Monica Jordan *
Brenda Cole *
Tanya Gallegos *
Linda Diamond *
Margie Cavolina *
Debbi Gambert *
Karen Williams *
Carol Carnese *
Karen Ord *
Patti Palmer *
Viv Elder (supports SNM)
I share the post of Regional Coordinator of the Phoenix Chapter of Silent No More with a sister in Christ - Monica Jordan. At first, I felt like Simeon: pressed into service at the behest of a soldier named "Obligation". It was my turn to carry the freight, so to speak. I had already been doing a good bit of pro-life work so I figured that this would fit reasonably into my schedule. One thing I had not counted on was the inspiration & fighting spirit of these women (and men) warriors. It is a small group but I found out right away that they are MIGHTY. Soon we were sharing our horror stories; soon we were seeing how the light was shining through all of the broken glass. Was God about to do something great in us?
It was Margie who suggested the DC March For Life 2011 back in September. It was seconded, thirded and then lauded as all our heads were nodding, including my own. How shall we pay for this? To Whom should we go? God answered our prayers and the pro-life folks of the Phoenix metropolitan area know the rest of that story. It was you. Your prayers and your dollars afforded a baker's dozen of us to fly to DC to the March and tell our stories on the steps of the Supreme Court.
Yes, it is hard for one woman to get up in front of a room full of strangers and talk about her abortion. We have been bolstered and inundated by prayers and support from those who know us and from virtual strangers. But truly, I am in awe of the courage that I have witnessed over a few short months from Silent No More - Team Phoenix. My hat is off to you. They are following our Bishop's mandate to Love Christ above all things and to serve His Church. So on behalf of the AZ Baker's Dozen, I would like to thank the following folks who have generously contributed to our cause. I will spirit you along with me on our journey - most especially your intentions will be lifted at the Mass on Sunday evening. I will keep a blog journal as well so check back often.
We love our Sponsors:
Arizona Knights of Columbus / Herb Maddox
Knights of Columbus - Corpus Christi Council 10062
Knights of Columbus - St Benedict’s Council 12246
Knights of Columbus - St. Bridget Council 9800Knights of Columbus - Fr. Patterson Council #2131
Father Don Kline
Greg and Anne Myers
Ron Williams & Family
Bruce and Sharon Wolff
Please check back again and often...my next post will be the actual testimony I will read from the steps of the Supreme Court. I will also try to post pics to give you that behind the scenes perspective. Technology is grand.