I stopped in my tracks, felt sick to my stomach, and blinked back guilty tears. “What have I done?!”Last month, on a particularly hectic day when I was especially busy and frazzled, a couple came into A Woman’s Choice and asked me where 136 West Market Street was. In my distracted state, I pointed them across the street and down the block, not realizing in that moment that I had given this couple directions to the abortion clinic that resides only a few hundred feet from my service site.
About 2 minutes later, after all of the clients that I had been so frantically trying to help were appeased, I had a sickening realization that I had sent this couple directly into the one place AWC tries so desperately to keep people out of. I stopped in my tracks, felt sick to my stomach, and blinked back guilty tears. “What have I done?!”
I quickly prayed and begged God to redeem this awful situation that I had unknowingly created. I gathered myself and continued to go about my work, feeling awful and so ashamed of what I had done.
I begged God to redeem this awful situation that I had unknowingly created.About 45 minutes later – after I had pretty much given up all hope – I was shocked to see the same couple walk back into our facility. They asked if they could get a proof of pregnancy from us. Apparently one of the workers at the abortion clinic told them to come to us for a free POP (a true miracle because most of the clinic workers in general have a strong dislike for our ministry and know to never send their clients to us). We quickly got their paperwork started and got them in to see a counselor.
Two and a half hours later, the couple had heard the Gospel and chose to not terminate the life of their baby!
They chose to not terminate the life of their baby!To say I was relieved was an understatement. Not only had this couple chosen life for their baby, but God had used my immense failure to bring glory and honor to His name. I didn’t expect to ever see that couple again. But to know that they not only heard the Gospel that day, but also chose to give life to their child, was more of a blessing than I could even really comprehend. All praise to God our Father!