A Baby’s Life Spared: Missionaries Proclaim the Gospel of Life!
Our missionary shares this story from the field: “One day one of our new helpers told us she was feeling sick and nauseous. After some probing, she told us that she had taking some kind of abortifacient because she was afraid she was pregnant, and she has been pressurized by her husband and in laws not to have another baby. Wow. We hardly knew where to begin. I whispered a quick prayer to the Holy Spirit, and then began to share with her why contraception and abortion were wrong. I knew that it was not something easy to hear, especially in her situation.
The next day she came back and told us “I was going to go home yesterday and take three of those pills, but because you talked to me I changed my mind. My missionary friend told me ‘Even if no one else supports you, YOU have to protect your baby.’ So I stood up to my husband, and I am going to protect my baby.” We took her for a pregnancy test, found out that she WAS pregnant and bought a chocolate cake and prenatal pills to celebrate. We assured her that we were her friends and would help her with this pregnancy. The whole incident took my breath away. How awesome to be used by God to save a life!”
July 2012, The Philippines