prior 550 00:38:35.059 --> 00:38:38.739 to two thousand and twenty did not have a Christian witness and they're now covered. 551 00:38:38.820 --> 00:38:43.530 Yeah, because of God raising up these God walk missions through one of 552 00:38:43.570 --> 00:38:46.530 the things that was our goal once we merge together with love life back in 553 00:38:46.650 --> 00:38:52.090 May of two thousand and twenty and just really kind of I really hit the 554 00:38:52.130 --> 00:38:54.329 ground running with trying to raise up Sibwalk missioners, put together boot camp and 555 00:38:54.650 --> 00:38:58.280 figure out what all this looks like. And we're still working the bugs out 556 00:38:58.280 --> 00:39:01.000 all of Ye but one of our goals was we want to see a Christian 557 00:39:01.000 --> 00:39:06.199 witness at every abortion center in North Carolina by the end of the year. 558 00:39:06.239 --> 00:39:10.349 They're fifteen abortion centers in North Carolina and there was one here in Charlotte, 559 00:39:10.349 --> 00:39:15.030 believe it or not, the prolife Mecca has some people view it as there 560 00:39:15.070 --> 00:39:19.429 were still one abortion center here that did not have a consistent Christian witness. 561 00:39:19.550 --> 00:39:24.340 Right and God raised up Elijah, who's now a faithful sidewalk missionary. He 562 00:39:24.460 --> 00:39:29.260 came out of a pretty good job to actually step out in faith and be 563 00:39:29.340 --> 00:39:32.139 a sidewalk missionary. So if you guys want to support my friend Elijah as 564 00:39:32.139 --> 00:39:37.059 a missionary on the sidewalk, the brothers doing amazing work raising up sidewalk counselors. 565 00:39:37.099 --> 00:39:40.050 He's out there every day. God is raising up teams around him. 566 00:39:40.489 --> 00:39:45.489 He's even to the point where, unfortunately, Plan parenthood opened up another day 567 00:39:45.489 --> 00:39:47.690 where they were doing abortions. They are only doing them on Fridays and then 568 00:39:47.809 --> 00:39:51.449 about a month ago, I believe, they started doing them on Tuesdays. 569 00:39:51.889 --> 00:39:55.119 But he's raised up enough people, Elijah has, that he's been freed up 570 00:39:55.119 --> 00:39:59.119 to be able to go to plant parenthood and since some of his volunteers there. 571 00:39:59.199 --> 00:40:04.239 Yeah, so, I mean I'm happy to announce that at this point 572 00:40:04.280 --> 00:40:08.230 every abortion center, so Durham and Chapel Hill were two kind of breaches in 573 00:40:08.269 --> 00:40:14.269 the wall. There's an consistent Christian witness at those abortion centers now. So 574 00:40:14.389 --> 00:40:19.510 I can say with with high level of confidence that there is a Christian witness 575 00:40:19.989 --> 00:40:23.380 at every abortion center in North Carolina and here in two thousand and twenty God 576 00:40:23.460 --> 00:40:27.420 has done it. Now. This not all of life. People. Hey, 577 00:40:27.539 --> 00:40:30.860 listen, we don't think we're I think I think we are the best. 578 00:40:30.940 --> 00:40:32.260 What do you think? Well, I know a little about I mean 579 00:40:32.260 --> 00:40:36.889 a little biased, but listen, as long as the gospels going forth, 580 00:40:37.289 --> 00:40:39.090 people are doing they may not like, maybe they don't do it like we 581 00:40:39.210 --> 00:40:43.210 do it or whatever. Who Cares, as long as they're doing like God 582 00:40:43.289 --> 00:40:45.449 has called them to and they're honoring the Lord and honor in his word. 583 00:40:45.969 --> 00:40:49.610 I'm happy with it. So God is raising up people, whether it be 584 00:40:49.650 --> 00:40:52.400 loved life people are otherwise, to be a Christian witness. He's abortion centers 585 00:40:52.679 --> 00:40:58.480 and God's done it this year to have a Christian witness at every abortions center 586 00:40:58.480 --> 00:41:01.360 in