Sample Banquet Video
As a keynote speaker, Sydna Masse has been helping pregnancy centers, pro-life organizations and churches raise funds for their vital efforts since 1993. Sydna Masse schedules her own speaking engagements. Email Sydna directly at email@example.com
or call 479-445-6070 to book Sydna as an inspirational keynote speaker
at your next fundraising event. All Sydna's honorariums go directly to Ramah International to support their efforts to reach wounded hearts.
Sydna Masse is a nationally recognized leader in the pro-life movement and can
relate her experiences to various audiences. These events include Pregnancy Care Center Banquets, women's events, abstinence rallies, church services and more.
Currently Sydna Masse serves as President of Ramah International, a
post abortion outreach organization. She is the author of the book, Her Choice to Heal: Finding Spiritual & Emotional Peace After Abortion as well as many of the resources available through Ramah Resources
Sydna Masse has had her testimony featured in many national publications including:
- Focus on the Family magazine, January 1999 issue -- "Forgiveness: Breaking the Chains,"
- Spirit-Led Woman, October/November, 2006 -- "Healing Post-Abortion Pain"
- Concerned Women of America -- Family Voice magazine -- January, 1999 issue
- Pastor's Family magazine, November/December, 1999 issue -- "Abortion in a Pastor's Home,"
- Single Parent Family -- April, 1999 issue -- "End of Innocence"
- HomeLife -- April, 1999 issue -- "Book of the Month Feature"
- Pentecostal Evangel -- January, 2000 issue -- "Finding Forgiveness"
- At the Center -- On going contributions (www.atcmag.com)
- LifeLines -- Spring, 2000 issue -- "Beauty for Ashes"
- Today's Christian Woman -- May/June, 2001 issue -- "Prolifers in Action"
- Christianity Today
Sydna also serves on a national team with Prison Fellowship --
"Operation Starting Line" - whose goal is to reach every US prisoner with the
message of God's salvation within the next five years.
Below are reference letters from those who have had Sydna as an inspirational keynote speaker at their events:
Dear Friend of Life,
I have known Sydna Massé since the beginning of my work with Priests for Life in the early '90's. It has been my pleasure to collaborate with her in various ways and to watch the ministry of Ramah International grow and reach more and more people in need of post-abortion healing.
My work, nationally and internationally, has brought me into contact with every variety of post-abortion healing program and with a wide range of leaders. Yet the work of very few has impressed me as much as that of Sydna Massé. Both in her writing an her speaking, she combines clarity and compassion with expert skill. S he has a profound understanding of abortion and the way it wounds the human body and soul, and is capable of ministering the healing of Christ to people of all denominations.
I give the work of Sydna Massé and Ramah International my enthusiastic endorsement and encourage leaders and organizations to take advantage of this powerful resource.
Fr. Frank Pavone
Co-Founder, Priests for Life
Thank you so much for your very difficult, very necessary, very God-driven, very personal message last night. You are a servant to the most high God and I was blessed to be with you.
The comments I've heard are all extremely positive, "wonderful Speaker." There was a 31% increase in contributios and pledges compared to 2007.
God is so faithful and I praise Him for your ministry. May you sense God's presence in and with you as you go about your days.
The Crossing Pregnancy Support Services
Dear Ramah Inernational,
I wanted to let you know that Sydna did an excellent job with our banquet. We have heard so many positive remarks, about the way she drew people into her story, how she spoke sensitively and yet had an appeal that men could also relate to. She also wove in the ministry of our own center to keep that front and foremost to our guests which our board members felt was a very positive quality.
We enjoyed having her and would highly recommend her to any other pregnancy resource center as a speaker. I truly appreciate all your help.
Choices Pregnancy Center
I highly recommend Sydna Masse for your next fundraising banquet. Sydna effectively and sensitively shares her testimony of abortion and healing, without being overly dramatic. Sydna relates well to her audience-- both men and women have very positive things to say. In sharing her story, she credits God for the forgiveness and healing she has received.
As the director of a pregnancy help medical clinic I found Sydna to be very interested in the needs of our clinic. She truly wants to know what your goals are and she weaves them into her presentation. She is sensitive to the time limitations of a fundraising banquet. Sydna is a skilled and polished speaker, yet very down to earth. Your audience will want to get to know her and she is happy to stick around to sign copies of her books and to interact with your donors.
Care Net Pregnancy and Resource Clinic
Thank you so much for a touching evening at our 2004 Fundraising Dinner last November. Our donors said you were engaging, direct, powerful and personal. You presented the pain of abortion so clearly, but left us with a message of hope. After your testimony many of the women who were suffering silently that evening are now experiencing God's forgiveness, healing, and restoration through our after-abortion Bible study support group!
Blessings on you as you communicate the truth and destruction of abortion both to women, men, and their families.
Gayle Allbritton, Center Director
Laurel Pregnancy Center
Obviously in this life time I could never thank you enough for your extraordinary efforts for Life Choices and Faulkner County! I know you served as the Lord led and not for earthly praise or thanks, but I am compelled to communicate my gratitude inn this simple letter, not just for the events you participated in, but for allowing God to use you in more ways than you may expect.
