Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Pleading with the Lost

Click on the above link to view gentle Christians pleading with those who would murder their little infants.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Orlando Women's Center abortion clinic Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Sanctuary Ministries Update
Gospel Outreach at:
Orlando Women's Center abortion clinic
Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Christianity teaches men to be joyful under troubles: such exercises are sent from God's love;
and trials in the way of duty will brighten our graces now, and our crown at last ...
We should not pray so much for the removal of affliction, as for wisdom to make a right use of it.
~ Matthew Henry

Know therefore that the LORD thy God, He is God, the faithful God,
which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love Him and keep His commandments
to a thousand generations ...
Deuteronomy 7:9

Allura reporting:

Go to: to see the speech Lia gave to her 7th grade class. What an incredible young lady! Talk about doing hard things! I want to be like HER when I grow up!

Last Tuesday was very challenging as one of our missionaries saw a 'friend' walk into the abortion clinic. After praying and asking God for wisdom, the sidewalk counselor chose to WALK INTO THE CLINIC to try to get his friend out. The rest of us instinctively dropped to our knees, praying that God would have mercy and give us protection in this situation. Thankfully, this was handled quietly ... and the man we'll call 'Larry' came out to share why he was in there with his girlfriend. Although Larry was given several opportunities to turn away from this evil deed, he chose to allow his girlfriend to kill their baby. Those of who were there were grieved by this abortion, because it touches the lives of some of our closest friends and family. (Several of us were acquaintances of Larry.) I’ve been going to Orlando Women's Center for many years, and I knew that one day I’d probably be personally affected by this crime against the unborn. But this was hard. One thing that amazes us all, though, is that God, in His kindness and unbelievable mercy, allowed Larry to come on the exact day, and the exact time, that his missionary 'friend' was there…so he was confronted with the truth, and given a chance to repent. Larry will have to live with that for the rest of his life. May God have mercy on Larry's soul. Please pray for my precious friends, who are deeply impacted by the killing of this little one. They are desperate for God to help them.

Friends of Sanctuary Ministries,
It is always a personal challenge to face our fears and allow Christ to swallow them up in His grace and give us the faith and the courage to go to the abortion clinic to witness. We ask our Savior to fill us with His own compassion and wisdom and discernment as we introduce ourselves to strangers and offer our help through their pregnancy. I know that you might be able to imagine how difficult and uncomfortable it would be if someone you knew was walking into a killing place as you reached out to engage the lost with the gospel of life and eternity. This has happened several times over the years and it is always especially painful for those of us who know and love the woman or man who are purposed in their hearts to shed innocent blood. What a blessing that we do not have to depend upon our own strength, but on the provision of God through prayerful dependence. "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that gives to all men liberally, and upbraides not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavers is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed." James 1:5 & 6 Truly these are times that try men's souls, but we are not as those without comfort. We have the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Truth, to lead and guide us on our way. We believe the scriptures, that the trials of our faith work for our sanctification. So, we labor to "let patience have her perfect work."

I would like to ask you for prayer for our dear Allura, who leads the team on Tuesdays & often ministers at the killing place three times a week. It appears that the enemy of life has specifically targeted her & he is using a police officer's threats to do it. Lift up our precious sister as she seeks to remain humble and respond in meekness when this particular cop harasses her. Ask the Master to give us all discernment as we deal with the actions of this policeman, whom we have reported to internal affairs at OPD for past discrimation. We are considering requesting a meeting with OPD regarding the unfair treatment of Allura & others on our missionary team. Our goal is to protect and preserve our rights to free speech and freedom of religious expression as we continue to fulfill the Great Commission of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and practice pure religion by visiting the imperiled orphans in their affliction.

We would like to leave you with the following excerpt of commentary from Matthew Henry on James 1:1-11:

Christianity teaches men to be joyful under troubles: such exercises are sent from God's love; and trials in the way of duty will brighten our graces now, and our crown at last. Let us take care, in times of trial, that patience, and not passion, is set to work in us: whatever is said or done, let patience have the saying and doing of it. When the work of patience is complete, it will furnish all that is necessary for our Christian race and warfare. We should not pray so much for the removal of affliction, as for wisdom to make a right use of it. ..
A mind that has single and prevailing regard to its spiritual and eternal interest, and that keeps steady in its purposes for God, will grow wise by afflictions, will continue fervent in devotion, and rise above trials and oppositions...

