November 2010 - Erin Reynoso
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Name: Erin (Burow) Reynoso
Previous/Current Occupation: Texas Licensed Midwife
Church: St. Thomas Aquinas
Any passions/interests?: Motherhood has always captured my heart. I can't remember a time when I didn't want to be with mothers, especially those with very small children and babies in the womb. To mother well has always seemed to me the most beautiful act of service to God.
How did you become a volunteer/why are you involved? My love of motherhood has played a huge role in why I am involved with the Coalition for Life as a sidewalk counselor. I want women to know there are people who care and will help them be the mother God wants them to be. My parents have given me a deep appreciation for life by their testimony of first choosing life for their unplanned pregnancy, and then speaking up for those who cannot speak for themselves by having our family involved in pro-life activities since I was a young girl.
Why you are pro life (is there a story here?): "Deliver those who are being taken away to death, and those who are being led to slaughter, oh hold them back. If you say, "See, we did not know this," does He not consider it who weighs the hearts? And does He not know it who keeps your soul? And will He not render to man according to his deeds?" Proverbs 24:11&12
As a midwife, I care for two patients when I care for a pregnant mother. I understand that the kind of thing in her womb is living and human and innocent. Abortion intentionally ends the life of an innocent, living human being. Knowing this, I am compelled to be not only pro life by inclination, but by conviction. When we are convicted, we are moved to action.
Any additional thoughts (comments): My involvement with the Coalition for Life has been one of the greatest blessings of my life. God is using the faithfulness and love of the men and women of that organization to change the world- one person at a time. They are the best comrades one could ask for in this battle- not against flesh and blood, but against spiritual principalities and powers of darkness that we bring the light of Christ to.