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Weekly Ministry Focus
Volume 1, Number 36 September 11, 2000

"If I talked to you, I know I'd change my mind" says abortion-bound woman

Abortions were only committed on Tuesday last week in Bakersfield, due to the Labor Day holiday. There was an unknown elderly abortionist. Here are a few selected reports from last week's ministry activities:

  • As "Lucretia," 21, approached the abortion chamber stairs on Tuesday, Terri begged her to come over and talk, but Lucretia said "if I came and talked to you, I know I'd change my mind!" and proceeded into the waiting room. Terri continued to call out to her from the sidewalk. Lucretia's friend "Tonya" was watching Lucretia's two small children in the abortion chamber's parking lot, so Mary Ann suggested that she could bring them to the small playground at the LifeHouse. Tonya agreed.

    About an hour later, Lucretia ran, crying, out of the abortion chamber,
    'Tonya,' 'Lucretia,' and Lucretia's
     children, happy that Lucretia will keep her baby.
    "Tonya," "Lucretia," and Lucretia's children, happy that Lucretia will keep her baby.
    and Mary Ann brought her to the LifeHouse. Terri showed Lucretia and Tonya the "Harder Truth" video, and talked to them about the possibility of going to His Nesting Place maternity home. (Tonya is also pregnant, and is 18 years old. She had been raped in April, and the rapist is now serving a five year sentence.) Lucretia's boyfriend is also in jail. She was additionally concerned because a blood test had shown that something could be wrong. Terri gave both of them "Hope for the Future" Bibles, baby gifts, and fetal development literature. Lucretia and Tonya attend a local Catholic church.

  • "Tisha," 22, thought she might be pregnant, even though she had a Norplant device inserted; a friend suggested that she should go to the LifeHouse for a test. Her test was negative, but it provided an opportunity for Terri to talk to her about the dangers of Norplant, and its abortifacient properties. Terri gave Tisha the number of a doctor who can remove the Norplant. Tisha said she is engaged and Catholic.

  • "Selena," 18, came to the LifeHouse on Tuesday for a pregnancy test. She told Terri that she is Catholic, and she is engaged. Her test was positive, and Terri gave her a "Hope for the Future" Bible and a baby gift. Selena said she will keep the baby.

  • On Wednesday, Debbie was counseling by herself on the sidewalk outside the abortion chamber. She talked to "Mabel," 20, who was coming for a post-abortion checkup. Debbie asked Mabel if she would do it again, and Mabel said "No I'd keep it it's wrong to kill!" Mabel told Debbie that she knows God, and that her church didn't know she had been pregnant.


Scripture Focus Hebrews 3:7-14

So, as the Holy Spirit says:

"Today, if you hear his voice,
   do not harden your hearts
as you did in the rebellion,
   during the time of testing in the desert,
where your fathers tested and tried me
   and for forty years saw what I did.
That is why I was angry with that generation,
   and I said, 'Their hearts are always going astray,
   and they have not known my ways.'
So I declared on oath in my anger,
   "They shall never enter my rest.'."

See to it, brothers, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God. But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin's deceitfulness. We have come to share in Christ if we hold firmly till the end the confidence we had at first.

Ask God to continually soften your heart today, and whenever you encounter sin's deceitfulness today, turn it over to Jesus.


Prayer Focus
  • Pray that every volunteer will radiate God's love for all people (mothers and babies, born and preborn) today.

  • Ask God to heal the hurt in "Mabel's" heart (see report above), and to help her to fully repent. (And also pray for the other women who wish they hadn't aborted their babies, and for the other people mentioned in the ministry reports.)

  • Ask God to continue to bless and expand the pro-life sidewalk ministry in Fresno (see report below).

  • Pray that God will expose the works of the unknown abortionist, so that he will no longer be able to hide from the impact of his sin, and that his exposure will lead to repentance.


Eight babies saved in Fresno

Fresno sidewalk counselors reported that they had an unusually fruitful weekend ministry: three babies were saved on Friday, and five babies were saved on Saturday, according to Cindy Turner. A young rape victim talked to the sidewalk counselors, and two hours later she changed her mind.

