“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” ― Aristotle
As Aristotle so wisely noted, educating the hearts of people, not just their minds, is key. The heart of a person drives their belief system, their feelings and their behavior. For this reason, the goal of the Hands of Hope Tucson education team is to educate hearts and minds to value all life, starting with their own.
Abortion. The word itself can bring up so many thoughts and feelings. For some, it is a matter of personal opinion or beliefs; be it politics, religion, women’s rights or privacy. For others it is literally a life and death issue that demands firm, strong and sometimes harsh words. And for many, it is a reminder of past involvement with abortion that evokes strong feelings of sorrow, regret, guilt and shame. So how can we have effective and compassionate conversations about such an important issue as abortion with all of this in the background? Often we choose not to for fear of offending someone, not knowing what to say, or wanting to avoid a heated, emotional argument.
Here we can look to Paul for some advice. In 2 Timothy 2:15 he says “Work hard so you can present yourself to God and receive His approval. Be a good worker, one who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly explains the word of truth.” (NLT) Our 3 hour Life Advocacy Workshop will equip you to accurately explain the truth about life, and empower you to discuss abortion calmly, respectfully and compassionately—sharing the truth in love (Ephesians 4:15).
We will give you facts that form the foundation of the pro-life position as well as unpack the following truths: biologically a new, unique, whole, living human being comes into existence at the moment of conception; philosophically, if any human life is worthy of protection then all human life is worthy of protection; and theologically, all human life is created in the image of God and is valuable. We will also give you tools to help you address many of the reasons abortion is viewed as a viable option—even among those who value life.
You may be the one God calls to save a life so be prepared! Hands of Hope can bring the Life Advocacy Workshop to your church or youth group, OR you can attend one of the workshops scheduled throughout the year at our center. For more information contact Lori at 520-321-9765 ext 406 or [email protected].
Be an advocate for life!
 If you or someone you know has been involved with abortion, please go to the Recovery page of our website for information on post abortion support and healing.