Monthly Archives: July 2016

My interview with a disc jockey…

You guys hear from me all the time, so I wanted to switch things up a little this month. My friend, Mary Fainn was a disc jockey on a local radio station in Guntersville, AL when I first met her. The tables were turned then and she was interviewing me for the station. I traveled to Guntersville for the interview, not knowing I was about to meet a lifelong friend and SaveOne advocate. We have seen each other through incredible transitions in both our lives. We’ve cried together, laughed uncontrollably together, and celebrated great victories together. I cherish this woman. As a chapter leader of SaveOne you are never just left out on your own to fend for yourself and figure things out. We pour into you and forge a relationship that is strong. 

thThat’s the thing about SaveOne. We become family, not just business relationships. When we get down in the mud of life with each other we can’t help but bond and become brothers and sisters. So…see what my disc jockey friend is up to now! 

Sheila: Tell us about the pregnancy center where you hold SaveOne. 

Mary: (Gate Pregnancy Resource Center) We help women who are pregnant until that child is one year old.  We offer everything a new mom will need including maternity clothes and classes.  We offer SaveOne to our clients as well as the community.  I have been in Harrisburg NC for 2 years and before that Albertville AL for 12 years. 

Sheila: How long have you been a chapter leader with SaveOne?

Mary: 14 years I think?

Sheila: Why have you stayed with SaveOne all these years?

Mary: I believe in SaveOne and have had the privilege of watching God heal and restore women and men through this Bible Study.  The support of the SaveOne team is top notch and professional.  I know they pray for all the chapters and are willing to go the extra mile to help leaders. I know the scriptures used in SO are the healing balm God uses to restore people.

Sheila: What has been the greatest challenge in abortion recovery that God has helped you overcome?

Mary: Sharing my story.  I was so terrified to tell my secret sin but once I received healing and God called me to help others, I realized it was not my story to keep secret but that it was God’s story of redemption and love to share.

Sheila: What did you learn in that process?

Mary: I learned that the best way to fight for life is to share my story.  The best way to allow God to use me is to share my story.  The best way to show love and compassion to hurting people is sharing my story.  The best way to honor God is to tell HIS story of healing. Pray and keep “pounding” (sorry I live in NC).  Don’t give up, don’t be afraid to tell your story and share about healing even when people look at you weird. It’s ok to have just one or two in class, God brought them there.  Remember it is HIS ministry and HE will provide all you need and the words to say.  Keep yourself rested and renewed so that God can pour into you. Trust that lil voice that says I know I’m suppose to do this and ignore the but….  Utilize others who have been doing the ministry they are full of encouragement and information.  Pray.  

I just have to take a break right here and say BRAVO MARY!!!!! She gets it. She understands12047132_912408835518773_8345311759857520241_n the power behind her story and she has dedicated her life to making sure others find their story, their voice, that will save babies, save heartaches to moms and dads, and end abortion in its tracks!6. What is one piece of advice you would give to new chapter leaders that you wish you had when you started?

Sheila: What is the funniest thing that has happened to you in a SaveOne class, or while you were working with SaveOne?

Mary: I was going to speak at a church in the pouring rain and my sun roof popped the seal and I was drenched. They were great and I got some participants.  Another time, same car, my horn just went off and got stuck.  I pulled into the parking lot of the church with my horn blaring.  They had a mechanic there and he fixed it for me.  OYE

Sheila: What is the greatest moment that has happened to you in a SaveOne class?

Mary: I love it when someone has the break through and you can see it and hear it.  The best one was a couple who were going to get divorced, I ask him to wait until she finished the class, he agreed.  She had done every bible study, counseling etc… he did not give it much hope.  That was 8 years ago and they now do prison ministry together and she co-leads SaveOne.  God is so good! 

Sheila: Will you write a prayer for the other SaveOne chapter leaders?

Mary: Dear Lord, I ask that you cover each leader with your feathers, keep each one of us under your wing.  Whisper in our ears the words to say to those we encounter.  Bring us the hurting and broken and use us to minister your love and restoration to broken families.  Give us ideas and wisdom to reach out in our communities, state and country.  Guide each class and night of honor.  Use us to end abortion.  Give us boldness to proclaim life and love through Jesus Christ, the truth.  In Christ Name, Amen.    

See now why I cherish this woman? She is a Godsend and making an incredible impact on the men, women, and families in and around the Charlotte, NC area. 

Please don’t ever feel as though you are alone. You are NOT alone. SaveOne is here to help you, train you, and pour into you so you can teach this Bible study in your church or pregnancy center.

Love you guys all the way up to the moon and back! 🙂

 

Why YOU are not helpless this political season

So many of us these days are skeptical about the political process. We are looking at the th-2candidates and freaking out about our choices. I have friends who believe Trump will be the next Ronald Reagan, and I have friends opting out of the process because they are so disgusted. If you’re like me, this constant screaming in my ears is on my last nerve…

This alarming moment in my countries history is why I choose to remember not a Republican, Democrat, The Supreme Court, Donald Trump, nor Hillary Clinton, or any other politician is my source! As a Christian I cannot in good conscience opt out of the process. But there are things I can do to make a difference in the arena where I believe the greatest difference can be made…the local church.

thFor years we have been taught to believe the abortion issue is a political one. This is a myth; a lie that has been repeated so many times our society believes it. Life/Abortion is talked about plainly and very clearly in God’s Word. He hates hands that shed innocent blood (Isaiah 1:15, Proverbs 6:17). He formed and created us in our mother’s womb, knowing every day we would live before we even lived one of them (Psalm 139:13-16). Child sacrifice was considered a detestable act (Deuteronomy 12:31). He considered the life form in a mother’s womb to be a baby (Luke 1:44). I encourage you to do your own study and you will find God placed great emphasis on LIFE and every person created in His image.

With the world in the state it is in, it’s time we take the issues regarding LIFE back from politics and place it squarely where it belongs and that is in the local church. You may feel inadequate to tackle this issue, but I promise you, when you open the doors to help those who are hurting after abortion, or maybe duplicate your local pregnancy center services, you will see great things happen. You will see lives be saved, the stigma of abortion start to weaken, people openly talking of this issue and wanting to get involved, and you will see God at His best doing what He does so beautifully and that is transforming and restoring those who seek Him.

Abortion is a subject close to God’s heart. The enemy comes to steal, kill, and destroy, so abortion is everything he is about! God sent us His Son, Jesus for LIFE…for us to live abundantly (John 10:10). When we come alongside in step with what is the very heartbeat of God, we experience a satisfaction and knowing God’s perfect will is being completed. There is no other feeling like it!

Please join us today by bringing SaveOne to your church, pregnancy center, or ministry. We have done all the homework for you. We can send you a pastor’s packet to take to your pastor, or answer any questions you may have. We are here to help every step of the way.

Also, check out our latest video on our YouTube Channel by clicking on youtube.com/saveoneinfo then do us a favor and share it as often as you can. Our message is being heard and we are growing by leaps and bounds and that is because of YOU!

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