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(LifeSiteNews) — Joining me on this Friday episode of The John-Henry Westen Show is Leah Darrow, a Catholic speaker and mother of several children.

Darrow shares her amazing conversion story and explains how being a full-time mom isn’t mutually exclusive with pursuing your God-given dream.

A former contestant on America’s Next Top Model, Darrow says she experienced a unique grace from the Holy Spirit while posing for a fashion photoshoot in New York City.

“[God] told me, in no less of words, ‘I made you for more.’ And I remember shaking my head in the middle of the photoshoot thinking, ‘I did not just hear that,'” she recalls. “And it was a moment I heard again: ‘I made you for more.’ I heard it five times.”

“I ended up walking out of the photoshoot and … called my dad … and just said, ‘If you don’t come and get me, I’m going to lose my soul.’ And I said that verbatim,” Darrow continues. “And there was a very long pause, and when my dad spoke, he just said, ‘OK, all right baby, I’m coming to get you.’ And my dad drove over 2,000 miles to come pick me up.”

Since quitting modeling, Darrow has become an outspoken pro-life advocate, woman of faith, and mother of six children (and one other in heaven). What motivates much of her work today is helping people achieve their dreams.

“The dream that God has placed on your heart, and there’s probably many of them, it deserves to take up space in your life,” Darrow says. “Your dream is worth pursuing, and as you start pursuing those dreams … you’re going to kind of fumble along the way. But God is patient and He helps recalibrate to keep us on track.”

The John-Henry Westen Show is available by video on the show’s YouTube channel and right here on my LifeSite blog.

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John-Henry is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of He and his wife Dianne and their eight children live in the Ottawa Valley in Ontario, Canada.

He has spoken at conferences and retreats, and appeared on radio and television throughout North America, Europe and Asia. John-Henry founded the Rome Life Forum an annual strategy meeting for pro-life leaders worldwide. He co-founded Voice of the Family and serves on the executive of the Canadian National March for Life Committee, and the annual National Pro-Life Youth Conference.

He is a consultant to Canada’s largest pro-life organization Campaign Life Coalition, and serves on the executive of the Ontario branch of the organization.  He has run three times for political office in the province of Ontario representing the Family Coalition Party.

John-Henry earned an MA from the University of Toronto in School and Child Clinical Psychology and an Honours BA from York University in Psychology.