Together for Life & Eternity by the grace of Christ,
Patte Smith
Sanctuary Ministries

Sanctuary Ministries Update Orlando Women's Center outreach Thursday, February 12, 2008

Sanctuary Ministries Update

Orlando Women's Center outreach

Thursday, February 12, 2008

Baby's feet at 10 weeks gestation

Ursula was by herself, but not alone, for Jesus was with her. She arrived at the abortuary at 8:15am & approached each of the cars as they arrived to have abortions. With so many to offer ministry packets to, Ursula missed one of the cars that drove down the driveway into the back parking lot. Ursula explained:
"When the couple got out of their vehicle I called out them, saying, "My name is Ursula. Come over so I can give you something." Ursula was so happy when the couple responded by stopping for a moment to give her their full attention, and remarked, "I always think is a miracle when they look at you." Knowing that Ursula was there to help prevent them from hurting their baby, the man protested. "What if you can't financially afford another child?" Ursula answered; "We are all naked before God. We cannot take our money with us. When we stand before the Lord it is only us and our conscience." The man agreed. Ursula showed them the photo of a little baby's hand. She explained that their baby's heart began to beat at only 3 1/2 weeks gestation and said; "Abortion is killing. God says 'You shall not murder'. I can take you to JMJ for a free ultrasound. They may do an ultrasound inside the clinic, but they will turn the screen away so that you will not see your baby. They know that if the mothers were to see their children on the sonogram and hear their little hearts beating that many would leave without killing their children." The couple told Ursula their names were Sonia and Warren. By this time Theresa arrived and was praying as Ursula spoke with Sonia & Warren. As Ursula took out our tract 'Killing a Baby by Abortion is a Serious Sin', the couple remained in rapt attention, hanging on her every word. Ursula was rejoicing in her soul. "The miracle was that they were so open!" The couple looked at each other and excused themselves from Ursula and walked back towards their car. As they stood in the parking lot talking Theresa came to Ursula and said; "Let's pray!" They prayed hard. Soon Warren & Sonia were embracing. Sonia was sobbing. After a few minutes they both got into their car and began to drove out of the parking lot. Theresa said: "Let's go and speak to them!" and she & Ursula rushed over to reach them before they pulled into the street. Warren stopped the car and Sonia got out of the passenger side and came over to Ursula & Theresa to speak with them. Red-eyed, crying, Sonia was full of emotion. Ursula explained; "Theresa spoke to Sonia saying; 'You are Jesus' lamb because you listen to His voice'. She was wonderful with Sonia. So sweet and gentle." They all exchanged telephone numbers. Since the couple lives in Palm Bay, Ursula contacted another Christian friend named Mark to do follow-up. Ursula spoke with Sonia by phone today and made arrangements to send a blessing package with pre-natal vitamins, a pregnancy book, a Bible and a few other gifts, including some clothes for her two other children. Sonia was very happy to hear from Ursula and thanked her for being there to stop her from hurting her baby. "Warren is very glad too. We are both so thankful that you were there yesterday."

Precious Sanctuary missionaries were there to engage the aborting moms today. Lord willing, we will be returning to rescue the perishing in the morning. Although it is Valentine's Day, the abortuary is scheduled to murder babies as usual. We hope that you will remember our labors as you rise from your beds. Pray that Jesus Christ will be lifted high and that we will love our neighbors as ourselves.

