Every morning at our office, we pray using the prayer calendar. Several weeks ago, a new staff member spoke up, saying the pregnancy care center we were about to pray for was the one she went to eight years ago when she found out she was pregnant with her son. She is now married, and her son is a proud big brother! Today, this staff member is equipping pregnancy care centers all over the world, including the center that helped her.
Recently, one of our pregnancy care center associates told us about a young woman and her daughter who came in wanting to volunteer. After a short conversation, the mom said, “Oh by the way, my daughter is here because of the help you gave us when I was pregnant with her. Thank you!"
In May, another associate shared, “It’s really surreal when one of the kids, whose mom we helped years ago, mows the lawn at our maternity home for us. You never know what will happen.”
This is the legacy of pro-life ministry. We have opportunities to step into people’s lives in specific ways at specific times. It’s a gift when God allows us to glimpse what all He has done and is continuing to do. The impact of serving love is far-reaching and long-term.
In telling the parable of a farmer who went out to sow his seed, Jesus said, “Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown” (Matthew 13:8). Let us continue to pray for life-changing encounters, and that people will receive the Good News of Jesus!
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