Letters of Recommendation

To the Body of Christ:

I would like to highly recommend the ministry of David Benrexi-- his  music and his pro-life message.

We usually have one week a year a special Sunday devoted to the pro-life  message and this year we had David in for something "different". And it was  "different"-- it was excellent in fact. He presented some good apologetics for  the pro-life stance in a very loving, Biblical fashion and challenged us to  be involved in an easy practical way to help women considering decisions  regarding their unplanned pregnancy. His message in Word and song and his challenge  touched the hearts of the Christians in my church.

David did not get into anything that would be theologically debatable.  His presentation would be perfect for any Bible believing church. David is very committed to the call of God on his life and yet is very  humble and kind. Get him to come to your church-- you will not regret your  decision.

---Pastor Joseph F. Toomey
Mon-Valley Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, Charleroi, PA

To Whom It May Concern:

Mr. David Benrexi made a presentation at all weekend Masses here several weeks ago. His message was very well received by me, my associate, and members of the congregation.

His presentation is well balanced and sensitive. He is pro-life in the best sense of the word. While clearly indicating the need to address and counter the abortion mentality in this country, he also expresses a Christian sensitivity toward those who have had an abortion, in hopes of bringing them around through loving understanding. He does not alienate people by being condemnatory, but calls them to a change of heart in the gentle style of Jesus.

I am very pleased to recommend him to the clergy and laity of any congregation who see an urgent need to protect the preborn from the abortion mentality so sadly evident in our country and many other places throughout the world.

Along with Dave Benrexi and other pro-life advocates, let us continue to work together to protect all of Godís children, both born and preborn. God bless you.

Sincerely,

---Msgr. William G. Charnoki, Pastor
St. Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic Church, Indiana, PA
Thank you so much for your ministry of 'Pink or Blue?' I still cry every  time I hear the song. I have sent this CD to a center in Sheridan, WY. It is  very new, and not up and running yet, but they will have a good start with this  special CD. I also sent one to Casper Pregnancy Center. I know the director  there and she will be so blessed to have this. I also sent one to Green  River, a new center that will be opening very soon, so you see David, your ministry  is moving across the west with just one phone call to me. I have put this CD  in the hands of people that I know will be blessed by it. Thank you for your  willingness to serve the Lord in this wonderful capacity. God's blessings on  you in your endeavor to get the word out.

---Jackie Greer
Director, Abba's House, Riverton, WY

Hi David, It was such a nice time speaking with you last week. I received  the CD’s. I have listened to the CD. It is wonderful and I can see how it  will minister to these girls. God bless and have a great day.

---Jeniece Learned
Director, Pregnancy Services, Sharon, PA

Dear David: I want to personally thank you for the 50 CD’s and booklets that you gave to  our ministry. What a blessing! It’s so nice to hear from people like you  that take abortion seriously and want to do something about it.

---Marietta Montalvo
Founder, The CROSSing Maternity Home,  Pottsville, PA

To Whom It May Concern:

Mr. David Benrexi made a presentation at all weekend Masses here several weeks ago. His message was very well received by me, my associate, and members of the congregation.

His presentation is well balanced and sensitive. He is pro-life in the best sense of the word. While clearly indicating the need to address and counter the abortion mentality in this country, he also expresses a Christian sensitivity toward those who have had an abortion, in hopes of bringing them around through loving understanding. He does not alienate people by being condemnatory, but calls them to a change of heart in the gentle style of Jesus.

I am very pleased to recommend him to the clergy and laity of any congregation who see an urgent need to protect the preborn from the abortion mentality so sadly evident in our country and many other places throughout the world.

Along with Dave Benrexi and other pro-life advocates, let us continue to work together to protect all of Godís children, both born and preborn. God bless you.

Sincerely,

---Msgr. William G. Charnoki, Pastor
St. Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic Church, Indiana, PA
Dear David and Jo,

On behalf of the Life Hope Pregnancy Care Center, I would like to thank you for your recent generous donation to the Center.  The clients will be truly blessed by hearing truth from your message of healing and hope.
As you may know, the Center is committed to assisting women who carry to term by providing our clients with clear and accurate information regarding prenatal development, abortion, STDs, abstinence, parenting, and relationship training,
Your support of the work done here is very much appreciated.  Please feel free to drop by any time for a visit.


Yours in Christ,
Carla Dooley,
Director Life Hope, Woodland, WA

Dear David and Jo,

We received the case of 'Pink or Blue?'  Thank you so much.  I know God will use them to touch many hearts of moms to choose life for their babies.  May Jesus shower you with graces throughout the coming year.  I look forward to seeing you again when you are back in the area. 

