Speaking to Fear: Cindi – A Save Story from Alexandria, Louisiana

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God declares, in His Word, that He has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind.

Fear is used by Satan to try to keep us shackled to his lies.

However, by the power of the Holy Spirit, we have been given the authority to rebuke fear and command its chains to be loosened.

The stronghold of fear cannot but crumble when confronted by the light of Christ!

Cindi was the mother of a beautiful one-year-old daughter who was born at 29 weeks, and, consequently, had extensive special needs for which she needed round-the-clock care.

Cindi loved her daughter dearly, and there was nothing she would not do for her.

Yet, being her only care provider was more than a full-time job, and she was feeling worn out.

When she found out she was pregnant, she was immediately gripped by fear.

How could she care for another child when her daughter required so much from her…?

Moreover, Cindi was fearful that having another child would compromise her ability to give her all to her daughter.

Like so many women experiencing an unexpected pregnancy, Cindi’s immediate reaction was to search the internet for abortion options.

Her search enabled Heroic Media’s highly strategic OAASYS Emergency Response ad to be triggered, providing Cindi with the phone number of our Pregnancy Help Center partner in Alexandria, Louisiana, right away.

At her first visit, Cindi received an ultrasound.

The results were found to be inconclusive at her very early stage of pregnancy.

Cindi remained undecided about her pregnancy decision, but agreed to return in two weeks for another scan before making an abortion decision.

When she returned two weeks later, she brought the father of her baby along.

This time, the ultrasound revealed much more than the first scan: the sonographer was not only able to detect a strong fetal heartbeat, but also obtained beautiful images of their baby!

Both Cindi and her baby’s father were emotional throughout the ultrasound.

The fear which had had such a stranglehold on Cindi loosened when she beheld the sanctity of her preborn baby’s life!

Just as she had been so determined to protect the life of her beloved daughter with special needs, she now felt the same maternal love and protection towards her preborn child!

God dispelled the spirit of fear in Cindi with His spirit of love and power – and thus empowered, she made the choice for life!

THANK YOU!

It was your support of Heroic Media’s OAASYS that opened the door for this miraculous intervention for Cindi and her baby!

2 Timothy 1:7: “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”

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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