Sunday, September 25, 2011

A Call to Action!

Tomorrow is one of the most important days in the history of Living Waters. Tomorrow, we officially released our new documentary, 180. What an honor, privilege, and blessing to be part of this--if even in a very small way. What an honor to serve alongside the men and women of the Living Waters family--all of whom contributed in some way to the making and now distribution of this important documentary.

The gestation period of this documentary was literally nine months--from January to September 2011, from inception to release. Labor was very difficult at times. Countless hours of prayer, many sleepless nights, meetings, conversations, consultations, review and editing and more review and editing of the footage, and more prayer.

And now, the time has come to release the documentary to the world and to watch the Spirit of God move. We, at Living Waters, fully-believe the Lord will use this documentary for His glory as unborn children around the world are spared a hideous, murderous death and souls are converted to genuine repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

We are already receiving reactions to the documentary from Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter, and email. As you can imagine, the reactions range from good, bad, to ugly. One comment we received via YouTube really touched my heart. Heather wrote:
I wish I had seen this when I was 17 and scared. I miss my baby so much! Abortion IS the second holocaust.
Another comment left on the YouTube page read:
Tears in my eyes as I watch this.......People say it is the woman's choice but what about the child's choice to live, from the moment of conception, it is a baby and it has rights......I am so thankful for our Lord, a Lord who is forgiving when we ask for forgiveness, a Lord who can forgive all sins and a Lord who loves us despite our past mistakes.
While the production of the documentary was an incredibly laborious undertaking, I think I can safely say that my brethren at Living Waters will agree when I assert the following. Now, the heavy lifting begins. Now, is when the work gets really tough.

And now is when we need your help the most. How can you help?

1. Spread the Word

While the documentary is available for viewing on YouTube, it is imperative you point people to view the documentary on the 180 Movie website. This main site serves as not only a viewing platform, but also a portal to another very important site--HeartChanger. There, people who have been impacted by abortion, or those who are contemplating having an abortion, can find excellent resources where they can receive the love, care, and support they need.

Go to the Get Involved page of the 'HeartChanger website. There you will find many action steps you can take to help spread the word about this life-saving, life-changing documentary.

2. Blog About '180'

If you are a blogger like me, then I implore you to talk about '180' on your blog. If you do, it is very important that you link to with one or more of the following keywords: "Pro-Life" "Prolife" "Adoption" "Abortion" "Prochoice" "Pro-Choice." Here's a sample text:
If you are viewing my blog, you probably support adoption like our family does.

This past month, I viewed an amazing documentary. I am excited to say it's available for the general public to view. Please take 30 minutes to sit down and watch this. I promise you 180Movie will be life-changing and you'll want to share it with everyone you know. It may cause your friends and family to make a 180 in their beliefs about abortion.

After watching it, I hope you'll post your comments here about who you shared it with. Share it with people you know that are not pro-life. Like the people in this documentary, they may do a 180 from being pro-choice to an unwavering pro-life view. To find out more about this amazing documentary, visit the 180 Movie."
NOTE: It is not necessary to link individual keywords more than once in your blog article. I did that in the above sample text just to provide an example.

Blogging about '180' in this way will help move the 180 website up in the Google search engine. If we can get 100 or more bloggers to post about '180' using one or more of the before-mentioned keywords, it could result in literally millions of visits to the site.

2. Distribute the DVD

If you purchase ten or more copies of the documentary, your cost is only $1 each. Purchase as many as you can to distribute to your neighbors. You can also purchase the documentary to distribute on college and university campuses, as well as outside high school campuses (from public sidewalks).

3. Tell Us Your Story

If you've watched the documentary and it has changed the way you think about the murder of the unborn, or if you have any other kind of testimony related to either the documentary or the issue of abortion, we want to hear from you. Go to the HeartChanger site and click on the "I Did A 180" button.

4. Partner With Us

The production of the '180' documentary was not only a huge undertaking for the Living Waters family, but it was also a huge step of faith. While many have stepped forward to help financially support the production and the world-wide distribution of '180,' there is still much work to do. We need your help. Please prayerfully consider extending your generosity to include financially partnering with us to put '180' into the hands of millions (even billions) of people around the world.

5. Pray

Yes, pray for us. You can only imagine the level of vitriol and outright hatred we have already received for daring to produce this documentary. The temporal and spiritual attack is intense. And it is only going to get worse.

Later this year, with the help of more than 1,000 committed Christians, we will distribute more than 200,000 copies of the '180' DVD on college and university campuses throughout the United States, Canada, and New Zealand. While nothing will stop this mission, the opposition might be intense on some of the campuses. Pray for both the success and the effectiveness of this campaign.

6. Watch 'On The Box'

We will provide regular updates on On The Box about all things related to '180.'

A Call To Action

Let this post serve as your call to action. Pray. Participate. Partner.

Thank you.