Overcoming Fertility Challenges and Opening Opportunities for the Gospel

EMQ » September–December 2023 » Volume 59 Issue 4

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Summary: One of six families struggles to conceive, a journey that can be challenging and filled with uncertainties. However, a revolutionary fertility app aims to alleviate the frustrations and guesswork associated with getting pregnant. By providing accurate ovulation predictions and cycle tracking, it has become a valuable tool for women worldwide. It also presents a unique opportunity for cross-cultural workers to build connections in communities where the gospel is still unknown in ways that lead to the birth of healthy babies and families transformed by the good news.

By Sherry Liu with Beverly Guy

During a visit to South Asia, Tim,[i] the director of an international missions organization, struck up a conversation with the couple sitting next to him during breakfast at his hotel. Early on, Joanne and David asked him, “Why are you here?”

Tim’s reply was unexpected. He told them he was in town to educate people about fertility planning. “The topic seemed to resonate with them at a core level of their person and marriage,” Tim recalls. “They told me they live in a culture that places a high value on having a child. It is the basis for their future when they grow old.”

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