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LifeSavers Ministries    Weekly Ministry Focus
Volume 1, Number 31        August 7, 2000


Mother of pregnant girl says "God led me to your website"

No abortions were committed last Monday 
in Bakersfield, but the unknown abortionist (who 
drives a white Toyota Camry) committed abortions 
on Tuesday.   Reportedly, abortionist Kenneth 
Wright will no longer be coming to Bakersfield 
unless an adequate number of abortions have been 
scheduled.  Here are a few selected reports from 
last week's ministry activities:

- "Justine" was searching the internet for a 
pregnancy help center, and found the LifeHouse.  
She sent a message, requesting help for her 16-
year-old daughter who is pregnant.  The 
Palmquists received the message while they were 
in St. Louis, so Tim corresponded with Justine by 
e-mail, inviting Justine to take her daughter to 
the LifeHouse, and suggesting that Terri could 
also talk to her by phone.  Justine replied by 
sending her phone number, and Terri called her 
from the hotel on Tuesday night.  Justine said 
the family is able to handle her daughter's 
physical needs, but it seemed that they just 
needed some emotional support.  They attend a 
large local Foursquare church, and Justine's 
daughter re-dedicated her life to the Lord last 
week.  She had been living away from home for 
three months.  Justine wrote, "I know God led me 
to your website.  There have been too many 
prayers that have gone up for Him not to do 
something."  Justine said that her daughter will 
not abort the baby.

- "Mona," 26, came to abortion chamber on Monday, 
and a sidewalk counselor encouraged her to go to 
the LifeHouse.  At the LifeHouse, she had a 
pregnancy test, and the results were positive.  
Mona told Beth that several years ago, she had 
gone to Los Angeles for an abortion, but once she 
was on the table, she changed her mind.  Mona 
smiled when she found out she was pregnant.  Beth 
encouraged her to continue to seek the Lord for 
her family, and gave her a baby gift and 
information on fetal development, along with 
other literature.

- "Holly," 21, came to the abortion chamber on 
Monday with a friend, but they noticed the sign 
at the LifeHouse, and decided to come across the 
street instead.  She is married, and has a one-
year old baby.  Her test results were negative, 
so Beth shared the gospel and God's plan for 
fertility and Natural Family Planning.  Beth also 
gave them New Testaments and various other 
literature.

- "Kellie" called the LifeHouse on Monday, and told Beth that she was scheduled for an abortion the following day. She asked Beth for information on adoption, and Beth provided several referrals. She has had two abortions, and was surprised when Beth told her that an 8 week old preborn baby can feel pain.

- "Ofilia," 27, came to the LifeHouse with her fiance for a pregnancy test. The results were negative, so Beth told them about God's gift of sexuality and stressed that "pro-choice" is a lie. She encouraged them to go God's way for their lives, and to save themselves as a wedding gift.

- "Susan," 22, came to the LifeHouse on Tuesday for a pregnancy test. She is married, and gave birth to a baby a few months ago. She told Beth that she had no religious background, so Beth shared the gospel of Jesus Christ with her, along with Natural Family Planning concepts. Beth said that she seemed receptive. As she left, Beth gave her a New Testament.

- "Luci," 18, came to the LifeHouse on Tuesday for a pregnancy test. She told Amber that she is "born again," but is not attending church right now. She wanted to be pregnant, but her test results were negative. Amber used this opportunity to encourage her to wait until marriage, and gave her abstinence literature.

- "Melicia," 20, was brought to the LifeHouse by a friend for a pregnancy test. Melicia speaks only Spanish, so it was very difficult for Amber to communicate with her. Amber showed Melicia the "Harder Truth" video, but she had no reaction. Melicia's test was negative, but if it had been positive, she said she would have aborted the baby.

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Scripture Focus: Galatians 6:1-5

Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted. Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. For if anyone thinks himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himeself. But let each one examine his own work, and then he will have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another. For each one shall bear his own load.

Let him who is taught the word share in all good things with him who teaches.

Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.

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Prayer Focus

- Ask God to search your heart and to purge any bad intentions or sin in your life, so that you can be more effective today in seeking to restore the Christians you will encounter today who are stuck in a sinful lifestyle.

- Pray that God will draw "Justine" and her daughter (see report above) closer to each other and closer to Him during this pregnancy.

- Ask God to convict the new abortionist of his sin, and pray that God will lead him to repentance.

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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, August 7 Tuesday, August 8 
Colleen     8 - 12      Lewis        7:30 - 9:30
Beth        9 - 5       Carlotta?    7:30 - 9:30
Irene      10 - 2       Amber        8:30 - 11:30
Mercedes?  10 - 2       Beth            9 - 5
Mary Ann?  11 - 3       Albert&Ione    10 - 12
Debbie     11 - 5 Fr. James      10 - 12 
StJoseph's  1:30 - 2    Irene          10 - 2 
                        Terri       10:30 - 5
                        Mercedes?      10 - 2
                        Mary Ann?      11 - 3
                        Debbie         11 - 5

Next week's schedule

Monday, August 14         Tuesday, August 15

Colleen         8 - 11    Lewis       7:30 - 9:30
Irene          10 - 2   Vince          7 - 9
Mercedes?      10 - 2   Albert&Ione   10 - 12
Terri       10:30 - 5     Fr. James     10 - 12
Debbie          1 - 5     Irene         10 - 2
StJoseph's   1:30 - 5     Mercedes?     10 - 2
                          Mary Ann?     11 - 3
Help needed     8 - 10    Help needed    9 - 10


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Publication information

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 
Weekly Ministry Focus.  Issues are available 
without charge at the LifeHouse on Mondays and 
Tuesdays.  To subscribe to the Weekly  Ministry 
Focus by mail, we request a suggested donation of 
$30 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).  All 
donations are optional.

LifeSavers Ministries -  P.O. Box 40972  -  Bakersfield, CA 93384
http://LifeSavers.glorifyJesus.com
The LifeHouse  -  2428 H Street  -  Bakersfield, CA 93301
http://LifeHouse.glorifyJesus.com
For more information, call 661/323-BABY (661/323-2229).

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