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Katie's Story


Everything felt out of control. In early November, I was eight months pregnant, already the mother of a six-year-old girl, working a low-paying job, and wondering how I was going to provide any kind of Christmas for my kids. I knew there was a God, but it didn’t seem like He cared much about me or my family.

I went to Life Forward because I realized I’d be needing diapers and formula very soon and couldn’t afford them. They were so nice to me. They listened to my story and really seemed to care. They were also very kind to my daughter and they even gave her a children’s Bible. It melted my heart to see how happy she was to have her own Bible. She started turning the pages, looking at the pictures and wanting me to read it to her right there.

We didn’t have a lot this past Christmas, but we did read the story of Jesus’ birth from my daughter’s new Bible. As I read and looked at the picture of Mary holding the baby Jesus, I thought about how much I loved to hold my baby and what a miracle he really is. When I think about all I’ve been through this past year, I can see now how God was right there with me. I’m so thankful for Life Forward’s help!

Because of your generous gifts, Life Forward is able to provide ongoing practical, emotional and spiritual support such as children’s Bibles that women like “Katie” and their families need as they continue on their journeys. Thank you for being a part of God’s good work!

Jessica's Story

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I was pregnant. I was scared to death. I was struggling with unhealthy choices. I wondered if my 8-year-old son Johnathan would be jealous because I was having another baby. I didn’t know if I could do this again.

Things weren’t good between me and the baby’s father. None of my family members were happy about my pregnancy and some even offered me money to terminate my pregnancy. I cried a lot during that time.

I tried to get a pregnancy test at a hospital, but there was a long wait so I searched online for help and found Life Forward. I feel like God drew me there.

Before I came to Life Forward I was scared and lost. I didn’t believe in myself, but they believed in me. They helped me as I made my decision and with so many things I needed.  I wouldn’t have been able to afford a crib for my son Jayceon, but through Life Forward’s Care Closet ministry, I was able to receive a used crib at no cost. Life Forward was really there for me.

Now, I’m having the best time of my life. I’m managing a restaurant and supporting my family. I also have a lot of help with my kids. I’m not doing the negative things I was before. Now I’m walking by faith, realizing God brought me so far in only a year. I know He will give me everything I need. Would you be willing to help more families like mine this Christmas?

Thank you,


Please consider a special gift to Life Forward before December 31. Your gift helps women and their families like Jessica’s make life-affirming decisions through God’s love.


Impact Report


“I’m excited about the 507 spiritual conversations we’ve had this year. Getting to know our clients is a high priority and these conversations help us know when and how to dialogue about the Gospel with each client we serve.”
- Steve Stephenson, Executive Director

“The real help we’re providing women and their families through Parenting Education sessions is crucial. As a young parent myself, it’s encouraging to see so many of our clients taking initiative with this privilege and responsibility.”
- Riley Mullins, Director of Development 

“The first ultrasound helps many women embrace the reality of their pregnancy. I’m so thankful God provided the resources we needed to offer 385 women ultrasounds this year at no charge. It’s amazing to be with each client as she sees her child and hears the heartbeat for the first time.”
- Melissa Guzman, Director of Client Services

“I knew that Life Forward would change my life and that as long as I kept coming back, everything was going to be okay.”
- Emani

“They asked how we felt about being pregnant. We could tell they really cared about us.”
- Antwan & Jessica

“They prayed with me and gave me a Bible.”
- “Kristen”

Read the full 2017-18 Impact Report here.