Divine Appointments and Mother Chooses Life
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Divine Appointment and Mother Chooses Life.
by: Les Riley, Personhood Mississippi
“The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest.” – Luke 10:2
Speaking of prayer, many times over the last few years, emails and updates from Personhood Mississippi , we have mentioned all the ministry opportunities God provides to folks who get involved in this fight for life. Please allow me to share a great story about one such glorious opportunity God provided this past Monday.
Phillip Morris and I spent the day Monday meeting and recruiting county & church volunteers coordinators in Grenada, Winona, and Eupora. The previous Saturday, my family and I had handed out over 1000 Yes on 26 cards, along with other pro-life literature and Gospel tracts in Water Valley and Pontotoc. But, we had not gotten the opportunity to share the Gospel or talk to anyone in need — which is normally something that happens. At the end of the day I realized that we had not prayed before we began. And I was reminded that even when we are doing things that we believe the Lord would have us do, we still must be dependent upon Him.
So, Monday before I left, my wife and I prayed that God might open doors to talk to someone in need and that He might give us the courage & wisdom to speak.
At lunch Phillip, myself, and a counselor from a Crisis Pregnacy Center were sitting in a cafe in Eupora talking about the Yes on 26 Campaign and how to best spread the word in Webster County. There was a stack of cards lying on the table that had a picture of an unborn baby on them.
After coming by the table several times, she finally said “That picture makes me sad”.
When we asked why, she told us that she had three children and was three months pregnant. She said she was trying to “decide what to do”.
We told her that abortion would not solve her problems only create more because it would not make her “un-pregnant” it would simply make her the mother of a dead baby.
Then the CPC counselor asked if she could come back after the waitress got off work and help her.
When the young mother hesitated, I told her that the God who created all of the heavens and the earth had decreed trillions of years ago that we would all be there together right then, That He had orchestrated this moment so we could be there when she had a need. I told her of the love of Christ, of our love for her and her baby, and that we would help her through her pregnancy and adopt her baby if she didn’t want to keep it.
Then, she sadly said, “I want to keep my baby. The daddy doesn’t want it” and agreed to meet with the counselor after work.
A few hours later, I received a call. She is definitely NOT going to abort! She is open to help temporally and Spiritually & will stay in touch! Praise the Lord for His mercy on this mother and baby and His goodness to allow us to see & be a part of His work!