Sydna Masse – Pregnancy Center Banquet Speaker for Hannah Pregnancy Resource Center – October 2017
Sydna Massé is a rare pro-life speaker when she shares her story of walking into an abortion clinic and losing her child. Watch this video to see how a pregnancy center could have made all the difference in her life. Sydna then shares how – years later – a pregnancy center helped her discover God’s healing and grace, helping her to mourn her aborted child at last.
If you’ve never heard an abortion story before, watch this video to learn how difficult and physically painful this choice can be as well as the amazing power of God to heal this sinful choice. If you are searching for your next pro-life event speaker, watch this video! Sydna’s presentations are unique, heartwarming, humorous as she personally relates to the amazing work of pregnancy centers and why individuals and churches should support those efforts.
Sydna Massé is internationally known for her initial work with Dr. James C. Dobson as Focus on the Family’s Manager of Crisis Pregnancy Ministries (1991-1998). Sydna currently serves as President & Founder of Ramah International, an abortion recovery outreach and training organization. She also writes a weekly blog on all aspects of abortion pain and has recently authored the new online Her Choice to Heal abortion recovery healing website.
Sydna Massé experienced an abortion as a teenager while attending a private Christian college. She was one of the first post-abortive women to share her abortion journey publicly on the Focus on the Family broadcast (1992). Over the last 26 years, Sydna has likely heard more post-abortive testimonies than anyone else living in our world today. She is a rare expert on abortion related pain at all levels. She is a nationally recognized leader in the pro-life movement and can relate her experiences to various audiences, representing and educating on how abortion wounds women and impacts our world negatively.
Sydna’s professional credentials include:
Author of the book, Her Choice to Heal: Finding Spiritual & Emotional Peace After Abortion (published by David C. Cook, January, 1999 – Revised: 2009) and many other resources available through Ramah International.
Sydna has been the featured speaker at hundreds of pregnancy center banquets, sharing her testimony to educate audiences on how abortion impacts women and why pregnancy centers are so important!
Sydna’s weekly blogs outline all aspects of the biological, emotional, psychological, spiritual and physical impacts of abortion. They are one-of-a kind writings, documenting post-abortion pain and healing at all levels, revealing the truth that God can heal abortion pain.
She is the originator of Ramah’s new Her Choice to Heal abortion recovery website which will allow a free format for men and women to begin to address their abortion pain privately.
Through Ramah International’s pregnancy center training seminars, Sydna trains an average of 1,500 pregnancy centers, sidewalk counselors and church leaders every year in being more effective with the abortion-vulnerable, particularly those who have already experienced abortion. Her method of delivery includes a detailed training manual along with real stories and examples, helping attendees minister more effectively to those considering abortion.
Sydna is one of the rare female CEOs of an international abortion recovery and pregnancy center non-profit organization. She holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Communications from Michigan State University. She has been married to Tom Massé since 1986 and they have three adult sons – Bruce, Michael, and Daniel. They currently reside in Springdale, Arkansas.
Below are references from some who have had Sydna as a pregnancy center banquet speaker or a keynote speaker at their events:
It was an incredible blessing to have Sydna as our banquet speaker this year. She shares her testimony witl. grace and humility, spotlighting the redemptive work of Christ. Sydna did an amazing job and I am happy to say I have heard only positive comments from banquet attendees and Board members alike! Many attending our banquet said they hadn’t really understood the work we do or the impact we can have in the lives of our clients – Sydna opened their eyes. Our banquet was a huge success, surpassing our financial goal by $4,ooo!
Sydna continued to bless us with an outstanding training, once again sharing her story and the wisdom God has given her. With more than 95 pregnancy workers in attendance and representing 5 states, Sydna taught us, challenged us, and encouraged us in our care of abortion-vulnerable and post-abortive clients.
After spending two days with Sydna, I now consider her a friend. Getting to know her is easy, it is fun – you can laugh with her or cry with her. She is warm, approachable and genuinely interested in touching hearts with the love of Christ.
Having Sydna as our banquet speaker and as a trainer was a wonderful experience for our center – our staff, our volunteers, our donors and supporters. We were blessed not just the two days she was with us, we know those blessings will continue as we serve Christ with new knowledge, wisdom and compassion. THANK YOU SYDNA!
Together for Life,
Expectations Women’s Center
Lewisburg and Williamsport, PA 570.321.8254 Ext. 3
“Sydna Masse, a friend of 20 years, was a keynote speaker at our annual Fellowship Dinner. As a long-time communicator myself, I’d like to make several observations about Sydna’s keynote speaker presentation:
- Sydna was authentic and transparent. MANY told us afterwards how refreshing that facet of her keynote speaker was.
