America has its own abortion problem, and we do not want to minimize the efforts to save babies and reach hurting women with the gospel inside our own borders. However, few Americans realize that 98% of abortions happen outside the U.S, but 98% of pro-life funds are spent inside the U.S, leaving only 2% of pro-life funds for 98% of abortions. Amazing isn’t it!
Three out of every four pregnancies in Romania are terminated in abortion. Many Romanian women have had multiple abortions. Some have had so many abortions that they have lost count. Crisis pregnancy counseling in Romania offers unique ministry opportunities. Unlike in America, counselors are permitted in the waiting rooms where women are preparing to abort their babies. But since there are so few voices drawing attention to alternatives to abortion and to the physical and emotional consequences involved in having an abortion, most go through with the procedure.
In addition to the opportunity to save unborn life, crisis pregnancy counselors have the opportunity to reach out to the large segment of Romania’s women who have had abortions. These women are hurting and weighed down with the guilt of their sin.
But Christ offers forgiveness and pardon. Crisis pregnancy ministry in Romania opens countless doors to share the gospel with women who are in deep need.
This is an open door of ministry in Romania that we plan to walk through.
The LORD is merciful and gracious,
slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
He will not always chide,
nor will he keep his anger forever.
He does not deal with us according to our sins,
nor repay us according to our iniquities.
For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;
as far as the east is from the west,
so far does he remove our transgressions from us.
As a father shows compassion to his children,
so the LORD shows compassion to those who fear him. (Psalm 103:8-13 ESV)