Pro-Life *Video of the Month*

Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Welcome to Teens4Life!
Last year was just the beginning! Some of us attended Camp Joshua in the Spring last year all thanks to the scholarships kindly given to us by Jackson County Right to Life Group! (THANKS A MILLION!) It was a truly inspiring pro-life leadership program held in Salem Oregon for young adults and upper level high school students. We also We are now fully equipped and exploding with great new ideas and knowledge of how we can get active in the pro-life movement! If we learned anything at Camp Joshua it was how much one person can, easily, make a significant difference. It really doesn't take much!
This year Teens4Life will be putting a new spin on things! Our Focus will be ACTION in the pro-life movement! Something that was a great difficulty last year were scheduling and planning meetings. It was really hard for people to make it to the meetings and the downfall of that was we didn't have a good connection with everyone to let them know what's up. One of the good things about modern technology is that we can stay connected in many different ways, for example, THIS VERY BLOG you are reading! We also have phone, and email. Therefore, this year meeting will be limited to only as often as they are needed. Perhaps only once a month or even less. Meetings are great, but what we need right now is, whats that word?...oh yea, ACTION! Not having meetings doesn't mean we wont "meet" with each other or see each other as often, because we will!

What you need to do!- You are not obliged to come to or participate in all the activities the group is involved with. If you would please give us your contact information (phone and email) and the group will let you know of upcoming actions, of which you can choose either to, or not to get involved with.
(Oh and this is Mary talking, so really when I say "us," I mean myself, so no need to worry about who will be getting a hold of your info., I will keep it for group purposes only. Please send to my email address -, and feel free to ask me any questions you may have!)

Everyone is welcome to BE a part of this group, we welcome people of all ages to stand up with us for what is right, in fact that's exactly the point!! There will be specific things we will do that pertain only to the teen members of the group, such as camps and so on, but there will be so much to tell everyone about what we have planned for their participation as well! So please give me your information as well if you want updates from the group, and ALWAYS feel free to visit this blog for updates as well! (Though it may not be as inclusive).

TEENS OF THE GROUP: Please let me know if there is anything you want included on our blog! Any good ideas?-we'll post it!

Thanks for reading! Let's strap down, get set, and pray for a good year ahead!


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Camp Joshua!!!!!

A pro-life camp called Camp Joshua is being held on March 22th-25th. This camp is highly recommended and encouraged for us all to attend. There are 10 scholarships in all, the cost is $15o dollars which covers room and bored at the camp and much more, the scholar ships cover up to $100!! The transportation is not going to be covered, but car-pooling is a possibility!The forms for application are due before the 27th of February! These forms include personal application which can be done online at ORTL (oregon right to life) website under Camp Joshua, along with two recommendation forms which can be printed from online at the ORTL website as well! If there are any questions please comment below and they will be answered!

Monday, February 2, 2009

February Meeting!

February Meeting will be:

Where: Sacred Heart Youth Room
When: February 19th 7:00pm-8:30pm
What: Discussion about: Fetal Developement and Upcoming Events!
Why: Because the unborn still need us!

Please Join us this month! The best place to start is with learning about who the unborn really are, this meeting will contain discussion on all stages of fetal development with models as a visual aid plus an activity to get you involved! Learn what you looked like at that stage in your life! You will be amazed at how wonderfully and beautifully you are made!

Also there will be a sign up sheet if you are interested in participating with more activities of the group! We look forward to seeing you!

A special note about this month: everyone, catholic, christian, morman, non-denominational etc... is invited to join us in prayer in the Sacred Heart Church before hand at 6:30pm! PLEASE COME! Your prayers make a difference!!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Rough DRAFT: Life Comes First

OK, so this is for the Oratory contest on February 12, 2009!
This is just a rough draft of my thoughts...tell mw what you think! :)

~Life Comes First~

I was so worried
The day God came to me
He told me that is was my turn
To open my eyes and finally see
He said He’d found a home on earth
That He hoped would be sufficient for my birth
He showed me who my mother would be
And from what I saw, she looked wonderful to me
Then He showed me my father
And I could see that He was bothered
But I was too excited
Just because God chose me to be invited
God knew what He wanted
And He knew I did too
And now He was going
To create me anew
There was only one thing left for me to do
And that was the to wait for the two of you
You and dad had to meet
Before I could stand on my own two feet
Six months passed and you two never met
I wanted him to meet you
Right that very moment
But instead he sat there
Reading with his donut
Then it happened
He ran into you
All the noise was deadened
And I knew my wish had come true
You two met and you married
The very same year
That’s when I was conceived
Then you, my mother, had shed a tear
As I watched from up above
He ran off with a girl
I should have listened to God
About the father that could make me hurl
He didn’t know at the time that he left
That you were with-child
And in some very deep debt
You cried every night
And all day you wept
You screamed out in fright
About me, the baby you still kept
And I in your womb
Could not comfort you
For my home was a tomb
And for you, there was nothing I could do
You sought for help from everywhere
But no one would listen
They didn’t ever care
So you went to that Clinic
Yes the one that said ABORTION
But I prayed and I prayed
That my worst option was ADOPTION
They lied and they lied
About me being nothing but matter
And then you just cried
Saying that you were getting fatter
They doctors, they said
That I might as well be dead
For I was a baby that was not wanted
And by that thought you were thoroughly haunted
They told you that I wasn’t a baby yet
And that killing me was your best bet
But you wouldn’t listen
And for that I was thankful
Your teardrops, they glistened
When you told them that you were prayerful
“This baby in me
Is a gift from God
If she wasn’t meant to be
He would not have said yes with a nod”
She walked out of that clinic
With an very humble heart
Ready to begin
With a brand new start
But from there things got worse
And she knew she had to change her course
So she got out the phone book
And she picked up a pen
She took a LONG look
At adoption clinics rated with a ten
She wanted the best for her daughter
So she kept looking
For a home with a father
And a mother with good cooking
Eight months had gone by
And she had found my new home
Oh how the time flies
With me still in this dome
I wanted out NOW
To open my eyes and see
She knew she’d scream OWW
But it was worth seeing me
When the day finally came
The doctors they hid me
My REAL mother was untamed
But the doctors said that’s how it should be
I opened my eyes
But all I could see
Were the unordinary ties
Of my new family
They brought me to my new house
And laid me in my new bed
And me not much larger than a mouse
Was kissed on the sweet head
Now I am all grown
Married to a man
With children of my own
Stuffed in a nice old van
Now I see how special
I was to you
I thank you for being my mother
Even though I never knew my REAL father
You were everything I asked for
And even WAY MORE
I have one last thing to say
To you for giving birth
I thank you for this day
And for choosing my life first

~Lindsay Marsh