A few short months ago, the mother of the child pictured here was entering the Family Planning Associates abortion center in Bakersfield, intending to abort her baby. Someone on the sidewalk handed her a card from our AbortionPillBaby.com ministry, and a few weeks later she called asking for help.
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Many years ago, Terri Palmquist envisioned a new kind of housing ministry for needy pregnant women. Over the past few weeks, doors have begun to open to help bring that vision closer to reality.
While seeking housing arrangements for a client (“Lori,” whose baby was saved during 40 Days for Life), Terri learned that the property she had been hoping to use for housing pregnant women is now available. After working out some logistics with the property owner, Terri began informing some LifeSavers Ministries volunteers of the need. Arrangements were quickly made for property cleanup, repairs, and helping Lori move in. Terri has dubbed the facility “Hawaiian Gardens.” Lori moves in today!
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Early on a Sunday morning last September, we received an urgent message from Elisa, a mother in Newark NJ who had taken the RU486 (mifepristone) abortion pill but now wanted to save her baby.
We just received another message from Elisa informing us that “with all your blessings and prayers I proudly delivered my first baby girl after 7 boys Monday April 19.” Elisa went on to tell us that she named her baby Emily and she “is perfect in every way!”
When Elisa had first contacted us in September, we located Dr. Jean Golden-Tevald (with the help of Dr. George Delgado), who administered progesterone injections for two weeks and then provided Elisa with progesterone pills for the next 8-10 weeks. We also put Elisa in touch with Erin from El Paso, the mother of our first “abortion pill baby,” who provided Elisa with practical encouragement from her own experience. Read more »
St. Gianna’s Maternity Home has provided essential help for LifeSavers Ministries clients, providing a local place for us to send homeless pregnant women. Without this home being open, some of these babies would have undoubtedly been aborted, and their mothers would be experiencing a lifetime of regret. Most of the pregnant women who have been helped by St. Gianna’s have been referred from LifeSavers Ministries.
Now St. Gianna’s Maternity Home is experiencing a crisis. The ministry was already struggling for funds before the unexpected death last month of founder Amanda Fimbres-Baeza. But now the problems have intensified.
To help raise funds to keep the maternity home’s doors open, a 48 hour telethon will be held beginning on Friday, June 5 at 8 am and ending Sunday, June 7 at 8 am. The telethon will be located at the maternity home, 3811 Mt. Vernon Ave. in Bakersfield, featuring all day activities, with music, food, a live concert and a talent show. For more information, call 872-BABY.
A memorial service was held Friday, April 3, for Annaliz Angel Loza, who died inside her mother’s womb at 5 months gestation. The baby’s 17-year-old parents, Jennifer and John, were courageous in choosing life for their baby in spite of the fact that Jennifer has lupus and several people insisted that she should abort the baby. Read more »
|The first life-saving encounter in the new TLC (Traveling Life Center) on February 24, 2009 (the day before the beginning of 40 Days for Life).|
LifeSavers Ministries now has a new "Traveling Life Center " ("TLC") which will enable us to offer services more easily in outlying areas. Although the TLC is not fully set up as a mobile pregnancy help center yet, God has already been using it to help save babies from abortion as it is stationed outside Bakersfield’s Family Planning Associates abortion center. Many thanks to David and Grace Madruga of Grace Electric for the generous donation of their RV!
LifeSavers Ministries continues to need financial help for this project, to help cover the insurance, gas, signs and equipment, and hopefully eventually a portable ultrasound machine!
We are in need of small feminine items such as perfume or lotion and small gift bags. We use these items for post-abortion gifts we offer to women leaving after abortions. We also include helpful information such as a booklet entitled "The Story of A Perfect Love" (which contains the Gospel of John), a pamphlet on healing after abortion and Gospel tracts. We can use about 30 post-abortion gifts per week (because not all of the women accept the gifts we offer).