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"This outstanding team of young people is doing two of the most important things they could do.  First, they are defending and loving the outcast.  They are making a real impact in your community.  In this world, it is radical for a group of young people to organize on an issue like this, and their very existence is witness to others about the value of all human life.

Second, these young people are being shaped and molded.  They are learning what it means to sacrifice for their faith.  They are deepening their faith through prayer and petition on behalf of the unborn.  Most importantly, they are learning to follow in the footsteps of Jesus.


Christen Pollo, Executive Director
Protect Life Michigan"


Our strength lies not only in the words we stand by, but most importantly in the actions of our initiatives. From the moment we started our work in 2021 as the Pewamo Protect Life team, we understood that by working together we could overcome our challenges much more efficiently, and that is why we ultimately decided to launch pro-life servant leadership. We strive to make a positive change in all of our pursuits.

Our Team

Our team began as the Protect Life Ministry in Pewamo Michigan.  We started off strong with a student-led team that hit the ground running and established itself as one of the top teams of it's kind.

We focus on supporting life at all levels as we develop servant leaders who inspire others with their work ethic and enthusiasm to serve as God's Hands and Feet on earth.

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They Raised The Bar Again

In the two years we've been building this team, I've gotten used to them continually raising the bar of success.  This amazing student-led team always gives their best effort and seems to make surpassing past success levels an expected occurrence.

In front of a full house at the PW auditorium, they presented the Live Stations of The Cross.  And once again as I watched them, the same feeling came to me.  "This is the best they've ever done."  But after two years, I know they will just keep getting better and will keep inspiring people to serve as God's Hands and Feet on earth.

Did You Know?

Did you know that every cent donated to goes to support our organizational partners?

We have no administrative costs, all promotional items and website costs are donated by members of our team.

If you'd like to make a big difference in the lives of people in need, if you'd like to do something in support of life at all levels, reach out to Erin Kowatch using the contact button at the bottom of our "Get Involved" page or you may call or text her at (517) 749-1559.


We received a very nice thank you note from Zion Food Pantry for the donations from our February "Walking With Families In Need" monthly donation event.  

It was addressed to our attention, but we share it with the entire area because it was indeed an area-wide effort.  I've included a picture of the aftermath of the fire at their church.  Note what is clearly standing tall, despite the damage around it.

"Dear Friends at Pewamo Protect Life,

Thank you so very much for your kind and generous gifts to Zion Food Pantry. Gifts like yours provide the possibility for this ministry to continue to serve the Ionia County area.  God bless you.

Can you see the hungry and hurting as they are given these gifts?  Imagine what it would be like to be without and no resources to get them.  God is blessing them through you!  Praise!"

The Zion Church family
Deb Hall, pantry director
Pastor Chris Moore


Another Successful Weekend

Many thanks go out to all who stepped up again to support our monthly donation weekend.  We received a huge amount of things ranging from clothes to car seats, to cash donations, all of which will be turned over to Shared Pregnancy in Lansing MI.

What we've seen as these monthly donation weekends get bigger and better is that the people of Pewamo, Westphalia, Fowler, and Portland are determined to walk the talk in acting to defend and care for life at every level.

In our last meeting of this student-led team, more great ideas came forward. This area is blessed to have courageous young leaders who are willing to pour their time and talent into serving as God's Hands and Feet on earth.

Our next donation weekend will be the Saturday and Sunday after Easter and our focus will be on supplying I M Kids in their mission of providing 700 take home meals every school day to students who would not get an evening meal without these packages.

Keep an eye on our website for more information.

How Low Will The Level Of Responsibility Descend?

The image below is of a sonogram with the child about 15 weeks along in the pregnancy. Not a blob of cells, not an object. This is a living human. At some point in life responsibility must take precedent. Much like our anger and disappointment leads us to march peacefully for justice and truth, responsibility must stop us from throwing bricks through a storefront window. Will our level of responsibility descend even lower to the point where this image could be replaced with that of an elderly person unable to care for himself? A burden to society? If we stand for nothing, we'll fall for anything.

Now that you know what 15 weeks looks like, check out this video from a former abortionist. 

