by Angela Michael as reported by Julie Baer
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is the second in our series of “God goes back to school”
campaign that is being implemented across our nation through the
direct actions of gentle Christians who bear the truth and stand
for the gospel of Jesus Christ in a time when our nation and its
children are lying under the moral rubble of a doomed culture.
The Godly heritage that our once great country was founded on, and
former generations raised upon, has now turned to a garden of
weeds. Our youth is starving and dwindling among the barren land.
Is it any wonder why we see so many young adults and teenagers,
some look like they fell into a tackle box, going into this
Mecca-of-the Midwest in abortion-on-demand in Granite City, IL to
get rid of the problem?!
The chief abortionist Yogendra Shah runs a small OB/GYN business
on the side of his grisly baby-butchering trade in a dark quiet
. High visibility and a prime location as it sits directly across
from the High School so students and parents have to pass the
truth-bearers who stand two – three days a week educating the
public with signs and literature.
Local law-enforcement is notified ahead of time of informational
picketing plans for our safety and protection as well. Usually an
officer drives by or sits at a distance keeping an eye on things.
At first, the school kids are pretty receptive and curious; they
ask good questions and stare at the aborted babies and gestational
stages. Even little Kristen age 5 and Maryann age 7 captivate an
audience explaining the truth about abortion. It’s usually the
parents, mostly women, who scream and curse the pictures and the
Christians handing out literature. 1
Peter 3:9 “Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult,
but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may
inherit a blessing.”
a woman on her way to Shah’s office stopped and began inquiring
about Mr. Shah. She couldn’t believe he did abortions. Then
Julie showed her a picture of an aborted baby, she stared at it
for a long time…no words. She then handed the picture back and
said, “I’m not going in there,” turned and walked
away…Julie’s family has taken on this cause even in the
classrooms. Her nephews have now taken the debate inside and
turned class time into heated discussions on abortion and the
Tuesday, another Granitonian woman yelled, “Shah delivered my
kids, I think he’s wonderful!” Had she not been a drive-by, we
would of asked her if she thought Adolph Hitler was wonderful?
About that time, abortionist Shah pulls up and walks inside to his
office. Julie’s mom helps her and holds a sign stating
ABORTIONIST and an arrow pointing to the building as she converses
with two ladies. School kids come across the street and begin
chatting about the sign “Tell your teens about abortion” and
one student offers to hold the sign for awhile. The others take
the lil plastic 12 week old baby models. Only a few single finger
gestures from passing cars. Luke
6:22 "Blessed are you when men hate you, when they exclude
you and insult you and reject your name as evil because of the Son
past Friday, we noticed a woman coming out of a business close
by. She was helping an elderly man to his car. On the way back,
she waved and said that she agreed with our cause. When she got
closer, I asked her if she knew about Shah. She went back into the
building. Ten minutes passed. She comes out again. As she gets
closer, we notice that she is crying. She tells us her story about
her abortion many years ago and has never told anyone...not a
single soul. She said that not a day goes by that she hasn't
thought about that baby. You could tell that her heart was broken.
Abortion not only leaves physical scars, but a lifetime of
emotional scars. The three of us stood there and cried together. Jeremiah
31:15 “A voice is heard in Ramah, mourning and great weeping,
Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted,
because her children are no more.”
was even sadder was the story that she told next. Her friend had
worked in the Hope(less) abortion clinic some 20 or so years ago
and witnessed live babies in buckets, grasping for air and
wiggling, only to be thrown to the side to die. Tears are welling
up in my eyes as I tell you this testimony. God have mercy!
calls all of us to be a beacon of light in a dark world. You’ll
never know how He can use you, all we have to do is say, “Yes”
and make ourselves available.
whatever work God has put in you, He will see it to completion.
1:27-28 “Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy
of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or only
hear about you in my
absence, I will know that you stand firm in one spirit, contending
as one man for the faith of the gospel without being frightened in
any way by those who oppose you.”