Truth and Mercy is a ministry that is part of the C4L Life Network, this ministry provides baby showers for expecting mothers who choose life for their babies. Sheryl Chandler, the founder of Truth and Mercy has written a series of posts about mothers she has been able to minister to.
Kayla is a young woman, who saved her boy/girl twins from abortion at Hebron (abortion mill), via a sidewalk counselor.
On June she was admitted to the hospital yesterday with extremely high blood pressure Kayla was only 27 weeks pregnant and this is way too early for the babies to be born. Kayla and her babies needed a miracle.
On June Kayla had her little ones, one girl and one boy! Although she delivered all three babies, Kayla and her girls were still a long way from being healthy or ready to leave the hospital.
Her shower was scheduled the morning after her delivery…but obviously that was delayed. We brought a couple of precious items from Kayla’s readied gifts to up to the hospital. So we could give her a “taste” of the wonderful things to come!
This update was sent a few days later from Sheryl (founder of Truth and Mercy).
Our prayers were heard! God has been so good. The news is better than I could have expected so far, but much still needs to be accomplished so keep praying, please!
A friend and I were able to visit Kayla Sunday evening and meet her three little girls, her boyfriend, her mom who just flew in from NY, and her boyfriend’s mom. Yes, it was a FULL hospital room, but there was much happiness and joy in it.
She finally got to see her babies! With tears in her eyes, she showed me pictures on her phone and they are precious. She even got to touch the little girl. She can only touch them when their linens or diapers are being changed. Her hands give scale to the size of the baby. Notice how her legs are about the size of Kayla’s fingers! She forwarded them to me and here they are! They are t-i-n-y!
The baby girl weighs just 1lb 13oz and the boy is 2lb 3.9oz. Jared, the boy, was breathing on his own but is now on the respirator. Both babies have apnea and “forget” to breathe. Both are taking milk through a (needle-less) syringe put to their lips. Time will tell about their development. I ask you to pray that they would miraculously develop just as they would have in the womb. There are risks of blindness, deafness, mental and physical impairments, etc. We know the One Who knitted them together can finish the job in any environment. He is not limited now just because they are out of the womb. His power knows no limits. His grace has no bounds. His love and mercy are infinite.
Kayla and her boyfriend were having tender and sweet “name debates” for the girl while we were there.
Kayla’s blood pressure is still elevated, but it’s lower today, thankfully. Please pray that all her vitals would be normal. She’s never experienced any blood pressure issues in the past. This is totally new for her. She is 27 years old and otherwise healthy.
She is still in a lot of pain from the C-section. This is a woman who can tolerate pain.
Best-case scenario is that they will release her soon if her bp stabilizes. The babies will be hospitalized until September most likely, which was their due date. We’re talking about having her shower this Friday, if she makes it home by then. We’d like to do it before her mom has to fly back to NY. I hope this can happen! Everything is ready and waiting!
Thank you again for praying…and I ask you to continue. I believe your prayers have moved the hand of God. These babies are doing far better than I expected at this point. They still face tremendous developmental hurdles and momma’s bp needs to come down and her pain needs to be managed…so keep pounding heaven’s gates on their behalf!
Many of you have asked if Kayla is a Christian. I usually bring out the “big Gospel talk” at the shower over dinner, but of course she was delivering the babies at the time we scheduled her shower! I’ve talked to her a little bit about the Lord and she *professes* to be a Christian. She answered all my questions *correctly* but I’m skeptical. The fruit of her life wouldn’t indicate that she’s a true believer. Most Americans would say they were Christian. This is one of Satan’s greatest deceptions in our culture. He deceives many into thinking they are believers. The American church, as a whole, has done a shoddy (understatement of the year) job preaching the Gospel. I hope to have a divine opportunity in the near future to talk with her more. Honestly, I’d rather witness to an atheist or a Muslim than someone who *thinks* they are a Christian. Pray for MUCH, MUCH grace for me to handle this rightly, sensitively and in a God-glorifying manner.
Truth & Mercy Pro-life Ministries