Each day, many of us visit coffee stores in our neighborhoods...ordering the latest latte or frappuccino with all the "goodies" included. $5.00 seems like a drop in the hat for a drink that seems to soothe our soul and helps us get started each morning.
Yet while we sip away enjoying our morning "pick me up"...many individuals are suffering silently from the emotional and psychological impact of abortion. Their night plagued with nightmares reliving their abortion experience. Consider the grandparents who didn't want to lose their grand-baby, the woman coerced by a boyfriend, the man told "after the fact" or the young girl raped and taken for an abortion by the perpetrator.
During the month of August, we're prompting Christians around the globe to "pick someone up" by "forfeiting a frappuccino" for hope and healing!
This HOPE RAISING idea, is a true blessing from our Lord and His daughter Beverly Paddleford, a long-time ARIN Partner!
In response to our July eVoice newsletter, I received this email from Beverly...
"Stacy", she wrote, "thanks for the update and the stories shared...always heartwrenching, but we know the Lord's heart is always and in all circumstances to heal. God bless you in all you are doing for the wounded in His Name".
Beverly, gifted artist of the Hope Monument, was eager to help. She offered a beautiful desk-top version of her Hope statue, to raise resources, so that we could continue to minister to those with wrenching hearts.
Here's how our HOPE RAISING event works...
For the next 30 days we ask that you, your family and friends all "forfeit a frappuccino" (or something else worth approximately $5.00), and instead donate that money toward hope and healing.
You may download a copy of our event flyer to share at work, the gym, youth group, your church, school, local community organization, etc. Just think how each family member might forfeit a little something to help those hurting.
Your name will be entered into the drawing for Hope Statue. The winner will be chosen by random and the statue sent through UPS.
To submit your donation/entry, or plain entry without a donation, just mail it to our office (5319 University Drive #252, Irvine, CA 92612) with the attached opportunity form: event entry form
(Note: a donation is NOT required to enter the opportunity drawing)!
ARIN was recently asked to disperse Abortion Recovery literature at two upcoming Christian events in Southern California where over 7000 people will be in attendance. That means over 2,333 people in attendance will have personally experienced an abortion. This is an amazing Kingdom opportunity. We are encouraging individuals, or agencies, who may wish to help underwrite the printing costs to contact us at: email@example.com!
Our ARIN make-over continues...take a peek at our newest Abortion Recovery Resources. We are developing a brochure series called, Share Your Story. And have updated our Ripple Effect brochure and Recovery Encore brochure, as well as re-launching the Recovery Encore website!
Come Aboard ~ SHARE Symposium is coming together for next July. Add your name to the mailing list, if you'd like to receive updates. If you are interested in helping the Symposium Committee, or if you'd like to give a special presentation to those in attendance, visit the SHARE Symposium website for further information.
We appreciate your continued support of Abortion Recovery InterNational and your dedication to restoring lives and relationships for individuals and families!
Stacy L. Massey
President / Founding Partner
NOTE: We are hopeful that you will prayerfully consider "forfeiting $5.00" a week even after the campaign comes to a close. We won't be awarding any more statues <wink>... but you will be contributing to the hope and healing opportunities that might just "pick someone up"!
$21.00 a month truly does help us, help them!! Become a monthly ARIN Advocate!