"So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love." - 1 Cor 13:13
OUR PROMISE TO CLIENTS
WARM, SAFE ENVIRONMENT
KINDNESS AND COMPASSION
RESPECT AND COURTESY
SHARED IN CONFIDENCE
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As a young mom, I was on my knees in my morning prayer time crying out to the Lord about the tragedy of abortion and how it had affected my life and was continuing to effect it. As I cried out to Him about it, He ever so gently asked me, “What are you going to do about it?” Wow that clearly was a direct question. At this point I got up off my knees and I got out the phone book scanning the yellow pages I found “ABBA, A Women’s Resource Center”. I did not know exactly what this organization was all I knew from the ad that it read, “Abortion alternative” and I knew He was directing my steps to be a voice to the voiceless.
The Lord put it heavily on my heart to help single women and children. I had a friend who told me about a pregnant family member who wanted an abortion and the news of this hit me hard. I tried to talk to her but to no avail. I really had to just focus on the Lord. Through this the Lord showed me his heart for women and His children and how he wanted me to love on them. About a month later a woman from my church approached me with a business card from ABBA. She told me the ministry was looking for an Office Manager and I was the first one who came to mind. The Holy Spirit prompted me to get my resume updated and I sent it out and well the rest is “His…story” as I help serve women and families!
As a practicing OB-GYN, I have often seen patients struggle with making decisions around an unplanned pregnancy. ABBA offers a safe place for women to learn about all of their options so they can make an informed decision, often choosing life over an abortion. I appreciate how ABBA's caring volunteer advocates continue to meet with many clients throughout their pregnancies, helping them to achieve a healthy pregnancy and prepare them for parenthood. ABBA brings compassion to women at a critical time in their lives, opening the door to learning more about the saving grace of Jesus.
My husband and I attended a banquet at Abba, and we were moved by the testimonies of clients, and impact the ministry had for affirming life. As I prayed, I sensed the empowering influence ABBA seeks to have on young women, and their partners, by equipping them with truth to make the best decisions about pregnancy, relationships, and sex. The Lord showed me how He had prepared me as a nurse and as a follower of Jesus Christ for this role, to compassionately share the truth that women desperately need. At ABBA I have the privilege to share the good news message of the gospel with women who are many times starving to know there is a God who loves them and has a plan for their lives and that their reason for seeking our services is not a surprise to their Heavenly Father.