By: Tina Whittington, SFLA Assistant Director
As the news broke last week about the tragic death of Crossroads Pro-Life walker, Andrew Moore, the team at Students for Life was at once shocked and then saddened for the Moore family and the Crossroads team. While we did not know Andrew personally the story of his life, as it has come out in bits and pieces from his friends and family, has painted for us a picture of a true man of courage.
Andrew was a young man who had a passion and calling to defend the defenseless and give help to the helpless. Through the time he spent praying and sidewalk counseling at abortion facilities, helping at pregnancy resources centers, and dedicating his summer to walking across the country with Crossroads he exemplified what it means to be pro-life. It is about bravely rolling up your sleeves and jumping in to do the messy work of helping broken people in a hurting world. As Andrew lived it out, being pro-life is standing with a woman as she chooses life for her child and helping her find the resources that she needs to create a positive family environment to raise that child in.
About 10 months ago we lost two of our beloved team members in a car accident involving a drunken driver. The loss of Jon Sharfenberger, Kortney Blythe-Gordon and her pre-born daughter Sophie was the most difficult thing we had ever walked through as a team. One of the great comforts to us was to look back on their lives and see how they had the courage to stand up for the pre-born and help resource mothers and families facing crisis. In Ephesians 2:10 it says, “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them,” we knew that they had walked in and carried out the call God had given them, leaving behind a legacy of Life, and that brought us immeasurable comfort.
Just like Jon and Kortney, Andrew Moore walked in the good works that Christ had prepared for him with dedication, passion, and selfless courage. In doing the ordinary: praying, counseling, and helping at pregnancy centers, Andrew accomplished the extraordinary: saving babies lives and positively impacting their mothers’ lives leaving behind his own legacy of Life.
Please join us in continuing to pray for the Moore family and the Crossroads team during this difficult time. And consider making a tax-deductible donation through Crossroads Pro-Life, to help with funeral arrangements here: