Time and again, during Jesus’ ministry on earth, He overturned cultural norms to show that His is the way of mercy, freedom, and abundant life!

Fear, guilt, shame, and sin have been defeated by His Cross because He came to fulfill the Law on our behalf by dying in our place.

Having been made righteous before God through His sacrifice, we can trust Him to provide for us in every way, even if cultural norms tell us otherwise!

Izzy had recently come to the United States from Africa and was looking forward to starting her life over and achieving the “American dream.”

Being pregnant was not part of that plan.

The fear she experienced concerning her unexpected pregnancy was rooted in more than simply a matter of inconvenience.

In her culture, it was a “major taboo” to have a baby out of wedlock.

Surely she would bring shame upon her family…”

Izzy was crippled by the fear that her mother would not only kick her out of the house, but also force her to live with the father of her baby and get married.

The father of her baby was not someone Izzy wanted to be with, and the thought of being forced to be with him felt tantamount to “life imprisonment.”

The only way out, she decided, would be to abort the baby before anyone found out about her pregnancy.

When she searched the internet for abortion options, Heroic Media’s OAASYS Emergency Response Ad was ready to meet her right where she was!

The ad immediately connected her to OAASYS’s Pregnancy Help Center partner in Akron, Ohio.

Even though Izzy had already had an ultrasound at the hospital, the skillful and compassionate hotline staff at ou PHC partner was able to convince her to make an appointment with them.

This turned out to be a life-changing, divine appointment with God!

During her appointment, Izzy processed with her client advocate her fears regarding her family.

Her client advocate helped her see that these fears, when weighed against the life of her baby, were not insurmountable, and did not have to dictate her decision.

Rather, God would help her – and was already working on her behalf!

Izzy received another ultrasound, and this time, seeing her baby stirred up the joy brought about by the strong maternal instincts which God had placed within her.

She laughed and smiled at her baby throughout the ultrasound!

Being enveloped in the loving, nonjudgmental milieu of the pregnancy center was the trigger Izzy needed to help her conquer her fears and embrace the life of her baby.

She made the choice for life!

Your support of Heroic Media’s OAASYS helped Izzy find the courage she needed to be brave, strong, counter cultural, and find hope in God.

THANK YOU for helping this young mother triumphantly choose life!

John 10:10: “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy;
I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.