Toll April 27-May 2, 2009
babies, saving lives, one heart at a time”
from the war zone, the killing fields of
known for their towering steel mills, now known for the late-term baby
Count: Over 400,000 mother-child relationships in their 35 year
reign of terror
Sunday- Annual Walk for
church services we headed over to our annual spring fundraiser, “Walk
for Babies”. There was good attendance and great weather, although a
little windy, but PTL no rain! We received a lot of honks of support as we
walked carrying pro-life signs.
Monday- Bag n’ Tag
approx 122 for medical research, pharmaceutical and cosmetic firms from
the past week’s carnage.
abortions approx 25
2 saves We
set up our outreach in off and on showers of rain. It was disheartening to
see Christian fish pins on clients’ cars as we arrived. One car with a
personalized plated came back out after awhile. “ALAGOD” saved her
baby as they confirmed and drove off the lot.
pleaded to no avail for another covenant baby being led to its slaughter
as the Black American mother mocked our efforts. A lot of the
abortion-bound mothers came alone to abort their babies. We have been told
these types don’t receive pain medications if they drive themselves.
Stericycle guy pulled into the alley and retrieved several boxes marked
“hazardous waste”. Another drug salesman brought Weapons of Mass
Destruction inside this deathcamp. Convicted felon Alan Palmer was the
hired serial killer for this evening’s massacre of the innocents.
Wednesday- approx 22
MN, KY, MO, IL
1 save It
was a pretty busy killing day as we rolled up to the crime scene in the
. Shortly after our arrival, a family from
including a mom, dad, and young daughter came back out and accepted our
brochure. They confirmed they were keeping their baby, thanked us, and
drove off the lot.
Thursday- approx 20 IN,
KY, MO, IL 1
we arrived and set up our outreach, a couple from
brought their daughter back out and accepted the literature from Jess.
They confirmed they did not go through with the abortion and would be
we arrived, we were able to talk with several of the women walking inside.
Some we recognized from weeks earlier. They were check-ups.
in the morning, we pleaded with a couple from
who came in their company vehicle. As she walked up to sign out the death
warrant on her baby, we noticed her very large protruding abdomen. It hung
over the lip of her stretch pants. “Please, your baby is viable. Don’t
take him or her in there to be butchered.” They ignored our warnings and
pleas of mercy and went inside. Daniel placed a distress call to the
company listed on the vehicle. The owner didn’t care. He knew they were
there to abort their baby. Sad…
Friday- approx 17
1 save As we
rolled up to the slaughterhouse, we noticed a few clients’ cars from the
day before. We were saddened, but not surprised. They were visibly
late-term including the PowerTech Electric truck. We did our
reconnaissance mission and spoke with several abortion-bound mothers
walking inside to kill their babies. Many stopped, listened, and accepted
young woman from
came by herself. She sat in her car for a while. She got out and asked if
I were a nurse. “Yes.” I then pointed to our resource van and asked
her if there was anything we could do to help her as she slowly began to
walk towards the abortion mill. I briefly explained our ministry and the
years we have been here helping women with other options. She declined our
offers, but thanked us for our ministry and walked inside.
came out and shouted to Angela that they saved their baby. We met Beth and
Victor in the alley. They confirmed she was 6 weeks pregnant, accepted our
literature, and began reading the resources we have available. They then
asked about the picture of our baby we hold outside this mill. “She’s
beautiful,” the father said. I then briefly told them her amazing
testimony. Beth had tears in her eyes. “Oh my gosh,” she said. “That
is so awesome.” Victor said, “You are a good lady. Thanks for what you
do.” They promised to keep in touch, got in their car, and drove off.
Praise the Lord!
