“Face to Face” Leader Training with Author, Pat Layton
Via Online ZOOM
We receive emails literally every day from women who have been SET FREE from the heartbreak of abortion using Surrendering the Secret. Many are bursting at the seems to share this freedom with other women.
If you are someone who has NOT YET completed that healing journey, please search our leader locator above for the State or National leader closest to you!
If you are someone who has completed the journey and feels called to share the story of your freedom from post abortion heartbreak, we have several training opportunities for you.
#1–Face to Face
Our next training will be held on Wednesday November 15th at Portico Pregnancy Care Center. This is an all day training led by our National Trainer Heather Hawkins:
745 S Church St. #801
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
9am to 4pm
Contact Heather Hawkins 270-719-0735
#2–Our Online Audio Training.
This is the exact training as a face to face. In fact it IS a face to face audio version. The product is downloaded to your computer or phone to listen again and again.
#3–ONLINE FACE TO FACE “Zoominar”
These training are held quarterly by STS Author Pat Layton–please email us at email@example.com to be put on our interest list!
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A SHINING LIGHT FOR JESUSOur ministry family is grieving the loss and celebrating the life of Carol Weaver—a beloved friend, sister in the Lord, and co-laborer in the gospel. Carol began volunteering at our ministry in 1997. She became director of one of our centers in 1999 and has directed our post-abortion ministry since 2004. She and her husband Tim have three married daughters and eight grandchildren.
Carol was known for her vibrant love for Jesus, her deep compassion for people, and her passionate faith and prayer. Her life impacted each staff member and volunteer at our ministry, and the countless individuals she counseled or trained in post-abortion recovery.
When Carol first began post-abortion ministry, she’d say, “People come to me in such bondage because of the guilt they’re carrying. I have to try to keep a lid on my enthusiasm because I have so much faith that God will forgive them and set them free!”
Carol’s contagious joy was rooted in her love for Jesus and His Word. She saw people with Jesus’ eyes, and went out of her way to talk to and pray with strangers. Recently, she prayed with a woman in a grocery store who said to her afterwards, “You’re the first person in weeks who paid attention to me and spoke kindly to me.”
Carol was an exemplary shepherd-leader. She walked so closely with the Good Shepherd that His qualities emanated through her. When you were in her presence, you experienced the presence and love of God.
If Carol were here to read these words or hear the many, many accolades she’s receiving, she would say, “Well, glory to God! It’s all Him anyway!”
While our hearts break with the pain of earthly separation, our spirits soar with the joy of heaven’s reality. We know Carol is with Jesus forever.
We love you SO MUCH, Carol! We’ll see you on the other side.
“Be God’s children,
blameless, sincere and wholesome,
living in a warped and diseased world,
and shining there like lights in a dark place.
For you hold in your hands the very word of life.”
If you knew Carol, or knew of her ministry at STS, please feel free to share your memories in the Comment Section below.
In His Grip,
Happy Labor Day STS friends.
This is my anniversary weekend. You might imagine the “fun” my honey has had with the whole “Labor Day” connection to our 41 years of marriage 🙂 After all these years, I have decided he is a “keeper”, as they say!
I have just returned home from an AMAZING Pro-Life Conference with Carenet where I had the pleasure of meeting so many STS Ministry leaders from around the world! I went to Carenet as a speaker and hoping to encourage anyone I could. It turns out, I was the one who was inspired and encouraged!
I came home with lots of new plans for STS and for our leaders beginning with some upcoming leader training!
In the mean time–I am sending you my blessings and prayers!
NOTE: If you are someone who NEEDS the help of an STS Leader, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make a connection for you!
We are receiving numerous inquires about obtaining STS in Spanish.
The book A Surrendered Life is the CHAPTER book version (vs the Bible Study) of Surrendering the Secretand is available ON SALE for $4.99 for the next few weeks!
This is a downloadable PDF! Click on the SHOP above to be directed to the book!
