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CWA of Pennsylvania Prayer Project Opportunity

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Do you want to make a powerful and effective investment in the state of Pennsylvania? Consider participating in Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Pennsylvania’s first annual Encourage-A-Legislator (EAL) Prayer Project. The project is designed to be simple yet effective as we pray for the hearts and minds of our legislators during the 2021 legislative session.

The EAL Prayer Project impacts state legislators. It does this in two ways. First and foremost, it ensures daily prayer for each legislator. Second, through monthly postcards, it encourages and builds bridges with the conservative legislators and those who do not usually agree with CWA. As prayers are offered on behalf of the legislators, and they receive your postcards, hearts are changed and encouraged. The EAL Prayer Project is not used for lobbying purposes.

We are prayerfully seeking enough faithful volunteers so that each of the 253 Pennsylvania state legislators will be prayed for during the 2021 legislative session. CWA will provide the postcards; all you have to do is provide the stamps and a commitment to pray and encourage.

Click here to view and print flyer.

If you would like to participate, please email CWA of Pennsylvania state office by December 15. Please specify whether you would like to pray for one or more legislators. Please provide the following information: Name, address, phone, and e-mail address. You will receive your postcards and instructions in early January.

I hope you will join us! I cannot think of anything more powerful than to pray for those in authority, those who make public policy decisions that impact our daily lives.

From Knees to Feet,

Dilonna Coran
State Director

Tell Gov. Tom Wolf to Inspect Pennsylvania Abortion Clinics!

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It is hard to believe that in a post-Kermit Gosnell world, abortion clinics in Pennsylvania are not being inspected during the COVID-19 crisis. This is proof that the governor, along with the abortion industry, does not care about women and the unborn.

The patient safety standards currently in place through the “Health Care Facilities Act” need to be followed. By not following the required inspection standards, Gov. Wolf is failing to protect the women of Pennsylvania. The Governor needs to ensure that all abortion facilities are inspected and that findings of the inspections are made public to ensure complete accountability and transparency.

Both Gov. Wolf and Secretary of Health Rachel Levine need to hear from you so that Kermit Gosnell’s horrors and crimes are not repeated. They need to know that the women and families of our Commonwealth deserve better.

Immediate Action Needed
#1. Contact Gov. Wolf and Secretary of Health Rachel Levine. Urge them to ensure Pennsylvania abortion clinics are inspected and that the findings are posted for the public to review. Be sure to let them know that you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Pennsylvania.

Gov. Wolf:  717-787-2500 | Online contact form
Dr. Rachel Levine: 717-787-9857

#2. Please forward this email to family and friends.

Thank you for taking action at this critical time.

Dilonna Coran
State Director

August 24 Event: The Role of Faith in Law and Public Policy

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Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Pennsylvania is eagerly anticipating our upcoming statewide virtual meeting on Monday, August 24! Our topic will be the role of faith in law and public policy, and our guest speaker will be retired Superior Court of Pennsylvania Judge Cheryl Allen. Judge Allen will share reflections from her time on the bench, provide insights and wisdom that she has gained over her years of service, as well as her advice for Christian women regarding the current tumultuous state of political affairs in America.

We encourage you to mark your calendars and join us on August 24. Our topic is needed at a time when our nation so deeply requires prayer and the strengthening of leaders who will defend Biblical values. As we observe the fallen nature of this world and as we seek to defend Biblical principles against the daily onslaught of political attacks, it is a powerful encouragement to hear the testimonies of public figures of faith who have stood firm. Hearing Judge Cheryl Allen’s insights regarding faith in policy is an opportunity that you won’t want to miss!

Join us as we strive toward our goal to uplift our nation and the state of Pennsylvania in prayer!

Speaker’s bio is below the signature.

Event Details:
Date: 
Monday, August 24
Time:  7:00 p.m. EST
Location: Virtual – Anywhere You Are!
Cost: Free
RSVP: Click here to register.
Upon registration, we will email you the link to the virtual meeting in addition to a phone number for those who would like to call into the meeting.

We look forward to seeing you on August 24.

Dilonna Coran
State Director


Speaker bio:
Judge Cheryl Allen is a graduate of Penn State University and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Judge Allen made history in 2007 when she became the first black woman to be elected to serve on the Pennsylvania Superior Court. Prior to this incredible achievement, Judge Allen worked as an attorney for 24 years from 1975 to 1990 and served 18 years as a judge for the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas from 1990 to 2008. Judge Allen has received numerous awards throughout her impressive career, including the University of Pittsburgh’s Women’s Law Association’s Woman of the Year Award in 2002 and the Legal Intelligencer & Pennsylvania Law Weekly Women of the Year Award in 2008.

