Nov. 19, 2020

One Pro-Life Brochure Changed Her Life (Interview with Izzy, a mom who chose life)

One Pro-Life Brochure Changed Her Life (Interview with Izzy, a mom who chose life)

We tend to think that we need to do extraordinary things to have an impact for the Lord. Izzy's story proves that all we have to do is make ourselves available and God will use us. When she arrived at the abortion center someone gave her pro-life...


We tend to think that we need to do extraordinary things to have an impact for the Lord. Izzy's story proves that all we have to do is make ourselves available and God will use us. When she arrived at the abortion center someone gave her pro-life literature and ultimately that's what God used to save her baby and change her life. Join us as we interview Izzy and let her share her story.

Transcript
WEBVTT 1 00:00:00.600 --> 00:00:05.799 I Am Yours, I am yours, I am yours, s and me, 2 00:00:06.160 --> 00:00:10.630 Lord, I am yours. Welcome to the Gospel Center pro life podcast. 3 00:00:10.750 --> 00:00:13.550 Can you believe that just one pro life brochure can save a life? 4 00:00:13.589 --> 00:00:17.149 And this episode we do an interview with Izzy who's babies life was safe just 5 00:00:17.269 --> 00:00:25.019 because someone got a brochure in her hands. Stay tuned. I felt show 6 00:00:25.699 --> 00:00:38.570 Passi touch your heart. Use Welcome to the Gospel Center pro life podcast. 7 00:00:38.729 --> 00:00:42.490 Appreciate you guys listening. Appreciate you guys joining us in this podcast. We'd 8 00:00:42.530 --> 00:00:46.570 appreciate if you guys would share this podcast and leave us a review. We've 9 00:00:46.609 --> 00:00:49.289 got a lot of as we shared on the last podcast, a lot of 10 00:00:50.920 --> 00:00:55.560 pretty stay interesting reviews from pro abortion people who don't particularly like what we do. 11 00:00:55.759 --> 00:00:59.280 But that's okay. We were able to share some of those reviews and 12 00:00:59.359 --> 00:01:03.719 hope that was a blessing you guys. But we've got a special guest today 13 00:01:03.799 --> 00:01:06.750 in this podcast. We think this really will be a blessing to you guys. 14 00:01:07.189 --> 00:01:10.950 This is a mom that chose life back in two thousand and eighteen who's 15 00:01:10.989 --> 00:01:15.390 just been a blessing to the ministry. Is he and she's joining us on 16 00:01:15.629 --> 00:01:18.939 zoom. Of course you guys can't see her, but you'll you'll hear her. 17 00:01:19.299 --> 00:01:22.140 So if the autos audios a little choppy, that might be why. 18 00:01:22.659 --> 00:01:26.459 But hopefully it'll be good quality for you guys to listen and hopefully this interview 19 00:01:26.459 --> 00:01:29.620 will be a blessing to you guys. And these interviews are designed not just 20 00:01:29.780 --> 00:01:32.299 to show how great of a ministry we have, although we think it is 21 00:01:32.420 --> 00:01:36.810 great, but it's to equip you guys. Maybe there's some things, some 22 00:01:36.930 --> 00:01:41.609 mistakes we made in reaching is he things we could have done better and she's 23 00:01:41.650 --> 00:01:44.049 going to share with us. Maybe things we could have done better, maybe 24 00:01:44.090 --> 00:01:47.519 things we did perfectly. I don't know. But either way we want you 25 00:01:47.599 --> 00:01:51.840 guys to just be equipped and so sometimes you can learn from other people's experiences 26 00:01:51.920 --> 00:01:56.000 and we can certainly learn from the perspective of a mom who came to an 27 00:01:56.000 --> 00:02:02.390 abortion center. That's always helpful, because perspective is often times massively helpful for 28 00:02:02.469 --> 00:02:07.829 us to just connect with a heart of someone who maybe we have never been 29 00:02:07.870 --> 00:02:10.990 in their shoes before. So so is he's with us today. She's got 30 00:02:12.030 --> 00:02:16.780 her little girl, Nazi in the back seat asleep and hopefully she'll stay asleep 31 00:02:16.860 --> 00:02:23.659 for this interview, but yeah, so is he. Just introduce yourself real 32 00:02:23.740 --> 00:02:27.860 quick and and then we'll get into just sharing some of your story, some 33 00:02:27.939 --> 00:02:30.409 of your background and what ultimately brought you to the abortion center and then, 34 00:02:30.569 --> 00:02:35.210 ultimately, what turns you away. So, hi, I'm is he. 35 00:02:35.849 --> 00:02:38.729 Thank you, guys, for having us on your show. It's a blessing 36 00:02:38.849 --> 00:02:43.490 to have met you, guys. Yeah, it's a blessing to know you 37 00:02:43.729 --> 00:02:46.199 isy. You've been a real blessing to our ministry for very special woman. 38 00:02:47.439 --> 00:02:53.199 Thank you, guys. Are Very special to us too. I grew up 39 00:02:53.240 --> 00:02:59.310 in New York City. I was I grew up in the Bronx. When 40 00:02:59.310 --> 00:03:05.270 I was eleven, my parents got divorced. They both got into newish relationships 41 00:03:05.270 --> 00:03:09.310 almost immediately. I had moved in with my mom and, you know, 42 00:03:09.469 --> 00:03:14.060 she would go out with her partner. I would be home alone on the 43 00:03:14.099 --> 00:03:16.699 weekends and I had lots of freedom. I made friends from the neighborhood who 44 00:03:16.699 --> 00:03:22.020 were a lot older than me. I started smoking pot. Eventually I dropped 45 00:03:22.020 --> 00:03:25.699 out of school and I just went downhill from there. HMM. I have 46 00:03:25.979 --> 00:03:30.729 seen God's hands deliver me time and time again, even while I was in 47 00:03:30.889 --> 00:03:36.930 sin. Yeah, you see, the seed was planted in me at a 48 00:03:37.009 --> 00:03:40.520 young age. I have family who passtor, a church in the Bronx and 49 00:03:40.680 --> 00:03:45.240 which I was actually dedicated by my uncle through marriage there in that church. 50 00:03:46.159 --> 00:03:51.800 My father wound up going to prison. My mom and I unfortunately never had 51 00:03:51.840 --> 00:03:55.509 a good relationship. It's now work in progress and I'm praying to God that 52 00:03:55.590 --> 00:04:01.789 he will restore our relationship. Yeah, Amen, I know. I knew 53 00:04:01.830 --> 00:04:05.069 that I needed a drastic change and I had no idea what to start. 