*I've organized our Crossing Guard Breakfast for the eight crossing guards that work to keep our children safe on their way to and from school each day.
*We have a big Open House/Ice Cream Social that's on Holy Thursday of all days. (My son goes to a public school or this would never have been scheduled on this day.) This is a big event that we plan for 300+ students and their families. I'm working on the kitchen duties - getting enough ice cream for 400+ students and families.
*Then, our school fundraiser is coming up in a couple of weeks and I'm organizing the food which means contacting local business for food donations. Not an easy job and fortunately, I have a couple of friends who are helping in this area.
During this same time, I've finished reading Abby Johnson's book called Unplanned. Wow, her story is a conversion similar to Saul. She went from one extreme to the other... pro-choice to pro-life. Very outspoken in each position and now that she's unveiled the deception behind Planned Parenthood, I think there is hope for the unborn of our country! Then I came across this wonderful you tube video from Students for Life and their work on the Pro-Life Movement. These are college students... I had no idea this generation even favored Pro-Life. God is working in this generation! Check out their video:
The Tide is Turning: Students for Life in America
I also just learned yesterday that my town has 3 abortion clinics... yes, I typed that correctly, 3. I was heartbroken yet inspired because a group of women were praying in front of one of them and I stopped to chat with them. I came home and immediately called a couple of friends and we feel called to act on this knowledge. We will join them on their prayer vigils but we want to do more. My friend suggested, we write a letter to our Mayor and Alderman about our city having 3 abortion clinics. We live near Chicago so I guess it shouldn't be too surprising, but I was shocked.
So, my Lenten Revelation is that I must not sit idley by while babies are being aborted. I feel God is calling me to become active in a loving and peaceful method to end this evil.
Please pray for us that we can be a peaceful part of ending abortion in our city and in our nation.