We are grateful for 21 women who came to PDHC last week abortion-minded or abortion-vulnerable and chose life instead! Praise the Lord, the Creator and Protector of life! Psalm 3:3 “But you, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high.”
Alicia and Jack came to PDHC for a scheduled ultrasound appointment. They had a 9-month old son, and were definitely not ready to have another baby. Although Jack wanted to keep this baby, Alicia just didn’t feel she could parent a second baby so soon. Alicia was overwhelmed and stressed to her limits, and another child so soon was not in her plans. Alicia had several previous abortions, and was leaning towards terminating this pregnancy as well.
The volunteer who met with the couple listened to their concerns, and said a prayer while the nurse did the ultrasound. A 6 ½ week viable pregnancy was confirmed, and they were able to listen to the baby’s heartbeat. By the end of the ultrasound Alicia was talking about the baby, and said she hoped it was another boy. With the support of Jack, who was already proving to be a great father to their son, Alicia decided not to end the pregnancy, but was still very worried about her situation.
After the ultrasound the volunteer continued the consultation, and provided the couple with community resources and other referrals. Alicia broke down and began to cry; she expressed that she was so overwhelmed, and she didn’t know how to get her life back on track. The volunteer asked Alicia if she would like to pray; Alicia, who indicated on her intake form that she had no religious background, agreed. During that prayer, Alicia gave her life to Jesus!! Jack was a witness to this, and grew very emotional. Jack had been raised in the church, but had strayed from the Christian life he once lived. Jack also re-committed his life to Christ that day, and pledged to find a church he and Alicia could attend together. With renewed hope, Alicia and Jack started their lives over – and 3 lives were saved that day!
Praise the Lord for the work that only He can do in the hearts of men and women. Glory to God in the highest!
We are thankful that Lauren came to PDHC and chose life for her son, Ezekiel. “PDHC helped me as soon as I found out I was pregnant by providing education, ultrasounds, resources to be sure I was set out on the right foot to feel confident for my pregnancy.” – Lauren