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At the National League Championship Series

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God's remnant outside Busch Stadium

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Savanah Michael, Mia Michael, & Baby Malachi

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Sgt. Dan ordering gentle warriors to "keep moving with those signs"

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Sergeant Dan those signs are offensive you troublemakers

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there's an ordinance against offensive signs".. oh really?

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 Lt. Anthony Russo explaining that we have a first amendment right to be here

Written by Daniel & Angela Michael

King Jesus hits a grand-slam with over 55,000 baseball fans. Bases were loaded in front of Busch Stadium with a small remnant as they brought the truth and delivered God’s mail to the streets of St. Louis , Missouri .

          55,000 people descended on this historic ballpark for the very last game ever to be played there as a new stadium is being erected. Despite the order to evacuate, and twice being threatened with arrest by Sergeant Dan, many Bibles and flyers with Isaiah 1:15,17 “When you spread out your hands in prayer, I will hide my eyes from you; even if you offer many prayers, I will not listen. Your hands are full of blood…Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow.” and “Can You Hear the Babies’ Cry” were passed out, and Jesus’ name lifted up. We were told that our signs were “offensive” but what is really offensive is that society has allowed the legalized murder of innocent lil’ boys and girls for over 32 years. God bless Lieutenant Anthony Russo for coming to our rescue as we were threatened with arrest. “These people have a first amendment right to be out here. Leave them alone.”

          It’s amazing how the truth can create such a fury. Galatians 4:16 “Have I now become your enemy by telling you the truth?” Local radio stations and passerbys were up in arms because of those graphic signs. White males between the ages of 25-50 were the most vocal opponents. City officials and local law enforcement just wanted to put on a good baseball game. It’s all about money. We prayed for favor and God blessed us as we were able to stand for the oppressed and the fatherless for almost 3 hours Praise the Lord!

          As former Cardinals announcer Jack Buck would say “Go Crazy” people did just that as the truth stumbled into the streets Isaiah 59:14 ‘Truth has stumbled in the streets, honesty cannot enter.” One woman said, “Glad you’re here” and a man told us, “God bless you.” Others weren’t so kind. Many people cursed us and mocked us. A woman came up to us in a rage and questioned, “How many babies have you adopted?” “We have helped over 20 couples adopt babies that were scheduled to die.” She replied, “Well, I hope you adopt a thousand.” One professing Christian woman said that she was “intensely” pro-life but that we “were going about this the wrong way.” It’s okay not to be politically correct.

          It’s a shame when you can have 55,000 attend a baseball game and you can’t get 55 people to stand outside an abortion mill where babies are scheduled to die that day, that kills over 10,000 babies a year. In 1966 when this stadium opened Daniel’s father took him and his siblings to the only All-Star game that was ever played in St. Louis . It was a very hot day that summer in July, but you know what? No babies were dying, because abortion was not even heard of. How could a nation that was once so great ever legalize killing it’s own children?

          We are blessed to have our quiver full of children and brothers and sisters in Christ that have the courage to stand outside Busch Stadium and the Hope abortion Clinic in Granite City , IL and be the Elijah’s and cry out for injustice to expose evil and do good. To hold the standard higher. I believe that’s why God has blessed us with almost 1,500 babies saved and many moms and dads brought to Christ since January 2000.

          So to those who do stand for the unborn, thank you and be encouraged, and to those who don’t, remember “The gates of hell cannot prevail against the Church of Jesus Christ .” There are over 2400 churches in the St. Louis area, and over 73 across the Mississippi River in Granite City , IL .  But the Church must show up! Abortion goes on because the American Church allows it to go on. Silence kills!

          The St. Louis Cardinals’ 2005 season- and Busch Stadium- is history. The Redbirds lost 5-1 to Houston on Wednesday in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series, closing the book on a 100-win season, the Cardinals’ bid for their 17th NL pennant, and the team’s 40-year-old ballpark.

          Within weeks the wrecking ball will swing at the ballpark. This stadium was made great because of the families, players, and history behind it. The same can be said of our nation.

“The family has always been the cornerstone of American society. Our families nurture, preserve, and pass on to each succeeding generation the values we share and cherish, values that are the foundation for our freedoms. In the family we learn our first lessons of God and man, love and discipline, rights and responsibilities, human dignity and human frailty. We cannot diminish the value of one category of human life- the unborn- without diminishing the value of all human life…There is no cause more important.” ~Ronald Reagan

To support and encourage Daniel and Angela please contact them - 
smallvictories@juno.com (email), 618-654-5800 (phone), 
or write them; Small Victories P.O. Box 143 Highland, IL 62249.