More than 24 years ago, Pam and her husband Bob were serving as missionaries to the Philippines, and praying for a fifth child.
Pam contracted amoebic dysentery, an infection of the intestine caused by a parasite found in contaminated food or drink. She went into a coma and 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 the medicines had caused irreversible damage to the fetus.She refused the abortion, and cited her Christian faith as the reason for her hope that her baby would be born without the devastating disabilities physicians predicted. Pam said the doctors didn't think of it as a life, they thought of the child growing inside her as a mass of fetal tissue.
While pregnant, Pam nearly lost the baby four times, but refused to
consider abortion. She recalled making a pledge to God with her husband:
If you will give us a son, we'll name him Timothy, and we'll make him a
preacher of your word.
Pam ultimately spent the last two months of her pregnancy in bed, and
eventually gave birth to a healthy baby boy 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
plays football......... Pam's son is Tim Tebow.
“We taught our children from a young age that in everything, you give thanks to the Lord. There's something supernatural that takes place when you trade your anxieties for God's peace.”