54 00:04:05.909 --> 00:04:10.979 Now I have a childhood friend. It's pretty funny because I actually met her 55 00:04:11.020 --> 00:04:15.220 at this same church where I had told you that I was dedicated to gotta, 56 00:04:16.220 --> 00:04:20.139 and she's been living in North Carolina for quite some time now and she's 57 00:04:20.259 --> 00:04:24.370 been trying to convince me to move here for the long guess, and I 58 00:04:24.490 --> 00:04:29.410 never took her up on it until then. Yeah, she tells me she 59 00:04:29.529 --> 00:04:32.009 has a job for me here, but I had to stop smoking. I 60 00:04:32.170 --> 00:04:36.329 had never stopped smoking weed before. Like I could have headaches of cold, 61 00:04:36.490 --> 00:04:40.920 I could be dying and I would never stop smoking. Yeah, I'd always 62 00:04:40.959 --> 00:04:44.319 smoke. So this I didn't know how I was going to pull it off, 63 00:04:44.680 --> 00:04:46.959 but God right. Yeah, I prayed a guy for his assistance and 64 00:04:47.600 --> 00:04:54.790 on April nineteen, two thousand and seventeen, that morning I didn't smoke and 65 00:04:55.110 --> 00:04:58.470 then I didn't smoke for the entire day and I had no idea how I 66 00:04:58.589 --> 00:05:00.350 was going to pull this off. And I'm I just want to stay the 67 00:05:00.470 --> 00:05:04.949 fun fact. For those that that are familiar with for and twenty, it's 68 00:05:04.990 --> 00:05:12.019 National Weed Smoking holiday. Yeah, April twenty, so just a day before 69 00:05:13.060 --> 00:05:16.379 was my first day that I hadn't smoked. Wow, that's just God showing 70 00:05:16.459 --> 00:05:19.699 off. Yeah, I'm like, so how am I going to pull this 71 00:05:19.819 --> 00:05:25.889 off? I get a call from a buddy of mine who I actually used 72 00:05:25.930 --> 00:05:30.889 to play golf with and he invites me to Florida to play golf that upcoming 73 00:05:30.930 --> 00:05:38.199 weekend. This gentleman is actually a recovered attict and his field of work was 74 00:05:38.360 --> 00:05:43.120 helping people get off a drugs. Okay, this man had no idea what 75 00:05:43.240 --> 00:05:46.720 I was going through at that time when he invited me to go out and 76 00:05:46.920 --> 00:05:51.189 to Florida to this golf outing with him. So that was another God moment. 77 00:05:51.389 --> 00:05:57.870 Yeah, I was getting cravings here and there, but I I was 78 00:05:57.949 --> 00:06:02.110 distracted, you know, playing golf and I wasn't thinking about it. On 79 00:06:02.269 --> 00:06:12.259 our way back, I start sweating, I'm getting withdrawals and I'm even feeling 80 00:06:12.379 --> 00:06:16.060 suicidal and Lucky for me, I'm thirty threezero feet in the air. Yeah, 81 00:06:17.100 --> 00:06:21.970 so now I'm I'm desperate and I'm in my head and I'm like, 82 00:06:23.050 --> 00:06:27.290 okay, I'm going to make all the changes, all the necessary arrangements that 83 00:06:27.410 --> 00:06:30.050 I need to move to Charlotte. So I call my friend and I tell 84 00:06:30.050 --> 00:06:35.319 her I'm ready to go. So I mail my stuff down south and my 85 00:06:35.839 --> 00:06:39.920 my friend had a job for me here and God is just helping me in 86 00:06:40.000 --> 00:06:45.160 a supernatural way. So at that point you're you're trying to get away from 87 00:06:45.959 --> 00:06:48.870 the old friends and the culture that you were kind of member style. Yeah, 88 00:06:49.470 --> 00:06:53.389 yeah, absolutely. So it's like there's this open door to come to 89 00:06:53.509 --> 00:06:58.550 North Carolina and and ultimately you kind of check all the boxes that you need 90 00:06:58.589 --> 00:07:01.220 to check and your bags are packed in your headed this way. That's it. 91 00:07:01.459 --> 00:07:06.420 That's exactly what happened. So I get to North Carolina and I start 92 00:07:06.540 --> 00:07:12.420 working with my friend. Then I pick up another job. Eventually I'm working 93 00:07:12.459 --> 00:07:16.970 three jobs and I'm back down to two and I get transferred from my first 94 00:07:16.970 --> 00:07:23.050 job to another location and now I meet at this new location, I meet 95 00:07:23.170 --> 00:07:27.850 my daughter's father. Okay, so I'm new here. He's, you know, 96 00:07:28.050 --> 00:07:33.279 taking me out. We are, he's showing me around town and we, 97 00:07:33.920 --> 00:07:38.639 I mean we pretty much hit it off. And come November I find 98 00:07:38.639 --> 00:07:42.560 out that I'm pregnant. Mind you, sorry, I had moved here on 99 00:07:42.759 --> 00:07:47.430 May seventh of two thousand and seventeen, so that was only six months that 100 00:07:47.509 --> 00:07:51.430 I had been here in Charlotte and here I am pregnant. So just imagine 101 00:07:51.629 --> 00:07:57.069 the desperation, like I had just left New York behind to start a clean 102 00:07:57.230 --> 00:08:01.339 slate. I come here and I'm just on to get my feet went get 103 00:08:01.420 --> 00:08:03.899 established, and now I'm pregnant. Yeah, with the guy that I barely 104 00:08:03.939 --> 00:08:07.819 even know. Yeah, so I run to the abortion clinic and I meet 105 00:08:07.860 --> 00:08:11.180 you, wonderful people offering US help and hope and, best of all, 106 00:08:11.300 --> 00:08:16.730 Jesus. Yeah, which the father of the baby pushing you for the abortion, 107 00:08:16.769 --> 00:08:20.649 did even know about the baby. Um, we had both decided that 108 00:08:20.769 --> 00:08:26.329 it was in fact, very soon. He has three other children, so 109 00:08:26.009 --> 00:08:31.519 you know, our daughters his fourth. So there was definitely some pressure there, 110 00:08:31.799 --> 00:08:35.679 but at the end he was very supportive like once we were in the 111 00:08:35.720 --> 00:08:39.679 abortion clinic and he you know, I broke down in tears, you know, 112 00:08:39.799 --> 00:08:45.669 reading this pamphlet and he knows of God to so I know that he 113 00:08:45.830 --> 00:08:52.830 was also convicted. Yeah, so just to help other folks who are who 114 00:08:52.830 --> 00:08:56.259 are listening, who are maybe out of an abortion center or praying about going 115 00:08:56.340 --> 00:09:03.059 out to an abortion center, walk us through real quick maybe even from making 116 00:09:03.100 --> 00:09:05.580 the appointment to showing up for the appointment and kind of what the scene was 117 00:09:05.980 --> 00:09:09.779 when you actually showed up, maybe some of the things that when you made 118 00:09:09.779 --> 00:09:15.889 the appointment that they told you, and just kind of set that stage for 119 00:09:16.009 --> 00:09:18.210 folks that are listening, if you can. Well, when I called, 120 00:09:18.250 --> 00:09:24.159 it's actually pretty interesting because there was sometimes when I had I had gotten cold 121 00:09:24.240 --> 00:09:28.759 feet. I got it I was gonna have my baby, I was going 122 00:09:28.799 --> 00:09:31.240 to get an abortion, and I was kind of pink punting back and forth 123 00:09:31.360 --> 00:09:35.720 from that and I try to make a prenatal appointment and it was so much 124 00:09:35.919 --> 00:09:39.389 harder to make a set of prenatial appointment then it was to set an abortion, 125 00:09:41.309 --> 00:09:45.389 to get an appointment to get an abortion. And so when I called 126 00:09:45.470 --> 00:09:50.029 them and they asked me to just bring my ID and four hundred dollars and 127 00:09:50.110 --> 00:09:52.980 that's all I would need to me my appointment. I came in and the 128 00:09:52.100 --> 00:09:58.179 place was congested. There was nowhere to sit. They had this movie on 129 00:09:58.019 --> 00:10:03.139 and like the girls are just watching TV and laughing and I just couldn't believe 130 00:10:03.179 --> 00:10:05.740 it. As a matter of fact, it was a girl there who must 131 00:10:05.779 --> 00:10:09.809 have been at least six months pregnant. Her stomach was huge. Yeah, 132 00:10:09.850 --> 00:10:13.210 yeah, and that's the I mean, it's interesting that you say that. 133 00:10:13.409 --> 00:10:18.049 I could some normal thing as I'll say. It's interesting that you say that 134 00:10:18.090 --> 00:10:22.279 about the the ease of making the appointment as opposed to the difficulty of making 135 00:10:22.279 --> 00:10:26.200 an appointment to an Obie doctor. It's like, you know, it's you 136 00:10:26.279 --> 00:10:28.679 can just call up on the phone now, yeah, we'll take you, 137 00:10:28.919 --> 00:10:31.799 will take you, just bring your four hundred dollars in your ID. You 138 00:10:31.879 --> 00:10:35.070 try to make an OB appointment. Sometimes that can be a pretty difficult pass 139 00:10:35.070 --> 00:10:37.909 away. Two months. Yeah, that's a shame. Did they do any 140 00:10:37.909 --> 00:10:41.549 kind of counseling over the post? I couldn't believe it. Did they counsel 141 00:10:41.590 --> 00:10:45.350 you, I mean the abortion center? Did they counsel you over the phone 142 00:10:45.350 --> 00:10:48.750 or anything like that? Part of you showing up? No, no, 143 00:10:48.990 --> 00:10:50.220 not at all. It was like, yeah, I did just come in. 144 00:10:52.299 --> 00:10:54.500 Okay, can you come in in the morning? We have an opening 145 00:10:54.539 --> 00:10:56.820 in the morning. And that was it. It's almost like if I was 146 00:10:56.860 --> 00:11:01.299 ordering food from Doordet. Yeah, wow, yeah, and so you were 147 00:11:01.379 --> 00:11:05.129 talking about kind of how it was when actually you came into the abortion center. 148 00:11:05.169 --> 00:11:09.009 You said it was it was packed inside of there. There was a 149 00:11:09.090 --> 00:11:11.690 young lady in there. That was you said. She was looked like she 150 00:11:11.769 --> 00:11:15.529 was six months pregnant. Kind of continue on that vein and just share kind 151 00:11:15.570 --> 00:11:18.679 of what it was like in there. There was nowhere to sit. These 152 00:11:18.799 --> 00:11:22.399 girls were just glue to the TV. I couldn't believe it, you know, 153 00:11:24.200 --> 00:11:26.759 like we're killing our babies, babies right now. Their hearts are beating 154 00:11:26.759 --> 00:11:31.519 inside of us. They're feeding off of whatever we ate this morning or you 155 00:11:31.559 --> 00:11:35.950 know, and and here they are, they're watching this movie and they're just 156 00:11:37.070 --> 00:11:41.429 laughing and and it's like nothing. The girls are they work there, are 157 00:11:41.549 --> 00:11:46.179 just answering phones and make an appointments and just chilling their gum and blowing bubbles 158 00:11:46.259 --> 00:11:50.419 with, you know, blowing bubbles with they're going. It's absolutely normal. 159 00:11:50.620 --> 00:11:56.340 It's just normal. It's kind of like it's another day, a nonchalant kind 160 00:11:56.340 --> 00:11:58.419 of atmosphere, like, just like you said, another day at the office, 161 00:11:58.419 --> 00:12:01.889 right. And how did that kind of strike you? I mean, 162 00:12:01.929 --> 00:12:07.570 obviously it struck you as odd and as troubling, but what were what was 163 00:12:07.649 --> 00:12:09.409 going on in your heart that time? You're in this waiting room full of 164 00:12:09.450 --> 00:12:16.120 people you've sense because you've known the Lord, and so you're sensing some of 165 00:12:16.159 --> 00:12:18.240 the darkness. I'm sure that's inside of that place. fact, what's going 166 00:12:18.360 --> 00:12:22.120 through your mom what's going through your heart at that moment when you're sitting in 167 00:12:22.159 --> 00:12:24.799 that waiting room and you're still going back and forth whether or not you should 168 00:12:24.840 --> 00:12:26.279 go through with the abortion? Right. So now I'm in the abort and 169 00:12:26.360 --> 00:12:31.990 the abortion clinic and I have this pamphlet in my hand and I'm leading through 170 00:12:31.070 --> 00:12:35.590 it. I'm now explain that big and by the whole spring that pamphlet for 171 00:12:35.629 --> 00:12:37.509 a second is see, because I'm not sure, or maybe I missed it, 172 00:12:37.629 --> 00:12:41.950 but where and how did you get that pamphlet? So, this pamphlet. 173 00:12:43.029 --> 00:12:48.059 When we drove into the abortion clinic, they were amazing people standing outside, 174 00:12:48.340 --> 00:12:54.659 angels of God that were offering us help, leading with us not to 175 00:12:54.700 --> 00:12:58.610 kill our babies. And I received this pamphlet from one of the sidewalk counselors. 176 00:12:58.769 --> 00:13:03.450 Okay, and I did in fact bring this pamphlet inside with me and 177 00:13:03.529 --> 00:13:07.129 they didn't say didn't try to grab it or anything. They didn't even see 178 00:13:07.129 --> 00:13:09.289 it. It was like invisible to them. It was a spiritual thing. 179 00:13:09.370 --> 00:13:13.639 I honestly, it's a supernatural thing. They did not see it and I 180 00:13:13.879 --> 00:13:18.000 bought it in with me. I began to skim through it and I saw 181 00:13:18.080 --> 00:13:20.600 the pictures, I read the Scripture on there and then I saw a picture 182 00:13:20.639 --> 00:13:26.559 of an aborted fetus in the back of the book and if I'm not mistaken, 183 00:13:26.559 --> 00:13:28.710 and said that that baby was eight weeks. Oh, and I was 184 00:13:28.870 --> 00:13:33.789 fourteen weeks pregnant. Well, I mean my daughter was was pretty much formed. 