April 11, 2001 Report|
On Tuesday 3/27/2001, I went to a Catholic girls' high school, where I was
invited to speak. I shared with about 200 teenage girls about the sidewalk
counseling ministry. Fourteen of those girls have expressed interest in
sidewalk counseling. PTL! So, I plan to work with the campus ministry
coordinator to arrange a sidewalk counseling seminar at the school. Please
pray that the seminar proposal receives favor from the school. Although it
is a Catholic school, if they host a SidewalkCounseling.com seminar, they
will do so with the understanding that the seminar will be presented from an
evangelical perspective, as SidwalkCounseling.com is an evangelical group.
Then, after visiting the high school, I met Rita at a Montebello mill where
she is starting a sidewalk counseling ministry. We did sidewalk counseling
together. We talked with "Monica", who was going to the mill for birth
control. Monica told us that her 20-year-old sister is pregnant and
considering abortion. Monica does not want her sister to have an abortion,
so she accepted literature to give to her sister. Monica listened intently
as Rita and I explained how detrimental abortion can be for a woman and her
family. Please pray for Monica and her sister. Also, please pray for Rita.
Rita attended my sidewalk counseling seminar and I am so grateful to see that
the Lord has brought fruit out of the seminar effort.
On Thursday 3/29/2001, I did sidewalk counseling in Mission Hills. As far as
I remember, there were no saves.
On Saturday 3/31/2001, I did sidewalk counseling in Mission Hills. A couple
came for an abortion, but after talking with a sidewalk counselor, they went
instead to a local CPC. PTL. I was injured while I was there, and I had to
cut the counseling time short.
I have been out of commission since I was injured on 3/31; I have not
returned to sidewalk counseling yet. Please pray that I recover quickly from
this injury so that I can return to the streets of Los Angeles and be used by
God to save more babies' lives.
On Thursday 4/5, Ann went to Mission Hills without me, as I am out of
commission. There was a save. A couple was going into the mill for an
abortion, and after talking to Ann, they went instead to a local crisis
pregnancy center. PTL. Ann is another new sidewalk counselor that we got
from our seminar effort. PTL.
In the meantime, while I am down, I am working with some local churches and
other groups to plan some more sidewalk counseling seminars. We are planning
to do another seminar series in the fall. If you belong to a church or other
group, such as Women's Aglow, or Promise Keepers, in Southern California that
would like to have a sidewalk counseling seminar, please contact me. We just
had a very successful spring seminar series--six seminars. They were in San
Diego, Santa Ana, Long Beach, Montclair, Van Nuys and Canoga Park. We
trained a total of 150 people at the seminars. And as you can see from my
comments above, the seminar effort is bearing fruit. PTL.
Thanks for all your prayers and support.
Rose Mary Leon
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