Saturday- approx 26
TN, IN, MO, IL
3 saves on-site
ultrasounds As soon as
we turned the corner in the City of Slaughter, you could hear John Baliff
screaming at the pregnant women, which makes them run even faster inside
to kill their babies. Oh no, we have enjoyed the past couple of weeks
without his shameful presence. He is part of a small cult. When the
schemers and gossips Peggy Dresden and Donna Westenberger spotted us, they
patted the screamers on the back and said, “We gotta go,” and took off
towards Peggy’s apartment. These deluded followers have told us they are
not there to save babies but to scream the Gospel at women.
in the morning Bill Gover, from
, another troublemaker, joined him screaming. We quickly set up our
outreach to the mothers running inside and apologized for the screaming
man and let them know he is not a part of our ministry.
late-term mother from the day before returned and was in distress; she was
delivering her baby as she took small steps with assistance trying to get
inside before she delivered her baby on the parking lot.
young girl approached us and asked to see an ultrasound. We apologized for
the screaming and she said, “Yes, that is horrible.” She came inside
and we were able to scan her protruding tummy where she viewed a picture
of an approx 21 week old baby girl auditioning on the screen. She was
happy. We went over resources and she promised to follow-up with our staff
obstetricians. We watched her get to her car and leave the area.
and Donna S. arrived to help us this day. Praise God!
Donna S. is an asset to our ministry. She is an emboldened and
godly woman. She spoke frankly to the mothers going inside.
God was blessing our efforts. We have to work and pray twice as hard when
the troublemakers do their damage outside this mill. An Illinois couple
came back out with fingers in their ears due to the screaming, confirmed
to us they were 8 weeks pregnant, and keeping their baby. Praise God! They
drove off the lot.
supporter, Stan, once again tried persuading John and Gover to, “Talk to
the women instead of screaming.” Both troublemakers ignored the
peacemaker’s requests. He rejoined us on the front sidewalk and shook
his head. “It’s like talking to a brick wall.” “Yes, every pastor
who has tried to correct them says they are ‘incorrigible.’”
brought Brittney over to us. She was upset with being screamed at. We
calmed her down and brought her inside the van. To her surprise, she
viewed her 20 week old baby girl sucking her thumb and auditioning for her
life. She already has an 18 month old boy at home. Donna was impressed
with viewing the ultrasound for the first time. She inquired if the girl
was in a church and Brittney answered, “Yes,” and gave the name. We
went over resources and handed her a gift bag Shirley makes up for the
pregnant mothers who save their babies. Donna S. walked Brittney to her
car while we disinfected our equipment.
Donna came back, she shared how the save, Brittney, told her to, “Please
thank Miss Angela for helping me and not screaming at me. That screaming
only makes us run in there faster.” Donna S. and her husband then walked
over to the troublemakers and tried to sow good seed to those who have
tried to destroy and tear down the walls that God’s ministry has rebuilt
outside this deathcamp.
prayed with fellow pro-lifers who joined us on the front sidewalk and
encouraged them with the work and babies saved in the past 16 years of our
daily missionary work in
. Thank you Jesus for those who took the time to stand in the gap and pray
for those unjustly sentenced to death. It’s a mission field, right here
in our own backyard. You don’t have to travel to
to convert one when babies and sometimes their mothers are dying here.
110 babies killed. 8 babies saved. 3156 saves since January 2000
babies have been adopted through Small Victories!
This has been such an exciting week and a sad week, with Mother’s
Day this coming weekend at the killing place in
, but we have seen many victories. We saw the defeat of HB 2354 here in
We saw babies being saved in the ultrasound van. We did our first
interview with a Polish News Service in
. God is moving, and He is moving in the hearts of men and women.
God is telling us to press on and persevere. Now, if I can just get
through Mother’s Day…poor me, sniff, sniff. Hee, hee. You better
believe I’m going to milk this wonderful day for as long as I can.
Remember, we mothers don’t get combat pay. We have earned our stripes
and have the battle scars to prove it.
OK, enough whining. Just as it says in 2
Corinthians 4:1 “Since we have this ministry we do not lose heart.”
May is such a crazy and busy month anyways with graduations, college kids
moving back home, the start of summer break, swine flu, etc, etc. We have
so much to look forward to : ) And of course babies coming into the world
all around us.
home has turned into a maternity ward for our feathered friends. I had
such a hard time trying to evict them and their nest from our gutters and
hanging baskets; what kind of a pro-life example am I?! So, the doves will
stay, the starlings will grow feathers and fly away soon, but it’s also
a great witnessing opportunity to your children to show them and teach
them about creation and the cycle of life.
beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she
carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman must be seen
from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place
where love resides. The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole, but
true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she
lovingly gives, the passion that she shows, and the beauty of a woman with
passing years only grows!
remember, behind every great mother is a basket of dirty laundry.
shining! And be encouraged ~Angela
And don’t forget to tell your mother thank you for the gift of life J