As told by John Barros:
Today was crazy. It was very busy down here in the morning, and then a bunch of checkups in the afternoon. We had two turn aways, and then one young lady and her friend came out the front door with a huge smile, clenched her fist, threw it up to the sky, looked at us and yelled, “we have chosen life!” It was so beautiful. They took the info and said they would be going to Choices. Please pray for these ladies.
Bradley and Tracy came down to serve today. The Lord showed us some amazing things. The security guard Kerry began escorting people in but instead of humiliating me like usual he would tell the ladies, “if you begin to have second thoughts or choose life come out and speak with John.” I am not kidding. We couldn’t believe it.
There was one lady live streaming the preaching and conversations from the porch. Three guys in a truck came down and got in a huge argument with Kerry out back. They pulled up the drive saying so many horrible things about Kerry and threatening to do him great bodily harm.
Then one of the workers came out the back door crying very loudly and speaking of all the wrongs that have been done to her at this place. She came up the drive crying and saying how wicked and horrible this place is. She was leaving never to return. She was thankful and begged me to never leave this place. Begged me to shut it down. Told her I couldn’t do that.
In God’s timing a friend of mine had told me he needed someone for a job. She was able to get one interview in today and is going for the second interview tomorrow. Please pray she gets the job and that the Lord would bring her to repentance.
Then the Lord brought a wonderful surprise. I was sitting on the wall after preaching and behind me I heard a lady say “hey John shouldn’t you get off your butt and get to preaching?” I turned around to see Amanda. I couldn’t believe it. Many of you have been praying for her and her baby Chase for a long time.
I haven’t seen her in so long. She wanted to come by to say thank you because she chose life here three years ago. They used to have chairs out on the porch for people to come outside and smoke. She sat out in one of those chairs all day on a Wednesday. She was 26 weeks pregnant. The clinic told her they would just do it saying she was 24 weeks. She cursed me all day long, only stopping to come up and spit on me. The place was packed and it was miserable.
About 4:00 they called her because it was her turn. She went inside, took her clothes off, got on the table and then one of the strangest things I have ever seen happened. She came out the door in tears hugging me, apologizing, and thanking me for putting up with her.
She went on to tell me that once she got on the table, a heavy darkness filled the room. She said she could only see a small hole of light. Inside that light she saw me preaching. She jumped off the table and ran out much to the complaints of Randall Whitney and the nurses.
Amanda has had a tough life since then but God isn’t finished with her yet. Pease pray for her.
The blindness of people here is amazing. So many things going on any given day yet you have people out front stuffing pizza down their faces, waiting to kill their children, screaming don’t you have anything better to do? No one is listening or cares.
Open their eyes, Lord.