Outside of Planned Parenthood during the 40 Days for Life 365 campaign, Rachel Guy met Joyce and Stephen as they were leaving their appointment. Joyce and Stephen were 6 weeks pregnant and were seeking more information about abortion. “You will never regret choosing life,” Rachel shared with them.

In the days to follow, Rachel followed up with the couple and encouraged them to educate themselves further by making an appointment at The HOPE Center. “We knew the importance of them seeing the ultrasound,” Rachel said. A few weeks later, the couple came into The HOPE Center for their first ultrasound. “The baby, MY BABY is really moving around,” Joyce said. “Look at the baby, it’s so big! That’s our baby,” Stephen said as they saw the life within move around on the ultrasound screen.   A few appointments and several conversations later, Joyce and Stephen chose life for their little girl. In their last appointment, after hearing the testimony of one of our advocates, accepted Christ as her personal Lord and Savior.

Rachel and Joyce’s text messages are now filled with talk about baby clothes and excitement to welcome a beautiful little girl in December!   Joyce and Stephen’s story is a testimony to the beauty that comes from the body of Christ working together to share hope and love with others. When each member does their part, the Holy Spirit does beyond what we can think or imagine!    “All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he gives them to each one, just as he determines. The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body. So it is with Christ.”  – 1 Corinthians 12:11-12