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- Fall 2022 Newsletter
Fall 2022 Newsletter "You formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made." Psalm 139:13 Dear friends, Just like that, another summer has come and gone. CCBR's 39 interns and 6 team leaders in Calgary and the GTA delivered 319,635 postcards, knocked on 4717 doors, and reached over 1 million people with the truth about abortion! By the grace of God, lives were changed over the last four months - not only those who rethought their positions on abortion, but also each of the interns who persevered through long, hot days, tired feet, and challenging conversations to seek justice for the pre-born. There is so much to give thanks for: we recorded over 1000 testimonies of minds changed, we heard of several babies whose lives were spared, and a post-abortive mom who we met during outreach has started attending church with her children! As one of our staff members wrote in a song about the internship, "Beauty and the darkness clash again and again / So much sin, but we know we win / Keep your head up towards the light / We need to keep on fighting this fight / We know He holds all things / So we trust and fight, continue in His might." We are so thankful for the thousands of supporters who partnered with us to make the internship possible. To God be all the glory! Shana, 2-month intern this summer and newest staff member of Toronto Right to Life, wrote about her internship experience: "While many of us are continuing on with our daily lives, the truth about abortion is hidden. CCBR works to bring that truth to the forefront of a culture sleepwalking through an injustice - the injustice of 300 children aborted everyday. This internship provided an opportunity for me to actively be part of exposing what abortion does and saving lives. When I have a voice to speak for the voiceless and truly make a difference through these outreach projects, how can I not use it?" Check out this story of a changed mind from this summer! Do you know anyone who might be interested in our 2023 Summer Internship? Do you want to defend pre-born children? The Bootcamp is an amazing opportunity to stand against abortion in the GTA, where 6.4 million people live and thousands of abortions happen every year. Along with making a difference in Canada's largest city, you will enjoy great fellowship with the team and learn how to effectively and compassionately change minds and save lives. Hotel accommodations & meals are included. Deadline to apply: Friday, Sept 30 SAVE THE DATES Florida Abortion Awareness Project February Reading Week 2023 Pro-Life Week of Action March Break 2023 Toronto March for Life Friday, May 12, 2023 You're invited! Tuesday, October 11th is an apologetics training day for the Bootcamp in Mississauga (see above), and we'd love for you to join us! We believe it is essential for pastors and church leaders to be equipped to respond to abortion, and we hope that CCBR's apologetics training can be a part of that. As such, there is no cost for attending. Please reply to this email if you'd like to attend. Please continue to keep the emergency of abortion in your prayers! BOOK: Seeing Is Believing Seeing is Believing is a powerful examination of social reform movements of the past to extract the timeless principles of exposing injustice. There is so much reason for hope. When the injustice of abortion is exposed, minds are changed, and lives are saved. Reply to this email to ask for a 15% off discount code! For incoming staff members. CCBR's Eastern and Western offices are growing! Please pray for these new team members as they fundraise their salaries and transition into new roles over the coming months. For local outreach groups. Across Canada, volunteer-run groups use CCBR's outreach projects to reach hundreds of thousands of Canadians each year. Pray especially for the leaders of these groups as they invest their time and energy into reaching their cities with the truth about abortion. Thank you for taking the time to read this newsletter! Please take a minute to forward it on to your church's email list and share it with others. 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 email@example.com
- Roe vs. Wade is overturned!
Roe vs. Wade is overturned! But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream. Amos 5:24 Prayer Points Give thanks that God has blessed the work of the pro-life movement and answered many prayers today. For decades, men and women have fought tirelessly against the dark evil of abortion as they prayed for this moment. Although the fight for life is far from over in the United States, laws restricting and banning abortion are being passed across the country at exhilarating speeds. Thousands, likely millions, of precious image-bearers of God will be saved from death. Pray for peaceful responses to the laws that are being passed. Even as we rejoice, many people are hurting, angry, and confused, and there will likely be intense pushback from the pro-abortion movement. Pray for women who are pregnant, especially those in difficult situations. Pray that they would reject abortion and find help and support instead of seeking out illegal abortions. Pray for Canada. Our nation is watching as history unfolds across the border, and Justin Trudeau is more determined than ever to continue advancing abortion access. Pray that we would be bold and compassionate ambassadors for the pre-born here in our country, and that the Lord would bring about a day when we see life in the womb protected. Soli Deo Gloria. A Call to Action It is likely that the topic of abortion will be on the minds of many people in the coming weeks, and I encourage you to use this opportunity to share the truth about abortion with your colleagues, classmates, family, and friends. If you'd like to learn more about how to share your pro-life convictions with others in a compelling and compassionate way, I invite you to join us for the Toronto Pro-Life Crash Course this summer from July 14-16! The Crash Course is a 3-day event packed with high-calibre training and outreach. Both introductory and advanced training streams are available, covering apologetics, strategy, the state of our culture, the pastoral and political arms of the pro-life movement, and more. Click here for more details and to apply by June 30th. Use the discount code BABYSAVER for 20% off! Please forward this email along to any friends and family who might be interested as well! In Christ, Miranda King PS - check out the video below to learn more about the Crash Course!
- 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.
- Imago Dei | Events
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! ON THE HORIZON Toronto March for Life Friday, May 12, 2023 Toronto Pro-Life Crash Course July 13-15, 2023
- Imago Dei | Equipping Christians to Respond to Abortion
I M A G O D E I equipping Christians to respond to abortion Imago Dei is an initiative of the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform, w orking to equip and mobilize Christians to respond to abortion. ABOUT US TAKE ACTION LEARN Cease to do evil, learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow's cause. Isaiah 1:17 "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
- Imago Dei | Churches
Churches What you can do to encourage and equip your congregation to take action on the issue of abortion Host a training presentation Run the Study Series Attend one of our training and outreach events Order pro-life literature for your church's library Forward our quarterly e-newsletters to your congregation Recommend our resources to your church leadership Learn more about how Imago Dei partners with churches DOWNLOAD PDF "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 How to Help Your Church Get Involved 1. Meet with us We'd love to meet with you to share more about CCBR and to talk about how we can help equip your church to respond to abortion. We encourage you to invite your pastor and any other church members who are interested to join the meeting as well. 2. Host a presentation The goal of our presentations is to inform and equip Christians about the reality of abortion in Canada and how Christians can respond. You could organize a presentation for your church, school, youth group, elders and deacons, a conference, or any other group. 3. Run the Pro-Life Study Series The Pro-Life Study Series is a program designed specifically to equip Christians to defend life in the womb. There are 5 sessions that can be run over 5 weeks. Each one includes a 30-minute video presentation and discussion questions set out in facilitator and participant guides. 4. Become financial supporters CCBR’s life-saving work relies solely on the sacrificial donations of individuals and churches who are dedicated to ending the killing of pre-born children. 5. Supply resources for your community Forward our newsletter to you church to stay up-to-date on volunteer and training opportunities, abortion-related news, and various resources. You can also request copies of our print literature and discounts on our books for your library. CONTACT US LEARN MORE LEARN MORE DONATE RESOURCES