Dec. 24, 2020

Tips for Effective Strategy at the Abortion Center

Tips for Effective Strategy at the Abortion Center

The work we do on the sidewalk is first and foremost a Holy Spirit guided ministry. However, there are practical strategies that we can employ that could help us be as effective as possible. In this episode, Vicky and I talk through some of those...


The work we do on the sidewalk is first and foremost a Holy Spirit guided ministry. However, there are practical strategies that we can employ that could help us be as effective as possible. In this episode, Vicky and I talk through some of those strategies and give you tips to help equip you.

Transcript
WEBVTT 1 00:00:00.560 --> 00:00:06.440 I Am Yours, I am yours, I am yours and me, Lord, 2 00:00:06.919 --> 00:00:10.869 I am welcome to the Gospel Center pro life podcast. This episode we're 3 00:00:10.869 --> 00:00:14.429 going to talk about strategy. I'm to talk about how to be most effective 4 00:00:14.509 --> 00:00:18.750 out on the sidewalk at the abortion center to see baby saved in the Gospel 5 00:00:18.829 --> 00:00:29.059 proclaimed. Stay with us. I felt show passish, touch your heart, 6 00:00:29.820 --> 00:00:38.210 use me. Well, welcome to the Gospel Center pro life podcast. Appreciate 7 00:00:38.250 --> 00:00:42.729 you, guys listing. Appreciate you guys tuning in and taking in this content 8 00:00:42.890 --> 00:00:47.049 that we so graciously put out there for you guys. We do our best 9 00:00:47.090 --> 00:00:51.359 to put out content that will bless you. Mainly focused on sidewalk ministry, 10 00:00:52.079 --> 00:00:55.679 although we focus on other subjects as well, but we kind of like to 11 00:00:55.719 --> 00:00:58.960 stay in our lane and I think we know a little bit, at least 12 00:00:59.280 --> 00:01:02.679 a little touch, about sidewalk council. Taking US twenty years right, yeah, 13 00:01:02.719 --> 00:01:04.870 all right. So anyway, we're going to talk, just to get 14 00:01:04.909 --> 00:01:08.109 right to the point, about team strategy. Some of the things that we 15 00:01:08.269 --> 00:01:12.230 find with the sidewalk missionaries that we're seeing raised up all over the country, 16 00:01:12.230 --> 00:01:18.469 all over the world, is that some of the practical stuff is is being 17 00:01:18.579 --> 00:01:22.260 missed or just they just don't know about these practical things, stuff that we've 18 00:01:22.299 --> 00:01:26.340 learned over the years that helps out with our sidewalk teams that we've trained and 19 00:01:26.579 --> 00:01:30.060 raised up here in Charlotte. And so just we're going to talk about certain 20 00:01:30.060 --> 00:01:34.010 dynamic certain things to be aware of. We've already shared some of this with 21 00:01:34.049 --> 00:01:37.849 our sidewalk missionaries, which is why, because these questions kind of came across 22 00:01:37.849 --> 00:01:42.090 our desk, so to speak. Yeah, and so we've answered some of 23 00:01:42.129 --> 00:01:47.519 these questions. We've helped some of our cybalk missionaries through at least laying out 24 00:01:47.560 --> 00:01:51.159 of strategy for their teams out on the sidewalks and we thought, Hey, 25 00:01:51.239 --> 00:01:53.959 let's put this out there in a podcast for some of our other subwalk missionaries, 26 00:01:55.480 --> 00:01:59.480 for other individuals who are doing the cybbalk ministry that are not necessarily associated 27 00:01:59.519 --> 00:02:01.870 with love life or cities for life or anything like that, because we think 28 00:02:01.909 --> 00:02:06.310 that some of these practical things that we learned would be a blessing to you 29 00:02:06.510 --> 00:02:08.349 guys. Yes, some of them seem so basic that we kind of forget, 30 00:02:08.789 --> 00:02:12.389 you know, we think we just assume everyone knows them, and maybe 31 00:02:12.430 --> 00:02:15.069 they do. A lot of them are just common sense, but they're useful 32 00:02:15.349 --> 00:02:19.740 to go through and just delineate what they are. Yeah, yeah, absolutely 33 00:02:19.939 --> 00:02:23.060 know it's easy for us, you know, when you're in a certain field 34 00:02:23.099 --> 00:02:28.419 of work, it is easy to forget that some of the things are just 35 00:02:28.580 --> 00:02:31.689 very basic to you. They're like everybody knows this. Actually aren't basic to 36 00:02:31.810 --> 00:02:36.009 everybody. They've become second nature to us. Yeah, we've done it first 37 00:02:36.090 --> 00:02:38.009 exactly. Yeah, so we're going to talk about some of these things. 38 00:02:38.050 --> 00:02:42.569 We're going to talk about just some of the different strategies that you guys can 39 00:02:42.650 --> 00:02:46.120 employ. Again, some of the things to watch out for, some some 40 00:02:46.280 --> 00:02:50.919 of the things to be aware of when you're when you're trying to organize your 41 00:02:50.960 --> 00:02:55.240 team's God is raising up people all across this country to do ministry at Sidewalks. 42 00:02:55.280 --> 00:02:59.710 Not Everybody can be a silwalk missionary. We talked about that some months 43 00:02:59.710 --> 00:03:02.629 ago. We did a podcast about sidewalk missionaries and you guys know, if 44 00:03:02.629 --> 00:03:07.550 you've been listening for a while, that we've merged cities for life, emerged 45 00:03:07.590 --> 00:03:12.030 with love life, in an effort to raise up silwalk missionaries all over the 46 00:03:12.150 --> 00:03:15.620 country. And part of our role, part of my role primarily, and 47 00:03:15.659 --> 00:03:17.780 then you're helping me out with this because you're such a wonderful person, is 48 00:03:17.979 --> 00:03:23.020 in training these silwalk missionaries. And so again, we've had some of these 49 00:03:23.060 --> 00:03:25.460 questions come across our desk and so we're going to kind of answer these more 50 00:03:25.699 --> 00:03:29.210 in a broader sense rather than just kind of a one on one sense. 51 00:03:29.370 --> 00:03:34.729 Yeah, so the first one is really kind of the where everybody has to 52 00:03:34.889 --> 00:03:38.330 start. Yeah, your focus, keep the main thing, the main thing, 53 00:03:38.610 --> 00:03:43.520 focus on the mission. Yeah, and so what's our main mission? 54 00:03:44.199 --> 00:03:46.240 Well, would you say to me? Our main mission, we always say, 55 00:03:46.719 --> 00:03:50.759 is to bring glory to the name of Jesus Amen's that's our main goal. 56 00:03:50.960 --> 00:03:53.639 Yeah, but under that, God has called us, we believe, 57 00:03:54.319 --> 00:03:59.310 to be a Gospel centered presence at the abortion centers. Right, so we 58 00:03:59.430 --> 00:04:03.710 are called to reach MOMS and to rescue babies from death. That's why we're 59 00:04:03.710 --> 00:04:08.750 out there at the abortion center. We're not out there to even as tempting 60 00:04:08.750 --> 00:04:12.259 as it is, to reach out to the pro boards that are out there 61 00:04:12.340 --> 00:04:15.780 or the security guards that are there, even the abortion workers. All of 62 00:04:15.900 --> 00:04:18.660 those people are important to the Lord. All of those people are loved by 63 00:04:18.819 --> 00:04:24.100 God and we believe God can, even God will, save all who turned 64 00:04:24.180 --> 00:04:29.170 to him. Yeah, however, when Jesus called you to be at the 65 00:04:29.209 --> 00:04:32.649 abortion center, he didn't call you there to reach out to pro abortion people. 66 00:04:32.649 --> 00:04:36.290 Yeah, he called you to reach out to the MOMS and to rescue 67 00:04:36.290 --> 00:04:41.519 those babies that are scheduled to die. So keep that as your primary focus. 68 00:04:41.680 --> 00:04:45.240 Now we've seen abortion workers come to the Lord. We did a podcast 69 00:04:45.279 --> 00:04:48.120 with Kevin, who used to be actually one of the escorts that opposed what 70 00:04:48.199 --> 00:04:51.279 we're doing right, and God saved him and now he's volunteering on the sidewalk 71 00:04:51.279 --> 00:04:55.110 here in Charlotte. Praise God for that. God can reach those people. 72 00:04:55.110 --> 00:04:58.110 Were not saying don't reach out to those people, but they just can't be 73 00:04:58.629 --> 00:05:00.829 the main thing. That's right. Once there was a fisherman fishing at the 74 00:05:00.870 --> 00:05:05.550 pond right across the street from latrobe where we minister and and I shared the 75 00:05:05.589 --> 00:05:10.300 Gospel with him and he came to the Lord. But he's not our focus. 76 00:05:10.699 --> 00:05:14.819 And and so we it is easy to get distracted and to lose the 77 00:05:14.860 --> 00:05:16.980 main focus in the problem with that, of course, is that then your 78 00:05:17.180 --> 00:05:24.050 focus ministry goes unattended while you focus on what you shouldn't be focusing on. 79 00:05:24.290 --> 00:05:27.129 So keep the focus. Yes, what made one of the things that can 80 00:05:27.170 --> 00:05:30.850 happen and that does happen, that I've seen happen and I know you have 81 00:05:30.009 --> 00:05:33.689 to is when you let those pro abortion people be the main focus, right, 82 00:05:33.810 --> 00:05:38.160 or you let the guy you know fishing stuff out of the out of 83 00:05:38.199 --> 00:05:42.839 the pond they're or fishing in the pond. He was fishing at the time, 84 00:05:42.959 --> 00:05:46.480 right guy, it comes every once along, cleans out the little drainage 85 00:05:46.600 --> 00:05:49.000 thing. Yeah, at the pond he's he's getting all kinds of basketballs and 86 00:05:49.029 --> 00:05:54.310 boots, spare tires, all the stuff out of the pond. And Right, 87 00:05:54.470 --> 00:05:57.829 we've been able to minister to him. But the point is that if 88 00:05:57.910 --> 00:06:00.790 we let him be the main focus, then we miss the mom's going into 89 00:06:00.790 --> 00:06:05.379 the abortion sent we miss being able to reach a mom who could potentially what 90 00:06:05.540 --> 00:06:10.819 we're saying to her could potentially save her babies life and write bring her to 91 00:06:10.899 --> 00:06:14.819 the Lord exactly. And so, in keeping the main focus, a lot 92 00:06:14.860 --> 00:06:17.100 of the things we're going to talk about actually are how well, how do 93 00:06:17.259 --> 00:06:23.290 you do that? Are there ways to help you stay focused on your mission? 