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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

No let up in Central Texas Battle for Life in 2016; Seven Outreach Events


from John Pisciotta
Director of Pro-Life Waco

  1. Christmas pedestrian overpass outreach
  2. #ProtestBOA in Waco
  3. #ProtestBOA in Austin resumes in January
  4. Life Chain Sunday, January 3
  5. Second Sunday Pro-Life Gathering, January 10
  6. Pedestrian Overpass Outreach is Jan 16
  7. March and Rally for Life in Austin Jan 23
1. Christmas Pedestrian Overpass Outreach

Mike Tusa and sons Frank and Fred have been stalwarts of pro-life outreach in the 4th quarter of our very busy 2015. For Christmas, they took on the responsibility of delivering pedestrian overpass outreach as a family project. On Christmas Eve they were out at the overpass in spring like weather from 8 a.m. to noon. On December 27, the Tusa triad were out for over an hour in brutally cold and rainy weather. May God bless the Tusa family for all they do. Their outreach was not without return--even though we cannot know just what the return was. If you have a family, I ask you to make pro-life outreach part of your family experience in 2016. The Leftwich family does this—at times with four generations together standing for life.

2. #ProtestBOA in Waco

Each Tuesday, we deliver #ProtestBOA outreach in Waco at 11-1 p.m. at 1100 N. Valley Mills Drive. Park in the Kentucky Fried Chicken lot directly across the street from Bank of America or use street parking of Emerson Drive which is right off of Lake Air Drive (with Harold Waite Restaurant on your right and Uncle Dan’s BBQ Restaurant on your left). With school out, perhaps more families with children will participate this Tuesday. Why not add your hand to this outreach. Sure, we will have 5 or 6 regulars out there. But why not 20? This would make a much stronger proclamation about the intensity of our pro-life commitment and encourage others. If you try it, I know you will not regret the experience. Last Tuesday we had a lot of positive response from vehicles and three Bank of America customers closed their accounts on the spot.

3. #ProtestBOA resumes in Austin Wednesday January 6

The Austin location is Bank of America at 515 Congress Ave. Time is 11 to 1 p.m. We will again vanpool from the St. Mary’s parking lot at 15th and Columbus Avenue departing at 9 AM. We will stop in Georgetown for lunch and be back in Waco by about 4 p.m. We take up our pro-life positions for engagement with pedestrians, bikers, auto travelers, and bank employees and customers. Let me know about any Wednesday you will join the gang for an experience you will never forget. We always have challenging and positive developments when we engage in the busy public square in our state capital. Get the entire scoop about Protest Bank of America here:

We are praying that new groups in new cities will jump on board with weekly protests in 2016.

4. Life Chain outreach Sunday, January 3, 2-3 p.m.

We will have our Life Chain outreach this Sunday. Each time we step out in the public square, we have the opportunity to change and save lives. Come out with the family this Sunday from 2 to 3 PM at the intersection of Valley Mills Drive and Waco Drive. Just look for the billboard truck near Pei Wei restaurant. Participation in Life Chain was down in November and December. Yikes, Leon Leftwich was the entire Life Chain in December. He called it a Life Link. Let’s not slide back in any way in 2016.

5. Second Sunday Pro-Life Gathering, January 10

Pro-Life Waco’s Second Sunday luncheon/meeting is January 10. Let’s start strong in 2016. The location is parish hall of St. Mary’s Church in Waco—15th & Columbus. An Italian luncheon will be served throughout the noon hour—adults $3. I am told our meal price is just about 10% of market value. Free for children, pregnant moms, and first-time attendees. During the meeting from 1-2 p.m., we will show a couple short and neat pro-life videos—including a “TED” talk with stunning video animations of life in the womb. As always, we will plan and discuss our pro-life outreach for the weeks ahead. Yard signs and good fellowship are available free of charged.

6. Pedestrian Overpass Outreach is Saturday January 16, noon to 2 p.m.

I can’t wait to get back up on the I-35 pedestrian overpass on Saturday the 16th just prior to the remembrance day of the deadly Roe v Wade Supreme Court decision on January 22. The time for the overpass outreach will be noon to 2 PM. We will start setting up the display at 11:30 a.m. Thousands of passengers will see our pro-life messages. All the signs are G-rated. You may park your vehicle on South 8th street where this street approaches I-35. Seeds will be planted. I pray babies will be saved. The honk of a horn will give hundreds the opportunity to participate in pro-life in a small way. Our signs are powerful. However, the most powerful signs are the presence of pro-lifers proclaiming that the killing of babies in the womb must stop along with all the collateral damage to moms and families.

7. March and Rally for Life in Austin, Saturday, January 23

We will van pool to Austin for this big double-barrel event in Austin. Carpool departs at 10:30 a.m. from the St. Mary’s Waco parking lot at 15th and Columbus Ave. Let me know if you would like to join this enjoyable day. March up Congress Avenue starts at 1 p.m. Several of us will hold one of our big overpass banners in the March up Congress Avenue. Speeches (etc.) at the steps of the capital will be from 2 to3 p.m. This is the largest pro-life event of the year in Texas. Waco should be well represented. We should be back in Waco by 5 p.m. Find out more about the Rally for Life by using this link. 

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