Thursday, December 28, 2006

A Life Given

Today, I received a phone call from Shirley Thompson, the Agape director, and I have to share with you the nature of the call. At Agape, we are there because we believe in the sanctity of life and believe in the mission of Agape. But often times, we don't always see the "fruit" of our labor of love. We love the days when God allows us to catch a small glimpse of what He's doing through Agape. Today was one of those days!

Back in May, a woman called Agape seeking an abortion. She was already 22 weeks pregnant with her second child. Shirley told her that we don't perform abortions, but that if she would come in, we could offer her further counseling. The woman came in, completely broken over this pregnancy. She was adamant about only having one child and was NOT going to have a second. I think she thought Shirley would somehow help her figure out how to get an abortion.

Shirley just continued to counsel her and then offered her a free ultrasound to confirm the gestation of the baby. The woman agreed to the ultasound until Shirley mentioned the doctor's name. Turns out Dr. Chen delivered her first child, so she knew he would try to "convince" her to keep her baby. Dr. Chen is on Agape's medical advisory board and provides free ultrasounds for our clients.

At the news, she waved her hand in the air as to say "NO" and walked out the door. Shirley just knew this woman was going to have an abortion, but just prayed that the right words had been spoken and that God would work in this woman's heart.

Today, the woman walked into the center with her four month old baby!!! Praise the Lord!

The woman told Shirley that she couldn't imagine life without her precious baby boy! What a miracle and what a blessing for Shirley to have been able to experience the fruit of her labor first hand. God is good and He is faithful!

Please continue to pray for Agape and the women God brings through the door!

11 comments:

  1. Oh Praise God! What a amazing experience...He is so good!

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  2. Candace, I'm convinced that there are many stories like this as a result of your work, but you don't always get to see the endings. How gracious of God to give you this "ending" as an encouragement to press on!

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  3. Keep up His work!

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  4. WOW..What an amazing blessing...its wonderful to see results! God is GREAT!!!

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  5. Adrienne11:34 PM

    Candace that story made me choke up and cry.PRAISE BE TO GOD that you can minister to women who really need the LORD to intervene in their lives. Keep being steadfast in the Lord's work. Love you

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