NEW CASTLE —
It was Tebow time in New Castle.
Yet the hundreds gathered at the Scottish Rite Cathedral on Thursday night got little in the way of pro football life.
They did, however, go deep into the pro-life game plan.
Pam Tebow, mother of former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow, was the featured speaker during the fourth annual fund-raising banquet for the Alpha Omega Center, a Lawrence County-based ministry.
Alpha Omega is a privately funded ministry that provides no-cost pregnancy testing, ultrasounds and medical consultation, abstinence education, parenting education and material assistance to Lawrence, Butler and Mercer counties.
Singing her favorite Bible verses and sharing her story of finding faith as a 12-year-old girl, Pam Tebow told the audience how she came to nearly lose her fifth and youngest child, “Timmy.”
Because of health issues, “the doctors came and told me I needed to have an abortion to save my life,” Tebow said. “I left that decision up to God.”
Choosing to keep the baby, Pam was successful in her delivery, referring to her son as a “miracle baby.”
Since then, Pam and Tim Tebow have taken their message to a national platform.
Since they filmed a pro-life commercial for the Super Bowl a few years back, Tebow estimates “more than 5.5 million people have rethought their stance on abortion.”
Tebow said she adamantly supports what Alpha Omega is doing in Lawrence County.
“This is a community worth giving to,” she said. “We can love like that (in our community) and that kind of love changes us at the center. This is a ministry worth giving to.”
Money raised from the banquet covers a significant portion of Alpha Omega’s on-going expenses.
According to the organization, their two medical offices in Slippery Rock and New Castle have seen a continued growth in young women utilizing their services.
A few of these women were on hand Thursday to share their stories and support the ministry.
“One thing that really stood out to me was all your guys’ stories,” Tebow said. “We can feel what kind of ministry you have here. You’re saving babies and families.”
Established 26 years ago, Alpha Omega estimates that “more than 100 babies have been saved from abortions their mothers originally intended.”
NEW CASTLE —
It was Tebow time in New Castle.
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