ASIA

“This past Sunday,” writes the historian, Mark Noll, “it is possible that more Christian believers attended church in China than in all of so-called “Christian Europe.”  Yet in 1970, there were no legally functioning churches in all of China” (The New Shape of World Christianity, 20).

Over the last 50 years, Christianity in Asia has spread rapidly. Tens of millions of people have experienced a new life in Christ and joined a local church or house church. At the same time, the forces of death have targeted tens of millions of their children, as well as those within the general population. Today Asia is plagued by unprecedented levels of abortion, infanticide and gendercide.

In response, PassionLife piloted its first initiative in Asia in 2011, serving as a catalyst for a prolife movement arising from the Church. Currently, we train Christian leaders in major cities and major networks of churches in the gospel of life. The strategy involves teaching biblically-based bioethics in ways that can immediately be reproduced and taught without expertise or special equipment. The result is a multiplying process for calling Christians throughout Asia to stand for life with courage and compassion.

PassionLife trains indigenous Christians to:

1. reject abortion and gendercide

2. articulate the case for life in the culture at large

3. provide pregnancy crisis intervention services in their local community

CUBA

PassionLife’s newest initiative is in Cuba. Cuba is the only Latin American country where abortion is legal and free. The result is one of the highest abortion rates per capita in the world and a worldview that stands in contrast to the intrinsic value of all human life created in the image of God. The alienating power of abortion, in the form of guilt and shame, compounds the destruction of human happiness.

The recent realignment between the US and Cuba created an opportunity for PassionLife to bring our prolife trainers to Cuban pastors and leaders for the first time in 2016.

With them, we hope to initiate a rapidly reproducing process for training pastors throughout the country in applied bioethics; using our Gospel of life training and introducing models of pregnancy intervention services.

AFRICA

“In 1900, Africa had 10 million Christians, which was about 10 percent of the population. By 2000, the number of Christians was 360 million, about half the population of the continent. This is probably the largest shift in religious affiliation that has ever occurred, anywhere.” (Noll, 21).
The prolife cause is also taking root throughout the continent. In Africa, PassionLife serves as a training partner with pro-life training organizations like the Association for Life in Africa (AFLA) and Africa Cares for Life (ACFL). Under their guidance, we provide pastoral training in the gospel of life, and teach emerging leaders in prolife apologetics and pregnancy crisis intervention.
Pastoral leaders in Ghana, Zambia, Nigeria, and Uganda are currently teaching our core curriculum, The Four Questions, throughout their country.

 

THE USA

It takes the Church here working together to reach the Church there.

 

Here are four ways for you to take up the Gospel of Life right where you live and join us in the Great Work.

  1. Host a Gospel of Life training seminar. You’ll learn the biblical foundations of prolife bioethics and you’ll be equipped in prolife apologetics. This seminar is especially good for teens, college students and those passionate about the prolife cause and eager to know how to make an effective and persuasive case for life in our secular culture.
  1. Arrange to equip the missionaries supported by you and your church to respond to abortion, infanticide and gendercide where they live and serve.
  1. Approach your local pregnancy center leaders about joining us on our overseas training trips, and provide them the resources.
  1. Invite PassionLife’s President, John Ensor or our National Director, Mark Nicholson to your church or your Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. They have stories to tell that will inform and inspire you and your church to the Great Work.