Since January is Sanctity of Life month I thought this story might be of interest.
Pam knows the pain of considering abortion. More than 24 years ago, she and her husband Bob were serving as missionaries to the Philippines. They were praying for a fifth child and together they made a pledge to God: If you will give us a son, we'll name him Timothy and we'll make him a preacher.
Then she contracted amoebic dysentery and went into a coma. She was treated with strong antibiotics. At the time they didn't know she was pregnant.
The doctors urged her to abort the baby for her own safety since the antibiotics had caused irreversible damage to her baby. They didn't think of it as a life, but only as a mass of fetal tissue.
She refused the abortion due to her Christian faith. She had hope that her son would be born without devastating disabilities. Pam nearly lost their baby four times. She still refused to get an abortion. She spent the last two months in bed and on Aug. 14, 1987, she gave birth to a healthy boy.
Pam's son is indeed a preacher. He preaches in prisons, makes hospital visits and serves with his father's ministry in the Philippines. He also plays football.
Pam's son is Tim Tebow. As the star quarterback for the University of Florida he became the first sophomore in history to win college football's highest award, the Heisman Trophy. His current role as quarterback of the Denver Broncos has provided an incredible platform for him as a Christian witness.
"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made." Psalm 139:13, 14a (NIV)
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