Can Ten Seconds Change Minds?
It all started at 1:40 AM at a stoplight on Pacific Coast Highway in Hermosa Beach, California. My July newsletter tells what happened there and how one good thing that came of it was a sound bite that is still making an impact on how people think about abortion 13 years later. The short letter, Ten […]
We Can’t Wait (in More Ways than One)
After twenty minutes with a JFA trainer, Amanda shared a JFA Brochure with a friend who decided not to kill her child (“Lucy” in the photo). After one hour in a presentation with a JFA trainer last month, Emma and her sister went to talk to kids in the park. Their mom said, They said […]
A Slice in Time
When I reviewed the photos from JFA’s recent outreach event at the University of Kansas, I was especially encouraged and struck by the photo above. My brief May newsletter decodes the photo, discusses why it’s special, and explains JFA’s passion for…More Conversations.
“I Couldn’t Stop…”
Most of us have fears about discussing abortion. Corrie was no different. She recently attended a mission trip that JFA led for Christian Heritage Academy‘s Salt and Light program. Here’s what she said about the outreach to the University of Oklahoma: I was terrified to talk to anyone, and made a goal to talk to just […]
A Job for…Common Ground Man
My March letter tells the true story of a pro-life woman, a pro-choice woman, a bitter argument, and … Common Ground Man. Here’s a short excerpt: This dear pro-life woman had crystal clarity about the unborn and abortion, so I surely did not want to discourage her. I wanted her to feel affirmed, but I also […]
“Better than Saying Nothing”
Volunteer Charity Boaz had planned “to let others do the talking.” Seeing a young man looking at the Justice For All Exhibit alone, though, caused her to gather up her courage. Afterwards, she wrote, I decided someone had to talk to him, and it looked like it was going to be me. I was so […]
A Tale of Two Gifts (Christmas Letter + Extras)
One woman’s tears began to fall near our poll table. The other’s fell all over the feet of an extraordinary man. Only one of the women received the care she needed. And one of our volunteers got a gift he’ll never forget. In my Christmas letter, A Tale of Two Gifts, I share these […]
Thanksgiving 2014 Newsletter (JFA 2014 Report) + Extras
I recently posted my Thanksgiving 2014 newsletter, which doubles as JFA’s 2014 Report: JFA Helps Volunteers Escape an “Easy Escape” Here are the links I share at the end of the letter: Give to JFA (Online/Mail/Phone/Etc): http://www.jfaweb.org/donate Your generous end-of-year gift to JFA’s Training Program Fund will keep JFA staff in the field providing face-to-face […]
JFA – 2014 in Numbers
For a reflection from one of the people represented by these numbers, see JFA’s 2014 Report, “JFA Helps Volunteers Escape an “Easy Escape.” Seat Work Events: 33Seat Work Participants: 625 Feet Work (Campus Outreach) Days: 48 (divided between 29 distinct projects)Feet Work Participants (New)**: 326Returning Feet Work (in days)^^: 222 Outreach Venues: 19GA: Univ. of […]
Crippled by Fear? Rise and Do Feet Work.
JFA’s October 2014 Impact Report In JFA’s October 2014 Impact Report (Crippled by Fear? Rise and Do Feet Work), JFA volunteers Angela, Molly, and Afrika describe how JFA’s training program turned their fears into productive conversations with pro-choice advocates. Read the Impact Report first, then read below for additional helpful thoughts on fear and the […]