Today I am sharing only one story. I cannot give you the location, but it starts with a rare blessing — someone calling the wrong number.
When you pray and fast for an end to abortion and work together with local pro-life organizations, it can save lives.
The caller on the other end of the phone line asked, “Is this Planned Parenthood?” Well, it wasn’t. In fact, she had reached Planned Parenthood’s neighbor — a local pro-life organization.
The organization’s staff member who answered quickly realized there was an abortion-minded woman on the line. So she offered the woman a free ultrasound. The woman wasn’t interested — and said she really just wanted Planned Parenthood, so there wasn’t much else to say.
The pro-life staffer again told her the ultrasound would be free — but that if she went to Planned Parenthood, they would charge her.
At that point, things started to change. The woman on the phone agreed to an appointment for an ultrasound.
So the staff member called a pro-life pregnancy center to set up the ultrasound. The people at the pregnancy center said they had just spoken to this same woman, who had called them about 30 minutes previously.
“We have been praying that you guys would be able to reach her before she reached Planned Parenthood,” said the scheduler at the pregnancy center.
“I was amazed at the specific way they prayed and how God answered that prayer,” said the staff member who had originally received the “wrong number” phone call.
How could this woman have confused both a pro-life group and a pregnancy center with Planned Parenthood? “The only explanation is God’s intervention and answers to prayer!”
The young woman, however, did not show up for her ultrasound appointment. But the next day, she turned up unannounced at the pro-life office.
“She told me that she had had an abortion in the past and was considering having another,” the staffer explained. “This new baby was not her husband’s baby. She had gotten pregnant by another man while separated from her husband. The more details I heard about her life, the stickier the situation seemed to be. I could see that she was struggling a lot and seemed to think that abortion would be the answer to her situation.”
She wanted to know how far along the pregnancy was so she could “take care of it soon enough.” That enabled the staff member to talk about fetal development — that there was already a living human being there from the moment of conception.
“After hearing about the baby’s life inside the womb, she expressed sorrow and said she had murdered her last child. She wondered how God could ever accept her into heaven since she had broken this commandment to not murder, and we talked about the gracious gift of salvation that God offers through Jesus.”
This time, the woman accepted the free ultrasound offer and was able to see the image of her child. She thanked the pro-life staff for their help and said she would be talking to her boyfriend about the decision.
“We are praying for her,” said the staff member, “that she will not ignore what she now knows about abortion — and about her baby — and that she will choose life.”
Please keep this woman and her child in your prayers.
Here’s the link to today’s devotional.
Have a blessed Sunday, and know how much I appreciate you!
Yours for Life,
40 Days for Life
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