“I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.” Luke 15:7
In Chapter 15 of Luke, Jesus uses three parables to illustrate how important it is for us to seek for those who have lost their way. First the parable of the shepherd who leaves his flock to look for one lost lamb. Next the woman who turns her house upside down to find a lost coin. Finally, the most famous story of redemption, the Prodigal Son. You can believe in the overwhelming saving Grace of God. He has the power to soften even the hardest hearts and welcome them with open arms. However, in each of the parables someone went out to find the lost item or person. We can be those who seek out the lost. This is why we are asking you to begin praying daily for the conversion of Dr. Goyal. He owns six abortion clinics, five in the suburbs (Forest View is one) and one in the city. Every Thursday morning we greet him with a smile and a blessing as he arrives at Forest View. He has only looked our way once. It may seem that this man who has been the hand of death to countless unborn children is beyond salvation. Yet, you need only look to the life of former abortionist Bernard Nathanson to see that no one is beyond salvation! (See “Confessions of an Ex-Abortionist at http://www.aboutabortions.com/Confess.html. It is a short article.) Make your prayers heard in heaven that there will be great rejoicing when this sinner repents.
News from the last three Thursdays’ Forest View vigils:
** On Thursday, April 5, we estimate SEVEN babies were murdered at Forest View.
** Although the main business done at Forest Views is abortion, they do have a female doctor on staff who does routine gynelogical exams and prescribes birth control. Christy and Randy were there for this service that day. When they found out that abortions were being committed, they were interested in information about pro-life doctors. Because of people like this, Laura has compiled a list of nearby pro-life doctors. Please click here for the list and pass on to others. We need to support doctors who are willing to take a stand for LIFE!
** On Thursday, April 12, we estimate that SEVEN children lost their lives.
** However, we pray there was a save! A couple left before the abortionist arrived. They did not want to talk to us but we are hopeful that our prayers were answered. Our hope is in the Lord!
** On Thursday, April 19, SIX women made the “choice” destroy their own child.
** Again, we believe one couple changed their mind about aborting their child. An Indian couple took all the informative literature that Terry gave them. They left before the doctor arrived. The woman smiled as they left! Praise God!
** Another young couple was not as lucky, but the young father, Mike, was willing to talk to us while his girlfriend was inside. Although he described himself as “not believing in God,” he listened to what we said and later remarked at how nice everybody was to him. Pray that the seeds planted will grow and bloom!
** The numbers of abortions in these last three weeks have been lower than we’ve seen in quite awhile. Prayer is powerful. Please consider joining us on Thursdays in the warmer weather to unite your voice with ours and watch God work through YOU!
News about your spiritually adopted baby:
** Your spiritually adopted baby is 21 weeks old. (That means 21 weeks since conception; however, ob/gyns would label this as 23 weeks pregnant using the date of the last menstrual cycle.) The baby can turn, spin, and do somersaults now! She can even suck her thumb. In fact, if born now, she would have a 20% survival rate. Please continue to pray every day for your spiritually adopted baby. To spiritually adopt a baby, pick up a prayer card in the vigil kit or go online at www.spiritualadoption.org.
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