Monthly Archives: March 2014
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standing with the unborn and pleading their cause
On Saturday, March 8th, a young couple got out of their parked car and began to walk down the sidewalk toward the entrance of the Abortion Mill. As is our desire every time we go to minister at 7th and Central, we lovingly approached them, praying in our hearts that the Lord would allow a conversation to ensue—hoping that they would at least take the life packet we offer filled with information on fetal development, abortion procedures, and their options. Every woman who has made an appointment to terminate her pregnancy has hurdled great obstacles just to arrive at the clinic—and once they begin to make that final descent to death they are already filled with regret, hostility, sadness, anger, bitterness, or you name it “emotion.” This particular Saturday was no different! But as we approached F and E they willingly stopped to take the information we were offering and, praise the Lord, continued to listen as several began to plead with them to not go through with their plans that morning. They were unmarried with a 5 month old baby at home—overwhelmed with now another on the way, E was 10 weeks along! After some time of talking, she told Kevan that she would let her boyfriend decide whether they would keep this child or not (she was convinced) and she willingly “stepped back” so that we could reason with him. After 45 minutes of sharing truth and mercy with this couple (and calling on many of you to pray), F said (with many tears), “I can’t do it, I can’t do it!” What rejoicing broke out! I reached to hug E and she clung to me. She was waiting for her man to make the right choice—and he did! They were confronted with their sin of immorality and we spoke to them about God’s design for marriage (they both claimed to know Christ). We prayed out loud before they left! We were so proud of them! The next day I got a text from E which stated: “We are so thankful that you were there and helped us in so many ways. My boyfriend is so happy with the decision and said we need to start buying baby items to celebrate this life!” Would you join us in praying that this couple will continue to be obedient to Christ and that God will give us more opportunity to speak truth and love into their lives? Our hearts are thrilled! The best part of that day was KNOWING that not just 1 life was rescued…but 4 lives were spared death that morning! That is right, 4 women chose to keep their treasures, nestled safely in their womb! We were blessed to have several wonderful Christians standing with us that day! One precious believer, who stopped her car last summer and asked what we were doing, now makes it her practice to come and stand with us on Saturdays! She and her husband were there that specific day to counsel and rejoice with F and E! She has a wonderful testimony of her own unplanned pregnancy while still in high school, the blessed choice she made to keep her baby, and the way God saved her and brought her into a Christian marriage—rising above ALL of the negative and sinful traps she was caught in!
LIFE IS A GIFT…NOT A CHOICE LIFE IS A PROMISE…NOT A PROBLEM
We are thrilled to now have gift bags for those courageous mama’s who choose, at a most critical point in time, to not abort their tiny baby growing inside their womb! These are filled to the brim with diapers, bibs, binkies, soft blankets, and lotions for baby, as well as a What to Expect when you are Expecting book, a Pro-life booklet by Randy Alcorn, Gospel literature, and something special to pamper mom! We want to be a blessing!!!
In just 3 short months we have been privileged to see 10 babies saved from death as their mothers choose life!
“I just need one more sign from God to show He doesn’t want us to do this”—a young father outside the mill while his wife was awaiting an abortion. This came after a lengthy conversation where he heard many scriptures from God’s word declaring abortion to be wrong. The hypocrisy was seen a lot that day! He professed to be a Christian and claimed to believe that God is in control and that he was submissive to God’s providence, and yet at the same time was acting in contradiction to God’s timing and will in their child’s life.
The church in this generation needs to recognize that the Word of God is all the sign that is needed to know how to live!
“A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh a sign” (Matthew 16:4).
December— 38 babies killed
January— 46 babies killed
February— 46 + babies killed
We are thrilled to announce that we have entered baby’s BIRTH MONTH! Yippee! As I write, we are 22 days from due date. And yes, we are completely aware that baby will come when he’s ready and not a moment sooner (Tirzah was a whole week past the anticipated date)! But passing from February to March just feels like a wonderful milestone and we praise the Lord! We DO rejoice in all the ways God has met our needs throughout this pregnancy and ask you to join us in praying for what is to come—labor and delivery! We look forward to sharing pictures in our next letter!
Thanks for praying for our specific February requests! We saw the Lord work mightily as the He continues to lead Kevan in preparing for upcoming messages, through ministry outreaches, in our one-on-one discipleship Bible Studies and mentoring, within the weekly Good News Club in the public school, while pleading at the abortion mill, and in the quiet of our home as we have given much time in prayer regarding “the battle that rages!”
This month Kevan will be speaking to elementary children at a local Assembly—beginning a series on Apologetics at their Kid’s Club, as well as participating in a Lock-in at another Church for High-Schoolers—preaching a message on knowing and declaring God in a world that does not know Him (based on Paul’s sermon on Mars Hill)! Please pray that these times of ministry will bear much fruit for the gospel and spiritual growth in the lives of the hearers!
We want to praise the Lord for the fruit He has allowed us to see while standing for LIFE in this last month. Throughout one morning we witnessed 3 women change their minds, walk out of the abortion mill at different times, and with tears declare “I am not going to kill my baby!” as they drove away. What a dose of encouragement and motivation to keep on keeping on! So many days find us discouraged—pleading with couples who know that what they are doing is wrong (admitting themselves that it will be regretted) and yet choosing to rebel anyway. Offering help and hope to those who mock and curse you can leave you feeling the task is too much. But it is not our task, it is our God’s! And God is mighty to SAVE! In just these first few months of 2014 we have seen 5 confirmed saves and 4 turn arounds!
During the month of March, we desire to not only alert but engage college students in the fight to abolish abortion! When Kevan googled “college and abortion” the other day the mill we stand at weekly was first on the list. Sadly, they come! We meet them weekly—either attending a college in this area or driving over from Manhattan or Lawrence or Missouri! Please join us in praying as we target the “group” that is most targeted by Planned Parenthood! If you or your kids attend college or are regularly on a college campus, or if you have college-age friends, or influence in any college group through your church please consider the incredible and mandatory need to speak up against the atrocities linked with the torture and cold-blooded murder being performed at Planned Parenthood and other abortion facilities. To abolish human abortion will require much prayer and much action! We would love to come alongside of you and aid you in any way!
♦ Upcoming teaching in 2 different churches this month
♦ Weekly and Bi-Monthly Discipleship Bible Studies led by both Kevan and Deana separately
♦ For our Front Line ministry at our local abortion mill, two times each week—that we would be bold, courageous, and strengthened to stand in the midst of opposition and that God would continue to reap a harvest of saved babies and saved souls
♦ For the women who chose life for their babies–that they would stay consistent throughout their pregnancy and that they would come to know Christ as their Savior!
♦ For Kevan’s preparation of messages he will be teaching this summer!
♦ Healthy and safe delivery for our little boy due March 25th!
♦ That God would give blessing in our marriage and wisdom in raising our children
♦ That we would be teachable in all things
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(Kevan and Deana Myers on the memo line)