Granite City , IL Report

10/29/2010- DAY 38

            Pray that we become vessels of hope to all around us, especially to those who minister in the pro-life movement. We unfortunately experienced a powerful witness this day outside the Granite City gates of hell.

            Granite City Police Officer Reynolds decided to embark with lights flashing in full pursuit of a prayer warrior (who had just left the abortion mill) to give her a $20.00 parking ticket for being parked halfway in the yellow area. This was all very upsetting to this woman’s young children. When faithful pro-lifer Stan came to her aid, meter-maid Reynolds threatened to arrest him for jaywalking and ordered Stan to stay on the curb. This campaign of intimidation and writing $120.00-$750.00 tickets against the Small Victories Ultrasound Van and their peaceful supporters is outrageous.

Isaiah 1. Woe to this once great city, it has now become a desolate town full of innocent blood and injustice. Its officials rule as roaring lions and take no correction. They oppress the righteous and take bribes. They deprive the poor and innocent of justice. They call evil good and good evil. Its inhabitants have become slaves to complacency and have fallen under a curse of what is evil. The shepherds are leading their flocks astray and their foes have become their masters.

When God’s remnant stands against evil and is making huge inroads by saving hundreds of babies and taking innocent blood away from Satan, they are a target. The devil will come hard after you for righteousness’ sake and you will be persecuted. In the past two years of our 18 year daily ministry on the streets of the City of Slaughter , we have seen hundreds of babies saved and adopted; we have seen conversions of employees, moms, and dads from this abortion mill. God is rejoicing and the devil is angry. Our prayers and daily witness have been powerful.  

Just last week during the Fall 40 Days for Life campaign, this same prayer warrior and her children were praying on the front sidewalk when a young girl came back out of the abortion mill and decided to keep her baby. The young girl came into her arms for a loving embrace and heard words of encouragement and thankfulness from this precious prayer warrior and her dear children. BAM! Little did this lifesaver know then, but she instantly became a target of the devil. She just helped save a life. Like so many, she didn’t stay at home or in her comfortable office and fight the battle for little boys and girls destined to be slaughtered from her lazy-boy; she was with us in the trenches. That makes one dangerous in the fight for life, good versus evil. We should all be living that dangerously: living in such a way that through love, commitment, and simply “being there” we are a threat to Satan and his kingdom of evil until that final day when we hear, “Well done my good and faithful servant.”  Keep praying for a conversion of hearts, especially Officer Reynolds’ and those who take part in killing babies; but until that final day, we will see you at the gates.