March 25, 2021

Training: Necessary Materials

Training: Necessary Materials

We are continuing in our training series and in this episode, we talk about the materials that are necessary to have in your outreach at your local abortion center. Of course, bringing the Gospel to the abortion center is the most important thing but...


We are continuing in our training series and in this episode, we talk about the materials that are necessary to have in your outreach at your local abortion center. Of course, bringing the Gospel to the abortion center is the most important thing but besides that, there are some helpful and even vital materials to have. Join us as we talk about the necessary materials to bring to the abortion center.

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 --> 00:00:11.230 I am yours. Welcome to the Gospel Center pro life podcast. In this 3 00:00:11.349 --> 00:00:14.949 episode we're going to continue to do some training and we're going to talk about 4 00:00:15.109 --> 00:00:19.149 some of the necessary materials and things to have in your outreach at the abortion 5 00:00:19.230 --> 00:00:29.059 center. Stay with us, I felt show passish, touch your heart. 6 00:00:31.460 --> 00:00:38.649 Use Welcome to the Gospel Center pro life podcasts. Appreciate you guys tuning in 7 00:00:39.329 --> 00:00:43.409 and we'd appreciate, as always, if you guys would share this podcast episode 8 00:00:43.409 --> 00:00:47.009 with others to help encourage other folks that want to get involved in sidewalk out 9 00:00:47.049 --> 00:00:51.200 reach at their abortion center or just get involved in speaking for the unborn. 10 00:00:51.679 --> 00:00:55.159 There's a lot of ways to do that. Our course, our particular focus 11 00:00:55.359 --> 00:01:00.039 is on the sidewalk and trying to encourage people and raise up people to get 12 00:01:00.079 --> 00:01:03.079 involved on the sidewalks at their local abortion center. I would encourage you guys 13 00:01:03.120 --> 00:01:07.829 just mentioned something that I've mentioned the past couple of episodes is that we do, 14 00:01:07.030 --> 00:01:11.629 on a monthly basis, Vickie and I, a sidewalk out reach training, 15 00:01:11.670 --> 00:01:14.510 what we call sidewalk out reach one hundred and one, and we do 16 00:01:14.670 --> 00:01:19.019 that online. It's via zoom, and so folks who want to get involved 17 00:01:19.060 --> 00:01:21.980 with that, if you want to just reach out to me, Daniel at 18 00:01:22.060 --> 00:01:26.659 Love Life Dot Org, you can. I'll send you over the application that 19 00:01:26.739 --> 00:01:29.060 you'd have to fill out to do that. We just want to a little 20 00:01:29.060 --> 00:01:30.859 bit of information from you. One of the things we want to make sure 21 00:01:30.859 --> 00:01:34.969 that you're a believer in Jesus, because it won't folks on board that believe 22 00:01:34.010 --> 00:01:38.609 in Jesus and to believe the Gospel is is what we need to be bringing 23 00:01:38.650 --> 00:01:41.129 to these abortion centers. And also want to make sure you're connected to a 24 00:01:41.209 --> 00:01:46.409 local church. We believe it's very important to have the accountability and the encouragement 25 00:01:46.409 --> 00:01:49.879 that comes from a local church. There's a few other things that we ask 26 00:01:49.959 --> 00:01:52.920 of that application. Not to in depth, but in depth enough, I 27 00:01:53.079 --> 00:01:56.120 think. So. If you guys want to get just some sidewalk out reach 28 00:01:56.239 --> 00:01:59.640 training, you can reach out to me and I'll get you the information getting 29 00:01:59.640 --> 00:02:04.549 in the right avenues. If you want more of a larger overview of love 30 00:02:04.709 --> 00:02:07.349 life and what God is doing through love life, and we really feel like 31 00:02:07.430 --> 00:02:15.710 God is doing and raising up sidewalk missionaries, we have a biweekly online it's 32 00:02:15.740 --> 00:02:20.979 not. I guess kind of a Webinar format called discovered love life America. 33 00:02:21.379 --> 00:02:24.939 We do that bi weekly and kind of gives you an overview of the sidewalk 34 00:02:24.979 --> 00:02:31.569 outreach ministry, Sidewalk Missionary Ministry, Church engagement, all the different components of 35 00:02:31.650 --> 00:02:36.449 love life. So that's discovered love life America and you can just go to 36 00:02:36.530 --> 00:02:40.330 love life dot Org America and there's a sign up at the bottom of the 37 00:02:40.810 --> 00:02:45.840 page there and you can sign up to be a part of that and then 38 00:02:45.879 --> 00:02:49.639 they're at the end of that. There's a there's a survey that will come 39 00:02:49.719 --> 00:02:53.400 to you and that's another way you can get connected with our sidewalk out reach 40 00:02:53.479 --> 00:02:59.469 or potentially get connected to become a sidewalk missionary. So anyway, that's all 41 00:02:59.550 --> 00:03:02.389 I'm going to say about that. Any clarity on that, please shoot me 42 00:03:02.469 --> 00:03:07.229 over to email Daniel a love life dot org. And with that we're going 43 00:03:07.349 --> 00:03:12.750 to get into our episode. We've been doing some training episodes. We've thought 44 00:03:12.830 --> 00:03:15.300 to take our sidewalk out reach training that we do on a monthly basis and 45 00:03:15.460 --> 00:03:20.860 go more in depth than we're able to do in a zoom training and to 46 00:03:20.979 --> 00:03:24.180 dig into some of these topics the last topic that we talked about is preparation 47 00:03:24.740 --> 00:03:30.409 and the information that's necessary for you to gather information. What information do you 48 00:03:30.490 --> 00:03:32.289 need to have? If you didn't check out that episode yet, please go 49 00:03:32.409 --> 00:03:36.770 back listen to that episode. Very important. There's information that we need. 50 00:03:37.449 --> 00:03:42.840 This time we're going to talk about the necessities. These last two episodes, 51 00:03:42.960 --> 00:03:46.360 this episode, in the episode before and believe the episode before that. Pretty 52 00:03:46.400 --> 00:03:50.439 practical? Yeah, not, not really. I guess I want to say 53 00:03:50.479 --> 00:03:54.199 spiritual. Everything we do for Christians is spiritual, but really just in the 54 00:03:54.439 --> 00:03:59.189 the practical, the nitty gritty stuff, the basics of what you need to 55 00:03:59.349 --> 00:04:00.870 be able to go out there. Yeah, we talked about information. We 56 00:04:00.990 --> 00:04:04.550 talked about what some of the stuff you need to know. So, anyway, 57 00:04:04.629 --> 00:04:09.870 check that episode out and stick with us. In this episode we're going 58 00:04:09.909 --> 00:04:15.459 to talk about gathering necessities and some of the things we're talking about in necessities, 59 00:04:15.579 --> 00:04:17.459 I mean we even get down to, and I think we shared this 60 00:04:17.579 --> 00:04:21.379 in the last episode a little bit, is wearing some good shoes right, 61 00:04:21.500 --> 00:04:27.769 being prepared, just practically being prepared with, you know, being warm enough 62 00:04:27.769 --> 00:04:31.410 right, having warm enough clothing. Yep, all of that stuff we're probably 63 00:04:31.569 --> 00:04:38.410 gonna maybe in a little bit repeat a few of the points that we made 64 00:04:38.449 --> 00:04:42.759 last time around, but not really maybe more expound on those points. Right. 65 00:04:42.800 --> 00:04:46.240 Yeah, but one of the first things we want to encourage you, 66 00:04:46.279 --> 00:04:51.480 guys and just gathering necessities is something that we've talked about before and that's having 67 00:04:51.519 --> 00:04:57.230 a list of local and national resources. What are we talking about, Vicky, 68 00:04:57.269 --> 00:05:00.310 when we're talking about a list of local and national resources? It's one 69 00:05:00.310 --> 00:05:04.069 of our three talking points, which will get into, hopefully in a couple 70 00:05:04.069 --> 00:05:06.980 more episodes. We'll talk about the three talking points and break that down a 71 00:05:06.980 --> 00:05:11.660 little more. Right. But resources is one of our three talking points. 72 00:05:11.779 --> 00:05:15.339 What do we mean by the yeah, yeah, resources is just, quite 73 00:05:15.339 --> 00:05:19.540 simply, what will help them in whatever obstacle they faced. What? What 74 00:05:19.899 --> 00:05:27.170 is the most helpful things that they need, services, whatever. And I 75 00:05:27.250 --> 00:05:30.449 think we've mentioned in the past that we have pulled the women that we work 76 00:05:30.529 --> 00:05:34.879 with who have chosen life and we've asked them what the single most important word 77 00:05:34.959 --> 00:05:39.519 they heard that help them make a choice for life, and it was overwhelmingly 78 00:05:39.560 --> 00:05:46.560 the word help. They want help. oftentimes they think that's the most important 79 00:05:46.600 --> 00:05:50.629 thing and really, when you boil it all down, it's not that they 80 00:05:50.709 --> 00:05:54.949 need help as much as they need a heart change. They need a heart 81 00:05:54.949 --> 00:05:58.790 change towards God and the sanctity of that of that precious life that they carry 82 00:05:58.790 --> 00:06:02.029 in the womb. But what the reasons? So the resources do two things 83 00:06:02.110 --> 00:06:04.660 really. First of all, it says, okay, you want help, 84 00:06:04.860 --> 00:06:09.379 we got help and and you list off the resources. But also what it 85 00:06:09.459 --> 00:06:15.980 can do is expose the their heart. And when you've listed all the help 86 00:06:15.540 --> 00:06:23.490 that they have identified as needing and they're still wavering, they're still thinking abortion 87 00:06:23.689 --> 00:06:29.449 is the answer, you've just shown them it's not your circumstances, it's not 88 00:06:29.730 --> 00:06:35.800 