Petition Ministries is a 501(c)(3) non-profit cross-denominational religious organization, developed to conduct Memorial Services to help those wounded by abortion. The innocent babies lost through abortion since Roe v Wade passed in 1973 are symbolically laid to rest and we combine those memorials with a campaign to name the babies and to offer massive prayers to God for mercy at the same time.
By utilizing volunteers across the nation we facilitate petition drives, prayer petitions and memorial services for acknowledging those aborted babies. Our internet based training prepares one-time or ongoing volunteers to conduct the services using the Petition Memorial method as well as for partnering with churches, ministries, and local community groups to bring about community awareness of the effects of abortion on the society. We offer a mechanism to assist those who are affected by abortion to give them a place to grieve and to provide an online registry of names granted to the lost innocents.
Desiree Figg founded Petition Ministries after a decade of lay counselling work with post-abortive women. Her desire to help more than a handful of people every year prompted a heart cry to the Lord. "What can I do, Father?" A series of messages at her home church began to tug on her heart until one evening she laid at the altar before God under the power of the Holy Spirit for a long time. Little did she know at the time that the Lord was "downloading" into her the ministry He would soon birth.
A week later, on the morning before the final class in the 12 week Bible Study she conducts at a local pregnancy support center, she prepared for the Memorial Service, which is the culmination of the healing and restoration program called PACE. She described the memorial table setting to a friend from church on the phone. Suddenly a clear prophetic word began to materialize through her friend's voice during that conversation and in an instant the complete vision for Petition Ministries was born within her. In recognition that this sin has reached a saturation point in our land and with an understanding of the need for repentance and acknowledgment of this "taboo" and controversial subject, Desiree was propelled into action.
Her passion comes through her voice whenever she speaks about it and her zeal and love for God motivate her to go forward in what she admits is a calling that's "...way too big for me, so it must be God." She is available for speaking engagements about this subject which come from a heart of compassion and understanding for the pain many people have experienced regarding abortion. For too long, victims of abortion's cruelty have suffered not only at the hands of heartless abortionists and pro-abort clinics, but they have suffered shame and disgrace from the very people who should embrace them and help them the most - the Followers of Christ! She refuses to condemn or judge those who are broken because of a poor decision made in crisis. She offers the hope, healing and closure God provides through His mercy and grace.
To have Desiree come speak at your group or church, please contact Petition Ministries today. Click here to contact us.