I was pregnant a month after my wedding in March 2009 but the foetus died after six weeks and I had to go for a dilation and curettage procedure to remove the foetus.
I became pregnant two more times in April and October 2010 and experienced similar miscarriages. Each time, I had to go through the dreaded dilation and curettage procedure. Due to the numerous operations I underwent in a span of 18 months, I bled for five months after that.
The miscarriages were emotionally and physically trying for me and my husband. But we thank God for the godly counsel and enormous support from the pastors in church. They never gave up hope and continued to stand in faith with us for our champion baby. My husband and I trusted the Lord for restoration and clung on to God’s promise of fruitfulness in Isaiah 54.
Pregnant for the fourth time in January 2012, I lost the foetus again. By then, my gynaecologist was at a loss, having exhausted all tests and procedures known to her. God led us to a medical professor specialising in high-risk pregnancy. After a battery of tests, it was discovered that my natural killer cells were exceptionally high and they were very aggressive resulting in my past miscarriages.
I was then referred to a rheumatologist who placed us on a treatment that gave us a glimmer of hope. Yet our trust was ultimately in the Lord as we understood that science and medicine are limited.
I became pregnant a fifth time in September 2012. But it was found to be an ectopic pregnancy, a life-threatening condition where the embryo grows outside the womb, most often in the fallopian tubes. We didn’t know what to do but to trust the Lord that all things would turn out well. Despite treatment, my fallopian tube ruptured and the surgeon had to remove it during an emergency operation to save my life.
The odds of me becoming a mother were now stacked even higher against me but I knew our God is a God of all possibilities and surely, “He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children.” (Psalm 113:9, KJV) Some weeks later, Pastor Prince shared that 2013 was the year of the Key of David, of open doors and open wombs. My husband and I boldly received the childbearing promises proclaimed.
I was led by God to volunteer in Rock Kidz to teach young children and embrace motherhood by faith, and to persevere despite choking with emotions initially. Serving in the Chinese Ministry, I encountered a new believer who had been trying for a baby. In the natural, I should have been disqualified to pray for her. But I remembered Pastor Prince’s sermon Healing Flows When Grace Is Exalted where by faith Abraham prayed for Abimelech to bear children despite Abraham being childless. So I just boldly prayed for the new believer to conceive.
In July 2013, I conceived naturally for the sixth time in four years. At week six, I experienced spotting, feared another miscarriage and battled thoughts of suicide. I couldn’t sleep at night, had panic attacks and would wake up many times every night crying.
A pastor and two sisters in church prayed for me and encouraged me to continue to walk by faith and exercise my authority in Christ to maintain my healing. Finally, the depression lifted and I got better. Every day I confessed that I would not miscarry and that my baby would grow strong and have the grace of God on him.
At week 24 of my pregnancy, the doctors were convinced that I would deliver the baby prematurely but I rejected the bad report and kept on confessing and believing that I would carry the baby to full term. Finally, at week 38, baby Joseph was born healthy and strong. He had no allergies or jaundice at birth and he never got unwell after each vaccination.
When God pours out His super abounding grace, He just doesn’t stop. He blessed my husband with supernatural finances and promotions in the office so that I could rest from work for the past two years.
Thank you Pastor Prince for preaching the gospel of Jesus, helping us to grow in faith as we hear the preaching of the Word. Your ministry has indeed transformed our lives radically!