Update 03/30/2009: Now over 1,106,033 red envelopes have been sent and/or will be sent to Obama on 03/31/2009.
Update 03/26/2009: Now over 929,000 red envelopes have been sent and/or will be sent to Obama on 03/31/2009.
Update 03/25/2009: I originally posted this on 03/06/2009 with 265,000 envelopes at the time but wanted to bump it up here since we are only 6 days away from the deadline.
Update 03/25/2009: Now over 799,000 red envelopes have been sent to Obama.
Update 03/21/2009: Now over 727,000 red envelopes have been sent to Obama.
Update 03/16/2009: Now over 620,000 red envelopes have been sent to Obama.Psalm 110:3, “Many will volunteer in the day of your power.”
From The Red Envelope Project. If you decide to do this click on link and let them know you did!!!
Below is a letter that has been circulating with a great idea. The message began in silent prayer from a faithful follower who was spending quiet time with God.Dear Friends and Intercessors:
This afternoon I was praying about a number of things, and my mind began to wander. I was deeply distressed at the symbolic actions that President Obama took as he began his presidency. Namely, that he signed executive orders releasing funds to pay for abortions, permission to fund human stem cell research, and federal funding for contraception. I have been involved in the pro-life movement for nearly 20 years, and it pained my heart to see a man and a political party committed to the shedding of innocent blood. This man, and this party lead our country, but they do not represent me or the 54% of Americans who believe that abortion is wrong and should no longer be legal.
As I was praying, I believe that God gave me an interesting idea. Out in the garage I have a box of red envelopes. Like the powerful image of the red LIFE tape, an empty red envelope will send a message to Barack Obama that there is moral outrage in this country over this issue. It will be quiet, but clear.
Here is what I would like you to do:
Get a red envelope. You can buy them at Kinkos, or at party supply stores. On the front, address it to:
President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.
Washington , D.C. 20500
On the back, write the following message.
This envelope represents one child who died in abortion. It is empty because that life was unable to offer anything to the world. Responsibility begins with conception.
Put it in the mail on March 31st, and send it. Then send this website to every one of your friends who you think would send one too. I wish we could send 50 million red envelopes, one for every child who died before having a a chance to live. Maybe it will change the heart of the president.
Warmly, Christ Otto
Let's Send 50 Million red envelopes (and Counting) to the President!