Quadalupe Workers Need Your Help!

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The Guadalupe Workers are busy with several tasks–and we really need help!
Firstly, a mother whom we met a few years ago at the Ann Arbor Planned Parenthood was recently deported; her four children, however, were left behind.  Two of those children are older and will remain with their Aunt here in the U.S.  The mother, however, has asked the Guadalupe Workers to bring to her the youngest children, including the child rescued three years ago at the Planned Parenthood.  The paperwork is done and the plane reservations are made.  The trip, though, is leaving a large hole in our bank account, to the amount of about $4,000.  
Secondly, the Workers have begun putting together the first Michigan Sidewalk Counseling Symposium, scheduled for September 29.  This symposium is a cooperative effort with Helpers of God’s Precious Infants, Sidewalk Advocates, and others.  Confirmed speakers include Walter Hoye, Anne Scheidler, David Bereit.  These speakers are requesting only travel expenses in order to be with us on that day; yet, as you know, those expenses can be formidable (Walter and his wife are coming from California).
Thirdly, the Workers are still homeless.  In our last newsletter, we expressed the desire to own our own home in Detroit.  Just keeping up with the mother requests over the summer, though, has kept our account at subsistence  level.  So, we are still homeless, still looking.  Fine tuning the request a bit, specifically what we seek is a larger home (2,000 sq ft) preferably on the southwest side.
Finally, our commitment to being on the sidewalk remains essential to our work.  This summer, we’ve been going out on weekdays, thereby avoiding the escorts.  By God’s grace, we’ve witnessed several turn-a-ways and have gladly accepted some costs in helping these mothers.  
Please help us in any way you can; especially, remember us in prayer when we leave August 13 to return little Ernesto and his sister to their mother.  We are flying into Mexico City but will need to drive north about three hours in order to meet their mother–and I’ve heard horror stories about driving in Mexico! (Though it can’t be worse than Chicago.)

 

Thank you,
Edmund Miller,
President of Guadalupe Workers

Help Us “Get Out to Vote”

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Can you join us (Upper Downriver Right to Life/Wyandotte Right to Life) on Tuesday, July 24 at 6 pm at the Right to Life Resource Center, 2010 Eureka (corner of 20th & Eureka in small mall), Wyandotte, MI 48192 ?

We need to recruit pro-life people to:

  1. Go door to door
  2. Make “Get out the Vote” phone calls, and 
  3. Be at the polls on primary election day, August 7 
You do not need to be a current member of Upper Downriver Right to Life (although we would love you to be) to volunteer to help.  All you need to be is a person who is pro-life.  If you have questions or want to volunteer via a phone call because you are not available for the meeting time, please call Debbie at 734-934-2599.

 

Wyandotte Art Fair – 2018

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DATE:  July 11 – July 14

PLACE:  Wyandotte (Biddle from Eureka to Oak)

HOURS:  10:00 AM to 9:00 PM Daily

The fair, located in downtown Wyandotte draws thousands of patrons, artists and entertainers each year. The City of Wyandotte (a waterfront community) is often described as “The Heart of Downriver”. Wyandotte is rich in history and best known for it’s historic architecture, charming downtown and variety of cultural offerings.

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From the artistic talents of a variety of art forms, jewelry, and other crafts, the Art Fair offers a wonderful playground with fun rides and face makeup for the children, musical events, yummy food and drinks, animals for adoption, and information booths on a variety of subjects.

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Volunteers are needed to work at the Upper Downriver Right to Life booth for four (4) hour increments on July 11 through July 14. If you would like to volunteer, please call (734) 282-6100.  Even if you are just browsing around enjoying the day and visiting the various booths, please stop by our booth to say “hi”, and to show your support for “PRO-LIFE”!

Guadalupe Workers Volunteers

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We are always in need for Volunteers to help out with the Guadalupe Workers monthly meeting for families!

  • The address is 4300 Central St, Detroit, MI 48210.
  • Volunteers 1:00-4:30 (Families 2:00-4:00)


The moms are in one room with their activity while the children are in 3 rooms by age; infants, little kids, and the big kids.