185 00:13:35.230 --> 00:13:37.029 Yeah, already. You know, I had I had heard that, 186 00:13:37.470 --> 00:13:41.389 you know, they're just cells, that they don't feel anything. And so, 187 00:13:41.779 --> 00:13:43.259 do you know? I believe the lies and I'm like, okay, 188 00:13:43.299 --> 00:13:46.539 well, they're not going to feel anything and I I can't have this baby 189 00:13:46.580 --> 00:13:50.100 right now. I'm not ready and and the devil is a liar. Yeah, 190 00:13:50.460 --> 00:13:54.980 I meant one of the moms that I'm sorry, not a mom. 191 00:13:54.259 --> 00:14:00.649 She she was an employee at Planing parenthood and she gave a testimony which she 192 00:14:00.809 --> 00:14:05.450 said in this stood with me, that went a mom was sedated and they 193 00:14:05.529 --> 00:14:11.720 had to perform use the ultrasound to locate the baby before they performed the abortion 194 00:14:13.440 --> 00:14:18.159 and that she saw that the baby was fighting for its life and trying to 195 00:14:18.240 --> 00:14:22.000 grab onto its mom and that that just that just stood with me. I've 196 00:14:22.039 --> 00:14:26.950 never forgotten those words. Yeah, so this is an important point for folks 197 00:14:26.990 --> 00:14:31.309 who are listening to this podcast again, who are out there on the side 198 00:14:31.309 --> 00:14:35.750 walks are praying about going out at their local abortion center. What is he 199 00:14:35.830 --> 00:14:41.100 as sharing is is pretty powerful, but it pretty basic in that what really 200 00:14:41.139 --> 00:14:43.740 helped change her mind was a piece of literature. Yeah, and as actually 201 00:14:43.740 --> 00:14:48.100 it was vicky that got that piece of literature. To use that correct that's 202 00:14:48.500 --> 00:14:52.620 yeah, and so it because we might think, people tend to think like 203 00:14:52.820 --> 00:14:56.009 well, I've got to be like I've got to have all the answers, 204 00:14:56.370 --> 00:14:58.690 I've got to have all the stuff figured out, I've got to say everything 205 00:14:58.809 --> 00:15:03.610 just right, I've got a whatever, whatever people are using as fear and 206 00:15:03.889 --> 00:15:07.000 reasons why they might not go out and minister at an abortion center when, 207 00:15:07.039 --> 00:15:11.639 in this case, your baby was saved because somebody handed you or slipped a 208 00:15:11.639 --> 00:15:16.480 piece of literature in your vehicle and in God use that piece of literature. 209 00:15:16.519 --> 00:15:22.269 Vickie didn't really particularly say a word herself, but that literature spoke volumes, 210 00:15:22.350 --> 00:15:26.070 is what I'm hearing you say. That's right. Yes, and prayer, 211 00:15:26.309 --> 00:15:31.350 prayer, Yeah. So one of the things the Bible says, and it's 212 00:15:31.350 --> 00:15:33.870 an important truth that we all need to, as children of God, understand 213 00:15:33.870 --> 00:15:39.139 and allow it to minister to us. Where Paul talks about he plants a 214 00:15:39.220 --> 00:15:43.899 seed, a police comes along, as and waters, but God gives the 215 00:15:45.019 --> 00:15:48.659 increase. Right. So you had some seeds planted in you pretty early, 216 00:15:48.740 --> 00:15:52.450 you said, eleven years old. Even before that you were raised in church. 217 00:15:52.490 --> 00:15:56.490 So there's these seeds that are planted. They obviously had not, had 218 00:15:56.529 --> 00:16:00.769 not grown up into what God intended, because you ultimately fall into the kind 219 00:16:00.809 --> 00:16:03.519 of drug lifestyle and just turned away from the Lord. And yet those seeds 220 00:16:03.559 --> 00:16:07.679 were still there. And what happened really it's just far as what I'm hearing 221 00:16:08.480 --> 00:16:11.679 is when Vicki gave you that piece of literature, that was just pouring water 222 00:16:11.799 --> 00:16:15.360 on that seat have been planted some years ago, but Vicki pour some water 223 00:16:15.480 --> 00:16:19.750 on that seed and here it is. This seed is growing and growing and 224 00:16:19.909 --> 00:16:25.350 growing. Ultimately, that see growing in your heart translated into your precious little 225 00:16:25.509 --> 00:16:29.230 girl being safe. So talk a little bit about that. So you've have 226 00:16:29.389 --> 00:16:33.139 the literature, you're reading through it. You see that powerful image, and 227 00:16:33.179 --> 00:16:36.620 there's some images in that booklet of babies in the womb, but also that 228 00:16:36.700 --> 00:16:40.019 powerful image in the back of the booklet, which is a baby that's a 229 00:16:40.100 --> 00:16:44.259 victim of abortion, and you see that the horror of what you're about to 230 00:16:44.340 --> 00:16:47.570 do in the whole blob of tissue, clump of cells, that whole lie 231 00:16:47.769 --> 00:16:51.929 that people use, that's just right, dispelled. That darkness is has been 232 00:16:52.610 --> 00:16:56.210 dispelled by the light of truth. What happens after that point, though? 233 00:16:56.370 --> 00:17:00.289 You see that you know that I can't do this. Do you leave immediately 234 00:17:00.330 --> 00:17:06.359 or how's that? How's that scenario? R and and I tell my daughter's 235 00:17:06.400 --> 00:17:08.279 father that I just can't. I look at him and I like, I 236 00:17:08.359 --> 00:17:11.160 can't do that, I just can't, and he's like so let's go. 237 00:17:11.559 --> 00:17:17.150 And I there was a line of girls waiting to be to check in, 238 00:17:17.230 --> 00:17:19.630 I guess for their appointment. Yeah, and I'm like, excuse me, 239 00:17:19.710 --> 00:17:22.069 and I got in front of the person who was in front of the line 240 00:17:22.269 --> 00:17:26.509 and I asked a girl from ID and she just she's like what's what's wrong? 241 00:17:26.789 --> 00:17:30.460 You will right, and I'm like I just I just can't do this. 242 00:17:30.619 --> 00:17:33.299 And she try to tell I remember her saying, Oh, come on, 243 00:17:33.539 --> 00:17:37.259 girl, like like it's nothing, wow, like oh, it's fine, 244 00:17:37.339 --> 00:17:40.140 oh, I don't worry about it, it's nothing. Like. But 245 00:17:40.259 --> 00:17:42.339 they were so busy, like if, maybe, if they wouldn't have been 246 00:17:42.339 --> 00:17:45.049 so many people there in the phones wouldn't have been ringing off the hook, 247 00:17:45.930 --> 00:17:49.170 they probably would have tried to stop me, yeah, to talk me into 248 00:17:49.450 --> 00:17:52.809 into going through with the abortion. Yeah, it sounds like they were starting 249 00:17:52.849 --> 00:17:56.970 to do that, right. They that's what they were trying to do. 250 00:17:56.490 --> 00:18:00.319 I called that vibe from her. I did, because she was being very 251 00:18:00.359 --> 00:18:04.759 hesitant, and given me my license and you and I grabbed my license and 252 00:18:04.920 --> 00:18:08.200 we were out of there. Yeah, and we drove right past you guys. 253 00:18:08.559 --> 00:18:11.759 Yeah, how I wish that I would have said something to you guys 254 00:18:11.839 --> 00:18:15.029 then. But yeah, what was going through your mind? Just that you 255 00:18:15.190 --> 00:18:18.950 just wanted to get out of there as fast as possible. Oh, absolutely. 