The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and whoever captures souls is wise. Proverbs 11:30
Today marks the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in the US on September 11, 2001. It’s hard to think about that date without mental images of the destruction, grief, and loss that swept over America and the world following those tragic events. (Our Daily Bread)
As we ponder the destruction that happened 10 years ago, we can also think about the destruction that is happening today as the cancer of a culture that is moving away from God silently kills. We are part of a ministry that brings life. Please pray for our center that we will receive the financial support necessary to do the work God given us to do. Our “labor of love” continues. Saturday, September 9th God provided us with a hard-working crew. My day began at Messiah Lutheran as I talked to their Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. Sue Lowe had invited me some time ago and I looked forward to sharing what God is doing through our ministry. I updated them with the progress happening at 515 Main Street. With pictures and words I shared our story. Sue’s husband Mike and the men from Messiah who had gathered for a Bible study stayed to listen. I pray that this will bear fruit and will bring us even more skilled persons to do our work. As demolition comes to and end, the task of building walls, installing plumbing and electrical work looms ahead.
Doug Marchant stopped by with his wife Karen. They worship at Bread of Life in Westminster. Doug is in the business of putting up walls. We are thankful that he has come to help. His expertise will insure that we meet all the standards we need to meet according to governmental regulations. A daunting task. Joining us was Dr. John Worden, a humble man of God, he has served as our Medical Director for six years now. With him came his sons John and Patrick. The good Doctor brought his tools and did the dirty work of removing existing structures so new ones can go up. His sons aided him in the process. Dr. Worden and his family worship at Sacred Heart in Gardner. Please pray for the “Respect for Life” committee in Gardner as they challenge Planned Parenthood opening there. Dan Beauregard took down wallpaper. We are thankful that it is the type that peels off in great big sheets, not like the paper I removed from my kitchen an inch at a time. Dan left early to visit his Mom. Pray for Dan’s mom as she recovers from health issues. Pete Canavino cleared the way for our third bathroom that needs to be built off our waiting room and Dave Bodanza donned a mask and continued demolition with Dave Haschig. Thanks Dave for the pizza from Expressos for lunch. We all went home around four, after clean up. A little dirtier than when we arrived, but resting in the knowledge that we will soon have a space that will celebrate life.
Next Saturday we will be presenting “unPlanned” a documentary about Abby Johnson’s journey from Planned Parenthood to pro-life. Try to come to the public library in Leominster and view the courage of a women who “changed sides”.
I’ll close with “Our sufficiency is from God.” (2 Corinthians) Thank you for your dedicated service.