Abortion clinic closes – pro-life center takes its place.
Grand Rapids, MI (LifeNews.com) — The pro-life community is always encouraged by the closing of an abortion business, but in Grand Rapids, LIFE International has been doubly fortunate — the area’s busiest abortion facility has been turned over to their organization, and can now be used as a pro-life center.
First built as a Jewish synagogue in the late 19th century, the building at 72 Ransom Street NE in Grand Rapids had been leased to abortionist Thomas Gordon who performed abortions there at the Heritage Clinic for Women since 1996.
Since 1998, the vision of reclaiming the house of God was before Kurt Dillinger, then Executive Director of the Pregnancy Resource Center of Grand Rapids. Later, in February 1999, the property was listed for sale.
After years of prayer and unwavering faith in the vision of the reclamation of the old synagogue, local businessmen purchased the building and deeded it to LIFE International, the organization that had formed in October 2001 as an offshoot of Pregnancy Resource Center’s overseas ministry.
“Hundreds of faithful believers all over the community and the country have been praying that God would halt the activity taking place inside of this building,” Eric Ohlman, Director of Communications for LIFE International told LifeNews.com.
“Not only did he respond to those prayers with a resounding, ‘Yes!’ but he claimed the building for Himself and is now allowing it to be used as a place of prayer, worship, and life-affirming ministry. God’s light has pierced the darkness of 72 Ransom, and the Water of Life will now flow from its walls.”
[Full Story][Via Amy Welborn]