Together for Life & Eternity,
Patte Smith
Sanctuary Ministries

Why we don't say "God loves you!" to mothers who are murdering their babies

Why we don't say "God loves you!" to mothers who are murdering their babies

"The cliché, God hates the sin but love the sinner, is false on the face of it and should be abandoned.
Fourteen times in the first fifty Psalms alone, we are told that God hates the sinner, His wrath is on the liar, and so forth.
In the Bible, the wrath of God rests both on the sin (Romans 1:18ff) and on the sinner (John 3:36)."
-D.A. Carson
The Difficult Doctrine of the Love of God, Crossway

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men,
who hold (or suppress) the truth in unrighteousness;
Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God has showed it to them.
For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made,
even His eternal power and Godhead;
so that they are without excuse ...
Romans 1:18, 19

Is revealed. Not only by the declarations of the Holy Scriptures, and his judgments, but by nature's teachings, and by the human conscience.
There is a measure of truth revealed to every man. See Ro 1:19. Many refuse to profit by the light they have, and love the darkness rather than the light.
All who do not live up to the knowledge they possess, who do worse than they know, hold the truth in unrighteousness.
They obstruct the truth, rather than let it have free scope.
People's New Testment
The wrath of God is revealed - Not only by frequent and signal interpositions of divine providence, but likewise in the sacred oracles,
and by us, His messengers.
~ Wesley

For the wrath of God - His holy displeasure and righteous vengeance against sin.

is revealed from heaven - in the consciences of men, and attested by innumerable outward evidences of a moral government...

Ro 1:18-32. This Wrath of God, Revealed against All Iniquity, Overhangs the Whole Heathen World...

....their stifling the light which still remained to them. As darkness overspreads the mind, so impotence takes possession of the heart, when the "still small voice" of conscience is first disregarded, next thwarted, and then systematically deadened. Thus "the truth" which God left with and in men, instead of having free scope and developing itself, as it otherwise would, was obstructed (compare Mt 6:22, 23; Eph 4:17, 18).

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary man can plead that he has fulfilled all his obligations to God and to his neighbour; nor can any truly say that he has fully acted up to the light afforded him. The sinfulness of man is described as ungodliness against the laws of the first table [1st five commandments], and unrighteousness against those of the second [last five]. The cause of that sinfulness is holding the truth in unrighteousness. All, more or less, do what they know to be wrong, and omit what they know to be right, so that the plea of ignorance cannot be allowed from any. Our Creator's invisible power and Godhead are so clearly shown in the works He has made, that even idolaters ... are left without excuse. They foolishly followed idolatry; and rational creatures changed the worship of the glorious Creator, for that of brutes ....[mostly idolizing self] They wandered from God ...had not the revelation of the gospel prevented it. For whatever may be pretended, as to the sufficiency of man's reason to discover Divine truth and moral obligation, or to govern the practice aright, facts cannot be denied. And these plainly show that men have dishonoured God by the most absurd idolatries and superstitions;and have degraded themselves by the vilest affections and most abominable deeds.

~ Matthew Henry

And yet, there is hope in Christ through His gospel!

...remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise,

without hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ.

Ephesians 2:12, 13

For those of us who have been saved by the grace of God & born again,

DO now have glorious hope that rests not on ourselves,

but in Christ, our Rock & our Salvation!

No one whose hope is in you will ever be put to shame, but they will be put to shame who are treacherous without excuse.

Psalm 25:3

But woe unto those who turn not from sin, who trust not on Christ & who continue to be treacherous without excuse. These store up wrath against themselves for the Day of wrath.

But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God's wrath,

when His righteous judgment will be revealed.

Romans 2:5

As we go out to the abortion mills may we remember that it is our solemn duty to warn the aborting mothers and fathers and their companions, who are under the just wrath of God for their evil scheme to murder the babies (as well as all of the other ways they have sinned against the Lord). We must speak to the clinic workers as well, not by assuring them that God loves them, but ...

by using the law of God lawfully.

But we know that the Law is good, if one uses it lawfully, realizing the fact that law is not made for a righteous person, but for those who are lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who kill ... according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, with which I have been entrusted.

I Timothy 1:9 &11

Beloved, it is as much the business of God’s minister to preach man’s duty, as it is to preach Christ’s atonement; and unless he doth preach man’s duty, he will never be blessed of God to bring man into the proper state to see the beauty of the atonement. Unless he sometimes thunders out the law, and claims for his Master the right of obedience to it, he will never be very likely to produce conviction—certainly, not that conviction which afterwards leads to conversion. This rough world sometimes needs to be rebuked, and if we can get at the ears of the people, it is our business to reprove them; and I think if ever there was a time when this text need to be enlarged upon, it is just now. It is so often forgotten, so seldom remembered,

“Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.”

