Monday, March 26, 2012

Sarah's Story

Sarah and her husband came to The Keim Centers pregnant, out of work, and filled with fear. The couple had already visited an abortion provider, but was $20 short and could not complete the procedure. The Keim Centers were their last resort for help.

“I had my mind made up before I walked in the door that I was ending the pregnancy,” Sarah said. “I didn’t see any hope.”

After reading her positive pregnancy test results, Sarah met with a nurse and received an ultrasound.

“They gave me a sonogram and it was a baby. The blindfold was off. It was a baby. It was a life.”

When she saw the fully formed baby inside of her, Sarah was moved to tears of joy and asked the nurse to write “I’m here to stay” on their copy of the ultrasound image. Equipped with truth, the couple made a decision for LIFE.

“The Keim Center made me feel very comfortable. They talked to me like I was a person. The [advocate] took my hand, looked me in the eyes and told me that through Christ anything is possible. And that is true.”

In June, Sarah gave birth to a healthy baby boy, Gavin. She reconnected with The Keim Centers for practical support and opened herself to learning more about the Gospel. Shortly thereafter, Sarah made a personal commitment to Jesus Christ.

“I invited the Lord into my heart, and I gave up my will and my life to Him. He’s been knocking on my heart for a long time and I finally answered.”

Sarah continues to grow in her relationship with the Lord, sharing that she now sees God has always been working in her life. She is currently attending a new Christians class and will be baptized in a few weeks. Despite numerous challenges in her life, Sarah knows the joy of the Lord.

“Even though God did not promise my life will be all better after I came to know Him, I can see that it has improved.”

Sarah and her son, Gavin, are actual clients. Their names and likenesses have not been changed. Photography courtesy of Tracey Sanders.

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful group at the Keim Center. They helped me in my time of need with my 2nd pregnancy. I love this story because many women feel like there is no hope until they talk with a Keim center staff member.