Monday, July 21, 2014

Check out Gateway Today for July 2014!

Purposeful Singles by Sia Manjoe, Gateway volunteer counselor

Check out this wonderful article by Sia Manjoe, a volunteer counselor at Gateway Pregnancy Center (Irvington)  entitled ‘Purposeful Singles’. 

It was published in Covenant Treasures magazine a ministry tool 
of Christ Life Ministries Inc.  Brooklyn, New York. 

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Nelson 'Runaway' Diaz interviewed on the 'Day Report' on July 7th.

Listen here as Dr. Day Gardner talks with Nelson “Runaway” Diaz, a motivational speaker and performer, about personal transformation.

Dr. Gardner is the founder and president of the National Black Pro-Life Union on Capitol Hill.

"We realize that if we are to be successful, it is necessary to share information and/or resources as well as 'who gets the credit'. We acknowledge that the real credit for any good thing always goes to GOD -- not man." -  DR. DAY GARDNER President


airs Monday through Friday 



Dr. Gardner is the author of If Not for Grace 
which can be purchased on Amazon. com

As Miss Delaware, Day Gardner made history as the first black woman to be named as a semi-finalist of the internationally renowned Miss America Pageant, breaking through numerous racial and stereotypical roadblocks for others to follow.  
In the late 1980’s, as President and Director of Lipford Corporation, her main achievement was co-designing a $36 million dinner theater and nightclub facility located in the center of Guam's thriving tourist district.  

She has worked as a media consultant at KUAM-TV on Guam, and was an on-air personality and producer with African Broadcasting at the World Trade Center in New York City.

Dr. Gardner has been actively involved in a number of charities. 

Originally a 'Jersey Girl', she spent a year working with the mentally disabled for the ARC of Atlantic County, New Jersey and served meals to Atlantic City's homeless. She also spearheaded an annual toy and clothing drive for needy families in the Atlantic City area. 

A firm supporter of public television, she was a volunteer television co-host for New Jersey Network's fund-raising drives. 

Formerly, she served as the National Director of Black Americans for Life, (an outreach of National Right to Life Committee). 

Presently, Day Gardner is the founder and President of The National Black Pro Life Union, Associate Director of National Pro Life Center on Capitol Hill and an executive member of the National Clergy Council. 

Dr. Gardner is a sought after speaker who travels throughout the United States, is also is a member of many organizations including the American Center for Law and Justice and the Frederick Douglass Foundation.  

A wife and mother, Day Gardner, has written two books--the first, a novel, IF NOT FOR GRACE, is available for purchase online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and right here.


The Day Report delivers top news stories of the day -- from a Christian, pro-life perspective and especially includes those stories usually  ignored by the main stream media.

Guests include leaders from all over the country-- and the world.  

Also includes updates with Elle Stanizewski.
To be a guest on the Day Report contact :   Elle Staniszewski 

Day Gardner / a brief biography

Day Deborah Rica Lipford, now known as Dr. Day Gardner, is a former Miss Atlantic City, (1974) who served as Miss Delaware 1976 and made history by becoming the first African American contestant to place as a top ten semi-finalist at the Miss America pageant.

She was President and Director of Lipford Corporation. Her main achievement was the thematic and interior design the SandCastle Entertainment Complex, a $40 million dinner theater and nightclub facility located in the center of Guam's thriving tourist district.

Gardner worked as a media consultant KUAM Broadcasting in Ordot, Guam and upon returning to the U.S. Mainland was an on-air personality and producer with African Broadcasting at the World Trade Center in New York City.

She is the former National Director of Black Americans for Life, in Washington, D.C., (an outreach of National Right to Life Committee).

Presently, Gardner is the founder and President of The National Black Pro Life Union and Associate Director of National Pro-Life Center on Capitol Hill.

She is also the anchor for the 'Daily Life News with Day Gardner' program for online.
In January 2011, Day Gardner received a Degree from the Faith Evangelical College and Seminary in Tacoma, Washington. 

 Dr. Gardner's first novel, 'IFNOT FOR GRACE' was published in the spring of 2011 and is available in book stores and online. Source: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


BA4L (Black Americans for Life)

Black Americans for Life is a non-partisan, non-profit 501(c)(3)Christian organization committed to protecting the sanctity of all human life from conception to natural death.  We believe that all God’s children are precious and deserve to be protected regardless of race, economic or social status, however, according to statistics black women are at least 4.8 times more likely to abort their babies than non-Hispanic white women.  For this reason, we believe that a particular emphasis on changing the hearts and minds of these women is necessary.

Statement of Faith
  1. We believe there is one God, eternally existing in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
  2. We believe that the Bible is God’s written revelation to man, that it is inspired, authoritative, and without error in the original manuscripts.
  3. We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miraculous works, His substitutionary death, His bodily resurrection, His ascension into heaven, His present ministry of intercession for us, and His return to earth in power and glory.
  4. We believe in the personality and deity of the Holy Spirit, that He performs the miracle of regeneration in new believers--sealing them for the day of redemption--and then indwells them, thus enabling them to live godly lives.
  5. We believe that man was created in the image of God, but because of sin, became alienated from God. But God, while we were still sinners, demonstrated His own love toward us by sending His only Son, Jesus Christ, to die on a cross in our place. Thus, the removal of that alienation was made possible by His grace, and indeed has been applied to everyone who has trusted in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ alone for his salvation. at URBAN FAMILY TALK 

Providing Education - We also seek to connect people with information related to pro-life.
Foundationally, we promote the message of life for the pre-born.

