Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Voices for the voiceless in Jackson, Wyoming

This encouraging word from OSA Pastor Mark Hollick's assistant ~

Would One Saved Life Be Worth It?
By Bruce Garren

"Who would have thought it could happen after the four days of standing for the unborn in Jackson, Wyoming. I know I didn’t. It was Saturday morning and I found some time to organize the signs we were using to depict the glory of life and the gruesome death that befalls the unborn children who have no one to defend them. As I took each sign out and leaned it against the side of the truck I noticed a white SUV driving slowly through the parking lot of the motel where we were all staying. Inside was an attractive woman in her late thirties and a young girl perhaps 10 years old. When the car stopped behind me I wasn’t sure what to expect. It had been that kind of week in Jackson. She asked me if she could speak to me so I walked to the open car window. Her eyes were moist with tears and the little girl with her moved over in between the seats to be next to her mother to listen to us talk.

The mother explained to me that twenty years before she was pregnant out of wedlock and had decided to get an abortion and end her baby’s life. Just a few days before the abortion she had seen a person holding a graphic sign of an aborted baby. Not only did it cause her to consider what she was about to do, but she decided not to kill her baby and today her oldest daughter is 20 years old. She said if it weren’t for people like us who were willing to hold graphic signs, her daughter wouldn’t be alive today. She said that the people who had been willing to hold them 20 years ago had saved her daughter’s life. She said she knew that we had not received much support from prolife people in Jackson or Wyoming and she wanted us to know how grateful she was that we had come to take a stand against abortionist Brent Blue and everyone in Jackson who support a culture of death.

By the time she finished thanking me there were tears in her eyes and in mine. I told her that her gratitude was greatly appreciated by me and that I would share it with the others who had come to Jackson. I told her that it had been a difficult week for all of us, by coming so far and getting such little support, but that we all believed that we had been called to ‘such a time as this.’ She said she was glad she could support us in a small way and again apologized for the lack of support for our efforts. She smiled at me through her tears and drove away. I am convinced that she was sent by our God to encourage us all after a difficult but rewarding week standing for the unborn."