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
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
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. As a result, he is being called
The Mile-High Messiah.
Tim's notoriety 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!
Dr. Gerald B. (Jerry) Kieschnick
President Emeritus, The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod
Presidential Ambassador for Mission Advancement, Concordia University Texas
May God bless his efforts!!!!