Judge Allen is a founding member of Women Without Walls, a ministry seeking to unify Christian women regardless of denomination or ethnic background. The ministry explains, “Although we may worship at different churches, and although we may have different ethnic backgrounds, we are One in Christ. After all, the common bond weaving His spotless Bride together is the scarlet thread of Jesus Christ and His atoning blood.” This ministry is only one example of the tireless dedication to public service that Judge Allen has demonstrated throughout her career. After witnessing the struggles of children for years through her service in Juvenile Court, Judge Allen became active with organizations such as the Birth Parent Mentoring Program, which assists young single mothers, and Youth Enrichment Services Diversion Program, providing aid and mentorship to at-risk youths.

CWA of Pennsyvania – Update from State Director

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State-Wide Virtual Meeting in Review
Our first Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Pennsylvania State-Wide Virtual Prayer/Action Meeting, held on May 21, was inspiring, challenging, and very informative. Our special guest was CWA’s General Counsel, Mario Diaz, Esq. We appreciated Mario’s wisdom and passion as he spoke about the current truth crisis in the media. Read the recent article he wrote for the May Prayer/Action Chapter Newsletter, Is the Media the Enemy of the People?

Prayer Dismantles
I think we can all agree that if we are learning anything during this day and hour, it is the importance of prayer! We are watching the disruption of authority while chaos and strife are unleashed across our nation. However, prayer is what will dismantle the enemy’s plans.

Prayer, Education, and Advocacy = CWA Prayer/Action Chapter
We are engaged in a cultural battle across this nation, and CWA is on the frontline protecting Biblical principles through prayer, education, and advocacy. CWA’s Prayer/Action Chapters give CWA members a voice in their communities and empower Christians to engage on issues that affect our Biblically-based standards such as issues on education, abortion, pornography, religious freedom, homosexuality, redefinition of the family, national sovereignty, and support for Israel. If you would like more information about starting a Prayer/Action Chapter or finding out about the Chapter nearest you, please contact me.

New to CWA?
If you are new to CWA, get to know us better by checking out the CWA website. There you will find timely articles, op-eds, podcasts, videos, and interviews by CWA’s CEO and President Penny Nance and CWA’s policy experts. Plus, check out this short video about who CWA is.

Thank you!
Thank you again for your interest in CWA of Pennsylvania. Please let me know if you have any questions or need further information.

May God bless and keep you!

From knees to feet,
Dilonna Coran
State Director

Save The Date! CWA of Pennsylvania to Host State-Wide Virtual Prayer/Action Meeting

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Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Pennsylvania is looking forward to our first-ever state-wide virtual Prayer/Action meeting!  We are well on our way to establishing a strong state organization to help our members across the state to bring Biblical principles into public policy. As you are aware, there is a cultural battle raging across our great state and country, and CWA of Pennsylvania is preparing to be on the frontline to protect those values through prayer and action. Will you join us?

I invite you to join this special Prayer/Action Meeting on Thursday, May 21. It will be a wonderful time to learn firsthand about the work we do here in the state, how you can get involved, how you can advocate for the conservative social issues that matter to you, and to pray for our state and country.

Join Vanessa Saylor, CWA of Pennsylvania’s Chapter Coordinator, and me as we welcome Tanya Ditty, CWA’s Vice President of Field Operations and guest speaker Mario Diaz, CWA’s General Counsel and Constitutional Law Expert. We are bombarded daily with a flurry of contradicting reports from the mainstream media. Now more than ever we are in a truth crisis. I was taught that truth has a sound and as God’s people, we must separate truth from the flood of destructive reports we hear. Mario will share on this topic and address the question, “Is the Media the Enemy of the People?”

We are stronger together, and I look forward to linking arms with you for such a time as this!

Mark your calendar and be sure to invite your network of friends. You don’t want to miss this meeting!

Event Details:
Date: Thursday, May 21
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual – Anywhere You Are!
Cost: Free
RSVP: Click here to register.
Upon registration, we will email you the link to the virtual meeting in addition to a phone number for those who would like to call into the meeting.

Join us in making an impact in our community, state, and nation for the glory of God.

Dilonna Coran
State Director

Day 8 – Prayer to the God on the Throne

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Heavenly Father,

As everything in our lives has paused,
We refocus upon You at this pivotal juncture
In our nation’s history. Our hearts are turned to You
For we know that Your promises are true.

