Empty Cradles, Hurting Hearts, Finding Hope

Join us for our first Conference on the 8th of October  themed ‘Empty  Cradles, Hurting Hearts, Finding Hope. The event will bring together women and men who have experienced baby loss, are trying to conceive or trying again for a baby.

We believe it is a journey no one should walk alone. Our coming together will be a great opportunity to connect with others in a similar position and support each other through this process. Together we are stronger!

It will be an interactive afternoon of sharing stories, discussions, presentations from organisations addressing these issues, Q and A session chaired by ferility experts and consultants.

There is also a time for worship and prayer.

Our aim is the event will be a place for you to connect with others who have walked in your shoes, share what’s on your mind, get advice, support and encouragement. Above all, our goal is you will leave the event filled with hope for your journey inspite of your circumstances.

Come along, tell others who have been there or are there and let us walk this road together!

Doors open at 11.15am.

The baby conference starts at 12 noon and ends at 4pm.

Light lunch will be provided and a gift box to keep your hope alive.

We look forward to see you on the 8th of October.

WHEN: Saturday, October 8 from 12:00 – 16:00

WHERE: All Saints Church, Inmans Row, Woodford Green, IG8 0NH

Register now at http://www.thebabyconference.eventbrite.co.uk

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Ears in my pain

I discovered that my ability to really ‘hear’ in the midst of my pain was a determinant factor in whether my pain would break me or serve as a spring board to greater things. And what I heard gave rise to faith in my situation and instilled confidence in me that things were not over, although in the natural it was over (laid two babies to rest in a space of ten months).

 

So how did I hear and what did I hear?

 

How I heard

I have often heard the statement that when a product breaks/things go wrong you should either consult the manual and/or the manufacturer. So in my case due to my Christian beliefs, I consulted my manual, the bible and my maker (God Almighty).  

  • Personally when God speaks to me, he does so through every day analogies that flash across my mind as thoughts
  • The bible is a living testament that is applicable to every life situation, as I read it, I heard him speak through various scriptures about what had happened and what was to happen

What I heard

In a nutshell God assured me through his word that he loves me, will never leave nor forsake me and I will end up with babies that would live and not die. As a result of what I heard God say to me regarding my situation, I developed faith to be ‘a mum again.’

 

So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God (Rom 10: 17).

 

My resulting faith in God demonstrated that I had absolute confidence, trust, assurance and conviction that I would have healthy, full term babies and easy childbirth experiences going forward. Let me point out here that even though God gave me his word that I would have more children, challenges still showed up.

For instance when I was 33 weeks pregnant with my third baby, I was in hospital for my regular antenatal check. My baby was monitored for over an hour and I was soon to be taken off when suddenly his heart rate dropped drastically (extreme bradycardia) and a few times the machine did not record any readings. All I could say was Jesus and screamed for the midwife. Immediately she saw the CTG trace she called for other colleagues and they started preparing me for Theatre, in the midst of the commotion, I remembered to call my consultant who dashed in and asked them to recheck his heart beat.  And gradually it picked up. I believe within those few minutes his heart rate dropped something happened but God saved my son. He was born exactly at 37 weeks full term with no complications and labour happened just like that, in 22 minutes.

 Each time I got a negative report about either of my subsequent babies, I meditated on the particular scriptures God referred me to and the ones that related to my circumstance in the bible and enforced it in my situation. 

The fact that God spoke into my situation did not mean I should sit back and accept my fate when the arrows came flying in my direction again. I had to call forth the word to do what it has been assigned to do.

Regardless of your situation (whatever it is) spend time seeking God’s face to know his mind regarding what you are currently facing and once you hear, run with it.

God’s word is living, alive, powerful, active, and effective. It surely works!