Rachel's Vineyard - Men and Abortion
 

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Scott is 45 years old is married and has one daughter. He is an ordained minister with the Pentecostal Assemblies and operates a soup kitchen on skid row...[more]
Graham is 56, twice married, and lives near Portland, OR....[more]
Kevin is a licensed social worker...[more]

Scott is 45 years old is married and has one daughter. He is an ordained minister with the Pentecostal Assemblies and operates a soup kitchen on skid row in a major city. He does some construction work on the side in the summer time. He experienced an abortion in his life 25 years ago when he allowed his girlfriend to abort their child without resistance. The ensuing guilt, anxiety and grief drove him to seek healing from the God of his fathers. The forgiveness and help he received lead him to follow his God into the ministry. He enjoys going on hikes with his daughter who is four years old.
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Graham is 61 years old, twice married, and lives near Portland, Oregon.  More than 30 years ago, he did not stop the abortion that cost him his only biological child and eventually the relationship with that child's mother.  After the abortion, Graham told no one, not family, not friends, not his first wife, nor his current wife of 20 years.  He suffered alone in denial of the grief and shame caused by the abortion.  Through God's Grace and Love, Graham was led, in mid-2006, to Calvary Chapel, a non-denominational Christian fellowship, where a series of events began that led him to a Rachel's Vineyard retreat in 2007 where his healing journey began in earnest.  Since that retreat, Graham has been active with the Oregon Rachel's Vineyard team, and has participated in several radio and television interviews discussing the importance of a man's acknowledgement of his abortion and the necessity for healing the grief and other emotions that linger long after the event.
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Kevin is a licensed social worker and Co-Founder of Rachel's Vineyard Ministries. Kevin has a special focus in his ministry on the impact of abortion on men, couples and families and effective post abortion ministry for Clergy and Counselors.  He is the co-author of Redeeming A Father’s Heart-Men Share Powerful Stories of Abortion Loss and Recovery.  Kevin has a blog with many timely articles on abortion healing and related issues.
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