Sidewalk Counseling, a Life Saved, and a Family Brought the Gospel
I love this prolife story. It testifies to the ways God can use believers peacefully praying, holding signs, and sharing prolife information as well as the gospel, outside an abortion clinic.
When people see you standing up for what you believe, those with hard hearts resent you. But those whose hearts are being softened by God’s Spirit are interested and will genuinely listen. They will often be open not just when you talk about the unborn, but when you talk about Christ.
Denny Hartford, director of Vital Signs Ministries, writes: “Does prayer at the abortion centers and sidewalk counseling matter? You better believe it! From testimonies received over the years (including from former abortionists), we are convinced that God is accomplishing great things by our peaceful, prayerful presence at the abortion clinics.”
Of course, it’s not that prolifers only pray and intervene, and don’t provide further follow-up or help for mothers who decide to keep their babies. As this story demonstrates, the law of love will also motivate us to provide money, housing, baby clothes, adoption services, legal help, counseling and a myriad of other forms of support to the pregnant woman. Love will compel us to share the gospel with her.
by Steven Ertelt
Anyone involved in the pro-life movement has seen a myriad of reasons why women change their mind about having an abortion. But this may be the first time a couple considering an abortion have changed their mind because their car died.
Baby Roman was 18 weeks along when his parents went to Planned Parenthood last July for an abortion. They were told Roman was too late in pregnancy to be legally killed in an abortion and were directed to an abortion clinic in New Jersey that does late-term abortions.
But, in a chain of events that the couple describe as a miraculous sign from God, their car died. Because pro-life sidewalk counselors were on hand to assist them, they chose life for little Roman. Christian News Network has the rest of the story.