We got the joyful news last week that a woman who chose life last December at Forest View, Veronica, welcomed baby girl, Eliana, on July 12 at 6 pounds, 9 ounces. Mother and daughter are both healthy and VERY happy! It is time to “exult in the Lord” and His gift of this little girl.
Rejoice! This child has been born into the world with God’s help and thanks to the prayers and support of our NorthWest Families for Life family - thanks to you! This is a time for great rejoicing!
The above Bible passage is from Hannah’s prayer of thanksgiving after her prayers for a child were answered by the birth of Samuel. Children are indeed a blessing. This is why week after week you who recognize this irrefutable truth go out to clinics around the Chicago area to share the Good News!
Here is the update from December 1, 2011, the day we first met Veronica and she chose LIFE:
** There was a miraculous save! I call it miraculous because there were so many times when all seemed lost. When I first approached the car, Veronica (the client) had already gone in and her sister Adrianna was in the car with Veronica’s 1 ½ year old daughter. Adrianna told me that she was very much against the abortion, because she had one 6 years ago and was still suffering emotionally. Despite this, Veronica didn't feel like she could have another baby (She has two children, her husband is separated, and she does not have enough money for rent or food.)
As I was counseling Adrianna about Project Rachel, Veronica suddenly appeared at the car to get money for medication. I talked at length to her, but she insisted on going back inside “to think.” I got in the car with Adrianna and a half hour long texting session with Veronica began. Finally, after sending two unanswered texts, we feared Veronica had gone through with it. Suddenly at 11:30, well after most abortions at Forest View had already been committed, Veronica came rushing out the door and chose LIFE!
I went with her to the Women’s Center in Chicago last Saturday, and if you come to Forest View next week, I’ll show you the ultrasound of her beautiful 8 week-old baby!
Thanks be to God! And Veronica would like to thank all of you who joined us physically at Forest View and elsewhere in spirit. Veronica later told me that she was actually in the room, wearing the gown, hearing the doctor call her name, when she got the courage to leave. THAT is the power of prayer!
If you would like to come and see what other miracles God has in store, we would love to meet you at Forest View Medical Center (2750 S. River Rd., Des Plaines) on Thursdays from 7:00 am – 1:00 pm, especially during the later hours from 10:30 am – 1:00 pm.
If you have ever considered making an impact by joining a prayer vigil, NOW is the time! We must “speak boldly” against the enemies of LIFE. If you have never done anything like this before, rest assured you will be welcome. We welcome people of all faiths to join us in singing, praying, and being a visible sign of God’s love for the women and men who enter.
To read more about what to expect at our Thursday vigils and see photos of the clinic, go to our websitewww.NorthWestFamiliesForLife.weebly.com or for more information call Laura at 847-651-4877. There is easy parking next door to the clinic in front of the Women’s Center building at 2720 S. River Rd. There is always someone at the vigil to greet you with a smile from 7:00 am – 1:00 pm every Thursday, rain or shine, blazing heat or freezing cold! Talk to a pro-life friend and take the first step together to become actively pro-life.
Please continue to pray for Veronica, Paul (her now reconciled husband!), and her children Elieyes, Elisabeth, and baby Eliana.
Look for our next update in the next few days with news about Kathy, God’s most recent save at Forest View!