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LifeSavers Ministries Weekly Ministry Focus
Volume 1, Number 24              June 19, 2000



Prostitute's teenage daughter chooses life after seeing abortion video

     Last week was a very difficult week for the
sidewalk counseling ministry and the LifeHouse, due
to the absence of Terri (who was at the side of her
infirm mother at a Utah hospital) and the shortage of
volunteers.  Abortionist Kenneth Wright came late in
the afternoon on Monday, and stayed all day on
Tuesday.  Here are a few selected reports from last
week's ministry activities:

         On Monday, "Leah," 15, came with her mother to
     the abortion chamber for an abortion.  Apparently
     nobody was on the sidewalk when they came in,
     because of the shortage of volunteers.  But while
     Leah was inside having a sonogram to determine
     the size of her baby, Leah's mother waited
     outside.  Debbie called Leah's mother over to the
     sidewalk to talk, and offered to show her a video
     at the LifeHouse so that she could she what
     really happens during an abortion.  Leah's mother
     said "I'm going inside to get her," and brought
     Leah to the LifeHouse.  The sonogram had
     determined that Leah was 18 weeks pregnant. 
     The abortion chamber staff had told Leah they
     could start the "surgery" at 4:00, which was less
     than an hour away.  Leah told Tim that she
     wanted an abortion because she was on probation
     and she didn't want anyone to be able to take
     away her baby.  Leah's mother said that she has
     had abortions, and that she originally had intended
     to abort Leah.  Leah's mother also mentioned
     that she had recently been in jail for prostitution. 
     Debbie showed them the "Harder Truth" video. 
     Leah was very quiet after seeing the video.  Tim
     offered to give them a ride home.  As they left,
     Debbie gave Leah a "Hope for the Future" Bible. 
     About 30 minutes after they were brought home,
     Leah called Debbie at the LifeHouse and said
     "I'm definitely not going to do it."  She said that
     watching the video had changed her mind.

          "Amos," 20, called LifeSavers on Thursday
     asking for help, because his girlfriend (who is only
     14) was being forced by her mother to have an
     abortion.  Tim asked Amos if he was concerned
     that he may be charged with statutory rape, and
     he said "I don't care about that, I just care about
     the baby."  He said that his girlfriend's mother
     told him that he could go to jail for 10 years.  Tim
     consulted Life Legal Defense for advice on how
     to stop the abortion, and called Amos back to
     explain how the girl could make it clear to
     everyone that she did not want an abortion.  By
     Friday, however, the girl's mother had apparently
     convinced her to agree to abort the baby, even
     though Amos and his mother signed a notarized
     statement that they would provide for the baby's
     needs.  Terri talked to Amos' girlfriend Saturday
     night, and she said that her primary reason for
     aborting the baby is to protect Amos.  She is
     scheduled for an abortion on Tuesday.  Terri
     offered her a place to stay, and asked her to call
     if she needs any help.

         "Fidelia," 25, called the LifeHouse on Monday,
     explaining that she was 19  weeks pregnant,
     and that she was scheduled for an abortion in Los
     Angeles the next day.  She said that her friend
     told her that she should go to the LifeHouse to
     see a video first, so she wondered when she
     could see the video.  Tim invited her to come to
     the LifeHouse right away, and Fidelia came
     immediately to the LifeHouse with her friend. 
     Debbie showed them the "Harder Truth" video,
     and shared the Lord with them.  Fidelia's friend
     told Debbie that she attends a large local
     Assembly of God church, and that she had an
     abortion two years ago.  She also said that she
     will be bringing Fidelia to church with her soon. 
     After seeing the video, Fidelia said she would not
     be going to LA the next day, and that she will not
     abort her baby.

         "Libby," 18, and "Cece," 18 went to a doctor in
     downtown Bakersfield on Monday, asking for
     pregnancy tests.  The doctor suggested that they
     should go to the LifeHouse.  At the LifeHouse,
     both girls told Tim that they were not married, but
     that they would give birth to their babies if they
     were pregnant.  On her pregnancy test form,
     Cece (who attends a small Bible church) wrote "I
     plan to love my child, keep my child, and raise
     him/her in the eyes of God."  Both girls had
     negative pregnancy tests, and were in a hurry to
     leave because they were on their lunch break. 
     As they left, Tim gave them each some literature
     on abstinence and secondary virginity.  (Note: we
     do not normally consider it to be appropriate for a
     man to help women with pregnancy tests, but in
     this situation, Tim was the only one available. 
     Tim's 12-year old daughter Amy was asked to
     stay in the room as Tim talked to Libby and Cece
     so that there would not be any appearance of
     impropriety.)
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Scripture Focus: 2 Corinthians 10:3-6

For though we live in the world we are not carrying
on a worldly war, for the weapons of our warfare
are not worldly but have divine power to destroy
strongholds.  We destroy arguments and every
proud obstacle to the knowledge of God, and take
every thought captive to obey Christ, being ready to
punish every disobedience, when your obedience is
complete.
[Whenever you are tempted to engage in idle
conversation during your ministry time, focus
your mind on this scripture.]
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Prayer Focus

  Ask Jesus to use the teddy bears and Bibles
to soften the hearts of women entering the
abortion chamber today.
  Pray that "Amos" (see report above) will be
drawn closer to God, and pray that his girlfriend
will have courage and wisdom, and pray for God
to protect the life of their baby.
  Pray for Donna (who assists with abortions)
to repent and ask God to turn her life into
something good.
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Special instructions for this week:

     No signs of any kind
     Main focus: giving out Bibles and teddy bears.
     Youth emphasis (survivors of abortion)

Special instructions for June 26-27:
      Normal activities
[This is part of a three-month experiment testing the
effectiveness of various tactics.  Thank you for
cooperating with this effort.]
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Financial update

     After Tim Palmquist called about 25 supporters
of LifeSavers Ministries to let them know about the
financial situation, donations to cover the lease
payment (along with phone bills) were received
within 48 hours.  Thank you to everyone who
helped; God is using you to continue to make us
available to minister to women and babies in need.
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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, June 19
                    Colleen        8 -  10:30
                    Susan       8:30 -  10:30
                    Irene         10 -  2
                    Terri      10:30 -  5?
                    Debbie         1 -  5
                              St. Joseph's         1:30 -   2

Tuesday, June 20
                    Vince          7 -  9
                    Lewis       7:30 -  9:30
                    Carlotta    7:30 -  9:30?
                              Albert & Ione          10 -   12
                              Fr. James              10 -   12
                    Irene         10 -  2
                    Mary Ann?     10 -  3
                    Terri      10:30 -  5

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Next week's schedule

Monday, June 26
                              Colleen                 8 -   10:30
                    Irene         10 -  2
                    Terri      10:30 -  5?
                    Debbie         1 -  5
                              St.  Joseph's        1:30 -   2
We need help                    8 - 10

Tuesday, June 27
                    Lewis       7:30 -  9:30
                              Carlotta             7:30 -   9:30?
                              Albert & Ione          10 -   12
                              Fr. James              10 -   12
                    Irene         10 -  2
                    Mary Ann      10 -  3
                              Terri               10:30 -   5
               We need help        9 -10


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