Walter Hoye – Effective sidewalk counseling is preventing abortion and saving lives

Cradle My Heart Radio  welcomes Walter Hoye November 23 at 9:30 pm ET

Walter Hoye

Walter Hoye

Coming up Sunday evening we’ll welcome back Reverend Walter Hoye II, the founder of Issues4Life.

Walter Hoye has a heart for pastors and training faith leaders. He understands the pressures and temptations to compromise, especially when it comes to preaching the issue of life and putting our faith in action. If you haven’t heard his blueprint for change, please check the podcast archives and listen to our interview from  September 2012.

When we visit this week on Cradle My Heart Radio, we’ll talk about sidewalk counseling outside abortion businesses. This is the cause for which Walter Hoye willingly surrendered his liberty when he was (wrongly) jailed for offering women counsel as they approached an abortion facility. Despite the stereotype of angry protests, sidewalk counselors act with compassion, and their impact is being felt as daily lives are being saved. Rev. Hoye trains others to counsel effectively, respectfully, and yes, legally. Here is one such session from his companion ministers at ProLife Action.

This is an active living out of the biblical exhortation to rescue those being led away to death in Proverbs 24:11.

The story of Walter’s arrest and incarceration was featured on Breakpoint in 2010. Rev. Hoye has a heart to help and he has truly put his faith on the line, including imprisonment for his faith, to help save women from the heartache of abortion. You will find help and care from one who understands the need for healing and who ministers God’s love to those harmed in the aftermath.

From Walter’s bio:

Walter B. Hoye II is both President and Founder of the Issues4life Foundation, the California Civil Rights Foundation, Founder of the Frederick Douglass Foundation of California, Core Member of the National Black Pro-Life Coalition, sits on the board of The Morning Center which was founded to provide free full-service maternity care to women in urban and under-served areas, published author of the book Leadership from the IN|SIDE Out and serves as a leadership consultant. God used the premature birth (six months, 2.1 pounds) of his son to teach him that the fetus is a person, a living, breathing human being. As a young man Walter played football (here are the stats in pdf) at Michigan State University where he graduated with a master’s degree in sociology in 1980. In 1983 he graduated from the United States International University, now Alliant International University, with a master’s degree in business administration. Walter is a Christian, married and the father of two adult children. He and his wife, Lori, live in Union City, California.

Plan now to listen this Sunday and join us as we welcome this hero of the faith.

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