Campaign is still on....
December 20, 2016
BENEFITING: Bowie Crofton Pregnancy Center, Inc.
FORCES AGAINST MY BEING - My Very Existence Opposed From Day One....But, GOD!
As I slowly count down to my milestone Golden Jubilee age, I am overwhelmed by a great sense of joy, hope and purpose!
From day one, it seemed as though there were forces in complete opposition to my existence. After a miscarriage and her eighth pregnancy, my sweet mother of blessed and precious memories, Mrs. Cecilia O. Nwelih was told to not ever think about having another baby.
But, shortly thereafter, my conception seemingly caused all hell to break loose. A multitude of attempts were made to terminate me. My mother was made to drink concoctions that eventually proved “abortive” in every sense of the word! When all else failed, the relatives, who doubled-up as “doctors” and mid-wives decided to play mind games with by mother. First, they told her that I was "originally" a male child in the womb, but my gender had been "flipped" by some evil forces. Are you scratching your head yet?
Allow me to clarify. My mother had already lost three male babies – (1 miscarriage and 2 deaths at infancy.) Therefore, based on the cultural mind-set back then, having a sixth female child was of no "value" to the family at large. And please remember that there were no sonogram machines back then…these people just had the ability to “see” the womb…So, go figure!
When my mother's resolve remained unshaken, they proceeded to suggest what they thought would be the ultimate ploy to make her change her mind. They threatened that she would either die giving birth to me or I would be born with a plethora of disabilities. But, like the brave Queen Esther in the Bible, my mother said, I will keep the pregnancy and give birth to my baby, "If I die, I die!" Aside from the Caesarean birth, I think I turned out pretty close to perfect by the grace of GOD!
And then of course, over the years, my GOD showed up in great power and might over my life and that of my precious mother's. Needless to say she lived long enough to see me celebrate my 45th Birthday! My beautiful Angel transitioned to her eternal home at the young age of 79 on October 18, 2012. But, she lived a full sweet life. She loved dearly and she gave freely of her big heart to all with whom she crossed paths.
And here I am today reflecting upon my life and actually noting the countless number of times from the start to the present, how the enemy had attempted to derail or destroy me. But GOD....My always ON-TIME and ever present, powerful and faithful FATHER would show up on every scene to turn everything around for my good and for His utmost glory.
Father, You have raised me up from the pit. You have cleansed me. You have removed fear and shame from my life. You have wiped away the tears from my eyes. And You have led me and set my feet upon the ROCK that is higher than I. Today, to say that I am grateful and thankful to You, my GOD, is the understatement of the century. But, YOU alone know my heart. You know that my deepest desire is for You to continually help make my life a living breathing sacrifice of praise to YOU, my LORD!
Beloved, the LORD placed this idea on my heart, while I was traveling with my son recently. I was meditating and filled with so much gratitude as I reflected upon my life. Where I have come from, where I am today and where I trust the LORD will continue to lead me. Tomorrow is a future I know nothing about, but one I believe is filled with hope and prosperity for my mind, my body and my spirit in CHRIST JESUS!
So, here's where YOU, my beloved friends and family come in. By the grace and will of our Heavenly Father, I will turn 50 this year on November 28, 2016. On June 28, 2016, it will be exactly 5 months to my birthday. Now, I am looking to you my dear friends to help me raise $5,000 or more by making tax-deductible donations of ANY amount before my birthday on behalf of Pregnancy Clinic Ministry.
This is a ministry that is near and dear to my heart, because I desire to see even if it’s just one other "JOAN" baby be given a chance to LIFE against all odds and oppositions. To learn more about the ministry and the range of medical and counseling services they provide for FREE, please visit their webiste at www.pregnancyclinicministry.org.
I bless GOD everyday as I look at my life, my children, my family, my friends, my church, my community and think about how none of these relationships and experiences would have come to being if my mother had not made the decision to have me! Thank You, my sweet Mami, my Heartbeat, my Angel....And to You, my gracious LORD JESUS be the glory of my life today and forever.....Amen!!!
I would love to personally thank every single one of you, who would join me to accomplish this LIFE-n-HOPE mission! But, I understand that some of you may want to make your donations anonymously; and that's absolutely fine with me. My GOD, who sees what we do in secret will publicly blow your socks off by the manifold blessings He will shower upon you and yours in JESUS precious and mighty name....Amen!!!
If the LORD spares my life to see my 50th Birthday, then this would be the ultimate birthday present for me ever! I have such wonderful friends and family, who make my life so rich and beautiful. I can’t thank GOD enough for every single one of YOU! From the bottom of my heart, I say, THANK YOU! THANK YOU!! THANK YOU in advance for your kind consideration and generosity….REMEMBER: No amount is too small!
Together, WE can do this...
In HIS GRACE....For HIS GLORY!!!