I have a story to tell tonight. One that’s really, really cool, because it’s one that only God could piece together. There are a handful of players, and I’m fixin’ to add a bunch more: ALL OF YOU (a.k.a., ALL Y’ALL).
Last night (Wednesday) I received an e-mail from a woman I don’t know.
I am hoping you can help me. I just received an email from a young woman I know in Estonia who just found out she is pregnant. She is disillusioned by the thought that an abortion will “fix” this situation. I found your blog while searching for a pregnancy location in Estonia. Do you have any contact information for pregnancy centers in Estonia??
Sara (not her real name)
Why did my blog come up when searching for “a pregnancy location in Estonia?” Because of this post where I talk about how my blog readers donated a handful of my Expecting books to Light in the City, a crisis pregnancy center in Estonia. (since then, you’ve donated over 600 books to centers around the world, and I love you for it!)
I immediately contacted my friend, Lisa, who knows Janice, who I believe runs Light in the City. Lisa shot me Janice’s contact information, and I forwarded it on to Sara, who passed it on to L, the girl seeking an abortion.
Sara wrote back:
This is PERFECT. Praise God !! Thank you. Please keep praying. The girl that I know is going to see the OB doctor tomorrow; OB doctors in Estonia are known to perform way more abortions than live births. I will email Janice right now. I will keep you updated if you like. Thank you for your prayers.
I was praying, Lisa was praying, I posted a request on Facebook and lots more people started praying. I couldn’t fall asleep last night for HOURS, so I just kept praying for L and her little one.
Sara e-mailed me this morning at 9:00:
I’m a little worried; I haven’t heard back from the young lady today. I had asked her to meet me online today so we could talk. She said she wanted to talk to me but I don’t see her online. I just emailed her Janice’s cell number. Thanks so much.
And again three hours later:
Hi Marla! I called Janice this morning; the girl contacted Janice as soon as I emailed her Janice’s number!!! They are meeting in a half hour (1 pm) our time today. PLEASE PRAY and get as many people to pray for this baby as possible! Thank you thank you for your witness to life and these precious tiny helpless babies (human beings)!!
More and more people started praying (God bless Facebook), and then I got a message from Janice:
Just finished meeting with L. She is a precious young lady. Keep praying for her. She has an appointment for Tues already set. Pray that God will guide her, she is not a believer. I prayed with her. She said that she has never met such a caring person before. I told her that I am here for her, no matter what. Let’s keep praying for her! Thanks for sending her to me! What a great partnership! Janice
Holy cow. Praise Jesus!!
I asked Janice what she meant by the appt on Tuesday: OB or abortion?
She said: Her appt today was with the OB to confirm pregnancy. Tues is the first abortion pill. I told her if she wanted, that I would even go there with her.
I e-mailed Sara and asked her if she minded if I blogged her and L’s story so that more people could be praying for L. I also asked her for more details on her connection with L if she didn’t mind sharing.
Thank you, Marla, for using the internet to do His will!!! Actually, L. is the au pair that we chose to come live with us for a year and help us with childcare. She was “supposed to” arrive in 2 weeks!!! I myself am due to have our fourth child in the very beginning of September. L. wrote me an email yesterday morning to inform me that she found out she’s pregnant and wants to have an abortion, and asked if she could come anyway to be our au pair. She is very very misled. She would rather have the abortion than put the baby up for adoption. I wish she could read all the posts that you say your friends wrote; especially about how many people would adopt the baby already!
Will you join me in rallying around this sweet girl in prayer? And would you be willing to leave a word of encouragement for her that Sara can forward along? I want so desperately for her to feel the loving arms of Jesus wrapped tightly around her in the coming days.
Thank you so much, friends!