Thursday, August 7, 2008

Pro-Lifer talks to Barak Obama today...

I just go an email from Brian Gibson, the director of Pro Life Action Ministries in St. Paul, Minnesota. They save many lives through their prolife work. I met him many moons ago when I was the director of the Coalition for Life. He was the man who taught me all there is to know about sidewalk counseling. He shared his organization's goals and objectives and the TRUE definition of peaceful pro-life activism. I based the Coalition's mission after what I learned from him. He is a great man!

This morning, he met and talked with Barak Obama. I honestly couldn't pick a better person to talk to a presidential candidate about abortion. Here is his email... it's worth reading! Pray for Barak!


Dear Lauren,

As I was en route to our St. Paul office after my regular sidewalk counseling time at Planned Parenthood this morning, I came across a parked motorcade at the Copper Dome Restaurant. I surmised, with all the police and Secret Service types in the area, that it was Mr. Obama's motorcade. I parked quickly across the street and then proceeded to see if I could get close enough for him to hear me call out a plea fro the unborn. To my surprise, there were very few people there (with a small crowd starting to gather as word spread) and that I could easily walk right into the restaurant and see the Presidential candidate.
I quickly began to pray for the right words and the right boldness to be a good witness for the babies that Mr. Obama has forsaken in his political career. Once in the restaurant, I learned that I could not get in far enough to see him and that I would have to go outside as he departed the building. A Divine appointment took over and I found myself at the very front of the crowd where Mr. Obama was going to shake hands and interact.
As he came out, many in the small crowd reacted as if Mr. Obama were Hollywood celebrity. He walked directly toward me and reached out to shake the hand of the woman next to me. At this point I was praying diligently for the right approach and the right words. I think these came to me.
Mr. Obama reached for my hand and came in close enough that I could speak directly to him in his ear. I told him that he needed to change his beliefs and political response to the unborn. That they, like us, are human beings. He reacted with both a willingness to listen and a bit of a shock that he was being challenged. I continued, with Mr. Obama responding that he knew it was a difficult subject and so forth. But we continued to hold the handshake I spoke again and we conversed for several minutes, many times longer than he spoke to anyone on the sidewalk this morning. Our conversation ended with me letting him know that I had just come from Planned Parenthood trying to save lives and that abortion is killing a much higher percentage of black children than any other race.
The encounter was polite, not the way I have had encounters with politicians who are pro-abortion in the past. This, I believe, was the work of the Holy Spirit. I don't even think any of those around us had a clue as to what our conversation was. But, for this unusual moment, my audience was not those within hearing or the media, but a Presidential candidate. And I know he heard the truth, which he acknowledged. He thanked me for my approach and I pressed him to honestly pray and change his position. Whatever we think of Mr. Obama, we all can pray for a deep change of heart toward the unborn.
In other news: 40 Days for Life Twin Cities first planning meeting will be held on August 28, from 11 AM - 1 PM at Bethlehem Baptist Church, downtown Minneapolis (near the Metrodome). All interested in learning more or helping with the organizing of this important campaign can go to for more information and the link to the church for directions.
Call Brian Walker at Pro-Life Action Ministries 651-771-1500 ext. 211 or send him a message at to RSVP for this meeting.
A very good video is available to view at HTTP:// regarding the whole 40 Days for Life Campaign.

Sincerely in Christ,

Brian Gibson
Executive Director
Pro-Life Action Ministries
If you remain indifferent in time of adversity, your strength will depart from you. Rescue those who are being dragged to death, and from those tottering to execution withdraw not If you say, "I know not this man!" does not he who tests hearts perceive it? He who guards your life knows it, and he will repay each one according to his deeds. Proverbs 24:10-12
P.S. Summer has long been a "slow" time for donations to our ministry. Add to this "slow" time an increase in life-saving activities and the associated costs, increases in all expense (just like everyone else), and the costs involved in this upcoming 40 Days for Life Campaign have left us in dire need. Please help us with a generous donation today. Your gifts keep us on the front lines of this abortion battle, saving lives today and taking on the giant abortion industry. Donations may be made over the internet at and by clicking on the "Donate" link. Certainly, you are welcome to donate via postal mail at P.O. Box 75368, St. Paul, MN 55175-0368.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this Lauren. Bronius and I feel torn in this election as I'm sure so many people do. If only Barak would change his stance on pro-life least we can do more than sit here and hope, we can pray!!!!!