Tuesday, January 17, 2012

TIM TEBOW: Pam’s Story

In 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.
Tim’s notability 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! May the peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be
with you always!

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