This video is of a mama seeing her 12 week old baby for the first time on the Monroe H.E.L.P. Pregnancy Center Mobile ultrasound unit. What makes this most remarkable is this child was scheduled to die by abortion that very morning.
I was running late heading out to join my Cities4Life team on the sidewalk in front of the abortion center due to frosty weather and ice on my windshield. It took me several minutes to scrape the ice away. As I drove, trying to calm my harried heart, I prayed out loud, “Lord, bring me the conflicted women, maybe one praying right now that someone would help her. When I speak, let them hear and see You.”
When I arrived at the sidewalk of the busiest abortion center in the SE, there was only one person shivering on the porch of the center. She had no mittens in the below-freezing cold.
Immediately, I called out to her as I stepped out of my car.
“Young lady, we have hope and help for you. We have an RV coming any moment and we offer free pregnancy tests and free ultrasounds. I don’t know your situation, but I would like to. Whatever you face, we can help.”
The woman, unlike many our Cities4Life teams call out to, looked directly at me. She came closer.
“How can you help?” she asked.
“Come talk to me, and I will tell you.”
She instantly left the porch and approached me.
“We know that God loves you and your precious baby and we will help you so that you do not need to consider abortion,” I told her.
“I really don’t want to do it,” she said, and then tears puddled in her eyes.
“May I hug you?” I asked.
She nodded, falling into my arms.
“You are right,” I said. “Do you know God?”
She nodded, crying harder.
“It is murder,” she whispered. “I told him I don’t want to do it. We fought all night.”
“Will you let us help you? Come on our RV and let us share how we can help.”
“Yes,” she said.
The other members of our team approached, having all just arrived.
“These are our other counselors,” I told her.
“Hi,” she said, and then told them her name. I won’t share it to preserve her privacy.
When I heard her name, I almost fell over. I am an author of 25 books. The names I use are all carefully chosen. Her name, quite unusual, was the name of one of my pro-life main characters in a book I am currently writing! I gripped her arm.
“You are kidding me! Do you know what your name means?”
“My mother told me it means dew from heaven.”
“Yes! I know that because I wrote about that in my book! I am an author and one of my main heroines has your name!”
“God must have known you’d be here,” she said.
Later, as we looked at her baby, exuberantly kicking and moving on the ultrasound, I told her, “Your name is significant I think. When you walked out of that clinic, you took a step towards God. You are like a dewdrop from Heaven, glistening and reflecting God’s light.”
She had been praying a lot she said, praying somehow God would help her escape what she so desperately did not want to do. She just needed to see someone who would speak His truth and LIFE to her.
As I shared our many resources and the myriad ways Cities4Life and our partner ministries would be helping her, she was overflowing with gratitude. She had never wanted to abort, but had stood shivering on the porch praying and hoping He would provide a way out.
And He did.
Stories like this happen because average ordinary Christians like you said yes to the Lord and decided they would be a part of what the Lord is doing at the local abortion centers. Is the Lord callng you to be a part of this ministry? Maybe He is but you just can’t come to the sidewalk as a volunteer. Financally supporting ministries life Cities4Life is an awesome way to be a part of saving lives and proclaiming the Gospel. Would you consider supporting our sidwalk teams with a monthly gift? Our volunteers and small staff is committed to being a faithful and loving presence at the local abortion centers. Would you stand with us with a gift of $25, $35, or $50 a month?