You can be actively involved in the fight
against abortion in many ways! Remember, the Survivors are here to help you and we welcome your questions.
- ProLife Training Camp: 11 days of intense training and activism that will prepare you to stand against the worst evil of our day: abortion. Special report from the 2010 ProLife Training Camp: Survivors
- Christmas Caroling Campaign: The Survivors' Christmas Caroling Campaign has saved dozens of lives through the simple acts of singing and delivering gifts. Every Christmas, high school and college-age youth bring gift baskets to abortion clinics for expectant mothers who are deciding whether to keep the child within them. Baskets filled with baby blankets, bibs, rattles and booties; and even more importantly, the baskets are filled with hope. This is an annual event that takes place in cities across the U.S., planned and manned by youth and their churches. Check out the 2009 Christmas Caroling photos and stories this issue of Survivors Action News
Survivor Sunday: In many churches the youth are called on to take over the service or Sunday school class once a year. We think the Sunday before the anniversary of the decriminalization of abortion would be a great time for your people to share a pro-life message with their church. We believe it is the youth of America who will ultimately turn the hearts of this generation and usher in the end of the abortion holocaust.
- Roe v. Wade Anniversary: An annual event of mourning and reflection on the anniversary of decriminalized abortion, expressed through hard-hitting events and life-saving activities.
- Mother's Day: Go to a local abortion clinic on the weekend of Mother's Day. Give flowers and life-saving literature to the women going into the clinic, wishing them a "Happy Mother's Day" and reminding them that they are already a mom to the child within their womb. Read stories from the 2008 Mother's Day event in the Summer 2010 issue of Survivors
Action News .
- Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity: Sponsored by our friends at Stand True, this is a great opportunity for pro-life students to join together with other youth around the country in a silent stand that speaks volumes and saves lives.
Invest in Survivors
- Support PRCs and Maternity Homes: Volunteer at Pregnancy Resource Centers, "PRC" (also called Crisis Pregnancy Centers), or Maternity Homes. These ministries can often use extra hands to sort clothes, maintain the facilities, and sometimes even work directly with women in crisis. If you can't volunteer your time, organize a fundraising effort (coins in baby bottles, diaper drive, bake sale, etc.) to benefit your local center. A fundraising drive is also a great way to increase awareness in your church. To start, give your local PRC or Home a call and ask how you can help.
- Sidewalk Counseling: Maintain a prayerful presence outside your local abortion clinic, especially during abortion hours. It is not enough just to pray, however - you should be armed with pro-life literature and contact information for your local PRC, and offer the literature to every person walking in the door. This activity involves preparation and training - check out our Sidewalk Counseling Manual, and please call or email with questions. This is just one of the many seminars at Survivors ProLife Training Camp; if you are interested in regular sidewalk counseling, consider attending the upcoming ProLife Training Camp for the seminar and hands-on training.
- School Outreach: Start a flyer distribution campaign at the high schools and/or colleges in your area, using HLA (LINK) literature which is excellent for on-campus outreach. Invite the Survivors
Campus Life Tour to your local campuses. Start a pro-life club on your campus - often you can get school funds to help you further your goal of ministering to and educating students. Check out SFLA's resource to start a college pro-life club, and check out Generations for Life's handbook for high school clubs.
- Letters to the Editor: You can advocate for the preborn by writing letters to local and national newspapers, posting comments on blogs, and making your voice heard through the written word.
- Pro-life Youth Group: When you start your own pro-life group, you and your friends can join together to be an effective voice for life in your hometown. Check out our information on how to Start a Group.
- Church Involvement: Encourage your church to get involved through fundraising campaigns, Christmas Caroling, Survivor Sunday, and youth group education. Invite the Survivors ProLife Training Team to share in your youth group or Sunday service, or conduct a training session for church members who are interested in pro-life ministry. One way you can start is by presenting a simple project like Survivor Sunday to your pastor or priest, and using that event as a way to increase awareness in your church and hopefully opening the door to more involvement by the church. You can also approach your church ministry or missions board to request financial support for you and other youth to attend the ProLife Training Camp.
- Are you creative? The Survivors are always looking for graphic designers to contribute to the Survivors! Contact us and we'll work with you to create our next new t-shirt design, flier, video or website feature!
Campus Life Tours: If you are 18-30 years old and looking for the adventure of a lifetime, look no further! You can join the
Campus Life Tour for two weeks to a semester, and room and board is included.
- Prayer: Keep the Survivors and other pro-life organizations/missionaries
covered in prayer as we daily fight for life.
If you are not a high school or college-age Survivor - you can take action too! Invite the Survivors to speak to your church's youth group or local pro-life organization, invite the Campus Life Tour to your city, host the CLT team when they visit, send a youth to our ProLife Training Camp. Organize your local youth to participate in events like Mother's Day and Christmas Caroling. You can invest in the next generation of pro-life leaders!