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LifeSavers Ministries Weekly Ministry Focus
Volume 1, Number 13           April 3, 2000



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Contents:
Epileptic woman has seizure after abortion
    (and other ministry reports)
Scripture Focus
Prayer Focus
This week's schedule
Next week's schedule
Publication information
Un-subscribe information
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Epileptic woman has seizure after abortion
     (and other ministry reports)

     Last week seemed to be the week for negative
pregnancy tests at the LifeHouse.  However, even negative
pregnancy tests present significant ministry opportunities.
Here are a few selected reports from last week's ministry
activities:

         "Renita," 19, came to the LifeHouse for a pregnancy
     test.  Just six weeks ago, her baby was aborted at the
     FPA abortion chamber, at her boyfriend's urging (even
     though she knew that it violated her beliefs as a
     Catholic).  She talked to Terri in detail about her
     abortion, and how the abortion chamber staff dealt
     with her.  Because she has epilepsy, the FPA staff had
     originally told her that she would need a doctor's
     referral.  Renita asked two of her two doctors, but
     neither would agree to write a referral.  When she
     went back to the abortion chamber, they told her that
     they would allow her to have an abortion without the
     referral.  They took some blood, then they brought her
     to the ultrasound room and checked her uterus (but
     they didn't do an ultrasound).  Then they brought
     Renita into the tile-floored abortion room, where she
     was put into stirrups which hung from the ceiling.
     After the abortion, she had a seizure, so her arms were
     tied down.  When she was in the recovery room, she
     cried about the loss of her baby.  The abortionist came
     in several times and told her she needed to calm down.
     She was in the abortion chamber building for about six
     hours.  Renita told Terri that if she were pregnant this
     time, she would give birth to the baby.  Her pregnancy
     test was negative.

         "Mimi," 18, came to the LifeHouse for a pregnancy
     test.  She is a Christian, and is engaged to be married
     in June.  When her pregnancy test results were
     negative, Terri tried to encourage her to remain
     abstinent until her wedding night, but "Mimi" looked
     at Terri as if she were crazy.

         "Ingrid," 16, came to the LifeHouse with her 19-year
     old boyfriend for a pregnancy test.  She attends a local
     Catholic church.  Initially she told Terri that she was
     undecided about abortion, but after seeing the "Harder
     Truth" video, she said that she is now pro-life.  After
     seeing the negative results of the pregnancy test, Terri
     prayed with Ingrid and her boyfriend, asking God to
     help them to be abstinent.  They told Terri that they
     will try.

          A young man spoke to Debbie at length about his
     girlfriend, who was inside the abortion chamber
     aborting her baby.  He was afraid that his fiance (who
     is in jail for drugs) would find out about the
     pregnancy.  A few minutes after the man left, Terri
     noticed that the video camera was missing.  The police
     came to take a report, but expressed doubt regarding
     the possibility of locating the young man or the
     camera.  (This is the second video camera which has
     been stolen from LifeSavers in a year.)  Along with the
     camera, two videotapes were stolen, including a tape
     the Palmquists had been using for recording family
     memories.  (Unfortunately, the shortage of volunteers
     makes constant supervision of such valuable assets
     difficult, especially when sidewalk counselors are
     dealing with life-and-death situations.)
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Scripture Focus: Psalm 102:1-3, 17-20

Hear my prayer, O Lord;
     let my cry for help come to you.
Do not hide your face from me
     when I am in distress.
Turn your ear to me;
     when I call, answer me quickly.
For my days vanish like smoke;
     my bones burn like glowing embers.
...
[The Lord] will respond to the prayer of the destitute;
     he will not despise their plea.
Let this be written for a future generation,
     that a people not yet created may praise the Lord:
The Lord looked down from his sanctuary on high,
     from heaven he viewed the earth,
to hear the groans of the prisoners
     and release those condemned to death."

[heart] Meditate on the words of this psalm today, praying
on behalf of the babies who are scheduled to die
today, asking God to release those who are
condemned to death.
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Prayer Focus

  Pray that every sidewalk counselor will be able to
put aside their family concerns and focus upon God
and upon the needs of the women who are seeking
abortions today.
  Pray for Christian young women in our community
who are sexually active (see reports above), asking
God to help them to recognize that His will for them
is abstinence until marriage. 
  Pray that pastors and church leaders will see the
importance of discussing what the Bible says about
sexuality and abortion.
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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, Apr. 3
                    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, Apr. 4
                    Lewis       7:30 -  9:30
                    Carlotta?   7:30 -  9:30
                    Jose           8 -  10
                    Debbie      9:30 -  1
                              Albert & Ione          10 -   12
                    Fr. James     10 -  12
                    Irene         10 -  2
                    Terri      10:30 -  5
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Next week's schedule

Monday, Apr. 10
                    Colleen        8 -  10:30
                    Jose           8 -  10
                    Susan       8:30 -  10:30
                    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, Apr. 11
                    Vince          7 -  9
                    Lewis       7:30 -  9:30
                    Carlotta?   7:30 -  9:30
                    Jose           8 -  10
                    Debbie      9:30 -  1
                              Albert & Ione          10 -   12
                    Fr. James     10 -  12
                    Irene         10 -  2
                    Terri       10:30 - 5
                              We need help            2 -   4
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Publication information

The LifeSavers Ministries Weekly Ministry Focus
is published every Monday by LifeSavers
Ministries, P.O. Box 40972, Bakersfield CA
93384-0972. Issues are available without charge
at the LifeHouse, 2428 H Street, on Mondays and
Tuesdays.  To subscribe to the LifeSavers
Ministries Weekly Ministry Focus by mail, we
request a suggested donation of $50 per year to
cover postage and handling.  To subscribe by e-
mail, just send a message with the subject
"Subscribe" to "LifeSavers@glorifyJesus.com"
(we request a suggested donation of $10 per year).

     For more information on LifeSavers Ministries, call
               (661) 323-BABY or (661) 323-2229.

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