Sunday, March 28, 2010

Partnerships and Repeat Work Saves Lives

Last fall (2010) God led the JFA staff and regular volunteers into Oklahoma for our annual training trek with OK private and public schools.

JFA’s staff and volunteer training program contains 3 key elements:

  1. Seat work – Abortion: From Debate to Dialogue (ADD) Seminar
  2. Feet work – participation in an ADD Exhibit Outreach
  3. Repeat work – individual and/or group follow-up using ADD training

Local partnerships are critical to changing hearts and saving lives before, during, but especially after outreach events.

For each outreach venue JFA strives to partner with pregnancy resource centers who serve their communities 24/7.

During our first training in Oklahoma (2007), we were blessed to connect with Crossroads Clinic, based in Guthrie, OK. Crossroads again partnered with us for our 2009 University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) campus outreach.

Not only did the Crossroads staff join us at UCO last fall with a resource tent/table (pictured right), they brought with them several high school girls from Guthrie to train on each day.

Crossroads shares JFA’s vision for training next generation leaders!

This past February Linda Stewart, Executive Director of Crossroads Clinic, wrote to tell us:

“…our Client Services Director, Stephany, took a group of teens to counsel [at the Crossroad’s table during JFA’s campus outreach at UCO].

[Afterwards] one of these high school girls, a girl named Kyla (a junior), took the JFA Exhibit brochure back to her high school and showed it to fellow students.

Several months later Kyla received a note from a Guthrie high school girl that she didn’t know. It read,

‘Kyla, you don’t know me, but those pictures you passed around at school about abortion saved my baby’s life.’”

Your financial gifts and prayers help JFA develop critical training partnerships that change hearts and save lives, one person at a time.

Pray for us – we’re off to Colorado next month (April 7-14) where we’ll partner with at least 2 high schools, Focus on the Family Leadership Institute, several churches and campus groups. Thank you for your generous support!

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