Strange Things Happening

As told by John Barros:

  Strange things going on at OWC today.  These guys met with Dr. Pendergraft this morning and began measuring all the way around the place.  At first I thought it might be about construction but then they began taking pictures of all the other buildings up and down the street.  It seems like he is either looking at a mortgage or getting ready to sell.10670002_10204830834199038_7127232056745968353_n Don’t know if he’s able to sell, since he owes about 40 million now.  I know a few months ago a realtor came to show him some properties. The realtor said he was going to move; who knows.  Just pray this is the end. 

The Noble One

As told by John Barros:

  Kind of a strange day here today.  Not too many came, and two chose life.  The first couple came and spoke to Daylan.  They ended up taking materials and said they were going to go to Choices.

  The second couple came out during the preaching.  She was completely overcome. When they drove up she was hunched over crying and they would not stop.  So I don’t really know what happened.  Then something I’ve never seen before happened: he came back about three hours later to get his money back!  When he came out he said, “Thank you.  You have chosen a noble profession.”   We have never heard anything like that before.  I’ve been thinking about this all day.  It was a noble one that saved them today; it sure wasn’t us, it was the King of Kings, the truly Noble One.  10565098_10204824146191842_7526665524686419612_n

Hard Day

As told by John Barros:

  They didn’t raise the flag back up from yesterday, so we chose to remember the countless babies that have died and the lives that have been destroyed behind these walls.

  Eight ladies came.  Some spoke with us and had tears but they all went through with it; it was kind of like preaching and singing at a funeral.  Sarah, Beth, Bradley, and Seth poured out their hearts as an offering in praise and love to Christ today.10636047_10204803811923498_5686407031016120567_n

Maurice

As told by John Barros:

  There were only six that came today, but they were a cold bunch.  There was one young lady that began to soften but the guy that brought her, wearing a “Play Hard Pray Hard” t-shirt called some gangster looking guy down to get tough with her, and she went through with it.10626559_10204803811003475_6358007270692771989_n

  My dear sister, Brittany, came down to call out to them, proudly showing her dear boys, one of which her and her Husband, Daniel, have adopted.  Showing folks what a blessing their baby could be to another family.  It was a tough day though and no one listened. 10481469_10204796821708747_4354415140163670246_n   There was a wonderful time in the afternoon though.  Jesus led a man that has spent most of his life in prison down here.  Maurice had no direction and wanted to know if we could pray with him.  He sat on the wall and Warren, Kyle and I went through the Gospel with him.  We explained what true repentance is and what true forgiveness is.  It was so beautiful.  He has extremely bad eyesight and we found him a Bible that he could actually see; it’s half the size of him though. 10659242_10204796823828800_7852733592257622316_n  Maurice has made a profession of faith and committed his life to Christ.  He lives in a room close to OWC and will be coming by for discipleship and will be coming to St. Andrew’s beginning Sunday.  Please pray for him; he reminds me in some ways of Brooks in the Shawshank Redemption movie.  Thank you.10522558_10204796823508792_2599929807474898355_n

The Battle Rages On

As told by John Barros:

  The battle rages on, and our King is on His throne!10417729_10204790521871255_3196885791586670847_n

   We saw a bit of everything down here today; the people coming for abortions were stirred up more than usual.  There were Grandmothers cursing and screaming, a Haitian girl that was groaning, growling and spitting like she was possessed.  Also, a lady claiming to be a Christian stopped by to twist Scripture, and yell and scream for a bit.

  But God who is rich in mercy worked in a couple of young ladies hearts.  Bonnie and Jessica came down from Reformation Bible College to serve today and were such a blessing.  Jessica was out back talking to a driver when the abortionist pulled up.  She asked him to repent, and he went on one of his rants saying they are not babies if they are in the womb etc.  10521159_10204790521191238_2209632873085759243_n

  Tom preached for the first time and did a great job.  Then we were blessed to have a dear young lady, Amber, stop by for a visit and to help.  

  A lady, Anna Marie, pulled up to go inside.  She stopped and was told that she came here to kill her baby but God sent her to hear what we had to say: that He cares and is calling her to trust Him.  Tears began pouring down her cheeks.  We spoke more and had a time of prayer.  She pulled down in the parking lot to think.  After a while she pulled up and said, “Thank you for being here in my time of need.  I can’t do it, I’m going to trust God and go to Choices.” 1610812_10204790522151262_3570537778975664018_n

  It’s always amazing when the chaos,vileness and darkness displays itself because Jesus shines ever brighter when He moves.  Please pray for Anna Marie.  Thank you.

