During this time of year, I am reminded of the first person to acknowledge the Savior of the World. Do you remember who it was? It was not the shepherds visited by the angels, it was not the wise men traveling from the east, and it was not anyone in or around Bethlehem. The first one to be in awe of our Savior was not even born; it was John the Baptist in his mother’s womb. Scriptures say John leaped for joy when his mother met Mary (Luke 1:41).
Today with ultrasound technology, we have the gift to see these people – real people. Many come on the mobile not expecting to see much because they are told it is not a real person, only tissue, yet when they see tiny hands and feet and see a beating heart, they know it is a person, their baby!
We are so blessed to serve by GOing to women and revealing the life they are carrying and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ!
Published on Thursday, December 20, 2018 @ 11:50 AM CDT
I recently attended a BBQ event held by one of our ICU Mobile ‘s fleet family in Alabama. You could feel the excitement as stories were shared about life decisions being made on the mobile clinic and about lives transformed by the Gospel. That is why we GO, reaching women who are missed by many pregnancy centers today because they are focused on having an abortion and avoid clearly pro-life centers.
Stories were shared of women leaving the abortion clinic after their pre-abortion visit and not really shown their baby on ultrasound. Then seeing the mobile unit, getting that “second opinion” and finding out that the life they are carrying is a real baby, their baby, with arms, legs, fingers and toes….many are shocked at seeing what was not shown them before and seeing the heart beating moves many to a life decision. God is doing an amazing work on the mobile units!
The team there in Alabama is doing an awesome work in making a difference for life and the kingdom. The workers that I met were so excited to be a part of a ministry that is seeing results in the lives of women they meet every day. Since they began their ministry close to 2 years ago, they have seen over 1,600 women, performed over 1,200 ultrasounds, with over 1250 deciding to parent. 112 of these women had planned on abortion change their minds after seeing their baby on ultrasound. And spiritually, they have witnessed over 60 professions of faith in Jesus Christ.
God is using more than these workers in saving these lives. Everyone attending the BBQ plays a critical role, whether it is the workers or those sitting around the table in prayer and financial support, they too are part of the ministry. ICU Mobile supports over 40 mobiles like the one in Alabama as part of His Fleet for Little Feet, and those that are part of the ICU Mobile family are also an extended family in supporting this ministry and the other mobiles as well. I was so honored to attend and be there to celebrate what God is doing in Alabama!
Published on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 @ 10:07 AM CDT
I was watching the news the other night and the news anchor announced that abortions have dropped to the lowest level since the Roe vs Wade decision. At first, I thought, YES!….then I wondered WHY? Has there been a fundamental shift in our society that is the cause? Sadly, I had to say no, I have not seen any indication the Cultural Revolution is waning, in fact, the evidence is it is getting more blatant and radical. Then what is causing the recorded drop, my suspicion is medical abortions had dropped, however, total abortions are most likely not dropping with the advent of the chemical abortion – the Abortion Pill. This was reinforced when I was speaking with the Sanctity of Human Life leadership at Focus on the Family. We both came to the same conclusion; chemical abortions are taking off and now account for a projected 30% of all abortions, which paints the results in a wholly different light.
What does that mean for us who are working to save the lives of the unborn? I see there is both good and bad news. The bad news is Abortions are more readily available and can be done privately with minimal involvement of others and we need to find ways to be more involved and connected with these women who are considering the chemical route to the death of their baby.
The good news is the Abortion Pill process opens the door for a change of heart and change in the decision to have an abortion. The Abortion Pill is not like the medical procedure, as once it is started the decision is not easily reversible. The Abortion pill takes days and can be reversed if treated in a timely manner. We in the pro-life movement that are working to save lives need to be educated on the options we can offer. Many of the women taking the Abortion Pill question if they are doing the right thing and we need to be ready with the answer in a loving way to say there is another option – Life! The Abortion Pill can be reversed if the decision is made in a timely manner. The process is not new or uses special chemicals, but uses hormones that have been around for years and used to support a pregnancy. The folks at Heartbeat International have an Abortion Pill Reversal protocol that is proven and works (https://www.abortionpillreversal.com ) Whether you are operating a brick and mortar or mobile pregnancy center we need to be prepared to support the woman who has started down a path she now wants to walk away from. God has given us this knowledge and we can use it now with women who have time to change their minds before they lose their baby.
Published on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 @ 2:03 PM CDT
ICU Mobile affiliates in California have been fighting for life for quite some time. Recently, they have been fighting against a "2015 California state law forcing pro-life pregnancy help medical clinics to promote taxpayer-funded abortions at their own expense" (read the original article here)...
ICU Mobile affiliates in California have been fighting for life for quite some time. Recently, they have been fighting against a "2015 California state law forcing pro-life pregnancy help medical clinics to promote taxpayer-funded abortions at their own expense" (read the original article here). On October 17th, our affiliate from ICU Riverside, California took a day of fasting and prayer before presenting oral arguments on their challenge to this law in the Riverside County Superior Court.
Our California affiliates have seen 63 decisions for life so far in 2017. This unconstitutional law is trying to put a stop to these life-affirming efforts! Our affiliate family is working every day to minister in their local communities, serving women, saving lives and sharing Christ!
(our Riverside County, California unit serving in their community)
An example of this is Jamie*, who came aboard one of ICU's mobile units determined to have an abortion and saw her baby for the first time through ultrasound technology and after seeing its beating heart chose life. Jamie also found new life in accepting Christ!
Join us as we work with our affiliate families to provide the support to reach more women who are facing crisis pregnancies and share the hope found in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Published on Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 3:54 PM CDT
Our mobile medical unit's journey to the Northwest continues, supported by people joining us from across the country. Through dreary days God continues to remind them and us of his love through little things like the rainbow they saw as they drove along...
Our mobile medical unit's journey to the Northwest continues, supported by people joining us from across the country. Through dreary days God continues to remind them and us of his love through little things like the rainbow they saw as they drove along.
The ICU unit has stopped at a number of pregnancy centers in Idaho, Oregon, Colorado, and Kansas. At each stop, the Robbs watched as those coming aboard grew in excitement. The centers visualized the lives that could be saved and lives changed with one of these mobile medical units in their community.
You can be a part of this tour and be part of making a difference in the towns the mobile medical unit visits by donating to cover tolls, lodging, meals or some of the 1000 gallons of gas it is projected to take for the journey.
We want to thank all of you who have stepped in and supported us both in prayer and financial gifts throughout this time. It does not go unnoticed!
Join us to make the trip a success as the mobile unit heads back to Akron, Ohio. Make a difference by covering some of the expenses of the journey. Support the trip with...
$150 for one tank of gas
$100 for one night in a hotel
$20 for one meal for the Robb’s
$10 for road tolls
Every dollar makes a difference.
Published on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 @ 10:59 AM CDT