the help that you need, it's the heart that is deceived and rebellious against 89 00:06:35.879 --> 00:06:42.839 God. So local and national resources. National because we are expanding. Love 90 00:06:42.920 --> 00:06:46.519 life is expanding throughout the nation. The goal is, of course, to 91 00:06:46.600 --> 00:06:49.509 be a Christian presence at every one of those seven hundred abortion centers that currently 92 00:06:49.550 --> 00:06:57.949 don't have Christian presence at them. And so knowing the national resources helps because, 93 00:06:58.069 --> 00:07:00.230 first of all you can help each other and and be able to recommend 94 00:07:00.269 --> 00:07:04.939 resources that would apply no matter where you are. But also people that come 95 00:07:05.019 --> 00:07:11.939 to abortion centers often come from very far away. For sure that happens here. 96 00:07:12.379 --> 00:07:15.970 We're one of the largest abortion centers in the southeast. We get people 97 00:07:15.970 --> 00:07:19.769 from Florida, Georgia, Tennessee all the surrounding states, and part of that 98 00:07:19.970 --> 00:07:24.569 is because people don't want to go necessarily to an abortion center in their own 99 00:07:24.610 --> 00:07:28.649 community because they'll be seen. Yeah, and they're ashamed. Yeah, absolutely, 100 00:07:28.689 --> 00:07:31.199 they don't want people to recognize them. But so we touched on local 101 00:07:31.279 --> 00:07:35.279 resources in the in the last podcast, but one of the things that we 102 00:07:35.439 --> 00:07:40.759 thought would be valuable in this one was going into a little bit more depth 103 00:07:41.120 --> 00:07:46.949 about that list of resources. And so we have an article accompanying this, 104 00:07:46.149 --> 00:07:50.389 as we often do, so you can all read through what we wrote out. 105 00:07:51.110 --> 00:07:56.990 But we wanted to go over just some of those local resources that you 106 00:07:56.990 --> 00:08:01.579 might not necessarily think about as being valued. About valuable to find out. 107 00:08:01.579 --> 00:08:05.779 So where can we first of all go for resources? We talked about that 108 00:08:05.779 --> 00:08:09.540 at least. We always tell for people to go is to Google. That's 109 00:08:09.579 --> 00:08:13.129 where we go. That's where we found the resources, right, right, 110 00:08:13.490 --> 00:08:18.930 and there's there's things within Google. I know you have here written at Berthacom, 111 00:08:18.449 --> 00:08:24.529 which is a it has resources by Zip Code. That's really valuable. 112 00:08:24.730 --> 00:08:31.199 Free things by ZIP code. So and they have a whole wealth of free 113 00:08:31.279 --> 00:08:35.559 things, not just for a pregnant mom. But when when MOM's list, 114 00:08:35.960 --> 00:08:39.360 one of the top things we hear is finances. Yeah, that that they 115 00:08:39.440 --> 00:08:43.230 need help with finances. We don't give money and we don't recommend that anyone 116 00:08:43.269 --> 00:08:48.509 gives money because you just never know what that's going to go towards. But 117 00:08:48.870 --> 00:08:52.149 if you can list and come up with resources that normally people would have to 118 00:08:52.269 --> 00:08:56.899 be spending money on, that helps with their finances. And so aunt Bertha 119 00:08:58.100 --> 00:09:03.379 has all of these. It's wwwacom. Yes, and it's not like it's 120 00:09:03.419 --> 00:09:07.019 a Christian website or anything. It's just a website that's compiled free resources, 121 00:09:07.139 --> 00:09:11.450 frees stuff, avenues, right people to go and things for people to take 122 00:09:11.450 --> 00:09:16.610 advantage of across the nation. Well, so google is a great, great 123 00:09:16.649 --> 00:09:18.769 resource. And another thing are the churches themselves. Yeah, if you go 124 00:09:18.850 --> 00:09:22.809 to the churches and say that, Hey, what, what are you already 125 00:09:22.889 --> 00:09:26.759 offering? Like child care is one of those things that maybe you could offer 126 00:09:26.840 --> 00:09:33.440 for free to to a pregnant mom. So let's see. So I'm going 127 00:09:33.480 --> 00:09:37.519 to talk real quick because we're talking about having this stuff, having this compiled. 128 00:09:39.909 --> 00:09:43.830 What format now. I think we've shared this also, that we have 129 00:09:43.950 --> 00:09:48.110 a particular format that we're sharing their resources in. But let's talk a little 130 00:09:48.110 --> 00:09:52.379 bit about what format we're talking about. So what we did was, as 131 00:09:52.460 --> 00:09:56.179 we're compiling the resources, as soon as it was more than four or five 132 00:09:56.500 --> 00:10:00.940 you got to organize it. Sure, so we have a table of contents 133 00:10:01.019 --> 00:10:05.940 organized alphabetically. I think I'm not even positive about that. I think it 134 00:10:05.059 --> 00:10:09.330 is so that it's easier for them to find that. And we have one 135 00:10:09.450 --> 00:10:13.769 that is for our counselors because there's a lot of confidential information on there. 136 00:10:13.809 --> 00:10:18.889 There might be personal cell phone numbers on there that you don't want to give 137 00:10:18.929 --> 00:10:20.440 out, for like the doctors that will see him for you, the doctors 138 00:10:20.519 --> 00:10:24.759 like that. That's right. We don't share that information with anybody and everybody. 139 00:10:24.840 --> 00:10:26.279 That's right. You only want it, you want your counselors. There 140 00:10:26.279 --> 00:10:30.879 are some resources that have said they do not want the mom's calling them. 141 00:10:30.919 --> 00:10:35.279 They want only a counselor calling them for the referral. Sure so we have 142 00:10:35.360 --> 00:10:41.590 a general resource guide, you know, organized alphabetically, the the different resources 143 00:10:41.750 --> 00:10:46.950 that we put out on our frontline team group. That only are our councilor 144 00:10:46.029 --> 00:10:52.220 see. And then out of that we've developed a pamphlet, general resource pamphlet, 145 00:10:52.740 --> 00:10:56.620 which is smaller, again, organized by you know, with a table 146 00:10:56.700 --> 00:11:01.860 of contents organized alphabetically, and that's what we hand out to the MOMS, 147 00:11:01.899 --> 00:11:05.090 where we've already checked everything that's on there and made sure that this is something 148 00:11:05.090 --> 00:11:09.690 that's okay to go out to the general public. So is that? Does 149 00:11:09.730 --> 00:11:13.370 that answer your question about how you know it can be as so the booklet 150 00:11:13.450 --> 00:11:16.649 we have, it's basically a booklet and right just necessarily, even a pamphlet 151 00:11:16.690 --> 00:11:20.279 that we can give and we don't just hand those out to anybody and everybody. 152 00:11:20.279 --> 00:11:24.039 But if we get into an indepth conversation with the mom, with the 153 00:11:24.080 --> 00:11:28.039 dad or whatever, right and we start hearing about the needs for resources, 154 00:11:28.120 --> 00:11:31.519 we have that booklet that we can give them. We can go through and 155 00:11:31.679 --> 00:11:35.870 either highlight or underline the certain places that they can call. We want to 156 00:11:35.909 --> 00:11:39.230 kind of put some of that burden off on them as far as digging for 157 00:11:39.309 --> 00:11:43.269 those resources. Right, we've compiled them for them, but here's the numbers 158 00:11:43.309 --> 00:11:46.659 you need to call. And there are some of those resources, like maternity 159 00:11:46.700 --> 00:11:50.820 homes and things like that, that they would have to call anyway. We 160 00:11:50.860 --> 00:11:52.580 could call and we could say, Hey, we have a person here, 161 00:11:52.620 --> 00:11:54.179 but they'd ultimately need to talk to them anyway. Right. So that's a 162 00:11:54.220 --> 00:11:58.860 booklet that we have, but maybe you've just got a short list of resources. 163 00:11:58.019 --> 00:12:01.100 Mean, one of the things that we do on the back of our 164 00:12:01.289 --> 00:12:05.210 brochures that we give to the women going in, and this is everybody gets 165 00:12:05.250 --> 00:12:07.049 this, everybody that will stop and take it right on the back of that, 166 00:12:07.250 --> 00:12:11.250 we've actually made up a sticker that has our local pregnancy centers in the 167 00:12:11.289 --> 00:12:16.919 maternity homes and adoption agencies and things like that on the back of that sticker 168 00:12:18.000 --> 00:12:20.799 we just kind of slap on there. It's a quick one glance. They 169 00:12:20.840 --> 00:12:26.279 can look as each city that they might be from. So Charlotte, don't 170 00:12:26.279 --> 00:12:30.429 have the pregnancy center in Charlotte. In Greenville, South Carolina, have a 171 00:12:30.470 --> 00:12:33.750 pregnancy center there to have the phone number so they can call, and then 172 00:12:33.789 --> 00:12:37.029 again the different maternity homes, pregnancy centers, things like that. It's a 173 00:12:37.149 --> 00:12:41.149 real short list, yeah, of some of the most pressing needs that people 174 00:12:41.190 --> 00:12:46.059 come and I think on that also is where the national sorts of things would 175 00:12:46.059 --> 00:12:50.700 be, like a national domestic hot line, domestic abuse hotl right, if 176 00:12:50.779 --> 00:12:56.340 you've been harmed in an abortion the legal aid or whatever hot line, or 177 00:12:56.740 --> 00:13:03.370 abortion workercom again, a national, yeah, site that will help abortion workers. 178 00:13:03.370 --> 00:13:07.009 Sex Trafficking. There's sex traffic contract there for a sex trafficking organization, 179 00:13:07.049 --> 00:13:11.490 right, if they're being trafficked. There's a little bright blurb kind of on 180 00:13:11.570 --> 00:13:13.240 the back of our pamphlet that talks about out that as well. Yeah, 181 00:13:13.240 --> 00:13:16.399 yeah, so those are kind of the national ones that everybody. Those are 182 00:13:16.440 --> 00:13:20.120 going to be needs that you're going to find at every abortion center and and 183 00:13:22.200 --> 00:13:26.879 their nationwide those that those resources and help its nationwide. Yeah, but you 184 00:13:26.960 --> 00:13:31.190 could do something as simple as making up on your printer at home, right, 185 00:13:31.309 --> 00:13:37.149 just a quick little bullet pointed categorized like maybe say pregnancy centers as a 186 00:13:37.950 --> 00:13:41.820 title there, and then under that list your local pregnancy centers than maternity homes 187 00:13:41.860 --> 00:13:46.100 as a kind of a title or subject topic there, sub title, and 188 00:13:46.179 --> 00:13:48.820 then list those up underneath and just slip it in the brochures that you hand 189 00:13:48.860 --> 00:13:52.059 out. You don't have to make up a sticker and put on the back. 190 00:13:52.139 --> 00:13:56.169 You can do that. Yeah, be maybe better and less problems. 191 00:13:56.490 --> 00:13:58.769 You know, I know one of the things being at the abortion center. 192 00:13:58.889 --> 00:14:01.929 Being on the sidewalk there and trying to hand out literature, you can drop 193 00:14:01.049 --> 00:14:05.169 stuff. I see people dropping brochures. One of the reasons why we use 194 00:14:05.210 --> 00:14:09.330 everything as a sticker. We kind of stick it into the brochure if we 195 00:14:09.370 --> 00:14:13.879 add additional things right, because things just get dropped and you know, I've 196 00:14:13.879 --> 00:14:20.039 seen people have the tracks, Gospel tracks, but in also have a prolife 197 00:14:20.120 --> 00:14:22.200 brochure or whatever, and then they'll have something about, I don't know, 198 00:14:22.519 --> 00:14:26.669 stds or something like that, and they'll have the brochures will just all be 199 00:14:26.710 --> 00:14:30.629 laying on the ground because they're they're not compiled in such a way where they 200 00:14:30.669 --> 00:14:33.470 stay together. So we make all that kind of a sticker form just so 201 00:14:33.549 --> 00:14:35.429 we can be real quick and hand that brochure to they get them the most 202 00:14:35.470 --> 00:14:39.259 information that we can into their hands. Yeah, but if you're just starting 203 00:14:39.299 --> 00:14:41.740 out, you may not yet have that kind of resources available to you and 204 00:14:43.179 --> 00:14:48.379 just sticking it's having that list. And one of the complaints I've heard from 205 00:14:48.539 --> 00:14:54.049 the pro socalled choice people is all you've done is is put in resources that 206 00:14:54.129 --> 00:14:58.090 they could have found themselves. That's often true, sure, but they don't 207 00:14:58.370 --> 00:15:03.769 their women in crisis. They may or may not know that these resources are 208 00:15:03.809 --> 00:15:09.919 available, and when you've got help that outlines every area all in one neatly 209 00:15:09.000 --> 00:15:15.360 compiled place, it really can instantly calm their fears and I've seen that over 210 00:15:15.639 --> 00:15:18.799 and over again. That and I hear over and over again. I had 211 00:15:18.919 --> 00:15:22.990 no idea that there were all these resources, so I wanted to list just 212 00:15:22.110 --> 00:15:26.590 some of them just so that you know some of the things you can google 213 00:15:26.870 --> 00:15:30.830 in in your area and find. But Housing, yeah, both Christian and 214 00:15:30.990 --> 00:15:35.019 Public Christian housing. You're going to have to dig. Churches are good source 215 00:15:35.100 --> 00:15:39.500 for that. PRC's pregnancy resource centers are a good choice for that. In 216 00:15:39.620 --> 00:15:43.659 terms of secular government housing, you can just google. You'll find that right 217 00:15:43.740 --> 00:15:48.700 away. Child Care, big deal. Contacting the local churches, finding out 218 00:15:48.740 --> 00:15:54.129 if they already have childcare programs. Most communities do have some sort of already 219 00:15:54.250 --> 00:15:58.330 low cost child care programs. Finding out about them, calling them, finding 220 00:15:58.370 --> 00:16:03.409 out if they would even be maybe offer a free child care for mom who 221 00:16:03.409 --> 00:16:07.440 has chosen life. We talked about Ambertha. That's a great one. Free, 222 00:16:07.600 --> 00:16:11.440 free resources by ZIP code, Food Pantries by ZIP code. You can 223 00:16:11.480 --> 00:16:17.159 find that if you google again. They probably know that there are such a 224 00:16:17.279 --> 00:16:19.389 thing as food pantries. Most of them do. But if you've got it 225 00:16:19.549 --> 00:16:25.230 organized, especially Church Food Pantries, which is often times where they are. 226 00:16:25.269 --> 00:16:30.509 There's also some secular ones, but you've got that by ZIP code and the 227 00:16:30.710 --> 00:16:34.620 hours of operation, maybe the phone numbers, you just simplifying that process for 228 00:16:34.740 --> 00:16:38.419 them and that's money they don't need to be spending your groceries. So it 229 00:16:38.539 --> 00:16:42.700 deals with the you know, financial issue. Pregnancy resource centers, we just 230 00:16:42.899 --> 00:16:48.490 we've spent other podcast talking a lot about them really important. One of them 231 00:16:48.570 --> 00:16:52.129 that we have is option, adoption, but if that is I believe they 232 00:16:52.129 --> 00:16:56.330 are national, but they began in this area. But any kind of adoption 233 00:16:56.450 --> 00:17:00.720 resources that you might have in your area. So you never know, if 234 00:17:00.759 --> 00:17:04.519 you've got the number right there, maybe they will call and make that an 235 00:17:04.599 --> 00:17:10.519 option other than just abortion. One that I didn't think of until I'd been 236 00:17:10.519 --> 00:17:15.549 out there a while jobs for felons. Many of the abortion workers are felons 237 00:17:17.069 --> 00:17:21.269 and they can't find work, but abortion centers will hire them. Yeah, 238 00:17:21.309 --> 00:17:25.829 so if you can have a list of companies and industries, again it's a 239 00:17:25.829 --> 00:17:32.619 nationalist the one that we have of industries that will hire felons, then that's 240 00:17:32.940 --> 00:17:37.539 a way to and enties abortion workers to leave. Yeah, emergency help with 241 00:17:37.740 --> 00:17:42.500 utilities and rent. Most communities have that. And having that number their clothing 242 00:17:42.579 --> 00:17:48.809 ministries. A lot of churches and PRC, pregnancy resource centers, will provide 243 00:17:48.890 --> 00:17:53.569 clothing. Yeah, for not only the pregnant the baby in the womb when 244 00:17:53.730 --> 00:18:00.400 once that baby's born, but for other siblings. Addiction ministries and Rehab Programs. 245 00:18:00.680 --> 00:18:03.599 That's really come in handy. Yeah, for us, I know we 246 00:18:03.720 --> 00:18:08.119 shared some months ago a testimony of a young lady who came who was drug 247 00:18:08.160 --> 00:18:11.759 addicted, as we were going through and sharing some of these testimonies and doing 248 00:18:11.759 --> 00:18:15.509 these case studies. Yeah, and that was an important resource to be able 249 00:18:15.509 --> 00:18:19.109 to connect her with a drug rehab place that actually would would take in a 250 00:18:19.190 --> 00:18:22.190 mom who was pregnant, right, and we doug for that. Found that 251 00:18:22.309 --> 00:18:26.069 resource, yeah, from Google, I believe it was. Yeah, and 252 00:18:26.150 --> 00:18:30.059 I think it's important to know that most of these addiction and Rehab centers and 253 00:18:30.180 --> 00:18:36.059 maternity centers, especially if it's for long term, will take out a state 254 00:18:36.180 --> 00:18:41.210 people and they will switch over the Medicaid, pregnancy Medicaid, to the new 255 00:18:41.329 --> 00:18:45.130 state. They will do all of that. So you just because you're in 256 00:18:45.289 --> 00:18:51.170 one state and maybe your community doesn't have one of these resource centers. Keep 257 00:18:51.210 --> 00:18:53.809 googling because they that's how we found it. This one was in Kentucky and 258 00:18:55.009 --> 00:18:59.160 we're here in North Carolina and I didn't realize that at the time that you 259 00:18:59.319 --> 00:19:03.319 can. You don't have to live in the state to be able to use 260 00:19:03.559 --> 00:19:08.920 the facilities in another state necessarily. So that's important to know. Embrace grace 261 00:19:10.589 --> 00:19:15.509 is an organization I didn't know about. Again, their national with local chapters 262 00:19:15.549 --> 00:19:21.430 all over the nation and they provide nationwide mentorship from plan pregnancies. What we 263 00:19:21.630 --> 00:19:29.539 do here through Love Life America. There embrace grace does. It's already in 264 00:19:29.660 --> 00:19:34.779 place in many communities. Yeah, now I would say it is not connected 265 00:19:34.940 --> 00:19:40.369 to the church the way I think love life is, but they're Christians. 266 00:19:40.410 --> 00:19:44.529 Yeah, and for those of you who maybe you have not yet been able 267 00:19:44.569 --> 00:19:47.930 to get a love life chapter in your area or House of a church, 268 00:19:48.089 --> 00:19:51.130 what do they call them? Church of refuge? Hows Rift House of Refuge 269 00:19:51.250 --> 00:19:53.880 Church that's going to back up the mentors, which is what we have with 270 00:19:55.039 --> 00:20:00.799 Love Life America. Well, you can maybe contact embrace grace. They're wonderful. 