256 00:18:18.990 --> 00:18:22.990 Yeah, felt such a desperation. Yeah, yeah, was there a 257 00:18:23.109 --> 00:18:27.900 sense of any I know because we've talked to thousands of women going into abortion 258 00:18:29.019 --> 00:18:33.579 centers and so we know there's there's this fight of potential regret, but also 259 00:18:33.660 --> 00:18:37.859 relief of maybe having the abortion. But where's there when you left that abortion 260 00:18:37.980 --> 00:18:41.130 center? was there a sense of relief or maybe a sense of Gret? 261 00:18:41.250 --> 00:18:44.930 Regret, or maybe a little bit of both? What was the what was 262 00:18:44.930 --> 00:18:48.450 the feeling driving down the road? Honestly, a little bit of both at 263 00:18:48.450 --> 00:18:52.609 the time. Yeah, I remember I had just been here six months. 264 00:18:52.650 --> 00:18:57.319 I really didn't know this guy and I knew, and I don't want to 265 00:18:57.359 --> 00:19:03.640 say that, but I felt that there was going to be some kind of 266 00:19:03.720 --> 00:19:07.119 hinderance. Yeah, you know, but she she us truly a blessing. 267 00:19:07.359 --> 00:19:11.309 Yeah, to me she really is. She has saved me. Yeah. 268 00:19:11.829 --> 00:19:15.430 So I want to again folks that are listening who are going out to their 269 00:19:15.470 --> 00:19:18.230 abortion center and maybe not yet going out when you guys can understand kind of 270 00:19:18.470 --> 00:19:22.789 the scenario who in this this actually plays out a lot more than we think, 271 00:19:22.269 --> 00:19:25.700 because we might tend to think, okay, a mom choose us live, 272 00:19:26.180 --> 00:19:29.019 so she's of course going to walk over to the sidewalk or she's going 273 00:19:29.059 --> 00:19:32.019 to stop in the driveway and let us know. That was not necessarily the 274 00:19:32.099 --> 00:19:33.500 case. That was not the case for you. It's not necessarily the case 275 00:19:33.579 --> 00:19:38.009 for many of the moms that choose life. There's stories that I think we're 276 00:19:38.049 --> 00:19:41.849 not going to find out about until we stand before the Lord and the Lord 277 00:19:41.970 --> 00:19:45.049 shows us these babies that were saved. And I can say this for you, 278 00:19:45.289 --> 00:19:48.049 is he, and and for your daughter Nazi. You guys have been 279 00:19:48.089 --> 00:19:52.690 on kind of a national platform and shared your testimony and still continuing to share 280 00:19:52.690 --> 00:19:56.200 your testimony and even sharing on social media. There's going to be babies that 281 00:19:56.240 --> 00:20:00.440 are saved, is he, that you won't find out about right until you 282 00:20:00.519 --> 00:20:03.880 stand before the Lord, that were saved because you shared your testimony, because 283 00:20:03.920 --> 00:20:07.990 of this podcast, even right now. Yeah, I mean this is an 284 00:20:07.029 --> 00:20:11.950 equipping podcast. It helps equip Christians and people are going to be really encouraged. 285 00:20:12.230 --> 00:20:15.549 People, the boldness of God is going to rise up in people that 286 00:20:15.630 --> 00:20:18.509 are listening to this podcast that they can actually go and they can stand and 287 00:20:18.670 --> 00:20:21.940 they can hand out literature and babies are going to be saved just through you 288 00:20:22.059 --> 00:20:26.339 sharing this this testimony right, and they can also not be dismayed when they 289 00:20:26.380 --> 00:20:29.779 don't see any visible fruit. Because we didn't know that day. In fact, 290 00:20:29.779 --> 00:20:33.059 as I recall, it was at least several weeks or maybe months later 291 00:20:33.220 --> 00:20:37.250 that you did call me, because we put our number right, yeah, 292 00:20:37.289 --> 00:20:41.809 on the back of the so you had my number and my name and sometime 293 00:20:41.930 --> 00:20:45.210 later you decided to call. Yes, your number was in the back of 294 00:20:45.250 --> 00:20:49.559 the pamphlet. I was very hesitant. Yeah, and and using that number. 295 00:20:49.720 --> 00:20:52.759 And why is that? So Ashamed? I mean, how how do 296 00:20:52.839 --> 00:20:56.039 I call and say hey, I was I'm the girl that was going to 297 00:20:56.079 --> 00:20:59.119 kill her baby, you know, like God was. I was ashamed. 298 00:20:59.200 --> 00:21:02.839 I was really embarrassed, Uh Huh, but I'm so glad that I did 299 00:21:02.960 --> 00:21:06.470 call you. Yeah, and that what a great idea, you putting your 300 00:21:06.509 --> 00:21:08.190 number back there, by the way. Yeah, yeah, that's something we 301 00:21:08.269 --> 00:21:14.390 encourage all of the the folks that we train to do sidewalk ministry, whether 302 00:21:14.390 --> 00:21:18.700 it be our volunteers here locally or the sidewalk missionaries that were raising up Nashally, 303 00:21:18.180 --> 00:21:22.700 is to have some kind of personal contact number, because there are many 304 00:21:22.779 --> 00:21:26.900 women like yourself that would take a piece of literature and going on into the 305 00:21:26.940 --> 00:21:30.099 parking lot and maybe choose life or maybe take a piece of literature and keep 306 00:21:30.140 --> 00:21:33.250 driving. But we don't really know some of the needs that they have. 307 00:21:33.529 --> 00:21:37.930 That let mean we've got, thank God, so many resources to help meet 308 00:21:37.930 --> 00:21:41.569 these knees and we want to meet those needs. But so many would just 309 00:21:41.730 --> 00:21:45.650 take a piece of literature. And so to have a personal contact number on 310 00:21:45.769 --> 00:21:48.880 there, and we are intentional about it being handwritten to so that you know 311 00:21:49.079 --> 00:21:53.359 there's there's personal contacts, not just some print out, even though print ounce 312 00:21:53.359 --> 00:21:57.000 are great, right, but it's a personal contact number. Now for some 313 00:21:57.119 --> 00:22:00.240 folks who may be thinking, well, I want to put my contact number 314 00:22:00.240 --> 00:22:03.990 on a piece of literature because I don't want it just going out to everybody. 