...Try Sleeping With A Mosquito!
I absolutely love this quote. It reminds me how Christine Jackman and I questioned God when He asked us to launch ARIN over a decade ago. We didn't think we could make a difference or have any impact. We finally realized it wasn't about us, it was about HIM!
I'm sure each of us have received our fair share of mosquito bites. Whether camping near a pond, sailing around the lake or even sitting at the beach... those little buggers, small as they are, impact us greatly! They really leave their mark!
This year ARIN began working more closely with student groups that encourage life. We were honored to partner with Students for Life in the Spring for Abortion Recovery Awareness Month! These kids GET IT! They understand that they ARE the generation that can make a difference! We are so excited to be working more closely with them and look forward to hosting classes, through Skype, where students can learn even more about recovery opportunities.
Our overall goal: Encourage students, not only in what they can do for "life" and the Kingdom, but how they might reach their peers who might be hurting after abortion!
Next week, Abortion Recovery InterNational will speak to high school and college aged students in Northern California at the Pro-Life Youth Conference
, hosted by the Pro Lifers of the Mystical Rose. This new conference is bringing in students from all over the West Coast. We're so excited to be asked to participate. Please add the conference leadership team to your prayer lists over the next few days. I'm sure they'll appreciate your best wishes.
Shirley Poitier, ARIN's new Northern California Ambassador, will be accompanying me to this event. This will give Shirley the opportunity to begin networking with the many agencies in her region that may already partner, or wish to partner, with ARIN and our recovery efforts. Our Oregon Ambassador, Deborah Tilden, is also hoping to join us. Deb's been a key player in our ARIN Leadership since our conception. We're honored to have her continually impact our ministry!Note: If you have not yet read up on our amazing new leadership, ARIN's Recovery Ambassadors, feel free to read Shirley and Deb's bios. Ambassadors
A Small Difference...
People ask us all the time, how they can "make a difference" in the lives of those hurting after abortion? They question whether a small $5.00-20.00 donation or few hours of volunteering really makes any variance. Think back to that mosquito ladies and gents... Our continual answer is YES!
Abortion Recovery InterNational couldn't do what we do without you. As of today, we have received over 33,000 "hits for help" on the Abortion Recovery CARE Directory. That's over 11,000 more than last year at this time. Men, women and families are asking for help, students are reaching their peers, babies are being saved, lives are being restored. All because of "small and conjoined" efforts!
So... when questioning your ability to "make a difference"... know that your prayers for our leadership team are truly 'felt'! Know that your hours of volunteering and financial donations are all greatly appreciated. When you speak, to even just one person, about recovery opportunities...lives change!
You, like the mosquito, are leaving a mark and making an impact.
We thank you for that!
President / Founding Partner
Abortion Recovery InterNational, Inc.
Resources are also desperately needed for our upcoming speaking engagements at the CareNet Conference in Denver, Colorado the first week in September and at the American Association of Christian Counselors Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, a week later. Thank you :) If you would like to become a Student Advocate and help educate our youth, please consider donating here:
Abortion Recovery InterNational, Inc. is the first and only Affiliate association/network helping to restore lives and relationships after reproductive loss by abortion.
- Encouraging and Extending healing opportunities to those hurting after abortion.
- Enlightening society on the affects of abortion on individuals and families
- Educating others through continued education, conferences and specialized training and awareness opportunities.
- Establishing and Equipping a world-wide association of Abortion Recovery CARE* Centers/Teams united in mission, cohesive in nature and similar in practice. *Compassionate Abortion Recovery Efforts