Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Empty envelopes, meaty message

Charlie Butts - OneNewsNow - 4/1/2009 5:00:00 AM

Hundreds of thousands of red envelopes are on their way to Washington -- and there's nothing in them.

During prayer last January, Christ Otto had a vision of a huge number of red envelopes on the White House doorsteps. He shares that that spurred him on to do something on behalf of unborn children.

"The purpose of The Red Envelope Project is to send a non-political message to the president regarding the area of abortion through empty red envelopes -- each envelope representing one child who died in an abortion," he explains.

Otto says he knows of at least 1.3 million envelopes that have been sent already, and can only estimate how many were sent on red-letter day, the target day of the campaign. "My guess is that it will be several million [envelopes]," he comments.

It all started by word of mouth, then Facebook space and blogs were devoted to it -- all of which is an indication of what grassroots can do to impact an issue, he points out. The one final step Otto asks people to take is prayer.

"Pray for the president," he urges. "And I encourage people to pray The Life Prayer that goes: Jesus, I plead your blood over my sin and the sin of my nation. God, end abortion and send revival to America."

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