Members of Cambridge University Pro-Life Society are recording their progress as
they commence using a Created4Life Display Table in the City Centre. Here is the
first update from the team.
“We were very excited to have Sue and Alan come and show us how to use the display
table and at the prospect of finally getting something 'Pro-life' started here in
Cambridge. We feel that this strategy is good because it doesn't require too much
initial set-up, either in terms of materials or manpower; and in that it should be
a direct and effective way of spreading the message to a public who might never have
considered an unborn child to be human life. Our group has a larger mailing list,
but just three of us made the initial commitment to start the Created4Life approach
here in Cambridge.
“I am embarrassed to say that our results two weeks on have not been great. Our plan
was to go out every two weeks for several hours on Saturdays, to start, and then
as we gained interest and volunteers, to increase our outings to every weekend and
maybe more often than that. Unfortunately, we have not been able to get additional
volunteers from our larger group as yet, and we were unable to go out on our first
planned date due to one person's school commitments and an illness, leaving one person
to tend the display table. Not enough.
“There are some obvious advantages to doing
this in a University-type setting, among them the potential that some people running
the table might have more flexible schedules allowing the group to be out on the
street talking to people more often. Another reason is that young women of University
age are most a risk for having an abortion, and thus are most in need of our positive
life affirming message! The difficulties we have found include the fact that many
of our members are graduate students whose schedules are not very flexible and often
include weekend work. Additionally, prior commitments like church activities are
another 'worthy' thing that drains our energy.
“Nonetheless, we are planning to go
out this coming weekend, and will once again be asking for volunteers within our
larger group to come and watch us do it. We still feel confident that this is the
right thing to be doing, and reasonably sure that if we are willing to stick with
it, others will join.
“We'll let you know how things turn out next week!”
- Cambridge University Pro-Life Group
Cambridge University Start Created4Life Display Table
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