271 00:20:00.799 --> 00:20:04.119 They do baby showers. They do discipleship. So they are a really 272 00:20:04.240 --> 00:20:08.910 important resource that I didn't know about until I had been out here for a 273 00:20:08.990 --> 00:20:15.309 while. Job Assistants. That's one of our resources and we found that by 274 00:20:15.430 --> 00:20:21.029 just finding volunteers willing to help moms find jobs. They don't even have any 275 00:20:21.029 --> 00:20:25.619 special training. These foundeers that we found, but they become very good at 276 00:20:25.700 --> 00:20:30.420 helping the MOMS to look for work. Just knowing there's someone that's willing to 277 00:20:30.539 --> 00:20:36.690 help them look for work if they're out of work can often calm their frantic 278 00:20:36.849 --> 00:20:41.410 fears. Financial Counseling. It's another one. Budgeting and financial counseling has been 279 00:20:41.450 --> 00:20:48.529 a really and we have financial counselors from from financial counseling industries that are willing 280 00:20:48.569 --> 00:20:55.119 to do that for free for MOMS who choose life. Grants and scholarships for 281 00:20:55.200 --> 00:20:57.880 single MOMS. I found that through just googling and there's lots of them. 282 00:20:59.319 --> 00:21:03.000 Grants and scholarships back to college, they pay tuition whatever. There are even 283 00:21:03.039 --> 00:21:08.430 colleges that have special programs for single MOMS, and knowing that and putting that 284 00:21:08.549 --> 00:21:15.309 on a list is really valuable. Pro Life Doctors. That's really it's important 285 00:21:15.309 --> 00:21:19.140 resource there and it's really hard to find, it is. Yeah, surprisingly. 286 00:21:19.339 --> 00:21:23.940 So that's a challenge for you in your area. Then definitely put it 287 00:21:25.059 --> 00:21:27.220 to prayer, because there are their doctors in your area, I can guarantee 288 00:21:27.220 --> 00:21:30.859 you, that are believers in Jesus and that would be willing to use their 289 00:21:30.900 --> 00:21:36.730 skills to minister to a mom and they may not even know about, for 290 00:21:36.849 --> 00:21:40.289 whatever reason, the ministry at the abortion centers or the fact that there's their 291 00:21:40.329 --> 00:21:42.730 skills could be used in this way. Yeah, so be praying for that. 292 00:21:44.210 --> 00:21:47.519 Be You know, be digging for that information if you can. I 293 00:21:47.640 --> 00:21:52.680 believe there's a Oh gosh, it's a website and you maybe can just google 294 00:21:52.759 --> 00:21:56.480 search. It's been a while since I looked on it. But prolife doctors, 295 00:21:56.519 --> 00:21:59.920 I think there's actually a whole network of pro life doctors. Yeah, 296 00:21:59.920 --> 00:22:03.549 or pro life maybe specifically her life would be Gui in maybe it'd be good 297 00:22:03.630 --> 00:22:07.910 to look on that, yeah, and and try to find out if there's 298 00:22:07.910 --> 00:22:12.109 one in your area. And the wonderful thing that happens when you find one 299 00:22:14.029 --> 00:22:18.059 and then you tell them the need and they get hooked, because they do 300 00:22:18.299 --> 00:22:22.339 get hooked. They find out. Wow, I mean I'm already a doctor, 301 00:22:22.420 --> 00:22:27.460 already committed to life. I'm already saving lives in my practice. But 302 00:22:27.779 --> 00:22:37.730 look at this whole group of people that are choosing death and my influence in 303 00:22:37.930 --> 00:22:45.119 input and help can actually save a baby's life when they they really become invested 304 00:22:45.279 --> 00:22:48.720 and they have friends and they start to talk to your friends. And we 305 00:22:48.880 --> 00:22:52.880 have seen that here in Charlotte. There's been, there's a couple of just 306 00:22:52.400 --> 00:22:59.430 really on fire pro life doctors here in Charlotte. One of them who pioneered 307 00:22:59.430 --> 00:23:02.789 the abortion pill, Dr Matt Harrison's Bill Reverse. No, I'm sorry, 308 00:23:02.829 --> 00:23:06.349 the abortion. I'm very sorry, the abortion for reversal. Right, and 309 00:23:06.589 --> 00:23:11.549 he has pro life friends that that then he contacts on our behalf. And 310 00:23:11.630 --> 00:23:15.859 then someone who came to council with us on the sidewalk, edith, who 311 00:23:15.900 --> 00:23:21.339 we did a podcast with, and she has just been a wealth of information 312 00:23:21.420 --> 00:23:26.980 about connecting us with other doctors. So once you find one, you tend 313 00:23:26.019 --> 00:23:29.890 to be able to find others. Yeah, absolutely. I just did a 314 00:23:29.890 --> 00:23:33.809 quick little google search myself. Okay, again, we've got a good network 315 00:23:33.849 --> 00:23:37.890 of pro life doctors here in Charlotte's we haven't needed this resource really for quite 316 00:23:37.930 --> 00:23:44.480 some time, but it's aaplog Dot Org. Yeah, yeah, so that's 317 00:23:44.640 --> 00:23:51.880 the American Association of Pro Life Obstetricians and gynecologists. Again, it's www dot 318 00:23:52.519 --> 00:23:59.710 aapl og dot org and you can search on there and find local pro life 319 00:23:59.789 --> 00:24:03.390 doctors. So that's a good resource. That's an awesome resource. Something I 320 00:24:03.470 --> 00:24:07.269 didn't think about until, honestly, till I was counseling a terrified eighteen year 321 00:24:07.309 --> 00:24:12.900 old and her terror is childbirth. It's leading her to keep waffling back and 322 00:24:12.980 --> 00:24:18.259 forth between life and abortion. She is so afraid of having a baby. 323 00:24:18.019 --> 00:24:26.930 Doulas. There are Dulas that now, sadly, there is this new upsurge 324 00:24:26.170 --> 00:24:30.529 of Du Lah's that will be with moms while they're aboarding. Yeah, this 325 00:24:30.769 --> 00:24:34.809 to me just breaks my heart. So you need to be sure what kind 326 00:24:34.809 --> 00:24:40.039 of Duela you're talking to, but Doula's are the women that will walk alongside 327 00:24:40.079 --> 00:24:45.640 a woman through childbirth, actually through the pregnancy and and childbirth, and help 328 00:24:45.759 --> 00:24:48.079 them through that experience. So a pro life Dula's. We have found a 329 00:24:48.160 --> 00:24:52.039 couple that are willing to do it for free. They're on our resource list 330 00:24:52.119 --> 00:24:56.589 and that's been a huge, huge help, legal help a lot of these 331 00:24:56.710 --> 00:25:00.789 MOMS. I have heard this countless times they want to abort because they don't 332 00:25:00.789 --> 00:25:06.670 want to be tied down for eighteen years to either an abusive man or the 333 00:25:06.750 --> 00:25:11.059 man who told them to abort their child or whatever. Yeah, and child 334 00:25:11.259 --> 00:25:18.019 custody becomes an issue. Yeah, it's so sad. Very few these MOMS 335 00:25:18.059 --> 00:25:22.690 can afford legal help. So if you've got someone willing to help them for 336 00:25:22.849 --> 00:25:27.049 free, there's a couple of organizations we've worked with right yet it that have 337 00:25:27.170 --> 00:25:33.329 provided free legal help. Yeah, absolutely, and it's not like that's available 338 00:25:33.369 --> 00:25:37.240 in every area that lawyers can just jump on that. You may have some 339 00:25:37.359 --> 00:25:41.480 lawyers. I mean I think the first place to be looking for things like 340 00:25:41.680 --> 00:25:45.519 this, for doctors and lawyers that can help in this area, would be 341 00:25:45.559 --> 00:25:48.359 in your own congregations. Yes, ask us around if they are doctors that 342 00:25:49.029 --> 00:25:52.269 that are part of the the church that you fellowship in, or their lawyers 343 00:25:52.309 --> 00:25:56.670 that are there other people that can help out with these different things? Be 344 00:25:56.829 --> 00:25:59.349 asking. Yeah, you have not, because you ask not. Yeah, 345 00:25:59.430 --> 00:26:03.579 there's a lawyer in your congregation where you were, you worship and you fellowship 346 00:26:04.339 --> 00:26:07.619 instead of a meeting with him. Yeah, and I ask, Hey, 347 00:26:07.700 --> 00:26:10.579 would you be willing to offer your legal services to a mom that we get 348 00:26:10.619 --> 00:26:15.019 in some pretty hairy situations from time to time where we have a guy who 349 00:26:15.019 --> 00:26:18.690 wants to maybe once or two, abort but when she has the baby, 350 00:26:18.769 --> 00:26:22.970 wants to kind of try to sue for custody or for visitation rights with the 351 00:26:22.009 --> 00:26:27.569 baby. And maybe he's none of these. Many of these men, these 352 00:26:27.609 --> 00:26:32.769 young men, are not very good good if they're not taking responsibility for their 353 00:26:32.809 --> 00:26:34.799 children. So there needs to be some pushback legally and if we have a 354 00:26:36.319 --> 00:26:37.839 lawyer they can do that. It can help us share that mom that Yep, 355 00:26:37.920 --> 00:26:41.440 you know that she's she's safe and all. Yeah, yeah, and 356 00:26:41.599 --> 00:26:48.190 we've found our financial if we did find a lawyer who would see someone for 357 00:26:48.390 --> 00:26:53.470 free, just by asking our network of churches and and followers, and same 358 00:26:53.549 --> 00:26:57.630 with our financial counselor they were both there. Are Their trained professional. Same 359 00:26:57.710 --> 00:27:02.819 with counseling. Yeah, that's another thing. Go to go to Christian counselors 360 00:27:02.859 --> 00:27:07.460 in the area of which most communities have them. If you can't find them, 361 00:27:07.500 --> 00:27:11.420 I know focus on the family will help you find Christian counselors in your 362 00:27:11.460 --> 00:27:15.420 area and go talk to them see if one would be willing to take on 363 00:27:15.700 --> 00:27:18.890 for free, even by phone. Some of the MOM's that you work with. 364 00:27:18.289 --> 00:27:22.609 Yeah, so I'm going to jump in because, like Vicki mentioned, 365 00:27:22.650 --> 00:27:26.369 and like we always talk about, we have this article on our sidewalks for 366 00:27:26.450 --> 00:27:30.759 life website. You can go to sidewalks for lifecom just click equipping articles. 