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Weekly Ministry Focus
Volume 4, Number 4
July 26, 2004
Bible verses help save grandchild's life
At least a dozen babies were saved from abortion last Monday and Tuesday as
dozens of Christians lined the sidewalks outside Bakersfield's Family
Planning Associates abortion chamber. Traveling from Lamont, many members
of St. Augustine Church had their first opportunity to stand up for Christ
outside this killing center. Quest church provided Bibles to distribute on
Tuesday; most of the Bibles were given to women who were leaving after
abortions ("Hope for the Future" Bibles, specifically designed for pregnant
women, are regularly distributed by LSM pregnancy evangelists to women
who are considering abortion). Abortionist Robert Smith traveled from
Glendale, using his God-given surgical abilities to tear apart children
created in God's image. Here are some glimpses of how God worked last week
through the Christians on the sidewalks:
"Agnes" rushed up to Terri*, demanding "show me where the Bible says that abortion is wrong!" Agnes was holding the Bible Terri had given her just a few minutes earlier (when Terri mistakenly thought she was with someone who was leaving after an abortion).
Terri first showed Agnes Exodus 20:13 (from the Ten Commandments) and then turned to Psalm 139:13 ("...you knit me together in my mother's womb..."). Terri expected Agnes to respond with a debate, but instead she said "thank you!" and hurried back upstairs to the abortion chamber's waiting room.
Agnes shared the scriptures with her pregnant daughter "Alexis." Agnes and Alexis came out of the waiting room and sat on the stairs for several minutes, discussing their situation and crying. Finally, they came down the stairs and told Terri that Alexis' baby (and Agnes' grandbaby) will live.
Agnes and her three daughters need a two bedroom apartment. They can afford up to $650 per month.
"Harriet" and her friends stayed up until three in the morning trying to talk "Verna" out of her decision to abort her baby, but Verna was determined to have her child killed, even though the baby's father would have been happy to learn that he is not infertile after all. Six years ago, Harriet had been planning to abort her child, but after encountering LSM's pregnancy evangelism ministry outside the killing center, she repented. Verna mocked Harriet, saying "you didn't have an abortion because you are a wimp."
Harriet, Verna and their friends traveled from their home in rural Santa Barbara county to the Bakersfield abortion chamber. At the abortion chamber, Harriet encountered "Bettina," who was scheduled for an abortion. Harriet encouraged Bettina to ask Terri to show her an abortion video, explaining "that video saved my baby's life."
After watching the video, Bettina decided not to abort her baby. Bettina also witnessed another woman decide not to abort her baby that same day.
"Devon" threw the Bible down, exclaiming "Jesus is a fictional character!" Terri picked up the Bible she had offered Devon, as Devon angrily drove away.
Several minutes later, Devon returned, saying "I want to apologize for the way I acted," and offered Terri several bottles of water and bags of trail mix. Devon explained that she is a "pro-choice" activist, but added "I would like to talk more."
Devon had the opportunity to see Terri show the abortion video to a pregnant woman who decided not to abort her baby. Devon also heard the testimony of Jessica, the mother of Baby Andrew (the baby God has been healing so miraculously).
"Vivian" told a friend at work that she was planning to abort her baby. Her friend told Vivian that she had once also planned to abort a baby, but after watching the video about abortion at the LifeHouse, she decided not to do so.
In Loving Memory of|
Robert John Gallaher
- Even in death, he stood for life -
Special thanks to those who gave to LSM in his memory.
Vivian took her friend's advice and went to the LifeHouse, telling Terri "I decided to give you a chance before I have this abortion." Terri was busy dealing with other pregnant women, so Tim* and Amy* talked with Vivian for over an hour about her situation.
After being raised as a Jehovah's Witness, Vivian expressed hopelessness regarding her prospects of heaven. When Tim explained various scriptures which reveal God's plan for her life, Vivian prayed to accept Christ as her Lord and Savior.
Vivian was one of several women helped by LSM last week who needed a local maternity home. At this time no home exists which meets such needs.
Two prisoners were transported by the Kern County Sheriff's Department for abortions on Tuesday. According to a deputy, one of the girls changed her mind after she heard Terri offering help. Another prisoner apparently changed her mind on Monday, with two other prisoners aborting their children.
*LSM team members
Seek the Lord while He may be found,
Baby Steven was born last week to Alma, who was helped throughout
her pregnancy by the Our Lady of Guadalupe Elizabeth League group.
Before baby Destiny Lucky was born, her mother's doctor
recommended that she should be aborted. But Destiny's mother had already
repented of an earlier decision to abort Destiny, and she had no intention
of letting her baby be killed. When Destiny was born a few weeks ago,
the doctors said that part of her brain is missing, and Destiny required
surgery to place a shunt in her head for drainage.
Last Thursday, Tim and Terri Palmquist had a baby
blanket prayed over for Destiny at the Healing Rooms at Desert Song Foursquare
Church in California City. During the prayer time, Leslie (one of the intercessors)
sensed the need to pray for Destiny's mother, proclaiming the scripture
"perfect love casts out fear" (1 John 4:18).
Apparently at that very moment, an ambulance was taking Destiny's mother to
the hospital because she had experienced difficulty breathing due to an
anxiety attack. Neither Leslie, Tim nor Terri had any knowledge of serious
anxiety issues with Destiny's mother.
About the time that the intercessors were praying for Destiny's mother, her
anxiety attack quickly disappeared. By the time she arrived at the hospital,
she was feeling fine. Tim and Terri visited Destiny's mother late that evening
in her home, praying for Destiny as they placed the anointed baby blanket on
her. (Tim and Terri also provided various other baby items for Destiny.)
Please continue to pray that God will fully heal Destiny for His glory,
just as He has been healing baby Andrew.
The amazing story of how God saved Destiny from abortion was featured
in Weekly Ministry Focus Volume 3 Number 14.
Call upon Him while He is near.
Let the wicked forsake his way,
And the unrighteous his thoughts;
Let him return to the Lord,
And He will have mercy on him;
And to our God,
For He will abundantly pardon.
"For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways," says the Lord.
"For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways,
And My thoughts than your thoughts.
"For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven,
And do not return there,
But water the earth,
And make it bring forth and bud,
That it may give seed to the sower
And bread to the eater,
So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth;
It shall not return to Me void,
But it shall accomplish what I please,
And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it."
Ask God to help you focus what you say and pray on His Word, declaring the promise that it will accomplish His Will.
Dear God, unify our hearts through Your Spirit. Tear down the satanic walls which seek to divide.
Convict the heart of the new atheist security guard. Help him to see Your glory here and to quit, just as former guard Teresa Avlos did recently.
Heal baby Destiny Lucky and make her into another great testimony of Your glory!
Learn to help save babies!
Saturday, July 31