Monday, December 19, 2011

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For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10. We being Prolife have much work to do but yet in this scripture it says that God has prepared in advance for us to do. When Denise and I walk the streets of the United Nations and assembly rooms. We always pray Lord direct our footsteps and guide our thoughts, let us only say what you would have us say and give us strength, boldness and wisdom to say it. Let your will be done! We have many divine appointments that God has already established for us to have, Amen! He does prepare the way.

My Name is Melody Stefanson and I am Saskatchewan’s representative with Canada Silent No More. This year has been such a eventful year for CSNM. We were a voice for the voiceless and stood for God's word, way, truth and life at the United Nation in Geneva at the World Health Organization through the generosity of a Doctor in Australia who paid our way to go! PTL! The WHO is working to make abortion a universal woman's right to have her child killed. They are also pushing liberal sex education into every nation. God had us speak to many doctors, Ministers of Health and delegates on the pain of abortion, and how it killed our children. Divine appointments were made with VIP's from Kenya, Poland, Mali, Chad, Korea, Zimbabwe, Timor-Leste, China, Malaysia, Bangladesh, India, Ghana, Congo, Nigeria, Rwanda, Burundi, Japan, South Africa, Brazil, Tanzania… and also had the opportunity to speak to the Ambassadors to Uganda and Zambia! I also got to meet many fellow prolife warriors and the UN representative for Geneva Archbishop Silvano M. Tomasi, Permanent Observer of the Holy See, it was such an Honour!

Denise and I were then invited to attend a meeting at the UN, held by the "International Alliance of Patients' Organizations where Denise shared about Canada Silent No More as former abortion patients who were never informed about all of the risk factors of abortion including subsequent depression, suicides, substance abuse, breast and cervical cancers, pre-term births and fertility problems etc. We were invited to join their coalition to get an international voice!

Denise Attended and gave an oral statement at the United Nations-New York 44th Commission on Population & Development as well met with UN Ambassador to Uganda and spoke in a China meeting against the one child policy and forced abortions and sterilizations.

In July I was asked to share my testimony and sing my songs in my home town. This was very hard to do, it evoked a lot of memories; thoughts of having my secret exposed and feelings of shame to my mind. So I needed a lot of prayer support and encouragement from others. I don’t know if it ever get easier to share your past mistakes and regrets but we need to be that voice so our preborn children can be saved. We do this to create an awareness of the risks involved and expose the aftermath of abortion. It went very well and God gave me courage and grace to do this, Thank God! Many other CSNM women spoke in Alberta, Ontario, Manitoba, BC and Quebec.

I attended the Saskatchewan Pro-Life Association Inc convention in Humboldt. What a blessing to be there! Michael Coren shared an inspiring message and Brad Trost was there for support and shared his prolife agenda to stand against the funding of Planned Parenthood. It was so great to meet many different prolife leaders in our province!

In Oct Molly and Denise attended CEDAW (Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women) meetings at the UN-Palais, they too are pushing the legalization of abortion globally to make it a woman’s right to have her children in the womb killed on demand. They handed out many flyers and met with representatives from the Holy See, Uganda, and Minister of Women’s Health from Ivory Coast, as well as with Dr. Mathius from the WHO and many others. They then journeyed to Israel, spoke to many people there and ministered life and God’s word to the broken hearted. The best part was they got to share testimonies and mission to a group of Christians visiting Israel, from northern Russia! Several of the women were post abortive who stayed for ministry after our talks. They prayed for them, as many wept for the loss of their children.

This next year I am invited to the UN in New York for the The Commission on the Status of Women conference in March, 2012. I pray funds will come for us to expose the lies and be salt and light to the nation leaders, Amen! I will be singing and speaking at the March for life in Edmonton 2012. Also we have a new billboard that I will be putting up on my field by highway 35. Denise has made an excellent DVD with doctors and testimonies of women that we are going to share with M.P’s and M.L.A’s in our nation and beyond! We are moving forward, thank you for all your support and prayers, they are much needed. Please if this is something that is on your heart and want to contribute and make a donation.

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We can't out-give God :) we need support to be able to do this work.. Thank you for your generous spirit and be blessed! May we stand together in this fight!

Many Blessings
Melody Stefanson
CanadaSilentNoMore Sask.