As told by John Barros:
Today was one of the most amazing days I have ever seen. The Lord did something I never thought I would ever experience.
Domonique came down to serve for the first time. She had been following Jeff Durbin and ENDABORTIONNOW.COM. She made contact with me because of the conference. I was going through the rules around here with her as the first people began to arrive. “Helen” came up to the porch. I called out for her to come talk to me and she did. I began to tell her how we could help and God has sent her to hear Him call her to trust Him. She began to become visibly shaken. As we continued to speak, she began to tell us her story.
Helen had been overseas visiting relatives. She didn’t know how it happened but someone slipped something in her drink. She woke up somewhere strange and knew what had happened. She called her husband “Gabriel” and told him. She came back hone and then found out she was pregnant. She didn’t know what to do but decided she needed to abort her baby. She showed up here today at 20 weeks to do just that.
Just as she finished telling us this, Gabriel came out to the sidewalk. I went through the same talk with him. They began to speak to each other in a foreign language. They still were faced with the fact that this was another man’s baby. We spoke about adoption but Helen didn’t know if she could do that after carrying her baby to full term.
The amazing thing is that the longer we spoke the more you could see them soften. We had a time of prayer and then both of them chose life. Helen melted into Domonique’s arms and sobbed. It was so precious.
Then they went back to their car to talk. It seemed like forever and then Gabriel came up. He walked over and asked if he could hug me. It was probably the greatest hug I have ever received. He was sobbing with erratic breathing and said “Our baby will live.” He figured the baby was part of his wife so the baby was his as well. They don’t know if they are going to keep the baby or bless a family but this baby will live. They left and went to A Center For Women.
I can’t go into all the conversations about God’s Sovereignty, if a baby should die for the sins of the father and all that because it would take hours. All I know is there was chaos all about it but Jesus pulled a precious brave selfless couple out of this pit.
I don’t know about you but I have not met a man like Gabriel before. He is an amazing hero to me that showed me a love for his wife I have not seen. Please pray for them.
Another young couple, Alex and Marie, came out. They told us their mind and heart had been changed as well. They thankfully said they were keeping their baby and went to First Life.
So blessed to have Bill, a Deacon from my church, down here today, as well as Mike and Vicki Crotty. Mike is an elder at my church; Vicki is the premier banquet caterer and brought us beef brisket for lunch. Pastor David came down to serve and brought his daughter Dana with him. She is such a blessing and jumped right in. There is so much more to be said but not enough time to type it. Please continue to pray for us down here.