Eight Years Later!
I received a burden from the Lord to start a Pregnancy Counseling centre in Melbourne about nine years ago. I was visiting the US from Australia during this time to speak to the US congress on persecution issues in Saudi Arabia against Christians. My family and I had just moved from Saudi Arabia to Australia. We are originally from Sri Lanka.
During one of my appointments with a US congressman I watched a debate about legalizing late term abortions. I was absolutely shocked to hear about the procedure and cried to the Lord saying, “Lord, how could we save these children.” Glory to God, today we have a Pregnancy Counseling service known as Options Plus Care in Melbourne.
Shortly after this I counseled the first couple. They told me that they wanted to have an abortion. They said they were not ready for the baby and that they had made up their mind. I prayed, “Please help save this child.” I started talking to the couple with the little I knew and what I had learnt on a visit to a Pregnancy Counseling Centre in the US.
I spoke to them for about two hours. I made them watch a DVD that I had obtained in the US. A few days later I received a call from them telling me that they had decided to keep the baby. I was so excited. I could not believe it.
Recently I visited the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia to minister at a church service. Here awaited a surprise for me. The mother of this baby girl brought the girl to meet me. I was so happy and excited to see the girl who is now eight years old and living very happily with her parents.
A million dollars cannot buy the joy of seeing life given to a child.
DANNY NALLIAH, Catch the Fire Ministries
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Printed in Above Rubies # 76.