367 00:27:30.799 --> 00:27:34.240 A lot of times I like to link it in the description of the podcast, 368 00:27:34.359 --> 00:27:37.279 but sometimes the article doesn't come out the same time the podcast does. 369 00:27:37.920 --> 00:27:41.599 So if you don't see it, then look for in a couple of days 370 00:27:41.640 --> 00:27:45.589 if you listen to this podcast and looking for this article, because we have 371 00:27:45.710 --> 00:27:48.710 this kind of listed out for you guys to dig into. But let's talk 372 00:27:48.990 --> 00:27:52.829 real quick, because this is this is really important. Yes, we talk 373 00:27:52.869 --> 00:27:56.670 about brochures and tracks that we give out at the abortion centers. Yeah, 374 00:27:56.750 --> 00:28:00.339 now, I don't want to say this, I've been to places. I've 375 00:28:00.339 --> 00:28:03.539 been to a lot of abortion centers, especially over the past six months or 376 00:28:03.579 --> 00:28:07.539 so, just helping encourage folks all across a nation. I see different people 377 00:28:07.779 --> 00:28:11.380 in from different ministries and things like that. I'm not knocking anybody, I'm 378 00:28:11.380 --> 00:28:15.289 not judging anybody or anything like that, so to speak, but I do 379 00:28:15.410 --> 00:28:19.529 have a little bit of experience in this in this realm and sometimes. What 380 00:28:19.650 --> 00:28:26.170 I see when I go to observe people at the abortion center reaching ails, 381 00:28:26.170 --> 00:28:30.880 I'll see them trying to give a mom stopping it in, coming into the 382 00:28:30.880 --> 00:28:34.599 abortion clinner clinic, stopping into the driveway a whole packet of stuff. I'm 383 00:28:34.640 --> 00:28:38.960 talking like some places. I've seen them give like a bag with all kinds 384 00:28:38.960 --> 00:28:41.910 of stuff. It'll have a Bible in there, it'll have a brochure about 385 00:28:41.950 --> 00:28:45.309 everything you can think of in there, it'll have directions to their church and 386 00:28:45.430 --> 00:28:51.069 man has all this stuff and obviously that's all well intended, right, but 387 00:28:51.190 --> 00:28:55.740 we have to remember that we live in a bullet point society. We live 388 00:28:55.859 --> 00:29:00.859 in a billboard society, YEA, and what I'm discovered is in this scenario, 389 00:29:00.900 --> 00:29:06.259 less is more. Right. If you give someone a whole handful of 390 00:29:06.380 --> 00:29:10.769 literature, they are going to read none of it. Yep, and your 391 00:29:10.809 --> 00:29:12.930 intention is, of course you want to cover every subject you possibly can, 392 00:29:14.410 --> 00:29:18.890 and I get that, but just think about in our modern age the attention 393 00:29:18.009 --> 00:29:22.930 span of people. Right a post on facebook, if it's more than a 394 00:29:22.970 --> 00:29:26.880 couple of sentences, people keep scrolling. I do it. I don't know 395 00:29:26.880 --> 00:29:29.720 if you do that, but if I, if I'm scrolling O death. 396 00:29:29.799 --> 00:29:32.720 I'm a writer. I'd like to read. I mean your less shallow than 397 00:29:32.720 --> 00:29:34.880 I am, I'm sure, probably, but if you guys are honest, 398 00:29:34.960 --> 00:29:38.990 I would I would bet about half of you at least. As you're scrolling 399 00:29:40.069 --> 00:29:44.990 through facebook or whatever and you see a post and someone says long post warning, 400 00:29:45.349 --> 00:29:48.990 can you go and right say thanks for the warning and you keep going 401 00:29:48.069 --> 00:29:52.269 right, because we have a limited amount of time we have. Personally, 402 00:29:52.509 --> 00:29:56.819 I have a limited attention span. So if you were to give me a 403 00:29:56.940 --> 00:30:00.740 brochure and then give me another brochure and then give me another brochure and then 404 00:30:00.779 --> 00:30:04.539 give me another one on every subject under the Sun, I'm probably not going 405 00:30:04.539 --> 00:30:07.049 to read any of I'm just going to be overwhelmed. Right, right, 406 00:30:07.089 --> 00:30:12.009 yeah, that's what happens as you're driving down the road and there's a billboard 407 00:30:12.089 --> 00:30:15.849 with a bunch of information on you ever seen a billboard with like that's really 408 00:30:17.009 --> 00:30:19.369 wordy. Yeah, you just ignore it because you don't have the time to 409 00:30:19.450 --> 00:30:22.640 take it in. And you got to think in the mindset of a young 410 00:30:22.759 --> 00:30:26.599 mother coming into an abortion center, not not just the attention span thing, 411 00:30:26.279 --> 00:30:30.720 but there's the factor of fear that she's dealing with. There's anxiety that she's 412 00:30:30.759 --> 00:30:33.680 dealing with. There's a lot of stuff that's going through her mind. So, 413 00:30:33.759 --> 00:30:37.470 yeah, I really think we have to be careful and not overloading them 414 00:30:37.549 --> 00:30:41.670 with the bunch of information and in the information that we do give them, 415 00:30:41.950 --> 00:30:45.470 that it gets right to the point, and I think it brochure, the 416 00:30:45.750 --> 00:30:48.190 brochure that we give out does that. Yeah, I think it touches on 417 00:30:48.349 --> 00:30:52.980 the different aspects that I think to be touched on without going too far in 418 00:30:52.059 --> 00:30:56.619 depth. And obviously the Gospel is shared their their scripture that shared. Yep. 419 00:30:56.859 --> 00:31:00.059 So that's what I'll say just a preface. Yeah, we're talking about 420 00:31:00.059 --> 00:31:06.369 brochures and tracks that cover various subjects. I think we should have at our 421 00:31:06.450 --> 00:31:11.930 fingertips brochures that do cover these different subjects, but I don't think we should 422 00:31:11.930 --> 00:31:15.690 give it all to them at one time. Exactly good point, and in 423 00:31:15.769 --> 00:31:19.160 fact they can find these pressures right the ones that we have on sidebox life. 424 00:31:19.359 --> 00:31:23.519 Yeah, sidewalks for livecom. There's a section there in the drop down 425 00:31:23.559 --> 00:31:29.000 menu. I think it's digital resources, and they are are they're all free. 426 00:31:29.160 --> 00:31:33.029 But to Daniels Point, we have two main pamphlets that we hand out 427 00:31:33.069 --> 00:31:37.069 to the women brochures. There are a trifold and they've got so they've got 428 00:31:37.150 --> 00:31:42.349 six panels and we've spent a lot of time honing those panels to have bullet 429 00:31:42.390 --> 00:31:48.259 points that we think are the absolute most critical things and they've saved lives. 430 00:31:48.420 --> 00:31:52.220 We know that. We know people have looked at these and chosen life just 431 00:31:52.380 --> 00:31:56.140 based on what they've read in those pressures. But the first one that we 432 00:31:56.339 --> 00:32:00.099 hand out is to women coming in, so women who are clearly there for 433 00:32:00.180 --> 00:32:06.650 an abortion, and it's really targeted to preventing that abortion the information that we 434 00:32:06.849 --> 00:32:10.769 think will be most effective in helping them to choose life. Yeah, not, 435 00:32:12.009 --> 00:32:15.720 not abortion. So that's our first pamphlet. We're very careful, by 436 00:32:15.759 --> 00:32:20.519 the way, on every pamphlet to give them our low coill contact, your 437 00:32:20.519 --> 00:32:22.880 name and number. Always make sure it's on there. Yeah, there's there's 438 00:32:22.880 --> 00:32:27.039 a box, even on the ones that we have for you guys to print 439 00:32:27.079 --> 00:32:30.230 out. It says call or text me anytime, where you can put your 440 00:32:30.430 --> 00:32:34.990 private cell phone number in there. And then that sounds uncomfortable. You don't 441 00:32:34.990 --> 00:32:37.990 necessarily have to put your private cell phone number in there. You can get 442 00:32:37.990 --> 00:32:39.069 a google voice number. That's what we encourage people to do. If you 443 00:32:39.069 --> 00:32:42.829 don't want to give your cell phone now, Vicky does and I do. 444 00:32:42.990 --> 00:32:45.900 I'll put my cell phone on the back of those. Thankfully we've haven't had 445 00:32:45.940 --> 00:32:49.980 a whole lot of fallout from that from the pro abortion people. But you 446 00:32:50.059 --> 00:32:53.180 can set up a google voice number if you just want to have not have 447 00:32:53.380 --> 00:32:57.579 your cell phone number connected to these brochures. But we do feel like it's 448 00:32:57.619 --> 00:33:00.289 really important that you have a personal contact number. Yeah, you've got a 449 00:33:00.410 --> 00:33:05.130 lift of resources on the back and pregnancy centers and things that they can call, 450 00:33:05.849 --> 00:33:09.250 but it's important to make that personal connection, that personal touch, especially 451 00:33:09.250 --> 00:33:13.519 if you have an indepth conversation with a mom, so that you can just 452 00:33:13.640 --> 00:33:15.000 point to the backup say here's my phone number right here, so they know 453 00:33:15.039 --> 00:33:19.400 how to get in touch with you. That's like I think we mentioned maybe 454 00:33:19.400 --> 00:33:22.920 even the last podcast. It's almost like blasphemy if you hand out a piece 455 00:33:22.960 --> 00:33:27.509 of literature and there's not a personal number on it, there's not a handwritten 456 00:33:27.549 --> 00:33:30.910 personal number. We might whip you, yeah, we might. We make 457 00:33:30.990 --> 00:33:34.630 fire you. Yeah, might fire Dr Pay, doctor pays a volunteer. 