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Merry Christmas from Unite the USA!


Above: Stacie & Carrie sing "In God We Still Trust" for Governor Mike Huckabee's pro-life movie premiere: The Gift of Life.

 THANK YOU 

First of all, thank you for being an integral part of UnitetheUSA.org! We appreciate you. Here's an update before 2011 leaves:

We just sang for Governor Huckabee's pro-life movie premiere with Citizens United. (See photo at left.) In this month's edition, find out how to become a pro-life pro! With resources, tips, and an inspirational article, you'll feel prepared to help make a difference.

We hope to make it easy for you to make a difference. Merry Christmas! And we wish you God's best for 2012! 

-Stacie and Carrie

Christmas Babies

By Stacie Ruth Stoelting

Stacie and Carrie with Elisha

Governor Mike Huckabee requested that I sing the National Anthem for his pro-life movie premiere event. We also were asked by his team to sing our signature song from our latest album, In God We Still Trust. Prior to singing, my sister and I stayed in the green room. Little did we know what a special treat awaited us there!

Eight year old Elisha Lancaster's smile sparkled more than her shiny necklace. Both matched her gorgeous Christmas dress. (See picture.) We visited and laughed so much. It lifted my heart.

Elisha, one of the movie's cast members, was adopted. . . as an embryo. Yes, an embryo. As I hugged the precious child and saw her overjoyed parents, I thought, "This confronts the issue of embryonic stem cell research head-on! I can't imagine what would have happened if Elisha had been destroyed for research!"

The experience so near Jesus' birthday reminded me of the miracle of His birth. Of course, it's mind-bogglingly miraculous that God sent His Son. But it's also tremendous how God worked around the government.

The government didn't want the Child to live either. A slaughter of little boys ensued after Jesus' birth. Selectively, King Herod issued an order to kill all boys around Jesus' age. Such weeping and wailing rocked the homes where mothers once rocked their babies. But God provided a way to save Jesus from death so that He could save us by living as an example, dying, and rising again to conquer sin and death. "Now after they had gone, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, Get up! [Tenderly] take unto you the young Child and His mother and flee to Egypt; and remain there till I tell you [otherwise], for Herod intends to search for the Child in order to destroy Him" (Matthew 2:13, AMP).

Today, the United States government issues an order against many babies' lives. How? By funding abortions. Planned Parenthood receives much money from taxpayers. And they don't help people plan parenthood. They plan baby-killing.

Startling statistics reveal a tendency in our country of selective killing: In a recent LifeNews.com article[i], a similar statistic sends shudders: Only 10% of Down syndrome children get a birthday. 90% are killed in utero. (Other countries are paving the way for abortion acceptance: In China, millions of baby girls get killed in the womb because they're not boys.) Approximately 54 million Americans aren't enjoying America because they were killed while in the womb.

Today, childless parents struggle to find children to adopt in America because so many of such adoptable children have been killed before they could be rocked and treasured.

A poor Middle Eastern teenager carried her child to term so that He could carry and conquer the burdens of sin and death. Today, results of sin and death include abortion. And Jesus desires us to abort abortion and embrace loving everyone. This Christmas, I believe Jesus desires us to cry out for the babies that never cry. He loves babies. He even came as one.

Near Jesus' birthday, we encourage all expectant moms to give their babies birthdays. And, whether a woman has had an abortion or not, God loves each woman and offers a fresh start in faith.

Today, throughout America and the world, millions upon millions of babies never breathe. They're killed before they can cry. Today, some people say, "It's a fetus. It's not a person." Well, no "tissue" becomes a person. The fetus is a baby. Yes, a baby is a person. And even embryos deserve to be adopted.

Jesus loves babies. He alone knows most what babies feel. He came as one. But the devil hates life and, even when Jesus arrived, unleashed a killing spree (approved by the government) to kill the little boys (two years old and younger) in Bethlehem and its districts.

This Christmas, we cry out for the babies that never cry. Abort abortion. Life isn't a "choice" to make. Life must be the only option. Abortion -unborn baby killing- hurts the heart of God. He creates each child with tender, loving care. And He loves each mother-to-be and welcomes every woman who has had an abortion to get a fresh start with new birth in faith.

Baby Jesus, born to an unwed, impoverished mother, shattered the darkness of a night in a tiny town...and the world.(Let Jesus into the inn of your heart. Go to www.prayingpals.org/knowgod.) And will you help unborn babies survive and thrive?

The real choice remains: Will you passively live while preborn babies get killed? Or will you do something lovingly and positively helpful to rescue the children of tomorrow?

Many Elisha's need to be born. Become a pro-life pro. Tomorrow's children will thank you.

-Stacie Ruth Stoelting

Get Active: Click on the links to the right of this article to get started to help stop abortion!


Become a Pro-Life Pro!

ACTION TIPS:

1. Pray for unwed mothers and support ministries that aid them.

2. Stay aware about current pro-life
news thru web sites like
http://www.lifenews.com/.

3. Click here to watch and then share 
a very informative video about the truth about Planned Parenthood.

4. Encourage adoption in your community.

Write letters to the editor. Talk with your pastor about ways to reach out.

5. Consider sharing about Elisha's parents' mission to help others learn about embryo adoption: http://embryoadoptions.wordpress.com/about-us/the-lancaster-family/.

 

"The Gift of Life" Movie Info:

The Gift of Life, hosted by former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, explores the sanctity of life as a moral issue and looks at the lives of individuals who were nearly the victims of an abortion, but through God's grace were spared. Some went on to great accomplishments. Some may be your neighbors and friends. These stories are all around us. They help us define the culture of life.

The Gift of Life also profiles leaders in the Pro-Life movement; those who believe that all other issues pale in comparison to whether we respect and honor others in the same way we want to be treated. Historically, America has been a shining example of a culture that respects life. But with the Roe v. Wade decision, we, as a society, exchanged our sense of responsibility toward human life for a greater heralding of the right to terminate it.

There is inherent and intrinsic worth and value in every human life regardless of that person's age, stature, functional capacity, ancestry, personal assets, last name, level of education, or occupation. Contempt and indifference toward any life can become contempt and indifference toward every life, including our own.

Through inspiring firsthand accounts and expert analysis, we hope this film will give you a better appreciation for The Gift of Life.

The Gift of Life is available now for purchase on DVD

 
 
 
The Gift of Life Trailer
 
The Gift Of Life - Official Movie Trailer

The Gift Of Life - Official Movie Trailer

 

 
 
In God We Still Trust captures patriotism, faith, and freedom and enraptures audiences with soaring voices of passion. Stacie Ruth and Carrie Beth appear as new leaders of the post-9/11 generation. Their three octave ranges combined with their passion for Christ motivate audiences to move forward in faith! With powerful, heart-stirring songs, In God We Still Trust activates positive patriots of faith to hoist the torch of carrying God's brilliant truth to today's world. It will make you feel proud to be an American like never before! Click here to buy your copy!