Meet the interns: Angela Wikkerink

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

There are many babies being killed every day; where is our voice for those who are defenseless and silent? What motivates me is that my life is not my own, but belongs to God, and how am I using my life for the glory of God and my neighbour?   

 When did you first come into contact with CCBR?  

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I heard about it from my friend Kim Keegstra who did the internship last year. 

What made you choose this organization?

When Kim and I saw each other again after she returned last year,  we started talking. We discovered we had so many connections between her experience at CCBR and my experience at Summit Ministries in Colorado. I was excited to hear how well CCBR presents the truth and teaches people to effectively convey the truth publicly. 

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

My greatest challenge would be speaking up in public and not shying away.

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

I want to learn how to lovingly defend the truth and put it into action.

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

Working with ARPA Canada in my home town. We set up blue and pink flags in town representing how many babies are aborted in Canada each year and then we spoke with various people on the street about abortion.

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

There are many people in history who inspire me. God uses many people to show Himself and His greatness through their weaknesses and their strengths, but most of all you can see how God shows Himself throughout history. God uses ordinary people to do His work. That is very inspiring!                                                                          The Apostle Paul is very inspiring, He grew up as an avid persecutor of the church but by God’s grace and sovereign plan God took him and used him for His glory. It is such an encouragement to see how Paul trusts in the Lord and is so bold. The way in which he reasons with people is very wise and again, really inspires me.

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

I would be an elegant buckskin mare with soft, gentle brown eyes.

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

Ice Cream!