God heals! Seeing women walk in freedom—nothing illustrates this more than the joy on the faces of women who complete a “Forgiven and Set Free” class.

Class helps women to be ‘Forgiven & Set Free’ from past abortions - Baptist Messenger of Oklahoma

‘Forgiven and Set Free’ facilitators include, from left, Kathy Williams, Chelsey Juarez, Autumn Ellis, Ennie Neeley and Gaylene Stupic. Photo provided.

“Forgiven and Set Free” is a 12-week Bible study to help those suffering from past abortions. A lady in her mid-70s who participated in a class at one of the Hope Pregnancy Centers had suffered with the pain of past abortions most of her life. Her health was failing, and she passed away a few months after completing the class.
The class facilitator attended her funeral and was asked by her son how she knew his mom. All services at Hope are confidential, so the facilitator responded, “We were once in a Bible study together.”
The woman’s son smiled and asked, “Are you from Hope? I knew my whole life there was a deep sorrow and burden my mom could never talk about. These last few months have been her best, she was free! Thank you!”
Statistics show one in four American women have had an abortion. Sadly, 70 percent identify as Christians, and 33 percent were attending church at the time of their abortion.
What does this mean? It means there are a lot of hurting women and men sitting in church pews each week.
The enemy loves to torture. He uses lies like, “God can forgive any sin but this one”; “you can’t tell anyone, especially anyone at church”; “if you share your secret they’ll reject you.”
Satan uses secrecy and accusations to isolate and prevent the hurting from seeking the healing and forgiveness God lovingly offers. God uses this class and His Word to bring freedom and healing.
Each Hope Pregnancy Center offers “Forgiven and Set Free” classes in the spring and fall. Other pregnancy centers located across Oklahoma offer “Forgiven
and Set Free” and similar classes.
Visit www.pregnancynet.org to locate a center near you.
Hope Pregnancy Center in north Oklahoma City is providing a three-day training class Jan. 23-25 to equip facilitators to lead “Forgiven and Set Free” classes. Visit www.obhc.org/hope or call 405/755-5433 for more information.