North Carolina. And now the goal is with Love Life America, because 587 00:41:01.440 --> 00:41:07.110 we've figured that there's about seven hundred abortion clinics in the United States of American 588 00:41:07.110 --> 00:41:08.829 and I'm actually looking right now at a map that we have on the wall 589 00:41:09.349 --> 00:41:14.349 where we've gone through and identified on this mappy United States of America where all 590 00:41:14.389 --> 00:41:16.630 of the abortion centers are. We put a little black pain. Actually, 591 00:41:16.630 --> 00:41:20.900 allied you do this. Put a little black pain where every abortion center was 592 00:41:21.659 --> 00:41:25.019 and then that that signifies an abortion center that we've not been able to identify 593 00:41:25.139 --> 00:41:30.340 Christian witness. And there's about seven hundred of abortion centers total. And then 594 00:41:30.340 --> 00:41:31.929 we went through and try to figure out where there is a Christian witness and 595 00:41:32.010 --> 00:41:36.250 we put a white pin instead of a black pin so there's a consistent Christian 596 00:41:36.289 --> 00:41:38.170 witness there. And where there's a love life presence, we put a yellow 597 00:41:38.210 --> 00:41:42.809 pen instead of a white pain and I'm believing that God's going to fill this 598 00:41:42.889 --> 00:41:45.449 up and that that fill these black pins up with yellow or white pins. 599 00:41:45.769 --> 00:41:50.199 And that really was the goal that we think. There's there's about seven hundred 600 00:41:50.239 --> 00:41:54.239 abortion centers. We figure that about seventy percent of those don't have a consistent 601 00:41:54.320 --> 00:41:59.079 Christian witness. So the goal is, and it's a big goal, that 602 00:41:59.400 --> 00:42:01.590 by November of two thousand and twenty one, we want to see a Christian 603 00:42:01.590 --> 00:42:07.070 witness at every one of these abortion centers in the United States of America by 604 00:42:07.150 --> 00:42:08.429 again, by November two thousand and twenty one. Some be praying for that, 605 00:42:08.469 --> 00:42:12.389 guys, because it's a it's a tall order, but I believe the 606 00:42:12.469 --> 00:42:15.590 Lord's in it. And why November two thousand and twenty one? I think 607 00:42:15.590 --> 00:42:20.500 there was a reason for that. There is so and one thousand nine hundred 608 00:42:20.500 --> 00:42:24.179 and twenty one. HMM, when that's when Margaret Sang, you're kind of 609 00:42:24.300 --> 00:42:28.460 launched, and Justin tells it a little better than I do. He's done 610 00:42:28.500 --> 00:42:31.690 the history on this, but it didn't. November of one thousand nineteen twenty 611 00:42:31.730 --> 00:42:37.329 one, the Margaret Singer launched the National Birth Control League, which ultimately became 612 00:42:37.329 --> 00:42:44.090 parenthood and that was the major push with the eugenics movement, the Birth Control 613 00:42:44.210 --> 00:42:49.440 Movement, the pro abortion movement. And so we want to glorify God and 614 00:42:50.159 --> 00:42:52.679 just hey, this is what the Lord has done. Every abortion center that 615 00:42:53.000 --> 00:42:57.599 Margaret Singers ultimately, and her ideology is the root of, actually has a 616 00:42:57.639 --> 00:43:00.510 Christian in front of it. Now. Yeah, again, it's all order. 