“I [Jesus] have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16.33
Jesus told us that we will have challenges and struggles in this world. The thief comes to steal, kill and destroy, the enemy prowls around like a roaring lion looking to devour, and we are in a dominion of darkness (John 10:10, 1 Peter 5:8, & Colossians 1:13).
Apart from the spiritual warfare and battles against Satan and his deceptive tactics, believers face practical challenges in spreading the gospel and the sanctity of life message. These are four challenges we face as we work to save lives from abortion globally.
Church and Pastor Engagement
We are excited about what we do when engaged in a ministry effort, particularly in a nonprofit outside of a church. We want everyone to be as excited and called as we are.
Reaching pastors and church members is a challenge, whether it is just trying to get in the door to have a conversation or reaching across the globe to find pastors in churches in different countries. There are other practical challenges as well that make spreading the message of the Sanctity of Life difficult. Learn More
We all talk about our children being the next generation, the future of the church, and the hope for the world. Satan actively uses every angle of worldly activities to distract and change the focus of what our youth see, experience, and believe.
According to LifeWay Research, over two-thirds of youth in the United States who grow up in the church, stop attending church at some point between the ages of 18-22. Globally, the trend is similar, accompanied by having less access to the church.
When youth own the truth within the Gospel and the Sanctity of Life message, they are more likely to be grounded in the faith. Reaching them is a challenge and getting them Biblical insights they believe relevant to their lives is another.
The Birth and Abortion Rates in America
- Just under 4 million babies are born each year in the US.
- The birth rate in America has steadily been decreasing and is at its lowest point in 32 years.
- Even though the number of abortions performed in America has decreased over the years, it remains over 660,000 annually.
- Since the legalization of abortion in 1973, over 62,889,000 babies have been aborted in the US alone.
The Birth and Abortion Rates Globally
- Although it is impossible to get an exact number, the UN estimates that around 385,000 babies are born each day worldwide.
- Roughly 140 million babies are born each year.
- By 2023, we are projected to have a world population of 8 billion.
- Worldwide, abortion figures are difficult to tally. The estimate is around 32 million annually.
- In the last 40 years, over 1.6 billion babies have been aborted.