Thunder Over Louisville, along with many other downtown events, creates an interesting atmosphere on Market Street every year. Parking on Market is not allowed, and many lots are roped off in order to sell parking spots during the all-day event. This means that clients and their companions can come from any direction and at anytime. This morning was no different, however it did appear that most of the clients went in towards the beginning of the morning and not towards the end.
Here are some highlights of our morning:
-At least one woman who had an appointment at EMW decided to stay at A Woman’s Choice! Keep her in your prayers.
-One sister reported that for at least 2 clients she was able to speak to them without any escorts following or talking to them. The escorts didn’t even approach the client. We do not always know why this happens, but we praise the Lord for any uninterrupted conversations!
-The gospel was boldly and lovingly proclaimed by our brothers and sisters in Christ!
-12 Women went into the clinic this morning to end their child’s life. While this is considered a “lower” number, we grieve the deaths of these children and ask that you would pray for the mothers now, as they wait in the waiting room or go back for their procedure.
-The escorts. As always, the escorts continue to be one of the most challenging obstacles in this ministry. We were saddened to see a group of giggling escorts posing and waving in front of the clinic while having their picture taken this morning. Pray that the escort’s would be open to talking to us genuinely instead of ignoring us or mocking. Pray that they would consider checking out Immanuel.
(next) Saturday, April 28th is the Mini-Marathon. Read Street Closings here. Dr. Bizer’s has confirmed that we can park in their lot as long as we leave before 9:00 and have our vests.
Saturday, May 5th: Clinic CLOSED! The clinic historically closes for the Kentucky Derby. If this changes, we will let you know. Otherwise, we rejoice that there will be no innocent lives taken this day.
Thankful for you all.