Tuesday, July 11, 2017

This Baby is Going to Be Something Special

A text from a mom who chose life, my response in blue

These were two texts I received from a mom who chose life over abortion about a week ago. She was determined to abort then...but transformed before our eyes as we shared the truth of the gospel, the humanity of the baby, and the resources and help Cities4Life could offer to address the obstacles she faced.

Around midnight, she felt her baby kick for the first time and she knew her text might wake me up, but couldn't wait to tell me. And then later yesterday, she texted again, overcome with the "liberating" joy of knowing a special little human was developing in her womb.

The complete turn around in her is NOT unusual. The pro-choice people would suggest that all women who go to an abortion center have made up their minds and view us as a judgmental and hurtful enemy. These texts, similar to many I receive regularly, show the fallacy of that view.

A young lady who came on our Monroe HELP Pregnancy Center RV yesterday for an ultrasound told us, "You people are doing God's work." She blinked at me in incredulous wonder as I listed all the ways we would help her. She was an abortion minded woman who expected us to be terrible, condemning, and telling her how wrong she was. Unexpectedly, she saw "God working" and said, "I never thought I would enjoy coming on here...but I did. I have so much to think about."  It turned out she was NOT pregnant, but I feel optimistic that one day if she is, abortion will no longer be considered.

A second woman on the RV chose life. When she came on, she told me she was wavering and had considered abortion, that she was overwhelmed, afraid, and stressed beyond her ability to bear. She opened the first page of our pamphlet and read this verse: "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations." (Jeremiah 1:5)

"I read this verse," she said, "And it really startled me. Before my baby was formed...God knew him."
I nodded as she gazed in wonder at the photo of the baby 8-weeks-old in utero.

Later, after an hour with us, she hugged the nurse Sherry and me and told us that she was "inspired" and knew she could do what she needed to do to keep her baby. Again, Cities4Life is helping her with a vast network of resources.

"I can't believe you all would do all that for me," she said, as I listed the assistance we would provide.
"God loves you and your baby," I told her, "Immeasurably. We believe so strongly that God hates abortion that we are committed to helping women who choose life every way we can."

Do you want to know the most amazing part of this story? Yesterday morning, before heading to the abortion center sidewalks, I read an article by a pro-choice advocate. Her scathing remarks about pro-life counselors side-swiped my assurance that we are helping women. I drove to the sidewalk of the abortion center praying the whole way that God would show me that I was doing what He wanted me to do.

I think God answered my prayer.
Please join us. The rewards are enormous. Contact me at vkaseorg@cities4life.com for information and training on how you can help an abortion minded mom realize her baby is going to be something special.
Jeremiah 1: 4-9

The word of the Lord came to me, saying,
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew[a] you,
    before you were born I set you apart;
    I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”
“Alas, Sovereign Lord,” I said, “I do not know how to speak; I am too young.”
But the Lord said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am too young.’ You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you. Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the Lord.
Then the Lord reached out his hand and touched my mouth and said to me, “I have put my words in your mouth.


  1. Love you. Love this! God be praised! Sheryl C.