We thank You that You are our refuge and strength,
A very present help in times of trouble.
You are shaking us globally; but first of all,
We return to You individually, asking for forgiveness
Making up the hedge as we stand in the gap on behalf of our nation.

Lord, we look to You for stability during these unstable days
For only You can bring the turnaround that we need.
Oh God, You are bigger than COVID19.
We stand united as a country imploring You to heal us.

We humbly ask that You give our President and his leadership team
Stamina during this national health crisis.
Bring a divine breakthrough and
Reversal from this pandemic plaguing our land.

You have called us to our homes for a reason
So we ask that You help us to rebuild and restore our families.
Help us to love our neighbor as ourselves,
Resisting selfishness and greed.

May we continue to be generous,
Looking for ways to serve, give and protect
The most vulnerable in our nation.

We plead for frontline workers who cannot stay home,
Protect them with a supernatural shield,
Keep them from any sickness or harm.

For those that are suffering in our nation from this virus,
Wrap Your loving arms around each, letting them know
They are not alone because You promised You would
Never leave us nor forsake us.

And finally Lord, we are reminded
That you rule in the heavens above
And in the kingdom of men.

This virus has not dethroned You
For you are still sovereign in all Your ways.
Therefore, we thank You that You are in charge
Of this day as well as the times in which we live.

In the mighty Name of Jesus,
Amen.

 


This prayer was submitted by CWA of Pennsylvania State Director Dilonna Coran. Click here for more prayers from our “30 Days of Prayer in the Midst of Covid-19” effort. Here for more coronavirus-related resources.

Action Item: Tell Gov. Tom Wolf to Shut the Abortion Clinics!

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Why are abortion businesses still operating when Gov. Tom Wolf (Democrat) has closed non-essential businesses, schools, mass gatherings, and requiring Pennsylvanians to postpone important medical procedures?

Currently, across the United States, including Pennsylvania, services that constitute essential health care are being postponed in order to reduce everyone’s risk of exposure to COVID-19 and to conserve scarce medical resources. Gov. Wolf has shut down all “elective medical procedures” yet in our Commonwealth, the abortion industry is open for business as usual and now is asking for donations of hand sanitizer, home sewn masks, shoe covers, and surgical hats so they can continue doing abortions!   If businesses, churches, and schools are closed, why should Planned Parenthood remain open?

Gov. Wolf needs to know that Pennsylvanians like you believe that abortion is NEVER an essential service.

Immediate Action Needed

#1. Please contact Gov. Wolf and Secretary of Health, Rachel Levine.  Urge them to join other states across our nation by closing abortion clinics to stop elective abortions in Pennsylvania. Be sure to let them know that you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Pennsylvania.

#2. Kindly forward this email to family and friends.

Thank you for taking action at this critical time.

For Such a time as this.
Dilonna Coran
State Director

Embrace Peace

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As the new Concerned Women for America (CWA) State Director for Pennsylvania, I wanted to encourage you during this season of uncertainty to continue to choose faith over fear.  What our nation and communities currently face has proven that we just never know what each day is going to bring. Oh, but what an assurance to know that God’s promises remain the same.  His word brings the hope that is needed for the times we currently face.

I love what the Amplified Bible says in John 14:27, “Peace I leave with you; My [own] peace I now give and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. [Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed; and do not permit yourselves to be fearful and intimidated and cowardly and unsettled.]”  The New Living Translation says it this way, “I am leaving you with a gift — peace of mind and heart.”

What a gift peace is!  You just can’t put a price tag on that, can you?  I’ve found that life just goes better when we have peace!  And as much as we may seek to find it in other places, peace comes only from the Prince of Peace.  The purchaser of peace is the one who doesn’t fail us –He is with us; He is for us and not against us.  He is on our side!  God is in you … the hope of glory … and through Him, we are more than conquerors through Him who loves us (Romans 8:37)!

How much was this peace worth?  Isaiah 53:3 tells us, “But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed.”  Think of this. Our peace was worth the shedding of His blood.

Remember each difficult situation we face becomes the stepping stone to the provision of God.  Let’s look every day for the simple way God is furnishing and meeting our needs.  Abraham was so focused on his son Isaac he failed to see the ram in the thicket that was there the whole time.

We can trust our lives, families, communities, state, and nation into the hollow of His mighty hand. Trust simply means that no matter what happens, you will turn TO God instead of away.  Join me as we pray that our nation will turn to Him, look to Him, and rise to bless His Name.

