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- Spring 2022 Newsletter
Spring 2022 Newsletter "Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute. Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy." Proverbs 31:8-9 Dear friends, Every day in Canada nearly 300 pre-born babies are brutally killed. In a D+E abortion, babies have their arms and legs ripped off, their skulls crushed, and their organs suctioned out from their mother’s wombs by a suction aspirator ten times stronger than a household vacuum cleaner. Abortion is not just another "cause" that we need to "raise awareness" about; it is an emergency that calls for action. Our God is a God of life and created man in His own image. He hears the silent cries of each child that is torn to pieces or starved to death by abortion, and our hearts ought to be broken over the injustice of abortion. Throughout Scripture, God calls us to open our mouths for the defenseless (Proverbs 31:8-9), to put our faith into action (James 2:14-17), and to rescue those who are being taken away to death (Proverbs 24:11-12). As we take hope in the fact that God is in control over all things - including abortion - we also know that God often accomplishes His will through the action of His people. As you read this newsletter, consider how God might be calling you to act on behalf of the pre-born. Last week I gave a presentation to the young people at Covenant Christian Church in Wyoming, Ontario and was encouraged to hear of their plans to deliver pro-life literature to their entire town in the near future! "I think that it is vitally important for churches and youth groups to receive training when it comes to the pro-life movement. So many people say that they are pro-life without fully understanding what that means and what abortion does to pre-born children. Without that understanding, a lot of Christians remain apathetic to the issue as a whole." -Grace, member of Covenant Christian Church Would your church be interested in hosting a presentation to learn how to reach your community with the truth about abortion? 1. Did you know? Pastors attend all events free! We believe it is essential for church leaders to be equipped to respond to abortion, and we never want cost to be a barrier. Please consider taking advantage of this opportunity by attending our upcoming Toronto Pro-Life Crash Course (July 14-16). 2. If you'd like to know more about CCBR I'd love to meet with you and share more about our work! 3. Please continue to keep the emergency of abortion in your prayers! We were able to run two very successful 4-day projects in February and March: Pro-Life Bootcamp for university students and Pro-Life Week of Action for high school students. Each week we had twelve participants who learned effective apologetics, got lots of experience out on the streets changing hearts and minds on abortion, and enjoyed great fellowship! A special thanks goes to all of the pastors who were able to join us for the training days of these weeks. "I had such an amazing experience in conversations and was blessed to change many minds and get lots of people to think about this issue. AVP and apologetics are such important foundations.... Don't ever stop this effective and efficient approach to addressing abortion!" -Hadasa (Pro-Life Week of Action attendee) "My Bootcamp experience was very formative. I'm so grateful to have met such a fantastic group of staff and volunteers..... My eyes have been opened to the necessity of the pro-life movement, and I have so much respect for those who go out into a hostile public with the pro-life message regularly." -Karilyn (Bootcamp attendee and intern this coming summer) Check out this testimony from one of our Pro-Life Week of Action participants! Study Series for Churches While many Christians understand the grave injustice that abortion is, they do not feel prepared to defend the pre-born to their friends, co-workers, and neighbors. CCBR has created this program to provide Christians with the training and tools they need to be a voice for the voiceless. The series is designed to run for 5 weeks, meeting once a week. The topics covered are: 1. Abortion in Canada & Why Christians Must Act 2. Can Our Culture Actually Change? 3. Pro-Life 101: Communicating the Pro-Life Position 4. Pro-Life 201: Communicating the Pro-Life Position 5. Loving Your Pre-born Neighbours God speaks to us in 2 Chronicles 7:14 when He says: "if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land." We believe that our God is a God who answers prayers and urge you to keep praying! Pray for our summer internship: For our interns: That this summer would be a time of growth and encouragement, that they would be compassionate and effective ambassadors for the pre-born, and that the Lord would multiply their work and give them perseverance as they reach hundreds of thousands of people with the truth about abortion. For our internship staff team: For wisdom as they mentor the interns, that the logistical details of planning would go smoothly, and that God give them endurance in this busy season. For those who we engage with on the streets: That God would soften their hearts to see the horrific nature of abortion and to repent, and that post-abortive men and women would find hope and healing in the gospel. Thank you for taking the time to read this newsletter! Please take a minute to forward it on through your church's email list and share it with anyone else who you think would benefit from it. Check out our website to learn more about how your church can take action to protect God's tiniest image-bearers from abortion, and please continue to keep this work in your prayers. I'd love to hear from you if you have any questions! In Christ, Miranda firstname.lastname@example.org Did someone forward this email to you? You can subscribe here.
