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 →
Did a local reporter and television anchor violate journalistic ethics in yesterday’s report on Terri’s “tactics” relating to a 14-year-old whose baby was aborted this week? Consider the evidence below.
I first learned of Channel 17’s interest in this case on Wednesday morning, when I received a phone call from Mike Trihey, Assistant News Director of KGET TV-17. I was surprised to hear from Channel 17, because they have ignored 40 Days for Life until now, but I know from past experience that Mike will contact us whenever something happens that has the potential to harm our ministry efforts. (Usually when Mike learns the truth from us, Channel 17 quickly drops the story, apparently because something that doesn’t make us look bad isn’t worth pursuing.) Continue reading →
It seems like our fall 40 Days for Life campaign just ended a few days ago and now we are beginning another 40 Days for Life campaign. The task seems too daunting, but God’s grace is greater than our challenges.
After the fall 40 Days for Life campaign ended, we had to immediately refocus our attention on the Fiesta for Life, the major annual fundraiser for LifeSavers Ministries, which was only a month later. This event always requires a huge effort to contact restaurants and businesses for donations, and we knew when we agreed to lead the fall 40 Days for Life campaign that we were sacrificing part of our necessary preparation time for the Fiesta for Life.
We survived the Fiesta for Life (barely) but we still didn’t have time to rest, as we needed to deal with crucial financial issues which had been set aside throughout the fall because of 40 Days for Life and Fiesta for Life. Family and ministry problems also weighed heavily upon us. The compounded impact of these circumstances brought me to the point of physical and emotional exhaustion. As a result, I was sick throughout the month of December. At some points I could hardly walk. Continue reading →