But in the midst of the pain, God provided
encouragement through positive contacts from
women who had been ministered to a few weeks ago.
Here are some of their stories:
Terri* answered the phone, as Gina began to
explain her reasons for seeking abortion.
asked "can I come over to your office?" Terri
said "yes" (although the LifeHouse was not
scheduled to be open that day).
Soon Gina arrived at the LifeHouse with her
husband and little girl. When Terri learned that
morning sickness was Gina's primary problem,
Capps asking for
suggestions. Brenda advised Gina to try vitamin
B-6, alfalfa and red raspberry. Terri also
provided some other practical suggestions.
Gina hurried to a health food store, eager to
find something to help her feel better.
Recently, Gina called back to ask Terri to
recommend a doctor for prenatal care. Gina
thanked Terri for her help, saying that she felt
much better and exclaiming "you saved my life!"
Terri smiled, thinking to herself "not only your
life," thanking God for saving another child from
"Torie" intended to come to the abortion
chamber, but headed up the LifeHouse
steps by accident. She encountered two
girls who had been sent to the LifeHouse for
pregnancy tests by Terri, who was outside the
abortion chamber across the street.
The girls tried to encourage Torie not to abort
her child. Terri noticed the girls talking to Torie
from across the street and decided to intervene,
hoping to diffuse a potentially volatile situation
because she noticed how agitated Torie was
Terri had been talking with Teresa, whose son
was saved from abortion, so Terri asked Teresa to
accompany her across the street. They cautiously
approached, overhearing Torie say "God doesn't
like ugly," referring to her father's "ugly"
behavior in taking away her children.
"You're right," Terri interjected, "God
doesn't like ugly, and there's nothing more ugly
Torie listened carefully as Teresa shared how
God saved her son from abortion (read more about
how God saved Teresa and her baby from abortion).
Torie pleaded "can't you just let me make an
appointment for the abortion?" but Teresa replied
"no, we can't."
Looking in her eyes, Terri said "Jesus came
that you might have life, but the devil came to
steal, kill and destroy."
"Ooh!" Torie responded, "I receive that! Ok,
I won't go through with the abortion!"
Terri brought Torie inside the LifeHouse to
talk more. After their conversation, Terri prayed
with Torie, asking God to bless her with a little
girl. After they prayed, Torie told Terri "you
must have known exactly what to pray,"
explaining that she hoped to have a girl.
Torie stopped by again this week to thank
Terri, saying "God sent you like an angel to stop
me from doing something I knew I shouldn't do."
Torie said that she is a strong believer in God,
explaining "you spoke things into existence in my
life and I am believing that God will fulfill them."
After the abortion, Chelsea reluctantly accepted
a post-abortion gift from Terri (the gift bag included some
lotion along with a Gospel of John booklet and tracts,
including post-abortion healing information and a LifeHouse
pamphlet). The gift deeply touched Chelsea's heart.
Over the past few weeks, Chelsea kept thinking about
what she said to Terri. As a Pentecostal Christian, she was
overwhelmed not only with the guilt of the abortion but the
way she talked to Terri.
Finally, on Sunday, she called to ask Terri for
forgiveness. She said "I've been thinking about you day and
night; you were an angel." She told Terri that if she could do
it over she wouldn't go through with the abortion, saying
"how could I pick which of my children should live or die?"
Terri prayed with Chelsea to receive healing and
forgiveness. Afterwards, Chelsea said she felt much better,
assuiring Terri "please know that I wouldn't do anything to
harm my other children."
Chelsea continually thanked Terri, saying "you were an
*LSM team member
Then Jesus said to them again, "Most assuredly, I say to
you, I am the door of the sheep. All who ever came before
Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them.
I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and
will go in and out and find pasture. The thief does not come
except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that
they may have life, and that they may have it more
"I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His
life for the sheep. But a hireling, he who is not the shepherd,
one who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and
leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf catches the sheep and
scatters them. The hireling flees because he is a hireling and
does not care about the sheep. I am the good shepherd; and
I know My sheep, and am known by My own."
Ask God to fill Church leaders with a true
shepherding spirit, instead of the spirit of the hired hand who
doesn't try to save the sheep whose lives are under attack.
Nick Cannon, a movie and television star, comedian and rap singer
tells the story of how he was a baby saved from abortion
in his new song and video "Can I Live?" Cannon
also used the song as an opportunity to thank his
mother. Cannon's testimony is reminiscent of our own Jordan Young,
who has presented his testimony in song for various LifeSavers Ministries' events.
View Nick Cannon's video at nickcannonmusic.com.
This segment aired on the first program after Ted Koppel retired, as the first of a
series of "Faith Matters" broadcasts.
The Justice House of Prayer and Bound4Life silent prayer sieges were featured as making a unique contribution to the battle over abortion in the courts of America.
The report features an interview with Lou Engle, leader of these prayer-focused movements.