Believing is Seeing: Kendall – A Save Story from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Elaine Russo Pro-Life Magazine Articles Leave a Comment

Conventional wisdom says that “seeing is believing,” predicating our belief on the tangible, physical realities which we can perceive through our senses.

In God’s economy, however, believing first in Him, through faith, is what opens our eyes to seeing our circumstances in a new light and helps us to bring our decisions in alignment with His will.

Kendall had recently broken up with her boyfriend after a tumultuous relationship.

Already devastated, the discovery that she was pregnant was more than she felt she could bear.

She believed that abortion would be the “only way out” of her despair.

Picking up her smartphone, Kendall searched for abortion providers in her city.

Heroic Media’s OAASYS Emergency Response ad intercepted her search – connecting her with our Pregnancy Help Center partner in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, instead of an abortion provider!

The first two ultrasounds Kendall received at the center revealed inconclusive results.

She was hopeful that, perhaps, her pregnancy was not viable and she might naturally miscarry.

Importantly, during each of these appointments, beyond the ultrasound, Kendall’s client advocate was able to sow seeds of life-affirming counsel.

Kendall’s third ultrasound finally revealed a growing and viable baby – already 11 weeks along, nearing the end of her first trimester.

Panicked, Kendall, who had already developed a rapport with the compassionate client advocate, asked her what she should do – and specifically, what an abortion procedure would be like at this stage in her pregnancy.

She agreed to watch a video that Dr. Anthony Levatino, a former abortionist turned pro-life doctor, produced, showing the facts of what an abortion does.

The video was impactful: Kendall immediately became protective of her baby once she was confronted with the stark truth of how the abortion would end her baby’s life.

Seeing her heart now softened towards her baby, Kendall’s client advocate honed in on how God had not forsaken her and was by her side through it all.

Once Kendall realized that He was steadfast and she could take Him at His word, her eyes were further opened to all the provisions He had already put in place for her and her baby – including a mother and sister who were supportive of her continuing with the pregnancy.

The sight engendered by faith empowered Kendall to make the choice for life!

THANK YOU for enabling Heroic Media’s OAASYS to intervene in a situation which would have otherwise ended in abortion.

Instead, two lives were saved from abortion – Kendall’s and her baby’s!

Isaiah 40:31: “But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

Elaine Russo

Elaine Russo

Elaine Russo is Heroic Media's Director of Pregnancy Center Training. A graduate of Brown University and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, with her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Master’s degree in Counseling, Elaine has been actively involved in pregnancy center ministry for the past 15 years, during which she served as the Executive Director of pregnancy medical centers in Boston and Philadelphia. Elaine joined the Heroic Media team in July 2014. One of her main passions is to help equip Pregnancy Help Centers to increase their outreach to individuals at risk for abortion and to be the first responders in an unexpected pregnancy. Elaine and her husband, Chris, reside in Pennsylvania with their three young children.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *