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LifeSavers Ministries Weekly Ministry Focus
Volume 1, Number 11             March 20, 2000

Mother of six keeps baby and accepts Christ
   (and other ministry reports
Scripture Focus: Romans 8:5-11
Prayer Focus
This week's schedule
Next week's schedule
Mobile pregnancy center?
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Mother of six keeps baby and accepts Christ

     Here are a few selected reports from last
week's ministry activities:

          "Jacinda,"30, came to the abortion chamber
     to abort her sixth baby.  She lives with her
     husband and her five other children, but she
     said that her husband is abusive.  Colleen
     spoke to her outside the abortion chamber,
     and then brought her to the LifeHouse, where
     Colleen and Terri prayed with her.  Jacinda
     decided not to abort the baby.  A few days
     later, Colleen brought her to church, and
     Jacinda prayed to accept Jesus.

          "Octavia," 18, came to the LifeHouse for a
     pregnancy test.  (Her 22-year-old boyfriend
     had called early in the morning to ask Terri
     about whether Octavia's symptoms could
     indicate that she was pregnant.  Terri invited
     him to bring Octavia in for a pregnancy test.)
     Terri showed them the Harder Truth video
     while they waited for the test results.  After
     seeing the video, Terri asked if they would
     now consider abortion, and they said no.
     When Octavia saw that the test results were
     negative, she hugged Terri and cried.  Terri
     encouraged her to commit to abstinence until
     marriage, and Octavia agreed, explaining that
     she had already told God that if the results
     were negative, she would stop having sex.
     Octavia told Terri that she sometimes attends
     a local Catholic church.  Terri prayed with
     Octavia, asking God to help her to abstain,
     and to help her future husband to remain
     pure.  Octavia then prayed to accept the Lord.
     Terri asked Octavia if she would like her to
     talk to her boyfriend about abstinence, and
     she said "yes."  The boyfriend was reluctant
     to agree to remain abstinent, and he resisted
     Terri's invitation to accept Christ, explaining
     that he doesn't have any religion.

          "Shirley," 19, noticed the LifeHouse when
     she was driving by on Thursday, and stopped
     for a pregnancy test.  She is pro-life, and said
     that if she was pregnant, she would keep the
     baby.  When she saw that the test results were
     positive, she started to cry.  She told Terri
     that her parents have "no clue" that she has
     been sexually active.  Terri offered to help her
     break the news to her parents.  Shirley told
     Terri she would call to talk to her about it.

          "Adriana," 21, came to the LifeHouse for a
     pregnancy test.  She had an abortion a year
     ago, and regrets it.  She attends a local
     Pentecostal church.  Her sister had recently
     come to the LifeHouse, so Adriana had heard
     about it from her.  The test results were

          Two 18-year-old young men stood on the
     other side of H Street on Monday, heckling
     the sidewalk counselors.  They had brought a
     friend to the dentist.  They yelled "leave those
     women alone!  They feel bad enough as it is!"
     Terri showed them a picture of an aborted
     baby, and said "should we make this any
     easier?  You should get mad at the people
     who are doing this!"  They told Terri that they
     grew up in church, but they have turned away
     from their upbringing, because of being
     frustrated with hypocritical Christians.  They
     were surprised to hear Terri say that many
     people who go to church may not be going to
     heaven.  They said that usually Christians are
     "too good" to talk to them, and that
     Christians usually look down on them, but
     they seemed positively impressed by the way
     Terri spoke to them.  Terri told them that she
     doesn't have any problem listening to them
     talk about their honest challenges against
     Christianity-she said she has more of a
     problem with those who claim to be
     Christians who abort their babies.  By the end
     of the conversation, the two young men told
     Terri "keep doing what you're doing."

Scripture Focus: Romans 8:5-11

     Those who live according to the sinful nature have
their minds set on what that nature desires; but those who
live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on
what the Spirit desires.  The mind of sinful man is death,
but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace; the
sinful mind is hostile to God.  It does not submit to God's
law, nor can it do so.  Those controlled by the sinful
nature cannot please God.
     You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature
but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you.  And if
anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not
belong to Christ.  But if Christ is in you, your body is
dead because of sin, yet your spirit is alive because of
righteousness.  And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus
from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from
the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through
his Spirit, who lives in you.

[Submit your mind to the Spirit of God, and ask
God to help those you speak to today to submit to
God.  Ask God to help you focus your mind on him
today, and to help you refrain from idle conversation.]

Prayer Focus

  Ask God to open the eyes of the women who are
entering the abortion chamber, so that they will be
able to accept the reality of the child within them.
  Ask God to help each sidewalk counselor know
when to speak and when to remain silent.
  Pray for Judy DiGiorgio, nurse practitioner in the
abortion chamber.  Ask God to help her see as she
looks in the eyes of her own child that every child is
  Pray that "Jacinda" will grow closer to Jesus (see
report above).  Ask God to help her to have wisdom
and courage to respond to her husband's abuse.
Pray that God will protect all of her children.
  Pray that God will help "Octavia" to abstain (see
report above) and that her relationship with Jesus
will grow.  Also pray that her boyfriend won't put
pressure on her to have sex and that he too will
accept Jesus as his Savior.

This week's schedule

[If you are unable to be physically involved in
this ministry, please use this schedule to help
you pray for those who are on the front lines.]

Monday, Mar.  20
                    Colleen        8 -  10:30
                    Jose           8 -  10
                    Rosa?         10 -  12
                    Irene         10 -  2
                    Mary Ann      10 -  3
                    Terri      10:30 -  5?
                              St.  Joseph's        1:30 -   2

Tuesday, Mar.  21
                    Lewis       7:30 -  9:30
                    Carlotta?   7:30 -  9:30
                    Jose           8 -  10
                    Debbie      9:30 -  1
                    Albert        10 -  12
                    Ione          10 -  12
                    Fr. James     10 -  12
                    Irene         10 -  2
                    Terri      10:30 -  5

Next week's schedule

Monday, Mar.  27
                    Colleen        8 -  10:30
                    Jose           8 -  10
                    Susan       8:30 -  10:30
                    Carlotta?   9:15 -  11:15
                    Rosa?         10 -  12
                    Irene         10 -  2
                    Mary Ann      10 -  3
                    Terri      10:30 -  5?
                              St.  Joseph's        1:30 -   2
                              We need help            3 -   4

Tuesday, Mar.  28
                    Vince          7 -  9
                    Lewis       7:30 -  9:30
                    Carlotta?   7:30 -  9:30
                    Jose           8 -  10
                    Debbie      9:30 -  1
                    Albert        10 -  12
                    Ione          10 -  12
                    Fr. James     10 -  12
                    Irene         10 -  2
                    Terri       10:30 - 5
                              We need help            2 -   4

Mobile pregnancy center?

     A 1997 moving van is for sale by a local auto
dealership.  Terri Palmquist recently looked at the van,
seeing it as having a great deal of potential for becoming a
mobile pregnancy center, which could be used in various
locations to show pro-life videos and provide free
pregnancy tests.   Currently, LifeSavers Ministries has no
surplus funds, but the ministry potential of this vehicle is
obvious.  Please pray that God will guide Terri as she
pursues the possibility of this new ministry tool.

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