Tim and Terri Palmquist go through the food line at the wedding rehearsal dinner in the church social hall on April 27, 1985.
From the beginning of our relationship, we have gravitated toward the simple pleasures of life (especially when we can save money by doing so). Having enjoyed many church potlucks during our premarital years, we decided that our wedding reception (on April 28, 1985) would also be a potluck. Some were shocked at our decision, shuddering “people just don’t do
that,” but in the end it proved to be a delicious (and economical) decision. Of course we did have wedding cake for all to share, so we weren’t completely untraditional.
So to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary, we are inviting our friends to join us for a potluck at Jastro Park (located at the corner of Truxtun Avenue and Elm Street, just a couple of blocks east of Oak Street near downtown Bakersfield). It seems appropriate to celebrate our “green” anniversary at a park.
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Tim and Terri in 1983
With our 30th wedding anniversary coming up next week, we have been reminiscing about some of the ways God brought us together.
We had countless conversations with each other during over seven years before our wedding, but our collaborations on church and radio projects began to bring us closer together in 1983.
Reviewing some old cassette tapes, we found several of our old memorable radio commercials, including: Continue reading →
Terri Palmquist ministers outside the Bakersfield FPA abortion center while friends from a different religious tradition pray nearby.
Every 40 Days for Life campaign seems to have its own unique positives and negatives. Although we experienced incredible blessings during this (our eleventh) campaign, for most of the campaign I was physically ill. But what bothered me even more than my physical problems was my sadness over the fact that some people who were very important parts of past campaigns have decided to no longer participate in 40 Days for Life.
What is even more tragic to me is the reason that they left.
A few days before the beginning of this campaign, we met with a pastor who explained why he will no longer participate in 40 Days for Life. The essence of his concern related to doctrinal purity: the importance of focusing on saving souls and not just saving babies. Continue reading →
A news report last night on KGET TV-17 focused on how a 14-year-old girl was allegedly traumatized when Terri told her that she was naming her baby “Britney” and put up a cross in memory of her baby. The true scandal, however, was that this girl told Terri that her father was forcing her to abort her baby, and that Bakersfield Police came out to talk to the girl’s father but apparently took no action.
For those who saw the report and want to know the other side, here is Terri’s report on what really happened.
Tim and Terri Palmquist prepare to set sail for Mexico on the Sapphire Princess cruise ship.
Thanks to the generous love gift presented to us at the 40 Days for Life Closing Celebration, we enjoyed a beautiful cruise to Mexico for our 25th anniversary!
We spent most of our time on board the Sapphire Princess cruise ship, but our brief visits to Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan, and Cabo San Lucas provided some extra spice to our celebration (with a few bumps in the road… literally)!
View photos from our cruise and find out more about what happened to us during this exciting week!
If you are looking for a way to support our family’s ministry activities, Glorify Jesus Ministries can help! The directors of Christians United, Inc. (who are themselves longtime pro-life leaders) established Glorify Jesus Ministries to help us focus more effectively on our various ministry tasks.
Donations to Glorify Jesus Ministries are tax deductible (through Christians United, Inc.). We do not serve on the board of Christians United, Inc., but are accountable to the board.
Make your donations payable to Glorify Jesus Ministries and mail them to:
Tim and Terri Palmquist, PMB 1911-166, Tehachapi CA 93581
For more information call (661) 323-BABY
Life Chain founder-director Royce Dunn has provided us with this comment to help us raise more support:
“Why has the ministry of Tim and Terri Palmquist produced such abundant fruit for over two decades? Continue reading →
Pastor Fred Fies calls Tim and Terri Palmquist to the stage for a presentation
On the final day of the recent 40 Days for Life campaign, hundreds of people attended the huge Closing Celebration which was scheduled to end with a candlelight vigil. Pastor Fred Fies of McKee Road Baptist Church was scheduled to speak before the candlelight vigil, but he surprised Tim and Terri Palmquist by first calling them to the stage for a presentation. “It has been my privilege to witness their courage and dedication and we thought it appropriate tonight to thank them for their dedication to this cause,” Pastor Fies told the crowd.
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Last summer as Terri taught during Vacation Bible School, she had the opportunity to pray with a little boy to place his trust in Christ as His Savior and Lord. I remember Terri’s excitement when she told me about the experience, but I think my response at the time was somewhat less than enthusiastic. The angels in heaven may have been rejoicing, but to me he was just another little boy.
A few days ago, we learned that there is much more to this little boy’s life story. His father told a friend how he had planned to abort his son. Continue reading →
I wish we had time over the past few days to get involved in the controversy over pro-abortion President Obama receiving an honorary degree from “Catholic” Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. As Jill Stanek has pointed out, this situation points to a much bigger problem in the Catholic Church.
The mention of South Bend actually brought some sweet thoughts to my mind, though. Continue reading →
We did not take part in a “Tea Party” tax protest on Wednesday, though perhaps we should have done so. During the Bakersfield protest, I was one block away at the bank trying to keep the ministry and family afloat.
Tax time hit us very hard this year, both personally and in the ministry, and our survival seems unlikely if you’re looking at the facts on a piece of paper. Some would say we only have ourselves to blame. Perhaps they are right.
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