Saturday, January 14, 2012

Pam’s StoryIn a recent  email, I read about a woman named Pam, who knows the pain of  considering abortion. More than 24 years ago, she and her  husband Bob were serving as missionaries to the Philippines and  praying for a fifth child. Pam contracted amoebic dysentery, an  infection of the intestine caused by a parasite found in  contaminated food or drink. She went into a coma and was treated  with strong antibiotics before they discovered she was  pregnant.
  Doctors urged her  to abort the baby for her own safety and told her that the  medicines had caused irreversible damage to her baby. She  refused the abortion and cited her Christian faith as the reason  for her hope that her son would be born without the devastating  disabilities physicians predicted. Pam said the doctors didn't  think of it as a life, they thought of it as a mass of fetal  tissue.

While pregnant, Pam nearly lost their baby four  times but refused to consider abortion. She recalled making a  pledge to God with her husband: If you will give  us a son, we’ll name him Timothy and we’ll make him a  preacher.
Pam ultimately spent the last two  months of her pregnancy in bed and eventually gave birth to a  healthy baby boy August 14, 1987. Pam’s youngest son is indeed a  preacher. He preaches in prisons, makes hospital visits, and  serves with his father’s ministry in the Philippines. He also  plays football. Pam’s son is Tim Tebow.

The University of  Florida’s star quarterback became the first sophomore in history  to win college football’s highest award, the Heisman Trophy. His  current role as quarterback of the Denver Broncos has provided  an incredible platform for Christian witness. As a result, he is  being called The Mile-High Messiah.

Tim’s notoriety and  the family’s inspiring story have given Pam numerous  opportunities to speak on behalf of women’s centers across the  country. Pam Tebow believes that every little baby you save  matters. I pray her tribe will increase!

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