Question: Have you ever tried to take a screw out of the wall without a screwdriver? Not a pleasant experience. Well attending the JFA training was like being handed a powerful drill after bloodying your fingers trying to get a screw out of the wall. - Rachelle Weekes
Rachelle first volunteered with JFA at our Yale outreach in April 2012. She has since participated in multiple seminar and outreach events with JFA. Read her reflection here.
"I was terrified to talk to anyone, and made a goal to talk to just one person. Once I talked to one, I couldn't stop. I realized they're just people." - Corrie, 2015
"I believe in divine appointments... the kind that you know only God could have set up for an exact 15 minutes of your whole life . . . This experience wasn't a highlight of my week, or even semester, but something I will treasure and remember for the rest of my life." - "Ashley"
As a student at Focus on the Family Institute in 2003, Ashley participated in the JFA training program, including an outreach event at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Through the event, she found she had a unique opportunity to minister to others and to experience Christ's love herself. A portion of this quote was featured on JFA's home page in November 2015. Read Ashley's story in her own words.
"... It was the pictures she saw of abortions that changed this girl’s mind..." - Nicole, student, Focus on the Family Institute, 2006
"You just turned on the lightbulb for me. I realized we've been talking about the woman, but there is a child involved in this, too." - Jenny, a UCLA student (June 2015). This quote was featured on JFA's home page in September 2015. Read the rest of the story here.
The topic of this year's Modern Woodmen Speech contest was "If I Were President." I think every student in my class addressed how they would put a stop to abortion if they were president. It is obvious your presentation had a huge impact on my students. - Scott Olsen, Grade 5-6 Teacher, Nebraska (2010)
JFA is a form of creative evangelism. - Rebeccah Pedrick, JFA Mission Trip Reflection, 2005
I talked with one of your staff and picked up a brochure. When I had lunch with my cousin we discussed the issue of abortion. Your brochure helped me talk to her about the issue. Now she is questioning her opinions of abortion. - Ashley, UNM Student (Brochure Response Card, 2009)
I'm taking health right now, so me and my friends have been talking a lot about pregnancies. I told everyone I would get an abortion in a heartbeat, but I take that all back now, and I realize it's killing a human being. - Arizona High School Student (Seminar Response Card, 2010)
At one time, my 'if this happens' plan was abortion, despite growing up in the church...Thank you for your presentation and showing me why that would have been so horrible. - Arizona High School Student (Seminar Response Card, 2010)
I feel that I am more able to stand up for the unborn now. - Christine (Seminar Response Card, 2010)
A year ago, when I first saw these images, it was difficult to accept them open-heartedly, however, after a year of thinking on this subject, it is hard to disagree with this method of exposing the truth, because clearly the method that was used before is not making enough of a difference. - Pasadena City College Student (Brochure Response Card 2010)