 Thank you for Life,

Diane Kilarski
Birthright Director, Hammond, IN

"Pink or Blue" is important for the pro-life movement and for our society.  David through his music is touching souls so they know our Fatherís love for them. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is the incarnate Love of our Father, which is the only way we will end abortion and save our country. God bless David for pointing to the perfect model and way.

Fred Martinez
Founder of  the Juan Diego Society crisis pregnancy center and author of "Hidden axis of Evil"

I’m so glad to see that you are fighting the good fight. I listened to  most of the songs from your CD "Pink or Blue?" I’m impressed with the violin,  and the guitar playing-- very skilled musicians you have there. The guitar  introduction to "Be Merciful Unto Me O God" is especially beautiful. And in  "Pink or Blue?" the way guitar and violin are combined with the singing,  especially with the interplay between the violin and singer, is quite dynamic and  pleasing to the ear. The flow of the music is a lot more fluid and natural than I  typically hear from modern music. I hope that you’re able to get this CD out  to thousands of women.

---Terry Bohannon
Houston Baptist University webmaster,  www.abortionessay.com

I have known David for over five years now. Over that time, I have seen him  grow and develop as a musician and especially as a psalmist. His songs  reflect the deep love he has for the Father, and the deeper love the Father has for  him. He has a worshipper’s heart, and a desire to bless and encourage the  body of Christ. We have given Dave an "open door" so to speak, to come and share  his songs with us. We have always been blessed by his music and I’m sure you  would be also. I give him my full and heartfelt recommendation.

---Pastor Carmen Butler
Allegheny Valley Church of God, Arnold, PA


David and Jo Benrexi have such passionate hearts for Jesus and have displayed  character and integrity, along with a desire to work with the Body of Christ.  I have known David and Jo for about six years, and during that time, they  have shown themselves to be very caring, committed people. They complement each  other in their giftings, and seek for others to walk in their own God-given  giftings also. They possess a passion for bringing others into the Father’s  presence through praise and worship. I am confident they will be an asset in  whatever door the Lord opens to them, and I recommend them without any  reservation.

---Pastor Greg Blythe
Dayspring Christian Center, Tarentum, PA
The secular world has done an excellent job of convincing women that the  words "choice" and "women’s rights" apply to the fate of the unborn child. As  children of God we need to counter this message with the truth of the gospel.  But the message must be presented in a format that effectively reaches an  audience hardened by worldly thinking. Enter David Benrexi.

Several months ago, David contacted me to share his vision for a music  ministry targeting abortion-minded women. As the director of a Christian  ministry and pregnancy care center, I welcomed his offer of a free case of CDs for  distribution to our clients. The majority are single women in the 19-24 age  range. Many face decisions regarding unplanned pregnancies without a saving  relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ or knowledge of the gospel.

Through  music, David gently encourages the listener to think about the sacredness of life,  while offering a message of love and hope to those who have made choices  contrary to God’s will. David is using his musical gifts to glorify God. In my conversations  with him, his love for Jesus Christ and commitment to this ministry are evident.

He has committed his time and resources to this project, supplying "Pink or  Blue?’ CDs to pregnancy centers around the nation. I encourage you to support  David Benrexi in working to save lives and families in this country to the  glory of God.

---Marilyn Mori
Director ARK Family Resource Center, Belle Vernon, PA
I am a Catholic priest of the Diocese of Allentown, (PA), pastor of two small parishes: St. Joseph (Pottsville) and St. Francis deSales (Mt. Carbon). I invited David Benrexi of Zephaniah 3:17 Ministries to speak at all of the Masses at my two parishes on the weekend of August 23-24, 2003. I did so without having had prior personal acquaintance with him. I decided to take this risk because I believed that it would do my parishioners good to hear a presentation by a fellow Christian who is ardently pro-life and who has a unique ministry within the pro-life movement.

I am happy to say that I was entirely pleased with David’s presentation. It was easy to listen to, simple, and effective. During his presentation, he played (on a CD player) a song that touched the hearts of the listeners-- a poem he had set to music. Afterwards, he stood in the vestibule of the church in order to give people the opportunity to purchase the CD or a pro-life bumper sticker, if they cared to do so. He was discreet and did not exercise any pressure.

David’s presentation is, wisely, non-sectarian, appropriate for any Christian congregation, indeed for any congregation that is open to the simple and profound message that unborn life is sacred, and that the unwed mother is to be provided with every encouragement to do the right thing for her child.

David asked me to provide this letter of endorsement, in the hope that it might encourage other clergy to allow him to speak to their congregations. I am happy to do so.

