When we put our faith in God, things really happen. The closure of abortion services in Central London’s Bedford Square is a fine example. Crisis Pregnancy volunteers have stationed themselves outside this abortion mill for 13 years. The hope that Good Counsel Network UK had for its closure has come to fruition. It is a remarkable victory with Heaven’s help. The combination of crisis pregnancy counselling, prayer vigils and raising public awareness has paid off. The fruits of consistent voluntary efforts and effective spiritual strategy are plain to see. God has delivered pro lifers in London a great victory.
Effective strategy in Bedford Square via spiritual warfare
Crisis pregnancy volunteers are an effective antidote for women considering an abortion. Good Counsel Network in the UK have helped many pregnant mothers outside Bedford Square Abortion Clinic. The volunteers were a thorn in the side of the BPAS run termination centre. But what has been a constant source of support over the years has been the spiritual strategy employed at Bedford Square. Ireland pro-lifers can take a leaf from this case study. Cross party support pro-life groups helped to bring closure to the abortion services. This cross section of Catholic ministries and communities worked for 13 years in alternate stages to bring an end to abortion in Bedford Square. The backdrop of constant action was crisis pregnancy volunteers, counselling women in need of support.
The sequence of spiritual events at Bedford Square
Saturday vigils began in the late 1990’s. Public novena’s began in 2005. A twice yearly 40 day for life vigil began in 2011. Bedford Square was consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary that same year. Good Counsel Network UK began week day vigils in 2011. In 2012 a Bishop of West Minister arrived in Bedford Square as a show of public support for the Abortion closure demands. At the close of the 2013 forty day lenten vigil, BPAS announced the ending of abortion services in central London. Praise God for this wonderful victory, and may your desire to volunteer with Good Counsel become a reality.
pro-life volunteering at Good Counsel Network Ireland could well be for you! The Good Counsel Network, aka The Women’s Counselling Network was set up in Dublin in 1995 with a handful of volunteers. As the success of the work became apparent over the years many more people were attracted to pro-life volunteering. Good Counsel Network became established in Ireland, the UK, Austria, Spain and Belgium.Want a challenge? Want rewards that are literally out of this world? Yes? Then
Our mission is clear cut
Women facing crisis pregnancies can be under tremendous pressure due to the attitudes of society, family circumstances, peer influence, financial difficulties and so on. By the time we meet them, most are suffering from abortion tunnel vision and are therefore not open to any other options. They may have family concerns giving rise to stress in relation to their pregnancy. There may be subtle pressures in work not to get pregnant for career reasons.This is what makes the work at Good Counsel Network so challenging. Together, we make make the difference, and help women in crisis pregnancies.
Are you considering volunteering?
It is great that you want to volunteer and build a broad Good Counsel Network support base. We’ve had many challenges over the years, and always managed them. Pregnant women need our support. Together we can evaluate their needs, give them material support, a friendly voice and hope for the future. We get great satisfaction when we know we have helped a mother bring her child into the world. The mother too has no regrets, as a gift of life becomes her reality.
How to volunteer to Good Counsel Network Ireland
If you feel called to help women facing a crisis pregnancy through pro-life volunteering, do contact us. We’d like to hear from you, and what you can bring to the table. We have other volunteers who can show you the ropes as you get trained up. We’d like to thank you in advance for having responded to the call.
Women facing a crisis pregnancy may not be in a financial position to have a baby. Or they may have family concerns giving rise to stress in relation to their pregnancy. There may also be other pressures, like careerism in their work place.