Evan

As told by John Barros:

  Today was so crazy.  We had three young ladies choose life and had six ladies turn away.  One of the ladies chose life at the risk of her own life.  She didn’t want to kill her baby and one of the guys that brought her was hanging onto the door, cursing at her, telling her to get out of the car while kicking her.  Little Evan came running up to get me but they sped away when told the police were called and we could not get back up to get the license plate.  Please pray for her safety.10300889_10204777248659433_5994313261006420792_n

 Another one came saying she was sorry but she had to abort her baby.  After speaking to the guy that brought her he went in and brought her out saying they were going to go to a crisis pregnancy center.  The third girl kept coming out during the preaching.  Each time her heart was being softened by God.  Finally she and her boyfriend came out, looked at me and said, “Man, you talk too much” with a smile.  They went back to their car and talked for a long time.  They pulled away; he wasn’t too happy but took the information and thanked us.  10646697_10204777249619457_9036209001474797052_n

  There was another beautiful thing that happened today: Tracey Sarnicki, from St. Andrew’s, came down to serve with her ten year old son, Evan.  Evan is an absolutely wonderful young man, other than being a Noles fan, but we can work on that. :)  Evan brought his homework and also did his Biblical studies class down here.  He fearlessly engaged with people going inside, telling them they need to trust God.  He also was part of his Mother working with a man by the name of Keith. 10636173_10204777248939440_1562059096040579040_n  Keith is wanting to repent from a life of sin that he is facing the ravages of now.  Tracey destroyed false doctrines and myths and straightened the road for him.  One of the most awesome things I have ever seen was little Evan praying with his mother and Keith; so unbelievably precious.  Can’t wait for Evan to meet Jonah Sprague.  What a team that will be in the future.  Please pray for Keith, and the ladies that chose life today, as well as the ones that turned away, that they would stay away. 

Forty Days for Life

As told by John Barros:

  Had such a wonderful day!  Started out serving out front of Dr. Pendergraft’s other abortion clinic, and then spoke at a Forty Days for Life luncheon.10310102_10152667816976894_8938473202638185800_n  John and Tewannah Aman, who head up “Broward County Right to Life” invited me to come speak.  It was such a blessing to meet fifty wonderful people; I even got to meet my dear friend’s son there.  Many things are happening down south.  God is moving and raising up many that want to serve Him. 10660298_10204761840394236_8264654900146865792_n

Tough Day

As told by John Barros:

  Today was another tough day.  Sarah‘s father, mother, and sister Emily came back again.  There was enough for a choir here today but actually only had time for a few hymns because of all the preaching and conversations.  10603689_10204754367407416_7419085640905960011_n  The drama of the day was a guy that brought his mistress for an abortion.  He was afraid his wife would find out and he had eight other kids.  In fact, he brought one of his sons to help.  He fell under conviction and took her out of there choosing life.  Then a couple hours later they were back.  That was painful, to all involved.10606387_10204754370087483_8226618877622764350_n

   There was a delightful part to the day: a young lady that was coming to abort twins chose life.  When coming out her man looked to us and said, “It must feel good to win one every once and a while!”  It was awesome; there was much joy and thanksgiving to God for opening their eyes.  Rey was our hero today, because he brought pizzas for everyone.

Thank you all for praying, and I would sure request prayer tomorrow as I am going to be speaking at a pro life event in Ft. Lauderdale.  Thank you.

Kaitlin

As told by John Barros:

  Today is a day I will never forget.  Warren came down to serve and it was a rather busy day.  A dear brother from St. Andrew’s, Rey, also stopped by to see what goes on down here.  His family prays for the work down that goes on down here.10457789_10204748452179539_6625365099353578766_n  Had to preach again in the afternoon when they came to pick up the dead babies.  Rey got to see Jesus turn the heart of a young lady and she chose life.  As the lady and her family pulled up they were so thankful and took the info to get help.  Rey was so blessed to see this because there really is nothing like watching God work in the hearts of people.

  The preaching in the afternoon gets much more prophetic than in the morning because time is running out.  A young lady, Kaitlin, is serving her community service down here with me… don’t ask.  God works in mysterious ways.  Well when she heard the sermon about what happens to those that die without Christ she said, “What about me, John?”  When I was done we sat on the wall and went through the Gospel.  She definitely saw where she stood with God and her need to repent.  It was truly beautiful.  She is one special young lady.  Please pray for her and the lady that chose life.  Kaitlin wants to come to St. Andrew’s on Sunday evenings because she has to work in the mornings.  God is so good.10614198_10204748452539548_3821655273070086721_n

Abortion is Never Really Over

As told by John Barros:

  So you come down to Orlando, from Washington, to visit your daughters at Reformation Bible College with your whole family.  What do you do?  Do you go to Disney or Universal? Not if you are Gary Woodroof: you come serve your God on the sidewalks at OWC.  Gary is a worship Pastor in Washington State.  He brought his daughter Emily to serve with Jessica.  What an unbelievable pleasure this was.  Such singing and harmonies; I wish they would never have stopped.  10352342_10204742299345722_7719528694412684695_n What a family these folks are; so much love.  Their other daughter, Sarah, had school today at RBC, but will be down on Friday and hopefully they will all return.

  Also got to serve with Bonnie today.  We had one choose life but is confused.  Please pray she stays strong.  We also had a turn away and then a lady showed up with so much anger.  She had an abortion here seventeen years ago; she said it was done by James Pendergraft.  According to her, he messed her up inside.  She was trying to get records but they say that they don’t have them anymore.  Then she began showing the anger and pain that she has been carrying all these years.  Bonnie and I got to speak with her and gave her a local CPC to contact to help her deal with the pain.  We had a time of prayer with her and she left.

   Abortion is never really over.  This lady has been carrying it all these years and then it bursts to the surface one day.  One of the biggest lies they tell the ladies down here is that it will be over today.  Please pray for her.  10612534_10204742299025714_1147372798713768700_n