Will you commit to pray with us to end abortion in 2019? The best opportunity for a 40 day round-the-clock vigil will be March 6-April 14. Invest just 5-10 minutes today to answer our brief survey at https://aytm.com/rfVncVQ (if you have not already done so).
The late-night/early-morning hours (midnight to 6 am) are especially important, because our goal is a non-stop vigil!
“Life Chain is a solemn assembly and a prayerful one,” emphasized Life Chain founder Royce Dunn. “It is a time to seek God’s forgiveness and to allow Him to minister to our hearts and minds as we stand on our local sidewalk to minister against the gravest evil to afflict our nation.” Ministries such as the national 40 Days for Life movement started as local Life Chains, so this is not intended to be just one brief event, but to be an important opportunity with long term potential to mobilize Christians to end abortion.
The Life Chain is also designed as a model of Christian unity, amidst the diverse cultures embodied by various participating congregations.
This also serves as an opportunity to motivate more people to participate in ongoing prayer and ministry throughout the year, such as future 40 day LifeVigils, so please encourage new people to join you at the Life Chain, sharing this page on social media and offering rides to others who worship with you.
If a specific location has been announced at your worship service, please be sure to start at that location (otherwise, start at the corner of 24th and H). But please don’t stay there — avoid standing in groups, because this tends to result in conversations which distract from the Life Chain’s purpose. To facilitate more of a prayer focus and to maximize the public impact of this gathering, we ask Life Chain participants to space themselves at least 30 feet apart whenever possible (of course, parents should remain near their young children at all times).
To maintain a spirit of unity across over two miles of sidewalks, worship music will be available to all (contact us for details using the form below). Please consider bringing a portable radio or a boom box, or parking your vehicle in an area where others can hear the radio. For details on how to listen to our Life Chain program on your radio or phone, look at the LifeVigil page on Facebook on Sunday afternoon.
We still need many Life Chain volunteers who will help us maximize the effectiveness of this important prayer effort. Please complete the form below to tell us how you can help, or contact Tim at 661-412-2291.
Struggling to recover from a series of recent well-publicized abortion injuries, Bakersfield’s FPA abortion business has seen a variety of abortionists in recent months, with abortion days frequently changing to match each abortionist’s schedule.
For the past several weeks, longtime abortionist Gorli Harish has been ravaging Bakersfield children and their mothers on Wednesdays and Saturdays. His horrendous track record causes us to have grave concerns: he has been sued for malpractice over a dozen times and has been disciplined by the medical board several times, even brazenly lying about his training.
With these new threats being posed by Harish, we desperately need more commitments so that we can schedule another full, non-stop, round-the-clock vigil as soon as possible. Having witnessed God’s power overcoming many violent abortionists here during past vigils, we look forward to join together again in concerted, focused prayer for a permanent end to the killing of children in this place.
If you have not already completed our vigil survey, please do so today, so that we will know how God can use you to save lives! Until then, please consider joining us in prayer on Wednesdays or Saturdays (or any other time that fits your schedule) at 25th & H Streets in Bakersfield.
For the first time in over a decade, we have withdrawn our goals for an unbroken prayer vigil outside Bakersfield’s only abortion business during the 40 days of Lent. Nevertheless, we do look forward to seeing many people praying outside the FPA abortion chamber during Lent, primarily during daylight hours.
We always encourage people to pray outside this place of death, anytime they can, day or night. Prayer is essential, but many experiences have taught us the advantages of a true vigil. A true vigil is more than one person praying: it is a cooperative effort to form a continuous unbroken chain of prayer, especially during the hours of darkness. We had worked harder on planning this LifeVigil than any of our past vigils, but without full cooperation from some key individuals, we decided that it would be better to postpone having a complete unbroken vigil until later in the year. That was a very frustrating decision, because at this time when the FPA abortion business is having trouble finding an abortionist to come to Bakersfield, we had hoped to redouble our efforts, not to retreat.
But we don’t see this as a defeat; on the contrary, it is an opportunity to refocus our efforts. Upon some reflection, we realized that God could have ordained these circumstances for a good purpose. If we scheduled the next unbroken 40 day LifeVigil to begin on May 2, our prayers could be most focused during the strategic time leading up to the primary election in June (where abortion is of course likely to be a major concern for voters, and where key decisions will be made impacting the future of mothers and children both locally and throughout the nation).
So, even as people pray on these sidewalks during Lent, we will continue to ask everyone to commit to praying with us during the next continuous 40 day LifeVigil, whenever that vigil may occur. A non-stop 40 day vigil requires significant commitment, so we will continue our efforts to “count the cost,” seeking to determine how many people will plan to cover a portion of the next vigil. If we cannot receive enough commitments soon, we may regretfully find it necessary to delay the start of the next vigil to the summer, or even later.
After months of absence (resulting from the events of our Fall Bakersfield LifeVigil), abortionist Donald Clyde Willis recently returned to the Bakersfield FPA abortion business. However, he has been conspicuously absent on surgical abortion days. It seems that he is not permitted to commit surgical abortions at this time because he has injured so many women over the past year and the California medical board is reviewing these cases.
Ambulance crew takes an injured woman away from Bakersfield FPA on January 17, 2018.
On January 17, another ambulance came to FPA, rushing away a woman who was bleeding uncontrollably. Abortionist Justin Diedrich had traveled from Riverside to Bakersfield that day, while Willis remained at his Bakersfield home.
Nevertheless, Diedrich blamed Willis for the abortion injury, telling the injured woman’s mother that Willis had injured her the previous day when he inserted laminaria (seaweed sticks which are used to force the cervix to open wider for second trimester abortions).
It has obviously been difficult for FPA to find abortionists to come to Bakersfield in recent months, because FPA keeps switching to different abortionists and changing surgical abortion days. FPA seeks to cover the state of California with their abortion businesses, so their Bakersfield location is an essential link for them to stay in business.
As we continue to pray faithfully for an end to abortion in Bakersfield, our prayers will likely continue to have an impact throughout California and beyond.
During the Fall 2017 40 day LifeVigil in Bakersfield (our 20th consecutive 40 day vigil), God answered our prayers in amazing ways! As hundreds of people united in prayer for almost a thousand hours, the FPA abortion chamber dropped two …Continue reading →