Kyla’s #myfreedomstory

freedomstoryblog_kyla_250Every client that comes into PACN and confirms her pregnancy receives a special client bag.  This bag is a valuable tool in the hands of both the volunteer consultant and the client.  It is used as a conversational tool to help discuss a client’s pregnancy options and includes information on a variety of helpful topics, as well as a New Testament Bible and a small gift.  It is to be a tangible reminder that PACN cares for each woman that walks through our doors.  This is Kyla’s #myfreedomstory and how God used a bag to help save lives.

Kyla found PACN on the internet and was a walk-in client.  Her stress level was extremely high as she had recently left her husband and found herself experiencing an unplanned pregnancy.  She was set on an abortion.

She came to PACN with a plan in mind.  Get a prescription for RU-486.  According to her dates, Kyla was 8 weeks along.  Her consultant began taking her through the client gift bag, letting Kyla know about all of her options and the support that was available to her though PACN. But Kyla wasn’t interested in taking the gift bag, only the magazine about adoption and abortion procedures.

Kyla felt she knew her best option and she knew that she could only use the RU-486 up to 9 weeks of pregnancy.  But according to Texas law, women having an abortion must receive an ultrasound. PACN Nurse Manager, Debbie, knew this and explained to Kyla that knowing whether the pregnancy was even viable was an important piece of information to have when making a plan. Kyla agreed and even allowed her to read Psalm 139 stating, “I really needed to hear that.”

The next day, Kyla came back for her ultrasound appointment as promised, still determined to abort.  The ultrasound was unable to confirm the pregnancy since she was still early on in her pregnancy.  Little did she know, she would need to return for 2 more additional ultrasounds in order for the nurse to detect a heartbeat.

The third appointment, was the appointment that would change everything.

This time she came with the father of the baby and her son.  Kyla’s name was called and she went back. The ultrasound technician was able to detect the heartbeat and Kyla chose only 2 pictures, which were neatly folded and tucked away securely with her.

“He wants children,” she stated of her husband, “That’s why he married me. You’ve been wonderful and if I decide to keep it, I’ll be back.”

Kyla’s client consultant tried to follow-up with her several times but was unsuccessful.  Assuming she had likely aborted, she decided to call Kyla one more time. She had been praying for her and wanted to know how she was doing.  This time, Kyla answered and stated that she decided to keep her baby.

This true story is evidence of God’s plan for EACH life, though we may not be able to see it.  Each client matters at PACN and is prayed for by countless individuals who believe in the power of intercessory prayer.  We are thankful that God sent Kyla our way and that she chose life.

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