June 2020 Letter

Tell me your story. 

In Genesis 16, we read of an interesting family drama in which Abraham and Sarah, impatient with God’s delay in giving them a child, implement their own plans to fulfill the covenant God had made with them. Sarah sends her maid, Hagar, to be a type of surrogate mother to build their family.  Hagar agrees and sleeps with Abraham. She conceives, but Abraham and Sarah’s lack of faith and resulting sin bring unexpected consequences.  The family begins to unravel and Sarah sends Hagar off to the wilderness to die. There was never a better example of a “crisis pregnancy,” than Hagar– alone in the world with a slim chance of survival. But God. In Genesis 16:7, we read, “The angel of the Lord found Hagar near a spring in the desert; it was the spring that is beside the road to Shur.  And he said, ‘Hagar, slave of Sarai, where have you come from, and where are you going?’”  Tell me your story. It was a simple request. 

I asked that same question to hundreds of our supporters. “Why are you involved in this mission?” “What was it about your journey, your experiences, your faith, and your actions that affirmed the value of the unborn?” “Where have you come from and where are you going?”

Over the last two months, I’ve heard stories from dozens of you. Stories of failure, regret, courage, and newfound strength.  I never tire of the stories of redemption, forgiveness, and reconciliation. 

“I placed a child for adoption…”

“My abortion is something I felt God couldn’t forgive, but God showed me different…”

“My wife’s miscarriage opened my eyes to the value of life…”

Just like the drama that unfolds in Hagar’s life, each story tells of the wonderful grace of God through Jesus his Son. “I was lost, but God…” 

I’m so glad that your story led you to this mission. Without you, the stories our clients tell would be without hope in the wilderness. Thank you for your recent gift and ongoing support. 

Thanks for your story. 

Amy Scheuring

If haven’t done so already, please consider submitting your story. I guarantee it will encourage others.  Go to mypregnancycenter.org today and click “Share Your Story.”

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