Pregnancy Care Center - Huntsville: A Testimony Shared at Tonight's Benefit

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Tonight we attended the Pregnancy Care Center dinner at Sam Houston State University. It is considered the center's largest fundraiser. I have never attended and can tell you that it was an eye opening event. They had the usual things; music (which was excellent), dinner (also excellent) , testimonies (lots) and a call for our help. Of all these wonderful things, let me tell you about the testimony that truly touched my heart.

This beautiful, young girl came to the microphone and began to speak in a whisper. She told us her name and began to share her story. Her voice caught, tears came, and two counselors were immediately at her side.  Slowly she continued reading. Her voice was getting a little stronger. She told of how she had been molested as a child and how she had suppressed the memory. She had 'forgotten' about it and it resurfaced after she went off to college. She dealt with it by making some poor choices.

She found out that she was pregnant after she and her boyfriend of 9 months had broken up. She had visited the Pregnancy Care Center and they had counseled her. She decided that she would keep the baby with or without the help of the baby's father. She told the boyfriend and he told her that she had a bright future and so did he, and that they wouldn't if she kept the baby. She ended up choosing to abort the child.

After she aborted the baby she felt so guilty and was so angry at herself for the choice that "she"made that she attempted suicide by overdose. (Amazingly, she didn't blame the boyfriend for her decision.) While in the hospital she received a call from one of the counselors at the center.

Her voice softened again, almost to a whisper as she explained that even though she told the counselor that she had had an abortion, the counselor still wanted to meet with her. 

We were told how the counselor came and encouraged her to immediately attend a post abortion program and explained that they also had a program for girls who had been sexually abused.

This occurred in the fall of 2009. Tonight, this brave young lady spoke in front of hundreds of people. She shared her story, admitted her sin for all the world to see, and shared the gift that God had given her along with the healing power that only His forgiveness can bring.

She has completed the center's required volunteer counselor training and is now able to talk to other girls that are in a similar situation from a place that only someone who has been in those shoes can do.

This decision could have, and almost did, ruin her life. Now her life is being used to help others. Only God could take a tragedy and turn it into something the He uses for His good. You are amazing God!

 

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Mike: This was truly a God Thing! His fingerprints are all over it! :O) Blessings!

October 10, 2010 12:07 PM
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Lisa Orme
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Thank you for this wonderful and inspiring story about the wonderful love of Jesus through this counselor to this young hurting woman...and how only He can change lives like this!  Forgiveness and lovingkindness change lives!  I am sure our Lord has much to accomplish by the life of this young woman.  He has bestowed on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor (Is 61:3).  What a wonderful God we serve!

October 11, 2010 10:15 AM
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Valerie Sagheddu
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Yes...an amazing God who makes a way out of no way...who heals the sick and hurting. So often, it is through these difficult situations that God brings even greater blessings and transforms hearts!

Thank You for sharing...blessings!

 

October 18, 2010 01:54 PM
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Lisa & Valerie: What an awesome God we serve!! 

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Joni. What a wonderful post, and sorry I missed it the first tinme.  I couldn't agree more with your last sentence..."Only God could take a tragedy and turn it into something the He uses for His good. You are amazing God!-

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