"Hi, my name is Michele, and this is Pat, come and speak with us please, we want to help, abortion is
|EPOC abortuary, owned by Pendergraft|
"No, I'm fine," to which I responded, "No, honey, you aren't fine, you are at a place that kills little baby boys and girls, and you are heading in there to do the same to your precious baby which was created in the image of God Almighty, please come talk with me."
She did come over and talk with me, to which I was so thankful. She tried to act jovial, but I could see through the charade, and at the same time, the Lord immediately poured out a tremendous amount of love for this woman upon me.
I gave her one of our brochures and explained to her that there was alot of help in our community, and that there is never a good reason to have an abortion.
She than informed me that she had already been to one of the pregnancy centers in the area and said emphatically, "I have to have this abortion, I just have to!"
I asked her why she felt she just had to have this abortion, but the same words just kept coming forth out of her mouth over and over, "I just have to have an abortion, there is no other way!"
I once again asked her, and looked into her eyes, "Why do you feel it is so important that you kill this innocent child nestled in your womb?"
She then looked at me and said, "I don't know who the father is......"
I looked at her and shared that even though this big mistake/sin had happened, and she didn't know who the father was, it still wasn't right to take this out on her baby, that this baby was precious know matter how he/she was conceived.
I then began to share my testimony with her, how I had committed multiple abortions, and that no excuse I ever had or gave merited killing my innocent children, they had done nothing wrong. I shared with her how my life fell into a deep pit and a mess after my first abortion, for many years.
She posed the question, "Why and how did your life change after your abortion, to which I was able to explain to her that with each abortion a murder occurs, no matter how small that child is, or how big they are. Each woman knows that she has paid someone to kill her baby and
not one woman can walk away from killing her child and expect to be okay, because she won't be.
I than asked her if she grew up in the church, and right away she answered my question with a resounding yes. I looked at her and than said, "You know that God hates the hands that shed innocent blood and that HE says thou shall not kill, right?" Her response was yes.
But, she than began to say once again, " I've just got to do this", and began to walk toward the entrance to this place of death. I began to say, I/we are going to be praying that God convicts your heart and that you will not be able to do this!
As she walked closer to the door, I spoke loudly, "I know that you have enough of God left in you to know this is very wrong, and even if you go into that dark place, you will not be able to do this, you won't!"
Pat and I began to pray, we cried out to the Lord God Almighty asking HIM to intervene on behalf of this innocent child and to convict her heart.
Shortly, she came out with 'the clipboard', walked to her car, got into it, but left the door wide open, and continued to talk with us while she filled out the paper. I never backed down, and continued to speak the truth to her. She then asked me, "have you heard of the new commandment?"
I said, "oh yes, to love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind and soul, and love your neighbor as yourself. And honey, you are not loving God if you are going to kill your baby. You cannot kill your child and love God!"
She said, "but I love God," to which I told her again, "honey, you can not love God and plan to kill your baby."
She then got up and walked into the mill, and within five minutes came walking out quite quickly, looking at us with troubled eyes and said, "I can't do it, I just can't do it!"
"I knew you couldn't do it, I told you that you would not be able to do it!"
She walked over to me and I asked if I could hug her, to which she immediately said yes, and began to weep while I held her in my arms! Oh the joy, to hear her weep and to hold her, I was so thankful at that moment, beyond measure. No more was there the jovial charade, but instead tears, sorrow, and conviction at the thought of killing her child. Now was relief mixed with the tears, she could leave this horrible place with her child still snug in her womb!
As she left, I told her that we are there for her, and we will remain there for her and the baby. I looked at her and once again said, "I knew that you couldn't go through with it, your baby is so precious, and so are you." There were other words, and than she drove off with tears falling down her cheeks.
I praise God that HE allowed me to be there at the EPOC abortuary yesterday to proclaim HIS glorious truth, to speak up for this child who had no voice, to let a mommy know that killing her baby was the absolute wrong thing to do, and to share with her the true gospel of Christ with her.
Thank you Lord for this life saved, and for convicting this mommy's heart. Please help her to stand strong and not be wavered by fear, but may she place her complete trust in you oh Lord.