315 00:22:03.869 --> 00:22:07.910 Maybe get a google voice number or some other number. That's not your 316 00:22:07.910 --> 00:22:10.630 number, Vicky. You put your personal number there. That's kind of risky, 317 00:22:11.230 --> 00:22:14.509 but it's paid off, especially in is he store. But I mean 318 00:22:14.589 --> 00:22:17.380 you have moms that text you so all the time. I get calls off 319 00:22:17.460 --> 00:22:19.740 the time. It calls from moms that are seeking help. But I'm wondering 320 00:22:19.859 --> 00:22:26.779 to see why why you waited so long to call be and why did you 321 00:22:26.059 --> 00:22:30.170 call so you waited, maybe out of the embarrassment not knowing who I am. 322 00:22:30.210 --> 00:22:36.170 I'm a stranger you. So, but what what finally made you call? 323 00:22:36.690 --> 00:22:40.210 What was going on? I thought that I had to give you the 324 00:22:40.609 --> 00:22:45.920 credit that you deserved. I wanted to let you know that, because you 325 00:22:45.079 --> 00:22:51.720 were standing out there and you gave me this literature, that that I had 326 00:22:51.759 --> 00:22:56.240 in fact chosen life for my baby and I wanted to see. I was 327 00:22:56.319 --> 00:23:00.390 kind of, I guess, looking for a friend, looking for someone that 328 00:23:00.430 --> 00:23:03.910 I can talk to, that could maybe understand the situation I was in, 329 00:23:04.430 --> 00:23:08.309 and I wasn't expecting to be as blessed as I was by it either. 330 00:23:08.349 --> 00:23:12.980 Yeah, yeah, it's good you say that. Expound on that a little 331 00:23:14.019 --> 00:23:18.700 bit. So when you reached out to Vicki, you are more the motivation 332 00:23:18.859 --> 00:23:21.619 was just hey, thank you for being out there. You felt kind of 333 00:23:21.740 --> 00:23:25.339 almost like, I don't know, beholding to her because she helps you to 334 00:23:25.380 --> 00:23:29.329 use life just with that literature. But it became more than just hey, 335 00:23:29.490 --> 00:23:33.130 thank you, see you later. It became a relationship, and not just 336 00:23:33.210 --> 00:23:37.329 a relationship with Vicki, but a relationship with a church here in Charlotte, 337 00:23:37.450 --> 00:23:42.279 right, right, right, Vicky's. I love her so much. She 338 00:23:42.640 --> 00:23:49.119 is so easy to talk to. She connected me to a mentor and also 339 00:23:49.160 --> 00:23:56.069 connected me to the body of Christ. She gave me so many phone numbers 340 00:23:56.190 --> 00:23:59.750 with different resources for job placement, schooling, like you name it, we 341 00:23:59.869 --> 00:24:04.430 had it and I'm very grateful for that. My mentor celebrated us with an 342 00:24:04.470 --> 00:24:08.789 amazing babys hour. I told Vickid the other day, I texted her I 343 00:24:08.950 --> 00:24:15.140 still have books and toys that Nazi can't use until she's five years old. 344 00:24:15.380 --> 00:24:18.460 That's amazing. I mean, yeah, I hadn't for diapers for like a 345 00:24:18.579 --> 00:24:22.619 whole year, and by diapers at all, like, yeah, we got 346 00:24:22.700 --> 00:24:27.089 everything, from crabs. I mean there's so many things that that we received 347 00:24:27.170 --> 00:24:32.410 that I wasn't expecting to be as blessed as we were. Really, we're 348 00:24:32.490 --> 00:24:34.490 blessed in so many ways. Yeah, and you're still in touch with that 349 00:24:34.569 --> 00:24:38.519 mentor, Right, she's come come up friends, right. Yeah, so 350 00:24:38.680 --> 00:24:42.960 that was a mentor. I Mentor Three Love Life, Charlotte, who helped 351 00:24:44.000 --> 00:24:48.359 you, helped to provide resources and became a good friend. Yes, yeah, 352 00:24:48.400 --> 00:24:51.119 yeah, now, one of the things that I think is is pretty 353 00:24:51.119 --> 00:24:56.910 cool. By God's grace, we see, I mean not enough, but 354 00:24:56.829 --> 00:25:00.670 praise God enough moms choose life, if you know what I mean. I 355 00:25:00.750 --> 00:25:04.150 mean when one baby killed through abortionist too many, and every life saved is 356 00:25:04.190 --> 00:25:10.420 a tremendous blessing and we so we see on a regular basis moms choose life. 357 00:25:10.539 --> 00:25:12.259 We praise God for that, but it's not very often that we see 358 00:25:12.259 --> 00:25:18.339 a mom who chose life actually bring her baby out to the abortion center. 359 00:25:18.980 --> 00:25:22.089 And it seems like you, you're pretty intentional. Every time you're in town. 360 00:25:22.210 --> 00:25:25.890 You're still back and forth to New York some right with with family and 361 00:25:26.009 --> 00:25:29.690 all of that. You come and visit and it's like you're intentional about stopping 362 00:25:29.730 --> 00:25:33.009 by and encouraging us and bringing a little nazy always. What does it feel 363 00:25:33.089 --> 00:25:37.240 like by yeah, what does it feel like to know that, okay, 364 00:25:37.400 --> 00:25:41.400 one time you were in that abortion center, you're about to take the life 365 00:25:41.599 --> 00:25:44.599 of your baby, but now here you are standing on the sidewalk and I've 366 00:25:44.640 --> 00:25:48.920 literally seen you. They're holding Nazi and even reaching out there and even engaging 367 00:25:49.069 --> 00:25:52.269 with some of the pro abortion people. What's that feel like, just being 368 00:25:52.309 --> 00:25:56.829 there on the sidewalk? That's that's only something God can do. Yeah, 369 00:25:56.829 --> 00:26:02.109 yeah, I love dropping by every time we're in town and encouraging everyone out 370 00:26:02.109 --> 00:26:04.539 there and remind them that they're not standing there in vain. I know that 371 00:26:04.859 --> 00:26:10.259 these pull choices are constantly attacking and mocking them and telling them that they're not 372 00:26:10.339 --> 00:26:11.980 doing anything. In fact, the last time that you were out there, 373 00:26:12.019 --> 00:26:17.779 which was recently, they told me that we had paid you and that you 374 00:26:17.819 --> 00:26:22.769 were a plant that and I know you poured out your heart to them whole 375 00:26:22.890 --> 00:26:30.170 showing them nasty and and there respons yeah, yeah, that's insane. I 376 00:26:30.210 --> 00:26:32.650 mean, you guys didn't even know I was in town. No, I 377 00:26:32.809 --> 00:26:36.119 popped up on you guys when you were training, I think you were training 378 00:26:36.200 --> 00:26:40.440 those. That was correct. Yeah, you turn around, you saw I 379 00:26:40.480 --> 00:26:41.920 mean you're like, Hey, what are you doing here? You guys had 380 00:26:42.039 --> 00:26:45.440 no idea. How wasn't town and well, apparently we planted you to convince 381 00:26:45.559 --> 00:26:51.470 people that that that we tell the truth as a liar, right. Yeah, 382 00:26:52.190 --> 00:26:55.470 yeah, I mean I think that's been a pretty common theme in many 383 00:26:55.549 --> 00:26:57.990 of the stories, and especially your story, is that God is good, 384 00:26:59.150 --> 00:27:03.859 but the devil is a liar. The devil uses all kinds of people, 385 00:27:03.859 --> 00:27:07.779 all kinds of just manipulation of these ideas, just simply, like you said, 386 00:27:08.299 --> 00:27:11.619 that it's just a Blob of tissue or club of sales, and the 387 00:27:11.740 --> 00:27:15.700 devil influences women to go into abortion clinics, take the lives of their babies, 388 00:27:15.730 --> 00:27:18.609 believe in the lie that's a Blob of tissue or clump of cells. 