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Weekly Ministry Focus

Volume 5, Number 5
August 13, 2005

Weekly Ministry Focus
Tired and angry man saves "irresponsible" wife's child
A simple way to help save a life

A couple who recently decided not to abort their child needs someone to watch their children for about three hours one day a month so that she can go to the doctor. If you know of anyone who can help with this need, please contact Terri at 323-2229.

This is an opportunity to not only help save a life, but to be a tangible expression of the Gospel in the life of this precious family.

Abortionist Robert Smith traveled from Glendale on Monday and Tuesday to profit by aborting innocent children at the Family Planning Associates abortion chamber in Bakersfield.

Outside this killing center and at the LifeHouse pregnancy help center across the street, Christians reached out in love to pregnant women. At least five children were saved from death! Here are some details on how God moved people's hearts to have mercy on their children this week:

"Adrian" pretended not to know why his wife was at the abortion chamber, but as Terri* talked to him he became more and more angry. Terri pleaded with Adrian to save his wife and child from the abortionist, explaining "they kill babies here!"

When Adrian shot back "you're not making this any easier!" Terri realized that he didn't want his young children in the car to know what was going on.

Because of the broken English Adrian spoke, Terri put him on the phone with Alicia*, hoping that she might be able to get through to him in Spanish. But he just became more angry.

Soon it became clear that the abortion was Adrian's idea. "I'm 53 and I feel very tired," Adrian explained. "I've been working in the fields since I was 17 years old! I have to get more work to take care of my daughter, and now she's pregnant again! She don't want to take no responsibility, she don't want to take no pills, she don't want to do nothing. I told her 'why don't you operate?' because she's already abortion once before about three years ago. I don't want to kill a baby, but I can't take the whole responsibility for everything!"

"I'm tired too," Terri responded. "I'm 42 and pregnant again, with number 11. But is God in your heart?"

"Yes," Adrian replied, indicating the local church he attends.

"Then you need to trust God because that baby is not her fault. God said 'I want you to have another baby.' It's hard, but remember what Jesus did for us? He carried the cross. God never promised that it would be easy."

"I had a bad dream last night," Adrian confessed as tears filled his eyes. "I know God and I don't want to do it. I'm confused and I'm tired.

"I'm not going to do it. I'm not that kind of people."

As Terri gave Adrian a baby gift, Adrian hugged Terri and cried "I love you!"

"Take care of your mama," Adrian said to Terri's daughter Amy* as he and his wife prepared to leave the killing center.

"You're a good man," Terri said to Adrian. "You have a good heart, and your baby doesn't want to die. It's hard doing the right thing, but God will bless you."

"He's going to provide for me everything I need," Adrian smiled in agreement.

"Abigail" brought her friends "Rebecca" and "Jezebel" with her from Wasco for her abortion appointment. Rebecca hoped Abigail would decide not to go through with the abortion.

When Terri approached Abigail, Jezebel tried to convince Abigail to ignore Terri and go inside the abortion chamber. Terri gave Abigail a baby gift and began to show her a video about abortion, but when Abigail began to view the abortion procedure, she said "I don't want to see this," handing the gift back and hurrying upstairs to the abortion chamber's waiting room.

With encouragement from Terri, Rebecca went upstairs to try to help Abigail not to go through with the abortion. When Abigail finally decided to cancel her appointment, Rebecca began crying uncontrollably, relieved that Abigail's baby would not be killed. But it appeared that Abigail's decision might not be final.

Terri told the girls about the Elizabeth League group at St. John's church in Wasco which helps women through difficult pregnancies. Rebecca said that she knows Alicia, who leads this Elizabeth League group, explaining "she was my catechism teacher."

Alicia met with Abigail today and showed her the same abortion video Terri had tried to show her outside the abortion chamber. This time, Abigail watched the whole video. She assured Alicia that she will keep her baby now, and asked Alicia to help her break the news to her mother.

"Jocelyn" pulled her minivan to the side of the street and called Terri to the window. "Two months ago I was scheduled for an abortion here," Jocelyn explained. "I can't believe I was even going to do that now," she confessed as tears filled her eyes. "It upsets me to think that I was ever here. Thank you for helping me to change my mind." Janet also expressed appreciation for the baby gift Terri had given her that day.

*LSM team member
Scripture Focus: Malachi 4

"For behold, the day is coming,
Burning like an oven,
And all the proud, yes, all who do wickedly will be stubble.
And the day which is coming shall burn them up,"
Says the LORD of hosts,

"That will leave them neither root nor branch.
But to you who fear My name
The Sun of Righteousness shall arise
With healing in His wings;
And you shall go out
And grow fat like stall-fed calves.
You shall trample the wicked,
For they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet
On the day that I do this,"
Says the LORD of hosts.
"Remember the Law of Moses, My servant,
Which I commanded him in Horeb for all Israel,
With the statutes and judgments.
Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet
Before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD.
And he will turn
The hearts of the fathers to the children,
And the hearts of the children to their fathers,
Lest I come and strike the earth with a curse."

In the spirit of Elijah, ask God to use you today to help prepare the way for the Lord by turning the hearts of parents to their children.

Prayer Focus

Students stand in memory of 75 aborted babies

Students for the Silent Monday afternoon, August 15, at 4:30 pm, about 75 teenagers dressed in black will stand outside the Family Planning Associates abortion chamber to memorialize the 75 babies who are aborted weekly at this "clinic." If you know any teens who are willing to take a stand for life, please encourage them to be a part of this effort, which is being organized by Students for the Silent, a new pro-life youth organization. For more information, call Bennett at 324-0337 or Michaela at 477-1427, or go to

The Bound for Life wristband represents a covenant to pray against abortion
Take a stand for LIFE!

To indicate your commitment to stand prayerfully against abortion, please consider wearing a red "Life" wristband. We have a supply of these wristbands available at the LifeHouse for a suggested donation of $2 each. For more information on the Life wristbands, go to

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