... Whom am I to love? My neighbour. What am I to do? I am to love him. How am I to do it? I am to love him as myself.

~ Charles Spurgeon

Let us now go and show our love and concern for our neighbors, both mother and child, and speak to them not flattery, but the truth as it is in Jesus.

Together for Life & Eternity,

Patte Smith

Sanctuary Ministries

Sanctuary Ministries Update Orlando Women's Center Sunday morning, February 8, 2009

precious baby at six weeks

Sanctuary Ministries Update
Orlando Women's Center
Sunday morning, February 8, 2009
Sidewalk counselors: Mark & Jo Andrews, Doug (from Pro-Life Action Ministries)

Mark Andrews reporting:
At least two babies were spared a gruesome execution today as the Holy Spirit honored our prayers by moving on the hearts of two moms, persuading them to leave the killing place without having the procedure done. One couple turned around on the porch and left without even going through the front door after considering Jo's plea.

When I got to the crowded parking lot (as many as 25 cars eventually came and went) at the bottom of the hill, I saw a mother screaming at her daughter to get out of the car. Clearly, she didn't want to. After about 15 minutes, the weeping, pregnant teenager got out of the car with her boyfriend and slowly walked up the hill. "Would you consider adoption as an alternative?" I asked the trio. "No," the stern-faced mother replied. "It's [abortion is] better than welfare. How's that for an alternative?" "There's no shame in welfare," I told her. "It's better than murder. I have information here on how to find a caring family for your grandchild."

A bit later, the boyfriend of an attractive young blonde woman got in my face and said, "Don't you know these women are under a lot of stress? This is a painful decision for them. What gives you the right [to admonish them]? Many of them have explored adoption and been turned down." Which I doubt. I told him that guilt from an abortion leaves many women with a lifetime of emotional scars. And, I said, when my wife was about 26, she knew a woman who had to have a hysterectomy because of a botched abortion. The killing of her first child condemned her to a life of childlessness.

As another woman walked up the hill from the parking lot, she said, "Let those who are without sin cast the first stone." "No one is casting any stones", I told her. "We're offering the alternative of life for your baby."

Jo wept as she walked down the hill to talk to me. "I almost had one," she said. "But her boyfriend grabbed her by the arm and pulled her inside."

A few minutes later, however, Jo prayed that another couple would not go inside the building. Then she told them, "Please don't go in there. I had a friend who went in [another abortion clinic], and after that, she couldn't have any children." The young man turned to his girlfriend and said, "Let's don't go in." She hesitated a bit, then nodded and they both left.

Shortly thereafter, the girl whose mother had yelled at her to "get your [behind]" into the killing place came outside smiling. We asked if she had changed her mind, and she said "Yes". Mom was furious and drove off without her daughter, returning a short time later, but they still weren't speaking to each other. The young couple accepted Doug's offer to pray with them and took his ministry packet plus information I had on an adoption service and free diagnostic care.

Dear Friends,
What a joy to see how the Lord is using Mark & his wife Jo to reach out to the abortion-bound moms with love, compassion & faith. Praise God for Doug, who was there to be a witness for the Savior as well. Mark let me know that he was not sure when he would be able to return to the clinic because he is going out of town for work for an extended period of time. If you are willing to consider ministering on Sunday, or any other of the abortion days at Orlando Women's Center, please let us know. We do not have a committed team for the times below that are in RED.

Please pray for Mary Jo & I as we begin our on-call period for the trial of Dr Nelson Kraucak today through February 20. Remember that Mary Jo is ready to deliver her little Katie Lee any day now. Pray for her as she approaches the birth of her daughter.

Together for Life & Eternity,
Patte Smith
Sanctuary Ministries

Sanctuary Ministries Outreach
Orlando Women's Center
Killing Times

12:30 (ministry time 11:45-1pm)

9am Late term (16 weeks & beyond) & early abortions
(ministry time: 8:15-9:30am)

3pm (ministry time: 9:15-10:30am)

9am (ministry time: 8:15-9:30am)

Friday, Saturday
9am (ministry time: 8:15-9:30am)

1pm (12:15-1:30pm)

9:30am (ministry time 8:45-10am)

Sanctuary Ministries Update Friday, February 6, 2009

Orlando Women's Center abortion clinic

Sanctuary Ministries Update
Friday, February 6, 2009
Missionaries: Jacqueline, Theresa, Ben & Mary Jo

Jesus said:
"For from within, out of the heart of men (& women), proceed evil thoughts, fornications, murders ...deed of ... wickedness...
All these things proceed from within ..."
Mark 7:20-23

Abortion is not primarily a problem of circumstance.
Abortion is not primarily a problem of relationship.
Abortion is not primarily a problem of proverty.
Abortion is primarily a problem of the heart.
Abortion is a problem of sin.