389 00:27:18.329 --> 00:27:22.009 He uses that same line to thank yeah, he uses that same lie to 390 00:27:22.089 --> 00:27:26.490 fuel the abortion industry and the people that are working behind the desk, the 391 00:27:26.609 --> 00:27:30.720 pro abortion people that are standing out front just being vile, just this this 392 00:27:30.920 --> 00:27:34.240 whole lie that it's just a blob of tissue or clump of cells. But 393 00:27:34.519 --> 00:27:37.799 is you? We know better. You got your you got your Blob of 394 00:27:37.880 --> 00:27:41.720 tissue, your clump of sales in the back seat. There, Miss Nazi, 395 00:27:41.039 --> 00:27:45.950 that's who just your tremendous blessing. Talk a little bit about what God 396 00:27:45.990 --> 00:27:48.710 has done in your life through through her being in your life. So, 397 00:27:48.869 --> 00:27:55.309 because of Nazi, I blessed with the Gift of Motherhood. I stopped partying, 398 00:27:55.549 --> 00:27:59.380 I stopped smoking, and it led me, because of you guys, 399 00:27:59.579 --> 00:28:03.259 introducing me to the body of Christ all over again. I am and I 400 00:28:03.420 --> 00:28:10.299 was clear headed from not doing drugs and smoking, and glad God had cleansed 401 00:28:10.380 --> 00:28:14.210 me on the inside so that my baby can have a healthy womb to grow 402 00:28:14.289 --> 00:28:19.130 in. Yeah, she she has been such a tremendous blessing and she has 403 00:28:19.410 --> 00:28:25.569 literally just changed me. Yeah, she has changed me and I'm I feel 404 00:28:25.569 --> 00:28:27.720 like I'm a better me because of her and, of course, to God 405 00:28:27.799 --> 00:28:32.799 the glory pers and foremost, and I'm so thankful to you guys who for 406 00:28:32.920 --> 00:28:34.759 being out there and standing in the gap. Yeah, I wanted to ask 407 00:28:34.759 --> 00:28:41.279 you about that. I think your relationship with God did change from a moment, 408 00:28:41.549 --> 00:28:44.230 from the moment that you made that choice for life. You returned to 409 00:28:44.230 --> 00:28:48.309 the same circumstances, the same worries, the same fears, the same guy, 410 00:28:48.470 --> 00:28:52.589 the same just moving there six months ago and now you're pregnant with not 411 00:28:52.750 --> 00:28:57.819 quite knowing how you're going to manage. But something changed in you when you 412 00:28:57.940 --> 00:29:02.460 made that choice to follow God, which really is what that was. That 413 00:29:02.619 --> 00:29:06.740 choice to have your baby was the choice. So how has your relationship with 414 00:29:06.859 --> 00:29:11.569 God changed and developed since that moment? Oh, well, it has not 415 00:29:11.769 --> 00:29:15.490 been easy. When we give our lives to Christ, a lot of us 416 00:29:15.529 --> 00:29:19.890 think that it's going to be easy and it's not. I feel like I'm 417 00:29:21.529 --> 00:29:25.440 I've actually been attacked more than I used to when I was in the world. 418 00:29:26.119 --> 00:29:30.119 But it is a narrow path and I understand why. You know, 419 00:29:30.799 --> 00:29:33.400 Shelly Baptize me. Yeah, and Shelly. Just just for the people that 420 00:29:33.440 --> 00:29:37.950 are listening that may not know, shelley was and and still helps with appointing 421 00:29:38.029 --> 00:29:42.950 mentors to MOMS who choose life, and so she knew you from very early 422 00:29:44.029 --> 00:29:48.509 on and was a very good friend from the beginning and helpful. She connected 423 00:29:48.589 --> 00:29:52.789 me to my mentor and contecttion to correct yeah, and she baptized me. 424 00:29:52.829 --> 00:29:56.259 Actually got baptized on the day of Pentecost. Yeah, made thirty one and 425 00:29:57.019 --> 00:30:00.539 this, this walk with Gadya, has definitely not been easy, but it's 426 00:30:00.579 --> 00:30:04.859 worth it. Yeah, and I'm seeing his hand move in a tremendous way, 427 00:30:06.579 --> 00:30:08.329 especially the way times are now, these days. We are, I 428 00:30:08.490 --> 00:30:11.529 do believe that we are living in the last days. Yeah, and you 429 00:30:11.609 --> 00:30:17.569 know, those who are standing in the gap for these babies are under massive 430 00:30:17.609 --> 00:30:23.000 attack in the spirit realm because about it. That says modern day were sacrifices 431 00:30:23.079 --> 00:30:26.440 to moloch. Oh, yeah, definitely is. Yeah, totally agree with 432 00:30:26.519 --> 00:30:30.319 you there. Yeah, yeah, the pasture a couple of days ago, 433 00:30:30.480 --> 00:30:34.789 just talking to me about that very that very point and just kind of the 434 00:30:34.829 --> 00:30:37.549 view. You know, you look at Israel back in the days of the 435 00:30:37.670 --> 00:30:44.069 prophets and how they'd rebelled against God and sacrifice their children to Molich and to 436 00:30:44.190 --> 00:30:48.869 bail and God judged the children of Israel because of that. What we're seeing 437 00:30:48.869 --> 00:30:52.819 in this day and age is not too much different. And when we have 438 00:30:52.940 --> 00:30:57.099 the high places, these abortion clinics, people are going and they may not 439 00:30:57.180 --> 00:31:03.220 be directly sacrificing to to molech or to bail or two demons, but they're 440 00:31:03.259 --> 00:31:10.730 certainly sacrificing to the college education, their boyfriend there, whatever relationship. They're 441 00:31:10.730 --> 00:31:17.009 trying to maintain their status quo. Now some are sacrificing to demons and making 442 00:31:17.130 --> 00:31:19.440 I mean we've certainly seen some of that. It's some of our facebook interactions 443 00:31:19.920 --> 00:31:25.039 and some of our reviews on our podcast where these people are just blatantly Satan 444 00:31:25.079 --> 00:31:30.240 worshippers. But mostly in America the Satan worship is kind of under the you 445 00:31:30.319 --> 00:31:33.789 knows, under the radar