I know you're familiar with the old saying, "God works
in mysterious ways." Please sit down and read this
whole story. Our God of mystery has outdone Himself
A young woman in Indianapolis, Indiana -- we'll call
her Erin -- woke up, saw her kids off to school,
dropped her preschoolers at a friend's house ... and
noticed that she was late for an appointment ...
... at Planned Parenthood ...
... for an abortion.
So Erin picked up her phone and called to see if she
could still come in. She thought she was calling Planned
Parenthood. In her haste, she dialed a wrong number.
Instead of Planned Parenthood, she got Joseph ... who
was answering the cell phone that's being used by ...
... get ready for this ...
... 40 Days for Life in Indianapolis!
Joseph took a deep breath and tried to be as calm as
possible. He took Erin's name and number and simply
said that a counselor would call her back.
So Elizabeth, the counselor, called Erin. Elizabeth
begged her not to hang up, and then explained that she
had not reached Planned Parenthood. Asked if she was a
Christian, Erin said "yes." So Elizabeth told her God's
grace was at work in this "wrong number" situation.
So what had led Erin to the abortion center?
Simply put -- desperation.
She has four children, their father is in jail, she
had lost her job, her electricity is about to be shut
off, and she doesn't have enough money to pay the rent.
Later, Erin arrived at Planned Parenthood with her
aunt. The aunt told counselors she opposed the
abortion, but Erin's mother and sister insist it's
the best answer. They say Erin just can't handle
In the meantime, Elizabeth had spread the word about
Erin's situation. A volunteer offered to pay her
electric bill. Ten others pooled their cash to pay
Eileen in Indianapolis says a local group is now
working with Erin to help her find a job. "She has
a lot of potential," Eileen said, "but needs support
since her mother and sister are still encouraging her
to abort the baby."
Erin has reacted with both joy and disbelief that
strangers were helping her. She has called Planned
Parenthood to cancel her appointment and request
Please keep Erin and her family -- and all those
helping her -- in your prayers.
So, you see? God DOES work in mysterious ways. There
are no coincidences ...
... and in this case, no wrong numbers!
Now that's neat!