Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Sanctuary Ministry Update, Aug 27th, 2008
Baby at 20 weeks gestation
Orlando Women's Center abortion clinic
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Late & early abortion day
Christian Missionaries present: Jackie, Keith, their son Parker, Dale, Patte, Ginner, Grant, Tyler
[Note: Names of mothers & their companions have been changed for confidentiality]
In preparation for ministering today I called the Orlando Women's Center to make an appointment. Here is a partial transcript of the conversation:
Question: "Can I have an appointment for an abortion at 22 weeks?"
Sonia: "For 22 weeks it is $2600. You will have to come at 9am on Wednesday & you need to plan to be here overnight because it is a vaginal delivery of a stillborn."
Question: "What do you mean? I have to deliver the baby just like regular birth?"
Sonia: "They can't go in & suck it out. You are five months pregnant."
Question: "But then the baby is going to come out alive!"
Sonia: "No it's not."
Question: "Why not?"
Sonia: "Because we do everything we can to try and keep that from happening"
We had a very powerful time of ministry this morning. At least one baby was saved from abortion. New people came today, including Jackie, who speaks Spanish!
*+* Daniela *+* The Lord really used Jackie to speak love & truth to a mother named Doris, who had brought her 16 year old daughter in to kill her baby at 18 weeks. Daniela had an ultrasound & had seen her baby with her own eyes. Doris seemed to believe that there was reason to be concerned regarding the infant's well-being. Daniela explained that her reason for being willing to labor-and-deliver her baby into the toilet of the abortuary was: "I am too young." Karl is the teenage father of the baby. He reluctantly accompanied Daniela & her mom to the abortion clinic. He didn't want her to kill the baby & had offered to marry Daniela. She is not interested in marrying him & said; "We are not even seeing each other right now." After Jackie spoke with Doris, Doris took Karl aside to speak privately with him. A few minutes later she came over to where we were speaking to Daniela & said: "We are not doing it." Since Doris was the one who was paying the $1800 for the abortion, this meant that the baby would be saved. Praise the Lord! I spoke very seriously to Daniela & Karl about the sin of fornication. I warned them that they were to turn from their sin to trust in Christ. We provided Daniela with a beautiful gift bag with a six month supply of pre-natal vitamins, a Gospel of John, repentance tract & a mother's devotional. We held hands & prayed together in a circle in front of the abortion mill. Please pray that we find a circle of friends for this family. Especially for Daniela. She does not appear to have any maternal feelings for her baby & it is obvious that she is in a rebellious stage of her life right now. Daniela lives with her mom in south Orlando off the 417 between Landstar Blvd & S.Orange Ave. Would you be willing to befriend Daniela? We would like to provide a godly mentor for Karl as well as a loving friend for Doris. We have the contact information. It is yours if you are willing to serve Jesus by loving these neighbors.
