AudioGirl Ministries; A Bold and Active Voice For The Unborn
2010-05-21 · By Editor
EverythingLongBeach.com recently spoke with Lori Rae Martin, Creative Director of AudioGirl Ministries, via email. They talked about the inspirations and challenges of running a nonprofit organization in Long Beach.
How long has AudioGirl Ministries been around? Did it start in Long Beach?
AGM started in May of 2009 and started in Long Beach.
Describe AudioGirl Ministries. Tell us a little about your nonprofit, your mission, the people you serve or your goals.
Founded in 2009 by Sylvia Aimerito and Lori Rae Martin, AudioGirl Ministries is a very active Pro Life Ministry. We believe that Adoption is the loving alternative. And that women in need of healing and men of lost fatherhood need our love and support – not vindictive judgment. We believe that lively prayer, peaceful action, constant education, and a joyful love of life, and babies, are the most effective tools to fight abortion – one baby at a time.
How is AudioGirl Ministries different from similar nonprofits?
I suppose we’re a bit different because we come from the fields of entertainment and advertising which has been helpful in getting our message across.
How is AudioGirl Ministries involved with the community?
Currently we are raising money for an ultrasound machine for a Pro Life clinic in Long Beach. Once the women/girls SEE that it’s an actual living baby they are 85% more likely to choose life!
What are some of the biggest successes AudioGirl Ministries has had?
This is the second ultrasound we’ve acquired and given to a clinic. This simple machine is used daily to change hearts and minds and save innocent lives.
What is the most rewarding part of running AudioGirl Ministries?
Saving lives is the biggie! But also providing resources to the women who now deeply regret having had the abortion is rewarding. Showing them a way out of the darkness, and helping to give them hope and the knowledge that they are deeply loved is a wonderful feeling.
What are the challenges you face — as a nonprofit, as an advocacy group, or in your industry?
The obvious challenge is the on-going argument between us and those who are misguided as to when life does begin. We’ve learned that education is key and with lots of prayer, the most important focus of our ministry. You can’t argue logically with conclusive science. And we’ve learned that when the mind is enlightened, the heart follows.
What are the future plans for AudioGirl Ministries?
Our Future plans are to increase membership and acquire more ultrasound machines. A law may be passed in Oklahoma where it will be mandatory that abortion clinics “show” the ultrasound to the women before scheduling an abortion. That will be a wonderful victory that we hope to have in California and will work passionately for.
Do you have any special events or fundraisers you’d like to tell us about?
Absolutely! Currently we’re selling a CD, “The Living Stations of the Cross”, with all proceeds going towards the purchase of an ultrasound machine.
The CD features eighteen gifted actors who give eyewitness accounts of what it was like to be at the Savior’s Passion. They ask the listener: How would you have felt had you been there at Calvary?
In between stations are poignant songs and insightful narration. The CD announcer is the “Radio Hall and Famer” Charlie Tuna who’s on-air at KEARTH 101. The co-narrator is Sylvia Aimerito, another long-time radio personality who’s also on KEARTH doing a weekend shift. By the way, many of your Long Beach readers may recognize her from her DJ days on Rock-N- Rhythm KNAC. She was music director and had a 10-2 show.
Yours truly did all of the KNAC jingles.
The CD is available for purchase at cdbaby.com.
Please help us save lives…
How can people get involved with AudioGirl Ministries? What do you need — volunteers, donations, etc?
We welcome donations and people who love life and babies! And the level of involvement is very flexible. Primarily Catholic, Team AGM is comprised of people from all walks of life and denominations.
The three qualities all members share: a joyful disposition, a deep faith in Jesus Christ, and a passionate belief in the sanctity of life.
Level One members belong to a team that suits their talents and interests; they attend 2-3 meetings a year.
Level Two members serve on a support team. These prayer warriors help as time permits and serve on the “get the word out” Promotion Team by passing along news about upcoming events via email.
What is the most inspiring advice that you received and who did it come from?
The most inspiring advice? That’s an easy one. I had the tremendous personal and professional honor of my life – I sang for Mother Teresa at Long Beach’s Veteran’s Stadium, “America Welcomes Mother Teresa.”
She caressed my forehead and told me: “Keep singing.”
Not one to argue with a saint, I don’t plan on stopping any time soon. The thing is, that advice is for everyone. We all “sing” in one way or another. Some use music, other use words or their hands, etc. I take it to mean, live passionately and use the gifts God has given you help others. Keep singing!
One Last Thing:
Thank you “Everything Long Beach for this opportunity to talk about our “labor of love.” Your openness shows not only beautiful compassion, but, when taking into consideration the sadly, often divisive subject matter, great courage.
Thank you for being a beacon of light and fair mindedness in the often murky, one-sided world of journalism. Bravo!
AudioGirl Ministries Details:
- Address: 3460 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90808
- Phone Number: 562-429-1965
- Website: http://audiogirlministries.com/