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Weekly Ministry Focus

Volume 5, Number 2
March 31, 2005

Weekly Ministry Focus
Baby conceived "too soon" saved from abortion
Girl playing harp in front of Family Planning Associates killing center

Tuesday mornings, young harpists worship God with music outside the FPA abortion chamber, visually testifying to the fact that children are blessings from God. (More photos)

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Rachel Kennedy gives talk on purity

Rachel Kennedy (former President of Kern County Right to Life Educational Foundation) led a session on sexual purity for participants in LifeSavers Ministries' 2005 Holy Week activities. Kennedy used lessons from the lives of Prince Charles and Princess Diana to illustrate the negative consequences of promiscuity. (More photos from Holy Week)

For the six days leading up to Good Friday, LifeSavers Ministries planned a series of intense Holy Week ministry and training activities designed for youth (although participants ranged from High School students to senior citizens).

Glendale abortionist Robert Smith traveled to Bakersfield on Monday and Tuesday to rip apart innocent children for financial gain, while Christians on the sidewalks prayed and pleaded for the lives of the children.

Here are some testimonies of how God used these Christians to save innocent lives:

"Yesenia" and "Chico" enjoyed caring for their 8-month old baby girl "Anabel," but when Yesenia found out she was pregnant again, she thought "it's just too soon--Anabel deserves my full attention." She was also afraid to tell her parents. So Yesenia and Cesar strapped Anabel into a carseat and traveled to Bakersfield, intending to abort Anabel's tiny brother or sister.

Chico waited in the car with Anabel while Yesenia, wearing a cross around her neck, headed toward the stairs to the abortion chamber. But she stopped when she saw Terri* standing on the sidewalk offering help and literature.

Carol and baby Alyna

Carol and baby Alyna

As Yesenia began talking to Terri, a young mother named Carol, holding a four month old baby, walked across the parking lot to Terri, saying "I want you to see my baby!"

Security guard Johnny Stanley attempted to prevent Carol from walking on the parking lot, accusing her of being a "protestor." Carol countered, "does it look like I'm protesting just because I came to show her my baby?"

Yesenia, shocked by the guard's harsh treatment, listened as Carol thanked Terri for helping to save her baby's life. Carol recalled how Terri had shown her and her boyfriend a video about abortion. "It's not something that I wanted to do," she explained, "but it's something that everybody was telling me I had to do."

At Yesenia's request, Terri brought a portable DVD player to the car where Chico was waiting with baby Anabel, so that Chico and Yesenia could watch the video. As they viewed the reality of abortion on the DVD screen, Yesenia and Chico knew that they could not abort their child.

Terri encouraged the couple, giving them diapers and formula and explaining the ongoing help offered through the Elizabeth League. "The Bible says 'I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me,'" Terri reassured them. To help Terri avoid stepping on the "forbidden" property, Chico drove his car to the LifeHouse and let Terri out. Chico, Yesenia, and their two children then returned back home safely, thankful that God sent someone to rescue them from the devil's trap.

On March 1, three teenage girls sat for over an hour in their car in the parking lot of the Bakersfield abortion chamber. As they watched the Christians on the sidewalks, the girls responded by taunting them. "Why do you harass these people?" they jeered. "Those pictures are lies," they added, referring to a large poster which displays a photograph of an 8 week baby.

"I tried to talk to these rude girls," Tim* recalled, "but after several minutes of listening to their sarcastic comments, I felt that there was nothing more I could say."

About 20 minutes later, Terri approached the girls, trying to diffuse their ongoing mockery. The girls refused to take literature about abortion and the services offered at the LifeHouse. They also declined Terri's offer to show them a video about abortion.

"If there is anything we can do to help, that's why we're here," Terri explained to the girls. "I'm not your enemy. I'm out here because I truly care--and most of all Jesus cares about you and He would never want you to have to go through this."

"I don't believe in God," the girl behind the steering wheel shot back.

"He believes in you, though," Terri responded. "He loves you very much. "Jesus says to choose life. God could have made you a puppet, but he broke the strings loose and lets you come here if you want to. But if you choose to go down this road there will be consequences to your choice." Terri went on to explain various abortion complications including breast cancer, cervical cancer, and problems with future pregnancies.

Terri offered to arrange for a free ultrasound. The girl behind the steering wheel explained that she came all the way from Ridgecrest for the abortion and she wouldn't want to make another two hour trip to Bakersfield. She also revealed that she was waiting in the car because her medical card was not going through.

"God has given you extra time to think about this," Terri responded. "If I give you gas money would you reconsider?" The girl refused Terri's offer.

During the conversation Terri found out that two of the girls had already experienced abortions, so she offered them pamphlets on post-abortion healing. Although the girls had refused all of the previous help which had been offered, they accepted the post-abortion literature. Terri wrote LifeSavers' toll free number on the back so that they would know how to contact LSM for help in the future.

When Terri offered the money again, assuring the girl that "there are no strings attached," she finally accepted the gift. After about 20 minutes, the girls went back upstairs to the abortion chamber waiting room. Ten minutes later, they all came down and drove away. Although the girls no longer mocked the Christians, they gave no indication that they had changed their minds.

Two and a half weeks after this encounter, in the middle of one of the LifeSavers Holy Week training meetings, the phone rang. As Tim answered the phone, a girl's voice quietly said "I need to talk to the lady and her husband who stand outside the abortion clinic." The Ridgecrest girl went on to explain that she had decided not to abort her baby, but she needed advice on how to tell her parents she is pregnant.

Terri offered to go to Ridgecrest to help the girl break the news to her parents, and referred her to a page on the LifeHouse website entitled "How can I tell my parents I am pregnant?"

*LSM team member
Scripture Focus: Matthew 21:12-16

Jesus entered the temple area and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves. "It is written," he said to them, "'My house will be called a house of prayer,' but you are making it a 'den of robbers.'"

The blind and the lame came to him at the temple, and he healed them. But when the chief priests and the teachers of the law saw the wonderful things he did and the children shouting in the temple area, "Hosanna to the Son of David," they were indignant.

"Do you hear what these children are saying?" they asked him.

"Yes," replied Jesus, "have you never read, "'From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise'?"

Look for praise to arise out of children's lips when a zeal for righteousness is displayed in the places where God is mocked.

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