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28 Feb 2017 Relationships First: Shaping Our Nation One Person at a Time

Southern Ontario residents, If you are looking for a warm, encouraging, and practical lesson about making a difference in our communities and country, we encourage you to attend the speech below, and to take some family members or friends. Date: Wednesday, March 8 at 8:00 pm Location: Smithville Canadian Reformed Church (directions) Speaker: Mark Penninga, ARPA Canada Organizers: Niagara ARPA & Post Confession of Faith Lectures RSVP on the Facebook event by clicking here! Relationships First: Shaping Our Nation One Person at a Time As Gideon had to learn, God doesn’t need large numbers for us to see success....

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15 Jul 2016 Positive response to Booties for Babies campaign

The stories are beginning to come in from MP offices and pregnancy care centres and they want to say: thank you! Letter from MP Deb Schulte We received a letter from MP Deb Schulte (King Township-Vaughan) that she received the baby booties and would be sharing them with an agency that cares for mothers and their infant children (see photo). MP Harold Albrecht also tweeted this photo to us, as he gave the gift of baby booties to the K-W Pregnancy Resource Centre. Another MP wrote to us to say "We received the package today and will...

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21 Jun 2016 Baby booties – a grassroots effort

With gratitude to our grassroots supporters from coast to coast, we can say without a doubt, the Booties for Babies campaign was an overwhelming success! In December 2015 we sent out a request for 1,000 pairs of hand-crafted baby booties. The purpose of this initiative was two-fold: the booties would be a statistical representation of the annual death-toll of abortion, but would also serve as a public demonstration that the pro-life community is ready and willing to serve and help moms who choose life. This initiative quickly snowballed into a monumental effort by people of all ages, from across the country, who united for one cause: to demonstrate positive, pro-life activism in a creative way. A facebook event page was started to communicate information to the crafters and for individuals to share ideas with each other. Quickly, women and men began posting pictures of baby booties they had crafted, or ones they had picked up from elderly family members and friends. People offered advice, shared patterns and organized get-togethers where experienced crafters would teach or simply for a group to gather together for a time of socializing and crafting.
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20 Feb 2015 Local chapter inspires other groups

Recently a couple members from the Barrhead/Neerlandia ARPA chapter and school chapter made a visit to Grande Prairie to talk with people there who were interested in learning more about ARPA Canada. The majority of those in attendance were young people, what a blessing it is to see the younger generation getting excited about political issues! Thank you to Jacqueline and Rae-Lynn for explaining the mission of ARPA Canada, the motivation they have as individuals to get involved and some of the activities that the Barrhead/Neerlandia group has undertaken. The...

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28 Oct 2014 Pro-Life Flag Display in Grande Prairie

The Barrhead/Neerlandia ARPA chapter, the Neerlandia ARPA School chapter and many volunteers hosted the pro-life flag display in Grande Prairie, Alberta on Saturday, October 25. The organizer shared some of her thoughts as well as experiences and photos with us. "What a great day." We got to meet and talk with a number of people. One gentleman was pro-choice and we had a great conversation, he was happy that we could chat in a civil way, and said that was not something he was not use to. Another person we spoke with has gone through four abortions and was feeling very guilty about it. She was in tears and when she left I gave her a huge hug and told her not to forget that there is help if she needs it. A man we spoke with wanted his wife to have an abortion, 21 years ago. His wife did not have an abortion, they had a boy and now 21 years later the father and husband is a born again Christian and is glad his wife did not listen to him. He says that sometimes he thinks about what life could have been and I mentioned that he has since found Christ and that when ever he thinks like this he needs to remember that Christ died and forgave our sins.  He left in happy spirits when we were finished. I also chatted with a lady that hosts the Christian radio station and would like to have a follow-up letter so she can remind her listeners that there are people out there that are beginning to stand for our beliefs. There were also many pro-lifers, and we were able to feed homeless people in the area. The many honks and waves from the vehicles driving by was overwhelming. I was hit by it at the end of the day. I shed some tears and was thankful to God that he was with us at all times. God has been good as he blessed us through this day, in the situations we encountered. Praise God from whom all blessings flow. What a testimony and a great reminder of how we can engage on important political issues, that are also sensitive, in a respectful and encouraging way. Thank you to all the volunteers who helped make this event happen!          
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22 Jul 2014 BBQ with Yellowhead MP Hon. Rob Merrifield

The Barrhead/Neerlandia ARPA chapter hosted a BBQ to thank Hon. Rob Merrifield, MP for Yellowhead for his work and commitment to the riding in which he served and is now retiring from. The approximately 45 people that attended the BBQ included both past and present board members, Mr. Merrifield and his wife and Mr. Merrifield's White Court office secretary and her husband. Board member Jacqueline Hamoen wrote that the guests were very thankful for the opportunity to come to a pig roast on a farm.  The group presented Mr. Merrifield...

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18 Jun 2014 Toronto ARPA hands out tracts at community festival

On Saturday, June 15 the Toronto ARPA chapter had a booth at the Heritage Festival in Richmond Hill. The volunteers handed out We Need a Law tracts and materials to festival attendees and received positive responses from all but one person. It was a beautiful day and the volunteers did a great job! Pictured here is youth leader Josh Salomons, awaiting the first foot traffic on Saturday morning. Veronica and Salva did a great job and are so passionate about what they do, thanks ladies! Here is the daughter of...

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18 Jun 2014 Prostitution March by Hamilton Area ARPA

On Saturday, May 31, the Hamilton Area ARPA chapter organized a march against prostitution through the streets of downtown Hamilton. About 80 men, women and children of all ages (infants to grandparents) had the option to meet at one of three churches to ride downtown on buses donated by one of the local elementary schools, or meet the group at Hamilton City Hall. The event began with Board Chair Colin Postma giving the background on the Supreme Court of Canada's ruling from December of last year and explaining why we...

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10 Jun 2014 ARPA Euthanasia debate

With all that's going on in Canada with regards to euthanasia, the release by ARPA Oxford of this video is very timely. On Tuesday October 15, ARPA Oxford hosted a euthanasia debate in Mt. Elgin, Ontario. Over 300 people came to Oxford Reformed Christian School to hear the debate between Alex Schadenberg of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition and Michael Payton of Dying with Dignity. The debate centred on the general question of whether or not end-of-life care in Canada should include euthanasia. ARPA Canada's André Schutten served as the debate...

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02 Jun 2014 Second abortion memorial of 2014 for ARPA Oxford

The Oxford ARPA local chapter recently set up another abortion memorial in Southwestern Ontario. This is the third abortion memorial for the local ARPA chapter and their second in 2014. You can read about their memorial which includes signs from the WeNeedaLAW.ca campaign, the local chapter and a billboard from our 2013 design contest in the Tillsonburg News. Congratulations on another successful abortion memorial and thanks be to God for the momentum of the discussion surrounding abortion in Canada. May God receive the glory! Read the story online.   ...

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