Seeing seeds of ministry in the brokenness of her past

Cradle My Heart Today| Paula’s story  1-3-18

When Paula first met the man who would later become her husband, she promised herself that he would never know about her abortion at age eighteen. Listen now:

Paula Ellefson

“No one will ever know,” she told herself.

But as so often happens, Paula’s secret led to fear and isolation, as she found herself nurturing that secret instead of risking sharing the truth in her important relationships.

She matured and found faith in Jesus Christ, no longer working in a bar nor seeking the attention of men to try to gain self-esteem and love.

But the better her life got, the more her secret threatened to bring it all crashing down.

Today, as Paula shares her touching story of how those fears were turned to tears of joy, she encourages others through Rich in Mercy, an abortion recovery ministry.

If you too are languishing in abortion regret and guilt, don’t delay seeking your help.

You may find like Paula that, with God’s healing love, you can look back and see the seeds of ministry were sown in the sorrow and shame of abortion.

The Spirit of God, the Master, is on me because God anointed me. He sent me to preach good news to the poor, heal the heartbroken, Announce freedom to all captives, pardon all prisoners. God sent me to announce the year of his grace— a celebration of God’s destruction of our enemies— and to comfort all who mourn, To care for the needs of all who mourn in Zion, give them bouquets of roses instead of ashes, Messages of joy instead of news of doom, a praising heart instead of a languid spirit. Rename them “Oaks of Righteousness” planted by God to display his glory. Isaiah 61:3 MSG

Listen to our interview with Paula here.

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