Category Training

My "Don’t Be Like Me" Story(s) – Lest We Get Cocky

It’s important to note when you read my Christmas letter, A Tale of Two Gifts, that Adam is not alone in making the mistake he made.  I’ve made very similar mistakes, if not precisely the same mistake.  My October 2003 letter, She Had Concerns, But I Wasn’t Listening, tells one such story, and then relates […]

What Adam Was Doing Right

When you read the story of JFA’s volunteer “Adam” in my Christmas letter, you may be tempted to heap scorn on him for missing an important opportunity to minister to a woman in need.  That’s the opposite of the right response, in my view.  I think Adam was doing exactly the right thing, at least […]

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 […]

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 […]

More Labor Days

JFA volunteer Tricia participated in our Spring Break mission trip earlier this year and shared this reflection: “My favorite conversation was with a girl who wasn’t really sure what she thought. It was really cool just to talk through it all with her. As we talked, she realized how much sense it made that the […]

Feet Work Changed My Life (w/ Links)

Do you remember your first JFA outreach event, or the first time you purposefully set out to start conversations in hopes of changing hearts and minds about abortion?  For me, that first day was in June 2002.  Read in my July 2014 newsletter, Feet Work Changed My Life, which describes how that day and the […]