8:30AM & 11:00AM
402 Pekin St.,
Pastor: James Cravens
7:30 & 9:45AM Sunday
Gospel Evangelistic Center
426 N. Monroe St.
Senior pastor: O.S. Owens
11AM & 6PM Sunday
Solid Rock youth group:
Lutheran Church ELCA
1409 Pulaski St., Lincoln
Pastor Joe Bleakley
205 Pulaski St.,
Pastor Mark Carnahan
Pastor Kirk Cunningham
8:00 & 10:30AM Sunday
Radio, WLLM-AM 1370:
TV, Cable Channel 15:
United Methodist Church
302 Broadway St., Lincoln
Pastor: Larry Maffett
Sept-May: 8:30 &
1422 Pekin St.,
Pastor: David Mitchell
10:45AM & 6PM Sunday
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or call us at 217-732-7443.
of Life Week' celebrated
Jessen to speak
25, 2001] Starting
Sunday, Jan. 21, with Sanctity of Human Life Sunday, Christians
across the nation have been celebrating "Sanctity of Life
Week." In Lincoln there will be a special presentation Friday
evening by nationally known Gianna Jessen. Ms. Jessen speaks from
the heart about her life, which was not intended to be by her
pro-life advocate and musician, Gianna Jessen will be appearing at
the Lincoln Community High School auditorium at 7 p.m. Jan. 26. The
evening will include music, testimony and an opportunity to ask
questions about Gianna’s testimony and the pro-life movement. For
tickets, call (217) 732-6722.
survivor of an unsuccessful saline abortion, Gianna Jessen is a
talented young woman with a powerful testimony.
was touched by Gianna's story." — Charlton Heston,
in the third trimester of her teenage biological mother's pregnancy,
Gianna weighed a mere 2 pounds at birth. Her critical condition
caused her to spend the first several months of her life in a
Southern California hospital.
was eventually placed in foster care and soon diagnosed with
cerebral palsy. Doctors believed that Gianna would never be able to
sit up independently, and chances of her ever walking or crawling
were as dim. However, by the grace of God, faithful prayers, and
consistent love of a dedicated foster mother and family, Gianna
proved the doctors wrong.
persevered through endless physical therapy sessions, and after a
delicate surgery at age 3½, Gianna, for the first time, walked with
the aid of a walker and light leg braces. Two months later, Gianna
was legally released for adoption and another miracle took place.
She was adopted by Diana DePaul, daughter of her foster mother.
Thus, Gianna was permitted to remain in her longtime family, and
Penny, Gianna's foster mother, now became Gianna's legal
love and attention, Gianna's physical condition improved, and now,
after four delicate operations, Gianna walks and runs without leg
braces or assistance and enjoys an active life.
passion is music, and she has been gifted with a beautiful voice.
She has written and recorded an independent album entitled "In
the Waiting," and her music is a welcomed part of her ministry
to audiences nationwide and internationally. Gianna has been working
with renowned guitarist and occasional producer Phil Keaggy on her
has a desire to reach young people. By combining humor and honesty,
she challenges them with issues like sexual abstinence, forgiveness,
courage, perseverance, faith and obedience to Christ.
is using Gianna Jessen to remind the world that each human
being is precious to Him. It is beautiful to see the
strength of the love of Jesus, which He has poured into her
heart. My prayer for Gianna, and for all who listen to her,
is that this message of God's love will put an end to
abortion with the power of love." — Mother Teresa
has appeared on local and national television including "The
700 Club," "The Maury Povich Show," "A Closer
Look/Faith Daniels," and various news and cable programs. She
has been featured on the "Focus on the Family" broadcasts,
"Family News in Focus," "G. Gordon Liddy Show"
and other major radio programs. Gianna's story has been featured in
USA Today, Newsweek, New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston
Globe, The Chicago Tribune, The San Diego Union and other major
print media in the United States and internationally.
is one of Gianna's favorite quotes:
I thought I could save every soul in this place by making
the slightest compromise with my conscience, I dare not in
the sight of the living God do it. Consequences and
usefulness are nothing to us. Duty and right, these are to
be our guides ... though the heavens should fall, through
our doing right, we are not to sin in order to keep them
up." — Charles Spurgeon