94 00:06:23.370 --> 00:06:26.410 The main one, and that the one of the biggest ones we found, 95 00:06:26.930 --> 00:06:30.610 is because sidewalk counselors are some of the greatest people on Earth. You 96 00:06:30.730 --> 00:06:35.879 want to chat with them and that often becomes a problem. Yes, so 97 00:06:35.879 --> 00:06:42.680 our second point is avoid Chit Chat. Yeah, and that again is keeping 98 00:06:42.759 --> 00:06:45.839 the main thing, the main thing, like you mentioned, s I walt 99 00:06:45.920 --> 00:06:49.990 counselors. I mean some of the the most awesome Christians I've ever met. 100 00:06:50.069 --> 00:06:54.949 I've met out there to sidewalk to and they love Jesus. You love Jesus. 101 00:06:55.029 --> 00:06:58.069 You want to talk and listen. There's time for that. There are 102 00:06:58.110 --> 00:07:01.060 times when we get into some pretty deep discussions and encourage each other, and 103 00:07:01.100 --> 00:07:03.779 we need to do that. We need to be intentional about encouraging each other 104 00:07:03.779 --> 00:07:06.860 out there on the subwle because it's hard work. But we just can't get 105 00:07:06.899 --> 00:07:11.259 into Chitchat mode. Yes, so I call it Chit Chat Mode where we're 106 00:07:11.300 --> 00:07:14.579 just chit chatting, we're just talking about whatever. Yeah, things that maybe 107 00:07:14.620 --> 00:07:17.209 don't pertain to reach. In those moms things are, you know. Well, 108 00:07:17.290 --> 00:07:20.889 we have for breakfast whatever, right, easy to do, and deep, 109 00:07:21.170 --> 00:07:26.810 long discussions, and so I'll sometimes, you know, they're great discussions, 110 00:07:26.930 --> 00:07:30.240 but I'll have to say we can't do that out here. We can't 111 00:07:30.240 --> 00:07:32.560 do a long discussion out here. But you do raise an important point where 112 00:07:32.680 --> 00:07:38.800 where you're not saying that there aren't times when you should be encouraging each other, 113 00:07:38.839 --> 00:07:43.240 because there's no doubt this is hard battle that that you're engaged in. 114 00:07:43.279 --> 00:07:46.509 Yeah, on the sidewalk and you sometimes do need someone to pat you on 115 00:07:46.550 --> 00:07:49.709 the back and say hey, you're doing great. Yeah, absolutely, we 116 00:07:49.790 --> 00:07:54.069 don't. We don't want to lose that not. And also you got to 117 00:07:54.149 --> 00:07:59.379 think to the perception of a woman going into the abortion center, or, 118 00:07:59.420 --> 00:08:01.100 let's say, a woman going in and out of the abortion center just to 119 00:08:01.180 --> 00:08:05.100 passer by right, like they know why we're there or there because babies are 120 00:08:05.139 --> 00:08:07.620 dying in there. Right, we believe that babies are dying in there, 121 00:08:09.019 --> 00:08:11.540 but if they see us out on the sidewalk just Chit Chat and looking on 122 00:08:11.620 --> 00:08:15.769 our phones or whatever, listen, I know I've been guilty of it myself. 123 00:08:15.889 --> 00:08:18.449 It's easy, especially when there's a law in the day, when nobody's 124 00:08:18.490 --> 00:08:22.769 coming into the abortion center and you're may be waiting for the next wave of 125 00:08:22.810 --> 00:08:26.129 appointments or whatever, it's easy just to get distracted with talking or get on 126 00:08:26.240 --> 00:08:31.839 your phone or whatever, but it's just it's not a good outward appearance anyhow, 127 00:08:31.440 --> 00:08:37.120 and also some things that I've seen on the sidewalk when you get into 128 00:08:37.120 --> 00:08:41.399 Chitchat mode that I think are very unhelpful and can be a really a bad 129 00:08:41.470 --> 00:08:45.230 witness is when you're out there laughing and joking. Now, yeah, I 130 00:08:45.309 --> 00:08:48.990 am a jokester. I like to I like to make funny jokes and laugh 131 00:08:48.070 --> 00:08:52.269 at funny jokes and all of that, but especially when somebody's out there on 132 00:08:52.309 --> 00:08:56.820 the sidewalk who's a prolifer, who loves Jesus, loves people, believe the 133 00:08:56.860 --> 00:09:00.860 babies are done in there and then we let out some loud burst of laughter 134 00:09:00.899 --> 00:09:03.860 it. Yeah, it just not a good look. Yeah, it looks 135 00:09:03.899 --> 00:09:09.860 like you're being flippant over a very, very disturbing, an and heavy subject, 136 00:09:09.940 --> 00:09:11.809 which is say a child is yeah, I mean, think about it. 137 00:09:11.850 --> 00:09:15.490 You've just appealed to a mother. I'm just kind of laying out the 138 00:09:15.529 --> 00:09:18.610 scenario and it is played out before I've seen it. Yeah, you've appealed 139 00:09:18.649 --> 00:09:22.409 to a mother with a very heavy appeal that hey, we have help available 140 00:09:22.450 --> 00:09:24.960 for you. God loves you, God loves your baby. Please don't go 141 00:09:26.080 --> 00:09:28.679 in there and take the life of your baby and then ten minutes later, 142 00:09:28.840 --> 00:09:33.399 five minutes later, two minutes later, you're out on the sidewalk and some 143 00:09:33.320 --> 00:09:37.480 loud outbursts of laughter because somebody said something funny. Yeah, and listen, 144 00:09:37.710 --> 00:09:41.990 I'm not trying to be legalistic. I like to laugh. Yeah, but 145 00:09:43.029 --> 00:09:46.750 there's an appropriate time. Of course. The Bible speaks about the there's times 146 00:09:46.830 --> 00:09:50.549 and seasons for things right, right, and being out on the sidewalk Chit 147 00:09:50.590 --> 00:09:54.980 Chat and then laughing and shooting the breeze about things that really are, in 148 00:09:56.059 --> 00:09:58.860 light of what's going on inside of there, not very weighty matters. Yeah, 149 00:09:58.860 --> 00:10:01.100 it's something we need to be careful. Yeah, I got it. 150 00:10:01.220 --> 00:10:07.889 Got To be careful at the we're human and you don't want to lose your 151 00:10:07.929 --> 00:10:11.009 humanity out there and there should be a certain amount of joy in the Lord. 152 00:10:11.210 --> 00:10:16.450 But yeah, you got to be really careful about what others are observing 153 00:10:16.649 --> 00:10:20.409 and it's that adding or detracting from what you're trying to impart to them. 154 00:10:20.440 --> 00:10:24.519 Yeah. So, and one of the ways that we have found as about 155 00:10:24.519 --> 00:10:31.799 the the most effective way to avoid chit chat is to have designated stations. 156 00:10:31.840 --> 00:10:35.389 Yeah, right, Yep, and that is a very, very practical way 157 00:10:35.669 --> 00:10:41.590 to keep people separated and to keep people from getting in Chit Chat Mode when 158 00:10:41.590 --> 00:10:45.870 you give them a distinct position, like here in Charlotte we have what we 159 00:10:45.909 --> 00:10:48.549 call the driveway position, right, and the sidewalk position and the call center 160 00:10:48.669 --> 00:10:52.980 position. So just kind of give you guys a lay of the land. 161 00:10:52.179 --> 00:10:56.860 There's a main driveway where people pull into the the busiest abortion clinic in the 162 00:10:56.899 --> 00:11:01.259 southeast, and so main driveway where people pull in and the spot at that 163 00:11:01.419 --> 00:11:03.570 driveway is a spot where you can hand out literature, you can call out 164 00:11:03.610 --> 00:11:07.409 to the MOMS going in. You can see most of the driveway there. 165 00:11:07.490 --> 00:11:11.769 So it's the visibilities really good and that is priority spot number one. And 166 00:11:11.929 --> 00:11:16.009 we give that spot to somebody and we encourage them don't leave this spot the 167 00:11:16.090 --> 00:11:20.559 whole time you're here, have literature in your hand, engage with the moms 168 00:11:20.600 --> 00:11:24.000 that are going into the abortion center, try to get them to stop their 169 00:11:24.080 --> 00:11:28.519 car to take your literature. And so that gives that person it helps them 170 00:11:28.000 --> 00:11:31.720 really have a focus. Yeah, it helps them take ownership, yeah, 171 00:11:33.110 --> 00:11:37.230 of being out there right. So I'm I was at driveway position today, 172 00:11:37.350 --> 00:11:39.029 you know, and I gave out so many pieces of literature and that's just 173 00:11:39.110 --> 00:11:43.909 an encouraging place to be when you're handing out literature. And then the sidewalk 174 00:11:43.909 --> 00:11:48.740 position is primarily where they're calling out and that's some distance away. It's ten 175 00:11:48.899 --> 00:11:52.100 fifteen feet away from driveway position. So again it's hard to have a conversation 176 00:11:52.259 --> 00:11:56.220 and it's not a stationary position. It gives them the ability to pace back 177 00:11:56.299 --> 00:11:58.899 and forth them the sidewalk. If somebodys getting out of their vehicle, then 178 00:11:58.940 --> 00:12:03.690 you call out to them. And and then the call center, driveway position. 