We also connect people with other groups promoting life...

    Dr. Day Gardner, a member of the national advisory council of the Project 21 black leadership network, is the president of the National Black Pro-Life Union.
    In 1976, she became the first black woman to be named as a semi-finalist in the Miss America Pageant (as Miss Delaware). 

    She currently serves as an associate director of National Pro-Life Center on Capitol Hill and an executive member of the National Clergy Council. 

    She is the former national director of Black Americans for Life (an arm of the National Right to Life Committee) and she previously worked with KUAM-TV in Guam and was an on-air personality and producer with African Broadcasting.

    Black Americans for Life (BAL) works with a variety of groups to provide outreach to the Black community and to help save Black babies. 

    Our goal is to educate, identify and activate Black pro-life’s who will work within their local communities to build effective pro-life grass roots groups. BAL has several educational brochures to help educate and organize Black Americans.

    “The right to life is the most fundamental of all civil rights. While the right to education, healthcare, housing, or employment are important, they pale in existence to the right to live, walk, and love among us. We must stop abortion to protect the right to life for preborn children.”
    – Kay James, Founder, Black Americans for Life*
          Kay Coles James was the honored speaker at Gateway Pregnancy Center's Banquet 2011 

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    Wednesday, July 2, 2014

    The Spartan Death Race for Life (DRFL) was a great success!

      Now we are counting on you and others who sponsored to reach our goal of $25,000 by July 5th


    Nelson ‘Runaway’ Diaz made it for 31 hours and 35 minutes.

    He didn’t finish but he also didn’t quit! Personally, I’m so proud to have personally witnessed the dedication, drive, persistence and good Christian witness of this brother… Dean

    Nelson writes:

    I missed the 4pm Saturday time hack by 30 minutes after completing the orienteering challenge It was an awesome experience cut short. Life on God's terms is awesome!

     Beautiful Sunday! Death Race update: I completed the orienteering challenge but missed yesterday's 4pm time hack by 30 minutes. Thanks for the love, prayers, & for supporting my 'Death Race For Life' campaign that benefit the life support mission of! I hope you enjoyed the free downloadable 'Loud Whispers' mp3. I will post death race details shortly. For the record, The Average Man Nelson Runaway Diaz (bib #017 aka Capt. Caveman) DNQ but he DNF. Great event!! #peakdr

    On behalf of Gateway Pregnancy Center, thank you to all who have sponsored Nelson so far.  We still have a way to go.

    The deadline is approaching (July 5th.) so please return your sponsor sheets to the address below by Saturday July 5th.

    Check out some of the photos .. before the race

    Liberty Baptist Church (Union) challenge on 
    May 24, 2014 -  Brandon and Nelson

                                               Packing what is necessary  

                                                                Focusing on the goal        

    Leaving New Jersey  

                                                            At the starting line


    ‘Every man dies but not every man lives’

    Interesting fact: ‘Spartan soldiers were expected to fight without fear and to the last man. Surrender was viewed as the epitome of cowardice, and warriors who voluntarily laid down their arms were so shamed that they often resorted to suicide. According to the ancient historian Herodotus, two Spartan soldiers who missed out on the famous Battle of Thermopylae returned to their homeland disgraced. 

    One later hanged himself, and the other was only redeemed after he died fighting in a later engagement. Even Spartan mothers were known for their do-or-die approach to military campaigns. Spartan women are said to have sent their sons off to war with a chilling reminder: “Return with your shield or on it.” 

    If a Spartan trooper died in battle, he was viewed as having completed his duty as a citizen. In fact, the law mandated that only two classes of people could have their names inscribed on their tombstones: women who died in childbirth and men who fell in combat.’
                                                           Personal Thought: 
     Do we take our Christian life with that kind of seriousness?

    Our time in Pittsfield, Vermont

    One Spartan and One Death Racer!
                Registration@ 6am              

        Nelson begins a ‘short’ 5 1/2 mile hike up Mount Gilke                             
     Hauling rocks


    A pile of homemade axes


                                ... and some logs                


           Rocks and boulders ready for an interesting project -  building a stairway    
                      to Joe's Mountain


     Climbing Bloodroot Mountain Trail Mountain – one boulder at a time!

                                                   Checking the gear              

    Headlamps from three hikers on the Bloodroot Trail at about 10pm

                                              4:30pm:   Saying goodbye for now     

                                    Mike (on the left) filmed for a  documentary

    Keith and Lisa are believers from North Carolina. Keith helped Dean while on Bloodroot        Mountain, late Friday evening, losing some time in the race. We had great fellowship together.
                                              Nelson says goodbye to a new friend from Canada

                                   Nelson says goodbye after 31 plus hours and a job well done      

    The Ultimate Death Race tract ..   Gateway produced was given to a number of hikers on the trail and along our travels in Pittsfield.   

                                                FYI:   About 77 of the original 198 finished

    5:15 am Sunday June 29 2014
    Everyone’s going home!

    Please remember to mail in your sponsor forms by July 5th.  
    to the address below

    To give online click here

    Links to some great information and photos:

    Death Race on Instagram - #peakDR

    Gateway Pregnancy Center  960 Springfield Avenue, Irvington, NJ 07111

    Banquet 2023 ALL DETAILS

      On the night of the banquet, we will be updating our supporters about Mission England 2024 view here the promo video directly from the UK ...