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LifeSavers Ministries Weekly Ministry Focus
Volume 1, Number 26                    July 3, 2000



Prisoner chooses to give keep her baby after hearing plea from sidewalk

     No abortions were apparently committed last Monday
in Bakersfield.  Susan reported that many were willing to
take pamphlets on Monday.  But on Tuesday, abortions
were committed by an unknown elderly man who drives a
white Toyota Camry (reportedly a brother of abortionist
Michael Weiner).  Here are a few selected reports from last
week's ministry activities:

         A prisoner from the Kern County Lerdo Detention
     Facility was brought to the abortion chamber by a
     Sheriff's Deputy on Tuesday to abort her baby.  As
     she walked up the stairs to the entrance, Terri called
     out "you don't need to have an abortion, please call
     us at 323-BABY   we'll accept collect calls.  A few
     minutes later, the prisoner and the Deputy left.  The
     Deputy said "I guess it worked!" and the girl mouthed
     "tell her I didn't do it" to Carlotta.  On Wednesday,
     when Terri was driving to Utah to be with her dying
     mother, the girl called Terri collect from Lerdo on the
     cell phone.  She thanked Terri for saving her baby, and
     said that she will need a place to stay after she is
     released in mid-July.

         "Conrad," the boyfriend of a new abortion chamber
     employee, brought roses for her on Tuesday.  As he
     left, he had a long talk with Carlotta on the sidewalk. 
     Conrad said that he had accepted Christ and had been
     baptized as a child, but when he became an adult, he
     formulated his own beliefs.  He still believes in Jesus
     as Savior but has not found a church.  Carlotta asked
     why his girlfriend works in the abortion clinic, since
     she has said that second trimester abortions are sad. 
     (This FPA abortion chamber aborts babies in the first
     and second trimesters.)  Conrad said "it's going to
     happen anyway, and it might as well be in a safe and
     sterile environment."  Carlotta explained that years
     ago, NARAL fabricated a lot of statistics in order to
     legalize abortion, and that most illegal abortions were
     done by doctors after hours, not by women with coat
     hangers.  She also told Conrad that 70% of women
     would not seek abortion if it were not legal.  Carlotta
     gave Conrad massive amounts of literature, which he
     said he would read (and hopefully his girlfriend will
     read some of it too).

         "Abby," 17, came to the LifeHouse on Monday for a
     pregnancy test with her boyfriend, "Derek."  She
     attends a local Assembly of God church and he is
     Catholic.  Abby had one previous pregnancy when
     she was 14, but has never given birth to a baby. 
     When Abby found out that the test results were
     negative, she broke into tears.  Terri took Abby and
     Derek into the counseling room, and talked with them
     about God's plan for their lives.  Terri said "you know
     how you can avoid this, don't you?"  Derek answered
     "protection!"  Abby said "NO   abstinence!"  Terri
     asked to pray with them, and they each prayed "Dear
     Jesus, help me not to have sex anymore until I'm
     married."  Terri gave them abstinence literature and
     two youth Bibles.  Abby and Derek hugged Terri and
     thanked her as they left.

         Monday afternoon, a nurse who works for the
     abortion chamber spoke to Sinthia (a new
     sidewalk counselor) on the sidewalk.  The nurse
     was very friendly, and asked Sinthia for
     information.  Sinthia gave her "The War Against
     the Unborn" and "Let's Talk."

         "Tori," 29, came for an abortion on Monday, but
     changed her mind, saying "I just knew it was
     wrong."  She told Debbie that she knows God,
     but doesn't go to church anywhere.  Debbie
     offered to bring her to church.

          "Marcella," 37, came to the LifeHouse for a
     pregnancy test on Monday.  She is divorced and
     has five children, and she attends a Catholic
     church in the small farming community where she
     lives. Marcella talked for a long time to a
     LifeHouse counselor, explaining that she wanted
     to abort this baby.  Marcella refused to watch
     any videos.  She left, saying she thought this was
     an abortion provider.  Her test results were not
     reported.

         "Daniela" called LifeSavers on Monday,
     explaining that she is three months pregnant with
     twins, and she is homeless.  She is married and
     has given birth to three children, but two of the
     children have a rare disease; the babies she is
     carrying could also have the same disease.  A
     few weeks ago, her husband called the police and
     had her arrested on six year old charges of
     bouncing checks in Texas.  Daniela was released
     after serving 10 days in a Texas jail, then she
     hitchhiked back to Bakersfield.  Her husband has
     filed a restraining order to keep her away from
     the children.  Tim consulted various agencies in
     an effort to assist Daniela, and she was finally
     brought to the Rescue Mission's Women and
     Children's Shelter, where she was told that she
     would receive assistance in regaining custody of
     her children.

         Jackie stopped by on Tuesday to tell Terri that
     she is going to be married soon.  Several years
     ago, Jackie had been coming in for an abortion,
     but she changed her mind after talking to Terri. 
     Her son Jordan is now almost 10 years old.  Over
     the past decade, she has had many personal and
     financial difficulties that Terri and Tim have
     helped her through.                                                    
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Scripture Focus: 1 Corinthians 3:10-20

     By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as
an expert builder, and someone else is building on it.  But
each one should be careful how he builds.  For no one can
lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which
is Jesus Christ.  If any man builds on this foundation using
gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, his work
will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it
to light.  It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test
the quality of each man's work.  If what he has built
survives, he will receive his reward.  If it is burned up, he
will suffer loss; he himself will be saved, but only as one
escaping through the flames.
     Don't you know that you yourselves are God's temple
and that God's Spirit lives in you?  If anyone destroys
God's temple, God will destroy him; for God's temple is
sacred, and you are that temple.
     Do not deceive yourselves.  If any one of you thinks
he is wise by the standards of this age, he should become
a "fool" so that he may become wise.  For the wisdom of
this world is foolishness in God's sight.  As it is written,
"He catches the wise in their own craftiness"; and again,
"The Lord knows that the thoughts of the wise are futile."
[Ask God to overcome the worldly "wisdom" you encounter
today, and to fill you with His wisdom.]
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Prayer Focus

  Thank God for the foundation of "unalienable rights
endowed by our creator" which was laid by our founding
fathers, and ask God to help us to repent of our wickedness
and return to Him.  Pray that the unabashed wickedness of
our Supreme Court in condoning partial-birth abortions will
cause many in our nation to see the error of our ways.
  Pray that every sidewalk counselor will be attentive to
those who are entering the abortion chamber, and that God
will allow us to use our ministry time effectively, focusing on
the needs of each woman we encounter.
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Special instructions for this week:
     Normal activities.
Special instructions for July 10-11:
     No signs of any kind. 
     Main focus: prayer
     One sidewalk counselor, only offering literature.
          If literature is refused, don't talk further.

[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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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, July 3
                    Colleen        8 -  10:30
                    Irene         10 -  2
                    Debbie         1 -  5
                              St. Joseph's         1:30 -   2

Tuesday, July 4
The abortion chamber will
apparently be closed, as we
all take time off to reflect
upon our "unalienable
rights endowed by our
Creator."
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Next week's schedule

Monday, July 10
                              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
                              We need help           10 -   11

Tuesday, July 11
                    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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