179 00:12:03.850 --> 00:12:07.730 There's a call center that's right beside the abortion center and there's a driveway 180 00:12:07.730 --> 00:12:11.690 for it. Sometimes the abortion patients go in there. So we give out 181 00:12:11.730 --> 00:12:13.970 literature at that. And then there are other positions too that we have. 182 00:12:15.169 --> 00:12:20.039 We have basically five positions. We have two kind of peripheral positions where people 183 00:12:20.039 --> 00:12:24.120 will position themselves up the road from the abortion center to get people before they 184 00:12:24.159 --> 00:12:26.120 come all the way down. But anyway, just kind of gives you guys, 185 00:12:26.120 --> 00:12:31.190 an idea of what you could do. Yeah, and different abortion centers 186 00:12:31.230 --> 00:12:33.470 are laid out in different ways. Maybe you don't have a driveway, maybe 187 00:12:33.590 --> 00:12:37.950 people are walking up. So you have so point of engagement though, and 188 00:12:37.029 --> 00:12:41.190 and and they're sometimes they're. There're several points of engagement, depending on the 189 00:12:41.230 --> 00:12:46.419 facility. Wherever that point of engagement is, you want someone there. Yeah, 190 00:12:46.460 --> 00:12:50.899 and have a designated person in that. Yeah, absolutely. And again 191 00:12:50.899 --> 00:12:54.539 it gives people. The Bible says without vision the people perish. Right. 192 00:12:54.340 --> 00:12:58.690 That word parish actually means the cast off, restraint, without a vision, 193 00:12:58.809 --> 00:13:03.009 without kind of like an understanding of like, okay, you're holding this position, 194 00:13:03.009 --> 00:13:07.850 right, you're in driveway position. You're here to hold this position down, 195 00:13:07.889 --> 00:13:11.570 to have a line is just like your your commander in chief. Ultimately, 196 00:13:11.610 --> 00:13:15.960 the Lord has given you a spot and you're going to stay in that 197 00:13:16.080 --> 00:13:18.240 spot, you're going to claim that as yours and you're going to hold it 198 00:13:18.279 --> 00:13:22.279 down because that's what you're called to do. Right. And so it again 199 00:13:22.320 --> 00:13:26.799 it helps people staying Gaye. It helps give People Vision, it helps restrain 200 00:13:26.919 --> 00:13:31.029 people in the calling that they have. Right, yeah, yeah, and 201 00:13:31.429 --> 00:13:35.509 and so in terms of having the designated positions, you also talked a little 202 00:13:35.509 --> 00:13:39.429 bit about that. The priority position is, if we only have, say, 203 00:13:39.509 --> 00:13:45.419 one person, a priority position is at the driveway. But thinking that 204 00:13:45.659 --> 00:13:50.700 through, in whatever facility you're at, what are the priorities? And not 205 00:13:50.860 --> 00:13:54.769 only position wise, but top priorities in terms of what you're doing out there, 206 00:13:54.850 --> 00:14:00.610 and so we have probably one of the top priorities is getting the literature 207 00:14:00.809 --> 00:14:03.769 in their hands. Yes, probably true. Wherever you are, if you 208 00:14:03.970 --> 00:14:07.330 have literature that you're giving an abortion minded woman, you need to get that 209 00:14:07.370 --> 00:14:11.399 there to turn in your hand. People are saved by that literature. Yeah, 210 00:14:11.480 --> 00:14:13.799 sometimes. Yeah, people who wouldn't maybe normally engage with you in a 211 00:14:13.840 --> 00:14:22.879 oneonone conversation right will sometimes take literature and that literature can speak beyond the abortion 212 00:14:22.000 --> 00:14:26.950 center. We've had women, we had is he on the podcast a couple 213 00:14:26.950 --> 00:14:30.230 of weeks ago and it was a piece of literature. It was one brochure 214 00:14:30.350 --> 00:14:35.830 that she got in her hands at the driveway that ultimately calls her to change 215 00:14:35.870 --> 00:14:39.100 her mind. Yeah, and even just I mean turned her world right side 216 00:14:39.100 --> 00:14:41.419 up. It did. It did. So top priority the the literature, 217 00:14:41.419 --> 00:14:46.500 and you might have other priorities are second one is calling out that we have 218 00:14:46.659 --> 00:14:50.580 the priority that every single woman that enters that place and every time we see 219 00:14:50.580 --> 00:14:54.049 her face, really we're going to be calling out. Yeah, our three 220 00:14:54.129 --> 00:14:56.690 main areas resources what God has to say in the humanity of the baby. 221 00:14:58.490 --> 00:15:03.490 Top priority. So literature, and calling out, and then we listed in 222 00:15:03.570 --> 00:15:09.159 in as we were thinking about the priorities. What would be the third priority? 223 00:15:09.759 --> 00:15:13.039 Calling out her as she comes and goes. It's maybe not the first 224 00:15:13.080 --> 00:15:16.039 time you've seen her, but every time you see her you're going to be 225 00:15:16.120 --> 00:15:20.240 calling out. Yeah, for our fourth priority is calling out to the friends 226 00:15:20.470 --> 00:15:26.029 with the driver, because they still could make a difference. Fifth Priority, 227 00:15:26.070 --> 00:15:31.710 abortion workers. Six priority, priority the pro abortion escorts and advocates, although 228 00:15:31.710 --> 00:15:35.710 we tend not to call out to them at all. But so prioritize, 229 00:15:35.940 --> 00:15:41.019 and this is just so people understand again, we're not we're not attributing value 230 00:15:41.100 --> 00:15:46.179 or less value. We're talking about priorities. We're talking about what our focus 231 00:15:46.220 --> 00:15:50.169 is right. So we're talking about the people that were primarily there that we're 232 00:15:50.169 --> 00:15:54.970 going to pro auraitize to reach out to them, either give them literature to 233 00:15:54.090 --> 00:15:58.129 call out to them, because again, you can get distracted. You know, 234 00:15:58.169 --> 00:16:00.450 if there's a guy milling around on the parking lot, yeah, who's 235 00:16:00.570 --> 00:16:03.840 likely an aboard of Dad who brought his girlfriend or his wife there for an 236 00:16:03.879 --> 00:16:07.320 abortion, I'm going to try to reach out to them. I'm going to 237 00:16:07.360 --> 00:16:10.399 try to call out to him and get him to come over and talk to 238 00:16:10.440 --> 00:16:12.480 me. But if there's a mom walking into the abortion center, I'm not 239 00:16:12.519 --> 00:16:15.559 going to prioritize him and give him my attention. He's been milling around the 240 00:16:15.600 --> 00:16:19.110 park a lot, yeah, for maybe ten fifteen minutes. He'll still be 241 00:16:19.230 --> 00:16:22.789 milling around the parking lot after she goes in. So I'm going to take 242 00:16:22.830 --> 00:16:25.629 my focus. If I'm engaging with him, I'll say I'm the only person 243 00:16:25.669 --> 00:16:29.309 out there and I'm engaging with him in a conversation across the parking lot, 244 00:16:29.350 --> 00:16:32.549 or however the scenario might be, and this is of course, this has 245 00:16:32.590 --> 00:16:34.980 happened several times. Sure, if I'm engaging with him and yet a mom 246 00:16:36.139 --> 00:16:37.700 is walking out, so you get out of her car and she's walking into 247 00:16:37.700 --> 00:16:41.019 the abortion center, I'm going to put that conversation on hold for a second. 248 00:16:41.100 --> 00:16:44.460 It might seem rude to him, I don't care. This is life 249 00:16:44.460 --> 00:16:47.100 and death. Yeah, and so I might say hold on for one second 250 00:16:47.139 --> 00:16:48.529 and then I'm going to address that mom going in and try to get her 251 00:16:48.610 --> 00:16:52.250 to come and talk to me, because I've got my priority straight. In 252 00:16:52.370 --> 00:16:56.450 that sense, she's the one that has the final say in what's going to 253 00:16:56.490 --> 00:16:59.250 happen to that child. She's the one that can call it all off or 254 00:16:59.330 --> 00:17:02.919 say go ahead and have this abortion, and I guess our priorities are the 255 00:17:03.120 --> 00:17:08.720 one see closest to line to making the final decision of whether that baby lives 256 00:17:08.759 --> 00:17:15.190 or dies. Yeah, so have our priority straight. Another good strategy to 257 00:17:15.390 --> 00:17:22.910 think about is where, first of all, should you use signs? Where 258 00:17:22.950 --> 00:17:26.670 should the signs be in and what signs? So, if you're going to 259 00:17:26.750 --> 00:17:30.740 use the VIC to image, sign, the abortion image, yeah, abortion 260 00:17:30.819 --> 00:17:33.259 victims sign. Yeah. So we acture. Should it be? Yeah, 261 00:17:33.259 --> 00:17:37.940 we actually did a podcast about this very subject, so I'll just touch on 262 00:17:37.019 --> 00:17:41.940 it just briefly. We and again we did a podcast about graphic images and 263 00:17:42.059 --> 00:17:45.809 the use of graphic images, and I know there's people that are against that 264 00:17:45.970 --> 00:17:49.289 and you know, I think either way, before the Lord, as long 265 00:17:49.289 --> 00:17:52.490 as you're doing what you do before the Lord, I think it's fine. 266 00:17:52.529 --> 00:17:56.089 I think there's