“Our once great western Christian civilization is dying. If this matters to followers of Jesus Christ, then we must set aside our denominational differences and work together to strengthen the things that remain and reclaim what has been lost. Evangelicals and Catholics must stand together to re-establish that former Christian culture and moral consensus. We have the numbers and the organization but the question is this: Do we have the will to win this present spiritual battle for Jesus Christ against secularism? Will we prayerfully and cooperatively work toward a new Christian spiritual revival ― or will we choose to hunker down in our churches and denominationalisms and watch everything sink into the spiritual and moral abyss of a New Dark Age?” - Mark Davis Pickup

Friday, October 14, 2016


In my work against euthanasia and assisted suicide, and for life with dignity, it is important that I have reliable, comfortable wheelchair accessible transportation. In over 20 years of advocacy for life-affirming inclusion of people with incurable illness and severe disabilities, I have logged literally thousand of miles on my 19 old van. It's getting hard to even find parts. 

My problem is that I live on a modest disability pension. A GoFundMe account has been started to purchase me a new wheelchair accessible van. The cost of conversion doubles the cost of a van: the floor must be lowered to accommodate my electric wheelchair, the suspension altered, lift installed, wiring changed, locking mechanism installed to secure my chair for me to drive, etc. The estimated cost is $77,000. 

Helping to raise funds for a hospice
Many individuals from across North America who support my disability ministry have generously donated $25, $50, or $100 to support this campaign. Donations can be sent to the GoFundMe account here . https://www.gofundme.com/2rnxyktc or send contributions to my wife LaRee Pickup, 4417-51 Street, Beaumont, AB., Canada, T4X 1C8 or email bank e-transfers to laree@shaw.ca .

 Calvary Community Church in Edmonton, Canada, contributed $1,000. Would your church, pro-life group, or business consider matching their generous contribution? 

Thank you for your consideration.


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