Saturday, April 25, 2009

April 30, 2009: 7:55pm: Betty met with Joanne at her apartment in Elizabeth. Joanne has scheduled the abortion for Saturday May 2nd. She is still debating as to what God desires and what she should do. Betty has shared with her the truth of abortion and has prayed that she have the courage to make a decision for life.

Please pray that this
ambivalence within Joanne be replaced by the desire to do the right thing.

April 29, 2009: 5:17pm:
Joanne called to say that although she went for the abortion yesterday, she was turned away.

It seems that they would not accept her check for payment. *(Praise the Lord!)

She is now considering carrying to term and will be meeting with Betty tomorrow evening (April 30th). Please pray that she be completely convinced to carry to term and to turn her heart to Christ.

Joanne is 'conflicted' about whether to abort or to carry to term. She met with us last Tuesday. She has an abortion scheduled for this Tuesday.

She gave her 'reasons' as follows:

1) Mom is okay with it, as are her friends

2) The baby's father wants her to have the baby, but she doesn't want him in her life, so this is a way to be free from his controlling attitude

3) She may lose her job

4) Doctors told her it's just a blob of tissue

5) She can withstand the consequences

We explained the fallacy of each of these 'reasons'. We encouraged her to cancel the appointment. She knows we can help her.

Joanne didn't realize that the baby has a heartbeat at 18 days after conception, a recordable brainwave 41 days after conception and he/she may feel pain (even at 7-8 weeks gestation.

She is not looking forward to the abortionist doing an ultrasound because she might not be able to go through with it.

We explained the pain she probably would feel, the real option of adoption, the fact that 'spiting' her former controlling boyfriend doesn't mean that she is free from him, and that the fact her father is racist (the baby's father is black, she is Puerto Rican) doesn't remove her responsibility.

She was thankful but still struggling with what to do.

We encouraged her to call back after canceling the abortion appointment. She didn't indicate that she would or wouldn't go through with the abortion.

Keep her in prayer please!

"The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much. " James 5:16 (NASV)

Friday, April 3, 2009

Our dear sister Kara Parisi writes:

To All,

Yesterday was my mother's first day with radiation.

That part seemed to go as good as it could have but then blood tests showed that she was going to need a blood transfusion. Immediately she went over to that part of the hospital and waited 13 hours for her new blood and was assured that things would be fine.She left the hospital around 11:30 p.m. and needed to be back at the hospital at 9 a.m.for the next radiation.
The radiation went O.k. again until she started to bleed so much that they rushed her to the Emergency room where she sat with extreme pain and vomiting and bleeding .

10 p.m. she got a room and was admitted to the 6th floor in Robert Wood Johnson Hospital. Nobody seems to know what is happening and or what to do from here.

She is in a lot of pain and really needs a lot of prayer right now not only for health but also for mind.

Please pray and pass it on to others who also will pray. I will try to update when I hear from the doctors.Pray for the cancer to disappear and for her to be fully cured.No more pain !!!

Also please give me and my brother strength so we can be there for my mom.

Cancer hurts us to! Thanks to all and God Bless.


Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Please pray for Marisol's mom

Marisol is a Gateway volunteer involved in many aspects of helping, including our baby bottle fundraiser. Joan Vitale writes:

Marisol's mom Felicita , age 88, was taken to the hospital last week 3/28/09 with vomiting blood and diarhea she lives in Florida.

Felicita knows the Lord. She may have colon cancer or intestinal ishcemia.

Please pray for Marisol, Fernando and immediate family, for wisdom for the doctors and peace for Felicita . "For the Lord is a very present help in times of trouble .

Pray that Felicita will be filled with the Lord's peace and rest in his loving care.

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