a problem with graphic images if you're using them right at the 267 00:17:56.130 --> 00:17:59.839 driveway as people are pulling in. I think it can discourage people from stopping 268 00:17:59.880 --> 00:18:03.839 and taking information. I do think that you need to look at the scenario, 269 00:18:04.000 --> 00:18:07.039 look at what's going to be most beneficial. We if we use graphic 270 00:18:07.079 --> 00:18:11.640 images. We typically use them away from the driveway, away from the areas 271 00:18:11.680 --> 00:18:15.430 of engagement. But listen, signs are very effective. There's no doubt about 272 00:18:15.430 --> 00:18:19.109 it that signs have changed minds. Right, no doubt about it that chance 273 00:18:19.230 --> 00:18:25.589 signs have saved babies lives. Yeah, and whether that's a victim image sign, 274 00:18:25.670 --> 00:18:29.099 which you know, listen if people have problem with those, I've seen 275 00:18:29.220 --> 00:18:33.259 more baby saved from those signs and any other signs. So babies are saved 276 00:18:33.299 --> 00:18:36.900 by those signs. But babies can be saved by a sign of a mom 277 00:18:37.019 --> 00:18:40.579 holding the baby. We have some of those with love life. That's what 278 00:18:40.779 --> 00:18:44.210 we typically use, the signs of Hey, moms that have chosen life here 279 00:18:44.210 --> 00:18:47.930 at latrobe holding their baby. I chose life, so can you. One 280 00:18:47.970 --> 00:18:52.250 of the signs says. So signs, like I often say, can be 281 00:18:52.690 --> 00:18:55.289 a sign, a sign good and they and they have to and you can 282 00:18:55.329 --> 00:18:57.640 use some strategically in the placement and where you place them can be part of 283 00:18:57.759 --> 00:19:03.200 your your team strategy. Yeah, we've mentioned this many times before, but 284 00:19:03.359 --> 00:19:07.400 it's so basic and so important. Call out the three key areas, humanity 285 00:19:07.599 --> 00:19:11.710 of the baby, resources and God. Yeah, and that's an important part 286 00:19:11.710 --> 00:19:15.950 of strategies, figure out how to simplify what you call out to your volunteer 287 00:19:17.109 --> 00:19:19.190 so that they can keep it in their heart and mind and, in those 288 00:19:19.390 --> 00:19:23.740 fifteen precious seconds that they have, use it to the fullest. Yeah, 289 00:19:23.819 --> 00:19:27.740 absolutely, and just to this point, in the same way with signs, 290 00:19:29.180 --> 00:19:32.819 if we're going to have signs that are displayed and they're going to have messages 291 00:19:32.859 --> 00:19:34.779 written on them, they have to be really short and to the point. 292 00:19:34.819 --> 00:19:41.609 They can't convey complex theological thoughts. Right. Complex theological thoughts are awesome, 293 00:19:41.369 --> 00:19:45.849 that's cool, but on a sign people are not going to be taken in 294 00:19:45.890 --> 00:19:48.289 the information. It's like more is less in this kind of scenario. In 295 00:19:48.289 --> 00:19:52.529 the same way in calling out, if you're calling out to a mother and 296 00:19:52.690 --> 00:19:56.839 you're trying to convey to her some kind of complex thought that she needs to 297 00:19:56.920 --> 00:20:00.799 think through, she's already scared, she's a already dealing with a bunch of 298 00:20:00.880 --> 00:20:03.319 stuff in her heart and her mind. That's why we say the three talking 299 00:20:03.359 --> 00:20:07.390 points are just really a key because it makes it very simple for us as 300 00:20:07.430 --> 00:20:11.190 we're calling out, makes it simple for the MOMS that are listening. If 301 00:20:11.190 --> 00:20:14.309 you can stay around those kind of key points, what God says about this, 302 00:20:14.789 --> 00:20:17.869 the humanity of the baby in the resources available. You can keep that 303 00:20:17.910 --> 00:20:21.460 actually in ten seconds or less, and you can keep it just some really 304 00:20:21.500 --> 00:20:25.140 quick points. Your baby's hard is beating. That's the humanity of the baby. 305 00:20:25.539 --> 00:20:27.180 God loves your baby and has a plan for your child. That's what 306 00:20:27.299 --> 00:20:30.579 God says about this. We have help available to meet whatever need you have. 307 00:20:30.900 --> 00:20:34.619 That's resources. Those are not complex thoughts. Those are just simple to 308 00:20:34.769 --> 00:20:40.609 the point thoughts and as you're thinking through strategy, be thinking through that because 309 00:20:40.609 --> 00:20:42.849 if right now you're kind of using, and I've heard people in front of 310 00:20:42.849 --> 00:20:49.680 abortion centers use kind of like complex thoughts or even even words that maybe people 311 00:20:49.680 --> 00:20:53.240 wouldn't even understand, like the word propitiation. You ever heard that? Yes, 312 00:20:53.279 --> 00:20:56.279 where I have, yes, a biblicord. It's an awesome word, 313 00:20:56.759 --> 00:21:00.319 but it's probably not a word I'm going to be using to a mom going 314 00:21:00.359 --> 00:21:03.480 into the abortion center that's from. Probably not going to say hey, Jesus 315 00:21:03.480 --> 00:21:06.710 Chrises a propitiation for your sins if you put your trust in him. You 316 00:21:06.789 --> 00:21:10.750 know I'm not going to do that because it's not a it's too complex of 317 00:21:10.829 --> 00:21:14.430 a thought to complex of word. So that's just one kind of silly example. 318 00:21:14.589 --> 00:21:15.829 Yeah, but we need to be thinking through in our strategy how we 319 00:21:15.869 --> 00:21:18.779 can get right to the point with these MOMS exactly and so, and it 320 00:21:18.859 --> 00:21:23.220 will be repetitive to you oftentimes way you say, but remember they're hearing it, 321 00:21:23.460 --> 00:21:30.700 yeah, for the first time. So the progression of the discussion should 322 00:21:30.740 --> 00:21:33.930 lead to conviction. And sometimes you have more than fifteen seconds. Sometimes we 323 00:21:34.049 --> 00:21:38.130 only do have ten or fifteen seconds, but sometimes they'll stop and listen or 324 00:21:38.210 --> 00:21:42.210 there they will stand on the porch and listen. Sometimes they'll even approach you. 325 00:21:42.809 --> 00:21:48.599 And I think it's important to remember where do you go in the discussion? 326 00:21:48.279 --> 00:21:53.039 And if you don't come to a point where you're convicting them, it 327 00:21:53.279 --> 00:21:56.319 is, of course God in the Holy Spirit that's convicting them. But but 328 00:21:56.559 --> 00:22:02.630 what you are saying helps to bring them to a point of conviction, then 329 00:22:02.670 --> 00:22:07.470 they may still go in because their heart has not been convicted that what they're 330 00:22:07.470 --> 00:22:12.430 about to do is wrong. Yes, so it's important to have convicting verses 331 00:22:12.670 --> 00:22:17.180 that you know, that you can call out, and we actually have some 332 00:22:17.579 --> 00:22:22.339 that we have written up and maybe we could post these. We absolutely podcast, 333 00:22:22.420 --> 00:22:26.500 because I think these are just examples there's thousands of them in the Bible. 334 00:22:26.619 --> 00:22:29.500 Yeah, it's a we could throw it up in an article on the 335 00:22:29.539 --> 00:22:32.970 sudwalks for life website and of course I'll link that in the show notes on 336 00:22:33.089 --> 00:22:36.809 the on the podcast. Yeah, definitely sure, because we have these documents 337 00:22:36.849 --> 00:22:40.049 all set ready to go. But one of my favorites Hebrews ten twenty six. 338 00:22:40.089 --> 00:22:44.559 I know I've said this many times before on podcast, but if we 339 00:22:44.680 --> 00:22:48.920 go on sitting willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer 340 00:22:48.039 --> 00:22:53.319 remains a sacrifice for sins, but a terrifying expectation of judgment and the fury 341 00:22:53.480 --> 00:22:57.990 of a fire which will consume the adversaries. That's a convicting verse. That's 342 00:22:59.150 --> 00:23:02.309 that's a pretty convicted verse. Oh and you willfully you know the truth because 343 00:23:02.349 --> 00:23:04.069 we just told you the truth. Yeah, and God has told you over 344 00:23:04.150 --> 00:23:08.990 and over again in the Bible and you go willfully in and disregard the truth. 345 00:23:10.710 --> 00:23:15.940 The Bible has some pretty scary consequences that are listed. This is not 346 00:23:15.140 --> 00:23:18.140 something that you're going to be calling out to a mom, going to tell 347 00:23:18.140 --> 00:23:22.660 your bors and self. This is where as the as the discussion progresses, 348 00:23:22.740 --> 00:23:26.730 maybe she's come to see you facetoface and but but I would call out, 349 00:23:26.730 --> 00:23:32.210 and I have sometimes a verse like. Well, if you claim Jesus is 350 00:23:32.250 --> 00:23:34.049 your Lord, what do you do with a verse like where Jesus says, 351 00:23:34.450 --> 00:23:37.490 why do you call me Lord, Lord and not do what I say? 352 00:23:37.650 --> 00:23:41.130 Yeah, that one's a little bit easier and quicker and if I've got a 353 00:23:41.440 --> 00:23:45.039 little bit more time I will call that out. The point being that there 354 00:23:45.240 --> 00:23:48.759 is a point at which it's not enough just to do those quick little statements. 