Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Ministry Update, May 27th,2006

In God, whose Word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid.
What can mortal man do to me?
- Psalm 56:4

Sanctuary Ministries Report
Orlando Women's Center abortion clinic
Saturday, May 27, 2006
Gina, Larry, Marian, Dale, Dave and Paula, Carolina
3 Prayer Warriors

14 mothers came to kill their babies, 2 left with their babies still inside their wombs. Catherine (one of the clinic workers who has become friendly with us) commented that there were 12 inside (aborting)...”a slow day”, were her words.

We spoke to every person going into the killing place and offered them holy counsel and a Good Samaritan hand to make it through their pregnancy.

Sidewalk counselor Gina shared that she spoke with a Spanish-speaking man that kept telling us; "I do not want to be disrespectful." When Gina reminded him that he was the "man" in the family, all he kept saying was, “I wish it could be different”. Gina wonders, “Why are men such cowards to allow their wives and daughters to murder rather than stand up to them?”

Sidewalk counselor Dale reports: ”I don't have any real stories to add to the report, other than to say, I continue to be transformed by the witnessing at the mill (abortion clinic) on Saturdays. A year or so ago, when we first started coming to the mill, I sat in my car and prayed. I never imagined that I would be preaching to these folks with a bullhorn. In that time, I've gone from feeling it was a bit of a chore to take Mary Jo (his sweet 16 daughter who faithfully comes to minister each week), to looking forward to being there on the front lines, engaging those who worship the god of this world, sharing the Word with them to make them aware of their spiritual blindness, and praying they will spare their unborn children and themselves from death.”

We saw a young lady climb back into the car with her mom. Her toddler was there in the back seat, and drive away. We pray it is forever. We also saw a young couple drive away in their SUV, giving the sidewalk counselors a wave and a little ‘thumbs up’ as they pulled away. Thank you, Jesus.

There is a train that runs very close to the mill. Frequently, the car changes are made as we are making our way to Orlando Women’s Clinic in the wee hours, blocking the way for blocks and blocks. As we were struggling to find a way to get through, I couldn’t help thinking about a story I read recently in one of my Prolife publications about the parallels between the Jewish Holocaust and the Infant Genocide of today. It is told that as the trains carrying the Jews to the gas chambers rumbled by the churches, the Christians in pews would sing louder to drown out the cries and block the wails of the people being led to slaughter. They didn't want to hear. They didn't want to know. They wanted church as usual.

Please don’t just “sing louder as the killing train passes”.

We were all once scared to do anything about the holocaust in Orlando but “God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of POWER and of LOVE and of a SOUND MIND” (1 Timothy 1:7). That scripture alone should give any Christian the confidence to step out in faith and speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves. We can overcome any fear or apathy with God’s POWER. We can talk to the lost with the LOVE God gives us. We will speak God’s truth from our SOUND MIND. Please believe that God will not abandon you to your fear! Read again what Dale says above. Every sidewalk counselor will testify that what was once a burden, God changed to a BLESSING. Only Jesus could do that!

All for Him,
Paula <)))><
Inner-city missionary to the pre-born
Orlando, Fl

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