From the road: Winston-Salem


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Although Rock for Life has been attending Acquire the Fire events for almost a year now, it was about time I had attended one myself.  Everyone I have sent out to attend has come back with amazing stories and how everyone associated with Acquire the Fire are wonderful people and excellent to work with.  My trip to Winston-Salem would prove to be no different!

There were three conversations that stand out the most.

First, I spoke with a lady who shared with me that she used to be a stripper.  She had an abortion to continue her career   Since then she has turned her life around, or God has turned her life around.  Not only has she left that lifestyle but she is now happily married and was chaperoning young people at the conference.  She was full of love and life, especially when purchasing her new favorite shirt – the “I AM PRO-LIFE” Purple V-neck!  Although she has been counseled for her abortion, she still grieves for her child.  Her and her husband long for children but unfortunately the abortion has left her unable to have a child.  Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers.

A second conversation that stood out was a young man I was speaking to.  His girlfriend got pregnant and, against his wishes had an abortion.  She waited until the fourth month of pregnancy, when she started to show.  She tried to force him to pay for it.  He was deeply hurt and is still grieving.  Abortion hurts men, too.  Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.

Finally, I have a conversation with a young lady, I’m guessing maybe 17 or 18.  She told me that when her mom was pregnant with her she was scheduled to be aborted. At the very last moment her mom felt she heard a voice from God telling her “no!” so she decided not to abort her girl. The clinic she was at was telling her that if she didn’t have the abortion she was going to be infertile, never able to have children again.  Not only did this young mom keep her child, but had six more!  This young lady was obviously very happy her mom choose life for her!  We also came to the collective conclusion that God has amazing things planned for her life!  Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers.

I love hearing stories and I am sure you do too!  Your support helps us get to these events so we can not only changes hearts and minds, but also to be that ear for others to share their story – and sometimes that shoulder for others to cry on.

Thank you so much!

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