458 00:33:35.349 --> 00:33:37.589 It is really it is really important to us because we had so many moms 459 00:33:37.630 --> 00:33:42.740 that have chosen life over the years that didn't let us know about that until 460 00:33:42.779 --> 00:33:46.460 they went home. And you like Isy and her testimony that we here on 461 00:33:46.500 --> 00:33:50.779 this podcast. She share on this podcast some months ago. She got a 462 00:33:50.859 --> 00:33:53.460 brochure. She didn't tell us that she chose life until months later. She 463 00:33:53.539 --> 00:33:57.410 still had it. She still had the brochure with your number on it. 464 00:33:57.490 --> 00:33:59.809 Yep, got in touch with us. We were able to get her plugged 465 00:33:59.849 --> 00:34:04.210 in the discipleship and we've had a great relationship with her ever since. We 466 00:34:04.289 --> 00:34:07.130 wouldn't have that's a good friend. If the number hadn't been on if your 467 00:34:07.130 --> 00:34:08.769 number hadn't been on there, we would not have had that contact. That 468 00:34:08.929 --> 00:34:13.079 contact might not even known about her baby. That was sentence right. And 469 00:34:13.360 --> 00:34:17.000 and last just last week someone called me, and I can tell right away 470 00:34:17.039 --> 00:34:22.039 by their voice as this Vicky and it's someone I don't know and and she 471 00:34:22.199 --> 00:34:27.469 said I have I have a brochure with your name on it and I said, 472 00:34:28.150 --> 00:34:30.389 well, tell me your situation. That's where I usually start. She 473 00:34:30.590 --> 00:34:36.269 was she had had the abortion. It was actually her second abortion to within 474 00:34:36.510 --> 00:34:40.219 four months. And and she said, I don't know why, but I'm 475 00:34:40.300 --> 00:34:45.420 just I'm devastated. I don't know what to do. I'm just really grieving. 476 00:34:45.460 --> 00:34:50.699 Yeah, and and I talked with her for a long time and she 477 00:34:51.699 --> 00:34:53.969 she knew she was not right with God, she'd never been right with God, 478 00:34:54.130 --> 00:34:58.849 and she came to the Lord in the that just that discussion, that 479 00:34:58.969 --> 00:35:01.849 what you have in your personal contact number on there, ultimately led to somebody 480 00:35:01.849 --> 00:35:06.090 given their life to Jeesus, right, and there is nothing better there. 481 00:35:06.170 --> 00:35:09.239 I mean that's why we're there, because the way that you prevent future abortions 482 00:35:09.440 --> 00:35:15.440 is through lives that have committed and been convicted by the truth of who Jesus 483 00:35:15.599 --> 00:35:19.960 is and they know they can't kill their baby after that. Yeah, so 484 00:35:20.760 --> 00:35:24.590 kind of two categories, as you mentioned in this article, of really necessary 485 00:35:24.630 --> 00:35:30.670 information. Yeah, is information to give them before the abortion to try to 486 00:35:30.710 --> 00:35:34.230 convince them not to have the abortion, yes, and then information, if 487 00:35:34.269 --> 00:35:36.980 they've had the abortion, to get to them. Those are two crucial pieces 488 00:35:37.059 --> 00:35:40.300 of information. That's right. But also we encourage folks, especially if your 489 00:35:40.340 --> 00:35:44.739 own you know, a public sidewalk, which you always are, but a 490 00:35:44.860 --> 00:35:49.139 public sidewalk this well traveled by other people other than people come to the abortion 491 00:35:49.219 --> 00:35:52.090 clinic like where we're at on the trope drive. Most people that make it 492 00:35:52.170 --> 00:35:54.170 down to we where we are, and it's vehicle traffic, not really foot 493 00:35:54.250 --> 00:35:58.449 traffic. Right. Most people that make it down there they're coming for abortion. 494 00:35:59.090 --> 00:36:00.969 But there's other places, like in Manhattan, our teams that are there, 495 00:36:01.010 --> 00:36:06.199 and some of the other cities where our teams are that there's all kinds 496 00:36:06.199 --> 00:36:08.119 of flip traffic, there's all kinds of people walking by and you want to 497 00:36:08.159 --> 00:36:13.440 hand out all your your literature to reach abortion mind of MOMS to people passing 498 00:36:13.480 --> 00:36:15.760 by. So have some Gospel tracks, Yep, and we love Ray coomforts 499 00:36:15.800 --> 00:36:21.429 Gospel tracks. Living Waterscom. You can order whatever track you want to on 500 00:36:21.510 --> 00:36:27.110 their great tracks and it just gives you the ability to hand somebody Gospel track. 501 00:36:27.230 --> 00:36:30.829 One of the things that can happen, and just to mention this by 502 00:36:30.909 --> 00:36:35.380 the way of warning, is people will come along and I'm not saying you 503 00:36:35.420 --> 00:36:38.340 shouldn't get into an in depth gospel discussion with them. If somebody comes and 504 00:36:38.380 --> 00:36:42.380 they're interested in the Gospel, obviously we're out there to bring the Gospel, 505 00:36:42.420 --> 00:36:45.300 yeah, but if we can put a track in their hand that shares the 506 00:36:45.420 --> 00:36:49.530 Gospel, it keeps US focused on while we're there. You think about it, 507 00:36:49.570 --> 00:36:52.409 because there's a baby about to die. If you're sitting there sharing the 508 00:36:52.449 --> 00:36:57.170 gospel with somebody, and of course we understand that a person's eternal soul is 509 00:36:57.250 --> 00:37:00.289 the most important thing right, but it's literally life and death right there at 510 00:37:00.289 --> 00:37:04.960 the abortion Saye. And if you're, you know, in in depth to 511 00:37:05.159 --> 00:37:08.599 our conversation with somebody about the Gospel and there's women walking into the abortion center 512 00:37:08.719 --> 00:37:13.039 that not are not being addressed, I think you failed in what God has 513 00:37:13.079 --> 00:37:15.909 called you to out there. Yeah, so I say hand them a Gospel 514 00:37:15.989 --> 00:37:19.110 track, have your number on the back of it. Hey will have a 515 00:37:19.150 --> 00:37:22.269 discussion about the Gospel. Let's have lunch or something like that someday. Reach 516 00:37:22.309 --> 00:37:25.429 out to me, you know whatever, but at least you're not failing in 517 00:37:25.590 --> 00:37:30.300 your mission to bring the Gospel. You're handing them a gospel track and and 518 00:37:30.579 --> 00:37:34.699 sending them on their way so you can focus on why you're there. Yeah, 519 00:37:34.699 --> 00:37:37.380 and that's that's kind of the key point, is that all of our 520 00:37:37.460 --> 00:37:39.619 brochures, what they do is they do the talking for us, because you've 521 00:37:39.619 --> 00:37:44.329 got limited time about, so you got to brochure attract something that's going to 522 00:37:44.369 --> 00:37:49.170 be able to tell them all those things that you've been unable to say in 523 00:37:49.250 --> 00:37:52.929 the limited time. Yeah, yeah, another thing that we feel like it's 524 00:37:52.929 --> 00:37:57.449 important. They're not our primary ministry. The abortion workers aren't, right, 525 00:37:58.170 --> 00:38:01.199 but if there's no abortion workers, there's no abortions, and so I do 526 00:38:01.360 --> 00:38:05.320 think that we need to spend some time ministering to them, and we may 527 00:38:05.440 --> 00:38:08.519 end up doing maybe we should do a whole podcast about ministering to abortion workers 528 00:38:08.559 --> 00:38:13.550 and right how to effectively do that. I think. Not Bragging. It's 529 00:38:13.590 --> 00:38:15.429 by the grace of God, and I could be wrong about this, but 530 00:38:15.429 --> 00:38:19.670 I think I'm correct. I think we've seen more abortion workers quit here in 531 00:38:19.670 --> 00:38:22.150 Charlotte than any other abortion center in the United I think think that might be 532 00:38:22.269 --> 00:38:27.030 true, because happy Johnson called us and said what is happening in Charlotte, 533 00:38:27.030 --> 00:38:30.980 because there are so many abortion workers sleeping and I think part of it is 534 00:38:30.139 --> 00:38:36.980 we are very targeted and and when we can, we call out to every 535 00:38:37.019 --> 00:38:39.019 single abortion worker that goes in and out of that place. Yeah, and 536 00:38:39.179 --> 00:38:45.449 we offered them abortion workercom yeah, and we actually do have a little card 537 00:38:45.530 --> 00:38:47.369 that we can give them as well. Yeah, that's a that's a piece 538 00:38:47.409 --> 00:38:51.730 of literature that we have available, and obviously we're not handing this to the 539 00:38:51.809 --> 00:38:54.369 mom's going into the abortion and we have this available. Some of our folks. 540 00:38:54.650 --> 00:38:59.280 You do it, others do it. Have like a belly pack, 541 00:38:59.480 --> 00:39:02.599 Yep, or think some of the folks have like a tool belt or they 542 00:39:02.679 --> 00:39:06.079 had the literature in there. Yeah, and so you know where it's at. 543 00:39:06.199 --> 00:39:08.239 You know what you need to grab when you're talking to a person. 544 00:39:08.320 --> 00:39:12.989 You know, I think there's there's literature out there that talks about down syndrome 545 00:39:13.389 --> 00:39:15.750 and talks about what it is to have a child that has down syndrome and 546 00:39:16.269 --> 00:39:20.550 you know what some of the the things to be concerned about. Obviously you 547 00:39:20.630 --> 00:39:22.389 don't hand that to everybody, but be good to have that at your fingertips 548 00:39:22.429 --> 00:39:25.860 and hand it out. Yeah, there's the tracks out there about domestic abuse 549 00:39:25.940 --> 00:39:29.820 and things like that. Be Good to have that if you encounter that situation. 550 00:39:30.260 --> 00:39:31.619 But again, you're not going to hand that to everybody. I do 551 00:39:31.739 --> 00:39:36.980 think it's important that you have some bibles. Have you have a Bible Ready? 