I'm not sure how this happened, but Jackson will be 13 next Sunday. A few weeks ago, he had an idea. His mother and I think it's a good one. Rather than tell you myself, I'll just insert the text of an email he sent out a few days ago:
Friends and Family,
As some of you know, my 13th birthday is coming up. (February 26th)
This time last year, I was having a hard time celebrating my birthday when fully aware of how many babies had been aborted on my birthday - 60,500 at the time since 1993. It seemed wrong to celebrate my birth when two thirds of people born on February 26th wouldn't be able to celebrate.
This year, I am faced with the same dilemma. I feel a heaviness that I think is from God, telling me to fast on behalf of all of those aborted since then. There are over 65,000 that will have been aborted by my birthday this year, and the way I see it, if I don't stand, I will essentially be slapping God in the face.
I feel a divine invitation from God, and I believe he's ready to do something just in our nation. This is why I ask you, Will you fast with me? Will you stand in the gap with me on behalf of the unborn? Will you take the time we would have otherwise spent celebrating my birthday and fast?
Please prayerfully consider this invitation, and do not feel pressured to do anything. If you feel nothing, do nothing, but if you feel as I do, please do this with me.
Intercessory Missionary, Kansas City, MO
If you'd like to join him, you can let me know in the comments section or email me directly and I'll pass it on. At last count he had 26 people...
Feel free to forward this. Wouldn't it be cool if the kid started a trend....