About Rachel Olstad

Rachel is a wife and mother who is devoted to ministering to her family as she keeps putting one foot in front of the other in obedience to Christ's calling on her life. She is passionate about loving families affected by disability and accelerating inclusion in the Christian community. And she likes coffee. A lot.

bryce is viable

Ben, Cheryl and Bryce

As I sat in a local coffee shop with this family from Joni and Friends Family Retreats, this is the story that I was told that so moved me, I felt it must be shared. I had heard too many others like it. Each time I would hear from a family, how the doctor's had pushed them toward the option of abortion of a child we had all grown to love, I felt the familiar mixture of anger and sadness welling up from my soul. Prenatal testing may reveal the presence of Spina Bifida, but I wish it could also reveal, the presence of a life which has the potential to bring so much joy, love, laughter, ...[Read more]