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LifeSavers Ministries Weekly Ministry Focus
Volume 1, Number 29                  July 24, 2000


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Girl seeks abortion to hide pregnancy from mother, but chooses life 
(and other ministry reports)

     The LifeHouse was very busy on Monday and
Tuesday last week, while the abortion chamber was
slow on Monday and very busy on Tuesday (the
abortionist was Kenneth Wright).  Here are a few
selected reports from last week's ministry 
activities:
                                   
         As "Mia," 16, walked into the abortion 
chamber on Tuesday, Terri called her over and 
asked if she was going to have an abortion; Mia 
said "yes."  Terri asked her if she would come to 
rhe LifeHouse for a few minutes to talk.  At the
LifeHouse, Terri showed Mia the "Harder Truth"
video, and Mia told Terri that the main reason 
she was going to abort her baby was that she
didn't want to tell her mom that she was
pregnant.  Her family attends a local Catholic
church.  Terri gave her "Don't Panic" (a
pamphlet which explains how to tell your parents
you're pregnant) and a baby gift, and prayed for
her.  Mia said she needed a ride, so Carlotta
brought her home.

         "Fern" had scheduled an abortion early 
Tuesday morning, but Carlotta talked to her 
before she went in.  Carlotta gave her a "Hope 
for the Future" Bible, along with literature on 
fetal development and the risks of abortion.  
Carlotta also shared the Gospel with her.  Fern 
cried while Carlotta was talking to her, but she 
still went in.  But she soon came back out, and 
left the abortion chamber with her sister.  
Carlotta encouraged her to talk to her mother,
who is a Christian. 
            
         "Maribel," 17, came to the LifeHouse on
Monday for a pregnancy test with her boyfriend,
Manus.  She has never been pregnant before, and
he said that she is pro-life.  For several years 
she has been attending a large local Southern 
Baptist church, and she has been "born again."  
When they saw that the test results were negative,
Maribel and Manus were both in tears.  They
prayed with Terri, asking God to help them not to
have sex anymore until they are married.

         "Maxine", 27, came to the LifeHouse on
Monday for a pregnancy test, which was positive.  
She is a "born again" Christian, and she and her 
husband have two children.  Although she was 
already pro-life, Terri offered to show her the 
"Harder Truth" abortion video.  After seeing the 
video, Maxine was crying.  She said she had read 
pro-life literature and seen photographs before, 
but she didn't realize until the she saw the 
video just how bad it was.

         "Adrian" works at a fast food 
restaurant near the LifeHouse, and often walks by 
the sidewalk counselors.  On Tuesday, he stopped 
and asked for Terri's opinion.  He explained that 
his girlfriend is pregnant with their second 
baby, and he didn't think he could give his 
second child everything like he did for his first 
baby (who is about 1 year old).  They have 
always made sure that their baby was dressed in 
the best brand-name clothes.  Terri explained to 
him the benefits of having more than one child, 
and the risks of abortion.  She also told Adrian 
that she would pray for him, and gave him some 
literature showing the development of the baby, 
along with information about the LifeHouse.

         "Moriah" aborted her baby on Tuesday 
afternoon.  After the abortion, she told Carlotta 
she felt bad about it.  She had sickle-cell 
anemia and heart problems and her family and 
doctor advised her to abort.  Carlotta gave her 
post-abortion literature and a Bible, and 
encouraged her to abstain from sexual activity. 
Moriah told Carlotta that she was a Christian, 
and she wished she hadn't aborted her baby.

          "Cori," 23, came to the LifeHouse for 
a pregnancy test on Monday with Fillmore, her 
live-in boyfriend, who is also the father of her 
two children.  She has attended a local Catholic 
church for many years.  Cori said she was likely 
to abort if she were pregnant, but after Terri 
showed her the "Harder Truth" video, she said "no 
way!"  She didn't realize what they do.  Cori
asked Fillmore to come in and watch the video with
her again.  After they saw that the test results 
were negative, Fillmore and Cori prayed with 
Terri to make a commitment to Jesus to stop 
having sex until they marry (which they hope to 
do within a year).  Fillmore said he could go 
back to live with his parents.
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Scripture Focus: Ephesians 4:1-16

