Yadeline’s Story

Your past never predicts your future.  Glory to God.  My name is Yadeline Franck, and I had an abortion when I was 18.  I grew up in the church and when I found out I was pregnant with the guy I loved, who said he loved me.  I thought for sure we could make this work, yet that love would not guarantee that it would not be difficult.  Having grown up in the church and my parents being in leadership, I had an image to live up to and a reputation to uphold.  I couldn’t bear to deal with the fear of what my family would say and the embarrassment and disgrace it would bring to my parents.  My boyfriend wasn’t mature and responsible which forced me to go somewhere so my secret would be safe.  I went to visit my brother and sister-in-law out of state.  In talking to them, they were supportive of whatever decision I made.  Out of fear and selfishness, I chose abortion.  Little did I know how that decision would affect me in years to come.

The Lord brought a very special man in my life who loved me for me, despite my past and all that I experienced.  We got married in 2002.  Throughout my marriage, I have dealt with depression, been suicidal, and tried to figure out where all these mixed emotions were coming from.  We have two beautiful daughters and on Saturday mornings they would see their mommy sleep the morning away not spending time with them.  Well, that all changed July of 2014.  The Lord delivered me from Depression during a revival on a Saturday night at my church and I have been healed ever since!  The next morning, my daughters had a mom who got up before them and made the family breakfast.  My husband had a new wife full of love and joy.  I was full of energy!  The days of sleeping Saturdays away were gone! Praise God, those emotions are no longer a part of my life and will never be in my future.

Keven Covert started a Post Abortion Healing class called Surrendering the Secret”, by Pat Layton at the church I attend and I went through the class in summer of 2014.  I went through the class for eight weeks and that was a life change for me.  Keven also wrote Brick By Brick Healing His Way a Devotional and Journal for Healing a Woman’s Heart and published it in 2015.  After going through the study and then reading the devotional, I went even further in my healing.  While reading Keven’s book Jesus healed layers and layers of my past.  I am now leading the “Surrendering the Secret” ministry at my church helping other ladies heal from their past abortions.  I now facilitate Brick By Brick, using Brick By Brick Workbook  at my church.  This is all for God’s glory and His grace.  I want to thank Mrs. Keven Covert for hearing and obeying God’s calling to reach others desperate for a future.  Romans 8:28

 

 

 

Barbara’s Story

My post-abortion healing journey began in 2012, when God placed me with Keven Covert in our first Bible Study of “Forgiven and Set Free, by Linda Cochrane.  For twenty-two years, I suffered from the guilt, shame, embarrassment, anguish, and regret for my husband’s and my decision to end our daughter’s life.  Plagued with years of depression, suicidal thoughts, and addictions, I cried out to God to supply me with a place of healing and restoration, and He more than answered my cry of desperation!

I became a Christian at the age of sixteen, but through the circumstances of the break-up with my fiancé and the development of cancer, I became very angry at God and chose to walk away from Him. My rebelliousness continued for ten years and led me to many dark places and foolish decisions with lasting consequences.  The most regrettable was the abortion of our daughter in 1990.  However, our God is faithful and what Satan had intended for evil, God turned it all around for good and for His glory and His purposes.  God used something so horrible to bring about the salvation of my husband, and my rededication to the Lord, and to further His ministry of post-abortion healing to other women like myself.

Finally, after twenty-two years of seemingly endless pain and anguish, God healed my broken heart and mind through the first post-abortion healing Bible study.  This spurred in me a passion for letting others know there are healing, forgiveness, and restoration after abortion.  Where was this after my abortion?  Why did it take me twenty-two years to be able to find the help that I so desperately wanted and needed?  Why do people in the church not know about this and why do they not speak about abortion and recovery from the effects of abortion?  For, there are many effects after abortion, but society and the medical community do not want to acknowledge them. Many women have signs of PTSD, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder also due to the trauma caused by their abortion.  The same symptoms a serviceman has when returning from combat.   The lies of “ it is not a baby, it is only a bunch of tissues/ after the abortion, you will be fine/ you will be able to have children after the abortion/ it is a quick and safe procedure/ after it’s over, you will go on with your life as though this never happened.”  These are all lies from the pit of hell, from the lips of Satan, the father of all lies!

It is my prayer and hopes that the church as a whole, will begin to acknowledge, address and support those women and men who are struggling with abortion in their past.  Unfortunately, there is still a stigma attached to the sin of abortion in the church.  Post-abortive women and men are made to feel as a second class citizen as if the sin of abortion is not covered by the blood of Jesus.  My prayer is for this thinking and attitude to be changed!  Jesus died on the cross for ALL sins; it does NOT say in the Bible “Jesus died for all sins except for abortion.”  NO, His death on the cross covers everything! 45% of women, who have had abortions, have been in the church at the time of their abortion.  Do you know how many are sitting in your congregation right now, suffering in silence because they are so scared of being judged, so embarrassed, so full of shame and regret and feeling as if there is no hope for them?  I was one of those women.  I don’t want anyone to have to continue in this type of tortured existence.

