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Special Pro-Life Lenten Appeal

Dear Catholic Herald reader,

I am writing you this urgent letter today because I hope that you will help me to sustain and expand a unique and groundbreaking lifeline of truth, love and compassion to vulnerable young people across this country and beyond.

Please let me explain.....

Society today teaches our young people the raw mechanics of sex and sexuality. But Jove, commitment, chastity and self-respect are rarely mentioned; also ignored are the tragic results of early sexual activity disease, infertility, pregnancy and abortion.

Our young people, children and grandchildren are so intensely bombarded with immoral 'politically correct' teaching that it is often difficult for even the bestloved teenager to fully understand its longterm physical, mental and spiritual Implications.

Young women and men left feeling Isolated and confused.

We live in the information age, yet genuine information is difficult to find amongst all of the humanist propaganda and antiChristian spin increasingly polluting our schools, media and youth culture. Is it any wonder the UK has the world's highest teenage abortion rate, with places like Dundee recording 51%, and London 40% of all pregnancies ending in abortion?

In Nottingham, chlamydia, a sexually transmitted disease causing infertility, is now reaching epidemic levels amongst girls under 16. It is truly shameful that in Britain over 700 defenceless precious babies are destroyed in their mothers wombs each and every single day. A further 20 Irish babies are also slaughtered every day in English 'abortuaries'.

Dear Catholic Herald reader, I am sure you agree, this is a national tragedy that we simply must try and end. I want to extend Christ's message of love, hope and compassion to these poor lost young people. But I need your financial help to make this happen.

We must put our faith into action.

Today, across Britain and Ireland, 700 scared, vulnerable women are destroying their unborn babies by abortion. This is a tragedy of biblical proportions, a bloody holocaust with eternal consequences for each and every one of us.

It is also tragic that we, as Christians, could have, and should have, done more to prevent these sorrowful girls making the biggest mistake of their lives.

I am often told by these girls later, that if only they had had someone to talk to thirws might have been different we should have been there. Just consider the joy you would experience knowing that your decision to help me meant the difference between life

and death Experience the warmth of being a bearer of Christ's love to these anguished and socially marginalized girls.

Understand, -reassure and comfort those in need!

feel so ashamed for failing to fulfil Jesus' request. I, like many other Christians, always thought it was someone else's responsibility to reach out in love to rescue these girls and their babies from misery and death Well, no more! I cannot ignore their pleas any longer and that's why I launched Pro-Life Care Online, a Christian solution to the despair and misery of promiscuity, disease and abortion. This unique facility is still Britain and Ireland's only online counselling service.

Christ's message in the 21st century.

Cyber technology is an integral part of modern life. Very few young people bother going to their bank and even fewer would actually consider booking cinema tickets at a box office. No, today this is done almost entirely online. This modern challenge must he embraced by Christians, and indeed harnessed to promote Christ's message of love' compassion and forgiveness.

Just as the printing press sparked a cultural revolution, so this computer age heralds a new phase in building Christ's kingdom. Just think, we stand at a crossroads in history today you can go forward in faith by serving those who are in need, just as Our Lord told us to do, or we can turn back in apathy and coldness. We must not allow this moment to pass us by.

Crisis pregnancy care ... we need a new approach!

Did you know that BPAS and Marie Stopes, this country's main private abortion providers, recently stated that nearly 40% of their 'business'

abortions comes via their websites?

(i.e. women 'logging on' to book their 'termination' online.

This equates to over 35,000 dead British and Irish babies every year!) Traditional crisis pregnancy centres have, for many years, provided marvellous support for thousands of women. However, nationally, client

figures are diminishing dramatically! Unfortunately, the

abortion rate continues to rise relentlessly. We need a fresh approach, and that's why I am asking you to contribute financially to help me secure and expand Europes' first online pregnancy care centre.

Modern technology harnessed for good.

Today I implore you to be part of this amazing initiative. This bold project allows women, girls, parents and even fathers, access to free advice and information 24 hours a day every single day of the year. It provides discreet and confidential, Christcentred advice and compassion to all whom need our support. All this is only the click of a button away, any time, day or night.

