DCL Ministries is pleased to feature Deanna Waller, an abolitionist who labors to eradicate abortion. Our Writer’s Corner is dedicated to those that are taking what God has revealed to them in their journey and due to that revelation are compelled to educate and encourage others in their corner of the world, in the name of Jesus Christ . This woman of God is passionate as she defends the defenseless and strives to open the eyes of others just as God had opened her eyes. To learn more about Deanna Waller and her amazing journey tune into her interview on our Dovetales Radio Program– which aired in June. You can listen to this moving and heartfelt testimony titled Dovetales With Abolitionist Deanna Waller by clicking here.
In the meantime please join DCL Ministries in celebrating this woman of God while she continues to defend those who cannot defend themselves. Enjoy…
*************By Deanna Waller
Growing up I had a general understanding of who God was, at least in part. My Father was a FUMC minister and he taught me much about the forgiveness, grace and mercy of God. I had asked Jesus into my heart several times as a child. Our home was the typical American home. We enjoyed many secular TV programs, went swimming, camped out, spent time with friends and participated in many other leisure activities. I was quite the perfectionist and hated to mess up. I enjoyed being my fathers little angel and worked quite hard at being a “good girl“. Of course my idea of goodness and the Heavenly Fathers was quite different.
As a teen I began “dating” and from early on was engaging in sexually immoral activities. It was socially acceptable, even amongst the other kids in youth group at my “church” so although I felt some worldly sorrow I didn’t see the need to live pure and undefiled. I could have my cake and eat it too. My Grandmother was very devoted to The Lord and would get up in the early morning hours to read her bible. She used to read it to us as a bedtime story and would always pray with us before bed. She had a little picture on the wall that said “if being a Christian became illegal, would there be enough evidence to convict you?”
After High school my mother, who had found out about my sexual activity, put me on birth control pills. I began to relax more and stress less knowing I wouldn’t become pregnant. One day however my live in boyfriend and I had sexual intercourse and the condom broke, I was a fearful. My girlfriend told me I could get a pill within 24 hours that would prevent me from getting pregnant. In a panic I made an appointment and made the trip to get the pill. The last thing I wanted was for my dad to find out! I remember some intermittent details about that day. I remember sitting in a room across from other women who had just gowns on, I remember speaking to a “Doctor” and remember taking the pill at home and vomiting shortly after.
Every year I attended Indian Springs holiness campground with my family. Even though I was to old for the youth tabernacle I still would go there because I thought the sermons and songs were better than the main tabernacle. One year when I was about 24 years of age I was listening to a sermon on purity. I grew immediately convicted and knew I had to stop. After calling my then fiancee things completely fell apart and that was the turning point in my life. Over several years The Lord taught me Repentance wasn’t just a recognition of sin or confession of it, but a turning away and forsaking. It was an action word. My faith had been superficial and I had never really surrendered my life to God.
Through the sanctification process the Lord has instructed me in evangelism, obeying His commandments and loving my neighbor. I began doing one on one evangelism in 2008 through Ray Comforts way of the master program and within a year was street preaching open air. In 2010 the Lord directed me to the gates of hell, Orlando’s abortuary. For several years I thought of myself as being pro-life and would attend 40 days for life, pro-life banquets as well as my weekly outreach to Moms who rejected their children.
I began studying the differences between an immediatist position versus an incremental approach. Ultimately I have rejected the term pro-life and now consider myself an abolitionist. Abolitionists take an uncompromising, no exception stance. They are gospel centered and use biblical wording to describe what is happening in our culture. We would say that children are being murdered at child sacrifice centers and only through a work of the Holy Spirit can these Moms see the truth.
” Everyday aprox 3,500 babies die from surgical abortion in the US alone…. brace yourself, with the permission of the church. Their silence is deafening. We are guilty of being apathetic and indifferent to the plight of the unborn. They are our neighbors (Luke 10:25-37), the fatherless (Psalm 68:5), the orphan (James 1:27), the innocent (Proverbs 6:17) and the least of these (Matthew 25:40). Every Christian has been given talents and gifts from God and we need to use them to rescue those being led away to slaughter (1 Peter 4:10, Proverbs 24:11). This is the evil of our age. We must ask ourselves ‘What does it look like to be a follower of Christ in a culture that kills it’s children?’. It’s time for the bride of Christ to defend the defenseless (Psalm 82:3), be a voice for the voiceless (Proverbs 31:8-10) and to truly love our neighbor as ourself (Mark 12:31, Matthew 22:39). To not only be hearers of the word but doers. (James 1:22) Don’t believe the lie that you are just one person as to affect a little. If you are a born again believer you have the Spirit of God (Luke 4:18, Isaiah 61:1) and can do all things through Christ who gives you strength (Philippians 4:13).
I would encourage all those who are unfamiliar with those terms to be directed to the abolishhumanabortion.com website. I am currently the Director of the Abolitionist Society of Orlando and can be reached on Facebook at Facebook.com/AHAorlando. Our website is AHAOrlando.com and my personal email is OrlandoAbolitionists@gmail.com