For forty years after God delivered them out of Egypt, the Israelites wandered in the wilderness before they finally found the Promised Land.
It was a time of great testing.
Regardless, never once did God leave them alone in the wilderness.
He was the Cloud that led them by day and the Pillar of Fire that led by night!
Likewise, in our own seasons of wilderness wanderings as we navigate the storms of life, Our God Almighty will lead us towards His promised abundant life when we place our faith in Him!
Sadie panicked when she missed her period.
She already had two sons, just 1 and 2 years old.
She absolutely was not planning on having another child, especially since she was not in a committed relationship with anyone.
If she were pregnant, the father of the baby would not be in the picture.
Without a second thought, even before taking a pregnancy test, she searched the internet for abortion options, determined to get “the problem” taken care of as soon as possible should she be pregnant.
God met her in the wilderness of an unexpected pregnancy by using Heroic Media’s OAASYS Emergency Response ad which popped up at the top of her search results.
Through OAASYS’s ad, Sadie was instantly connected with OAASYS’s Pregnancy Help Center partner in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and made an appointment for a free pregnancy test.
On her intake form at the center, Sadie listed abortion as her “first and only option.”
Her client advocate asked if she would consider parenting or adoption, to which she replied, “Absolutely not!”
To her surprise, the pregnancy test was negative.
However, she was encouraged to return for another pregnancy test if her period continued to be absent.
Sadie returned a few weeks later for another pregnancy test.
This time, the test was positive.
She received an ultrasound which indicated she was six weeks pregnant.
Given how abortion-determined she was at her first appointment, her client advocate expected her to be resistant to considering other options.
She did not expect that in the time since Sadie’s first appointment, God had effected a miracle in the midst of her wilderness wanderings!
The God Who Saves orchestrated a meeting between Sadie and a family friend who had been struggling for a long time with infertility.
When this friend learned that Sadie might be pregnant and was considering abortion, she and her husband offered to adopt Sadie’s baby and provide her with help throughout her pregnancy!
Sadie’s resolve to abort was shaken when she saw how much her friend longed for a child, opening her heart to consider adoption as an option.
God gave her a vision of what her child’s life could be like raised in the loving environment that her friend and her husband would provide!
Sadie’s client advocate could see a dramatic shift in Sadie’s countenance from the first time they’d met.
Having chosen life for her baby, Sadie was markedly more relaxed and joyful than when she’d been adamant that abortion was her “only option.”
As her client advocate related: “She is grateful to avoid abortion and is embracing an open adoption with people she loves and cares about!”
Your support of Heroic Media’s OAASYS played a direct role in helping Sadie find hope in the midst of the wilderness – saving the life of her precious, innocent baby in the process.
Isaiah 40:29: “He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might He increases strength.”