Monday, August 04, 2008

Southern walk weekend # 8 update

We haven't had internet for a while, so this post comes a little late.

We had amazing contacts in Shreveport, Matt and Mikki, who were former walkers. On Saturday morning they came with us to the abortion clinic to pray. Adam and I had just started counseling when one of the police officers who was there came over to us. He was uncomfortable with us talking to the women as they went inside and kept trying to get us to agree to be silent. The truth is, we have the legal right to speak to the women, but the police officer got frustrated with us and eventually threatened to arrest if we said even one word to the women. At this point, we called the police department and began videotaping the officer's statements and Adam and I both called our parents just to let them know the police were looking for an excuse to arrest us.

Eventually, the city sent out other officers who let us know that we were within our rights and, priase God, we were able to continue counseling. In the midst of all of this, a man pulled over and began to pray outside of the clinic. He was weraing a tux and explained that he was 10 minutes away from a wedding where he was a groomsman. He said he had never prayed outside of an abortion clinic before in his life, but that as he passed, God told him to go pray. Unfortunately, he had unknowingly parked in the parking lot for the clinic and as he walked back to his car, the police officer arrested him for trespassing. Obviously God wanted him there as a witness and I really hope everyone at the wedding found out why he wasn't there.

Thank you all for your prayers, especially those who were interceding for us that day.



Anonymous Joe said...

"Who shall bring any charge against God's elect? It is God who justifies."
-Rom 8:33

"If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. Remember the word that I said to you, `A servant is not greater than his master.' If they persecuted me, they will persecute you; if they kept my word, they will keep yours also. But all this they will do to you on my account, because they do not know him who sent me."
-Jn 15:19-21

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