The Gabriel

Over the years there has been emails, telephone calls asking, talking and praying for young women who are pregnant with nowhere to turn. At the same time we are hearing flowering speeches, homilies, sermons etc., about social justice but little talk about the holocaust going on beneath the surface of our daily activities. There is a holocaust of gigantic proportion here in Canada and the world and the silence is hurting.
Sad to say the mailbox is now void of such concerns. 09/29/09

It has been said that the pro-life mindset has to expand to involve in the caring need for pregnant women beyond what is now being provided.

As a person who has been involved for nearly two decades dealing with the abortion issue on a daily basis, and seeing it mired in a litany of other life and family issues, the support for a pregnancy the mom and child seems to be forgotten. It is said that many recognize the unborn child as a child a person of God's handy work.  Even by children if not recognized by the learned lawyers of the Supreme Court of Canada, many politicians and academics. Focus seems to be on the 'law', 'abortion', and 'moral persuasion' and contemporary logic of what abortion is doing to society and public mindset.

Last fall, there was a presentation about 'Pro-Life Ambassadors' and one statement that was made but yet kind of obscure was a need to be pro-active in helping to save pregnancy, help mothers who want to have their pregnancy end with the birth of a child.

It is for certain that government would rather pay for an abortion that assist a woman who wants to have a normal pregnancy that ends in birth. Women need a place to turn to for some basic caring help in as many communities as possible, not just where Crisis Pregnancy Centers exist.

Here's where Gabriel comes to rescue.  Gabriel is a project started in Texas, as a  Catholic parish based initiative which quickly expanded to include other denominations that recognized the need to reach out and help women who face unplanned pregnancies or who are pregnant and need assistance. The church community provides intervention as s Good Samaritan, the mom receives love, care and spiritual, material and emotional support she needs throughout her pregnancy.  The pregnant woman is left to make her decisions with the companionship of “An Angel”.  Angel training is offered and is a must for the project to be successful. The church community provides this service as an outreach mission to make a bold statement that they too recognize life in the womb, that is "the sanctity of human life".

...The Gabriel Project is the manifestation of God's love to women experiencing pregnancy that need spirtiual, emotional, material or friendship support..  This love is a witness of the infinite and healing love of God.  The Gabriel project is the work of the Holy Spirit: and through pastoral care, evangelize and educates. It too makes a statement to the community that they care for humanity and the precious gift of life.

The project has gone from being just a Catholic initiative to other church communities across the US. 

The project with church community support, first solicit volunteers to work on the project.  Some start by providing a Gabriel Closet, a place that maternity clothes can be repaired washed and provided free, along with items for the baby's arrival.  The ministry can grow into providing friendship and AN ANGEL to walk the walk with the mother through her pregnancy.  The Angel is a person of prayer, and seeks only to pray and to help and to be  

This is not a counseling service of any sort, but one of listening and helping.  It is not an emergency service but one of service to any pregnant mom.

The Gabriel Project, is a Respect Life outreach to women who choose to keep their babies rather than aborting them. This church-based ministry is specifically designed to work in conjunction with existing crisis pregnancy centers, social services, national hotlines and other alternatives to abortion and provides freindship and support to pregnant moms.

The Charism:

In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin's name was Mary. Upon arriving, the angel said to her: "Rejoice, O highly favored daughter! The Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women." She was deeply troubled by his words, and wondered what his greeting meant. The angel went on to say to her: "Do not fear, Mary, You have found favor with God. You shall conceive and bear a son and give him the name Jesus. Great will be his dignity and he will be called son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of David his father. He will rule over the house of Jacob forever and his reign will be without end." Mary said to the angel.

There is interest shown to begin chapters and/or society of Gabriel here in Nova Scotia. Only one community thus far has stepped up to the task. Please dear friends pray for this inspired ministry amongst our Christian brethren that we may be able to save mothers and children from the horrors of abortion. Before a Gabriel project (program) can be initiated in a church setting, permission and support is needed from the pastor and church community. It is an outreach program that solicits pregnant women who need help, it solicits by word of mouth, the pulpit and with a sign erected on church property as an example shown on this web page.

Please give it some thought and pray for any initiatives for this project.  There will be nay sayers for sure for it is easier to find a reason not to act than it is to act.  Trusting in the Lord for he will provide for his children. 

With Much Thanks

Herm and Rosalie Wills

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Training can be arranged once a church community and/or parish decides that this project is something they can manage and wish to provide.

Pregnant and need help, you can view our Pregnancy Need Help Page

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