Day 27: Christian Assembly (Bentleyville), Lutherans for Life, Holy Apostles Parish (Baldwin)

“Heaven never fails to hear me” 

Do you remember the line from the Three Musketeers “Heaven never fails to hear me”? Well, I’ve used this line countless times with my family in so many different situations. When I text them, I  just type “H” and they know what it means. I do it because I believe God always hears my prayers.

I know this is true of our prayers on the sidewalk downtown outside the abortion center as well. He may not answer them exactly the way we want or when we want it but I am certain HE hears them… and in this one instance recently he answered them exactly as we asked.

It was a bitter subzero Saturday morning. Joe K., sidewalk advocate, and I were praying together outside pp. Two women approached the abortion center and refused our literature and our offers to help. We told them about the Choices mobile sonogram across the street and that help was available there. One glanced toward it and then they entered the clinic.

Then two young men arrived on the other side of the abortion center, took off their hats and began to pray. Did I say it was subzero? If I wasn’t so impressed with their willingness to endure the discomfort or down right pain to their ears from the extreme cold I would have begged them as a father to put their hats back on. But instead we joined in their prayers from the other side of the arc.

And guess what happened? Heaven heard our prayers. The two women came out of the clinic and walked across the street into the Choices mobile sonogram unit to meet with Betsy and Jill.

Heaven will hear your prayers as well. You might not see the same almost immediate results but Heaven will hear you. So come back and join the vigil. Pray downtown for those you see going into the clinic. And please pray everyday for those who are standing witness at the 40 DFL vigils. If you can’t come during the vigil, know there are year-round sidewalk advocates and prayer warriors on the sidewalk most Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings. Pray for them or join when you can.

If you can come tomorrow (Tuesday) between 1 – 2 that would be great as our Shift Manager Nikki will be all alone.

Remember there is also the special election for the open congressional seat on Tuesday (tomorrow). Please make the effort to vote. And pray as “Heaven never fails to hear me”. “H”, Tim B.

Here are the pics and stories from today on the sidewalk (stop back throughout the day as more updates are posted):

From Sue D. 7-9 am:

“I arrived 5 minutes late this morning. Rose, Tom and Diane were already there, super gracious and had everything set up! Rose and I prayed the rosary while the foot traffic in front of PP was still kinda slow. Pastor Paul and Dana from Christian Assembly showed up for their 4 hour shift and we split into both sides of the circle. 2 men with ladders were waiting for about 15 minutes to go into PP, so there must be some work going on in there. A lot of employees went into PP today. We saw a lot of the regular people who pass by and got a lot of positive comments along with a handful of negatives. One lady shielded her child’s eyes when passing the baby models, not really sure what she thinks she is protecting her child from…they are beautiful and children love to look at the baby models?? Anyway, we handed out a lot of information and were very grateful to have Pastor Paul and Dana with us today!”  ~Sue

Right and left: Pastor Paul and Dana from Christian Assembly of God Bentleyville, PA
Middle: Paul from Holy Apostles Catholic Church, Pittsburgh

From David 9-11:

Pastor Paul and Dana from Bentleyville, PA were here ALL morning. He had his guitar but, it was too cold out to play.
There were many positive comments today! A lady named Joanne stopped and talked for a while. Dana shared pamphlets and prayers with her and asked her to join us. She did not know what occurs here. She will spread the word.
I started to talk to Paul from Holy Apostles and a lady walked into PP. Quickly, we prayed that God would change her heart. The door opened, she came back out, and took our little yellow card. Thank God!

From Ginny 11-1:

I forgot my phone so I did not get any pictures One interesting thing happened today Governor Wolf was across the street with his security and another man eyeing PP. When the light changed they came across on the diagonal and went into the the bookstore. When we saw them coming we started praying for Governor Wolf and held our hands up towards him in a blessing. We do believe his intention was to go into PP but changed his when saw all the 40 Days for life signs and prayer warriors

 

 

From Michael S. 1-3:

“It was a bit cold, but beautifully sunny which warmed us up. Received mostly positive body language and encouraging gestures and comments.

Rose, William, Paul, Rich and Roseann from Holy Apostles Church in the South Hills

One young man walking by decided to spit on the baby display. This was Paul from Holy Apostles first time at 40 DFL and he was quite spirited and eager to be with us. He wants to return on some Saturdays.

Way to go Paul and Holy Apostles people. What a blessing to have time and fellowship and worship with so many loving, Christian angels. We are certainly all blessed!”
Michael S.

From Jeannie F. 5-7:

“Woo hoo. Terrific news from the 5 to 7 shift tonight. I was on the sidewalk with Jim when a woman came over — double amputee who told us she just had to thank us! She said two years ago she was pregnant and she and her husband had decided to have an abortion and she was walking in downtown when we were there and somebody from our group handed her some literature about pregnancy resources, and she looked at the models, and she decided to have her baby! How fantastic is this? His name is William and he is two. Her name is Elizabeth. I thanked her for being strong, and she said I had to be my son deserves a chance to live! God is so good. I don’t know if she was in our account of saves two years ago but we’ve got a little two-year-old boy running around thanks to somebody in our group who handed out literature. Woo hoo”

2 thoughts on “Day 27: Christian Assembly (Bentleyville), Lutherans for Life, Holy Apostles Parish (Baldwin)

  • March 12, 2018 at 12:09 pm
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    I’m there on Thursday mornings during non-40 days weeks too! I’d love to have someone there with me!

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  • March 12, 2018 at 11:30 pm
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    That’s awesome Jeannie! Thanks for sharing! Thank God!

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