*+* Jack & Anna *+* This married couple are from Albania. They arrived with their three children. Jack & Anna had driven all the way from Jacksonville to kill their baby boy at 21 weeks gestation. Their obstetrician had informed them that their son had a heart defect & Down's Syndrome & had recommended that they seriously consider termination before he became any bigger & the abortion would be more complicated. Three specialists had corroborated the findings. Although the doctors explained that they would be able to do heart surgery when the infant was born, each of them said: "It's your decision but it would be easier to terminate." How tragic that men & women who are supposed to protect human life would be so determined to point parents in the direction of a abortionist. In fact, at least one of the doctors gave Jack & Anna the telephone number for Orlando Women's Center & recommended James Scott Pendergraft to kill their child. A simple google of Pendergraft would reveal that this is a man who is a convicted felon who had his medical license suspended for committing illegal abortions. (http://forerunner.com/fyi/killer/pendergraft/index.html) Although Anna's doctors were not willing to murder her son themselves, they were more than willing to help her find people who would be happy to induce labor & kill the poor little boy for $2600. Although Jack & Anna said they were Catholic, they currently attend the Baptist church which is affiliated with the private Christian school their children attend. When I asked Anna if she believed in God she said: "Of course." I asked her if she believed that God had created her child. Anna said; "Yes." I told Anna that it was time for her to go beyond believing to obedience & trust. God had given her this precious boy & He was calling her to accept His gift & trust Him through her pregnancy. When I asked if they had spoken with a priest or the pastor, Jack said: "No, we don't want to involve anyone in this." He said that a Catholic friend of theirs had pleaded with them not to kill their child & had offered to raise the boy herself, but after she heard what the doctors said, she agreed that it might be best to kill him. I held the beautiful model of a baby at 20 weeks gestation for Anna to see. She had seen her dear baby boy on ultrasound too. I asked her; "If one of your children were diagnosed with a serious disease, would you kill him?" Anna responded immediately; "Oh, no! Don't even say a thing like that!" I appealed to Anna's conscience & spoke pointedly that God required her to turn from her evil plan to sin & trust in Him. I offered to find a loving circle of friends to support Anna through her pregnancy. I offered to let Jack speak with a friend & veteran pro-lifer in Jacksonville, but he refused. I told the parents all about Baby Rowan, who was 22 weeks gestation when he was delivered ALIVE into the toilet of the sister clinic to OWC, called EPOC. I showed Anna & Jack photographs of Rowan & gave them the handout so that they could read the transcript of the 911 call for themselves. Anna was very distressed at the thought of her son being born alive. I told Anna that the medication they give to induce labor does not harm the baby. Her baby could very well be delivered alive. Anna said: "The doctor said that he would be dead." I asked Anna; "Why would your baby be dead? Your son is alive now isn't he?" "Yes", she said. "I can feel him moving." How I wished I had an I-Phone so that I could show the couple the video of what happened to Baby Rowan: http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=20319588461&oid=19535165889 I told Anna & Jack that if they did not want to raise a child with special needs they could choose a loving adoptive couple for their son. Anna spoke up: "No. I would never give my child away." I reasoned with her; "Anna, you ARE giving your child away. You are allowing strangers to plunge him to his death in the toilet behind those doors." She cringed. "Don't say that. That is terrible." "Yes, Anna, it is terrible. Terrible, but true." AAnnwAnna said: "I will go inside and ask them if it is true. I will ask the doctor if my baby will be alive when he is born." I told Anna that there was no doctor inside the clinic. She seemed confused. Most of the late-term abortion process is facilitated by uncertified staff inside the clinic. "Do you really think that people who murder human beings for a living are going to have any problem lying to you about it?" She went inside. I was very glad when Dale came over & I introduced him to Jack & explained the situation with their baby boy. I told Dale that Anna & Jack said they were Catholics & that they went to a Baptist church. Dale opened up the Word of God & read from Philippians 4:6 & 7 "Never worry about anything. Instead, in every situation let your petitions be made known to God through prayers and requests, with thanksgiving.Then God's peace, which goes far beyond anything we can imagine, will guard your hearts and minds in union with the Messiah Jesus." Dale explained that the Lord can give us peace in the midst of the most difficult circumstances, but they have to trust Him. Then Dale read the Cure for Anxiety from Matthew Chapter 6:
The Cure for Anxiety
25 “For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 “Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? 27 “And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life? 28 “And why are you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, 29 yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these. 30 “But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you? You of little faith! 31 “Do not worry then, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear for clothing?’ 32 “For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
Although Jack gave me his telephone number, (& I gave my cell number to him) he & Anna still went inside the clinic. I saw Jack several more times throughout the morning. Each time I saw him I begged him to come away, to let us help him, to trust God & obey His commandment. I assured Jack that if Anna changed her mind she could go right to the emergency room where they would do their best to stop the labor. I urged him not to believe the lies that the clinic workers might tell him ... They often insist to the aborting moms that there is no turning back once they insert the Cytotec to induce labor. That is not true. It is not too late. Labor can often be stopped. I pleaded with Jack to have mercy on the son of his wife's womb. To fight like a warrior to protect his wife & son. I asked Jack if he had named his son. He said; "No. We didn't want to do that." I told him, "You must. He is your boy. He is made in the image & likeness of God. He has a soul. He is a person. Give your son a name. He deserves to have a name. He is not medical waste, he is a human being." I told Jack to call 911 immediately if his baby was born alive, because the clinic workers would lie & send him away so that his son would perish. Please pray that Anna & Jack's son was spared ... that his parents relented & allowed him to continue to live.
