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I want to see the end of abortion in my lifetime
Students discuss their experience at pro-life procession in Jacksonville, Florida

Mission Youth members hold signs in silent witness
Mission Youth members hold signs in silent witness

Jacksonville, Florida, December 16, 2010 -- The Mission Youth high school club in Jacksonville, Florida, held its first mission on October 9, 2010.  The group participated in a Pro-Life Eucharistic Procession and Mass with Bishop Victor Galeone and Fr. Frank Pavone, the National Director of Priests for Life.  They ended the morning saying the rosary and holding pro-life signs in front of a local abortion clinic.  

Three testimonies from teens involved in this mission follow:

  • “I was moved the most by seeing people of all ages there, the young and the old. It was inspiring to see how many people really care about the lives of the unborn. It was amazing to see the reverence and determination to save the unborn. It was truly a breath-taking experience.  Also, the thought that by doing this pro-life mission we might have saved one baby’s life, is wonderful. Even if it only saved
    Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life poses with group from Mission Youth
    Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life poses with group from Mission Youth
    one baby’s life, that one life is worth it.”  Kelly Butler

  • “I´ve always been told actions speak louder than words, and if you want to see a difference in the world, you have to be the difference. I want to see the end of abortion in my lifetime. The first step to accomplishing that is volunteering my time to show others there´s someone out there who cares about their unborn child. Part of being the difference is that not everyone agrees with you. The passers-by who yell and make rude gestures are the reason I felt compelled to spend part of my weekend, my break from school, standing in front of an abortion clinic, praying to God to answer our prayers. To be a part of a community working for good is also very rewarding. Not all who passed by were angry; others whistled, cheered, or even just smiled at us to show they are praying with us to end this child holocaust called abortion.”  Sarah Regan

  • “During the inspirational walk-for-life, I felt Jesus continuously reminding me why I was there and what
    end abortion
    I was fighting for, and He made me want to keep fighting for the lives of those precious children, created by His own hands. I remember reading the prayer card I received before the walk, and I was hit pretty hard. It read: "...Never to stop defending life...until our nation once again becomes a nation with liberty and justice not just for some, but for all..." This made me see just how little respect these children are being given. They share a part of the so-called "land of liberty," and yet they are not given this liberty. The unborn deserve their lives every bit as much as people already born do. My eyes were truly opened to the understanding that there is no difference between the born and unborn. We are all people. We are all children of God. And we all deserve the right to life.”  Katelyn Dery





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