“My mother wanted to abort me, and that was basically a family secret. My grandfather stopped her and said that he had a dream and saw me perfectly. He was a prophetic dreamer, like Martin.” (Dr. Alveda King)
Being active in the pro-life community, I have met some extraordinary people. Last night at a Life Choices benefit, I had the pleasure of meeting and listening to two of my heroes: Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Walter Hoye, Founder and President of Issues4Life. Two incredibly passionate soldiers of Christ battling abortion; particularly the genocide of African-American children. You might think the term “genocide” is a little dramatic, but, unfortunately, it’s the only word that describes what is going on in our country. More than 16,000,000 African-American children have been aborted since passage of Roe v Wade.
As most of my readers know, I co-lead after-abortion healing retreats for women who have suffered the emotional, physical and spiritual consequences of abortion. I have a dream too … my services will not be needed in the future and through the efforts of Dr. King, Walter Hoye, and the pro-life community, it will someday become a reality.
Patti J. Smith was born in Wimpole Park, England. She lived in England and Morocco as well as several state-side Air Force Bases and considers her father's last assignment, Moses Lake, Washington, her hometown. She audited for the Dept. of Labor and Veteran's Administration Offices of Inspector General, served in the U.S. Army Reserve (Transit Control Unit and Criminal Investigation Division) and recently retired as a background investigator.
Patti lives in Vista, CA with her husband and has three granddaughters. She is a member of the Association of Christian Therapists, serves as a Regional Coordinator for the Silent No More Awareness Campaign and leads Rachel's Hope After-Abortion Healing Retreats.
Her writing includes devotionals, light romance, and suspense, and her strong faith is reflected in each genre. She is a prolific blogger and reader, and proudly admits to being a diehard Seattle Seahawks fan and Fantasy Football fanatic.
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