Saturday morning, Mom and I joined the group of Christians outside of All Women's Health Center abortuary again, at 10 AM. Upon our arrival, a police officer was lecturing Larry. If you know Larry at all, you know he's not "lecture-worthy." He's a precious older man who faithfully labors outside of the abortion mill each week. We later found out he was being lectured for using the plastic megaphone to call out to the women. The clinic worker I mentioned in my first post about ministering at All Women's, "Tanya", was the one who was flipping out. She was very disturbed by everything we did on Saturday. This time was her first, of two times, calling the police. Once the officer left, the plastic megaphone was put away. Shortly after, Dave began calling out to the women who were inside. His preaching was very touching, and much to "Tanya's" dismay, many of the women inside were crying (praise God!). She came out and told the hired security guard about it, while she was waiting for the police to come and stop Dave from speaking.
"Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest. Go your ways: behold,
I send you forth as lambs among wolves."
In the mean time, Patte and I began talking to a 38-year-old man we'll call "Gary." He had brought his wife to the death mill to have their tiny child, the fruit of their marriage, ripped out of her womb, for the sake of convenience. The couple has a 16 year old, a 12 year old, and a 6 year old. He thought they were "too old" to have another. He was tired of hearing his wife complain about morning sickness. They couldn't afford another baby. Excuse after excuse--bottom line...they didn't want their baby, so they were going to slaughter him/her. The thing about "Gary" and his wife "Sarah" was that they professed to be Christians. It is a horrifying thing to meet supposed Christians at a place of death who are there to murder their babies. Sadly, I've seen it more times than I can count in my short year-and-a-half of sidewalk counseling. Patte and I pled with him for about half an hour to spare his little baby. We showed him scripture after scripture...
"Thou shalt not kill."~Exodus 20:13
"These six things doth the LORD hate:...the hands that shed innocent blood."~Proverbs 6:16-17
"If ye love me, keep my commandments."~John 14:15
"Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire."~Matthew 7:19
"For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no sacrifice for our sins. But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries."~Hebrews 10:26-27
But it was to no avail. Thankfully, our LORD promises that His word will not return void. Until their lives end, they will still be able to repent. God's word is the most powerful tool we have when we witness outside the mills. In addition to the scriptures we showed him, we pled with him based on what was going to happen to his baby. When he saw the picture of an aborted child, after I described to him the procedure, he teared up. Clearly, his conscience was pricked. It is so hard to plead with someone (in this case, for me, to the point of tears) and see them go back in; especially someone who claims to love God. What an abomination to Him! "Gary" and "Sarah" ended up killing their child. They left the abortion mill about 1 PM. "Gary" stopped and told us to have a good day. He and his wife attend charismatic mega-church Faith World, with a "health and wealth" 'gospel.' "Gary" didn't say much for his church by being there.
Most of my morning was spent pleading with 'Gary'. After he went back inside, I went to call out in the back of the building. That was when I found out the police had threatened us with arrest, should we decide to preach again. Not only that, but we were not allowed to talk about a conversation tone. ALSO, we are not allowed to use graphic signs. Clearly, our constitutional rights are being violated. Thankfully, Liberty Counsel is going to help us out. If the Lord is willing, our rights will be restored before long!
Tomorrow morning, it's back to the field. Your prayers, as always, are coveted.