Some women feel the sting of their choice for abortion everyday.
Others have completely disconnected from it.
If you are someone who has endured the shame and heartbreak of a past abortion, we are here to tell you, there is hope and healing to be found!
No matter how silent or long held your pain, God’s hears the cry of your heart. He sees you and feels your pain. God longs for you to look back on that difficult time in your life, and to ask, “Do I really understand God’s forgiveness and love?” “Have I truly seen the One who sees me?” “Am I able to move on from this and receive all God has for my life?”
If you are a fellow traveler on the journey of recovery from abortion, I hope you will allow God to use the team of leaders He has gathered at Surrendering the Secret to help you find your way out of your pain.
Please consider purchasing Surrendering the Secret and contacting a local Pastor, Counselor or of one our trained leaders for help. If there is not a leader in your area, many are ready and willing to connect with you via a facebook group or a Skype call.
If a past abortion is gripping your heart and life, it is our desire to walk with you to overcome the secrets, shadows, and shame that have kept you from the life God intended for you.
Let us help!
Happy Thanksgiving STS Friends! Please enjoy this beautiful Post from National Trainer Carol Weaver!
I love this time of year!
The autumn weather and colors have been beautiful! And how about that super moon?!! I try to live in an attitude of gratitude all year long, but I do need reminders. And I’ll admit, I can get side-tracked and distracted from “the true meaning” of Christmas.
A few years ago, I was distracted! I was looking for a Christmas gift for my daughter. After searching through countless jewelry displays, I found the perfect necklace. And one that fit my budget! The cashier rang up my purchase and to my dismay, the final price exceeded what I had anticipated. I paid my bill and walked away, scanning the figures on the receipt, trying to discover where I had miscalculated. Then I heard someone call, “Ma’am!” I turned and saw the cashier dangling my package, with a look of disdain in her eyes. I felt stupid, inadequate and ashamed.
I hate those feelings! I want to feel poised, valued, and competent. I remember well the conflicting thoughts that raced through my mind. And I came to this choice: agree with the look of disdain on a stranger’s face and her demeaning bag shaking, or believe what My Papa Father says and thinks of me, Someone who I know and who knows me, who lives in me, and loves me unconditionally. And I made the right choice.
My natural tendency is to feel insecure when faced with something unfamiliar, when I am in situations that take me out of my comfort zone, and also when comments and actions of others threaten to attack my worth. Actually, Jesus faced all of that and never once felt insecure, because He knew Who He was. I want to live knowing who I am, in all situations, temptations and trials. I need to be reminded of God’s faithfulness!
Deut 4:9 – “But watch out! Be very careful never to forget what you have seen the Lord do for you. Do not let these things escape from your mind as long as you live! And be sure to pass them on to your children and grandchildren.”
When we forget what God’s done in the past, we begin to doubt what He can do in the present. What have you seen the Lord do for you?
Ps. 78: 35 – “Then they remembered that God was their rock, that their Redeemer was the Most High.”
Recently I read this quote by Ron Gibson, a Life Coach at Water Street Mission in Lancaster, PA:
“There was this guy sleeping in the gutter outside this church with people going in and out every day. A Deacon went and lay down beside the homeless guy and asked him about his story. The guy opened up and started sharing. That’s what I want to do. I want to go lay down with the people and help encourage them so that they can get out of the gutter.”
That’s what Jesus did for us! We too are called to lay down our lives for each other, in whatever way God instructs. But when I live in insecurity, or fear, or forget God’s faithfulness, I miss opportunities that God places all around me. Today, commit to LIVE LOVED! Loved by our Papa Father!
Director of Post-Abortion Ministry
Susquehanna Valley Pregnancy Services
Surrendering the Secret National Leader
We are THANKFUL for YOU!
We have just added another FALL Leader Training!!
October 21,st Little Rock, AR
Hosted by Arkansas Pregnancy Center and Family Life Today
See Details on the website under TRAINING/EVENTS!
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