This incredible online resource provides factual health information, counselling and contact details. Quite simply, this cyberservice really does provide a more comprehensive approach than could ever be achieved in a traditional crisis pregnancy centre, and I should know, having had nearly 15 years' expertise in this field.

Just think, thousands of needy girls can each be comforted and informed simultaneously, any time of day or night.

Imagine how that feels knowing that you have impacted on those lives in such a powerful and positive way. But I need your help to make this work. Without your support it will be difficult to keep this dream alive. But I simply must! How could I possibly let more babies be destroyed! Who else will help me do it?

"Faith without works is dead". (James Ch. 2 v20) By putting your faith into action, by giving what you can, you will be my partner reaching out in love to help these vulnerable women. These girls are counting cm us, we can't let them down make this urgent plea your special Lenten cause.

In the words of John Donne, 17th Century poet: No man is an island, entire of it self. every man is a piece of the Continent, a part qf the.main; i fa clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friends or of thine own were; any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.

(Devotions upon Emergent Occasions(' 624) 'Meditation XVII) It's time to take up our cross.

Right now you and I have the incredible opportunity to develop a project that is providing a lifeline to thousands of young women/ men/parents. We have the chance to expand this haven of truth, love and compassion. We must not allow this lifesaving opportunity to slip by.

To develop and expand the Pro-Life Care Online I need... £9,300 to produce and distribute bold

and innovative advertising material to young people, which will raise the public profile of our services. Our counsellors have had a tremendous success rate with women seeking abortion; only the other morning we were paid a special visit by baby Zara and her proud mum and dad. Just a few months ago, this beautiful little girl was a breath away from being destroyed by abortion until her mum logged on to Pro-Life Care Online. Her parents couldn't wait to tell me Zara is now their 'heart's best treasure!' I am truly grateful that many women who contact us are turning away from abortion to give their baby a chance of life.

£3,800 to promote and update our internationally recognised website counselling services. You know as well as me things change fast these days, and with computer technology, these changes are frighteningly quick. So I really need to update our I.T. set-up and facilities. I'm very careful with money, but when babies' lives are at stake, there can be no compromising. It's just too important for second best.

£13,100 stands between life and death HELP ME!

This ambitious undertaking fills me with joy, I can't think of any more worthwhile cause than to be part of preserving God's greatest gift —LIFE!

Dear friend, this is your time to speak, it's really true that all it takes for evil to prevail, is for decent Christian people to remain silent. I pray that you will not allow the silence to continue. I really need you to help me reach my target, I simply have noone else to turn to.

I know that you receive many requests for assistance from many other fine charities but I urge you to make a special sacrifice for this project. I have been praying so long for the chance to reach these desperate girls. Now 1 know that finally, it is within our grasp. That's why I need to ask for your urgent financial support. I am praying earnestly that the Lord Jesus will touch your heart with this project of mercy, and that you will make the biggest sacrifice you can.

Would it be possible for you to consider a gift of £750, if not would a blessing of £400 be within your reach?

I know that you will make the largest gift that you can. I am really depending on a few large love gifts but I am also relying on lots of gifts of £25, £40, £70, or £100. Please send whatever you can straight away. I humbly ask for your forgiveness if this letter seems urgent or pushy, but please, you must understand that I cannot even bear to contemplate the tragic fate that would have befallen Zara or other precious little children like her through lack of money.

God has placed an incredible opportunity before you let us both do everything possible to give children, mothers and their babies a real and lasting chance in life. Surely we have a sacred and solemn duty before Our Lord to do all we can to protect even just one more soul from a lifetime of misery and regret.

I am counting on you for an urgent response to this request. Every day lost means more lives ruined or worse. Please respond today. I am relying on you to help make this happen, please send a sacrificial gift this lent, your gift could make a huge difference to a tiny life.

God Bless You,

nfrielM laktftoto.

Miriam Nixon

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