617 00:43:00.670 --> 00:43:02.309 A hundred years later it's later. God has done this work. So 618 00:43:02.389 --> 00:43:07.590 it's a tall order again, but God's doing it slowly but surely. Got 619 00:43:07.670 --> 00:43:10.030 People from all over the country, all over the world that are interested in 620 00:43:10.150 --> 00:43:14.099 becoming sidewalk missionaries, and so, by God's grace, were trying to raise 621 00:43:14.139 --> 00:43:16.980 them up. And and I I when you first said that, I thought 622 00:43:17.099 --> 00:43:21.539 no way, but you know, yeah, I think God will make away. 623 00:43:21.820 --> 00:43:24.980 Yeah, but then the the last thing is that our gospel centered pro 624 00:43:25.099 --> 00:43:30.010 life podcast has continued every week without I don't think we've missed a week. 625 00:43:30.090 --> 00:43:34.969 HAVEF WE WE HAVE NOT MISSED A week without every Thursday morning. Yeah, 626 00:43:34.969 --> 00:43:37.610 I've AMS when I put them out there. Yeah, and we've been able 627 00:43:37.650 --> 00:43:44.000 to over all kinds of subjects. Even remember the podcast we did with Ebony, 628 00:43:44.639 --> 00:43:47.559 who actually was going to New York to have a third trapmaster abortion and 629 00:43:47.719 --> 00:43:52.760 God, use the coronavirus stuff and the scare from that even change her mind. 630 00:43:52.960 --> 00:43:57.230 Yeah, save her baby. Yeah, she actually testified. I gave 631 00:43:57.309 --> 00:44:01.389 her testimony at the week forty prayer walk that we did as past, just 632 00:44:01.510 --> 00:44:06.190 a couple of couple of weeks ago. Right, there was another mom in 633 00:44:06.789 --> 00:44:10.659 as we're very close to the end of of two thousand and twenty, which 634 00:44:10.739 --> 00:44:16.260 is, I think, maybe the what we wish would happen with every single 635 00:44:16.380 --> 00:44:21.940 mom who chooses life. She was out there today. Yeah, she's someone 636 00:44:22.579 --> 00:44:28.449 who came a few months ago to aboard her child and met with love life 637 00:44:28.690 --> 00:44:36.409 people and our counselors and came on the help monroe pregnancy mobile ultrasound unit out 638 00:44:36.449 --> 00:44:43.239 there and she chose life. Kind of tenuous choice. Rescheduled an abortion a 639 00:44:43.320 --> 00:44:45.960 couple days later and it was a hard fought battle for this woman. She 640 00:44:46.159 --> 00:44:50.760 was she was not walking with God. She didn't believe in God, but 641 00:44:50.880 --> 00:44:55.550 anyways, she she ended up coming to the Lord, choosing life, solid 642 00:44:55.590 --> 00:45:00.829 choice for life. Love Life and partnering ministries helped her so much in so 643 00:45:00.949 --> 00:45:07.300 many areas. She had a beautiful child. Yeah, little baby who I'm 644 00:45:07.300 --> 00:45:13.780 not sure how wildy is now a couple months and and she called today and 645 00:45:13.980 --> 00:45:19.420 said could she come out? She wanted to decide will out this sidewalk and 646 00:45:20.539 --> 00:45:23.650 to speak to the women, if possible, and to speak to the people. 647 00:45:23.809 --> 00:45:28.570 She really had a heart to speak to those people that were ushering the 648 00:45:28.610 --> 00:45:32.489 women past us and not letting them speak with us and trying to dispel the 649 00:45:32.650 --> 00:45:38.719 lies that that these socalled pro choice people were telling about us. And she 650 00:45:39.079 --> 00:45:45.719 was just it was so magnificent. It was so wonderful to see someone who 651 00:45:45.400 --> 00:45:49.159 came to the very place where she had almost well, it was actually a 652 00:45:49.159 --> 00:45:51.710 different abortion center, was the one around the corner, but had come to 653 00:45:51.789 --> 00:45:57.829 the an abortion center intending to kill her baby and now brings the baby back 654 00:45:57.989 --> 00:46:04.380 with the intention to redeem the lives of other women in similar desperate situations. 