Margaret's Testimony

Below is Margaret’s story of how the Abortion Recovery Bible Study at A Place for Women in Waipio helped lift a 38 year burden she carried for a past abortion.

A Place for Women in Waipio offers separate group classes for men and women as well as an individual study.  All classes are free.

More information on our classes can be found at:

 http://www.oahupregnancycenter.com/Services/Post_Abortion_Recovery_Class/index.html

We are currently conducting interviews for the upcoming winter session.

If you are post-abortive and interested in our classes, please call our office at 808-678-3991 and speak to a Life Advocate to set up an interview for our next session.  

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The Child I Would Have Killed Saved Me

Before I became a Christian, I told my daughter to abort her child as she was not working, not married, and was near eviction.  She said, "Okay, Mom", but didn't. Thank God!

When I went to see her, she said truthful that she did not abort the child. We then went to get an ultrasound and was told she is too far gone into her pregnancy to abort. I accepted that and told her to come home. My husband and I eventually became guardians of Kathy, the child that was not aborted, and her brother, Marcus. 

When Kathy was three, I was reading her a bedtime story and I began to weep, as I was very sad over my daughter's life. Kathy said, "Grandma, don't cry. Jesus is in your heart and he will protect you!" She learned this from her Wednesday devotionals at her Baptist preschool. Here were profound words from the mouth of a babe.  

The very next day was Sunday, so I decided to take Kathy to church. It has been a love affair with Christ ever since. 

Here was a child, thru abortion I would have KILLED, has instead LIVED and SAVED me. 

Kathy today is a bright 12 year old, gifted in music, following the covenants of the Lord the best she can. I have found the Lord leading me to help the homeless and poor, and have formed Jesus Center, a non profit, to help strengthen the homeless and poor in Jesus through Bible Study and an Earning Money Workshop, where we make quilts and crafts (to sell) along with informal counseling. My husband and I have also adopted Kathy and her two siblings, Marcus and Kara. We are raising three children all over again as we near seventy. 

Everything we do is to the GLORY of GOD. Every child in the womb has been created special by the Lord. We have no right to kill it through worldly decisions.

Karen
Otaka
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Cheryl's Testimony

Below is Cheryl’s story of how the Abortion Recovery Bible Study at A Place for Women in Waipio helped her.

A Place for Women in Waipio offers separate group classes for men and women as well as an individual study.  All classes are free.

More information on our classes can be found at:

 http://www.oahupregnancycenter.com/Services/Post_Abortion_Recovery_Class/index.html

We are currently conducting interviews for the upcoming winter session.

If you are post-abortive and interested in our classes, please call our office at 808-678-3991 and speak to a Life Advocate to set up an interview for our next session.  

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America – The Land of Hypocrites?


America was once called “the land of the free”. However, one could argue that we have lost that complement, only to earn a new title … “The Land of Hypocrites”.

What is a hypocrite? According to Webster’s Dictionary, a hypocrite is a person
who claims or pretends to have certain beliefs about what is right, but who behaves in a way that disagrees with those beliefs. By a simple review of American statistics, hypocrisy is the only explanation for what we see:

  • According to Pew Research, 93.8% of American’s surveyed claim to be Christian.1

  • Yet in another Pew Research study, 46% do not find abortion morally wrong. This is also supported by the fact that 51.1% of Americans voted for President Obama, who supports all forms of abortion, including partial birth abortions. 2

If 93.8% of Americans claim to be Christian, then only 6.2% of Americans should find no moral issues with abortion. The fact that it is 46%, and one could argue it’s 51% given the voting record, can only be explained by hypocrisy.

Why is abortion contrary to Christianity? Simply stated, life begins at conception. As Christians, we place our faith in the Word of God, the Bible. One can’t claim to be a Christian, but also deny the Bible as the Word of God.

The Bible tells us that we are more than just a physical body; we are body, soul, and spirit. Thus, when our physical body dies, our soul and spirit continue to live for eternity. Why is this important to understand? It helps us to know when life begins, since life begins when our soul and spirit are created. Here is what we know from the Bible:

  • My words come from my upright heart; My lips utter pure knowledge. The Spirit of God has made me, And the breath of the Almighty gives me life. (Job 33:3-4)
  • For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well. (Psalm 139:13-14)

We learn two very important truths from these verses … (1) life (our spirit and soul) comes from the breath of God, and (2) it starts at conception in the mother’s womb.

Given these Biblical truths, abortion ends the life of the baby, regardless of age or size in the womb. Abortion is intentional, and intentionally ending a life is murder.

As Christians, we can’t support abortion, at any stage of development or for any reason, without being hypocrites. Let’s reverse this trend. Let’s return to the Land of the Free … a land where the unborn have the same right to life as the rest of us.


1 http://religions.pewforum.org/affiliations

2 www.pewforum.org/2013/01/22/public-opinion-on-abortion-and-roe-v-wade/

by Chris J
Guest Blogger
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Lessons of a Life Well Lived


“…he lives with you, and will be in you.” John 14:17


In the summer of 1952, a young lady of sixteen gave birth to a little girl and named her Iris. Iris grew up in the small town of Westville, Indiana where a single yellow light flashes on Main Street even today and basketball reigns supreme. As an adult, Iris moved away from her tiny town as soon as possible and made a different life. She had three children, earned a degree in fashion design and served actively in her church.

In 1994 my mother, Iris Dee Johnson, went home to be with the Lord at the age of 43. Though I miss her greatly, the lessons she taught me by a life well lived, continue to echo through me. I never heard gossip pass her lips. She included everyone in her life regardless of income, race, or religion. I saw her sin, repent and ask for forgiveness even if it meant humbling herself to her children. Most importantly I observed her faith in action when I caught her praying before the sun rose, teaching Sunday school to two year olds, or learning God’s word through Bible Study Fellowship. She served the Lord by serving those He placed in her path. I knew that the Spirit lived in her by her profession of faith, but also by her daily walk.

God has asked us not only to encourage women in their daily tasks, but to go one step further and share with you the good news of His Son. The Lord has already blessed our prayer to be used by Him to further His kingdom. It seems like a daunting task even now, but I am reminded that nothing is impossible when, “he (the Holy Spirit) lives with you, and will be in you.” God did not intend for every child to have a mother exactly like Iris Johnson, but He does desire for every person to be like His Son. Would you join with our team in praying that we serve every woman who comes to us as the hands and feet of Jesus? We covet your prayers for our ministry.

by M.E. Brown
Guest Blogger

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