Concentration camp survivor Corrie Ten Boom said, “If God sends us on strong paths, we are provided strong shoes.”  I’ve heard it said that the right shoes will complement the outfit.  We all have shoes, and I would imagine you have a favorite comfy pair. The shoes that Ephesians 6:15 tells us to wear are not for our comfort but to give us stable footing through peace during difficult times. Philippians 4:7 tells us that “The peace of God which passes all understanding will guard your hearts and minds.”  The meaning of guard in this verse is that of a soldier protecting his post.  Protect the post that Lord has placed you with, the peace of God.  You might be a stay at home mom, businesswoman, community leader, a government official, health care worker, or service provider.  Right now, you may be on the front lines of the battle, find yourself working at home, or currently unemployed.  May His peace surround you during today and the days ahead.

I believe that COVID-19 could be the wake-up call God is using to get our attention.  He is nudging us during this time to focus on what is truly important and to put our complete trust in Him. He has literally caused us to be still and to know that He is God. So, help your neighbor, continue to give generously, support your small local businesses, and resist the urge to be selfish. Life is going on – it’s just different for a period of time. We are all in this together, so let’s keep our trust in Him who comes alongside us and gives us the strength that equips us for such a time as this.

I know our times seem fragile at the moment, but as my mom used to say, “This too shall pass.” He is still on the throne and in control; God will work all things together for our good —the good, the bad, and the ugly! Let’s embrace His peace today and then share it with our fellow Pennsylvanians.

Dilonna Coran
State Director

Postponed: CWA of Pennsylvania Tri-County Event

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Concerned Women for America of Pennsylvania is following the federal and state guidance concerning COVID-19. Therefore, we are postponing our tri-county event. We will post our new event date over the next several weeks.  

Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Pennsylvania is on the move! If you live in the tri-county area of Montgomery, Berks, and Chester counties, we would love to have you join us for a meet and greet to learn more about CWA of Pennsylvania, the work we do here in the state, and how to get involved and advocate for the conservative social issues that matter to you.

I will be sharing CWA of Pennsylvania’s vision and mission for our great state. I will be joined by Prayer Chapter Coordinator Vanessa Saylor who will share about the opportunities for engagement in the tri-county area through prayer, education, and action. You will also meet our new Prayer/Action Chapter leaders.

Mark your calendar and be sure to invite your friends, your mother, your daughters, your nieces.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend!

If you are interested in having CWA of Pennsylvania host a similar event in your area, please contact Vanessa Saylor at [email protected] or 610-310-4812.

Event Details:

Date: Saturday, March 28
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12 noon
(Light refreshments and fellowship 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.)
Location: Berean Bible Church, 2675 E. High Street, Pottstown, PA 19464
Cost: Free
RSVP: Please register by Thursday, March 26. Click here to register.

Click here to view the flyer.  Feel free to print and distribute liberally.

Join us in making an impact in our community, state, and nation for the glory of God.

Dilonna Coran
State Director

Welcome CWA of Pennsylvania’s First Steering Committee Member – Vanessa Saylor!

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Greetings from Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Pennsylvania! How exciting it has been for me to say, “Concerned Women for America of Pennsylvania!” After many years without state representation, it has been a thrill and an honor this last month to watch God move as individuals step up to join me in establishing a voice for all of us on a state level. Within just a month, we have approved two chapter leaders, and, drumroll please, our first Steering Committee member! I am pleased to welcome Vanessa Saylor to our leadership team as Chapter Coordinator. Vanessa is an encourager at heart and loves to encourage women. I am blessed to serve with Vanessa as she assists me in inspiring, recruiting, and training new Prayer/ Action Leaders across the state.

Vanessa is from Berks County, Pennsylvania, where she lives with her husband of almost 22 years. Her church home is Berean Bible Church in Pottstown where she has attended for over 20 years and is active in the JOY Builders Women’s Ministry. She is a board member for Lifted Up Ministries Foundation, a private Christian foundation formed for the purpose of lifting individuals and families out of poverty by providing financial assistance and mentoring.

Vanessa holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Social Work from Temple University. She is currently a doctoral student in the pastoral care and counseling program at Liberty University where she is an online adjunct professor of social work. Her life verse is Psalm 46:10: “He says, ‘Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth’” which speaks of God’s holiness and sovereignty and our need to depend on Him alone.

What exactly is a Prayer/Action Chapter?  What does a typical one look like? Contact Vanessa at [email protected]  or 610-310-4812, and she will be happy to let you know what is involved.  You are needed!

Dilonna Coran
State Director