Mary Jo reporting:

It was a pretty typical day at OWC. Many women came to have their
children slaughtered and few would talk or take packets.

The only aborting mommy we had much interaction with was a 14 year
old girl who was brought by her Mom. Her mom was hell-bent on having
her little grandchild killed. She gave all sorts of excuses: the girl's age
and the age of her boyfriend (14 as well), the fact that she had taken
antibiotics before finding out she was pregnant. When confronted with
the law of God ("You shall not murder", "Shed not innocent blood in this place"
the pregnant girl's mother made it clear that she was presuming upon His mercy
("Oh, God forgives"), like so many churchgoers who butcher their children.
Apparently the daughter had known for a while that she was pregnant before she told
her mother.

Ben questioned the mother with a hypothetical situation.
"Suppose your daughter had carried the child to term without telling
you. Would you kill it then?" Mrs Church Lady responded by saying
"Of course I wouldn't, but this baby is not here yet."
Ben said the child was in fact here and her heart breaking reply was,
"Well, it won't be in a couple of hours."
I was stunned!

They opened the doors of the clinic early, so there was not a line of people to
preach to outside, but Ben was able to preach to the group inside.
After his faithful exhortation, we left.

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men,
who suppress the truth in unrighteousness ...
being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness ...evil; full of ...murder ... malice;
they are ...haters of God... inventors of evil... unloving, unmerciful; and although they know the ordinance of God,
that those who practice such things are worthy of death,
they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them.
Romans 1:18, 29-32

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
Thomas Jefferson

The underground railroad for the babies is totally dependent upon you.
The babies can't run.
~ John Piper

Friday, February 06, 2009

"That Baby Was Treated Like A Piece Of Garbage"

Florida authorities consider taking doc's license for botched abortion; woman says baby born live

Following are excerpts from an article in today's Orlando Sentinel. I have imbedded my own comments in red. ~ Patte Smith/Sanctuary Ministries,0,358102.story

"I don't care what your politics are, what your morals are, this should not be happening in our community," said Tom Pennekamp, a Miami attorney representing Williams in her lawsuit against Renelique (ren-uh-LEEK') and the clinic owners. (This is what you get when you call a baby a 'choice' or a 'right' or even as 'punishment'. As President Obama likes to say, encouraging mothers to allow their infants to live is the same as punishing them. )

"The baby was just treated as a piece of garbage," said Tom Brejcha, president of The Thomas More Society, a law firm that is also representing Williams. "People all over the country are just aghast." (These late-term live birth abortions have been happening every Wednesday & Thursday at James 'Scotty' Pendergraft's abortuaries here in Orlando, with very little attention or protest from the Christian community. See

Even those who support abortion rights are concerned about the allegations. (What are the 'abortion rights supporters' concerned about? They are concerned that if these tiny victims are viewed as precious human beings it will eat away at the conscience of those who have been calling the imperiled babies disposable property that mothers have the 'rights' to murder.)

"It really disturbed me," said Joanne Sterner, president of the Broward County chapter of the National Organization for Women, after reviewing the administrative complaint against Renelique. "I know that there are clinics out there like this. And I hope that we can keep (women) from going to these types of clinics." (Yes, Joanne, I can understand why you are 'disturbed'. You want women to be able to murder their babies through all nine months of pregnancy and sanitize the systematic slaughter. Now, look what has happened. Baby Shanice's blood is testifying against you, against NOW & against all those who promote the shedding of innocent blood. This is very messy. Very messy indeed. Why don't you just fess up, Joanne? You say that you hope 'to keep women from going to these types of clinics'. Translation: "We are desperate to get these babies killed off nice and clean like, and for the clinic workers and the mothers to keep their mouths shut.")

