Dave Sterrett has compiled a great collection of stories from those in the “Lifesaving” business. The book is a collection of personal testimonies, many from full time pro-life activists deeply involved in the pro-life movement. Each story is deeply personal, powerful and many are heart wrenching.
The book starts with two former abortion workers who have had conversions and left their jobs. Ramona Trevino left Planned Parenthood after her conscience was troubled following invitations from pro-life activists who offered alternative modes of employment.
Jewels Green tells the powerful story of how she was forced into abortion and ending up justifying her experience by working full time for an abortion provider. But when she heard about a child who was aborted because he had Down Syndrome, her whole worldview completely shifted to becoming pro-life. Stories like this show that conversion is real and possible.
Many of the stories show that the witness of one person can make a difference. Personal conversions happen because of the testimony or actions of just one individual. Many people experienced hardness of heart after an abortion experience. But many accounts ooze with the brilliance of discovering God’s incredible forgiveness through a change of heart.
The beauty of the pro-life movement is that is composed of sinners, ordinary people who are able to do extraordinary things. Lauren Muzyka started a pro-life organisation reaching out to abortion minded women on the sidewalk. She had an incredible encounter with a woman heading for an abortion who had a change of heart and got out of her car to hug her.
Rebecca Kiessling was conceived in rape. She now tells her story around the world and how abortion is wrong in all circumstances. Melissa Ohden is an abortion survivor who is able to witness how her life was saved from a saline abortion. Kristi Hofferber was conceived in incest but sees herself as created by God.
Throughout these stories is interwoven the wonderful mercy and forgiveness of God, in whom there is no sin too big to be covered by the blood of Christ. Not even abortion could exhaust God’s compassion for his children. Whatever we have done, he created us to share his joy. Other stories tell of former atheists who challenge college students to define life using logic and scientific studies. Other stories are of students ready to bring their convictions to the classrooms.
The salvation and restoration of sinful people is God’s work. But what is most amazing is that he uses broken vessels to accomplish his will of healing others and doing his will on earth. What could God accomplish through your example to witness for life and save lives from abortion? This book goes a long way in exploring how God has used many people for good towards the cause of life and I wholeheartedly recommend it.