Approximately 900 Lancaster and Lebanon county women have abortions each year.
One day, after we specifically prayed for more abortion-minded clients to find us, a young mom walked in off the streets. She asked for a pregnancy test. It was positive. She wasn’t happy about being pregnant, and she told us the father of the baby would be pressuring her to have an abortion. We offered her an ultrasound as a way of providing her with truth about her pregnancy. “I think this scan is going to help me make my decision,” she said.
The ultrasound revealed a 7-week-old baby with a strong heartbeat. The client asked to HEAR that heartbeat. That was a turning point for her. She started saying things like, “I have two little boys already – I hope this one is my little girl!” She decided to carry her baby to term, and said seeing that heartbeat made all the difference. She signed up for our prenatal classes before she left. Later, she told us the father of the baby decided not to be involved, but she remained solid in her choice for life. She said, “With God, I can do this!”
Praise God for this BABY SAVED and for answering our prayers! We’re so thankful Jesus brought this woman to us! She truly wants to do the best she can for her children. She just needed to be reminded of what’s true – that there is plenty of practical help available to her – for free; that there’s a baby thriving in her womb, and that God is real. He sees her. He has a plan for her life and her baby’s life. And He will help her each step of the way through His people. Philippians 4:19 says, “And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.” Praise God for His life-giving provision available to every pregnant woman.