Faith Comes from Hearing: Stacy – A Save Story from Waco, Texas

Elaine Russo Save Stories Leave a Comment

God has wired a special connection between our auditory senses and our spiritual and emotional perception.

The apostle Paul says, in his Letter to the Romans, that “Faith comes from hearing.”

Undoubtedly, one of the most powerful sounds in creation is the heartbeat of a baby in his mother’s womb!

Stacy, 22, had been dating her boyfriend for just four months when she found out she was pregnant.

He had made it clear from the get-go that he did not want children.

Stacy felt lost and distraught.

Surely she was too young to handle this by herself?!

Besides, she had much she still wanted to achieve, and being a mother was not in her plans – at least, not right now.

Googling for information about abortion options, Stacy saw an ad that caught her attention: “You are not alone. We can help.”

Stacy quickly called the number on the ad.

Unbeknownst to her, this was Heroic Media’s OAASYS Emergency Response ad which connected her instantly to our Pregnancy Help Center partner in Waco, Texas.

Stacy made an appointment.

Upon arrival, she was pensive and seemed unwilling to engage too much with her client advocate.

When getting ready for her ultrasound, she appeared overwhelmed by all that was happening around her.

However, when asked if she would like to hear the heartbeat of her baby, she immediately said, “Yes!”

After the ultrasound, she was eager to leave – but not without the four pictures the nurse had taken of her baby.

Weeks went by.

Stacy was unresponsive to all of the center’s follow-up attempts.

And then – she answered a call!

To the center staff’s great joy, Stacy informed them that she had decided to continue with her pregnancy!

Your support of Heroic Media helped give Stacy the chance to hear the heartbeat of her baby at a place that provided the life-affirming help she needed.

Because of you, that beautiful heartbeat she heard is still pulsing with LIFE!


Romans 10:17: “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.”

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.

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