Success Stories Tag

14 Nov 2016 Ontario School Club Hosts Flag Display

This submission was written by student member Tess Laman. A Voice for the Voiceless On Saturday October 29, along Highway 5, the Rehoboth ARPA School Club rallied together to be a voice for thousands who don’t have one. Many student members spent their morning sticking 10,000 pink and blue coloured flags into the ground. Each flag represents 10 babies aborted each year in Canada. They rose awareness by holding their pro-life banner high both literally and figuratively. They were encouraged by the many honks of support they received over the course of...

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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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01 Apr 2016 Students crochet booties for ARPA Canada

Students at Covenant Christian School in London, Ontario have been busy participating in the Booties for Babies campaign. Over the winter months a group of girls in grades 5-8, under the leadership of Mrs. Lynda Schouten, have gathered over the lunch hour to crochet baby booties. The nine girls, some of whom had never crocheted before, learned how to make beautiful baby booties under the direction of Mrs. Schouten and a few of the girls’ moms and omas. The girls, who were looking for a warmer alternative than going outside...

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24 Jul 2015 Highs and Lows of the 41st Canadian Parliament

On June 18th, the House of Commons adjourned, setting the stage for an election campaign that will end the 41st session of Parliament. This is an appropriate time to look back on the past four years and see what was accomplished, especially through the lens of ARPA Canada and the issues that we focus on. Pre-born Human Rights: When the Conservatives were handed a majority in the last federal election, many Christians hoped that pre-born human rights would finally be addressed. These hopes were in vain. Although some courageous MPs stood up for the pre-born, the leadership of all the political parties in the House of Commons did their utmost to suppress these efforts.   Motion 312, championed by MP Stephen Woodworth, was the first motion that held promise. It asked that “a special committee of the House of Commons be appointed and directed to review the declaration in Subsection 223(1) of the Criminal Code of Canada which states that a child becomes a human being only at the moment of complete birth.” Local ARPA chapters hosted presentations by Mr. Woodworth on this motion and many ARPA supporters encouraged MPs to support it. But with the party leaders all vocally opposed, the motion died in the House by a vote of 203 to 91. Yet Motion 312 reignited a discussion that was quiet for too long. Momentum for addressing this injustice was building.
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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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03 Oct 2014 National Pro-Life Flag Display

Volunteer Interview On Thursday, October 2, 80+ volunteers and staff from ARPA Canada and We Need a Law assembled on Parliament Hill to participate in the largest pro-life display this nation has seen. The volunteers gathered at 6:45 am for a time of devotion and prayer, before inserting 100,000 pink and blue flags into the lawn in front of the Parliament Buildings. These flags represent the 100,000 lives lost to abortion every single year in Canada. Every. Single. Year. Photo albums have been posted to the ARPA Canada and...

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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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04 Jul 2014 ARPA Granted Intervenor Status in Supreme Court Euthanasia Case

With thankfulness to God, we are grateful to report that ARPA Canada has been granted standing as an intervenor in the Supreme Court of Canada case Carter et al v Attorney General of Canada, which will decide whether Canada's laws against euthanasia and assisted suicide will stand. As with the Loyola case, the Court is allowing us 10 pages of written arguments, and will decide later if we will also get to make oral arguments. This case will have a huge impact on the value of human life in Canadian law. Once a line is crossed where some human lives are deemed not worth living, then it is up to the subjective will of some to decide whether others meet their criteria or not. 
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26 Jun 2014 ARPA Niagara Pro-Life Car Wash

The ARPA Niagara chapter held a pro-life car wash on Saturday, June 21 to raise funds for the Grimsby Life Centre. Here are some photos of their successful event, in which they raised $320 and had fruitful discussions with many of the drivers, informing them of the reality of abortion in Canada. Less than 50% knew that Canada is in company with China and North Korea when it comes to no restrictions on abortion and less than 40% knew that sex-selective abortions happen in Canada. Great job, ARPA Niagara! There...

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