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Cal and Trish Zastrow and family

Saginaw, Michigan

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LifeSavers Ministries

April 30, 2001

God is awesome!

Thank you for praying for us and our ministry. In April, we saw one save and three turn-aways at the Saginaw abortion mills. My worst day was Good Friday. The Saginaw churches were full of people and so were the abortion mills. The children were dying, the police were defending infanticide, and some of the aborting fathers were manifesting more than the usual amount of evil.

Please pray for a mom from Grayling (1 1/2 hours north of us) who talked to me at the mill last Wednesday for thirty minutes. The mill workers hate it when moms stop to talk to us. Janice Qualman, the manager of the mill, came and told this mom that she had a phone call and needed to come in. That was the first time that they used that trick to get a mom to not talk to us pro-lifers. This mom is 20-years-old, single, has 3 children, and has had 3 traumatic deliveries. Three doctors told her that she was risking her life and the life of her child by continuing this pregnancy. She went to see her pastor. According to her, the pastor said that it was her decision. She said that she was just coming for "counseling," to see what they had to say. Before she went in, she said that if she does it, she'll do it downstate (Livonia) when she is ready. Please join with us in prayer that she will love her child and never be ready. She admitted that she knew it was murder. She didn't agree with me that deliberate and continual sin leads to hell. She doesn't want to risk dying. She doesn't want to murder her unborn child. Unlike most mothers who murder their children, she honestly was struggling. The more of you that really pray and bind the lies of the devil, the fewer moms will believe those lies and slay their babies.

Last week I picketed a Planned Parenthood awards dinner. Every attendee got to hear the Word of the Lord about their participation in murder. The police were called, but didn't harass me for preaching and holding a large dead baby poster for all to see. The manager of the night club hosting the event came and talked to me - respectfully. He wanted to hear what I had to say about Planned Parenthood. Yes, he wanted to read some literature. He even gave me a cold bottle of water.

Now that the weather is warm, it is easier for children to spend longer times of ministry on the streets. Today our children understand more clearly than ever how important this ministry is. We took care of Joshua and Caleb today - the rescued twins born in January. Their mother is still in treatment, and the aunt caring for the twins called and took us up on our offer to help with the twins for a day. These boys are beautiful. Joshua is up to 6 lbs. while Caleb is up to 5 lbs! Their lives are true miracles. Corrie has been holding one of them nearly all day - grinning at the baby in her arms. David, Jim, and Eva have all been tending to and feeding them. At lunch, I asked David (5) and Jim (4) about their feelings. They were so happy to love on the babies. David said, "I wish they could stay here all the time."

I said, "Boys, do you remember when their mother came out of the abortion mill? Do you remember ministering to her and giving her a ride home?"

They remembered everything. "Boys, these babies might have been killed if you hadn't been there."

They remember. They understand. They are more excited than ever to minister at the abortion mills and rescue some more babies. They see that God answers prayer. They comprehend that God blesses faith and obedience. They know. They get to hold the babies and give them missions blessings. Corrie (7) is more bewildered than ever why more Christians don't come out to the mills to help rescue babies, and so am I. Our family is all renewed with the wonder and preciousness of life. We desire more than ever to rescue children from slaughter. We all desire to win mommies to Jesus so that they will love their babies and won't even think of killing them. More than ever, I hate the shedding of innocent blood and the lies that keep it going. Hell cannot win! Lies will not stand! Someday, murder by abortion will be abolished by love and by law in this nation. Slavery is gone, it is abortion's turn!

Every once in a great while I check out a book to read from the library at Saginaw Valley State University. I just finished reading, "The Reminiscences of Levi Coffin."

Slave hunters titled him the president of the Underground Railroad. With his wife and five children, they helped over 3,000 escaping slaves make it to freedom. A devout Christian, (Society of Friends) he never turned a fugitive away from his door, and none of them were caught. He condemned violence. Tremendous book!

Here are two quotes from Levi Coffin: "Abolitionists were very unpopular characters at that time, both in religious and political associations, and many who favored the principals of abolitionism lacked the moral courage to face public opinion, ..."

"I had already risked everything in the work - life, property and reputation - and did not feel bound to respect human laws that came in direct contact with the law of God."

Today, man's law commands us to not interfere with child-sacrifice. This does not cancel God's command to rescue the weak and needy (Ps. 82:4).

May God bless all of you with faith that manifests into courageous obedience.

I am shouting GLORY all the way!

Cal (for Trish, Corrie, David, Jim, & Eva)

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