By Bud Shaver,
Albuquerque, New Mexico- 2023 has been an amazing year for ministry here in New Mexico. We have seen the Lord move in so many ways and we find comfort in knowing that He ultimately wins in the end. Thanks to your partnership and support we rejoice in all that has been accomplished with 2 babies being born whose moms chose life after speaking with our team. Since October, we have witnessed 9 mothers turn away from abortion centers and choose LIFE! This demonstrates the necessity of being present with hope and resources at these places of death. The Lord has blessed our team with faithfulness, protection, wisdom and love as we are on the frontlines of the battle for lives and souls.
Another silver lining this year was Tara’s ability to be on InfoWars to shed light on the connections between abortion, human trafficking and satanism all of which exploit women and children and are intrinsically evil.
Enjoy our year in review and thank the Lord with us for all He has done in and through us. Please pray for us, our team and for a fruitful 2024. May His light shine through us and may we be ever more bold in proclaiming salvation through Jesus Christ and just how precious human life is.
Be assured of our prayers for you and our deepest gratitude for your partnership as we work to build a culture that loves and values life. God Bless You!
Top 5 Highlights of 2023
#1- As we close out 2023, Abortion Free New Mexico volunteers have seen 9 women choose life since we held our pro-life training weekend, with our ministry partner Love Life, in October of this year. In addition, two babies were born this year with one more arriving in January 2024! We have had the privilege of financially supporting a pregnant mother in Texas which prompted us to launch the Life Fund. This fund specifically serves to help mom’s that our team intercepts at local abortion clinics who choose life and need additional assistance during their pregnancy!
#2- Abortion Free New Mexico continued to host training seminars in 2023. We expanded our efforts to include local high school outreach. Our team also celebrated one year on the sidewalk with No Sidewalk Without the Savior. In addition to our daily presence out at the UNM abortion facility we also expanded our sidewalk counseling outreach to the Alamo Women’s abortion center. In 2023 we partnered with Love Life and hosted a sidewalk counseling training weekend at Praise & Worship Center.
#3- We continued to reach national audiences as our pro-life efforts in New Mexico received diverse coverage from newspapers, TV interviews and were even featured on the front page of Cosmopolitan Magazine! Tara wrapped up 2023 with an extensive interview with Owen Shroyer of Infowars.com. She joined Owen just days after he was released from federal prison for exercising his free speech as a journalist on January 6, 2021.
#4- Due to our daily presence out at the UNM late-term abortion facility, our team was able to document 6 abortion related injuries (in 2023 alone). We also continued our reports exposing New Mexico’s expanding Abortion Clinic Landscape and the radical abortion agenda at the New Mexico Department of Health. Tara was interviewed by local media where Abortion Free New Mexico exposed their unwillingness to promote pro-life resources.
#5- In April of 2023, Gina Ferazzi of the LA Times won Photographer of the Year (2022). This photo of Tara Shaver was included in her first place award winning portfolio, Photo Essay: "The end of Roe vs. Wade."
The photo was taken at Sandia Memory Gardens, the only location in New Mexico where aborted babies are buried. Every September we host a memorial service in honor of every unborn life lost to abortion since 1973. This award winning photojournalist did a really good job capturing the heart of our ministry efforts here in New Mexico. Since Roe vs. Wade has been overturned New Mexico has become an abortion magnet for women.
Please keep our ministry efforts in your prayers and if you aren't already, prayerfully consider supporting Abortion Free New Mexico in 2024!
Bud & Tara Shaver
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