After a good meal we posed for a picture with Angelina and her precious little girl.
One year ago Angelina was walking into the child sacrifice center. I approached her and began to plead with her to save the baby in her womb.
Although she knew what I was talking about, I had to speak to her using my Google Spanish translate app. I could see Angelina was in turmoil, yet she tried to resist the truth. About ten minutes into the conversation she finally began to cry, then suddenly hardened up and told me, "I'm sorry," and walked into the center.
I was burdened for her and had given her all of the options I could think of in the moment, but she walked away. This scenario has happened many times over the years, mostly with sad results.
BUT NOT THIS TIME...
About fifteen minutes later Angelina walked out and quietly said, "OK, I change my mind, I just can't do it."
I quickly contacted the Directions Medical Center in Lodi, got her a ride with Eni, and they gave her all the help needed to get her on the right path.
In the photo, Beth and Eni have stepped up to be "big sisters" to Angelina, helping her with making good life decisions. Angelina is twenty-five years old. God is giving her what she needs to be a follower of Christ with her new friends.
At the dinner table, Angelina looked at me and said, "Thank you for being outside that clinic on that day. Thank you for saving my little girl."
It was a team effort made up of prayer warriors, sidewalk counselors, and hands-on supporters and encouragers for almost forty years, inspired and directed by a Holy God.