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Abortion healing event draws crowd

Released by Cathy Krafve with the Sanctity of Human Life event:

TYLER, TX - Over 200 people – men, women, and children – gathered Sunday for a city-wide Sanctity of Human Life event, "Breaking the Silence: The Power of Truth over the Lies of Abortion," at Green Acres Baptist Church Chapel.

A cross section of denominations, including Catholic, Assembly of God, Methodist, Church of Christ, Baptist, and non-denominational churches, were represented by those who gathered to participate in the event which, according to planners, was designed to encourage church members to receive healing and experience freedom from the residual emotional wounds of abortion.

Speakers included, Michael Bobo who described himself as the son of a mother who found herself pregnant with him at 18-years-old and chose to give him life. Jo Lyons spoke about the traumas of abortion and the courage it takes to tell the truth about the subject. One couple even brought their infant daughter and spoke on the experience of adoption.

English presented a list of "12 Ways Christians Can Make a Difference in 2010," suggestions on ways Christians can offer healing to men and women who have experienced abortion. She also emphasized that abortion "is not a woman's issue."

"Every child that is lost has a father," said English.          

Leo Berman reviewed a recent history of legislative action at the state level and reported on upcoming measures that will be introduced in the near future.

David Dykes, pastor of Green Acres Baptist Church, and Doug Clark, pastor of Grace Community Church, both offered prayers. Meg and Matt Magill provided music.

English and fellow planners of the event believe that when people fail to speak about their past abortions, they suffer with shame and other symptoms which short-circuit their current relationships. Often without realizing that their current situations are affected by their ongoing decisions to remain silent, they subconsciously choose a path that guarantees ongoing problems in their relationships.

"Our aim is to break the silence in the church," says English, adding that God "is such a faithful & loving God who wants to desperately heal His people so that we can have the abundant life that He died to give us & that we are no longer 'crippled' Christians who then can go do His work that He has for us 100%."

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