whatever, but it's still darkness, it's still the 446 00:31:33.869 --> 00:31:38.269 spirit of death. Nonetheless, yeah, it's and that's a reality that that 447 00:31:38.430 --> 00:31:44.869 many Christians don't really understand. We were made for battle. Battle is not 448 00:31:45.109 --> 00:31:48.299 fun, it's not easy, but we were made for battle. And so, 449 00:31:48.420 --> 00:31:52.420 as we kind of wrap this up, all you guys who are involved 450 00:31:52.500 --> 00:31:56.500 on the sidewalk, all of you guys who are praying about getting involved on 451 00:31:56.579 --> 00:32:00.579 the sidewalk, now is the time for the church to rise up. Now 452 00:32:00.779 --> 00:32:05.930 is the time for us to stand and boldly proclaim who Jesus is. His 453 00:32:06.130 --> 00:32:08.289 Standard of truth, not the world standard of truth, but God standard of 454 00:32:08.369 --> 00:32:14.410 truth, and God's word does not return void. You're hearing that with is 455 00:32:14.490 --> 00:32:19.279 he and what God did in her life, there are women all over these 456 00:32:19.400 --> 00:32:22.319 United States and all over the world who are believing some of the same lies 457 00:32:22.400 --> 00:32:28.839 that she believed and they're going into abortion clinics all across this nation. They're 458 00:32:28.839 --> 00:32:34.349 under this spirit of delusion and darkness and they're going to sacrifice their children to 459 00:32:34.430 --> 00:32:38.789 these false gods, these false ideas, and someone needs to stand in the 460 00:32:38.910 --> 00:32:44.500 gap. WHO's called to do that? It's not politicians, it's not not 461 00:32:45.019 --> 00:32:47.420 the Supreme Court, is not the Supreme Corp Donald Trump's not going to fix 462 00:32:47.539 --> 00:32:52.299 this problem. Joe Biden certainly is not going to fix this problem. It 463 00:32:52.660 --> 00:32:55.339 is the Church of Jesus Christ that is called to stand in the gap, 464 00:32:55.980 --> 00:32:59.890 and so I want to encourage you guys. Some of you are still dragging 465 00:32:59.930 --> 00:33:01.849 your feet. You've been listening to this podcast for a while and you've been 466 00:33:01.890 --> 00:33:05.970 praying. I want to get involved and listen to this podcast because, after 467 00:33:06.009 --> 00:33:07.849 all, these people are doing a great work. Well, it's not us, 468 00:33:08.170 --> 00:33:12.690 it's actually the Holy Spirit, and if you're a Christian, you've got 469 00:33:12.809 --> 00:33:15.200 him in you. You've got the Holy Spirit in you, and what you 470 00:33:15.319 --> 00:33:19.079 say, what you do, the literature that you hand out, the relationships 471 00:33:19.160 --> 00:33:22.839 that you that you offer and that you build out there on the sidewalk are 472 00:33:23.039 --> 00:33:27.269 going to bear fruit for the Lord. Now, like like is he said. 473 00:33:27.349 --> 00:33:30.029 It's not easy, right, no one's believing the lie. That soon 474 00:33:30.230 --> 00:33:34.710 is is he chose life, that her whole life became just a bed of 475 00:33:34.710 --> 00:33:37.990 roses. And is easy, though. It was a battle, but it 476 00:33:37.109 --> 00:33:43.259 was a battle where the Lord fights with you. The Lord is fighting on 477 00:33:43.460 --> 00:33:45.259 our side. When we take up that shield of faith, we will the 478 00:33:45.380 --> 00:33:49.539 sword of the spirit. The Lord is fighting alongside us. So is he. 479 00:33:49.859 --> 00:33:52.579 I appreciate you so much just sharing your testimony. Appreciate you just sharing 480 00:33:52.619 --> 00:33:57.930 the the encouragement that you shared massively encouraging to me and, I note, 481 00:33:57.970 --> 00:34:00.769 to Vicky. Always has been, is it? You're very unusual and and 482 00:34:00.970 --> 00:34:06.250 biblical in a sense, and that of the ten lepers that were healed, 483 00:34:06.690 --> 00:34:10.679 nine happily went on their way, rejoicing, but not turning around to thank 484 00:34:10.760 --> 00:34:15.000 God and to thank the one who had healed them. But you do. 485 00:34:15.519 --> 00:34:20.719 You consistently turn around over and over and over again to say thank you, 486 00:34:21.159 --> 00:34:24.630 and it means so much to us. You invariably do it on a very 487 00:34:24.750 --> 00:34:30.829 dark day when we sorely need some encouragement. God seems to always send you 488 00:34:30.949 --> 00:34:34.710 it just the right moment. Yeah, so it. That has been why, 489 00:34:35.110 --> 00:34:37.829 for me, is he is just one of my favorites, always will 490 00:34:37.909 --> 00:34:40.500 be. Just has so much gratitude in her heart, and I think that 491 00:34:40.539 --> 00:34:45.380 that is evidence of a heart that has been truly transformed by our Savior. 492 00:34:45.420 --> 00:34:50.900 Yeah, yeah, absolutely, so easy. Again, we thank you for 493 00:34:51.139 --> 00:34:54.289 coming on and sharing with us, and with that I want to wrap this 494 00:34:54.409 --> 00:34:59.050 thing up. So I guess we love you guys so much and we're so 495 00:34:59.210 --> 00:35:02.210 grateful for you and everything you guys do. Yeah, always remember it's not 496 00:35:02.489 --> 00:35:07.800 in vain. Anyone listening? It's not in vain. Amen. Amen, 497 00:35:07.000 --> 00:35:10.440 thank you so, sir. So with that, guys, we appreciate you 498 00:35:10.559 --> 00:35:14.280 listening again, as we started out, we'd love for you guys to leave 499 00:35:14.320 --> 00:35:17.840 us a review on itunes. We'd love for you guys to share this podcast 500 00:35:17.920 --> 00:35:22.150 whether the other folks you think would be blessed by it. Shoot over ideas 501 00:35:22.269 --> 00:35:27.309 that you might have for a future podcasts for us, and we'd certainly love 502 00:35:27.429 --> 00:35:31.349 to put those ideas into a podcast. If you have questions, maybe you 503 00:35:31.429 --> 00:35:35.940 have just some questions about going out to the sidewalk. Maybe you have questions 504 00:35:35.940 --> 00:35:37.739 about how to get equipped and how to get involved. We'd certainly love to 505 00:35:37.820 --> 00:35:40.500 help you to do that and point you in the right direction. So you 506 00:35:40.539 --> 00:35:45.219 can reach out to me. D Parks Cities for Lifecom, you can reach 507 00:35:45.260 --> 00:35:49.420 out to hurt vcssi Oreg at cities for lifecom. But until next time, 508 00:35:49.739 --> 00:36:02.449 God bless give me our love for love, give me our loft for gratitude. 509 00:36:06.480 --> 00:36:14.960 I know it will cost me my life. Nothing's too precious. And 510 00:36:15.239 --> 00:36:15.239 some met you