Patte Smith speaks about Late Term abortion in Orlando:

The underground railroad for the babies is totally dependent upon you.
The babies can't run.
~ John Piper

Monday, February 02, 2009

Sanctuary Ministries Update
Saturday, January 31, 2009
Orlando Women's Center abortuary

Dear Friends,
Yesterday we experienced the joy of seeing the Lord use us to reach two aborting moms, & perhaps even a third baby was saved. Our encounters with the abortion-bound on Saturday alone could fill a book. So as not to overwhelm you, I would like to feature the testimony of our missionaries about the three moms who left the clinic in separate e mails so that you can digest them one at a time.

precious preborn baby at six weeks

There is a way which seems right to a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
Proverbs 14:12

A woman who has no fear of God, who is willful ... will as certainly ruin her family, as if she plucked her house down.
~ Matthew Henry

Dave reported about Tiffany & Danny:

As we stood on the sidewalk speaking to the front of the mill, I noticed on my left a couple coming onto the driveway. I approached and asked them to take the very helpful information packet I was carrying. The woman wore a brightly, multi-colored scarf around her intricately-braided hair and the man wore a denim jacket with a baseball hat pulled down so that I couldn’t directly see his eyes. As I spoke, though, they both stopped and looked up at me, so I thanked God to myself that He was giving me an opportunity to share with them. So many times people try to rush by us. If they even take an information packet, I consider this a success. Even if they don’t read it, maybe the literature will make it into the right hearts inside the mill, I pray.

I asked the couple why they didn’t want to keep their baby. The man said that they were married and already had 2 kids, but that he had just lost his job on Monday. The car body shop where he worked had been “torched”, the work of an arsonist. He said that he lost his tools in the blaze and that the entire staff had been laid-off. He’s been looking for a job since Wednesday, but "there’s no work". He’s behind in his bills, and they can’t afford another child. It was like boom-boom-boom, almost like he had a prepared statement. About that time, Clyde joined us carrying the large poster of a 10-week aborted baby ( and they both recoiled in disgust. I asked them their names – Danny and Tina – and we introduced ourselves.

I asked whether they thought the image on the poster was just a 'mass of cells' or if it was a human baby. They both agreed, "It’s a baby." So I asked Tina if she knew how far along she was in her pregnancy and Danny answered, “About a month.” I showed Tina how her baby was developing on the special brochure I had given her ( I said that usually moms are 6-weeks pregnant before they realize it and Tiffany agreed. So I ran through the stages: 21 days has a heart beat, 30 days major organs, 42 days – the six week mark – measureable brain activity. I said "If the organs were are being formed and now your baby has brain waves, we can imagine that your little girl is going to feel incredible pain if you go through with this abortion." I asked Danny if he had ever dislocated his shoulder and he said, “No, that would hurt bad.” I answered, “Can you imagine what it would feel like for somebody to rip your arm completely from your shoulder socket? Or your leg from your pelvis?” That seemed to really shock them, but Danny still offered excuses about why it would be better to kill the baby than to try raising the child with no job.

I asked Danny if he ever hated anybody enough to kill them. He said "No." So I asked whether he ever thought about hiring an assassin to murder somebody. He shook his head, “No, I’ve never hated anybody that bad before. I get along pretty well with people. I’m cool. I don’t let things get to me.” My response was, “So why are you planning to hire an assassin this morning to kill your little baby? Has this baby done anything so bad to you that she deserves to be killed?” That seemed to get their attention.

Clyde asked them where they are from. They said that they were both originally from Jamaica and they had moved to Orlando from New York last year. That gave Clyde an opportunity to share about his background, since he is from Haiti. Clyde said, “We’ve got it so much better than back on the islands, don’t we?” Danny agreed. I said, “So couldn’t you put that $440 (the price of the abortion) to better use? That might be more money than somebody from Jamaica makes in a whole year. What would they think about using it to kill your baby?” Clyde agreed that even in poverty, people around the world still do what it takes to keep their children. I said that God works through people like us to help people who are struggling. This is His plan to bless us so that we can be a blessing to others.