     I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, 
entreat you to walk in a manner worthy of the 
calling with which you have been called, with all 
humility and gentleness, with patience, showing 
forbearance to one another in love, being 
diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in 
the bond of peace.  There is one body and one 
Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope 
of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one 
baptism, one God and Father of all who is over 
all and through all and in all.  But to each one
of us grace was given according to the measure of 
Christ's gift.  Therefore it says, 
     "When He ascended on high, 
     He led captive a host of captives, 
     and He gave gifts to men."
     (Now this expression, "He ascended," what 
does it mean except that He also had descended 
into the lower parts of the earth?  He who 
descended is Himself also He who ascended far 
above all the heavens, that He might fill all 
things.)  And He gave some as apostles, and some 
as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as 
pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the 
saints for the work of service, to the building
up of the body of Christ; until we all attain to 
the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of 
the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure 
of the stature which belongs to the fulness of
Christ.  As a result, we are no longer to be 
children, tossed here and there by waves, and 
carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the 
trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful 
scheming; but speaking the truth in love, we are
to grow up in all aspects into Him, who is the 
head, even Christ, from whom the whole body, 
being fitted and held together by that which 
every joint supplies, according to the proper 
working of each individual part, causes the 
growth of the body for the building up of itself 
in love.  
[Ask God to help you walk in a manner worthy of 
His calling as you minister in Christ's name 
today.]
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Prayer Focus

  Pray that God will soften the hearts of the 
women who enter the abortion chamber today, so 
that as they receive the teddy bears and the 
Bibles, their thoughts will be turned to the 
precious child within them.
  Ask God to help "Mia" (see report above) to
communicate effectively with her mother.
  Ask God to convict you of the fulness of His 
will for your life, so that you will follow Him
in every aspect of what he is calling you to do 
to build up the body of Christ.
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Youth group takes action against abortion

     The youth group of St. Jude's Mission (a 
mission of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Chapman 
Street in Bakersfield) will be on the sidewalks 
outside the abortion chamber on Tuesday praying 
for the children who are scheduled to die, and for
their mothers.  "We want to defend the babies and
give them justice," explained Hortencia Nevarez,
who leads the youth group with her husband Andres.
     Last Friday, Tim and Terri Palmquist went to
the St. Jude's youth group meeting to talk to 
about 30 teenagers about abortion and chastity.
"I wanted the kids to know about abortion, because
at one point of their lives, they'll be faced with
this, and they need to know it's not a choice, 
it's a life," Hortencia said.
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Special instructions for this week

     No signs of any kind.
     Main focus: giving out Bibles and teddy 
bears.
[This is the last week of our three-month 
experiment testing the effectiveness of various 
tactics.  Thank you for cooperating with this 
effort.  Next week, normal activities will 
resume.]
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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 24
                    Colleen        8 -  10:30
                    Irene         10 -  2
                    Mercedes      10 -  2
                    Terri         11 -  5
                    Debbie         9 -  5
           St. Joseph's         1:30 -   2

Tuesday, July 25
                    Lewis       7:30 -  9:30
                    Carlotta    7:30 -  9:30
           Albert & Ione          10 -   12
                    Fr. James     10 -  12
           St. Jude's youth       10 -   12?
                    Irene         10 -  2
                    Mercedes      10 -  2
                    Mary Ann      10 -  3
                    Terri         11 -  5
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Next week's schedule

Monday, July 31
                    Colleen        8 - 12
                    Irene         10 -  2
                    Mercedes      10 -  2
                    Mary Ann      11 -  3
           St.  Joseph's        1:30 -   2
           We need help            8 -   9

Tuesday, August 1
                    Vince          7 -  9
                    Lewis       7:30 -  9:30
           Carlotta             7:30 -  9:30?
                    Amber       8:30 -  11:30
           Albert & Ione          10 -   12
           Fr. James              10 -   12
                    Irene         10 -  2
                    Mercedes      10 -  2
                    Mary Ann      11 -  3
           We need help            9 -   10
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The LifeSavers Ministries Weekly Ministry Focus
is published every Monday by Tim and Terri
Palmquist, PMB 1911-166, Tehachapi, CA 93581
(http://Palmquists.glorifyJesus.com).  All 
expenses of this publication are paid for by the 
Palmquists; no funds from LifeSavers Ministries
are used in any way to publish or distribute the
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P.O. Box 40972
Bakersfield CA 93384
http://LifeSavers.glorifyJesus.com

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2428 H Street
Bakersfeild, CA 93301
http://LifeHouse.glorifyJesus.com

For more information, call 661/323-BABY
(661/323-2229).

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