- Sydna not only drew from her own experience but then effectively tied those life lessons in with our present pregnancy center work. This facet made her talk applicable.
- Sydna’s post abortion story, especially discussing the impact on her boyfriend, touched the hearts of many men in our audience who are post-abortive and perhaps never knew there was a way to receive forgiveness and healing.
I would highly recommend Sydna as a pregnancy center banquet speaker for your next pregnancy center fundraising event. God will use her to help you laugh, cry and learn pivotal truths all at the same time.”
Blessings my sister,
Chief Executive Officer
Sanctity of Life Ministries
10380 Democracy Lane
Fairfax, VA 22030
Thank you so much for your participation at Focus on the Family’s “Teacher in Focus” conference. Through the workshop was small, you obviously had a large impact on those who attended. The attendees commented that they really appreciated your sharing your story, and were more motivated to be sympathetic because of hearing it. As one attendee noted, “As a physician in a university setting, I will work much harder on the compassionate side of my pro-life stance as a result of this workshop.” Obviously that is just the kind of impact we hoped that you would have as a keynote speaker. Thank you again for all that you did to make this conference so special.
Vice President, Public Policy
Focus on the Family
Here are some of the topics that Sydna can present as a keynote speaker at your next pregnancy center event.
Presented mainly for pregnancy center events and pro-life functions, as a pregnancy center banquet speaker Sydna Masse presents her personal testimony of having an abortion at 19 while attending a private Christian college. Sydna was the daughter of a Baptist minister who was dating the son of a Methodist minister when they joined the numerous ranks of young Christian couples turning to abortion clinics to “erase their mistake.” The story of God’s grace through the following years and the power of the Holy Spirit to finally direct Sydna to a pregnancy center’s abortion recovery ministry program are a testimony to the healing power and forgiving nature of our Creator. This is a message of hope and peace, which is rarely heard today in abortion discussions.
FORGIVENESS: BREAKING THE CHAINS
In this talk, Sydna shares the emotional story of how the Lord led her to forgive the woman who murdered her friend and neighbor. This simple act of obedience led to the development of Ramah International’s prison post abortion outreach program. Through current prison abortion recovery efforts, it is thought that as many as 85% of incarcerated females could be post-abortive. This stirring message of hope and forgiveness is suitable for any audience.
SIN’S LASTING CONSEQUENCES
Developed for Focus on the Family’s “Life on the Edge” tour, as a keynote speaker Sydna speaks to younger audiences (teens and college chapel services) about her personal testimony of choosing to have an abortion rather than facing the consequences of a crisis pregnancy and how it affected her life. Transparently, Sydna speaks directly to those who are considering a sexual relationship outside of marriage as well as those who are sexually active as to why abstinence is the best option.
A NATIONAL PERSPECTIVE OF THE PREGNANCY CENTER
Sydna’s unique seven-year position as Manager of the Crisis Pregnancy Ministry for Focus on the Family allowed her to become an expert on a movement that is gaining strength and stature in the United States today. Highlighted facts include the areas of service Pregnancy Resource Centers provide, as well as a unique testimony of how a local pregnancy center led her back to the Lord after an abortion experience.
As a banquet speaker this presentation is filled with wonderful stories of how individual pregnancy centers have been used by God to affect many hearts with the gospel. It is perfect for pro-life retreats and conferences as well as pregnancy center banquets. Sydna makes a strong appeal to listeners to become involved in their local pregnancy center on a volunteer basis as well as providing prayer coverage and financial support.
OTHER TOPICS INCLUDE:
- The Power of Regret: post abortion and the Abortion-Minded
- Are You Called to Ministry?
- Avoiding Compassion Fatigue
- Ministering on the Internet
- Internet Web-Site Development
- Abstinence Education in Your Community
- Breaking Sexual Soul Ties in Clients and Volunteers
- Understanding the Abortion Decision Making Cycle
- Developing Your Ministry’s Strategic Plan
- Reaching New Clients
- Establishing and Enhancing your Post-Abortive Ministry Program
- Developing Prison Ministries
- Reaching out to Churched Women
- Ministering to the Sexually Abused
- Volunteer Training
- Other Topics As Requested!
Sydna schedules her own engagements. Email Sydna directly at [email protected] or call 479-445-6070 to book Sydna as a keynote speaker at your next pro-life fundraising event.