355 00:23:48.920 --> 00:23:53.759 Sometimes you want to say something that it's really going to lead to heavy 356 00:23:53.880 --> 00:23:59.349 conviction in their in their spirit. Yeah, YEA, and in those conversations 357 00:23:59.869 --> 00:24:03.710 we always say you've got to be led by the Holy Spirit. The Holy 358 00:24:03.750 --> 00:24:07.990 Spirit knows far more about these MOMS, about their situation, about their future. 359 00:24:08.509 --> 00:24:11.980 I mean, God knows. We don't have a clue. There's certain 360 00:24:11.019 --> 00:24:15.740 truths we can give, but sometimes God'll drop things in your heart. Yeah, 361 00:24:15.900 --> 00:24:18.099 God'll take you in a direction. Maybe you want to take a really 362 00:24:18.220 --> 00:24:22.220 soft approach and you don't want to come across as condemning or whatever, and 363 00:24:22.299 --> 00:24:26.009 certainly we shouldn't. That's not our desire, ever, but maybe you want 364 00:24:26.009 --> 00:24:30.609 to take a soft approach and the Lord Says No, this person needs they 365 00:24:30.730 --> 00:24:33.450 need to hear the cold, hard truth, or maybe the opposite his trees. 366 00:24:33.529 --> 00:24:36.730 You just kind of maybe you at the end of the day, you've 367 00:24:36.730 --> 00:24:38.200 kind of just been fed up with so many hard hearts going in, and 368 00:24:38.279 --> 00:24:41.599 trust me, I've been there and done that, and you just feel like, 369 00:24:41.799 --> 00:24:44.000 okay, this this mom finally did come over and talk to you, 370 00:24:44.160 --> 00:24:45.799 or she finally did stop and talk to you, and use want to lay 371 00:24:45.799 --> 00:24:49.000 it on her heavy, but the Holy Spirit saysn't no, you need to 372 00:24:49.119 --> 00:24:52.359 you need to handle this and we kiddi gloves and need to be led by 373 00:24:52.400 --> 00:24:55.150 the Holy Spirit. We need to be walking with the Lord and put on 374 00:24:55.230 --> 00:24:57.309 the armor of God so that we're not led by the flesh. We have 375 00:24:57.430 --> 00:25:00.509 to be led by the Holy Spirit, which is such a good point and 376 00:25:00.670 --> 00:25:07.579 so true. What what prompted the discussion of convicting versus was when one of 377 00:25:07.619 --> 00:25:11.380 our missionaries said, you know, mom stop and talk with me all the 378 00:25:11.500 --> 00:25:17.180 time and we have great conversations and they keep going in and killing their baby. 379 00:25:17.220 --> 00:25:21.099 And we asked her, well, have you ever brought out some of 380 00:25:21.140 --> 00:25:23.930 these convicting verses? And she had not, and I think some dis she 381 00:25:23.970 --> 00:25:27.970 said. Maybe that was kind of this is not quite accurate language, but 382 00:25:29.089 --> 00:25:33.009 seal the deal kind of with Ya, with bring them to a point of 383 00:25:33.250 --> 00:25:37.039 true conviction. Wow, what I'm about to do really is wrong and disregarding 384 00:25:37.119 --> 00:25:41.680 God's clear word. Yeah, so how about not everybody has resources or a 385 00:25:41.759 --> 00:25:47.480 notre sound to offer. Yeah, but if you do offer it, yeah, 386 00:25:47.519 --> 00:25:49.710 don't get to offer those resources. That's one of the things that I 387 00:25:49.789 --> 00:25:53.509 kind of want to get right at. They stopped in the driveway. Now, 388 00:25:53.630 --> 00:25:56.829 some of you guys, you're dealing with an abortion center where there's not 389 00:25:56.829 --> 00:26:00.190 vehicle traffic, there's foot traffic. Yeah, so it's a little bit different, 390 00:26:00.309 --> 00:26:03.339 but you know, I'm speaking from the perspective of vehicle traffic coming in. 391 00:26:03.500 --> 00:26:07.180 Somebody stops, first couple of things I'm going to do is I'm going 392 00:26:07.180 --> 00:26:08.259 to say, Hey, are you here for an abortion? I'm going to 393 00:26:08.299 --> 00:26:11.539 hand them one of the brochures and say, Hey, I have have some 394 00:26:11.619 --> 00:26:12.660 information for you. Hey, and then I'm going to try to get them 395 00:26:12.660 --> 00:26:17.259 on that RV right away. We have a free lund, the mobile ultrasound. 396 00:26:17.259 --> 00:26:19.049 Yeah, absolutely, that ultra sound unit. I'll point right to it. 397 00:26:19.210 --> 00:26:23.329 I'll say that mobiltra sound unit over there has free ultrasound, free pregnancy 398 00:26:23.369 --> 00:26:26.890 test, and you be willing to just to get on board there real quick 399 00:26:26.890 --> 00:26:29.490 and we can give you a free pregnancy test your sound. Yeah, I 400 00:26:29.609 --> 00:26:30.650 want to get them right to that. It's kind of like one of my 401 00:26:30.809 --> 00:26:34.039 strategies, one of my, I guess, selling points or whatever. I 402 00:26:34.400 --> 00:26:38.319 want to sell them the fact that they can get a free ultrasound. Again, 403 00:26:38.359 --> 00:26:41.880 we're not selling anything, but we are trying to we're trying to give 404 00:26:41.920 --> 00:26:45.920 a pitch, not a sales pitch, but ultimately we are trying to lead 405 00:26:45.960 --> 00:26:52.349 him to leave life right and and we're blessed by Monroe help pregnancy center sends 406 00:26:52.390 --> 00:26:56.230 out a mobile ultrasound unit at almost every day. Not every place has that. 407 00:26:56.509 --> 00:27:00.029 Yeah, but whatever resources you do have, it it's him. Don't 408 00:27:00.069 --> 00:27:03.619 forget those. Be Sure within the first few seconds. That should be one 409 00:27:03.660 --> 00:27:07.579 of the talking points. Yeah, and let's say there's maybe there's not a 410 00:27:07.660 --> 00:27:11.980 mobiltres sound unit there, but there is a pregnancy center very close to the 411 00:27:11.019 --> 00:27:14.740 abortion center. And a lot of cities we're seeing that more and more, 412 00:27:14.779 --> 00:27:18.730 as pregnancy centers are locating themselves right near abortion centers. That's awesome. Right, 413 00:27:18.849 --> 00:27:22.170 maybe it's ten or fifteen minutes away. Either way, I would still 414 00:27:22.250 --> 00:27:25.650 offer that as a resource pretty quickly. Right, and you can even make 415 00:27:25.730 --> 00:27:30.359 up some some cards that have directions how to get to the pregnancy center number. 416 00:27:30.440 --> 00:27:33.039 That's a great idea. I mean, we've had folks hop in their 417 00:27:33.119 --> 00:27:34.799 car and say follow me, I'll take you there. I know some of 418 00:27:34.839 --> 00:27:37.880 Our New York team are ladies there there. Yeah, they got them. 419 00:27:37.880 --> 00:27:41.319 They said hop in the car and I'll drive you there, and they'll drop 420 00:27:41.359 --> 00:27:44.000 them there because I have a lot of foot try trafficking. Have we got 421 00:27:44.000 --> 00:27:47.710 a lot of people coming in from the trains and all of that using public 422 00:27:47.750 --> 00:27:51.190 transportation. Yeah, and so they like hopping the car and they'll take him 423 00:27:51.190 --> 00:27:53.190 to the pregnancy center that's twenty minutes down the road. They so him to 424 00:27:53.190 --> 00:27:57.190 share the Gospel and whatever as they're on the road. Yeah. So how 425 00:27:57.190 --> 00:28:02.619 about this strategy of how many people should approach? We get so excited a 426 00:28:02.660 --> 00:28:04.900 mom stops, maybe a car stops or a mom comes over to talk. 427 00:28:06.500 --> 00:28:10.819 So should the whole team descend upon their car? Yeah, I mean that's 428 00:28:10.900 --> 00:28:14.450 really helpful if we can. If somebody does stop, everybody's excited we mob 429 00:28:14.650 --> 00:28:18.529 the car. That's that's the best strategy. No, it's terrible strat but 430 00:28:18.769 --> 00:28:22.450 I'll tell you, it is a very strong temptation, especially when you've been 431 00:28:22.529 --> 00:28:25.769 there for a while, it's kind of been a boring day or whatever, 432 00:28:25.809 --> 00:28:29.720 and somebody finally stops and finally wants to talk, or some I finally walks 433 00:28:29.759 --> 00:28:33.279 over and stops taking information. The tendencies for everybody to flock to that because 434 00:28:33.279 --> 00:28:37.559 there's been no interactions. Right, finally, finally, it's like it's like 435 00:28:37.680 --> 00:28:41.549 everybody fishing at a pond, right it this does happen. Everybody's fishing out 436 00:28:41.549 --> 00:28:45.509 upon nobody's catching anything, and as soon as somebody catches something, everybody surrounds 437 00:28:45.589 --> 00:28:48.430 that person in cast their right. They're pull in there, their line in 438 00:28:48.549 --> 00:28:52.990 as well, right, or were restrained enough that will just take photographs, 439 00:28:52.150 --> 00:28:56.180 yeah, or victors are right, right. Or just watch them with it, 440 00:28:56.339 --> 00:28:59.460 you know, with big guys, and none of that is a good 441 00:28:59.500 --> 00:29:02.660 idea. You should really it should be one person. Yeah, honestly, 442 00:29:02.819 --> 00:29:06.420 that's that's the best strand yeah, I mean I'll say one person, or 443 00:29:07.099 --> 00:29:10.529 sometimes we'll call him back up, especially if I was talking to a mom, 444 00:29:11.410 --> 00:29:14.250 and maybe I'd gotten to a particular point in a conversation where I think 445 00:29:14.250 --> 00:29:17.089 it would be more appropriate for a woman to be in that conversation. Yeah, 446 00:29:17.089 --> 00:29:18.809 I'll motion for you to come over, and that's some of the strategy 447 00:29:18.890 --> 00:29:22.170 to that. You guys can think through his hand motions. Like maybe, 448 00:29:22.690 --> 00:29:26.759 I know some people use walkie talkis and they might walk you talking through. 