In Christ Jesus the Lord,
---Edward B. Connolly
I met David at the Heartbeat International Conference held in Pittsburgh, PA.  He shared with me the vision for this CD ‘Pink or Blue?’, and gave me fifty  of these CD’s to take back to our Pregnancy Crisis Center. I thanked him and  told him that I would use them in some way at the center.

The first time  that I listened to this CD, I thought how different it was, the lyrics, the  music. It was unlike any music that I had ever heard. I found myself wanting to  listen to it over and over again. What really got me was the messages in the  songs. These are powerful songs that carry powerful messages about life. In  each song, God’s message is definitely to be heard.

I believe this CD will  minister to all abortion-minded clients. If you are looking for something  different, a powerful tool to be used in ministering to the abortion-minded client,  this is it!

---Michelle Waldrop
Director, Brighter Day Ministries, Covington, GA

Dear David and Jo,

Thank you for so generously giving the House of Ruth fifty ‘Pink or  Blue?’ CD’s. We have been giving them out, knowing that each prospective mother  will be encouraged and blessed. Last Thursday, a 20-year-old client with a positive test was considering  an abortion. It was awesome to see her spirit soften, as we gave her  information on abortion and fetal development. My volunteer also gave her the CD,  knowing it would further encourage her to carry to term. Thank you for providing this resource to us. May God bless you both  richly. Yours for the unborn,

---Merrilyn Jones
Director, House of Ruth, Cottonwood, AZ

Mindful of music’s penetrating influence on the human heart, I look  forward to the fruitful impact Zephaniah 3:17 Ministries’ "Pink or Blue?" CD  project will have on confused teen mothers who are struggling with an unplanned  pregnancy. Indeed "Pink or Blue?" is a valuable tool for America’s crisis  pregnancy centers to share free of charge with their clients. For many unwed teens,  "Pink or Blue?" will bring immediate understanding, hope for the future, and  abiding devotion to their once unwanted child. As a result, children will  escape the abortionists cold, steel instruments, and God will be glorified.

---Royce Dunn
Founder of Life Chain and President of Please Let Me Live
I have listened to "Pink or Blue?" and am impressed. This can be a very  useful new pro-life tool, especially for an unmarried young woman.

 --- J. C. Willke, MD
President of Life Issues Institute www.lifeissues.org
  Thank you for the work you are doing on behalf of pregnant young women  and their pre-born children. We will pray for God’s continued blessings on this  ministry. It is also our prayer that the Holy Spirit will use this music to  touch hearts and change lives. We will make every attempt to distribute the  CDs to all who are willing to listen to it. Thank you again for your work.

---Cristal Evans
Director, Life-Way Pregnancy Clinic, Latrobe, PA
  Dear David,

Thank you so much for visiting Holy Ghost. It is such a joy to meet people like you who are so filled with Christ's love and peace. May our Lord continue to grant you good health so you will continue to bring comfort and healing to God's children.

Love,

Father Joseph Bennett

Holy Ghost Church, South Holland, IL

Dear David:

Thank you so much for ministering to us and to our congregation this morning.  It was both a special blessing and a JOY to have you with us, and might I say, your music touched us all.  Please feel free to come and visit with us any time the Lord so leads you.  Bring your wife and family along also, weíd like to meet them too.

 Until we meet again, thank you once more for the lovely visit.  May Godís grace & peace be multiplied to you.

Mike & Debbie Mrasz, Pastors
Blessed Community Church, Vandergrift, PA

 

Dear Friends:

 

I would like to introduce you to David Benrexi, a singer, songwriter, and speaker for the cause of Christ and the un-born.  I had David in the Black Lick Circuit some months ago, and he shared his ďPink or Blue?Ē project.  Davidís presentation was well received and his heart for God and for the un-born is refreshing.  This ministry is well worth supporting and God is surely blessing David.

 

Jason McQueen, Pastor
Black Lick United Methodist Church

 

David:

It is with highest regard and great pleasure that we enjoyed your ministry presence with us during our Sunday morning worship. A unity of Spirit was evident immediately upon your arrival. Having worked with a number of different ministries throughout the years I can truly say your respect and concern to complement the ministry at our church, instead of standing out on your own, was extremely refreshing. Everyone, of all ages, richly enjoyed your talents and gifting from our Savior. The only regret was that we didn't have you address us for a longer time period during the service.

I have already recommended you to other colleagues of mine and would heartily recommend you and your ministry to any group interested in a fresh approach in saving the unborn and reaching young mothers for Christ's Kingdom!

May the Lord richly bless your days ahead in ministry with Him.

In HIS service,

Rev. Gary A. Koontz, Pastor
West Hills Alliance Church, Moon Township, PA