“I’m pregnant, and I don’t know what to do!”
How would you walk alongside a friend or co-worker who shared this with you?
On October 15th, Kim Ketola, a national speaker with the Life Training Institute, will be offering a pro-life training seminar on how Christians can offer grace and truth to those considering abortion. The training will be from 6:30-7:30pm on Monday, October 15th at Horizons (224 S. 8th St), and is open to all.
Here is a little more information about the key speaker that evening, Kim Ketola:
Kim Ketola is the host and executive producer of Cradle My Heart Today, a daily pro-life feature airing on over 800 radio outlets, Cornerstone and NRB-TV networks; and Cradle My Heart Radio a weekly pro-life program with guests and timely topics. Kim’s work in Twin Cities broadcasting led to her Induction to the Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 2013.
Kim’s Amazon #1 bestseller, Cradle My Heart, Finding God’s Love After Abortion, was a Finalist in the 2013 Evangelical Christian Press Association Book Awards. Kim is an experienced speaker and media guest. She holds a B.S. in Ministry from University of Northwestern, St. Paul and has studied applied bio-ethics at Oklahoma Wesleyan University.
Hear a word from Kim:
I am a storyteller whose passion is giving voice to God’s love. Along with being a writer, speaker and singer, I’m also a wife and mother, a sister and friend, and a truly avid weekend golfer. I will probably never win a championship tournament–but I’ve learned golf, like life, is a game of recovery. No one has every played a perfect round, yet we all keep coming back for more!
The riddle I’m trying to solve is how brokenness reveals life’s beauty through the love of Jesus Christ. This mission has found expression in conference workshops for recovery after abortion, in college classrooms teaching storytelling, in prison day rooms sharing prayers, in singing to lonely hearts tucked away in nursing homes, on public speaking platforms, and, for over thirty years, through broadcast communications.
Along the way I’ve also had the deep joys of marriage and family and many, many challenging and humbling rounds of golf.
The story I’ve told in all these places is that God’s love heals our hearts as soothing medicine after fatal mistakes of our own making. I truly believe the story of his love will actually heal our wounded world one heart at a time. My deepest desire is that you would be inspired to trust that God redeems our worst mistakes and deepest hurts for his greatest glory.
I share this hope-fueled truth through writing, broadcasting and story and song events.
Whether you are a wife, mom, sister, daughter, or simply someone’s friend, I’m sure we have lots in common. I love coffee and chocolate–the darker the better for both. My twin passions for golf and guitar have shown me that you can learn to do just about anything, if you’re willing to not do it well in the beginning! My oh-so-steep professional learning curve began in radio while I was known as Kim Jeffries. I moved from being a dj and music director to hosting roles in morning radio and then television news before hosting talk shows for both general market and Christian radio formats.
Stories are so powerful. When I tell our stories in the pages of Cradle My Heart, Finding God’s Love after Abortion, or on our weekly radio show, I picture a world of women and men healed after that life-altering mistake. Drawing on my faith and my own experience of child loss through choice I offer practical steps for releasing the grief and guilt and walking in newness of life. And in the end I hope our stories prevent anyone else from suffering as we have–I want to encourage and empower you to make a better choice.
God cares, and so do I.
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