552 00:39:36.980 --> 00:39:39.289 If you get in an indepth conversation with a mom, mom, maybe 553 00:39:39.369 --> 00:39:43.730 she surrenders her life to Jesus on the sidewalk. Have a Bible, but 554 00:39:43.809 --> 00:39:45.369 I wouldn't hand a Bible to every mom going in. Right, you'll go 555 00:39:45.489 --> 00:39:49.570 broke. Yeah, you'll go broken. Then a lot of it will be 556 00:39:49.650 --> 00:39:52.960 wasted. So I think it's good to be yeah, be well prepared, 557 00:39:52.400 --> 00:39:55.760 but be strategic about the way that you hand out literature. I have these 558 00:39:55.800 --> 00:40:00.000 booklets there from Red Comfort called save yourself some pain. That's a good one. 559 00:40:00.039 --> 00:40:02.880 Yeah, it's a great little booklet for new believers, people that just 560 00:40:04.000 --> 00:40:06.760 gave their life to Jesus. And I'm not going to give that to everybody, 561 00:40:07.039 --> 00:40:09.150 but I will give it to people that I feel like either maybe just 562 00:40:09.230 --> 00:40:12.869 gave their life Jesus right on the sidewalk or, you know, on the 563 00:40:12.989 --> 00:40:15.309 mobile unit. And there's different things that we can get into people's hands. 564 00:40:15.309 --> 00:40:19.710 I have another book that's from recomfort. It's more and death, not just 565 00:40:19.869 --> 00:40:22.780 a Gospel track. It's called why Christianity? Because we encounter on a regular 566 00:40:22.780 --> 00:40:27.300 basis. I told I've told people who like apologetics and, you know, 567 00:40:27.460 --> 00:40:31.099 debating with people. If you want to encounter people from every persuasion under the 568 00:40:31.219 --> 00:40:35.340 sun, Yep, go to an abortion clinic. I mean, I've encountered 569 00:40:35.380 --> 00:40:42.969 Buddhist Rostafarians, Islamist, Jovahs, witnesses, any is atheist, of course, 570 00:40:44.210 --> 00:40:46.570 every persuasion under the sun. I got that little booklet why Christianity? 571 00:40:46.610 --> 00:40:51.719 So when they're trying to argue with me about, you know, Islam or 572 00:40:51.840 --> 00:40:53.719 whatever, this is a booklet that really kind of gets to that stuff. 573 00:40:53.760 --> 00:40:57.800 So again, I'm not giving that that that out to everybody, but I 574 00:40:57.880 --> 00:41:01.199 am having an available to give right so folks where I think that's appropriate. 575 00:41:01.280 --> 00:41:06.269 Yeah. Yeah, one other piece of literature that has been useful if you're 576 00:41:06.269 --> 00:41:10.030 at a facility that does things other than abortions, like Plant parenthood, is 577 00:41:10.510 --> 00:41:17.349 low cost community resources that can do everything plan parenthood does without killing the baby. 578 00:41:17.469 --> 00:41:22.059 Yeah, those are all good, good things to have. Yeah, 579 00:41:22.179 --> 00:41:24.099 absolutely so. Yeah, and you mentioned the belly pack. That's part of 580 00:41:24.139 --> 00:41:28.380 our last segment. Yeah, of this. Yeah, let's wrap this up 581 00:41:28.420 --> 00:41:30.539 with this kind of practical thing. We mentioned it when we first started, 582 00:41:31.099 --> 00:41:36.570 that there's some really practical stuff that we need to consider. Having good shoes 583 00:41:36.690 --> 00:41:40.170 on as one of those things. You're on a concrete sidewalk for three four 584 00:41:40.289 --> 00:41:45.010 hours, it's good to have a good pair of shoes. Listen, God 585 00:41:45.130 --> 00:41:50.159 is not angry if you span a good hundred hundred fifty on a pair of 586 00:41:50.280 --> 00:41:53.320 shoes. Yeah, because you're going to be on the sidewalk serving the Lore. 587 00:41:53.440 --> 00:41:57.599 We might, some folks might feel a little guilty, you know, 588 00:41:57.800 --> 00:42:00.960 by thirty dollar payer of shoes at Walmart. Wasn't you get what you pay 589 00:42:00.039 --> 00:42:04.269 for and shoes. It's spend some money on some good shoes. I do 590 00:42:04.429 --> 00:42:07.190 that. Yeah, making sure that you know I can stay out there for 591 00:42:07.269 --> 00:42:10.230 a lengthy amount of time. Yeah, and in the wintertime, warm boots, 592 00:42:10.309 --> 00:42:15.670 warm and selected good, sturdy boots, because you're standing at least well, 593 00:42:15.739 --> 00:42:21.260 usually around three hours, and in the cold it's really critical. So 594 00:42:21.380 --> 00:42:24.539 in the winter that's not just your feet that need to stay warm, but 595 00:42:25.460 --> 00:42:29.179 your fingers. Yeah, we have a lot of people don't know this, 596 00:42:30.210 --> 00:42:36.210 that there are heated gloves and heated coats and he did vest and you even 597 00:42:36.210 --> 00:42:43.329 have heated socks. Does so all those things actually can truly make the difference 598 00:42:44.010 --> 00:42:46.719 for whether you will be on the sidewalk or not. Yeah, and whether 599 00:42:46.719 --> 00:42:50.920 or not you stay on the sidewall, whether you stay well, when you're 600 00:42:50.960 --> 00:42:52.880 on the sidewalk, you can actually pay attention to why you're there. That's 601 00:42:52.880 --> 00:42:57.840 right, you're thinking the whole time about how how frozen your toes are. 602 00:42:58.239 --> 00:43:00.550 Yep, and MOMS are walking into the abortion center and you're just in misery 603 00:43:00.909 --> 00:43:04.349 and you want to try to have a smile in your face and make yourself 604 00:43:04.429 --> 00:43:07.909 approachable, but you're in misery and it's conveyed on your face. Yeah, 605 00:43:07.309 --> 00:43:09.309 that's not good. Right. So, if there's things that you can do 606 00:43:09.429 --> 00:43:13.780 practically to keep you from being miserable, yeah, whether it be in the 607 00:43:13.820 --> 00:43:15.659 cold or in the hot. Yeah, do those things. Yeah. So 608 00:43:15.780 --> 00:43:17.940 I've got it down to a science. I want you to know. I 609 00:43:19.579 --> 00:43:23.820 know I have an insulated waterproof skirt that just I can snap on over my 610 00:43:23.940 --> 00:43:28.730 clothes and it goes down to my ankles and it protects everything below my waist 611 00:43:29.050 --> 00:43:31.489 from the water. If you have down, which a lot of people are 612 00:43:31.489 --> 00:43:36.250 smart, down is warm and in the winter you need down, but down, 613 00:43:36.369 --> 00:43:38.849 if it gets wet, no longer insulates. You got to have a 614 00:43:38.929 --> 00:43:44.400 waterproof covering for a Poncho or something that's going to cover your down. So 615 00:43:44.719 --> 00:43:47.679 warm, warm stuff in the winter, in the summer, because that's another 616 00:43:47.679 --> 00:43:52.519 challenge, especially here. This is hot summers. Yeah, here in the 617 00:43:52.639 --> 00:43:55.309 south. So I had or a visor keep the sun off of your face. 618 00:43:55.349 --> 00:44:00.670 Yeah, sunglasses. We wanted to talk about sunglasses. Yes, sunglasses. 619 00:44:00.030 --> 00:44:04.750 To me, I don't really wear sunglasses like ever. Even want to 620 00:44:04.789 --> 00:44:07.469 get to the beach. I don't wear just not something I do. But 621 00:44:07.590 --> 00:44:12.019 there's a problem with sunglasses right. Yeah, there is. Now some folks 622 00:44:12.139 --> 00:44:15.420 they always get to have their sunglasses on whatever reason. If there's a medical 623 00:44:15.460 --> 00:44:17.739 reason, we're not telling you don't sunglasses, but there are reasons why not 624 00:44:19.099 --> 00:44:23.449 to wear sources. And you think about it and think Ray Comfort really touches 625 00:44:23.530 --> 00:44:27.889 on this when he's talking about street witnessing. I remember years ago I watch 626 00:44:27.969 --> 00:44:30.210 some videos from him. He talks about sharing the Gospel, street preaching. 627 00:44:30.210 --> 00:44:34.610 One of the things he said just practical thing, and I think it obviously 628 00:44:34.650 --> 00:44:38.360 it translates into this as well, is don't wear sunglasses because your eyes are 629 00:44:38.400 --> 00:44:42.840 the windows to your soul. Yep, if you're engaging with people and you 630 00:44:42.880 --> 00:44:45.559 want to them to see that you love them, you care about them and 631 00:44:45.639 --> 00:44:47.360 you're trying to speak truth to them, they need to be able to see 632 00:44:47.400 --> 00:44:52.079 your eyes. That's right. And if they don't see your eyes, because 633 00:44:52.280 --> 00:44:54.429 you know you're looking when you're specially when you're doing a one on one conversation 634 00:44:54.590 --> 00:44:58.550 with them. Yeah, when you're looking into their eyes, they can they 635 00:44:58.550 --> 00:45:00.590 can tell, they can tell whether or not you're being genuine and you can 636 00:45:00.630 --> 00:45:04.030 look into their eyes and you can tell whether they're not they're telling you the 637 00:45:04.110 --> 00:45:07.820 truth. You think about secret service people. Why do they wear sunglasses? 638 00:45:07.900 --> 00:45:09.980 Besides keeping the sun out of their eyes, but there's another reason. I 639 00:45:10.059 --> 00:45:15.659 think their eyes are darting all over the place. They're suspicious. That's their 640 00:45:15.739 --> 00:45:19.980 job is to be suspicious. So their eyes are covered so that people don't 641 00:45:19.980 --> 00:45:22.489 identify them and know that they're supposed to be secret. Yeah, so they've 642 00:45:22.530 --> 00:45:27.610 covered the eyes on. I think that that's purposeful. Yeah, absolutely. 643 00:45:27.769 --> 00:45:30.130 Yeah, so, if you wear sunglasses when you're going to engage with people, 644 00:45:30.329 --> 00:45:32.769 take them off, to them off, pop them up on your head, 645 00:45:32.849 --> 00:45:37.320 or whatever you do, because it this is important. This is important 646 00:45:37.320 --> 00:45:39.920 that you're a human being that was to relate to another human being, to 647 00:45:39.960 --> 00:45:43.960 share truths with them. Yeah, you want to be as open and as 648 00:45:44.039 --> 00:45:49.440 transparent as possible in sunglasses. Bother, very nature are not transparent. Right, 649 00:45:49.760 --> 00:45:52.429 that's right. In the summer water we you may forget about that, 650 00:45:52.670 --> 00:45:58.110 but yeah, and water is important, especially when you're sweating a lot. 651 00:45:59.269 --> 00:46:02.670 I found small personal fans that are checking and those can be really helped. 