449 00:29:26.759 --> 00:29:29.920 Hey, I have somebody over your stuff. Yeah, you could probably do 450 00:29:30.119 --> 00:29:33.039 that. Yeah, to me it's a little awkward. Yeah, but I 451 00:29:33.160 --> 00:29:36.319 think hand signals, I mean there's certain hand seggals we use. As a 452 00:29:36.440 --> 00:29:38.829 mom's walking into the abortion center and we're using the microphone, we have hand 453 00:29:38.910 --> 00:29:42.190 signals that indicate whether not a mom is going in or coming out of the 454 00:29:42.269 --> 00:29:45.990 door, whether it's a dad going in or coming out of the door, 455 00:29:45.029 --> 00:29:48.509 and so hey. But even like carside hand signals, I don't have any 456 00:29:48.509 --> 00:29:52.019 special hand signal for that. But if you see me going like that right 457 00:29:52.059 --> 00:29:55.900 there, we did, then you'll know that that I need help. And 458 00:29:56.220 --> 00:29:57.380 Yeah, the the reverse can be true. You know, if I'm talking 459 00:29:57.380 --> 00:30:00.180 to a young lady, I might call you over at some point in the 460 00:30:00.220 --> 00:30:03.500 conversation. If you're talking to a guy, you might call me over because 461 00:30:03.740 --> 00:30:07.250 more appropriate, I can maybe have more of a man to man. You 462 00:30:07.490 --> 00:30:11.490 have more woman to woman. Yeah, but yeah, typically, if I'm 463 00:30:11.529 --> 00:30:15.650 going good in a conversation with somebody, I don't like when someone comes over. 464 00:30:15.650 --> 00:30:17.849 They wanted, okay, try to come over and offer their help. 465 00:30:17.930 --> 00:30:21.369 I'm like saying me, though, because it can throw the conversation off complete 466 00:30:22.160 --> 00:30:23.559 and we don't want to, you know, we don't want to lose our 467 00:30:23.599 --> 00:30:26.440 train of thought's easy for my train of thought to come off the rails. 468 00:30:26.920 --> 00:30:30.279 I want to use my lose my train of thought and then you don't want 469 00:30:30.319 --> 00:30:33.640 to get that person that you're talking to is you're engaging in a hard to 470 00:30:33.680 --> 00:30:36.549 heart conversation. You don't want them to lose their train of thought in that 471 00:30:36.630 --> 00:30:38.829 connection, because I've seen situations, and I know you have to, where 472 00:30:38.829 --> 00:30:44.230 you're engaging with somebody and somebody comes up and they're trying to help, but 473 00:30:44.309 --> 00:30:48.150 it ends up derail in the whole conversation and they drove on into the abortion 474 00:30:48.190 --> 00:30:51.539 center. Right and right, right. Sure, we're in our strategy. 475 00:30:51.579 --> 00:30:53.940 We're talking through that. Yeah, so in general, I think another good 476 00:30:55.059 --> 00:30:57.579 part of that strategy is talk it over with team members. I have told 477 00:30:57.700 --> 00:31:02.940 team members. I don't want you to approach unless I call you over. 478 00:31:03.140 --> 00:31:06.890 I need to have that one. I'm on conversation. The Holy Spirit is 479 00:31:06.970 --> 00:31:11.809 guiding that discussion and the relationship with someone in crisis, the aboardive minded mom, 480 00:31:12.490 --> 00:31:17.210 is a tenuous relationship and who she's going to trust? She yeah, 481 00:31:17.410 --> 00:31:21.720 it's enough just getting her to trust that one person. Yeah. So also 482 00:31:21.839 --> 00:31:26.079 just thinking about approach to because we're talking in particular about somebody that's actually stopped 483 00:31:26.440 --> 00:31:30.440 to take information and your oneonone. We don't want everybody convergion on that vehicle. 484 00:31:30.480 --> 00:31:34.630 But even when you're offering literature, whether it's offering literature to vehicles or 485 00:31:34.670 --> 00:31:37.990 women who are walking in. Yeah, if you've got two or three people 486 00:31:37.990 --> 00:31:42.670 approaching that person at the same time with literature, holding out the literature for 487 00:31:42.750 --> 00:31:45.269 them to take it, they're going to be less likely to take it. 488 00:31:45.390 --> 00:31:49.900 Like that's pretty intimidate. Again, she's already scared, she's already got chaos 489 00:31:51.019 --> 00:31:53.539 and confusion and if you got two or three people coming and off your literature, 490 00:31:53.619 --> 00:31:57.220 you're going to be really intimidate. It's intimidating like an army coming against 491 00:31:57.259 --> 00:32:00.769 her. It's intimidating just to have one person coming offer you something that you 492 00:32:00.849 --> 00:32:05.329 don't know. As you're walking to your appointment. You know your yeah, 493 00:32:05.369 --> 00:32:08.089 your medical appointment, and the same is true down the road. We have 494 00:32:08.250 --> 00:32:13.890 a long portion of the sidewalk where there's several of US spaced out and if 495 00:32:14.049 --> 00:32:16.640 every one of US steps out into the road as the car is going by 496 00:32:17.319 --> 00:32:22.200 offering information, that can also be overwhelming. So we really kind of request 497 00:32:22.279 --> 00:32:25.440 that just the person at the first driveway in the person at the second driveway 498 00:32:25.440 --> 00:32:30.349 are the ones that step out in even into the road. But it's good. 499 00:32:30.390 --> 00:32:34.109 It definitely a good strategy to talk that over with your teams to make 500 00:32:34.150 --> 00:32:39.269 sure that they understand less is better in those in those cases, always off 501 00:32:39.309 --> 00:32:43.750 her prayer. Yeah, always off her prayer. I know I'm kind of 502 00:32:43.789 --> 00:32:46.740 guilty of forgetting that. Yeah, prayer is kind of for me a last 503 00:32:46.819 --> 00:32:51.339 resort. Shouldn't be. I'm always praying while I'm out there, but in 504 00:32:51.460 --> 00:32:54.740 terms of offering prayer to the MOMS, even sometimes at the beginning, that 505 00:32:54.940 --> 00:32:59.529 can decrease barriers. Yeah, if they know, hey, they just want 506 00:32:59.529 --> 00:33:00.849 to pray with me. How many people feel like that? Too Bad? 507 00:33:01.170 --> 00:33:05.730 Right? Yeah, yeah, I mean that's one of the things actually you 508 00:33:05.890 --> 00:33:08.049 can call out to the MOMS as are going into the abortion center. You've 509 00:33:08.089 --> 00:33:13.480 kind of given them everything. Three talking points. Yeah, whatever else you're 510 00:33:13.559 --> 00:33:16.119 talking to them. But one of the things that I've offered, and I've 511 00:33:16.160 --> 00:33:21.279 seen it be effective. I've seen our sidewalk counselors here offers just let us 512 00:33:21.319 --> 00:33:24.359 pray with you before you go in there. If you're in a lengthy conversation, 513 00:33:25.000 --> 00:33:28.750 that's how I always want to in the conver versation. Right I'm in 514 00:33:28.789 --> 00:33:32.069 a lengthy conversation and I just had just the other day I was talking to 515 00:33:32.150 --> 00:33:36.190 a couple. They were walking up to the abortion center. It was obviously 516 00:33:36.230 --> 00:33:38.630 a young man and a young lady and mother and father of the child that 517 00:33:38.710 --> 00:33:43.460 she was carrying in her womb. And you know, I talked to him. 518 00:33:43.539 --> 00:33:46.779 They were very humble and listening to what I was saying, but still 519 00:33:47.140 --> 00:33:52.180 pretty resistant to actually choose life. I was pointing them toward the mobile unit, 520 00:33:52.259 --> 00:33:54.019 saying just up the road as a mobile unit, my wife's a nurse 521 00:33:54.099 --> 00:33:58.369 on board today. She'll give you a free pregnancy test and ultrasound. I'll 522 00:33:58.450 --> 00:34:01.849 help you. Guys, and I mean they just they were very thankful. 523 00:34:02.450 --> 00:34:07.089 They wanted at least to listen. Even one of the pro abortion ladies came 524 00:34:07.130 --> 00:34:08.130 over and said you don't have to talk to them. They're like, we 525 00:34:08.289 --> 00:34:12.719 know he's fine, we can make our own decision to talk to them. 526 00:34:13.119 --> 00:34:15.880 Yeah, it's not, because it was. It was really validating. It 527 00:34:15.039 --> 00:34:19.119 was really frustrating, like leave US along, you're the people there the same 528 00:34:19.159 --> 00:34:22.559 mind your own business and your yeah, that's that's a whole other subject. 529 00:34:22.599 --> 00:34:27.469 But they they just weren't picking up what I was laying down. Yeah, 530 00:34:27.469 --> 00:34:30.510 they were. Had some struggles and they had some betrayal in the past and 531 00:34:30.590 --> 00:34:35.269 he wouldn't trust that we would follow through and we're offering and I think even 532 00:34:35.309 --> 00:34:37.030 if they knew for sure, I think they were still just any way. 533 00:34:37.070 --> 00:34:40.500 There's a lot of doubt there. And they said, well, we're going 534 00:34:40.500 --> 00:34:44.340 to go in. I mean, thank you for sharing with us, but 535 00:34:44.539 --> 00:34:45.219 we're going to go in. And what can I do with that point? 536 00:34:45.699 --> 00:34:49.260 I can't grab them around the ankles and say no, you're not going in. 537 00:34:49.539 --> 00:34:51.900 Yeah, and so I said, well, just let me pray with 538 00:34:51.980 --> 00:34:55.050 you, let me pray with you before you go in, and they said 539 00:34:55.130 --> 00:34:59.889 okay, and so I did and I'm praying as we train our folks. 