Something happened recently that points out how everything we do can change a life. Our material has been, or is being translated into several languages. A few months ago a friend introduced me to an acquaintance who he thought might be willing to translate for us. His description of this potential translator was glowing to say the least. He described her as a very committed Christian who is a pillar in her church. When I met this woman she was indeed kind, gracious and reminded me a bit of Mother Teresa. She agreed to do the translation.
Recently I received an email from the translator thanking me profusely for allowing her to translate AbAnon’s women’s material. But also within her email were other statements that made me wonder if this dear saint might have been involved in an abortion herself. I’ve learned that no matter who they are, an abortion could be hidden in anyone’s past. I responded to thank her for her work, and asked if she had been involved in an abortion. She replied right away and told me that when she was younger she had two abortions. She also asked that I call her so she could tell me her story.
There is much more to her story than I can tell in this short newsletter, but the bottom line is that this precious saint thought she had dealt with her abortion many years ago. However, through the process of translating our AbAnon material she found that the pain and guilt were still very raw, and she still needed healing. I encouraged her to attend an AbAnon Group, and referred her to one that was just about to start which she has joined.
This is why we do what we do! Your support and prayers are appreciated.
NEWS AND UPDATES
In April AbAnon Director, Perry Underwood will be traveling to Europe to begin the process of launching AbAnon Chapters there. If you would like to partner with us in the cost of this trip we invite you to do so by going to our website AbAnon.org.
Rejoicing when someone has been freed from the emotional trauma of abortion is a great reason to celebrate. AbAnon will be hosting our Spring Celebration on April 30th. Please mark your calendar and plan on joining us. Invitations will be sent out later this year.