At one point, the sidewalk counselors were on their knees, praying fervently, when suddenly a "very tall man" was next to them, saying "God is going to bless you for this work I know you need more literature," and handing them a $100 dollar bill. (They were down to their last piece of literature.) The next thing they knew, the man was gone. "Could he have been an angel?" Cindy wondered.

They had been harassed by a new security guard (who was a backslidden Christian), but by the end of the day, he was helping them give out literature.


'Say So' March protests genocide

The "Say So 2000" march will be held in various cities nationwide on October 7, and in Washington, DC, on October 9, bringing national attention to the 1,452 black babies that are killed by abortion each day.

"It's genocide!" said Rev. Johnny Hunter, a leader of the effort. "It is our hope that if blacks stop cooperating with the death industry, it will save children of all races."

The photos of last year's marchers are on exhibition at the Martin Luther King Library in Washington, DC. The march was considered a historic moment in the black community.


Murder victim's family helps LifeSavers

In an incident which shocked the Bakersfield community, real estate businessman Brad St.Clair, 31, was murdered on August 7 in his office when a kidnap attempt turned bad. Just a few weeks earlier, the St. Clairs had learned of LSM, and had sent a donation enabling the LifeHouse to overcome the worst financial crisis in its history.

Arlana St. Clair recently sent another donation to LSM, as a memorial to her son's life. Through Brad's death, God has brought a revival to both the St. Clair family and their church, with several accepting Christ and rededicating their lives. "Out of evil, God has brought good," she wrote.

Brad's wife Elisia is amazing many by her grace from God, as she continues to care for their young son and daughter while coping with the loss. Elisia is expecting their third child, a daughter, in December.

"May God continue to bless your ministry in which Brad and I believe," Arlana St. Clair wrote.


Unborn baby helps keep mother alive

A 42-year old British woman's preborn child helped to keep her alive during her pregnancy, according to a London newspaper. The woman's kidneys were failing, but twelve weeks into the pregnancy, "baby Owen's" kidneys began working to clean his blood and help his mother.

"I was terrified that the toxins in my body would be too much for him and I would lose him as I did my first child four years ago.... But ... despite being premature, Owen is perfect," his mother beamed.

- Pro-Life Infonet #2245, September 6, 2000


You may now donate to LifeSavers online! http://LifeSavers.glorifyJesus.com/donate
It's fast, economical, safe, and secure...
And it may help to save a baby's life!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Monday, Sept. 18 at 7pm at the LifeHouse- Mandatory LSM meeting to determine the future of the LifeSavers Ministries organization

Saturday, October 7 from 1 to 3 pm
Free Seminar: "How to Save Unborn Children's Lives Through Intercessory Prayer and Sidewalk Counseling"
Central Baptist, Huntington Beach - (949) 653-2612


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, Sept. 11
Colleen 8 - 10:30
Fr. Moore? 9 - 11
Chuck 11:30 - 3
Irene 10 - 2
Terri 10 - 5
Debbie 9 - 12
St. Joseph's 1:30 - 2
Tuesday, Sept. 12
Terri6:30 - 5:00
Vince7 - 9
Lewis 7:30 - 9:30
Carlotta? 7:30 - 9:30
Fr. Moore? 9 - 11
Chuck 11:30 - 3
Albert & Ione 10 - 12
Fr. James 10 - 12
Irene 10 - 2
Terri 10:30 - 5
Mary Ann 11 - 3

Next week's schedule
Monday, Sept. 18
Colleen 8 - 10:30
Susan? 8:30 - 11
Chuck 11:30 - 3
Irene 10 - 2
Terri 10:30 - 5
Debbie 9 - 12
St. Joseph's 1:30 - 2
EVERYONE 7pm - 9pm
We need help 8 - 9
Tuesday, Sept. 19
Lewis 7:30 - 9:30
Carlotta? 7:30 - 9:30
Chuck 11:30 - 3
Albert & Ione 10 - 12
Fr. James 10 - 12
Irene 10 - 2
Mary Ann 11 - 3
We need help 1 - 4
(Terri and Tim may be gone, due to a court appearance.)

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.


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