Volunteer jobs include:

  1. Drivers to pick up families and bring them to the event
  2. Childcare helper…….all you need is willingness to help where needed, follow the facilitator’s cues,
  3. Other…..food prep/serve, runner, sort and clean, table mover, hauling stuff as needed
  4. Childcare room leader- experience teaching, leading, coaching is helpful

We can never have too many volunteers! The best volunteers will take initiative to engage the children one-on-one toward building relationships. Volunteers have something to give, something to gain. We miss out when we stand on the sidelines. So if and when we find ourselves standing in a crowded room of kids, wondering what in the world to do….. let’s introduce ourselves by name and start getting to know someone of these wonderful children. Spend time. We are family! Give voice to other’s gifts, encourage them in their strengths. That’s our main job. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR VOLUNTEERING. You make a difference!

Right to Life Volunteers Needed for Wyandotte Summer Events

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Downriver Right to Life will again be participating in the Third Friday Monthly Events in downtown Wyandotte.  We need volunteers to work at our booths.  Below is a list of events with their times.  If you are willing to donate a couple of hours (or more) on any of these dates, please feel free to contact us at www.wyandotterlm@gmail.com, or call us at (734) 282-6100.  Locations are not given to us until a few days before the actual event, but we will be happy to call you back if you leave us your name and phone number.

  • Fri. & Sat., June 16 & 17 – Bark on Biddle.  Pet Friendly Event.  Fri:  Noon – 9:00 PM and Sat.:  10:00 AM – 7:00 PM.
  • Fri., July 21 – Throwback to the 80’s:  6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
  • Fri., August 18 – Wine Crawl:  6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Fri., September 15 – Beer Fest:  8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

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July 12 – July 15 – We will also be having our annual booth at the Wyandotte Street Street/Art Fair, and would welcome any volunteers to help us with this event too.  For more information, please call Chris at (734) 282-6100.

 

Downriver Volunteers Needed to Help With Election

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Right to Life of Michigan has identified people who are most likely to vote pro-life. We have the lists and the scripts at the Right to Life Resource Center, 2010 Eureka, Wyandotte (inside the mall on the corner of 20th & Eureka). You can make phone calls at home or bring your cell phone to the office. There are two land lines that can be used.

I intend to make phone calls each afternoon from 1-4 pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week. Will you join me?

I am also taking information door to door in my neighborhood. Let me know if you want to help in your neighborhood.

We have pro-life information cards to hand out at the polls. Can you take the day off and help? It would be great if there were people at every poll!

You can find all of the pro-life candidates at election.rtl.org/ballot.

We need your help in one way or another, to defend innocent life!
Debbie
Upper Downriver Right to Life
734-934-2599

 

Picket Summit Medical Services Abortion Center

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Dear Defenders of LIFE

I truly hope that you will mark your calendars NOW–we will again picket the Summit Medical Services abortion center on Saturday, Nov. 12th from 8:00am to 10:00am, 15801 McNichols Ave, Detroit (Corner of McNichols and Ferror Street).

PLEASE make every effort to be there. This will be the first Saturday after the election. If Hillary wins- we must show that our pro-life commitment is as strong as EVER!! We must be there to witness to the sanctity of LIFE and reach out to the mothers scheduled for abortion. There have been a number of turn-aways from Summit in the last month! So we have hope to save babies!

If Trump WINS– then this picket will seize the momentum going forward as we show our continued resolve to END THE INJUSTICE OF ABORTION!!

Please send this memo to your own lists. Post this memo on FACEBOOK! I will see you there Nov. 12th!!

A project of Citizens for a Pro-life Society and Pro-Life Detroit

 

LIFE CHAIN

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Sunday, October 2, 2016

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

DOWNRIVER & DEARBORN AREA

FORT STREET – Lincoln Park, Southgate, Wyandotte, Riverview

TELEGRAPH – Monroe, Brownstown, Taylor, Dearborn and Dearborn Heights

GIBRALTAR ROAD – between Fort Street and Allen in BROWNSTOWN

  • Stand up for LIFE from the moment of conception to the last natural breath
  • We are  lawful, prayerful, quiet witnesses for LIFE
  • Bring your whole family!  Be a light in a darkened world and help end abortion!
  • Come with your church group or come on your own.  Signs will be provided.
  • Signs available on FORT Street near Southfield, Champaign, Northline, Vinewood, Eureka, and Pennsylvania
  • Signs available on TELEGRAPH near King Road, Superior, Northline, Wick, Annapolis & Cherry Hill.

