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Brazil 4 Life invites you to the annual fundraising dinner with guest speaker and abortion survivor Gianna Jessen.
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Gianna Jessen was intended to die before she was born, just another one of the 1.2 million abortions each year in the United States. Instead of death, though, Gianna was bathed in a burning saline solution, but she overcame to enter the world. Two months premature and weighing just two and a half pounds, she spent her first couple of months in a hospital. Eventually, she entered the foster care system.
Doctors predicted Gianna would never even lift her head. She showed them: she began walking at three and has grown into a woman who has run marathons.
While the obstacles she’s overcome have inspiration on their own, she’s also been a living, breathing face to the horrors of abortion. She’s one of the rare survivors and frequently relays her story—speaking for those who can’t speak for themselves. The failed abortion had also provided the “gift” of cerebral palsy, as she calls it: “It allows me to really depend on Jesus for everything.”
She’s testified before Congress four times and watched as President George W. Bush signed the Born Alive Infants Protection Act, which provided safeguards for those born during failed abortions. Across the pond, she had a similar encounter with British Prime Minister Tony Blair.
Halls of government have yielded floor time to hear her story as well. Gianna has testified before the Australian Parliament and British House of Commons. Modern communications take her story where she cannot go herself. Two speeches—one at Yale and another in Australia—have made their way into China because of the connectedness the internet brings. The Yale speech was covered by a blogger whose work is read there.
“God is using Gianna to remind the world that each human being is precious to Him. It is beautiful to see the strength of the love of Jesus, which he has poured into her heart. My prayer for Gianna, and for all who listen to her, is that this message of God’s love will put an end to abortion with the power of love” Mother Teresa
The movie October baby was based on her life story.
You have a chance to hear Gianna Jessen on May 11 at 7pm in Streamwood-IL. Gianna will be speaking at the Brazil4life annual dinner at “The Seville” on Barrington Rd. Please click here to make your reservation www.brazil4life.org or call 847 863 2003. Seats are limited
Brazil 4 Life is an international Christian organization that provides education, counseling, and support to churches willing to plant a Crisis Pregnancy Center anywhere in Brazil and the world. Our services are available where abortion is common or present and no Crisis Pregnancy Center is available. Our mission is to help individuals experience a new life and forgiveness in Christ and to save unborn lives from the steep consequences of abortion.