Sara Wroblewski – Executive Director
“The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:8
A few months ago, we were able to secure a wonderful speaker by the name of Shadia Hrichi for our South Whidbey Dessert Banquet. Prior to coming for our event, Shadia told us she had authored a Bible study for post-abortive women like herself. The study is called Worthy of Love: A Journey of Hope and Healing After Abortion. Shadia graciously sent a leader’s guide for me to review and as I did, my heart and mind were filled with excitement as I felt God’s gentle whisper that we as a Clinic would begin offering this book study to post-abortive women in our community. It was very clear that God was calling us to be more intentional about meeting these women and offering them hope and healing through Christ.
A few weeks later at the banquet, Shadia shared her story about how God healed her heart and freed her from the guilt and shame of her abortion. It was a powerful testimony and an encouragement to many in attendance. When I told Shadia that we planned to start using her study, she encouraged me to prayerfully seek at least one person who had experienced an abortion, as well as God’s healing, to serve as a study facilitator. A person who has “been there” can help provide an atmosphere of comfort and understanding among those who attend.
So, I started to boldly pray for God to reveal who He intended to lead this study and enlisted the prayers of the rest of our PCC staff to do the same. The day after I encouraged the staff to pray, I received an email from a local woman stating she had experienced the pain of abortion as well as God’s gracious healing. She then asked if we might have a need for a post-abortion group facilitator! Talk about a swift and specific answer to our prayers!! I eagerly called her and shared how God had been directing our hearts for exactly that!
As I met and talked with this woman, my heart was absolutely overwhelmed. We were in complete agreement regarding the vital need for healing in the hearts of so many women in our community. We know that not only are there post-abortive women coming to the Clinic, but there are women sitting in our churches who have experienced that pain and heartbreak as well. God’s heart is calling out to each one.
If you are one of these women, I hope you will begin prayerfully considering joining our upcoming group study. God desires to heal and free you from the past and lead you forward in a way that is personal and beautiful and I believe He will do it. This will be a safe place to meet Him and surrender yourself wholly to Him in a loving and supportive environment.
I am already praying over you. God knows your name and your story and He is so ready to do a good work in you!
**Stay tuned for more information about our upcoming Worthy of Love study group!
**Please put our Fall Fundraiser on your calendars for November 2nd as the Worthy of Love author, Shadia Hrichi will be returning to share with us again!