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Weekly Ministry Focus

Volume 1, Number 48 December 4, 2000
Weekly Ministry Focus
"Pro-life" girl convinced not to abort her baby

At least two babies were saved last week in Bakersfield through the ministry of "pregnancy evangelists" on the sidewalks outside the Family Planning Associates abortion chamber. Abortionist Kenneth Wright committed abortions on Monday and Tuesday. Here are a few selected reports from last week's ministry activities:

"Leticia," 17, and her boyfriend "Fernando," 24, came to the abortion chamber last Tuesday from the small town where they live. Even though she said she is pro-life and attends a Catholic church, Leticia intended to abort the baby. The abortion chamber told her to come back this week.

Leticia spoke only Spanish, so Irene* talked to her on the sidewalk, convincing her to come across the street to the LifeHouse pregnancy help center for a second pregnancy test, and to see a video about abortion. Leticia said that she needs an abortion because her brothers and parents will be very angry with her for being pregnant. After Irene talked and prayed with her for over an hour, Leticia changed her mind. Irene gave her a "Hope for the Future" Bible, a baby gift, a rosary, and a model of a 12-week baby.

A couple in their early twenties entered the abortion chamber on Monday. After the woman was inside, the man came back to his car. As the man started to drive away, Debbie* and Chuck (an independent volunteer) talked to him. He explained that he had been in jail, and that the reason they didn't want a baby was that he needed to "get his life together."

Debbie and Chuck tried to convince him to go back inside and bring her out, and to their surprise, he did. Debbie and Chuck talked to them for a while, and then the man said "we're going to go get something to eat and talk things over," and they drove away.

"Valerie," 17, was raped by a friend's boyfriend. Although she had not taken a pregnancy test, she was sure that she was pregnant. Intending to enter the abortion chamber, she accidentally walked in to the LifeHouse. Terri gave her a pregnancy test, and while they waited for the results, Terri showed her a video about abortion. Valerie said "I can't have an abortion after seeing that." However, her test results were negative. She told Terri she would check back in a week.

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.

Pray that God will enable LifeSavers team members and other sidewalk volunteers to apply this scripture appropriately in their relationships with each other.

Prayer Focus
  • Pray that God will help "Leticia" (see report above) and her family to grow closer to each other and to God through Leticia's pregnancy.
  • Ask God to grant wisdom to the board of LifeSavers Ministries, as they consider what to do about the increasing cost of leasing the LifeHouse and the inadequate level of incoming donations. Pray that God will reveal a plan which allows the LifeHouse to continue without being financially irresponsible.
  • Pray that the fundraiser on Thursday will be successful, both spiritually and financially, and that God will guide the preparations in every detail.

Abortionist's baby born alive
Joy Schepis thanks God for protecting baby Michael

A 7-pound, 6-ounce baby named Michael was born last Tuesday in White Plains, New York, after surviving an attempt by his abortionist-father to kill him (see Weekly Ministry Focus #16).

Joy Schepis said she named her baby Michael "for the saint who fought off Satan." Michael has been given a clean bill of health by doctors. "He seems fine. I don't know what long-term medical affects he'll have. Right now, he's perfect," his mother said beaming as she looked down at Michael sleeping.

"I'd like to thank [everyone] for their prayers. We're OK.... It was a long haul, but he pulled through."

The baby's father, abortionist Stephen Pack, has pleaded not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect. He is scheduled to return to court next week.

[Editor's note: Anybody seen this mentioned on the news? I didn't think so. Even the New York post article "forgets" to mention that the perpetrator of this act is a professional abortionist. But our nation's biased media is quick to gloss over the many ways in which our society's abortionist's have proven their "mental defects."]

- New York Post, December 1, 2000

Join us for the Fifth Annual
LifeSavers Ministries
Mexican Dinner
and Auction
This coming Thursday
Calvary Bible Church
4850 Manor Street, Bakersfield

Adults $15*
Children (6-12) $7*
Children under 6 Free
Families $50*

For more information, call (661) 323-2229
or go to:

LifeSavers Ministries
Monthly meeting
at the LifeHouse tonight at 6:30

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, Dec. 4
Colleen 8 - 10:30
Debbie* 9 - 12
Terri* 10:30 - 6
Chuck 11:30 - 3
Irene* 10 - 2
St. Joseph's 1:30 - 2

Tuesday, Dec. 5
Lewis 7:30 - 9:30
Vince 7:30 - 9
Terri* 10:30 - 4
Chuck 11:30 - 3
Fr. James 10 - 12
Irene* 10 - 2
Mary Ann 11 - 3

Monday, Dec. 11
Colleen 8 - 10:30
Debbie* 9 - 12
Irene* 10 - 2
Terri* 10:30 - 4
Chuck 11:30 - 3
St. Joseph's 1:30 - 2
We need help 8 - 10:30

Tuesday, Dec. 12
Lewis 7:30 - 9:30
Terri* 10:30 - 4
Chuck 11:30 - 3
Fr. James 10 - 12
Irene* 10 - 2
Mary Ann 11 - 3
We need help 6:45 - 10:30
*LSM team members (others are independent volunteers)

The LifeSavers Ministries Weekly Ministry Focus is published every Monday by Tim and Terri Palmquist, PMB 1911-166, Tehachapi CA 93581 ( 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 "" (we request a suggested donation of $10 per year). All donations are optional.

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