Meet the interns: Will Dyck

What motivated you to join the pro-life movement? What continues to motivate you?

When I woke up to the terrifying reality of abortion, and the fact that 300 precious lives are being ended each day in our country, I couldn’t move on and do nothing about it. And every day I’m only realizing more and more how much of a responsibility I have to cry out against this evil. I’ve only been involved in the pro-life movement since September 2016, but since then I’ve seen countless men and women go from “pro-choice” to “pro-life” in just a short conversation. To know that someone might choose life for their child someday because of our words and actions is an incredible motivation.

When did you first come into contact with CCBR?File 4146

I saw a group of activists in my hometown, and I thought it was awesome that these young people were willing to stand up and defend the most helpless of our kind. I got their contact information, and shortly thereafter they got a CCBR presentation set up for my church. 

What made you choose this organization? 

I’ve done some activism with CCBR, and I can say without a doubt that their methods are effective. The use of abortion victim imagery opens people’s eyes in a way that wouldn’t be possible through conversation alone. I’ve also had the incredible opportunity to get to know some of the staff; the passion they have for defending the rights of the unborn is truly inspiring. I’ve also seen firsthand how important it is to have compassion and love while speaking to people. “Truth without love is ineffective, but love without truth is a lie.” –Devorah Gilman

If you had to name your greatest challenge in joining the pro-life movement, what would it be?

Talking to people much older than me can be difficult at times.

What do you hope you will learn from CCBR this summer? 

I hope to become a more effective tool in God’s plan to end this injustice! Working with other young people who are passionate about pro-life work, as well as receiving more training from the staff at CCBR sounds like an amazing experience.

What has been your best experience in the pro-life movement so far? Why?

My best experience was definitely the Human Right’s Project in Florida this past February. Having the opportunity to go to different universities and conversing with so many students throughout the week was life-changing. I saw hundreds of people reached with the truth about abortion. So many minds were changed. So many lives potentially saved. I also made some awesome friends on the trip. There was something about working together—through the joys and the fears, through the sweat and the tears—that brought us together an in amazing way.

Who inspires you to believe you can make a change? Why?

Alex vande Bruinhorst. I was privileged to get to know Alex during the Human Right’s Project, and I was inspired by his dedication to the pro-life movement. The fact that he was willing to leave everything to work full-time at CCBR made me realize I hadn’t been sacrificing much at all. Also, the way he engages with people while doing activism is very compelling; I have much to learn from him.

If you were a coloured animal, what would you be?

I’d probably be a blue sea turtle. They seem pretty chill (like the turtle in Finding Nemo). They also travel thousands of miles every year, which is awesome. I’m a big fan of migration.

You'll be doing activism outside all summer, so this one's important: ice cream or slushies?

I prefer ice cream most times. But I’ll be cool with either!