Changing The Words To Soften The Impact

Sometimes the words are changed to change the impact. If the human element is removed, it seems more antiseptic, more "clinical." Medical abortions involve a series of drugs. The clinical term often used is "uterus evacuation." This eliminates any human connection. From the pro-life side the same procedure is known as terminating the life of a child. Even though that child is still in the body of his or her mother. Surgical abortions are also used for a second trimester abortion. Although there is a movement now to refer to this as an "abortion procedure." Using the word "surgical" can infer risk. Risk is bad for business. Following this page, we've posted an animated video that illustrates the very straight-forward description you will read in the next paragraph. I caution you that even in animated form, the video is eye-opening. According to an article from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, "After achieving adequate dilation and administering analgesia and sedation or anesthesia, D&E is accomplished by aspirating the amniotic fluid and removing the fetus with forceps through the cervix and vaginal canal. Usually disarticulation (or dismemberment) occurs as the physician delivers the fetal part grasped in the instrument and pulls it through the cervix. A final suction curettage is often performed to ensure that the uterus is completely evacuated. Intact D&E is a variation of D&E that requires more advanced cervical dilation, usually achieved over several days. The procedure involves the removal of the intact fetus except for possible decompression of the calvaria... The intact D&E procedure is preferable in certain cases, such as when preservation of fetal anatomy is desired." Words That Make It Seem ...Not So Bad "Uterus Evacuation"= This means the child is removed from the child's mother. Sometimes in pieces. "Calvaria"= This is the child's skull. "Decompression" means that skull might have to be crushed by a specific tool designed to break and tear away body parts. As we learn from the next video, the surgeon knows he did this part correctly when white fluid oozes out. This is the child's brain. "Fetal demise"= A dead baby. Do those clinical words make you feel better? Or are you ready now to be that voice for the pre-born?

March Newsletter

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It Still Works

Do you wonder if it still works?  Does it have any effect to pray in front of abortion facilities?  It absolutely works.  It works in California as you will hear in the video below, and it works in Grand Rapids.  The largest spring 40 Days for Life campaign is underway.  Keep an eye on this page to see when our team is heading to the notorious abortion facility at 320 Fulton Street in Grand Rapids.

"Walking With Families In Need" Reaches A New Milestone

Our area-wide "Walking With Families in Need" initiative reached an even higher level than last month. In March our focus was on supplying Shared Pregnancy with items to help them as they work daily to support families in Mid-Michigan. Our thanks go out to the very generous people in Pewamo, Fowler, and Westphalia for making this largest donation total to date, possible. That generosity will be shared by many people this spring. Our team will be at 137 East Street in Pewamo after the three scheduled weekend Masses at St. Joseph Catholic Church on April 15th in the evening and then again on the morning of April 16th. In April we will focus on the things needed by I M Kids as they work to help young people who often go without an evening meal. If you'd like to join our student-led team, use the contact form at the bottom of this page. Thank you in advance for your help. Please spread the word so everyone knows about this opportunity.


Part of our work this week

Delivery To Shared Pregnancy

This week we will be delivering the other half of the donations gathered up at our March weekend event.

This will be our second of two trips to Shared Pregnancy in Lansing.

Thanks again to all who helped make this possible.  Your generosity is making a big difference for many people.

A New Page On Our Website

You'll notice a new page on our website.  With all the things going on with our team, we're moving some of the pictures to the photo gallery page.

There will be plenty of new announcements and fresh information on our home page.

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"Most Needed Items"

Here are our lists of most needed items in two different formats.

"So glad to hear that your donation drive was such a success. We appreciate your continued support and that you are making Shared Pregnancy your focus for your March donation weekend.

You are all making a difference in so many families' lives! 


Nicci Schon
Client Care & Resource Coordinator

SP Women's Center

Upcoming Events

  • "Walking With Families In Need" Donation Weekend
    Apr 15, 4:00 PM – Apr 16, 11:30 AM
    Dan George's driveway, 137 East St, Pewamo, MI 48873, USA
    This month our focus is on I M Kids. They provide 700 take home meals every school day for students facing food insecurity in Ionia and Montcalm counties.
  • Launch Of Pewamo Protect Life Sewing Club
    Time is TBD
    Pewamo, 248 East St, Pewamo, MI 48873, USA
    We are launching a sewing club to make receiving blankets, stocking caps for newborns, and toys for very young children.

Based in the Pewamo and Westphalia area of Michigan

Providing servant leadership from Lansing to Grand Rapids MI


616 308-3282



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