BRONCOS! BRONCOS! BRONCOS! is a roaring sound from the just-steps-away neighbor stadium, Sports Authority Field, to the front door here at Hotel VQ. Seeing the joyous football fans alike, traveling both near and far to experience a Denver Bronco’s game, is like watching the spirit of the city come together as one. With news media, print articles, fan pages, twitter twits and social conversation all running full force along the wave of Tim Tebow, it’s easy to get wrapped up and want to jump head in.
Alongside the intense fun and excitement that Tebow helps bring to his team and the forever loving fans of the Mile High city, is a family story that not only hits the heart within its’ very core, but whispers a message of love we ALL hope to have and know.
If you haven’t come across the growing story of Pam Tebow and its sincere popularity, then please enjoy the amazing details described below as Dr. Gerald B. (Jerry) Kieschnick, President Emeritus, The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and Presidential Ambassador for Mission Advancement, Concordia University Texas, shares of Love, Commitment, and Faith for a power outside and above each of us. Just as he describes receiving an email sent to him,we too received his email forwarded over to us and found its compelling message a ‘need to share’….
In a recent email, I read about a woman named Pam, who knows the pain of considering abortion. More than 24 years ago, she and her husband Bob were serving as missionaries to the Philippines and praying for a fifth child. Pam contracted amoebic dysentery, an infection of the intestine caused by a parasite found in contaminated food or drink. She went into a coma and was treated with strong antibiotics before they discovered she was pregnant.
Doctors urged her to abort the baby for her own safety and told her that the medicines had caused irreversible damage to her baby. She refused the abortion and cited her Christian faith as the reason for her hope that her son would be born without the devastating disabilities physicians predicted. Pam said the doctors didn’t think of it as a life, they thought of it as a mass of fetal tissue.
While pregnant, Pam nearly lost their baby four times but refused to consider abortion. She recalled making a pledge to God with her husband: If you will give us a son, we name him Timothy and we’ll make him a preacher.
Pam ultimately spent the last two months of her pregnancy in bed and eventually gave birth to a healthy baby boy August 14, 1987. Pam’s youngest son is indeed a preacher. He preaches in prisons, makes hospital visits, and serves with his father’s ministry in the Philippines . He also plays football. Pam’s son is Tim Tebow.
The University of Florida’s star quarterback became the first sophomore in history to win college football’s highest award, the Heisman Trophy. His current role as quarterback of the Denver Broncos has provided an incredible platform for Christian witness. As a result, he is being called The Mile-High Messiah.
Tim’s notoriety and the family’s inspiring story have given Pam numerous opportunities to speak on behalf of women’s centers across the country. Pam Tebow believes that every little baby you save matters. I pray her tribe will increase!
Leaves you speechless…we know.
Everyone’s doing the ‘Tebow’…