Monday, June 22, 2009

Demonstrating Christ's Love Through Social Media

IRVINE, Calif., June 22 /Christian Newswire/ -- Abortion Recovery InterNational (ARIN) launches "Blue Envelope Outreach -- Messages of Hope," a 2009 Summer Campaign to reach those who may be suffering throughout the United States.Blue Envelope Outreach invites Christians, Churches and other faith-based groups to share inspirational and compassionate messages of hope and love to those personally impacted by abortion. Staggering rates of 1 in 3 American women will have had an abortion by the time she reaches 45."Often decades go by of brokenness and heartache until women, men or family members finally realize their emotionally issues stem from a decision they were involved with . . . a decision to abort a baby. Abortion is impacting not only those directly involved, but our families as well," says Stacy Massey, President and Founder of ARIN.78% of women who chose abortion report a religious affiliation. Unfortunately, many sit in church pews each Sunday but never hear of the devastating life-long effects of abortion. Many pastors don't understand abortion recovery healing therefore it becomes a taboo subject and becomes a silent killer to peace, hope and a real chance of a normal life.The purpose of "Messages of Hope" is to encourage women, men and families to find healing after the loss of a child by choice. ARIN's research indicates a ripple effect occurs for each abortion, affecting 40-50 people in a lifetime (physically, socially, emotionally and psychologically). Individuals and family members that are hurting often need support and the enlightenment to ask for help.Blue Envelope Outreach is an opportunity for any Christian to write an encouraging word demonstrating the love of Christ to a person who may need assistance."One of the biggest obstacles for men and women being intimate with God and the church is often a past abortion. One Christian woman who reached out to me started my entire healing process. If it weren't for her, I wouldn't have my amazing relationship with God or this unique Kingdom Assignment which he entrusted to me," says Stacy Massey.Knowing someone personally who has experienced an abortion is not necessary. A heart for those hurting is the only requirement to participate. Christians, worldwide, are called to "reach out!"For additional information on Blue Envelope Outreach - - Messages of Hope, visit the website: you or someone you know is hurting from a past abortion, you can find help with Abortion Recovery InterNational's CARE Directory at: Recovery InterNational (ARIN) is a Christian association of peer and professional counselors that assists approximately 40,000 people a year find healing after an abortion. ARIN provides services which help Christian organizations better understand the suffering that many people experience after abortion. The association website is: