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LifeSavers Ministries Weekly Ministry Focus                                                          
Volume 1, Number 14             April 10, 2000


Pro-choice Pentecostal mother to keep baby
     (and other ministry reports)
Scripture Focus
Prayer Focus
Notorious abortionist pleads guilty to manslaughter
Fonda blasts pro-lifers
Judge upholds pro-life free speech
This week's schedule
Next week's schedule
LifeSavers financial crisis puts LifeHouse in jeopardy
Publication information
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Pro-choice Pentecostal mother to keep baby
     (and other ministry reports)

     Last week was a somewhat slow week both at the
abortion chamber and at the LifeHouse.  Here are a
few selected reports from last week's ministry

         "Simona," 24, was driving by the LifeHouse and
     noticed the "Free Pregnancy Test" banner, so she
     stopped for a test.  She said that she is married,
     and born again (she attends a large local
     Assembly of God church).  She also said that she
     is "pro-choice."  As she waited for the results of
     her test, Terri showed her the "Harder Truth"
     video about abortion.  Simona said she didn't
     realize exactly how it happens.  She seemed to
     change her attitude, but not completely.  Her test
     results were positive, and she said that she is
     happy that baby #4 is on the way.

         "Kerry," 23 and married, stopped by the
     LifeHouse for a pregnancy test.  She had come to
     the LifeHouse last year for a pregnancy test, and
     that baby is now 7 months old!  Her friend also
     had a test at the LifeHouse and gave birth to
     twins!  This time, however, her results were
     negative.  (She said that if she had been pregnant,
     she would have given birth to the child.)

          "Greta," 20, was waiting for a ride after leaving
     the abortion chamber; she had been six weeks
     pregnant.  She attends a local Catholic church,
     and has a two year old child.  Terri asked if there
     was anything she could do to help.  Greta said she
     regrets the abortion;  she had no real reason for
     aborting, and she wouldn't do it again.  Terri
     hugged her, and her ride came to pick her up.

         "Jean" came out of the abortion chamber without
     aborting her child.  However, she is still
     considering abortion.  At first she seemed a little
     perturbed with Terri and Debbie, but they offered
     her a ride or the use of LSM's telephone.  Then
     they prayed with her, and Jean thanked them.
     Terri gave her a "Hope For the Future" Bible
     (which was specifically designed by the
     International Bible Society for women in crisis
     pregnancies, and contains several pages of
     pregnancy-related encouragement in the front).
     The International Bible society recently donated
     several cases of these Bibles to LifeSavers

Scripture Focus: 1 Peter 3:8-17

     Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another;
be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and
humble.  Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult,
but with blessing, because to this you were called so that
you may inherit a blessing.  For,
     "Whoever would love life
          and see good days
     must keep his tongue from evil
          and his lips from deceitful speech.
     He must turn from evil and do good;
          he must seek peace and pursue it.
     For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous
          and his ears are attentive to their prayer,
     but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil."

     Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do
good?  But even if you should suffer for what is right, you
are blessed.  "Do not fear what they fear; do not be
frightened."  But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord.
Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who
asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.
But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear
conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against
your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their
slander.  It is better, if it is God's will, to suffer for doing
good than for doing evil.

[heart] Ask God to help you to graciously suffer for doing
good today.  When others speak maliciously against
you today, pray for them.  When you are tempted to
engage in idle conversation, meditate on this scripture.

Prayer Focus

  Pray that everyone on the sidewalks today will
"seek peace" (for moms and babies) "and pursue it."
  Pray for "Jean" (see report above): ask God to
comfort her and help her to continue to have the
desire to keep her baby.
  Pray for Jane Fonda (see report below).
  Pray for the financial condition of LifeSavers
Ministries and the future of the LifeHouse (see
report below).

Notorious abortionist pleads guilty to manslaughter

     Abortionist Bruce Steir pleaded guilty to manslaughter
last Wednesday in Riverside.  Steir was on trial for murder
because of the December 1996 death of Sharon Hamptlon, 27,
of Barstow.  Steir, 69, had aborted Hamptlon's baby in a
Moreno Valley abortion chamber.
     During the abortion, Steir said "I think I pulled bowel,"
according to testimony from his ultrasound  technician.  This
indicated that Steir had perforated her uterus, an abortion
complication which has resulted in the deaths of many other
women worldwide, including Helen Herron of Bakersfield.
     Although he knew that Hamptlon had been seriously
injured during the abortion, Steir left the abortion chamber
without ensuring that she was in a stable condition, and
Hamptlon's family was not informed that she had been
     Hamptlon bled to death on the ride home to Barstow.
     "Mr. Steir's record . . . of mispractice speaks for
itself," said Candis Cohen, spokeswoman for the Medical
Board of California.  Steir had a history of injuring
women during abortions.
     Steir will likely be sentenced on May 26 to no more
than a year in jail and five years probation, unless
"aggravating factors" are uncovered in his probation
     Doris Hamptlon, Sharon's mother, said that Steir
should go to prison for a "long, long, long, long time." 
"My child's never coming back," she said.  Doris and
her husband now care for Sharon's 7-year old son.  The
family has agreed to a settlement worth up to $2 million
in a civil lawsuit against Steir.
     The prosecutor said Steir's plea served the
interests of justice.
(Riverside Press-Enterprise, April 6, 2000)

Fonda blasts pro-lifers
     Actress Jane Fonda charged pro-life people with
being hypocrites on many levels, speaking last Tuesday night
at the annual Utahns for Choice dinner in Salt Lake City.
"The whole issue of choice has nothing to do with the fetus,"
she said.
     "Have you ever asked yourself why [pro-life people]
have so much concern for the egg while it's growing inside a
woman, but so little concern for the child once it's born? For
anti-abortion activists, it seems life begins at conception and
ends at birth."
     Fonda also used her platform to attack abstinence-
only sex-education programs.
     According to columnist Cal Thomas, Fonda was
"born again" a few months ago.  However, Fonda apparently
has not wished to use her recent media appearances to discuss
her "conversion."
(Salt Lake City Tribune, April 5, 2000)    

Judge upholds pro-life free speech
     A federal judge has ruled that pro-life activist Wendy
Faustin's First Amendment rights were violated by Denver
police when they tried to prevent her from displaying an
"Abortion Kills Children" banner above the freeway from the
sidewalk on an overpass.
     The judge's ruling explained that a public sidewalk is
considered a public forum, where members of the public have
a constitutional right to express their opinions.
(Denver Rocky Mountain News, April 4, 2000)

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. 10
                              Colleen                 8 -   10:30
                    Jose           8 -  10
                    Susan       8:30 -  10:30
                    Rosa??         10 - 12
                    Irene         10 -  2
                    Terri      10:30 -  5?
                              St.  Joseph's        1:30 -   2

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

Next week's schedule

Monday, Apr. 17
                              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
                              We need help            3 -   4

Tuesday, Apr. 18
                    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

LifeSavers financial crisis puts LifeHouse in jeopardy

     LifeSavers Ministries has $36 in the bank.  The
next lease payment for the LifeHouse ($1400) is due on
Saturday.  Currently, the LifeHouse is being leased on a
month-to-month basis, so there is a significant possibility
that a late lease payment could result in the necessity of
vacating the LifeHouse as early as May 16.
     LifeSavers' Spring Fundraising Banquet had been
scheduled for last Saturday, but was canceled due to
scheduling conflicts.  A fundraising mailing has also been
scheduled, but has been on hold due to unexpected delays
in the preparation of LSM's annual financial report.
     This publication is not intended to be a fundraising
instrument, so financial issues such as these are not
normally discussed here.  However, with the obvious
negative ministry implications looming ahead, it seems
necessary to disclose LSM's critical financial condition to
those who (hopefully) are most concerned about the
continuance of the ministry.
     LSM has never been in debt, and we don't intend
to start now.  A lack of funds will be seen as a clear
indication that the Lord's will is for us to decrease our
expenses, which would necessitate leaving the LifeHouse.
     Incidentally, this publication is not a financial
drain on LSM.  In fact, LSM has not paid one penny for the
publication and distribution of Weekly Ministry Focus
newsletters.  All of the costs have been paid personally by
the Palmquists.

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