As you know, Pastor Henry Horton of Antioch Baptist Church in Conway, and I were working on bringing in a national speaker separately when we realized we were working for the same objective. When Pastor shared with me that he wanted you to come for five days of ministry, I was thrilled to be involved.
Remember when I was fearful? It seemed like door were closing to the public schools after an amazing first day. You taught me so much by your quiet confidence in God's plan for your week here. I thought, "What have I gotten everyone into? I will never be able to pull this off." Then your unselfish spirit calmed and challenged me. God said to me, "You haven't gotten anyone into anything. I am moving people to hear Sydna's message of regret and hope AND you don't have to pull anything off . . . just keep up!" How arrogant I was to think I had done anything. God is so gracious to forgive and use us in spite of our many faults, to pick us up and dust us off and encourage us to keep going, keep doing, but remember Who is doing the "pulling off"!
How awesome that almost 1500 high school students heard your story of deep regret and consequences from not waiting for God's best . . . marriage. And then to hear even in regret that there is hope! Every aspect of your time with us will have an eternal impact on this community.
I would recommend your ministry and the format incorporated here in Faulkner County, AR to anyone who wants to share the truth about abstinence, abortion, marriage, and hope within their community.
God moved . . .
Teens and parents listened . . .
We will never be the same!
Elaine Baldwin, Executive Director
Life Choices, Inc.
To Whom it May Concern:
Sydna Massé, President of Ramah International, has been the most effective speaker we have ever had for our Annual Banquet and Silent Auction. Financially more gave and pledged than larger groups in the past. Overall, she was a phenomenal speaker that spoke to the hearts of all who came.
Two examples follow:
We know of one young man who attended the event that was pro-choice. After hearing Sydna, he stated that he was enthralled by her presentation. It has caused him to reconsider his position from a new aspect.
A young woman who opened up this year about her abortion 11 years ago volunteered at the event. Although she repented, she still felt that it was the right choice for her situation. She stated after hearing Sydna that it caused her to see it in a new light. In tears she said she felt that no one understood what she went through, but Sydna's experience was almost identical. It caused her to relate and begin the path of complete healing and restoration.
I would highly recommend Sydna for any event, fundraiser, volunteer training, donor appreciation, etc. Not only is she skilled at effectively reaching any age group, but her heart and genuineness bring about the truth in a powerful and loving way. We will certainly have her come back for more events to come!
Confidence Pregnancy Center
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. Thank you again for all that you did to make this conference so special.
Vice President, Public Policy
Focus on the Family
Thank you so much for speaking at our Annual Dinner this year! Twice while you were talking, I managed to tear my attention away from you briefly to glace around the room. People were truly "hanging on your every word." You made the feelings of a young woman experiencing abortion so clear. We have had wonderful comments from people who have attended or dinners many times saying things such as: "This is the best banquet yet," or "Sydna was so moving!" Sydna, thank you again. It was truly a pleasure to have you with us. We will continue to pray for you, for Tom and the boys and for your ministry!
Mona L. Ballard
CareNet Pregnancy Information Center of Berkley
"Thank you for sharing your knowledge about Post Abortion Syndrome (PAS), and your incredible personal experience for us for our Fundraising Banquet in November. As the President of Ramah International, you were able to communicate how very important this ministry is and how each individual can help support our work. Most importantly is how you gave the hope of a new future for those that can choose to heal.
It was a blessing to get the responses from women that were at the banquet as well as the men. Some purchased your book and others knew they could go through our ministry outreach program. There was an overall understanding of why the post-abortive individual is important in pro-life efforts.
We will continue to pray for you as you are called to speak for future ministries, colleges, debates or governmental committees. May you help them acknowledge that PAS is no respecter of persons in social economic classes!"
The Bradford Pregnancy Care Center
"I would like to thank you for once again being a guest on Beverly LaHaye Today. We are always glad to have you on the show to discuss post abortion syndrome and your own personal experiences. Your testimony that healing comes through Christ is encouragement to every women going through this. I know that our listeners appreciate your advice and insight into this issue. Keep up the good work and continue to stand for righteousness!"
Producer, Beverly LaHaye Today,
Concerned Women of America
Below are some of the topics that Sydna can present as a keynote speaker at your event.
Presented mainly for CPC events and pro-life functions, this talk
presents Sydna Masse's 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 CPC's post abortion 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
This story was featured in the January, '99 issue of the Focus on the
Family magazine, and the January '00 issue of Christianity Today. 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. It is Sydna's experience that
60-80% of women prisoners 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,
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 on Pregnancy Resource Centers
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 CPC's provide, as well as a unique testimony of how a local center led
her back to the Lord after an abortion experience.
This presentation is filled with wonderful stories of how individual
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 crisis pregnancy center banquets. Sydna makes
a strong appeal to listeners to become involved in their local 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 Masse schedules her own speaking engagements. Email Sydna directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 479-445-6070 to book Sydna as an motivational keynote speaker
at your next fundraising event. All Sydna's honorariums go directly to Ramah International to support their efforts to reach wounded hearts.