We Came to Discuss an Abortion

It was another Sunday afternoon at the beach when a young couple approached our Bible table.  They were looking over our free Bibles and books when the young woman noticed the tiny metal baby feet pinned to our tablecloth.

“What’s this?”

I explained, “These little feet are the exact size and shape of a baby’s feet in the mother’s womb, 10 weeks after conception. This is also a common age for a baby to be aborted—at just 2 ½ months.

She immediately backed away,  put her hands to her face and broke into tears! Her boyfriend went to console her.  Then he returned and explained privately, “My girlfriend is 10 weeks pregnant.  We came to the beach to discuss an abortion.”

There were two men working at our table. They took the young man aside and talked with him for over a half-hour.  Meanwhile,  two of us women talked with his girlfriend.  We learned they’d been feeling pressured to have an abortion, but neither was comfortable with it.

That afternoon they both decided to give their lives to Christ—right on the beach promenade! We prayed with them and they agreed to start coming to a home group Bible study with one of the married couples at our table.  The older couple became mentors to the young couple, who soon married and continued attending Bible study and then church.

“Thank You Lord for putting us in the right place at the right time for that precious young family.”

  • For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.     Psalm 139:13-14
  • What do you think about this? Was it a coincidence that they stopped at our table? Was it a coincidence that she asked about the baby feet pin?  To leave a comment, click on this story’s TITLE, then scroll to the bottom.
  • Read how you can obtain a Precious Feet pin for yourself:                               http://www.hh76.org/default.aspx?GroupID=141
  • ONE BUSINESS IN LIFE –Quote by John Wesley, circa 1780; Remaining words and music by Kathleen

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[This life is temporary. This life is short.  When this life is over, our bodies will die and become empty shells, but our souls will continue to live forever.  Where will the “real you” live?  Will you live for all eternity separated from God?  Or will you spend eternity in the presence of God in heaven?   Learn more so you can make your most important decision:    http://www.whoisjesus-really.com/  and www.godlife.com

 

 

About Kathleen

God delights in working through His people as they submit to Him. Jesus said to go into all the world and preach the good news to everyone (Mark 16:15). No matter where we live on this planet, people are separated from God because of sin. We ALL need a Savior, and there’s only ONE. It brings me great joy to share Christ with the lost and lonely. Over the years I’ve learned a great deal while facilitating Bible studies. I’ve found myself on college and university campuses, the beach, the streets, the hospital, the jail and the juvenile facility for incarcerated teens sharing God’s message of love. I also serve as an online missionary with Global Media Outreach. I’ve seen countless lives transformed when people turn away from sin and turn to Jesus. The changes God makes are real and lasting. These are some of my experiences. NOTE: My stories have been altered, removing any and all identifying factors. This includes names and other particulars in order to protect confidentiality and anonymity.
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22 Responses to We Came to Discuss an Abortion

  1. Dixie says:

    God is so awesome…He put that whole scenario together…He always has a plan!!

  2. Shirley says:

    Kathleen, you are an inspiration to those of us who read your blog and to all those whose lives you touch with your gentle words of encouragement of how Jesus is right here and all that is needed is to “ask and believe.” May God bless you with your ministry.

    • Kathleen says:

      Thank you for your encouragement, Shirley! Indeed, my hope and prayer is that my stories will compel others to reach out to the lost with the love of Christ.

  3. Susan says:

    Kathleen, What a wonderful experience to have God use one in such way because you listened to Him, making yourself available to be used by Him to reach others in His Holy Name. It doesn’t happen each time but the goal is to be available, to go out and be obedient to His Word. Thanks for your stories, they bless the soul and give us courage to step out again and again.

  4. Dave Madsen says:

    Hi Kathleen, Your story gave me goose bumps! Thank you for being on that beach so faithfully! I miss being there with you and everyone else. Keep on keeping on for HIM!

  5. Linda says:

    Wow! God is so good! The fact that this little life was spared and the parents came to Christ, literally brought me tears of joy ! The angels in heaven are rejoicing over this precious new family, and your faithfulness. Their being there at the right time and place, seeing the footprints, hearing your comments, was a devine appointment! Oh, how it makes me long to be in the trenches along side of you, to rescue the perishing. God’s richest blessings on all of you in the beach ministry!

  6. Chris says:

    Nice story…maybe it is a butterfly effect! That is, a help from somewhere nobody ever thinks of!

  7. Darlene says:

    I just want to cry it is so beautiful the way God works for and through His family.
    What an encouragement :)for all of us to listen to His Voice!

  8. Peter says:

    Thank you for sharing this amazing testimony of Chrsit touching peoples lives through his body! Your practical posts gives a lot of enouragement to act on our faith. God bless you!

  9. Liana says:

    Another beautiful tapestry of His scarlet threads woven with gold, interlacing and repairing broken lives.

  10. Yelena says:

    That’s amazing! I’ll be praying for them.

  11. Jerry Baccus says:

    WOW ! THANK YOU, KATHLEEN ! PRAISE GOD ! MORE EVIDENCE THAT THE HOLY SPIRIT IS ACTIVE ! THE COUPLE’S CONSTERNATION WAS EVIDENCE THAT THE HOLY SPIRIT WAS WORKING !
    THANK YOU FOR CONTINUOUSLY PRESENTING YOURSELF AS A LIVING SACRIFICE GOD ! *** JERRY BACCUS ****

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