History of the Mission
Missionaries to the Preborn was founded in September
of 1990 in the city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After
reading Earl Parvin's book, Missions USA, Rev.
Matt Trewhella realized that although Christianity
affirms the humanity of the preborn child and
affirms that abortion is murder, not one of the
over 400 Christian missions operating in America
had targeted the preborn child as its people group.
Missionaries to the Preborn is the first Christian
mission in America dedicated to the ministry of
our preborn neighbor.
Since the mission began, six of the eight abortion
clinics in Milwaukee have closed down, fourteen
Abortionists have stopped murdering babies, nearly
700 babies have been rescued from death, and scores
of people have been converted to Christ, including
parents of the babies, government officials and
Some question whether Missionaries To The Preborn
is in keeping with the historic definition of
a Christian mission. Listen to these words by
missiologist J. Herbert Kane.
"Nor was this love confined to a passion
for souls. With the love of God poured into their
[missionaries] hearts by the Holy Spirit (Ro 5:5),
they overflowed with love to others-not just their
souls, but their bodies as well They loved them
as persons, not just as potential converts; and
they tried to minister to the needs of the whole
man: body, mind and soul.
missionaries went where others would not go, and
remained with the people they loved through famine,
flood, plague, pestilence, and war. Often they
endangered their own lives to save the lives of
others. They may not have raised the dead; but
they healed the sick, fed the poor, and clothed
the naked. They cared for widows and orphans.
They took in abandoned baby girls, fed, clothed,
and educated them..."