Report By David Lee (JFA Founder), 2010
Jinny, a Pasadena City College (PCC) student, contacted Justice For All (JFA) in fall 2008 to ask if we would ever consider bringing JFA’s training program to her school.
Our initial response: “Probably not in the near future.” However, we encouraged Jinny to pray. At that time JFA’s May 2009 California training plan only included UCLA and UC-San Diego.
Early in 2009 we saw that UCLA was not going to be possible. Jinny was still very interested so we began working with her to substitute PCC for UCLA.
Jinny, a 19-year-old, is the ideal student to sponsor JFA’s training program.
She always returned calls, always went the extra mile, reserved numerous training locations at PCC, and recruited volunteers to participate in the JFA training program!
Jinny even took a part-time job to help cover JFA’s expenses related to coming to PCC! She is the first student in a decade of campus work to take such steps to insure that her school mates would have an opportunity to understand the truth about abortion, and the love of Christ.
As a result, we had every needed reservation and also hit our training goal (75) for the number of volunteers who participated.
JFA’s training equips volunteers like Jinny to engage anyone, anywhere, at any time with the truth about abortion, and integrate their Hope (I Peter 3:15), Faith (I Corinthians 15:3-4) and Comfort (2 Corinthians 1:3-4) into the dialogue.
So it was not a surprise three months later to receive this email from Jinny:
“Sunday night, I got a phone call from a friend. She was crying because she found out she's pregnant... I called her Monday and Tuesday but she didn't pick up. I finally saw her today.
She wants an abortion. She’s going to Planned Parenthood tomorrow for information. I’m trying to convince her to keep her baby and to go with me to a crisis pregnancy center. Can you please pray that she changes her mind? Thanks, Jinny”
What Jinny didn’t say in her email is that when she met with her friend — Amanda (not her real name), she walked her through the JFA Exhibit Brochure in order to help Amanda understand life before birth (pp. 2- 4) and death by abortion (p.5). Before leaving that day, Amanda actually asked Jinny if she could see the JFA Exhibit Brochure again!
Despite Jinny’s best efforts, Amanda’s abortion was still scheduled for August 28. Jinny called JFA to ask what we thought about her calling Amanda’s parents to inform them of their daughter’s continued plan to abort their first grandchild.
Jinny had several fears with making such a call. What would be the position of Amanda’s parents on the scheduled abortion? Would a call to Amanda’s parents harm Jinny’s future opportunity to talk with Amanda?
When it became clear that Amanda was not going to return Jinny’s calls before the scheduled abortion date, Jinny called Amanda’s parents.
They were horrified to learn what Amanda was about to do and said they would immediately speak with her.
Jinny’s only earthly contact with Amanda for the next month was through Amanda’s mother. However, Jinny had plenty of spiritual contact with Amanda through the hundreds of people that Jinny persuaded to pray for Amanda and her baby.
Long story short, here's a portion of the email Jinny received on September 9:
"Hey Jinny. ... Well I just wanted to tell u sorry if I was a little harsh on you. I just felt like it wasn’t your place to tell my parents. But I know that you were trying to help and maybe it was for the best that they found out early on.
Anyways I think I'm keeping the baby! So I’ll keep you updated and send you pics when the little one is born.... I realize that I would probably regret killing it but I would never regret my baby.” —Amanda
The last sentence in Amanda’s email speaks to the successful completion of JFA’s mission through Jinny: train students to make abortion unthinkable for their family, friends and strangers, one person at a time.
Words fail to express the value of your support that enables JFA to train students like Jinny, not simply for a JFA outreach event, but for the many divine appointments that they will have throughout their lifetime!
Jinny, now attending San Francisco State, has already asked if we will bring the JFA training program to her new school! We told her to pray!