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Sat, Mar 23


Rusk Christian Reformed Church

Abundant Life Family Gathering

Gather with us to worship God and grow in Christ! Learn the value of preborn children and the importance of defending them. Receive help and healing from your past to begin living a renewed life in Christ. Receive assurance of God's forgiveness and redemption if you have been through an abortion.

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Abundant Life Family Gathering
Abundant Life Family Gathering

Time & Location

Mar 23, 2024, 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Rusk Christian Reformed Church, 10354 92nd Ave, Allendale Charter Twp, MI 49401, USA


About the event

"You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32

Abundant Life Women's Ministries, in partnership with Rusk CRC, is hosting a family gathering to encourage and equip you to make disciples in Christ and help women in unplanned pregnancies.

  • Have you ever considered what it would be like to be the woman who finds herself in an unplanned pregnancy?
  • Have you wondered what it's like for the man who is the father?
  • Do you know what you would say to them?
  • Do you know what they need to hear?

Abortion is not just a woman's issue. It's a human and spiritual issue that affects all of society.

Come with your entire family to hear first-hand testimonies of two women and one man who made the wrong choice to end the lives of their children through abortion. You will learn the devasting effects of abortion and the redeeming power of God's love.

Hear testimony from women who are serving on the sidewalk in front of the abortion clinic and the number of lives saved through their ministry.

Learn from a mom and her children how God has called and equipped them to defend life using Biblical and logical reasoning.

Why is this important?

Because we need to be a voice for the voiceless and help others not make this deadly decision, and if they have, we need to help them heal and be reconciled to the Lord.

If you want to help women and couples in a crisis pregnancy choose life (an abundant life for themselves and their unborn child), come learn how to share the love that they need to hear…and the words that they need to see…

This gathering aims to show different ways you can fight for life and share the gospel.

Breakout topics covered are:

  • How to minister to abortion-minded women and men.
  • How to minister to post-abortive women and men.
  • How to teach your children the value of preborn children and the importance of defending them.

You will get a first-hand look at what it takes to do outreach on the sidewalk outside the abortion facility and how to have meaningful conversations that invite transformation.

We will conclude with an open forum, where our speakers will answer your questions.

There is no charge for this event. It is our gift to God's people who desire the abundant life Jesus offers and want to serve like Christ.

We will begin the day with a brief time of worship and prayer, then hear testimonies and teachings from God's Word to build one another up in the faith and be equipped for the work of the ministry. Coffee and light snacks will be available. 

  • Welcome, introductions, and prayer 9:30-9:45
  • Emma Mulder's Testimony 9:45-10:05
  • Jeff Ostrander's Testimony 10:05:10:20
  • Mara Petro's Testimony 10:20-10:40
  • Open Forum 10:40-10:50
  • Break 10:50-11:00
  • Melissa Yeomans Testimony 11:00-11:20
  • Melissa Dykman and her children's Testimony 11:20-11:40
  • Open Forum 11:40-12:00
  • Lunch 12:00-1:00
  • Break out groups: 1:00-2:00
  • - How to reach and minister to abortion-minded women - Melissa Yeomans
  • - How to minister to post-abortive women - Mara Petro and Emma Mulder
  • - How to teach your children the value of preborn children and the importance of defending them - Melissa Dykman
  • Optional Q & A and prayer 2:00-2:30

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