You Helped Grace Save her Friend Rosaline's Life!

By Emil Hagamu, HLI Tanzania

Two women smiling

When a Norplant rod almost killed Rosaline, you empowered Grace (right) to save her life. Now Grace works as an NFP instructor, freeing more women from contraception every day. Theobalda (left) is one of her students.

Rosaline had no idea she had a Norplant rod lodged in her heart.

She silently endured high blood pressure, chronic bleeding, and stabbing pains. Meanwhile, the rod came closer and closer to tearing through a vein and ending her life.

Only God knew the danger Rosaline was in, and He used your giving heart to save her.

Your Message Reached Rosaline Just in Time

You support a thriving Natural Family Planning program in Tanzania. God brought Rosaline's friend Grace there. As well as mastering NFP and Catholic teaching on openness to life, she learned about the side-effects of contraception.

When Rosaline told Grace she was using Norplant, Grace suddenly understood why her friend was so ill. "Because of the pro-life mission, I already knew why contraception was evil. I convinced her to remove it."

When Rosaline went in to have the rod removed, her doctor was horrified to discover that it had moved to her heart. But thanks to you, it was not too late. The doctor got Rosaline into surgery right away and removed the rod safely. Rosaline and her family are so grateful that you empowered Grace to save the day in time.

In Rosaline's own words, "You are my Angel. You saved my life and health… You have not only saved me, but you have also brought joy to my life and family"

After this incident, Grace taught her friend NFP. Rosaline went on to have a stronger marriage and many children. She and Grace are still friends, and she still prays for you and your mission in Tanzania.

Media campaign

Your gifts fund a media campaign to tell women the truth about how contraception ruins their health, marriages, and spiritual lives. Here, Grace speaks on Radio Maria with HLI regional director of English-speaking Africa, Emil Hagamu.

Your Generosity Sparked a Lifetime of Pro-Life Work

Saving Rosaline made Grace realize that her calling is to help others in the same way. She became one of the first NFP educators at HLI Tanzania. It's hard work, but she carries on knowing that "by teaching people the value and dignity of every human life I convert hearts."

So far, she has trained 453 couples and individuals, four of whom became trainers themselves. You planted a mustard seed in Grace's heart, and it has grown into a fruitful tree that feeds the Culture of Life.

None of Grace's life-saving work would be possible without you. She is thankful for the training you offer to her and her fellow NFP teachers. She is thankful for the teaching tools, books, DVDs, and other materials you send to help them in their work. And she is thankful for the salary you provide, which allows her to devote her time to the Culture of Life and still support her family.

Even in hard times when funding was low, Grace did not give up. She turned down high-paying job offers from pro-abortion groups because she knows what is right, and she trusts that you will always be there for her.

"My family and I owe much to you. I am proud that I have saved many lives from death with the funds I receive from donors like you. Your gifts are the backbone of my work."

You Can Help More Women Like Rosaline

Thank you for saving Rosaline's life, and for inspiring Grace to spend hers saving others. The culture of death is pushing contraception and abortion down on the developing word. The only defense is to build a Culture of Life on the ground.

You are making good progress in Tanzania, but we have a long way to go. We need your help to form more NFP programs like this one, and to spread the truth about contraception. Grace and Emil Hagamu, HLI's regional director of English-speaking Africa, are launching a media campaign to do just that.

"You are my Angel. You saved my life and health… You have not only saved me, but you have also brought joy to my life and family" —Rosaline

"My family and I owe much to you. I am proud that I have saved many lives from death with the funds I receive from donors like you. Your gifts are the backbone of my work." —Grace