- Winter 2022 Newsletter
Winter 2022 Newsletter "God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him." Genesis 1:27 Dear friends, Imago Dei is an initiative of the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform (CCBR) working to mobilize Christians to defend life in the womb and to offer hope and healing to post-abortive men and women. We offer presentations, workshops, outreach opportunities, and various resources to inform and equip the Church to fulfill these responsibilities to our pre-born neighbours and wounded culture. 'Imago Dei' is a theological term meaning 'image of God'. Abortion is wrong first and foremost because it ends the life of a human being who bears the image of Almighty God. As ambassadors for the Creator of life, we have the privilege and responsibility to defend the lives of God's tiniest image-bearers, of whom nearly 300 are killed every day in Canada. I would like to invite you to join us in answering the call to rescue the innocent from death (Proverbs 24:11), to care for orphans and widows (James 1:27), and to expose evil (Ephesians 5:11). If you want to have conversations like this, click the button below and we will connect you with your local group for training and outreach! "Miranda equipped our young adults' group to respond to the masked evil of abortion in Canada in a biblically-informed, persuasive, and gentle way. More than ever, Christians need to give not only their passive solidarity but their active participation in order to save the lives of children. I heartily recommend that any youth group, small group, or Sunday school book a presentation from CCBR." -Mark, Youth Pastor at Forward Baptist, Toronto One of the key ways we equip Christians to respond to abortion is through informative presentations and interactive workshops. We'd love to come and speak for your church, school, or community, so please reach out for more information! Ask me for a 20% off discount code for these events by replying to this email! 1. Did you know? Pastors attend all events free! We believe it is essential for church leaders to be equipped to respond to abortion, and we never want cost to be a barrier. A good opportunity to take advantage of this would be to join us on the first day of the Bootcamp (Feb 22) or the Pro-Life Week of Action (Mar 14) for the training days. Let me know if you'd like to come! 2. I also have a request for you: we have posters and brochures that we'd love to mail to your church so that your congregation knows about our upcoming training and outreach opportunities. Please send me your church's address if you can help us out in this way! 3. If you'd like to know more about CCBR before inviting us to speak at your church or promoting our events, I'd love to meet with you and share more about our work. The Pro-Life Guys Podcast Join Pieter and Cam as they teach pro-life apologetics, interview pro-life heroes, and so much more! I'd especially encourage you to check out The Pulse, a monthly round-up of abortion-related news. Thank you for taking the time to read this newsletter! Please take a minute to forward it on through your church's email list and share it with anyone else who you think would benefit from it! Check out our website to learn more about how your church can take action to protect God's tiniest image-bearers from abortion, and please continue to pray for this work. I'd love to hear from you if you have any questions! In Christ, Miranda email@example.com Did someone forward this email to you? You can subscribe here. That people in Canada and around the world would recognize the horrific and sinful nature of abortion and reject it. That the moms, dads, grandparents, siblings, and friends who have been hurt by the ripple effect of past abortions would find hope and healing through the Gospel. That local churches across Canada would be places of refuge for women in crisis, and places of grace and forgiveness for those who have had abortions in the past. That the Lord would soften the hearts of those involved in performing abortions and bring them to repentance. More
- Imago Dei | Volunteer
Volunteer There are many opportunities to use the time and talents God has blessed you with to change minds and save lives from abortion! Local Outreach Groups Find out if there is a group already doing pro-life outreach near you! If not, get in touch with us so we can help you start one. Summer Internships Work full-time in the pro-life movement for your next summer job! Pro-Life Crash Course 1- to 3-day boot camps held across the country to receive cutting-edge training on how to defend the pre-born. Abortion Awareness Project A week-long trip to Florida to do outreach on university campuses during the winter semester break. Pro-Life Week of Action A week-long program for highschool students during their March Break! Toronto March for Life An opportunity to stand publicly for life and receive training. DID YOU KNOW? Pastors attend all events for free! We believe it is essential for church leaders to be equipped to respond to abortion, and we never want cost to be a barrier. If you're a pastor, be sure to contact us to ask for a promo code to use when applying for events!
- Imago Dei | Pastors
Pastors & Church Leaders 1. We encourage you to keep the emergency of abortion in your weekly corporate prayers. 2. We have posters and brochures that we’d love to mail to your church so that your congregation knows about our upcoming training and outreach opportunities. Send us your church's address if you can help us out in this way. 3. You can subscribe to our quarterly e-newsletter for churches at imagodei.ca/subscribe. We’d love it if you forward them to your congregation through your church’s email chain too. 4. Pastors attend all events free! We believe it is essential for church leaders to be equipped to respond to abortion, and we never want cost to be a barrier. Click the button below to find an upcoming event near you! 5. If you'd like to learn more about CCBR before inviting us to speak at your church or promoting our events, I'd love to meet with you and share more about our work. 6. Do you know of other pastors who would be interested in learning more about CCBR? Please connect them to us! PRAYER REQUESTS CONTACT US SUBSCRIBE EVENTS EVENTS "The Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform is one of the most important educational organizations operating in Canada today. In a nation where there is still no abortion law, their work has been highly influential in turning the tide and remains indispensable for exposing the injustice of abortion nationally, working towards legislative change by re-educating the Canadian public regarding the true nature of this hidden atrocity. I cannot commend their outstanding efforts strongly enough." REV. DR. JOSEPH BOOT, M.A., Ph.D. Founder and President of the Ezra Institute To play, press and hold the enter key. To stop, release the enter key.
- Imago Dei | Events
Toronto March for Life Download PDF poster Toronto Pro-Life Crash Course Download PDF poster We can send you printed copies of these posters to hang up at your church or school! CONTACT US Bulletin Announcements Toronto March for Life, Friday, May 13th @ 11:30am: Be a voice for the voiceless in Canada's largest city by standing publicly for the pre-born at Queen's Park. The rally will include speeches from several leaders in the pro-life movement and conclude with a march through the downtown core. Details at torontomarchforlife.ca . Pro-Life Crash Course, July 14-16: CCBR's annual Toronto Crash Course is a 3-day event packed with high-calibre training and outreach. Introductory and advanced training streams are available, covering apologetics, strategy, the culture war, and the pastoral and political arms of the pro-life movement. Apply before June 15th at endthekilling.ca/crash-course/toronto . DID YOU KNOW? Pastors attend all events for free! We believe it is essential for church leaders to be equipped to respond to abortion, and we never want cost to be a barrier. If you're a pastor, be sure to contact us to ask for a promo code to use when applying for events!