Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The Call Came

The call finally came. The one I had been waiting for to tell me if my letter would be publish in our local paper. About a month and half ago there on the front page of our newspaper were these words ”Obama: Open minds needed on abortion debate”.

After reading the article, God started to nudge me to share apiece of my story (God’s Story) with the readers in our community. So, this letter to the editor will appear in a few days in our local paper.

Open minds needed

Obama says open minds are needed in the abortion debate. So, with an open-mind, would you be willing to read my story?

Abortion not only claims the lives of pre-born babies, it devastates the lives of women who made this choice. I know because 20 years ago, I had an abortion. I walked into that clinic with an open mind, believing what they told me: This was my right as a woman. It would be be a simple procedure and I could go on with my life. I only half-believed that it was just a "blob of tissue."

Instead, my abortion haunted me for years. Shame, guilt, anger and depression had devastating affects on my family and me. I've since gone through an abortion recovery program and experienced the healing and forgiveness of Jesus. I'm no longer ashamed, but I will always regret my choice.

I pray that President Obama's girls will never face this choice.

Tammy Rude

abortion recovery coordinator

Life Choices Center



Lisa said...

May God use your story to save lives.
Blessings ~ Lisa

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Thank you for allowing GOd to use you and your story to help Him.

Many blessings,

Anonymous said...

I was listening to Beth Moore today...I can not remember the exact wording she used, but if we don't share our testimonies and let God use us...how is that going to help us....

So I admire this....You are a strong woman of God-BE BOLD MY DEAR!

Thoughts and Prayers

Karen said...

You have written a wonderful and courageous letter that will surely touch someone's life....

Dawn Ward said...

You continue to inspire, my friend.

Jody said...

Great letter Tammy, keep spreading the message.

Greetings from Guatemala said...

enjoyed reading your blog! Thanks for sharing your story. My God use it to touch many lives!!


LisaShaw said...

Abba Father,

With tears and a heavy heart I come before You in agreement -- please use Tammy's story for your glory as you've done up until now. Please let every eye see it and not turn away. Let hearts be changed and lives saved. Let it reach not just her local community but Abba please spread it, spread all of ours who are taking a stand in Your Word for LIFE. We hunger to do Your will. We are grateful for Your grace and mercy and love. May everyone know that You view all life important even before the womb.

I pray for a changed heart for Pres. Obama and all people who do not see as You see Lord.

I love You and thank You for hearing my prayer and please cover and shelter Tammy and her family as they continue to do Your will. Thank You Abba and I pray in the name of Your Son, my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen and Amen.

Praise the LORD!

LisaShaw said...

I love you Tammy and thank you for your love and support on my blog and YES SEE YOU IN THREE WEEKS! I can't wait. Let's connect before then via phone or online so I know where to get you and what time.

Love ya. I just pray you forgive me if I bust into tears when I see you.

Beth in NC said...

Praise God Tammy! I am so excited that they are going to print this truth.