I'm glad you asked! End Abortion Now(EAN) is a movement spearheaded by Apologia Church in Tempe, Arizona. Pastor Jeff Durbin is the Pastor there whose sermon at a conference a couple years back, with an amazing twist at the end, is reportedly rated as the #1 sermon on Youtube! Whether this is true or not it has over 1.6 million views, is related to this post, and is worth giving a look. Pastor Jeff and Apologia Church felt compelled by God to make a stand for life that often times flies in the face of conventional Pro-Life tactics and strategy. Meaning primarily, EAN is focussed on equipping the local churches around our nation to bring the light of the gospel into conflict with the sin of abortion and do so without compromise in an age rife with it. EAN is not an organization but is rather more a movement helping to fuel God loving, Bible believing local church members and leadership to get in the abortion fight for the glory of God, the good of His people, and babies lives!
SO WHAT ARE THE MAIN AREAS OF FOCUS?
EAN has three main areas of focus. The Church, the Media, and the Legislature. Primarily they want to help equip the body of Christ in all the various local churches across the nation with tools and training for the battle. An early fundraiser has made it possible for any church to contact Apologia and receive free abortion ministry resources! Even shipping is free! How awesome is that! Their first big event was the EAN conference that just finished in Tempe Arizona at Apologia Church where they had the three day conference for equipping saints, and even taking them into the field outside Planned Parenthood in the area. Not just learning but then doing hands on outreach! Any Pastor or church leader that wanted to go but couldn't afford it was flown out free! Praise God! A friend of mine was there and said there were roughly 200 people from the conference at Planned Parenthood Saturday morning! The church was in action! Equipping the Church through the local churches is primary and the media and legislature flow from that. On the Media front Apologia is already doing several things and media is growing and will continue to become more available for use by Christians to help n the fight against abortion where they interact with folks day to day. Legislatively the EAN web page already has links where you can send a form letter to all your state's government leaders calling on them to end abortion. It also has an area for personalization of the letter. I have used the form and have heard back from two of my state's leaders! There is so much going on but these are the three main things.
I CAN'T SAY ENOUGH GOOD ABOUT EAN!
Those who read my first post on this blog know that while I appreciate so much that AHA(Abolish Human Abortion)has done and is doing, I do not agree with their Church Repent Projects taking place with large, sometimes graphic and even accusatory banners, outside local churches. I so wish barriers between saints could come down and infighting would cease! I so love to see what EAN is doing because it is saying very much the same things that AHA is, even in calling the church to repent. Yet. EAN is not advocating the divisive activities AHA condones and promotes outside local churches with their Church Repent Projects. I am so encouraged by what I'm seeing from EAN already! It is awesome to see folks who have regularly spoken at AHA events and serving with AHA now joining in and speaking at EAN events and serving with folks there! I so long for the unity of the Church in this fight! There is much many could learn and grow from that AHA has linked from their various webpages and from individuals who minister as AHA Abolitionists. Yet, due to their activity outside local churches getting much coverage and stirring up much controversy, sadly most often the first and then often the only thing folks end up hearing about AHA, is that they might show up outside your church some Sunday with abortion signs. I say sadly because many AHA folks do not do this type of Church Repent Project at local churches. So some may write off AHA folks as having nothing profitable for you to learn or gain from them. Which of course is not the case. On the other hand, EAN has taken a stance to encourage and support local churches and encourage folks in the local churches and their Elders to work together to get out into the fight. They promote repentance and change being brought about in local churches, primarily through God working in local churches through His people that are there.
HERE'S SOME RESOURCES TO CHECK OUT!
I could say a lot more but honestly you'll be better off to just go see for yourself. Watch, learn, pray, and GO! The battle is raging and the Church does need to repent and get in the fight! EAN will help you! Sign up with them. The web page and resources are still being expanded. Kits are coming soon! But there is so much already available! Here's some easy ways to get equipped. Honestly this site, where you're reading this blog from has their first conference(a smaller one more in line with a broadcast)that Apologia did a while ago in six different video segments. This site has several other abortion ministry videos and resources as well. Just go to the "Videos" section here at www.savesoulsandbabies.com Also of course go and get signed up at www.endabortionnow.com Also if you want to see this most recent conference go "Like" Apologia Radio on Facebook so you can watch the archived messages. For even more videos, "Subscribe" to Apologia Radio on YouTube. So below this I'm going to embed the opening night of the EAN Conference where Pastor Jeff Durbin and Rev. Rusty Thomas preach. For info purposes Jeff preaches and has an intro message up until the 1 hour and 14 minute mark. Then there is a dead air break time until Rusty starts at the 1 hour and 33 minute mark. Please folks, watch, pray, learn, and go! God bless you as you do!