Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom
his favor rests.” Luke 2:14
Peace on earth. This message of hope, proclaimed by angels to
the shepherds on that night of Jesus’ birth, is, was, and always will be
meant for each of us. When we strive to give glory to God in how we speak,
act, and go about our day, we will find that peace. God’s favor rests on
you this Christmas season and throughout the entire New Year. Feel the
weight of that. God has created you, *chosen* you for a special purpose.
Pray that all expectant mothers will feel God’s call to choose LIFE,
especially at Christmastime when we celebrate the birth of Mary’s
“unplanned pregnancy” – Jesus!
Yes, God’s favor rests on you. Let it rest *in* you and your
families as you celebrate Christmas.
*Merry Christmas to all of you in the NWFL family!*
News from the last two Forest View vigils:
** On Thursday, December 12, we estimate that THREE women “chose” death for the babies in their wombs.
** One couple chose LIFE! Again it was through the teamwork of prayer warriors and a sidewalk counselor that a child was saved. The couple parked in the Forest View lot facing the sidewalk where Yvonne and Karen prayed and held signs offering free help and “No shame or judgment.” The couple sat in their car but were obviously made uncomfortable, so they drove around by the building with the Women’s Center in it. This was a real blessing, because now one of our 7:00 am sidewalk counselors could legally walk right up to the car, offer materials, and a shoulder to cry on. The young couple left smiling without ever entering the clinic! Glory to God!
** On Thursday, December 19, we estimate that SEVEN unrepeatable lives were lost.
** One mother brought her daughter to the clinic not for an abortion but to get a cyst removed. When I told her that the primary money-maker for this place is abortion, she was upset, but unfortunately, it was too late to go somewhere else. She told me that she appreciates what we are doing there. I told her we would pray for her daughter Taylor and she was grateful.
**Another mother and daughter had a much more difficult day. The young teen was wiping away tears as she and her mother exited after the abortion. When I approached the car to offer her a Project Rachel brochure, the mother waved me off, but the girl never even saw me since she had completely covered her head with her coat. There is so much guilt and shame following an abortion. We pray for these young girls who have a lifetime to live with the regret, especially since teens who abort are twice as likely to suffer from suicidal thoughts and depression.
** There was a blessing with one of the workers that day. Carmen was leaving to pick up lunch and she stopped to talk. I gave her a stack of Women’s Center and Project Rachel business cards to pass out secretly to women in the clinic. I asked her to be our “angel on the inside” until she can find a new job. She assured me that she was looking for a job and smiled at the new title. Please pray for this young woman.
PRAY FOR THESE FOREST VIEW EMPLOYEES
- Nancy: Office manager and post-abortive woman
- Dr. Goyal: owner and operator of Forest View and 4 other suburban and 1 Chicago abortion mill
- Samantha: Was “just answering phones” as a way to make money for culinary school 3 years ago when we first met her. Now she has quit school and appears to be thoroughly invested in the business of abortion.
- *Carmen: New employee, cashier, Catholic
- *Amber: New employee, Nurse’s assistant, Phlebotomist, Finds abortion “interesting,” refused abortion for her own unplanned pregnancy.
- Brenda: Her boyfriend told us she does not want to work there anymore and is looking for a new job.
- *Marcella: She has been sarcastic to us in the past, often sent out to bring unsure women back in.
*Three starred have a copy of the Abby Johnson letter. You can print a copy of the letter here:www.attwn.org/wp-content/themes/attwn-child/images/attwn-onepage-lightbackground.pdf.
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