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Weekly Ministry Focus
Volume 1, Number 37 September 18, 2000

Yemeni baby saved after parents view video at the LifeHouse

Abortionist Kenneth Wright returned to Bakersfield last Monday and Tuesday to slaughter babies, but at least six babies who were scheduled to die are still alive! Here are a few selected reports from last week's ministry activities:

  • A Yemeni couple, "Ahmed," 28, and "Sabah," 26, planned to abort their fifth child on Tuesday, but Chuck and Terri talked to them as they were entering the abortion chamber. Ahmed said that a doctor had told them that the baby was deformed, and that they should abort the baby because of Sabah's health problems. "With the Lord's help, we convinced them to come to the LifeHouse to watch the 'Harder Truth' video," Terri said. Terri also told them that she would pay for them to go to another doctor for a second opinion, and asked Ione to call a local pro-life doctor to make arrangements. However, after watching the video, Ahmed said Sabah changed her mind; she said "I want to go home." He said they would get a second opinion on their own. He asked to use the phone, and called the abortion chamber to cancel his appointment. Terri gave them a "Hope for the Future" Bible and a baby gift.

  • "Sophia," 18, came to the abortion chamber on Monday, attempting for the third time to abort her baby. As she approached the stairway, Chuck asked "you don't really want an abortion, do you?" Chuck prayed with her, with Carlotta and Irene agreeing in prayer. "Tears were streaming down her face," Carlotta later recalled. Carlotta brought her to the LifeHouse, where she talked to Sophia about her situation. Carlotta let her hold one of the "Touch of Life" preborn baby models. "That really touched her heart," Carlotta said. Sophia explained that she is a Christian, and she was planning to get married, but her boyfriend is going into the Air Force. Carlotta made some phone calls to find out what regulations the Air Force has regarding spouses. As Sophia left, Terri gave her a "Hope for the Future" Bible and baby gifts.

  • "Audry," 18, came to the abortion chamber Tuesday in a car which had a "WWJD" ("What Would Jesus Do?") bumper sticker. Terri approached with a smile, offering a pamphlet, but Audry said "I need to have this abortion because my gall bladder is about to rupture." Terri said "we'll help you find a doctor," but Audry snapped back "don't you know this is hard enough for me?!" Terri said "are you a Christian?" and Audry replied "yes." Terri said "then what would Jesus do? You need to trust God, you don't need to go to this place that kills about 75 babies a week. Plus, there is no reason your baby needs to be torn apart to save your life!" Nevertheless, Audry went into the abortion chamber, as the young man who accompanied her swore angrily at Terri, saying that he was a Satanist. About three hours later, Audry came out, visibly upset. Chuck went to talk to her, and she told him that she is pregnant with twins, so she will not have an abortion. Chuck gave her a baby gift and two teddy bears. As they drove away, Terri ran out to give them a "Hope for the Future" Bible and a second baby gift. The young "Satanist" man at first resisted, but at Audry's urging, he rolled down the window to take the Bible and the gift.

  • A local doctor apparently scheduled an abortion for one of his patients, while telling her that she wasn't pregnant. "Monique," 39, asked her friend "Empara" to bring her to the abortion chamber on Monday. As Empara drove up, she asked Chuck "do they do abortions here?" and Chuck replied "that's about all they do." Empara explained that she is a Christian and she did not want to be responsible for bringing her friend for an abortion. Chuck suggested that they should go to the LifeHouse. At the LifeHouse, they showed Terri a referral form from Dr. Joo "Jay" Kim, which stated that Monique was not pregnant, but that she had an appointment with the Family Planning Associates abortion chamber for "11 am." Monique only speaks Spanish, so Terri asked her to complete one of the new Spanish-language pregnancy test forms, and gave her a pregnancy test, which was positive. Terri showed them the "Harder Truth" video, and gave Monique a baby gift, a Spanish "Hope for the Future" Bible, and the phone numbers of local Spanish-speaking pro-lifers. Empara said she will do her best to make sure Monique doesn't come back for an abortion. As of Sunday night, Monique was still not sure what she is going to do.