655 00:46:04.420 --> 00:46:08.340 It's pretty amazing. So, guys, we hope we hadn't been bragging too 656 00:46:08.420 --> 00:46:13.500 much have I think we've been bragging a little aloud. One day, one 657 00:46:13.539 --> 00:46:15.980 day year, we can. We can brag one day a year. Will 658 00:46:15.019 --> 00:46:20.130 really bragging on what the Lord has done. Exactly. Listen, above all 659 00:46:20.289 --> 00:46:23.170 people, blow all people. Maybe that's the more Humbley to say it whatever, 660 00:46:23.809 --> 00:46:29.610 no Mo limitations, my frailties, yeah, my inadequacies, and that, 661 00:46:29.929 --> 00:46:34.280 apart from the Lord's work, would be nothing. I wouldn't be able 662 00:46:34.320 --> 00:46:37.960 to be effective on the sidewalk helping anyone. And so anything that that we've 663 00:46:38.000 --> 00:46:42.519 shared with you guys, we're bragging on Jesus, if you can say it 664 00:46:42.639 --> 00:46:45.880 like that, what the Lord has done. But he uses people and we're 665 00:46:45.920 --> 00:46:51.269 seeing God use people all over the nation, all over the world to be 666 00:46:51.389 --> 00:46:54.429 a Gospel centered witness and we hope that this podcast is encouragement to you guys. 667 00:46:54.590 --> 00:46:58.269 This episode we hope and encouragement. Again, we're not just bragging, 668 00:46:58.829 --> 00:47:00.940 we're sharing what God has done and glorying and what the Lord has done. 669 00:47:01.539 --> 00:47:05.500 And if you guys have any interest, you who are listening, maybe you're 670 00:47:05.500 --> 00:47:08.420 already involved in sidewalk ministry but you want to get trained further, we would 671 00:47:08.460 --> 00:47:13.059 certainly be willing to get you plugged in with our sidewalk missionary boot camp if 672 00:47:13.099 --> 00:47:16.250 you kind of check the boxes and fit the criteria for that. If you 673 00:47:16.329 --> 00:47:21.010 want to reach out. Maybe you just got some questions or whatever about cybwalk 674 00:47:21.050 --> 00:47:23.010 ministry. Maybe God stir in your heart and you've never been out on a 675 00:47:23.090 --> 00:47:27.809 sidewalk. We did a podcast months ago about your first time on sidewalk and 676 00:47:27.849 --> 00:47:30.480 what that might look like to help encourage people to be out there. So 677 00:47:30.679 --> 00:47:36.039 check that out. Check out our sidewalks for lifecom website sidewalks the number four 678 00:47:36.119 --> 00:47:39.920 lifecom where there's some equipping stuff there, and we just hope that you guys 679 00:47:39.960 --> 00:47:43.320 are encouraged. We have the you guys, even in spite of all the 680 00:47:43.360 --> 00:47:46.550 foolishness of this year, and you know, not just corona but the riots 681 00:47:46.590 --> 00:47:52.389 and racial unrest and political stuff, we have the you guys are clinging to 682 00:47:52.429 --> 00:47:54.469 the Lord. Who would encourage you guys to do that so that we move 683 00:47:54.550 --> 00:47:59.219 into two thousand and twenty one, give them praise and glory to the name 684 00:47:59.219 --> 00:48:00.619 of Jesus. At the beginning of this year, at the beginning of every 685 00:48:00.659 --> 00:48:06.820 year, me and my family commit our year to the Lord to serve him, 686 00:48:07.380 --> 00:48:09.659 and I hope that you guys will commit your your year two thousand and 687 00:48:09.659 --> 00:48:13.889 twenty one to the Lord. Commit that the rest of two thousand and twenty 688 00:48:13.889 --> 00:48:15.809 two the Lord. It's not too late. Yeah, to do that and 689 00:48:15.969 --> 00:48:20.090 get involved in some capacity, to your abortion center, be out there pray, 690 00:48:21.050 --> 00:48:25.090 reach out and and share this podcast. Yeah, above all things, 691 00:48:25.849 --> 00:48:30.239 it's good about that, but do share the podcast, and with that I 692 00:48:30.360 --> 00:48:34.360 think we'll wrap this thing up. You can reach out to me Daniel at 693 00:48:34.400 --> 00:48:37.760 Love Life Dot Org, read out to her at Vicky at Love Life Dot 694 00:48:37.760 --> 00:48:42.469 Org. We love to hear from you and until next time, God bless. 695 00:48:45.829 --> 00:48:54.550 Give me our love for love, give me our love for gratitude. 696 00:48:58.659 --> 00:49:07.420 I know it will cost me my life. Nothing's too precious, and some 697 00:49:07.980 --> 00:49:07.380 that you