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Katie's Story

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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!

December Baby Gift Registry Needs

 
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Help moms and babies with gifts of basic baby items. December needs include:

  • Bibs

  • Burping Cloths

  • NB, Size 4, 5 & 6 Diapers

  • Wipes

  • Girls Sleepers, NB - 24mos

  • Boy and Girl Onesies, Long and Short Sleeved, all sizes

  • Boy and Girl Winter Clothing, NB - 24mos

  • Baby Washcloths and Towels

  • Blankets

  • Gerber Soy Formula

  • Gerber Gentle Formula

  • Boy and Girls 6 - 12 mos socks

  • Pacifiers

  • Baby Lotion

  • Baby Wash

Find links to our Amazon, Target and Walmart Baby Gift Registries here.

Thank you!

 

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,

Jessica

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.