The Power of Touch: Lisa – A Save Story from Tulsa, Oklahoma

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Jesus’ ministry on Earth not only demonstrated His power and love through His words and presence.

He also ministered the gift of physical touch on those He healed.

When we minister encouragement and love through simple gestures like a hug, we allow His love to flow through us to others.

For Lisa, physical touch had not been associated with love and affection.

Her boyfriend was abusive, leaving Lisa with both physical and emotional wounds.

She knew she needed to get away from him…

and… in the midst of this ongoing crisis, she found out she was pregnant.

Lisa’s abusive boyfriend made it clear to her that “she needed to get an abortion – or else.”

Feeling desperate and afraid, Lisa Googled for information about abortion services.

Right away, her search triggered Heroic Media’s OAASYS Emergency Response ad, connecting her with our Pregnancy Help Center partner in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Without hesitation, she made an appointment to be seen.

During the intake session with her client advocate, Lisa appeared very guarded and unwilling to talk much.

Sensing that she was deeply hurt and extremely fearful, the client advocate gently asked Lisa if she could pray with her and give her a hug.

Lisa allowed her to do so – and the combination of ministering God’s encouragement through both prayer and touch brought about a critical breakthrough for Lisa.

The walls around her heart came crumbling down, and she was finally able to receive God’s Truths for herself and her baby!

The ultrasound Lisa received showed her the tangible life of her precious, living, growing baby which God had placed within her.

And it encouraged her to see that she could protect both herself and her baby from the abuse she had long suffered – by finding real, life-affirming help instead of having an abortion.

For the first time in a very long time, Lisa felt hopeful because of the love and support she’d found through the compassionate, caring staff at the pregnancy center.

Newly empowered with love, truth, hope, and real help, Lisa made the firm decision to continue with her pregnancy!

Praise be to God!

Your support of Heroic Media helped minister that loving prayer and hug Lisa so desperately needed.

You helped shine Christ’s light into the darkness Lisa was facing and showed her there is HOPE to be found!

THANK YOU for helping save both Lisa’s life and her sweet baby’s life!

John 1:4-5: “In Him was life, and that life was the light of men.
The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”

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 Virginia with their three young children.

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