Presented mainly for pregnancy center events and pro-life functions, as a pregnancy center banquet speaker Sydna Masse presents her personal testimony of having an abortion at 19 while attending a private Christian college. Sydna was the daughter of a Baptist minister who was dating the son of a Methodist minister when they joined the numerous ranks of young Christian couples turning to abortion clinics to “erase their mistake.”
The story of God’s grace through the following years and the power of the Holy Spirit to finally direct Sydna to a CPC’s post abortion ministry program are a testimony to the healing power and forgiving nature of our Creator. This is a message of hope and peace, which is rarely heard today in abortion discussions.
FORGIVENESS: BREAKING THE CHAINS
This story was featured in the January, ’99 issue of the Focus on the Family magazine, and the January ’00 issue of Christianity Today. In this talk, Sydna shares the emotional story of how the Lord led her to forgive the woman who murdered her friend and neighbor. This simple act of obedience led to the development of Ramah International’s prison post abortion outreach program. It is Sydna’s experience that 60-80% of women prisoners could be post-abortive. This stirring message of hope and forgiveness is suitable for any audience.
A NATIONAL PERSPECTIVE OF THE PREGNANCY CENTER
Sydna’s unique seven-year position as Manager of the Crisis Pregnancy Ministry for Focus on the Family allowed her to become an expert on a movement that is gaining strength and stature in the United States today. Highlighted facts include the areas of service Pregnancy Resource Centers provide, as well as a unique testimony of how a local pregnancy center led her back to the Lord after an abortion experience.
As a banquet speaker this presentation is filled with wonderful stories of how individual pregnancy centers have been used by God to affect many hearts with the gospel. It is perfect for pro-life retreats and conferences as well as pregnancy center banquets. Sydna makes a strong appeal to listeners to become involved in their local pregnancy center on a volunteer basis as well as providing prayer coverage and financial support.
SIN’S LASTING CONSEQUENCES
Developed for Focus on the Family’s “Life on the Edge” tour, as a keynote speaker Sydna speaks to younger audiences (teens and college chapel services) about her personal testimony of choosing to have an abortion rather than facing the consequences of a crisis pregnancy and how it affected her life. Transparently, Sydna speaks directly to those who are considering a sexual relationship outside of marriage as well as those who are sexually active as to why abstinence is the best option.
OTHER TOPICS INCLUDE:
- The Power of Regret: post abortion and the Abortion-Minded
- Are You Called to Ministry?
- Avoiding Compassion Fatigue
- Ministering on the Internet
- Internet Web-Site Development
- Abstinence Education in Your Community
- Breaking Sexual Soul Ties in Clients and Volunteers
- Understanding the Abortion Decision Making Cycle
- Developing Your Ministry’s Strategic Plan
- Reaching New Clients
- Establishing and Enhancing your Post-Abortive Ministry Program
- Developing Prison Ministries
- Reaching out to Churched Women
- Ministering to the Sexually Abused
- Volunteer Training
- Other Topics As Requested!
Sydna Masse schedules her own engagements. Email Sydna directly at [email protected] or call 479-445-6070. All Sydna’s honorariums go directly to Ramah International to support their efforts to reach abortion vulnerable and post abortive wounded hearts.
Sydna’s professional credentials include:
Author of the book, Her Choice to Heal: Finding Spiritual & Emotional Peace After Abortion (published by David C. Cook, January, 1999 – Revised: 2009) and many other resources available through Ramah International.
Creator of one of the few abortion recovery programs relating to abortion’s pain and God’s healing – Her Choice to Heal Abortion Recovery Guide and Journey in Ramah devotional.
Sydna has been the featured pro-life keynote speaker at hundreds of pregnancy center banquets, sharing her testimony to educate audiences on how abortion impacts women and why pregnancy centers are so important!
Sydna is one of the rare female CEOs of an international abortion recovery and pregnancy center non-profit organization. She holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Communications from Michigan State University. She has been married to Tom Massé since 1986 and they have three adult sons – Bruce, Michael, and Daniel. They currently reside in Springdale, Arkansas.