May 2013 - Amy Voorhees
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Meet Amy Voorhees
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Name: Amy Voorhees
Age: 35
Previous/Current Occupation: stay at home mom, soprano section leader, founder and President of the San Antonio Coalition for Life
Church: Our Lady of he Atonement Catholic Church, San Antonio TX
Major and classification: music, vocal music focus- perpetual senior ; )
Any passions/interests?: As a wife of almost 14 years and a mother of 5 boys (ages 13, 12, 8, 5, and 2) my time is stretched pretty thin these days. I have always been called to music by God and this remains a part of my life. Bringing the 40 Day for Life to San Antonio, and founding the San Antonio Coalition for Life, has been a highlight in my family's life over the past 6 years.  Showing the pro life movement in a new way to San Antonio has been amazing. Now that we have hired a full time Executive Director, I have the pleasure of sitting back and watching everything enfold as, we hope, God intends it. To date, around 120 children, that we know of, have been save from abortion!
How did you become a volunteer/why are you involved? My husband and I became volunteers when our good friends, Dennis and Darby Macha, invited us to come to the annual BVCL banquet (Alan Keys was an amazing speaker! ). After the banquet we were hooked and immediately became prayer warriors and, soon after, sidewalk counselors.
Why you are pro life (is there a story here?): As a young woman my mother got pregnant at the young age of 18. In the face of extreme pressure to choose abortion by my biological father and biological grandmother, my mother bravely set out, on her own, to give me life. Not long after she met the man who became my father. God certainly does provide for those who follow in His path! Even with my own personal abortion surviving history, we were pro life in prayer but not necessarily in action. We prayed for an end to abortion but never physically did anything to work for an end- that is until the fateful day when the Macha's invited us to a simple banquet.
Any additional thoughts (comments):  Sometimes taking a leap of faith toward a path that God has set out for you can be scary. My mother took the leap and gave me life. When we moved to San Antonio I took the leap to organize a 40 Days for Life, which eventually led to the largest pro life nonprofit in San Antonio coming into existence.  Your leap of faith doesn't have to be huge. It can be just as simple as inviting a friend to come pray with you on the sidewalk.

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