Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Another Agape Story
Yesterday, while counseling at Agape, Linda (our new director) shared with me this wonderful story!
Last week a young lady came into the center knowing she was already pregnant. She was DEAD SET on having an abortion for pretty much every reason you can think of. Amazingly enough, she had already been to Planned Parenthood, but was not satisfied with the vague information given to her. It's a blessing in itself that she came into the center seeking more information even though she was determined to have an abortion.
Linda spent time giving her lots of info and lots of love and understanding. Although we do NOT refer for abortions, we do give abortion-minded clients a patient's rights form. We tell them that if the doctor performing the abortion is not willing to sign this form, taking responsibility for any complications, she needs to get out of there. Linda also let her know that she could have a free ultrasound to find out how far along she was.
The girl was very interested in finding this out, so Linda called Dr. Chen and got her an appt for that same morning. (We LOVE Dr. Chen!) Later on that day, Linda called Dr. Chen's office to find out if the girl had made the appt. They told her that she had just left, but that they couldn't give any further information. Linda tried calling the girl but could not get a hold of her. Linda spent the rest of the day and weekend praying for this young lady and asked others to pray too!
Finally, on Monday morning, in walks this young lady. Linda was SO happy to see her. She asked her how the ultrasound went and to her surprise, the girl announced that she found out she was having TWINS! Linda reluctantly asked her what she was going to do, and with a smile on her face she replied, "I'm keeping them!"
God is so good! I can't tell you how exciting it is when we get to hear these stories or be directly involved with these girls, seeing first-hand, how God can change their hearts. Please keep praying for this ministry always! And also, pray for Dr. Chen! God has used him in mighty ways and we are privileged to have him working with us! We are so thankful for all that he does!
To God be the Glory!