Granite City , IL Report

11/01/2009                                                     DAY 40

“Death will be no more…” As I write our last entry in this Fall 40 Days for Life campaign, I appreciate today’s reflection as it is so prophetic on this last day. When we weep, we look forward that there will come a day when every tear will be wiped away. When we face destructive powers of death, we are to think of the day when death will be swallowed up in victory. This is God’s war; He only asks that we show up for the battle.

Today was the first full day of sun and no rain after a full month of constant precipitation. Maybe that was a sign from God. In our 40 Days reports, we surmise maybe it was the brokenness of God’s own heart, grieving over the premeditated deaths of innocent babies day after day. We must keep our eyes fixed on the heavenlies. Our hearts are secure in the hope that the day is coming when all evil will be under our feet and conquered. We have confirmation that our daily witness has made huge dents in this abortion mill alone. We rejoice with every child rescued and spared from a violent death.

As activist prayer warriors, we realize there is no rest for the weary. Lives are being saved as the sun is setting on this beautiful fall day. We received a distress call from a woman in Missouri . She remembered us from our radio program in St. Louis and was well aware of our devotion for the unborn and their mothers.

There was a young woman she knew who planned on carrying her baby to term until last night…the last ounce of hope walked out of her life and she was left 4 months pregnant, ill, and soon-to-be homeless. No Tylenol, no groceries, and no support or direction. She spent all of last week exhausting resources and trying to get help. The only thing she got was an offer to do a pregnancy test from a local agency. She made her appointment and the abortion mill staff told her not to cancel or they could not do it after this week. Pressure tactic.

Yes it was late, a Sunday (family day), but after most of the young children were tucked in bed, I dialed her up. She answered. The next hour was a battle for life. Over the phone, this mother-to-be poured her heart out to me. She was so hurt, untrusting, and disappointed with rejection from those who are supposed to help.

In our long conversation I learned she was a Christian and knew the Lord. She even professed God was giving her signs to keep the baby. The emotional and verbal abuse her own mother visited her with was the last straw. She felt she had no recourse. We prayed over the phone and we recognized how the enemy comes to rob, to kill, and to destroy. Satan’s greatest tool is discouragement and hopelessness. Once you understand the battle, you see the victory is in sight; you just need some support and encouragement to get back on the path of real hope.

We discussed options, resources, and shelter we could provide and help with. “Don’t give up on your mom. Pray for her. Somewhere in her life she has been hurt.” She promised not to harm her baby and would accept our help. I would contact her again tomorrow to follow-up with assistance. Thank you Jesus! A baby saved.

We keep our hearts focused on heaven and are diligent in the labors on earth.

This brings the confirmed total of babies saved through the Fall 40 Days campaign to 54 here in Granite City , Illinois . And the death rattle of Hope abortion mill is heard. They are bleeding money currently due to mounting lawsuits. They currently are operating with a skeleton staff of trained-on-the-spot workers. They have had to adjust their days of operations again and are down another day. The abortion industry is crumbling. One day we will see that vision, we need that hope, that one day those doors will stay closed.

             

Lord, You are the God of hope. Your Word fills us of the world to come, when every tear will be wiped away, and death will be no more. Until You return, we will be a voice for the voiceless, and we will stand in the gap.

 

Be encouraged ~Angela