From Death to Life: Liz – A Save Story from Tulsa, Oklahoma

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Conventional wisdom teaches that the natural human progression moves from life to death.

Yet, for all who have given their lives to Christ, that progression is reversed!

God’s redemptive power means that while before, we were “dead in our
transgressions,” we now have new life in us that culminates ultimately in eternal life.

Putting to death the sins of our past by believing in Jesus allows us to move from death towards life!

Liz felt like her life was all but over.

She had been in a toxic relationship, and as soon as she found out she was pregnant, her boyfriend exerted immediate pressure on her to get an abortion.

By God’s mercy, their search for abortion options in Tulsa, Oklahoma, resulted in their calling Heroic Media’s Tulsa Pregnancy Help Center partner instead of the local abortion business due to OAASYS’s strategic Emergency Response ad campaign targeting abortion searches on the internet.

Liz received an ultrasound during her first appointment at the center.

Seeing her baby and hearing his heartbeat made such a strong impact on her that she immediately proclaimed that this baby was her “hidden treasure”!

Having earned Liz’s trust, she revealed to the compassionate staff at the center that she had an abortion appointment scheduled for that very day – but because she came to the pregnancy center first and saw her baby on the ultrasound screen, she’d decided she could not go through with an abortion.

The pregnancy center staff encouraged her in her decision to choose life and assured her that they would help her throughout her pregnancy.

Days later, however, this “happy ending” had an unexpected twist.

Liz called the center and, through tears, stammered: “I have done a bad thing.”

The pressure from those around her to abort her baby had proved too strong for her to withstand.

She had gotten a medical abortion, taking both courses of the abortion pills that she had been given.

Feeling frantic and consumed by regret and guilt, the only place Liz knew she could turn to was our pregnancy help center partner because of the compassion she had experienced there.

The center exhorted her to come back immediately for another ultrasound – and to the amazement of both Liz and the center staff, her baby was not only still intact within her womb, but he also had a heartbeat!

The baby was still alive in spite of the attempted medical abortion!

Liz had no doubt that this was a miracle and that God had brought her baby from death to life!

On a significant, spiritual level, Liz was brought from death to life as well.

The PHC staff shared the gospel with her and gifted her with a Bible.

For the first time, Liz saw that she could leave the mistakes of her past behind.

The death sentence she had been under from the life she had been living was removed, and her new life in Christ began!

What’s more, this new life could now be lived with her precious baby!

Your support of Heroic Media’s OAASYS provides life-saving help to so many like Liz – bringing about the defeat of death’s power in their lives, and moving them and their babies from death to life!

THANK YOU!

Ephesians 2:4-5: “But God, being rich in faithful love, through the great
love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our sins, brought us to life with Christ — it is through grace that you have been saved
…”

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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