Friday, March 15, 2013

United Nations - Presentation Day




Tonight Dan and I took our routine walk after dinner. It is so nice to be back home safe and sound and getting back into our daily routine. New York is such a fast paced city. It takes a while for your body to idle down.

Millie with phone to ear as always.  This women is the hardest working, most dedicated woman for life of anyone I know.  We are blessed to have her! 


I connected with so many awesome women and men, I really felt sad as we began exiting in different directions. Many I met for the first time but they will always be lifetime friends.



In Session---Alan Parker looking on.
 

The sunny skies of New York were short lived. The worst weather was the day of our presentation. Looking back, we can see the hand of God even in that protecting us. Some of the other presentations were met with much more aggressive hostility than we.  We look like street urchins in the picture below.  Could we get more layers on or what???



Sam Casey, Millie Lace, Me, Pauly Bunting,
Ildi Curtis and Arleen Elias in Front
Alan Parker and  Karen Swenholt in the back



The presentation designed to educate the public and parliamentary representatives was well attended and received. There were a couple of hostile guests. My heart was filled and encouraged as young women from around the globe jumped in to defend life. One petite young lady stood, shaking violently and crying asked why being conceived in rape made one less valuable and aborted. Passionate responses as this from the audience quickly abated the naysayers.




Presenting


Helpline Staff Arleen, Pauly and I presented. Millie Lace, MSE, LPC Founder and Director of National Helpline for Abortion Recovery/Concepts of truth moderated healing trauma. We all give God the glory for our personal healing journeys.








Artist Karen Swenholt, displayed her pieces of sculpture and poetry as she presented healing through art.


Alan Parker

Millie

Pauly




Artist Karen Swenholt




Arleen with Tricia






Lastly, but certainly not least, attorneys Sam Casey and Alan Parker presented on forced abortion and legal avenues available for women and girls subjected to the trauma of violence.


Chinese Embassy
 


Baby it is COLD outside....
  
Before and after our presentation day on Friday, we networked with and helped others with there upcoming events. Several embassies were called on during the week. Millie, Pauly, Alan and I visited the Chinese Embassy/Mission


We prayed for God’s divine appointments. The loveliest appointment was with a precious Asian woman named Lillian. Though polar opposites in the natural realm, spiritually we were immediately connected through His Spirit. We not only adore Lillian we are thrilled at the opportunity to serve others with her. The Garden of Hope Foundation with which she is affiliated has a network of shelters for women traumatized by abuse; particularly trafficking victims.




Lillian
 




Young women and defenders of LIFE~
 
I will have to say my first time at the United Nations was overwhelming. There were so many different nations represented. As we began to share in meetings or just over a cup of coffee, it came clear, inside we are all the same. We are mothers, wives, sisters and friends struggling to make a difference in our world.





"After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people, and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb."

Revelation 7: 9




1 comment:

Terri Baxter said...

Linda,

Thank you so much for sharing your time in DC with us. You represented very well. I am honored to work along side you.
Terri B