BBs, Babies, and Why Numbers Matter
In 2015, two things happened that have impacted every day of my life since. First, I heard a remarkable recording. Maybe you’ve heard it too. It’s the sound of metal BBs hitting a tin can. One BB for every 1,000 lives lost in each of America’s wars. The sound of so many BBs hitting the can is a chilling experience. The final segment is the sound of number of lives lost to abortion in the US since 1973. The number is staggering. The sound of the BBs seems endless. The listener feels helpless, heartbroken, and overwhelmed.
Also in 2015, I received an unusual gift. You see, WCN was celebrating 30 years in ministry and had taken a look back to count every documented life that had been saved in those 30 years. By May of 2015, there were 5,000 little lives that had been slated for abortion but were rescued by our work.
The gift was a jar of 5,000 BBs—each one a saved life.*.
Since that year, I’ve added one BB for each life we’ve rescued. At the close of 2020 (a truly difficult year for our clients), the total in my jar is 6,687.
“Amy,” one faithful supporter said to me, “You’re going to need a bigger jar.”
Yes, Amen! In this outreach, numbers absolutely matter. And by the end of 2021, I’m hoping to overflow this jar with the evidence of lives saved and families that are transformed!
Want to hear the BBs? Click the link below.
*Thank you Jen Branson!
Numbers are important. We measure everything. Why? Because every service, every conversation, and every appointment is an opportunity to save a child or transform a family. We not only see lives saved, we see hearts changed and faith renewed. We see marriages happen, degrees attained, housing changes, relationships transformed and much more. Here are just some of the ways that your support impacted our community in 2020:
But the best way to see the impact is in the lives of our clients!
Thank you for your amazing support in 2020. Over 275 lives were saved so far and are being loved and cared for. Some moms and dads are still deciding what the future will be. Pray for them and pray for us as we launch into 2021.