There is hope and there is freedom and it is only through Jesus Christ.  His blood covers the sin of abortion and knowing the truth will set you free.  If this seems like an unreachable dream, it is not; it is real and attainable.  Freedom, peace, and joy are waiting for you.  I will not lie to you; it is hard work, and you will have to visit some hard places and go back to the pain of the past, but God will be there each step of the way, for He will never leave you, nor forsake you!  He was there and continues to be here with each of us, for it is His desire to see you completely healed and restored, as He has a purpose for all of this!

I praise God for His love, mercy and grace poured out upon me, for His refining and shaping me, and to be able to be used by Him, for His purposes, and for His glory!  I thank Him so much for all of these lovely ladies that He has brought into my life and for the opportunity to serve Him with them in the development of this workbook to help you receive the healing, joy, and encouragement you are seeking.  Brick By Brick is a unique curriculum for the woman with an abortion in her past.  It is a one-on-one walk with Jesus and a soothing balm to your hurting and broken soul.  In this study, God ministers deeply, lovingly, and gently through the author’s words which were inspired by God.  May God bless you in this endeavor, and remember, He is beside you, walking with you, hand in hand.

 

 

 

 

Dena’s Story

I had never gone through any type of post-abortion healing until I read Brick By Brick Healing His Way a Devotional and Journal for Healing aWoman’s Heart, I was able to really accept God’s forgiveness for the abortions & I felt as if this book was meant for me at that very moment. It was God saying, “Now let’s get serious and really place your pain in My hands, leave it at the cross, and then we can heal your heart.”  I learned as I was reading the book I did a lot of crying and remembering, leaving what I remembered at the cross, to bear no more anguish, to bear no more sins, surrendering all my hurt and pain; God helped me heal.  I then experienced taking His forgiveness and being enveloped by the Holy Spirit.  I felt the Holy Spirit comforting.  It was as if He were holding me and comforting as my tears were falling.  During those times you are healing and God is ever present.  In those times it felt as if weights were removed from my chest and I could breathe in life and love…new life.  The overwhelming presence of God was there the words were powerful and it changed my heart for forever.

We all face trials and these are trials I had to face, that without Keven C Covert’s book, Brick By Brick Healing His Way, I could have sent me into a bad direction again.  Instead, I was led to the cross and laid it all down was God’s plan for me all along.  God was waiting for another opportunity when He knew I would be obedient to choose the clear path…the path is clear, but the roadblocks are huge.  God bless you Keven for the Father to allow you to really listen to His voice. You did listen when you wrote Brick By Brick, and I will forward the book to many as will others do the same.

This book along with many others you write will hit the shelf and be bought, restocked, bought and restocked.  God is on our side, we are royalty.

I no longer have a heart of stone.  Thank you for writing this book.  God bless you.

 

 

 

 

Arleen’s Story

I have read dozens of self-help books and followed all their instructions and my life never got better.  I never found a book that addressed the effects of abortion and also offered a curriculum for healing.  This is what Brick by Brick Healing His Way a Devotional and Journal for Healing a Woman’s Heart and its accompanying Brick By Brick Workbook offers.  It reads as if God is speaking directly to the reader. An intimacy develops between our Creator and the reader so that the burden of pain can be shared.  There have been over 60 million abortions since 1973, when it became legal.  This translates to 60 million women and an equal amount of men that suffer from the condition of Post Abortion Syndrome, too many it is called PTSD, post-traumatic stress disorder.  I was one of those women after choosing abortion three times in my life.  I pray that these books find themselves in the hands of a wounded person so that they can be free from the prison of guilt and shame.  I have also learned that the effects are not limited to the parents but also to the grandparents.  I am such a grandparent.   As a phone consultant for the Abortion Hotline I met family members – sisters, brothers, cousins, aunts and uncles – that were affected by their family member’s choice.  The cancer of guilt spreads to everyone who learns about the decision and makes them feel that perhaps they could have done something.  We, who have found healing, have a strong desire to help others.  I believe that this is evidence of the healing that has taken place.   Under the direction of God Himself, Keven Covert was chosen to write these books as her contribution.  I admire her obedience and courage to take on such a project and on behalf of those whose healing will be found because these books are available I say Thank You.

Brick By Brick has a post-abortion healing study, Brick by Brick Workbook, which allows a woman to begin her healing from her past and offers freedom in the process, finding hope and forgiveness from the Heavenly Father.

Arleen Wong: Post-Abortion, Sexual Integrity and Co-Dependency/Anger Facilitator, Celebrate Recovery Training Coach