Preview Film Link Here: Through My Tears
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This film was born out of prayer for one abortion doctor’s conversion.
When we fight for LIFE, we fight for love – and love doesn’t leave anyone behind.
Through My Tears is based on an original letter written for an individual doctor combined with the authentic testimony of a woman who courageously shared her experience in hopes of directing others to healing in Christ and shining the light on the reality of abortion for so many.
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A message from the producer:
I would like to briefly introduce myself to those who don’t know me. My name is Melissa Yeomans. I am a stay at home mom, writer, enthusiastic 40 Days for Life participant and a Sidewalk Advocate for Life.
Through a strange series of events, I have become a short film producer.
My film titled Through My Tears – A Letter to my Doctor (Dear Abortion Doctor) has just been released on YouTube.
It began with a bookmark placed into my hands.
More than a decade ago, my grandmother volunteered as a counselor for the local Pregnancy Resource Center. It was at that time the leadership of the PRC felt called by God to ransom the building that the abortionist occupied and utilized as a surgical abortion facility. The bookmark my grandmother gave me had the doctor’s name on it along with a short prayer for his conversion.
“Please pray for the conversion of this doctor every day!” she requested.
That was the beginning of my unique and special prayer journey.
The dreams of the PRC leaders came to pass, the building the abortionist occupied was indeed ransomed. (Part 2) Life International reaches the world from that same building to this day.
But the doctor was not.
He moved a few blocks south and continued performing abortions. He has now spent about three decades of his life terminating tiny hearts ( most likely believing, along with many others, that he is providing a necessary service to women.).
I continued to pray for him and contemplated writing him a letter, but what would I even say?
It was after I began participating in the 40 Days for Life outside his clinic and one brief exchange with him, that this letter came to me. Through my tears I wrote it, but it was hardly a letter to send an absolute stranger. It was a very difficult letter.
Instead, I began working to have it made into a film. I ran into one obstacle after the next with finding anyone willing to work on the film after the footage was shot.
After two years, I finally found an intern to edit the footage and it was almost done! Then a seasoned film producer and spiritual leader reviewed the film and gave me a wise word that I should consider rewriting the entire script from the perspective of the post abortive woman, not my own original letter. I prayed about this change in direction and received peace that it was the right thing to do.
A week before the suggestion I had had a surreal encounter in an aisle at Goodwill. A woman I had never met before spontaneously shared how she was brutally gang raped, chose abortion, was devastated by the loss of her child and the healing she found in Christ. We exchanged contact information after talking. In her, God had pre-supplied his choice of an authentic testimony for me to write from. With this woman’s consent and blessing, rewrite I did.
But that left me at square one again as far as editing the footage went.
Years were passing by. I kept waiting and praying with my eyes and ears open, asking for help from those I thought might be able. No one was able to help me. I know now it was for a reason. He wanted me to not just write a letter about his love, but prove my letter by living it.
God drew me to the sidewalk outside the clinic in prayer for this film to be brought to completion, and more importantly to invite the abortion doctor to turn away from death and choose life for himself. I was to be visible boots on the ground, not just a bleeding heart on the page.
For my entire fifth pregnancy shy of the first eight weeks, I visited the clinic every business day to greet the workers and doctor with a smile and wave, praying for conversion and for the message God put on my heart to go forth. “Bless every soul that enters this clinic with your love that nourishes and sustains LIFE!” was my prayer.
After my baby (Noah) was born, we have continued through the past three 40 Days campaigns, reaching out there every business day. This totals five campaigns now. The result is a real life backstory story all its own, demonstrating God’s heart for this doctor personally. It is God’s kindness that draws each one of us to repentance, to abundant life. He broke my heart even further.
God taught me his kindness goes so far beyond my own kindness, beyond what I could imagine.
He wants us to extend the kindness we have received from him to our brothers and sisters trapped by the lies of abortion.
Over this period of time the ministry of Abby Johnson, And Then There Were None, was founded and well established to help clinic workers out of the abortion industry. This is a huge miracle as the converted workers now have a place where people who understand can minister to their unique needs.
Back to the film, two years ago Stephen Kendrick (big time movie producer) spoke at the Life International banquet that I was attending. I got up the courage to ask for his help in finishing this film. (I was hoping he might just take it off my hands and make it awesome. A good, likely rich, big shot movie maker has got to have some pretty great connections right? At least he might help with the audio levels or music. I didn’t doubt that he had the heart.)
He was interested, even willing, but then at the end he told me God gave me the passion for this and I should do it myself. I was half expecting this answer, so it didn’t surprise me. Talk about a learning curve! Adobe Premiere Pro takes thousands of hours to master.
With exceeding joy, I am thankful to announce that I have arrived, by God’s grace, at the end, and also the beginning. The film is complete.
I pray that this film goes forth to usher in an outpouring of healing to those hurting after abortion. I pray it inspires those of us in the fight for life to reach out with renewed passion and grace to those who have picked up the instruments of death, imploring them to turn from death and receive God’s love that sustains life.
There is no production company or marketing campaign apart from you and I. The whole film was produced with a couple hundred dollars, a few willing hearts, hands, voices and most importantly love and prayer.
If you believe in the value of this message and the film, please share it!
Join me in prayer for the conversion of the doctor I set out to reach for life.
Please pray for the conversion of every abortion worker.
Love doesn’t consider any life a lost cause.
“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted, saving those who are crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18
Thank you for considering all these things.