Love the Nations Recap of 2021
Since we began this work of rescuing the unborn in Puerto Rico in 2015 we have seen hundreds of babies born, families reconciled, and men and women healed from the pain and regret of a past abortion. We exist to Rescue, Repair, & Restore families in Puerto Rico and make abortion unthinkable. We are thankful that you are with us on this journey with your support and your prayers! Your support enables us to continue this work in 2022 and beyond.
Sidewalk Advocates for Life
The Sidewalk Advocate ministry has grown in 2021. Abdiel came on staff with us in July to be our area director after 2 years serving as a volunteer, His goal is to expand to a daily presence in front of all abortion clinics. Since July we have seen the Bayamon abortion clinic grow to a 3-5 days a week presence, the Carolina abortion clinic now has advocates on Saturdays, the San Juan abortion clinic near Centro Medico has 1 day a week. The advocates report to us dozens of women this year that have turned away after speaking to our advocates on the sidewalk.
Please see Carla's Testimony below.
Carla was about to abort her baby. She came in contact with our sidewalk advocates outside the abortion clinic, he referred her to Cree (our pregnancy center), at Cree she decided to keep her baby, Cree connected her to a local church, at that church she became a Christian and decided to marry the father of the child, and in the end invited the man who stopped her on the sidewalk to be the best man of that wedding! Isn't God good?
Cree Women's Care
So far in 2021 Cree Staff has seen over 200 clients through our Intervention & Earn While You Learn program. 40+ moms made decisions changing their mind from abortion to life and a total of 41 babies have been rescued from abortion.
Also in 2021 the staff of Cree Women's Care has started its intentional outreach by developing relationships with the housing projects surrounding our center! These partnerships will help us serve the more than 5000 people in those communities.
Toda la Vida
Toda la Vida on Nueva Vida: Daisy hosts a 30 minute bi-weekly pro-life radio segment where she shares about issues concerning the unborn, healing from past abortions, and current topics in the media.
Pro Life Legislation: There are currently 2 pro life bills up in the Puerto Rico house and Senate. The growing discussion in the public forum about abortion is exposing the evil of abortion and growing our pro life allies on the Island! Pray we can not just see abortion end, but that abortion would be unthinkable.
Camino a Sanar
Post Abortion Healing (Camino a Sanar), has been another area of intense growth in 2021. With so many abortions over the years we constantly meet women who need healing from the pain and guilt of past abortions. Yolanda, who volunteered with us for over a year, came on Staff in June 2021 to operate this growing ministry. This year Yolanda has has led 40+ women on their journey to healing and forgiveness in Christ through our six week bible study program which culminates with a 3 day healing retreat. Pray as we grow this ministry in 2022.