Letter from Terri Palmquist
August 30, 1999
Thank you for supporting our family as we continue to seek
to serve the Lord in pro-life ministry.
On a recent Monday night, Micah (our nine-year-old son) was
having one of his severe asthma attacks, so I had him come in my
room and lay on my bed propped up by pillows, which makes his
breathing easier. I prayed for him, and then I said that when he
wakes up and can't sleep, he should pray that Jesus would help
him, because Jesus is the Great Physician. I also said that he
could pray for the babies who would be dying in the morning, and
for their moms. (One of the ways God has led me to pray for the
moms is that they will dream about their babies.) Micah said he
would be praying for them.
In the morning, Micah was sleeping when I left. When I
arrived at the abortion chamber, the other sidewalk counselors
who were there had already had a turnaround! Colleen had tried
to talk to a lady as she went into the abortion chamber, but the
lady said that she wasn't having the abortion, it was her friend.
Well, later the same woman came down and took Colleen by the hand
and thanked her for being there. She apologized for lying to
her, because she was going to have an abortion.
She said that the night before, she had dreamed that she was
pregnant with five babies, and her other children were very
excited about having a lot of brothers and sisters. While she
was sitting in the waiting room, she was convicted by what
Colleen was saying. Thinking about her dream, she went into the
bathroom and repented. You see, this woman was a Christian!
(Sadly, we see Christian women go into the abortion chamber every
Recently, sidewalk counselors from Fresno visited, seeking
insight and assistance in their ministry. If we had the time
(and a reliable vehicle), we would like to go to Fresno on a
regular basis to help them. (Fresno has the same abortionists,
but their abortion chambers are much busier than Bakersfield's.)
We are asking God to help our entire family to serve Him.
We appreciate your prayers for us as we continue to seek this
In His Service for Life,
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