Pam Tebow's Decision

Pam and her husband Bob were serving as missionaries to the Philippines and praying for a fifth child. They made a pledge to God that if they were given a son, they would name him Timothy and raise him to be a preacher.

Pam then contracted amoebic dysentery, an infection of the intestine caused by a parasite from contaminated food or drink. After going into a coma, she 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. Despite nearly losing her baby four different times, Pam refused an abortion, citing her Christian faith as the source of her hope that her son would be born without the predicted devastating disabilities.

Pam spent the last two months of her pregnancy in bed before giving birth to a healthy baby boy on 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 a little football. You may have heard of Pam and Bob's son: Tim Tebow, quarterback for the Denver Broncos.

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