ABORTION KILLS CHILDREN

LIFE:  THE FIRST INALIENABLE RIGHT

PRAY TO END ABORTION

For contact information and more locations, see:   www.lifechain.net

Following the LIFE CHAIN there will be an Open House at

Right to Life of Michigan Resource Center

2010 Eureka Rd., Wyandotte, MI 48192

(734) 282-6100

www.rtl.org

Sidewalk Warriers Helping Women Outside Abortion Centers

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Our Lady of Guadalupe

(Report from Guadalupe Partners)

“Maintain good conduct among the Gentiles, so that if they speak of you as evildoers, they may observe your good works and glorify God on the day of visitation.” 1 Pet 2:12 (NABRE)

People that pray or sidewalk counsel outside abortion centers are often maligned as evildoers – but not always. Sometime, they are affirmed. I’ll share two stories from this week.

“Memorial Service today (at Northland Abortion Center – Southfield, MI) showed a woman coming out walking slowly, holding her hand to her face to hide the tears – obviously in great pain, sadness and remorse. The boyfriend/husband had his arm around her walking her back to the customized white van. Obviously an abortion may and actually did take place – a horrible sight to see afterwards of the effect of and affects to – in so much misery.

After the ending (of the Memorial service) and walking back to (my vehicle),  another woman drove over to where we parked and stopped to talk.

She’s smart and spoke about they’re trying to exterminate the black, etc.  We told her
we are here to pray which she affirmed and expressed appreciation.  “They killed a baby”, she said when we told her about the woman in great sadness and pain.  She also spoke favorably about when we’re seen out front and the patrons see us and understand the mercy permeating from our souls of love.

A little report is better than no report.

Hopefully it’ll serve it’s purpose that the Memorial Service is doing what it is intended for – to spread love, prayers, forgiveness and mercy to those victims of the deceitfulness of abortion.”

That was from last Saturday’s 4:30 PM Memorial service:

“This past Wednesday, I joined Emmanuel at Summit Abortion Center. Summit affords marvelous counseling opportunities because the sidewalk is right by the door.
Call me cowardly, but I let Emmanuel do the sidewalk counseling and I pray or, more recently, sing hymns of praise.

After Dr. Sharpe arrived, we briefly talked about the discouragement that we sometimes experience outside these death pits. We have both seen a hardening of attitudes in the nine years that we’ve been on the sidewalks. The women usually do not respond to the help offered and their escorts often imitate Pontius Pilate, washing their hands of the innocent blood and blaming the mothers for coming there. We are often dismissed with a “God will forgive me”,  as if God is okay with people rejecting His gift of life and doesn’t care that people don’t love Him.

I was about to leave after singing “What Wondrous Love is this”, when the door opened and a woman emerged and told Emmanuel, “you touched my heart and I’m going to have this baby. I’m just waiting for my ride to arrive.”  She mentioned her concern that the abortion staff would give her a hard time, but they cheerfully refunded her money and told her she could come back if she changes her mind. Emmanuel gave her info about the local pregnancy resource centers, including ICU, and I could see the beginnings of a friendship.

So, “Whoever saves a life, it is considered as if he saved an entire world.” Mishnah Sanhedrin 4:5; Yerushalmi Talmud 4:9, Babylonian Talmud Sanhedrin 37a.  In the case of abortion, a baby’s life spared is a sign of hope to the community and an affirmation that God’s mercy exceeds His wrath.

But there is another part of that quote, which actually precedes it: “Whoever destroys a soul, it is considered as if he destroyed an entire world.”

Culture of Life versus Culture of Death – “the light shines in the darkness,
and the darkness has not overcome it.” John 1:5

Memorial Service is every Saturday at 4:30 pm on the public sidewalk outside Northland Family Planning, 24450 Evergreen Rd., Suite 220, Southfield, MI.  The Knights of Columbus pray there every Saturday at 8:30 am.

If you are adventuresome, you can join Emmanuel and I outside Summit at 15801 McNichols Rd., Detroit, MI.  from 8:30 -11:30 on Wednesdays,  or join Guadalupe Partners (734) 282-6779, at Summit on Saturdays in the morning.

May God bless you and your loved ones.

Barb Yagley (248) 703-3577