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Weekly Ministry Focus

Volume 5, Number 4
July 20, 2005

Weekly Ministry Focus
Child of murder victim's friend saved from abortion
Ministry needs
Receiving blankets
Newborn baby outfits (in neutral colors)
Babysitter once a month for "

As women began arriving at the Family Planning Associates abortion chamber in Bakersfield to abort their children last week, Terri and Tim Palmquist were in court, preparing for jury selection. But within a few minutes, the Palmquists had returned from court: their case had been dismissed!

As abortionist Robert Smith arrived from Glendale, Terri encouraged him "let your hands be used to praise God don't spit in his face!" At least seven babies were saved from the abortionist's knife last Monday and Tuesday as Christians interceded for their lives from the sidewalks and at the LifeHouse pregnancy help center across the street.

Details on how God saved some of these children appear below.

Horrified by the shock of her best friend's murder, "Julisha" feared that she could suffer the same fate as her friend. Julisha's boyfriend had threatened to kill her just like her friend's boyfriend who apparently became her murderer.

So, as news reporters around the community flocked to the scene of her best friend's murder, Julisha made up her mind that she should have her boyfriend's child removed from her womb as a demonstration of her determination to remove him from her life.

As Julisha got out of her car at the abortion chamber, Terri* stood on the sidewalk offering help and information, while Cindy interceded in prayer. Terri was shocked to hear curses shouted back, especially when she noticed the "Jesus" bumper sticker on the back of Julisha's car.

"I've got to get that baby out!" Julisha shrieked as she declared that the baby was endangering her health.

"Not that I would really consider changing my mind," Julisha said as she walked over to where Terri and Cindy were standing, "but what would you really be willing to do to help me?"

Terri asked Amy* to bring a baby gift, a bag of diapers, and a "Hope for the Future" Bible to Julisha. As Terri explained how LifeSavers and the Elizabeth League have helped many women through their pregnancies, the conversation soon turned to spiritual issues. "But how do you know that God is real?" Julisha asked.

Eventually Julisha admitted that her health was not really the reason for the abortion. "I would give my life for my kids," Julisha told Terri. Then she disclosed her true fear of being murdered like her best friend.

"I'm very sorry for your loss," Terri told Julisha, "but someday you'll wish you hadn't had the abortion."

Julisha told Terri that she needs to find a place to live for herself and her two small children. Terri said that she will help her move so that she can get her boyfriend out of her life.

Julisha left the abortion chamber, but she returned the following day. Terri feared that she might have aborted her child, but when Julisha came out, she told Terri that she had decided not to abort her baby.

LifeSavers Ministries helped Julisha with a deposit on a new apartment.

Update (December 2005): Julisha was helped throughout her pregnancy by the Elizabeth League group at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. She gave birth to a son after an emergency cesearean was performed, and the Elizabeth League group celebrated his birth by showering Julisha and her son with presents.

"Jill" and her husband "Guido" came to the abortion chamber for a pregnancy test. Terri convinced them to come across the street to the LifeHouse.

At the LifeHouse, Jill told Amy* that she has four small children under the age of 6, and that if she is pregnant the baby may not be her husband's. She said that she would probably abort the baby because she didn't think she could handle another child.

When Jill's test indicated that she is pregnant, Terri asked Guido if having a babysitter would help. Guido said "I wouldn't want to take advantage of anyone, but if someone could watch our children just once a month or so that would be a big help!" Several days later, as Guido stopped by to pick up diapers from the LifeHouse, he thanked Terri, assuring her that Jill had decided not to abort the child.

Moments after returning from court, Terri met "Victoria" and her boyfriend outside the abortion chamber. Victoria decided not to abort her 17 week baby. Terri gave her a baby blanket (usually a baby gift would have been given, but the supplies are running low). Victoria and her boyfriend quickly left the abortion chamber.

*LSM team member
Scripture Focus: 1 Peter 2:11-12

Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul. Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day He visits us.

Pray that God will help you to live a life that causes even your enemies to glorify Him.

Bogus "trespassing" case dismissed after 10 months

Almost ten months after the day they were falsely accused of trespassing, charges were dismissed against Terri and Tim Palmquist in Kern County Superior Court on July 11. The Palmquists were accused of stepping on private property owned by the Family Planning Associates abortion chamber during a September 14, 2004 time of intercession and prayer.

Deputy District Attorney Chris Hinkle explained that the prosecution's only substantive witness, FPA abortion chamber security guard Johnny Stanley, informed Hinkle that the police report was wrong. Stanley reportedly told Hinkle "I have never seen them on the property." (Stanley was the one who called the police on September 14, 2004. A few weeks later, Terri Palmquist received an arrest warrant in the mail.)

As the court hearings progressed over the months, Tim and Terri became increasingly aware that the legal battle they were facing was just one small part of a much bigger spiritual battle. God worked through various circumstances to help Tim and Terri trust in Him (rather than trusting in lawyers and legal strategies). To see how God was victorious in this battle, go to

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