Eventually, Danny softened, smiled, and stopped giving excuses for their abortion plan. I asked Danny if he believed in God and he said, "Yeah. We go to First Baptist in Rockledge." After a little more talking, he turned to Tina and asked, “So what do you think?” And she said softly, “No, we can’t, ok?” We still weren’t sure whether this was positive or if they were still feeling hopeless about their circumstances. So Clyde shared Matt 6:25-34 about how we’re not to worry about our material needs and that we should “seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness.” I shared that the 23rd Psalm was written in the desert, so the “green pastures” represent just little sprigs of grass, like that shaded area behind them. God promises to take care of us, but it might not be rolling fields of lush grass for his sheep. We promised them that we’d help them all along the way. Clyde mentioned adoption as an option for them, but they both shook their heads over this possibility. But when we asked if it’s better for their baby to be in the trash of the abortion clinic than with a loving couple, they agreed that they’d have to keep their baby. Another new counselor, Israel, joined us at some point and shared how important it is to allow the church family to help out. “We are the body, not just the visible church, but we are your brothers and sisters.” Israel offered him a job doing handiwork, such as laying tile and Danny said that he was willing to work hard and learn new skills, “whatever it takes.”

While Tina made a phone call on Danny’s cell, he explained that they had walked from the gas station and left his nephew with their other kids, so she was checking on them. Since they are coming from Rockledge, I offered Danny some money for gas and he gratefully accepted. Patte gave Paula a gift bag for new moms to bring over to Tina. We all were rejoicing over Danny & Tina's decision to keep the baby. We talked some more and then asked for a word of prayer, praising our Lord Jesus for the opportunity share His love and be obedient to Him. We exchanged phone numbers. They retrieved their minivan and drove by the mill so we could meet their little boy and girl and wish more blessings. We’re going to be checking in with them throughout the week to see if there’s anything they need.

Praise the Lamb Who Was Slain for Us!

We hope you will look at the following schedule & prayerfully consider making a weekly sacrifice of a few hours to rescue the perishing.

Together for Life & Eternity,
Patte & Scott Smith
Sanctuary Ministries
Patte's interview on You Tube:

Join us for ...
Sanctuary Ministries Abortion Outreach

Orlando Women's Center

killing place
10am (ministry time 9:15-10:30am)

12:30 (ministry time 11:45-1pm)

9am Late term (16 weeks & beyond) & early abortions
(ministry time: 8:15-9:30am)

3pm (ministry time: 9:15-10:30am)

9am (ministry time: 8:15-9:30am)

1pm (ministry time 12:15-1:30pm)

Friday, Saturday
9am (ministry time: 8:15-9:30am)


9:30am (ministry time 8:45-10am)

*Please note: Days and times are subject to change. We highly recommend that you RSVP if you plan on coming!

Baby developing in the womb at 19 weeks.

RSVP: Scott & Patte Smith

1103 Lucerne Terrace
Orlando, FL 32806

Sanctuary Missionary Schedule


* Mondays: No committed permanent missionary. GREAT NEED!
Tuesdays: Allura ( is the lead missionary with a precious team from Metro Life Church.
Wednesdays a.m: Patte ( is the lead missionary with Ben, Mary Jo & Allura co-laboring.
* Wednesday afternoon: Pat Mudge ( is committed to every other Wednesday afternoon (beginning February 4) Pat NEEDS a committed ministry partner. And we NEED a missionary pair for the alternate Wednesday afternoons (beginning Feb 11th).
* Thursdays: No committed permanent missionary team. NEED! Ursula ( has often taken the lead to fill this time but she also fills in where needed on other days. We NEED a missionary pair for Thursdays.
* Friday a.m. Ben & Mary Jo ( are the lead missionaries but they NEED alternates because they are often not able to make it & their daughter is about to be born. : )
* Fridays at 1pm: NO MISSIONARY coverage. GREAT NEED!
* Saturdays: Scott & Patte ( are the lead missionaries, with the Rislers, Gina, Spring, Allura & others often joining us. We NEED committed alternates because several of us are often out of state for extended periods of time.

Patte & Kristin

(a precious little girl saved from abortion outside Orlando Women's Center killing place)