  • On Tuesday afternoon, a woman came out of the abortion chamber and laid back in the passenger seat of a car with a white towel wrapped around her head. Chuck began witnessing to her, offering post-abortion help to her. Terri suggested that if she is having problems, she should go to the hospital instead of coming back to the abortion chamber, but the woman said "I didn't have the abortion!" She said she was too sick. Terri told her to please call if she needs anything. The woman thanked them, then her male companion started the car and they drove away.


Scripture Focus : Proverbs 18:1-10

An unfriendly man pursues selfish ends;
   he defies all sound judgment.
A fool finds no pleasure in understanding
   but delights in airing his own opinions.
When wickedness comes, so does contempt,
   and with shame comes disgrace.
The words of a man's mouth are deep waters,
   but the fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook.
It is not good to be partial to the wicked
   or to deprive the innocent of justice.
A fool's lips bring him strife,
   and his mouth invites a beating.
A fool's mouth is his undoing,
   and his lips are a snare to his soul.
The words of a gossip are like choice morsels;
   they go down to a man's inmost parts.
One who is slack in his work
   is brother to one who destroys.
The name of the Lord is a strong tower;
   the righteous run to it and are safe.

As you meditate on this scripture today, ask God to help you to be diligent in all of your work for Him.


Prayer Focus
  • Pray for wisdom for every volunteer who will be speaking to those entering the abortion chamber today.

  • Ask God to give "Monique" the desire to protect her baby (see report above). (And also pray for the other people mentioned in the ministry reports.)

  • Ask God to expose the lies of Dr. Joo "Jay" Kim (see report above) and other doctors who try to trick women into aborting their babies.

  • Ask God to guide the LSM leadership in tonight's meeting, and pray that every decision which is made will be motivated by God's glory, not man's.


LSM receives gifts from baby the day before his birth

Mark Brent LaRochelle was born to Jack and Diane LaRochelle last Tuesday, September 12 at 4:52 am, after Diane went through 16 difficult hours of labor. He weighed 9 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 21 1/2 inches long. Mother and baby are happy and healthy.

On Monday (the day before Mark's birth), Diane had brought a large basket full of baby gifts to the LifeHouse. A shower had been held the week before for baby Mark, but Diane asked that all of the presents would go to LifeSavers to be given to women who choose life.

Thank you, Mark (and Diane and Jack)! May God use your precious life to His glory!


Monica Savage gives birth to fourth child

Francesca Anne Savage was born on September 8 to Mark and Monica Savage. Francesca weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 20 inches long. (Monica was formerly LSM's treasurer. The Savages now live in Santa Maria.)


In Memory of Chris Martin

Chris Martin, son of Tom and Kathy Martin of Washington, recently suffered a tragic death. Bruce and Valerie Walker gave a donation to LifeSavers in memory of Chris. The Martins have been active pro-lifers for years. Please pray that they will experience God's comfort during this time of mourning.


New LifeHouse sign!

Special thanks to Beth Herblet, Amber Hatfield, and the staff of Sign-A-Rama for the beautiful new LifeHouse sign which debuts today!


BE HERE TONIGHT!!!

Monday, Sept. 18 at 7pm at the LifeHouse- Mandatory LSM meeting to determine the future of the LifeSavers Ministries organization
(What do we mean by "mandatory"? We mean if you have any interest in the LSM organization, and if you want it to continue, you need to be here. Important decisions will be made, and if you are not there, your voice will not be heard!)

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Sunday, October 1 from 2 to 3 pm
Bakersfield LifeChain (Stockdale Hwy. at California Ave.)

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


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!

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. 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
Tuesday, Sept. 19
Terri6:30 - 5
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

Next week's schedule
Monday, Sept. 25
Colleen 8 - 10:30
Chuck 11:30 - 3
Irene 10 - 2
Terri 10:30 - 5
Debbie 9 - 12
St. Joseph's 1:30 - 2
We need help 8 - 10:30
Tuesday, Sept. 26
Vince 7? - 9
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
Terri 10:30 - 5
Mary Ann 11 - 3
We need help 9:30 - 10:30

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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