*+* Nan *+* The 36 year old mother of four was carrying her fifth child. Nan had come to murder her baby at 20 weeks gestation, saying; "I must do this. I cannot work while I am pregnant. It makes me feel sick." Nan does nails & the chemical smell made her feel ill by the end of her shift. Jackie & I assured Nan that we would help her. I suggested that she would be able to purchase a lot of food & pay rent with the $2400 she had brought to make her baby die. Nan's eyes filled with tears. "I have never done this before." Jackie & I gave Nan our promise that we would help her & if she needed to be given financial assistance through the rest of her pregnancy, we would ask God & His friends to help us to meet her needs. "We will visit you & your children. We will not allow you or your kids to go hungry. If your rent needs to be paid, we will, by the grace of God, pay your landlord if you are too sick to work." Both Jackie & I were suprised when Nan politely excused herself & went inside the killing place. We wrapped our arms around each other &holding back tears, we prayed for God to send her back out to us.
There were several women outside the clinic door filling out paperwork for their abortions. I called to them & offered to help them through their pregnancy. They laughed at us & continued chatting. Before I left I read the Deuteronomy 30:19 scripture that is the shaking of dust from our sandals. "I call heaven & earth to record this day against you, that I have sety before you life & death, belssing & cursing; therefore choose life that both you & your seed may live ... "
It was late & sweat was pouring down our faces & dripping lines down our backs. We all hugged goodbye & gave ourselves to Jesus Christ, to comfort & encourage us. It was tiring but fulfilling work for our Savior. He is worthy of all of labor. Although many infants were perishing behind the doors of the killing place we knew that our obedience to our Savior's great commission is success.
So many children are becoming victims of murder by their mothers. Just this afternoon it has been reported that Casey Anthony had the decomposing body of her poor little 3 year old daughter Caylee in the trunk of her car. (http://www.orlandosentinel.com/) Fox News reported that Alicia Banuelos delivered her baby then killed the precious newborn by leaving the child to die in a toilet. (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,411022,00.html) Oh the terrible lengths that mothers will go to slaughter their innocent children. The sin nature is set on fire by hell & the world & the Demoncratic party are in an unholy alliance against baby boys & girls through all nine months of pregnancy. Please pray that the church of Jesus Christ would rise up & defend these precious children with the gospel of life & eternity. Pray that the Holy Spirit would stir the idle Christians to repentance for their complacency. There are still days & killing times when there are no Christians willing to commit to witnessing at Orlando Women's Center. Won't you be the one to stand up & say to your Savior; "Here I am, send me!"?
Together for Life & Eternity,
I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means.
-- I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty,
but leading or driving them out of it.
... I observed ... that the more public provisions were made for the poor,
the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer.
And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer.
There is no country in the world where so many provisions are established for them ...
Under all these obligations, are our poor modest, humble, and thankful;
and do they use their best endeavours to maintain themselves, and lighten our shoulders of this burthen?
-- On the contrary, I affirm that there is no country in the world in which the poor are more idle, dissolute, drunken, and insolent.
... you took away from before their eyes the greatest of all inducements to industry, frugality, and sobriety,
by giving them a dependance on somewhat else ...
In short, you offered a premium for the encouragement of idleness,
and you should not now wonder that it has had its effect in the increase of poverty.
~ Benjamin Franklin
Posted by Paula at 9:26 PM