Belvidere, IL – ProLifeCorner – 3-30-2011 –by James – Even at her young age, Jessica Foti has played a very important role in building a culture of life in the Rockford area. Jessica was an active member of the Boylan High school pro-life club, has prayed countless times at the Rockford abortion mill, and has helped bring youth and enthusiasm to the Rockford Pro-Life Initiative and 40 Days for Life in Rockford. Now Jessica is taking up an even greater challenge.
This summer from May 20th to August 13th as part of "Crossroads – Taking Steps to Save Lives", Jessica will be walking across America from the West Coast to Washington, DC, while educating the youth of America about the pro-life movement through activism, talks, radio, TV, and newsprint.
We at Pro-life Corner asked Jessica why she is so devoted to helping the unborn.
Pro-Life Corner – Why is being involved in Pro-life ministry so important to you?
Jessica – Being involved in the pro-life movement has been a personal calling and growing passion of mine ever since I learned about the ministry when I was 14. My involvement in the pro-life movement began because of innocent curiosity and enthusiasm to help and has thus developed into an ongoing call to holiness in which I desire to love God through reaching out to others in this ministry. My love, concern, and respect for life and dignity of the human person have blossomed into such a huge part of my life that everywhere I go, I desire to love everyone I encounter. Having spent many hours outside abortion mills in prayer, I have witnessed firsthand how abortion is a direct act against love and has deeply wounded countless people. I wish with every part of my being that I could help in some way, to take away any potential pain and regret on the part of anyone involved in the abortion industry. I realize this is a spiritual battle and thus have depended on Christ. He has led me deeper and deeper into the pro-life ministry and opened my eyes to the ways in which I can act through love to pray and sacrifice for the sake of others.
Pro-Life Corner – What do you hope your participation in crossroads will accomplish?
Jessica – I would love to participate in Crossroads this summer because I have been seeking ways to grow closer to the Lord on a more personal level and contribute more fully to the Pro-Life community in new ways. Having heard about this opportunity, it brought much joy and peace to my heart because I love traveling, meeting new people, and sharing experiences with diverse groups of people in different settings. I enjoy seeking the Lord through natural beauty and find it thrilling and adventurous to embark on journeys which challenge me mentally, physically, and spiritually. I feel the Lord has brought this opportunity to me as a way for me to fulfill personal expectations I have for myself to grow in holiness, sacrifice, partake in daily Mass, pray and witness to different communities, learn about my own strengths and weaknesses, help others with their weaknesses, and encounter Him in a unique way that I will never be able to do again.
Jessica is a young woman who is willing to give up three months of her life to share Christ’s love with thousands of people across the country, but she needs our support. Please consider helping Jessica in this ministry of building a culture of life and bringing Christ to young people across the country.
Checks to help cover her expenses for her pro-life walk across America can be sent to;
969 Tuneberg Drive
Belvidere, IL 61008