652 00:46:02.710 --> 00:46:07.420 Yeah, we've had those that missed and they brass, yeah fan, at 653 00:46:07.460 --> 00:46:10.860 the same time they're actually they work pretty good. So remember we are out 654 00:46:10.900 --> 00:46:15.460 there in all weather, which kind of surprises some of our new volunteers. 655 00:46:15.500 --> 00:46:17.340 One asked me today. Are you out there in a rain? Yes, 656 00:46:17.500 --> 00:46:21.489 we were in it. Out there in a Tornado watch last week. We 657 00:46:21.769 --> 00:46:23.730 killing babies. If it were the exactly. If it's open, we are 658 00:46:23.769 --> 00:46:29.369 there. But rain presents a all kinds of issues. One of them is 659 00:46:29.889 --> 00:46:32.559 when you're handing out literature, if it's wet, saggy, gross, no 660 00:46:32.639 --> 00:46:36.440 one's going to take it. Yeah, that just is the truth. So 661 00:46:36.559 --> 00:46:40.079 you need, when you're thinking about the rain, obviously an umbrella. But 662 00:46:40.239 --> 00:46:45.679 what I have found is an umbrella does not usually keep the literature dry because 663 00:46:45.719 --> 00:46:47.269 you got to hold it way up, like under the umbrella, on top 664 00:46:47.309 --> 00:46:50.949 of your head, basically, or it gets wet. So I have a 665 00:46:51.070 --> 00:46:57.269 waterproof belly pack and that's purposeful. I need our literature to stay dry and 666 00:46:57.429 --> 00:47:01.380 presentable. Something water proof that you can put the things you carry and that's 667 00:47:01.420 --> 00:47:05.980 not just for the rain, although waterproof. I mine is waterproof for that 668 00:47:06.059 --> 00:47:09.340 purpose, but some sort of something. I think it's harder for men. 669 00:47:09.420 --> 00:47:15.300 You're probably not going to carry a purse, but something that that you can 670 00:47:15.579 --> 00:47:22.329 keep your information. I have lost women and potentially lost the life of babies 671 00:47:22.809 --> 00:47:25.849 because I've been digging around looking for information I couldn't find. Let me share 672 00:47:25.889 --> 00:47:30.800 something that may people might think I'm weird about, but this is absolutely true. 673 00:47:30.840 --> 00:47:36.119 Yeah, when I go into a store, now I've actually found the 674 00:47:36.280 --> 00:47:39.480 brand and everything that is perfect. When I go into a store, for 675 00:47:39.719 --> 00:47:43.239 to get a new pair of jeans, I bring a piece of literature with 676 00:47:43.360 --> 00:47:45.550 me. Know why? So it goods. I want to make sure it 677 00:47:45.630 --> 00:47:50.190 fits in the back pocket. Now I found pants. I'm not advertising for 678 00:47:50.309 --> 00:47:54.070 this company, but Coles and their urban pipeline, I think, is the 679 00:47:54.070 --> 00:47:58.469 name of the brand. Okay, their jeans. Yeah, the perfect the 680 00:47:59.059 --> 00:48:01.099 back pocket is perfect for a piece of our literature to slip this. Are 681 00:48:01.179 --> 00:48:05.380 Some big pockets, their big pockets and they're perfect. But I've brought a 682 00:48:05.420 --> 00:48:07.659 piece of literature into the store and slip in the pocket and found out this 683 00:48:07.780 --> 00:48:12.300 is perfect. This. So this is a man who is prepared. I 684 00:48:12.699 --> 00:48:15.929 love to hear this, because who would even think on those terms? But 685 00:48:16.050 --> 00:48:19.690 we've been out there so long. You've been out there longer than me. 686 00:48:19.889 --> 00:48:22.610 What, fifteen years, eighteen years or something now, and and to think 687 00:48:22.650 --> 00:48:27.880 in terms of and and I do I buy clothes now based upon will this 688 00:48:28.079 --> 00:48:31.480 work on the sidewalk? Yeah, modesty is one of the things I'm thinking. 689 00:48:31.559 --> 00:48:35.599 Sure, and and then the second thing is I just bought a winter 690 00:48:35.719 --> 00:48:38.320 coat who, just like you, the pockets fit the F litery. Sure, 691 00:48:38.719 --> 00:48:43.389 I'm serious about that. And because I ain't wearing no no Dang Bailey 692 00:48:43.469 --> 00:48:46.230 pack. Okay, well, I am an huge N we're carrying no, 693 00:48:46.550 --> 00:48:52.110 no Dang man purse either. So I got jeans where I can put the 694 00:48:52.190 --> 00:48:53.590 literature there. Yeah, and when I've got my rain Jack at on, 695 00:48:54.030 --> 00:48:59.219 it covers, yeah, covers that that area of my jeans. I can 696 00:48:59.300 --> 00:49:01.659 just kind of slip back there. Now I want to make sure that I'm 697 00:49:01.659 --> 00:49:05.380 pulling that literature out way before the car gets to me, so I don't 698 00:49:05.380 --> 00:49:07.219 look like I'm whipping out a gun, or gun exactly. But yeah, 699 00:49:07.219 --> 00:49:10.210 you know, I've got it. They're pretty well protected and pretty well managed, 700 00:49:10.250 --> 00:49:14.210 so I'm not dropping literature everywhere. Yeah, and I can kind of 701 00:49:14.210 --> 00:49:16.289 whip out a piece of literature. Yeah, and and offer it. Yeah, 702 00:49:16.449 --> 00:49:20.170 that's that's good. That's good. I would recommend you don't stick it 703 00:49:20.250 --> 00:49:22.969 down in your pants. I've seen people do that that. I don't think 704 00:49:22.969 --> 00:49:27.440 it's wouldn't be not a good lay sanitary right now. But so rain, 705 00:49:27.719 --> 00:49:29.880 you're going to kind of rain, you're going to kind of snow. Think 706 00:49:29.920 --> 00:49:32.559 ahead. But for all situations I think it is really important to have extra 707 00:49:32.639 --> 00:49:36.280 closed in your car, and I do. I have extra everything in my 708 00:49:36.400 --> 00:49:39.710 car. Actually, my car is a mess, but I am outfitting not 709 00:49:39.829 --> 00:49:45.110 only myself but off in the other sidewalk cops have not been prepared. Be 710 00:49:45.269 --> 00:49:49.869 prepared for anything, because if you get wet and cold, you need extras. 711 00:49:49.989 --> 00:49:52.349 Yeah, well, this been times out there. I think you shared 712 00:49:52.860 --> 00:49:55.500 when we talked about ministering to people who are not necessarily abortion minded, you 713 00:49:55.699 --> 00:49:59.579 about a young lady that you were ministering to at the plant parenthood. Yeah, 714 00:49:59.860 --> 00:50:02.139 who was there, got dropped off, didn't have a Jack at all. 715 00:50:02.219 --> 00:50:06.900 It was sub it was very close to it was under freezing and she 716 00:50:07.139 --> 00:50:09.530 had an extra. Yeah, you had an extra sweatshirt and you gave it 717 00:50:09.610 --> 00:50:13.329 to it. Yeah, that's a way to minister, to be either practical 718 00:50:13.449 --> 00:50:15.730 needs. Yeah, because I'm leaving them in the car. So they're not 719 00:50:15.889 --> 00:50:19.570 my favorites, they're just things that in an emergency. So you know, 720 00:50:19.650 --> 00:50:22.719 it was nothing for me to give it to her and it meant everything to 721 00:50:22.800 --> 00:50:27.079 her. She was freezing. Yeah. So, yeah, so tail and 722 00:50:27.159 --> 00:50:30.800 all first age supplies good idead. Always through have in there just folding chair. 723 00:50:31.000 --> 00:50:35.789 If you struggle to stand for three hours the way, that ideal with 724 00:50:35.869 --> 00:50:38.230 that as I pace. Yeah, because I can't stand for three hours, 725 00:50:38.269 --> 00:50:42.230 but I can walk for three hours back and forth. But if not, 726 00:50:42.429 --> 00:50:45.750 have a folding chair. Yeah, in your cars you've got you can sit 727 00:50:45.829 --> 00:50:50.539 down and then, of course, any signs they might want to hold or 728 00:50:52.460 --> 00:50:55.900 so that you can again have something else speaking other than your words, especially 729 00:50:55.940 --> 00:51:00.219 if you if you can't call out to the women. Those are just some 730 00:51:00.420 --> 00:51:05.650 really practical things that we have found that are very effective. Yeah, hopefully 731 00:51:05.690 --> 00:51:07.849 that was a blessing to you guys, and it wouldn't just a bunch of 732 00:51:08.449 --> 00:51:14.849 words, right. This is speaking from experience. Yeah, and hopefully it 733 00:51:15.050 --> 00:51:17.570 spurred you guys all just to gather some of these practical necessities, be thinking 734 00:51:17.639 --> 00:51:22.519 through some of just the practical stuff that you need have to be effective out 735 00:51:22.519 --> 00:51:25.039 there on the sidewalk. And as we start it out, we want to 736 00:51:25.039 --> 00:51:29.280 encourage you guys to share this podcast. Would encourage you guys to reach out 737 00:51:29.320 --> 00:51:31.559 to us with questions that you might have. You can reach me Daniel at 738 00:51:31.639 --> 00:51:35.429 Love Life Dot Org. You reach her Vicky at Love Life Dot Org, 739 00:51:36.110 --> 00:51:38.590 and visit our sidewalks for life website. We've talked about that through this. 740 00:51:39.150 --> 00:51:45.110 We've talked about the printable resources section where you can print out the brochures that 741 00:51:45.190 --> 00:51:46.619 we use, or at least one of the brochures that we use. There's 742 00:51:46.619 --> 00:51:50.699 also signs there that you can take the files and you can print those locally. 743 00:51:50.739 --> 00:51:54.500 Also equipping articles on the sidewalks for life website. That website was designed 744 00:51:55.099 --> 00:52:00.900 to encourage, equip train people who want to do sidewalk out reach, and 745 00:52:00.139 --> 00:52:05.449 so we hope that's an encouragement to you guys and we hope you're blessed. 746 00:52:05.530 --> 00:52:17.320 And until next time, God bless our love for love. Give me our 747 00:52:17.639 --> 00:52:30.630 love for gratitude. I know it will cost me my life. Nothing's too 748 00:52:30.909 --> 00:52:32.150 precious in some you