"Children are a gift from God, a heritage from the Lord,
the fruit of the womb is His reward..."
Small Victories Knows No Boundaries
February 8, 2012
my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the
work of the Lord,
knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.” 1 Corinthians
the following message this week from a dear friend and ministry
leader. It falls on the heels of the Super
Bowl baby that was saved due to our Super Bowl ads.
receive confirmation that babies are being saved as a result of our
efforts, we know that our work is not in vain. On the contrary, it
empowers us to go out and save more, to do more. Our crusade to end
child killing reaches across state lines as we battle not only for
the precious lives of babies, but for the very soul and survival of
our nation. ~Angela
All names have been changed for confidentiality
“Hi Daniel and Angela,
I just received this facebook message from a student who attended a
youth conference last year in Dallas. I am so happy to share it with
I coincidently attended the last youth conference ya'll did in Dallas
this past November. I say "coincidently" because I did
not plan on attending, and although I have been at previous conventions,
I was out of church for a portion of about 2 months, in which this
conference happened to fall. I was driving by the church on what I think
was a Friday night and saw the parking lot was full. I pulled in,
wondering what was going on, and stumbled in a little late. When I heard
it was you and your husband speaking, I paid the entrance fee and
participated in the rest of the convention.
During a small segment, you spoke on abortion in effort to take up an
offering for a woman in another city that camped outside an abortion
clinic as a last effort to prevent pregnant mothers from killing their
babies. Being raised in an Assemblies of God church, I have always been
against abortion completely, but did not connect on a personal level,
although I did enjoy the information that you presented.
I became aware in January that I was pregnant and, to say the least, I
was terrified. When I notified the baby's father that I was pregnant he
was silent for two days, and then confronted me with a "case"
of "how much easier it would be" if this "hadn't
happened." I continued to ask him what he meant, and he asked
if I had thought about "getting rid of it." I contemplated on
the pros and cons he had presented to me and..to my surprise.. I weighed
it out in my mind. I am ashamed to say I even CONSIDERED abortion
for ONE moment.
I believe God was giving me wisdom in the situation, although I'm not
sure I would have chosen to abort my baby even if I thought it was what
was "easiest". But I wanted you to know that one of the
first things that came to mind in this time of thought was the slideshow
that was shown at the youth conference portraying several babies that
would have otherwise been aborted.
I just wanted to thank you, and the woman in the presentation for
standing up for something that is so relevant in today's society,
although people may think it is not such a big issue. I think some
Christians assume that because of their beliefs they would automatically
make the right decision in such a circumstance, although they would
"probably never" be faced with that circumstance in the
first place. However, I have learned from this situation that even "Christians"
cannot be sure about what they "would or would not"
choose until the situation itself is presented to them.
I took a stand to keep my baby and I am progressing in a healthy
pregnancy, thus far. Of course, the decision I made effected the
father's "point of view", and as of today he has chosen
not to be in the baby's life. However, I am so grateful that I did not
choose to do something I would regret for the rest of my life. I believe
a baby is a blessing, even out of wedlock, and I know God would not give
me anything I couldn't handle, so I look forward to the life I have
ahead in raising a heaven sent child, (with the help of God.)
I am sending thanks to you and the woman that was spoken about on that
day. (My apologies for not remembering her name.)
Thank you both for playing a part in saving my baby's life.
To support and encourage Daniel and Angela please contact them -
firstname.lastname@example.org (email), 618-654-5800 (phone),
or write them Small Victories P.O. Box 143 Highland, IL 62249.