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A Universe Divided

Why pro-life vs. pro-choice is always a dividing issue, and why no politician will ever change that, only Christ.

“You don’t know, what I was going through when I had an abortion.” “What if the mother would die?” “What if it was a result of rape or incest” “If it is illegal women will still have abortions, just in an unsafe way.” “There are so many people who want babies.” “How can you kill an innocent child?” “It doesn’t have rights until it is born, or unless someone was trying to have a baby.” “Jeremiah 1:5”

Many of the arguments I have heard for abortion is that it is for the woman’s health, they were raped, and their child wouldn’t survive out of the womb. In the world most countries only have abortion legal for those specific reasons. The problem is that abortion is happening for many more reasons than those mentioned. The issue is that no one for abortion is advocating for the unborn child. They are advocating only for “women’s rights” because they have said that because it is not born, that “fetus” as they like to call it has no rights.

The argument on the side against abortion, is saying the child deserves to have someone advocating for it. They are not saying that go ahead and kill the mom and save the baby. They are saying don’t kill the baby as the first choice. There are other choices.

The real issue is that there are not enough people educating woman on prevention, health risks in having an abortion and overall the counseling that needs to take place before and after abortions. It is not about shaming someone, it is about loving each other. However, we cannot go around pretending that abortion is okay by legalizing it and having no restrictions. Abortion should be a last resort, not the first choice.

Inform yourself Abortionfacts.com and many other resources are available to make a more informed “choice”.


October is pregnancy and infant loss awareness month.

If you think about all the women who have decided to try and have a baby and then lost that baby, you will have a hard time convincing them that they didn’t have a human being in them.

Life at conception. Jeremiah 1:5

Those that have been pregnant and lost that human life don’t label that child as no one. It was their child, it was unborn but it was their child. The moment you get pregnant your body changes. Chemically, physically and emotionally you are changed.

How can you say that it is not a life that should be protected? I as a parent would give up my life to save my children, the same goes for a child who is not born. God performs miracles, the first miracle is conception that is life.
God can use your mistake, your traumatic experience, your choice for his glory. If you are a believer in Christ, I don’t understand why abortion would ever be okay. I don’t know why someone would believe that their body is their own, it is NOT it belongs to God. That unborn child, that born child, you belong to God.

If you don’t believe in God, I pray that one day you will seek to know Him. Why, because He is your creator and He chose life for you.

#chooselife #chooseadoption

*One thing I would like to say is that regardless of your stance on this issue, God loves you and we as Christians are also called to love you. So understand I will still pray for you, I will still care about you and I will still respect you.

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Busy at the Arnett house

We have been so busy….life has been nonstop it seems since the week before school when teachers had to report. It is definitely time for an update. I am leading the Early Years Team and heading up the K3 classroom. It has been fun! Parker and Jacob have both been doing great in school and enjoy their friends and their teachers (especially Parker).

We made it through the hectic schedule of balancing Uganda’s school break and our International school not being on break. We did a lot of traveling back and forth from school to our ministry. Matt is also keeping life busy by volunteering at the Senior Acacia School as the soccer(football) coach.

I have mentioned before that we have always talked about adopting and wouldn’t you know the moment that we get started with filling out the forms to get started with the process, God has a new plan for us; Happy, Kitiibwa, and Tendo.  Three boys who have been a part of Rising Star for several years. We got to know them better when we first arrived in May 2015, they were always participating in Rising Star activities both on and off the football pitch.

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So the past 3 weeks have been filled with prayer and preparation. We hit a road block, but we are pushing through because God is bigger than a greedy government official asking for an unnecessary outrageous bribe. Can you imagine someone asking for 500,000 Ugx ($150) to literally do the minimum part of his job which is to check the status of the homes and file paperwork? Then when we refuse to pay him, he refuses to do the home inspection. Thankfully we have quality, qualified, God-fearing Ugandans who know the law and will help us move around this and continue on our journey to help this family.

How are we helping? Well we are going to foster these amazing boys and also hopefully help their sister who has been struggling to provide for them, by sending her back to school. We are excited for their arrival and due to the road block we will be delayed a bit, so we are sending the two youngest Happy and Kitiibwa to a boarding school right by our house. This will allow them to finish out the year and hopefully they can move to the next grade and not have to repeat.

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3 beds ready for the boys once our paperwork goes through. The start-up costs are high and we could use all the help we can get. Please pray for us through this journey.