540 00:34:59.929 --> 00:35:04.250 We're not praying with them. Actually we're praying at them. I'm praying reiterating 541 00:35:04.289 --> 00:35:07.119 all the things that we've made. Want to make sure that that God is 542 00:35:07.159 --> 00:35:10.400 saying and I'm appealing to the Lord Right. Ultimately, it's the Lord's going 543 00:35:10.440 --> 00:35:14.039 to change their hearts. I'm appealing to God, but I'm saying things like 544 00:35:14.480 --> 00:35:15.760 God, I pray you and I'll get their name. I'm not going to 545 00:35:15.800 --> 00:35:19.440 say what their names were, but I'll get their name if they'll give it. 546 00:35:19.800 --> 00:35:22.150 They won't, that's fine, yeah, but if I can get their 547 00:35:22.190 --> 00:35:23.190 name, I want to pray with their name, and so I'll say, 548 00:35:23.670 --> 00:35:28.070 Lord Jesus, I pray that so and so we'll see your love for them, 549 00:35:28.190 --> 00:35:30.550 your love for their baby, the provision that you've made for them. 550 00:35:30.590 --> 00:35:34.269 I pray the God they'll see that their baby is precious in your sight and 551 00:35:34.389 --> 00:35:37.219 to kill this child it will be wrong in your eyes. And I'll be 552 00:35:37.300 --> 00:35:39.139 praying like that. I pray that they'll see that every need they have can 553 00:35:39.179 --> 00:35:43.420 be met in the provision that you've made for them. And I'm reminding them 554 00:35:43.659 --> 00:35:47.420 also the things that I've said. Yeah, and it can be very convicting 555 00:35:47.460 --> 00:35:52.809 unfortunately, in that situation, they did going into the abortion center and apparently 556 00:35:52.889 --> 00:35:57.530 chose abortion. I'm not sure. No, that was the one where all 557 00:35:57.530 --> 00:36:00.969 the missionaries are standing there and and Elijah's standing with us saying, okay, 558 00:36:01.010 --> 00:36:04.960 Daniels talking to a couple, don't don't look, and we're all yeah, 559 00:36:05.400 --> 00:36:07.079 okay, thank so. That's when we're doing the side train. They came 560 00:36:07.360 --> 00:36:12.239 they so about. You were off way down the street. I'm talking, 561 00:36:12.280 --> 00:36:15.039 I think, to one of the policemen. Okay, and that couple came 562 00:36:15.119 --> 00:36:16.920 out. Wow, they came out. They chose life. They chose life. 563 00:36:16.960 --> 00:36:20.989 And that's the other thing. As part of your strategy, when when 564 00:36:21.070 --> 00:36:25.710 they're as your strategue, jeans whatever that were sharing, to jog right as 565 00:36:25.789 --> 00:36:31.389 a team, know that it ain't over till it's over, and and those 566 00:36:31.469 --> 00:36:36.980 seats that you have planted, it was perfect. You had done everything that. 567 00:36:37.260 --> 00:36:42.099 They were a very conflicted couple and it was just the right amount of 568 00:36:42.380 --> 00:36:46.250 whatever was necessary where they did go in, but very shortly it later they 569 00:36:46.329 --> 00:36:52.090 came right back out and and we walking, not I don't know you were. 570 00:36:52.210 --> 00:36:55.530 You were off talking, having an important conversation with with one of the 571 00:36:55.570 --> 00:37:00.489 policemen at the time. But so I'm glad you shared that story in particular 572 00:37:00.530 --> 00:37:05.119 because I remember it and it caught on two points. I actually texted you, 573 00:37:05.159 --> 00:37:08.519 do you want help, and you never responded. So I figured, 574 00:37:08.559 --> 00:37:12.239 okay, either he's not looking at his phone or he doesn't want to help. 575 00:37:12.360 --> 00:37:15.000 My tendency was I wanted to run over there, of course, like 576 00:37:15.119 --> 00:37:17.429 you said, but I I know we should not unless we've been asked. 577 00:37:17.590 --> 00:37:21.510 Yeah, so, and they ended up chosen, choosing life. Yeah, 578 00:37:21.670 --> 00:37:24.789 that's also that was pretty, pretty wonderful, which leads to the next point. 579 00:37:24.949 --> 00:37:30.019 In strategy, and it is strategy. Don't grow weary or give up. 580 00:37:30.340 --> 00:37:34.739 Don't give up. It's so easy to think they went in and so, 581 00:37:35.019 --> 00:37:37.420 just like you said, so they must have a board it. Know. 582 00:37:37.500 --> 00:37:45.489 Sometimes we had someone last week come running out of the abortion center without 583 00:37:45.610 --> 00:37:50.690 shoes. In other words, she had been in the stir wow and had 584 00:37:50.769 --> 00:37:54.489 changed her mind and was furious. So something had happened in there. She 585 00:37:54.730 --> 00:37:59.440 didn't even wait to pick up her shoes. She actually drove away without shoes. 586 00:37:59.519 --> 00:38:02.039 She did return and get her shoes, but here's someone who is at 587 00:38:02.119 --> 00:38:07.280 that last second and and changed her mind. So you never know. Never 588 00:38:07.559 --> 00:38:12.320 give up. Never give up, no matter how angry they are, no 589 00:38:12.440 --> 00:38:16.710 matter how many negative signs you've seen. God is a god of miracles. 590 00:38:17.190 --> 00:38:22.389 Nothing is impossible with God, and we should never grow weary in doing good, 591 00:38:22.710 --> 00:38:27.619 the Bible tells us. Amen. So don't give up, don't grow 592 00:38:27.659 --> 00:38:34.099 weary. Yeah, another strategy. WHAT SHOULD OUR DEMEANOR BE? And what 593 00:38:34.260 --> 00:38:38.500 I wrote is approachable, gentle and kind, but truthful. Yeah, yeah, 594 00:38:38.860 --> 00:38:45.130 absolutely. One of the things that I say is the key to helping 595 00:38:45.170 --> 00:38:47.969 a mom choose life is to have a one on one conversation with her and 596 00:38:49.050 --> 00:38:51.489 really, if you can get into a deep one on one conversation, find 597 00:38:51.530 --> 00:38:54.369 out what her needs are, show her corresponding resources to meet those needs. 598 00:38:54.960 --> 00:38:59.880 That that really is a key to helping her choose life. is but the 599 00:38:59.920 --> 00:39:02.599 key to having a oneonone conversation with hers for her to approach you. Yeah, 600 00:39:02.960 --> 00:39:07.639 well, the key to her approaching you is to make yourself approachable, 601 00:39:07.840 --> 00:39:10.869 right. And so if you look in your facial expression and the way that 602 00:39:10.989 --> 00:39:15.670 you carry yourself, in body language and all that, if you look like 603 00:39:15.789 --> 00:39:20.110 a derange lunatic, that's just out there mad, because abortions are taken place 604 00:39:20.150 --> 00:39:24.500 inside of there. You're not approachable or frantic or or are just absolutely filled 605 00:39:24.539 --> 00:39:30.139 with angst. Even even that can be a deterrent. They can someone come 606 00:39:30.179 --> 00:39:31.860 in and talk. So we want to make ourselves as approachable as possible. 607 00:39:31.900 --> 00:39:37.460 We should be, in our hearts, overcome with grief at what's going on 608 00:39:37.579 --> 00:39:39.969 inside of those abortion centers. But what's in our hearts doesn't always have to 609 00:39:40.050 --> 00:39:45.449 show in our faces. And really, the truth be told, what's in 610 00:39:45.530 --> 00:39:50.570 our hearts should be superseded by the Lord Jesus and the truth of who he 611 00:39:50.889 --> 00:39:54.519 is in our hearts. Right. So, even though terrible atrocities are taking 612 00:39:54.559 --> 00:39:59.039 place, even though these precious babies are done in these abortion centers, we 613 00:39:59.159 --> 00:40:01.880 can still be joyful that Jesus Christ is still Lord, that he's still on 614 00:40:02.000 --> 00:40:07.510 his throne and he still loves people and we're still called to reach people for 615 00:40:07.670 --> 00:40:10.550 his namesake. Right, a man that can help us to make ourselves approachable. 616 00:40:12.469 --> 00:40:17.150 So be assured that you have the answer, because you do. Yeah, 617 00:40:17.429 --> 00:40:21.780 and and that's again what's in your heart. Yeah, your heart is 618 00:40:22.699 --> 00:40:25.780 the Lord. Yeah, and, and he is the only one that can 619 00:40:25.860 --> 00:40:31.659 change what's happening there, and you're probably the only one offering that out at 620 00:40:32.019 --> 00:40:40.250 that last stitch place. Yeah, so utilize team members is another really important 621 00:40:40.250 --> 00:40:45.170 strategy. Utilize your team members. There's some people don't have a lot of 622 00:40:45.210 --> 00:40:49.170 sidewalk team members out there. There are times when we don't, but if 623 00:40:49.250 --> 00:40:53.719 you do and you can use them, then do use them. For example, 624 00:40:53.760 --> 00:40:59.559 you're talking as someone who they've expressed a need for house seeing and it's 625 00:40:59.559 --> 00:41:04.989 a dire need. While you're continuing the discussion with them that maybe is getting 626 00:41:04.989 --> 00:41:07.789 into God, the humanity, the baby, call a team member over and 627 00:41:07.869 --> 00:41:10.710 say, can you start calling such and such? Yeah, how seeing list? 628 00:41:10.869 --> 00:41:15.150 Yeah, that's just one exam absolutely, there's lots of times when you 629 00:41:15.190 --> 00:41:16.989 can utilize team member. Yeah, one of the things that you can utilize 630 00:41:17.070 --> 00:41:20.860 a team member for. And again, we