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Baby Vidal coming soon! Nov. 2021!
“Ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened. Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will be given him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!” Mt 7:7-11
How can we even start telling you all that God has done the past three and a half years, as we were trying to get pregnant.
We’ve shared a couple of times in our updates and through personal conversations with you, asking for your prayers on our behalf. We know for sure that we have been carried through prayers throughout this journey.
I can say for sure that we are experiencing a miracle and an answer to so many prayers.
In the beginning of 2020, after some attempts at various “more natural” treatments, A LOT of prayers, and counseling from our Church leadership, friends and family, we decided to pursue a In Vitro Fertilization. We saw the hand of God directing us to a great doctor, who we think might be a believer by the way he guided us with wisdom, helping us to live each day and not be anxious. He even prayed over us the day we transferred the embryos, saying that “we were doing our part, but only God could give life and that we would trust in His will”.
The list is long of details that showed us God was near the entire time. But here are a few:
- We had people donating specifically to help pay for this treatment;
- We got COVID during the treatment which made us wait longer, and now we see why;
- We got so many messages with words of encouragement, bible verses and people praying for us.
I would love to tell you all about it, but to summarize it, we did the first attempt of In Vitro and it didn’t work. We didn’t get pregnant.
As we were waiting to try a second shot at the IVF, God gave us a different perspective about prayer. Even though prayer is part of our lives as believers, and it was part of this process the whole time, I had a new insight about prayer as I was washing dishes and talking to God one afternoon.
I shared with Diego later that day about my conversation with God and that I had a strong conviction I wanted to invite two specific friends (and their names came really strongly to my heart) to pray with me, at 6am, everyday for one month. The purpose was that God would make His will clear and that Diego and I would know Him more.
Four days before the commitment of one month ended, on a day of prayer, I was reading the passage of Luke 5 where Jesus heals the man with leprosy, and I wrote this in my journal:
“Lord, if you will, you can make me clean.” (you can give us a child)
- I will. Be clean!
- No, I will not. Follow me! (I added that part as a personal reflection)
What the Lord spoke to my heart that day was that He is capable of anything He is willing to do. He is a compassionate father that wants to give good gifts to those who ask Him.
On the other hand, I heard Him saying “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me”. Even if His answer was NO to bless us with a child, we would still follow him and praise him by faith.
Two days after that, I took a test and discovered we were pregnant. Naturally, with no treatment!
What a MIRACLE!
The whole time we were praying that God would be glorified and honored through the process and our lives. He knew from the beginning how He would do that, and even if it was not an easy three years, we wouldn’t change it for anything because of all that he has done in our hearts.
We are celebrating, rejoicing and praising God for the blessing of conceiving a child.
I am sharing this testimony because you are part of it.
Please, continue to pray for us and the baby.