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Weekly Ministry Focus

Volume 3, Number 1
January 27, 2003

Weekly Ministry Focus
"I'm keeping my baby, but I'm not keeping my boyfriend"

Here are a few selected reports from recent LifeSavers ministry activities:

"Toni," 19, called LifeSavers wanting to find out where she could abort her baby. Terri* encouraged her to let her baby live, and invited her to come to the LifeHouse the next day to watch a video about abortion.

Toni missed her appointment at the LifeHouse, but she later called to apologize for not coming. Toni's 16-year-old boyfriend was also on the phone, seeking to persuade Toni to abort the baby. Terri reprimanded him for his irresponsibility.

Over the following two weeks, Terri had several more conversations with Toni. Eventually, Toni said "I'm keeping my baby, but I'm not keeping my boyfriend." Terri applauded her decision.

Toni's 18-year-old cousin "Towanda" also spoke to Terri on the phone, because she thought she too might be pregnant. "You are so comforting. I like talking to you," Towanda told Terri. "You're easier to talk to than my mom." Toni and Towanda attend a local Missionary Baptist church.

"Shelly," 30, came by the LifeHouse to show Terri her 6-month old baby girl. Shelly had been at the abortion chamber last year with her boyfriend, but they were persuaded to come over to the LifeHouse to see the abortion video. After viewing the awful truth of the choice they had made, both Shelly and her boyfriend decided to "choose life" instead.

Shelly's baby girl was born at 27 weeks, weighing less than 2 pounds! But now she is a beautiful healthy baby. Shelly and her boyfriend are now married and very active in their Baptist church. They give God the credit for working a wonderful miracle in their life!

While they were at the LifeHouse, they thought that Shelly should take a pregnancy test, and they rejoiced to discover that they are having another blessing. Terri gave them baby clothes for their little girl and a gift for their new unborn baby.

"Ilene," a Christian 16-year-old, scheduled an abortion for her 7 week baby, bringing her friend "Adella" along for the abortion appointment. As Ilene and Adella approached the abortion chamber, Terri and Debbie* offered help from the sidewalk. Ilene said that she didn't want her parents to know that she was pregnant; she was concerned about their reaction because she already had a 5-month-old infant.

Terri tried to get her to come across the street to watch the abortion video, but she was concerned about being late for her appointment, so she hurried inside. Terri and Debbie asked Adella to bring a baby gift up to Ilene, then Terri and Debbie agreed in prayer, asking God to bring Ilene out of the killing center.

A couple of minutes later, Ilene and Adella came out. Ilene asked, "Were you guys praying for me? They had to cancel my appointment!" She had already eaten, which is not permitted before an abortion.

Ilene was now very interested in seeing the video. She commented that her mom was upset with the news of her first baby, but she loves the baby "a bunch" now.

Later that day, Adella told Terri that everybody in Ilene's family had heard the news about Ilene's new baby.

"Becky," 16, came with her mom to the LifeHouse for a pregnancy test. They are believers, and have attended a local "community church" for all of Becky's life. Becky wanted to keep the baby, but her mom was leaning toward abortion because of the situation. After watching the video, both agreed that "there's no way" they would consider abortion. A few days later, Terri called and spoke to Becky's grandmother, who also spoke against abortion, saying "it's my blood." Later, Becky confirmed her decision, happily telling Terri "I'm keeping the baby!"

* LSM team members
Scripture Focus: 1 Kings 18:17-21

Then it happened, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said to him, "Is that you, O troubler of Israel?" And he answered, "I have not troubled Israel, but you and your father's house have, in that you have forsaken the commandments of the Lord and have followed the Baals. Now therefore, send and gather all Israel to me on Mount Carmel, the four hundred and fifty prophets of Baal, and the four hundred prophets of Asherah, who eat at Jezebel's table."

So Ahab sent for all the children of Israel, and gathered the prophets together on Mount Carmel. And Elijah came to all the people, and said, "How long will you falter between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him." But the people answered him not a word.

Ask God to use you today to help His people choose between serving the One True God or serving the Baals of today, even though people may see you as a "troubler" of God's people.


Prayer Focus
  • Father, guard the lips of every person involved in ministry on the sidewalks and the LifeHouse today, so that they will speak only what comes from You.
  • Continue to use the 75 white crosses outside the LifeHouse to touch the hearts of women who are considering abortion, motivating them to turn away from their death wish (or to repent of their abortion decision if it is too late).
  • Jesus, please protect the health of women who have recently chosen life for their babies but have been experiencing symptoms of miscarriage. Help them to trust in You during this difficult time.
  • Please send us more workers for the harvest field, and let them have teachable hearts, that we may impart to them the vision for what You want to do through us. Help us all to surrender our own ideas to You, so that You will truly be our Leader.
  • Touch the hearts of more Christians and church leaders in our community, so that they will see the need to start "Elizabeth League" groups to help pregnant women.

SPECIAL THANKS

Pastor Troy Morris of New Beginnings Christian Church has provided the LifeHouse with a generous supply of diapers and baby carriers. We look forward to having the opportunity to bless many women and children with these items.


MINISTRY SCHEDULE

We currently focus our ministry time on Mondays and Tuesdays from approximately 7 am to 5 pm. (These are the local abortion days.) Please call us at 323-2229 to get involved.

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