talked a little bit about not 631 00:41:20.980 --> 00:41:22.579 having a bunch of people in the conversation, but you can get into a 632 00:41:22.619 --> 00:41:28.260 point of a conversation where you feel comfortable inviting someone else in. Hey, 633 00:41:28.380 --> 00:41:30.900 this is a friend of mine. Invite her over to help make an appointment 634 00:41:30.940 --> 00:41:34.969 for you at the pregnancy center. Sometimes you Dallas in a team member to 635 00:41:35.050 --> 00:41:37.969 do that. Like, again, maybe you don't have them. Will ultrasound 636 00:41:37.969 --> 00:41:40.449 unit out there? Hey, maybe there's not a pregnancy center nearby and it's 637 00:41:40.530 --> 00:41:45.050 fifteen minutes away. It's good if you can call ahead, if you have 638 00:41:45.130 --> 00:41:46.880 a good relationship, and that may be a podcast. That that we need 639 00:41:46.960 --> 00:41:50.480 to do in the future is how to build a good relationship with your local 640 00:41:50.480 --> 00:41:53.280 pregnancy center right because that's really important and that really speaks to the unity of 641 00:41:53.360 --> 00:41:59.880 the body working together. And so calling ahead, having a good relationship with 642 00:41:59.960 --> 00:42:01.309 them. And then so when you do call ahead, Hey, I'm so 643 00:42:01.510 --> 00:42:05.110 and so, I might here on the sidewalk at the abortion center. I've 644 00:42:05.150 --> 00:42:07.949 got a young lady. He wants an appointment. Can we send her over 645 00:42:07.110 --> 00:42:10.389 right away? And that just kind of helps her get locked into that appointment. 646 00:42:10.429 --> 00:42:14.550 Hell ups, or feel secure that you actually have a plan and you 647 00:42:14.630 --> 00:42:16.340 use your other team members to do that so that you can continue in the 648 00:42:16.380 --> 00:42:21.420 conversation, so that you don't lose this mom ultimately to think and she needs 649 00:42:21.460 --> 00:42:23.059 to get into that abortion center. Yeah, because you can waste valuable time 650 00:42:23.099 --> 00:42:29.099 while you're on the phone yourself when you should have been still continuing the convicting 651 00:42:29.300 --> 00:42:34.250 conversation, conversation with that with that mom. Absolutely, but we had a 652 00:42:34.409 --> 00:42:39.329 situation just this past week where the the mom stopped and said, well, 653 00:42:39.730 --> 00:42:45.400 what about rape? I was raped, and we had a team member right 654 00:42:45.440 --> 00:42:49.920 there who was a victim of rape, and so she came over to the 655 00:42:50.079 --> 00:42:52.360 car then joined the conversation and said, well, I was raped. Let 656 00:42:52.360 --> 00:42:57.760 me tell you about the joy that is the child that I had and that 657 00:42:57.800 --> 00:43:01.429 that turns that mom around. So so utilize seeing the team members that God 658 00:43:01.510 --> 00:43:07.309 is placed for often a very perfect and specific yeah, another situation that comes 659 00:43:07.349 --> 00:43:12.510 to mind on that kind on that same vein is a situation where, and 660 00:43:13.780 --> 00:43:16.539 we did a podcast. I'm referencing a lot of PODCASTS. We'd couse been 661 00:43:16.539 --> 00:43:20.179 a lot of podcast to the plot of these SACAS. We did the podcast 662 00:43:20.219 --> 00:43:22.980 about adoption. Yeah, and why and why not to mention adoption? When 663 00:43:23.019 --> 00:43:27.019 to mention adoption? Yeah, and there are situations where you get into a 664 00:43:27.099 --> 00:43:32.610 real deep conversation and you find a mom is open to adoption and you can 665 00:43:32.650 --> 00:43:37.650 speak on that in that line of thought and be talking to them about the 666 00:43:37.690 --> 00:43:42.480 different method of adoption in the different adoption ministries and services that you can connect 667 00:43:42.519 --> 00:43:46.639 them with. But if you've got somebody on your team who has adopted and 668 00:43:46.719 --> 00:43:51.559 have gone through that process, utilizing that team member calling him over there. 669 00:43:51.599 --> 00:43:54.159 And we had a situation where a Jessica, who actually we did the podcast 670 00:43:54.239 --> 00:43:59.230 with a couple of months ago, was on the sidewalk and there was a 671 00:43:59.309 --> 00:44:01.750 mom at that point where she was considering adoption. She actually had her daughter 672 00:44:01.869 --> 00:44:07.630 that she had adopted with her. Jessica did Deskid, Jessica absolutely and she 673 00:44:07.789 --> 00:44:13.260 was able to share with her the adoption story introduce her to her daughter and 674 00:44:14.019 --> 00:44:16.619 man, that went a long way. Powerful. Yeah, that's so powerful. 675 00:44:16.659 --> 00:44:21.300 So utilize team members. And then the final one, and this is 676 00:44:21.460 --> 00:44:25.730 one of the most important, rest assured that the Holy Spirit will do the 677 00:44:25.889 --> 00:44:30.210 work. Yeah, I had a new volunteer today that she was calling out 678 00:44:30.250 --> 00:44:35.489 for her very first time today and I said just say one sentence and I'll 679 00:44:35.489 --> 00:44:39.679 take over after just one thing. And she said the one thing and then 680 00:44:39.719 --> 00:44:43.760 I said now expand on that. Now say two things and said I'm just 681 00:44:43.880 --> 00:44:46.599 so afraid I'll say the wrong thing. We hear that all the time. 682 00:44:47.000 --> 00:44:52.909 I said, honestly, truly, the Holy Spirit will do the work, 683 00:44:52.510 --> 00:44:57.510 even if you say the wrong thing. You're here in obedience to God. 684 00:44:58.110 --> 00:45:02.789 You are fulfilling what he has called you to do. He will equip you. 685 00:45:02.869 --> 00:45:07.739 Yeah, don't fear. Yeah, it's yeah. Amen. That's kind 686 00:45:07.780 --> 00:45:12.699 of brings us back around to trusting the Holy Spirit. Yeah, this is 687 00:45:13.019 --> 00:45:17.860 a Holy Spirit driven work. Anything that we do for the Lord should be 688 00:45:17.940 --> 00:45:22.449 Holy Spirit driven. Right, Bible says that which is of flesh produces flesh, 689 00:45:23.130 --> 00:45:28.329 that which is of the spirit produces life. So we want to produce 690 00:45:28.449 --> 00:45:30.449 life. We want to see Jesus Glorified, we want his Gospel to go 691 00:45:30.530 --> 00:45:34.769 forth, we want hearts to be changed, lives to be saved, people 692 00:45:34.809 --> 00:45:37.920 to be saved from their sin. Yeah, and it's not going to come 693 00:45:38.039 --> 00:45:42.639 just through we've given you guys some some practical strategies and the tips, and 694 00:45:42.679 --> 00:45:45.880 they're good, but ultimately the Holy Spirit reserves the right to supersede all of 695 00:45:46.000 --> 00:45:50.349 this right and so you've got to be led by him. You've got to 696 00:45:50.389 --> 00:45:53.269 be walking with him. We always say to our volunteers and to our side 697 00:45:53.269 --> 00:45:57.309 want missionaries. You can't give what you don't have. So you need to 698 00:45:57.349 --> 00:46:01.110 be walking closely with the Lord, be intentionally pray through and encourage our volunteers. 699 00:46:01.150 --> 00:46:06.059 It's I want missionaries to pray through the whole armor of God, putting 700 00:46:06.059 --> 00:46:12.179 on the armor of God and and the Bible says that we can stand when 701 00:46:12.219 --> 00:46:15.059 we put on the armor of God and we can stand against the wiles of 702 00:46:15.099 --> 00:46:19.530 the devil. We can stand against even our own flesh that sometimes wants to 703 00:46:19.610 --> 00:46:22.929 take over, and in God will give us wisdom in these situation. So 704 00:46:22.969 --> 00:46:24.489 we would encourage you guys with that. Hoope this was a blessing to you 705 00:46:24.570 --> 00:46:28.809 guys. Hope that you will share this podcast. Hope that you will leave 706 00:46:28.889 --> 00:46:31.090 reviews for us on your podcast. We've shared in the past some of the 707 00:46:31.570 --> 00:46:36.239 awesome reviews that we've gotten, some from some of our pro abortion opposition. 708 00:46:36.920 --> 00:46:39.000 Some of those are fun, but we want to hear some real reviews from 709 00:46:39.000 --> 00:46:43.000 you guys. What do you think about the podcast? Reach out to us. 710 00:46:43.079 --> 00:46:45.480 You can reach out to me, D D parks at city for lifecom, 711 00:46:45.920 --> 00:46:50.030 her vcasse Org at cities for lifecom's a matter of fact. Make it 712 00:46:50.150 --> 00:46:52.230 easier, we have love life email addresses. Now. Yeah, those are 713 00:46:52.349 --> 00:46:54.909 easier. Those are a little easier. So it's Daniel A, Love Life 714 00:46:54.949 --> 00:46:59.869 Dot Org, Vicky and love life dot org, the IC Ky. Yeah, 715 00:47:00.230 --> 00:47:04.019 and you can reach out to the US through those email addresses as well. 716 00:47:04.139 --> 00:47:06.059 Yeah, either way, we're going to GE get the email. We've 717 00:47:06.059 --> 00:47:09.019 gotten a few emails from people with suggestions on podcast encouragement from some of the 718 00:47:09.059 --> 00:47:13.059 content that we've put out there, and we appreciate that. So feel free 719 00:47:13.099 --> 00:47:20.409 to reach out, but until next time, God bless give me our love 720 00:47:20.610 --> 00:47:31.880 for love, give me our love for gratitude. I know it will cost 721 00:47:32.039 --> 00:47:40.000 me my life. Nothing's too precious and some you