Our ministry focuses on calling out to every abortion-determined woman we see when we are on the sidewalks of abortion centers. They are our top priority as they have the final say in whether the baby is allowed to live. We also seize every opportunity we can to promote the Gospel and truth to others who we encounter there. One of the surprisingly fruitful groups to reach out to are the service people driving into the abortion center: Uber drivers, food deliverers, lawncare professionals or driveway repair crews. You never know how God will use the seeds we plant.
Just recently, a taxi driver with a Hispanic couple in the back seat drove slowly down the street. The taxi driver slowed and stopped for one of our new counselors. The counselor asked if he knew this was an abortion center. He did not. He glanced in his rear view mirror at the couple in the back seat. They squirmed. He asked them in Spanish if they knew this was an abortion center.
The counselor handed him our pamphlet that is in Spanish. She explained all the things we could do to help. She explained what God says about the unborn. She described fetal developmental milestones in the first few weeks after conception. The driver translated for the couple in the back.
“Do you believe in God?” the counselor asked the driver.
“Yes,” he said.
“Then you should take these people away from here,” she encouraged him.
“I will,” he said.
There was some (loud) discussion between the cab driver and the people. They finally said, “Fine. Take us back to our hotel.” They said they would call us for details on the help available. A child was saved because the taxi driver took a stand for God.
In a similar situation, an Uber driver dropped a worker off at the abortion call center. He stopped for me as he drove out of the parking lot. I asked if he knew this was an abortion center. He did not. I explained what we do and why we do it. Then I handed him a pamphlet. I told him if he knew of any young women in an unplanned pregnancy who were considering abortion to let them know we would help them. They did not have to believe abortion was the only option. I urged him to give them the pamphlet. He said he would.
That afternoon, a young lady called me. She told me her friend, an Uber driver, had given her a pamphlet and told her we would help her. Not only did she eagerly accept the offer of help and our mentorship program, but when I shared the Gospel with her, she committed her life to the Lord.
She in turn gave the pamphlet to her cousin who was also pregnant and desperate. She too chose life after talking with me, and she too wanted to commit her life to Jesus after recognizing and admitting how far she had stumbled from God.
A single Uber driver that day was used by God to save two babies and two souls for eternity.
Driveway Paving Company
On another day, the driver of a paving truck entered the parking lot. As he pulled in, we asked him if he knew this was an abortion center. He did not. He said he was just there to pave the driveway. We asked him if he believed in God. He said he did. While the security people screamed at him to keep driving, and screamed at us to “just let this man do his job,” we explained what happened here and how no Christian should have their salary paid by the blood of aborted children. He took our information and drove into the lot.
While the security people shook their heads, still mumbling angry words at us, the large paving truck did a U-turn, and drove back out. The driver waved as he drove away, pointing to the sky.
A couple of days later, the same scene played out with a different paving company. Again, the driver took the literature, drove in, turned immediately around and drove away. Ultimately, the facility closed for a four day weekend (which we had never seen in the two decades we have been out there). During that time, the driveway was apparently paved … when there was no Christian witness on the sidewalk.
Door Dash Deliverer
In NYC, a new believer who had just recently begun attending church happened to be delivering food near the abortion center. He stopped to talk to the sidewalk missionaries there about what was happening. When he found out, he got out of his car and approached a woman going in to the Planned Parenthood. He defended the life of the child with the passion of someone just recently set free by Christ and was able to persuade the couple not to kill their child. Now he volunteers with the sidewalk missionaries at that very place.
One of my favorite stories is of an interpreter hired by the abortion center to interpret for a woman who spoke no English. As the interpreter pulled in, she stopped for us. We asked if she knew this was an abortion center. She had only known it was a clinic. We told her all they do here are abortions. We asked if she knew God. She said she did, but she also said she desperately needed the work and could not turn down the job. We pleaded with her and gave her our pamphlet. We told her at the very least, see if she could encourage the woman to take our information.
She went in, shaking her head sadly. About an hour later, she emerged. She came right to us. She told us that the whole time she was supposed to be interpreting, she spent trying to talk the woman out of aborting and coming to us instead. She said the woman agreed and would be out at any moment.
The interpreter said she would be happy to interpret for us on our mobile ultrasound unit for free when the woman came out. WHICH SHE DID. The woman chose life and her son is now 5 years old. She sends us photos regularly, and in her broken English said, “Thank you for saving my son.”
God can use anyone to save a life. The seeds you plant speaking to service workers can make a tremendous difference. It is easy to ignore those opportunities, thinking these service workers are just trying to earn a living. Surely we should not harass them….should we? No, we should not harass, but we should definitely speak Biblical truth and admonition to everyone God brings into our sphere of influence. As these stories illustrate, when Christian witnesses are bold and forthright and determined, God moves.
See Isaiah 41:10-13
“‘fear not, for I am with you;
be not dismayed, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Behold, all who are incensed against you
shall be put to shame and confounded;
those who strive against you
shall be as nothing and shall perish.
You shall seek those who contend with you,
but you shall not find them;
those who war against you
shall be as nothing at all.
For I, the Lord your God,
hold your right hand;
it is I who say to you, “Fear not,
I am the one who helps you.'”