Hide and Seek: Dayna– A Save Story from Tulsa, Oklahoma

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Scripture says that Christ is our hiding place.

We find safety from Satan’s evil intent to destroy us when we hide ourselves in Christ.

God’s Word also proclaims that He hides us in the day of trouble as His means of complete protection for us.

Yet, He is not a God who hides from us, for when we seek Him, He reveals Himself and pours out His mercies in abundant measure!

Dayna was in her late twenties and already had several children.

When she discovered she was pregnant again, she felt completely overwhelmed.

Even though she professed a strong faith in God and believed abortion would be against God’s will, the panic and fear she felt about having more children rendered her vulnerable to Satan’s lies.

An abortion would “fix” her situation…“would it not?”

When Dayna called Heroic Media’s Pregnancy Help Center partner in Tulsa, Oklahoma, she had already had an initial appointment at an abortion facility.

In fact, she called our PHC partner “by accident” – she thought – because she was trying to find the phone number of the abortion facility where she had been.

But, providentially, her internet search triggered Heroic Media’s OAASYS Emergency Response ad, connecting her to our PHC partner!

Clearly, there are no “accidents” in God’s economy: He was using the OAASYS ad to reach and reveal Himself to Dayna through connecting her to life-saving help!

Using effective hotline counseling skills honed through experience coupled with OAASYS’s hotline training, the hotline counselor convinced Dayna to make an appointment at their center instead of going back to the abortion facility.

Dayna agreed.

At her appointment, she shared that she had received an ultrasound at the abortion facility, but they told her they did not see a baby and had sent her home – even though Dayna knew she was still pregnant.

When she received the ultrasound at the pregnancy help center, not only did the sonographer detect that she was, indeed, still pregnant – but that she was carrying twins!!

Dayna’s client advocate lovingly guided her to see how all she needed to do was to rest in the shadow of the Almighty, and He would provide for her, her twin babies, and all of her other children.

Dayna proclaimed:“I see the hand of God in directing me to your center!”

Dayna’s story is an astounding testimony of how God not only hid her babies during the first ultrasound at the abortion facility in order to protect them, but when she chose to make Him her hiding place, He gave her the strength she needed to make the choice for LIFE!

Our PHC partner wrote: “Thanks for having the ad that she clicked on and called thinking she was calling the abortion clinic. A divine appointment resulted!”

It was your support of Heroic Media’s OAASYS that did this.


Psalm 32:7: “You are my hiding place; You preserve me from trouble;
You surround me with songs of deliverance.”

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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