At the 2014 Ignite Conference, Jeff Dublin, a pastor from Apologia Church in Arizona, spoke on the importance of sidewalk ministry in front of abortion facilities.
He said, “We’re told this: ‘Don’t go to abortion mills. It’s too in your face, it’s too abrasive. It’s too risky, don’t do it. It’s not the way you reach those women.’ And I said, ‘But there are babies being dismembered and disemboweled behind those walls. I have to go.’ It’s not just about going to rescue those babies. It’s not about protesting. It’s about the Gospel. It’s about rescuing their souls and the babies.”
At the conference, he invited a woman named Tina to come up and share how their sidewalk ministry impacted her. She said, “We’re very, very grateful for them saving our baby’s life and opening our eyes; and they’ve really helped us so much and changed our point of view. If it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t have my baby. So if you guys can do this and help people, I think it would be great. I mean, they’ve helped me so much, and opened my eyes and opened my husband’s eyes and we are forever grateful.”
She concluded, “Without them I would not have my baby. They opened my eyes and gave me this beautiful gift. God is just so wonderful and you guys are all so wonderful for doing this.”
Listen to Pastor Jeff’s incredible presentation in the video below. He shares Tina’s story shortly after the 34-minute mark.