Granite City , IL Report

10/30/2010- DAY 39

            Today we pray that the prayer warriors and volunteers will replace exhaustion and discouragement with rejoicing over the miracles we have seen thus far and enthusiastic service as God takes us on to more victories!

            Church Without Walls led by Pastor Todd Griener made the pilgrimage to the City of Slaughter this day with over a hundred foot soldiers who encamped around the abortion mill singing God’s praises and worship. The devil was on the warpath because God’s people decided to make the sacrifice for the least of these and climb from their comfort to stand in the gap.

            We rejoiced early on as a mother and daughter drove into the alley, rolled their window down, and embraced Angela for being there. When asked what changed their mind on the abortion the mother said, “Seeing you people out here.” She confirmed she was 6 weeks pregnant and keeping her baby. They accepted our literature and drove off with honks of support. Praise God!  

            This is the most effective and successful way in stopping abortion: by “being there” where children are scheduled to die that day! Alleluia! We have reason to rejoice when we reflect on how many babies have been spared by our peaceful, prayerful witness outside this killing place.

            Just then, a Hispanic couple pulled onto the abortion mill lot and listened to us as we called over, “No aborto, no aborto.” They looked over at the Special Forces with the free help sign and came inside. Little did we know that all HELL would break loose as the portly male deathscort would pursue them and actually attempted to break into our ultrasound van where we were performing an ultrasound. Alleluia! We were able to view a set of 8 week old twins as the prayer warriors used their bodies to block the deathscorts from grabbing the door handle and entering our pregnancy van. “This is private property; you have no right to go inside,” they told the deathscorts.

The devil was fuming. Yet, this shows you the arrogance of those who love death.  The abortion mill brazenly thinks it can walk right inside our life-saving van without a thought to the contrary, whereas if a pro-lifer walked up to the slaughterhouse doors and attempted to go inside they would be arrested on the spot, hauled off by local Gestapo, and sitting in a cell at the “Granite City Hanoi Hilton.” You see, there is a double-standard in this City of Slaughter where injustice reigns. For instead of “protecting and serving” equally, local law enforcement, through harassment and intimidation, has chosen to side with the abortion mill against our ministry and anyone who would dare to stand with us in the cause of saving the innocent. Understood, the abortion mill brings a lot of bloody revenue into this deplorable town. Not the steel mill, but the baby killing mill keeps this city afloat financially. It’s called “blood-money.”

The attacks of the enemy come in many forms. Consider these trials in light of God’s plan for you. The Apostle Paul understood the big picture when he said in Romans 8:18, “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.” This is our Hope and our victory. Let us rejoice in the opportunity to give that Hope to others in our path.