Mother Chooses Life, Accepts Jesus and Gets Married in One Week
A woman who faced an unexpected pregnancy showed up at an abortion clinic last Monday. Already the mother of three, she was facing difficult circumstances and didn’t see how she could have a fourth child. But within one week, she decided against an abortion, accepted Christ and got married. She now looks forward to the birth of her baby.
A pro-life ministry, Cities4Life, was on the sidewalk at the abortion clinic that day. Cities4Life brings together various pro-life ministries, such as those providing baby showers or 3D ultrasounds, to create a culture of life from the sidewalks outside abortion clinics. Cities4Life acts as a bridge between the abortion clinic and these life-giving ministries, according to their website.
Volunteer Coordinator for Cities4Life Vicky Kaseorg was there and remembers that “J,” as Vicky calls the woman, was “depressed, despairing and hopeless” when she arrived. In an interview with The Stream, Vicky recalled that J was set on abortion. J was living in a car with no air conditioning with three children and told Vicky she was going to abort her baby. After speaking with Vicky, J decided to have an ultrasound. Even after the ultrasound, J wasn’t going to keep the baby unless Vicky could secure housing.
That’s when Vicky realized that unless J changed her perspective on abortion, she’d just abort anyway. “She didn’t understand the Gospel. We talked a long time about what would happen if Jesus was Lord of her life.”
After that conversation, things changed rather quickly. “She chose life for her baby, then chose to ask Jesus to be Lord of her life,” Vicky wrote on her blog. “…convicted of the need to obey God in all things, [she] told her boyfriend, who said, ‘Then let’s get married now.'”
J’s boyfriend had a “brutal schedule,” and wasn’t sure when the wedding could take place before Vicky left on vacation. Out of the blue, his work for Thursday was canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. They called Vicky that morning. After the program director, Daniel, counseled the couple, Vicky, J and her boyfriend were off to get a marriage license, paid for by Cities4Life donors, and a wedding dress.
They found the perfect dress at a consignment shop. Vicky brought a ring she found years before but never wore. “I kept it, thinking one day God would reveal who I could bless with that lovely ring. I hoped it would fit J. It did! Perfectly. As though it were made for her.”
Vicky also tracked down a pastor who could perform the wedding at 3 p.m. He lived an hour away but just happened to be in town, “which never happens,” wrote Vicky. The three went home to get changed. “Somehow, we all arrived at 3:00 ready for a wedding.”
The woman who exchanged vows in the park that day was not the woman Vicky met just 72 hours before. She was beaming, grateful and happy. Her life had been turned around because of pro-lifers outside of an abortion clinic.
A donor picked up the tab for a fancy hotel for their honeymoon. The hotel even provided a free meal to the couple.
Vicky is very clear that this didn’t happen because of her efforts. “There is NO WAY I could have pulled this off. The miracles of God and intervention of loving Christians throughout made an impossible task a beautiful and joyful miracle.”
Thinking back on that Thursday morning, Vicky wrote that she never would’ve thought she’d be planning a wedding that day. “May Christ guide their future as He did this miraculous day. You just never know how God will use you when you wake up in the morning and say, ‘Here am I. Send me.'”