The Right Choice
I came to the Pregnancy Center in 1987 whenÂ I was 14 years old. It was actually my 2nd time there.Â I had come about a year earlier butÂ I chose through the counsel of my family to abort that pregnancy. This time I listened to your counselor and made the decision to keep my baby.Â I was so young and scared. She spoke to me about the Lord.Â Most of that went right over my head, but IÂ did listenÂ and knew there wasÂ a life inside of me, especially since just a year earlier,Â I had taken one away.Â Eight months later my beautiful Samantha was born. Of courseÂ I was still a little girl myself. So we grew up together asÂ I struggled through myÂ adolescence, my education, past abuse, and addictions. I always loved my daughter. No matter how hard or what the struggle was,Â I knew keeping her was the one right choice I had made in my life. I wasnâ€™t always able to express it to her becauseÂ I was so lost in my life.Â By the age of 23 I found myself being the mother of 3 daughters andÂ God in His grace finally opened my eyes to hope. When I surrendered my life to Jesus everything started over for us. Samantha who had always struggled right along side of me and who had to grow up way to quickly because of me, gave her heart to the Lord and so did her sisters! We all started attending church and we grew up and grew in our faith together. As soon as Samantha could, she started serving in the church and ministering. Still serving, sheâ€™s grown up and has married aÂ Godly man.Â The Pregnancy Center helped me choose life. I can never say thank you enough for being there, and for sharing the message of hope and the love of Christ with me.
Vicki is one of the thousands of young women we have been privileged to serve and minister to over the past 25 years. Samantha, now a lovely newlywed, is one of the precious lives that has been saved! Thank you for investing in their lives!