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Weekly Ministry Focus

Volume 4, Number 2
May 10, 2004

Weekly Ministry Focus
Abortion chamber nurse practitioner quits in tears

"Prayer of Jabez" leads to influential position over killing centers
Inez, FPA abortion nurse supervisor
Inez, FPA abortion nurse supervisor

When multimillionaire abortionist Edward Allred searched for someone to supervise the nurse practitioners who run his blood-money-saturated abortion mills, he may not have realized that his choice would be considered to be an answer to prayer.

In the quiet village of Solvang, a silver-haired woman named Inez had placed a copy of the "prayer of Jabez" (1 Chronicles 4:9-10) in her wallet, regularly asking God to "enlarge her territory." After 14 years of retirement, Inez was surprised by what happened next.


The pressures of participating in the destruction of tiny children while Christians outside interceded for their lives apparently became unbearable for the nurse practitioner hired by the Family Planning Associates abortion chamber in Bakersfield.

As she drove away from the killing center last Tuesday, the nurse approached Debbie Hall, one of the Christians who stands on the sidewalks pleading for the babies.

"Today is my last day. I just couldn't take it anymore," she cried, looking down into her lap. "My conscience got to me." Seeing the Christians on the sidewalks as she came to work and hearing them praying and pleading for the babies from inside the abortion chamber was a constant reminder of the inescapable Truth. Other abortion chamber staff members also feel the same way, according to the nurse.

"I am a born again Christian," the nurse confessed, indicating that God was using this experience to bring her back to Him. "I'm not in church right now, but I'm going to be now."

Scripture Focus: 1 Chronicles 4:9-10

Now Jabez was more honorable than his brothers, and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, "Because I bore him in pain." And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, "Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain!" So God granted him what he requested.

Ask God today to give you more opportunities to reach people for His glory, and pray that He will put a hedge of protection around yourself and everyone involved in this ministry, so that we may not cause pain.

Prayer Focus
  • Heavenly Father, please move your leaders to preach the Truth to their congregations, unafraid of proclaiming controversial life-saving words. Help them to see the long-term consequences of their reluctance to take a stand.
  • Please guide the nurse practitioner who quit last week. Help her to see that You created her for a good purpose, and help her to find work which honors You.
  • Dear Lord, prepare the hearts of those who are starting the new LSM Elizabeth League group in Wasco, so that they will be ready to share Your love with the vulnerable pregnant women You will send to them through LifeSavers Ministries.

Abortion chamber security guard collapses

Last Monday afternoon, FPA security guard Charlene collapsed at the foot of the stairs about an hour after her shift began. A group of Catholic men who were praying on the sidewalk ran to her side to help. Charlene asked Terri Palmquist to call an ambulance.

Later, Terri asked another guard to put a note on Charlene's car, offering help. The guard called her supervisor, who told her to tear up the note.

The Empty Cradle: a memorial service for aborted babies "Empty Cradle" memorial service Friday

A candlelight memorial service for aborted babies will be held on Friday, May 14 at 7 PM at Bethany Ministries, 1200 Baker Street (at the corner of Baker and Monterey) in Bakersfield.

The service will include an educational program providing scriptural insights and information on resources for women in need. Anyone who is suffering from post-abortion trauma or mourning the loss of a child is encouraged to attend.

A new poem by Terri Palmquist will be featured at the service.

For more information call 633-1200.

Labor of Love banquet - June 17, 2004 "Labor of Love" banquet to celebrate two decades of saving babies, one heart at a time

The twentieth anniversary of LifeSavers Ministries will be celebrated at the "Labor of Love" banquet on Thursday, June 17, at 7 PM. The celebration will be held at Hodel's Country Dining. Join together with some of the children who were saved, thanking God for all He has done over these twenty turbulent years. Tickets are available in advance for $30 at Bakersfield area Christian bookstores, in addition to Russo's Books and the LifeHouse. (Tickets at the door will cost $35.)

More information and tickets...