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Transformed by Perseverance

Facing external pressures and opinions can feel like standing on shaky, shifting sand. But there's one rock-solid foundation: the Truth of Jesus Christ and the Word of God. Kia's inspiring story shatters the myth that young people have flimsy morals and are easily swayed. 

Kia's journey to our center is a testament to her determination and courage. Completely on her own, she navigated her way to our clinic. During a light conversation, she shared that she discovered she was pregnant and decided to seek help without informing anyone in her family. Despite having no means of transportation, she found a way to ensure she received the care and support she needed.

She is currently 16 years old and a sophomore in high school. Kia shared that the father of the baby was an old boyfriend. After sharing the news with him, he was adamant that she schedule an abortion. One fact that many may not know is that the man in the picture is often the most influential voice in a woman's decision on whether or not to keep her baby. So, when our staff hears that the father of the baby (FOB) is firm in his decision and has made his opinion clear about not wanting the child, it is often more challenging to understand what the woman is thinking and feeling about her pregnancy. But not in this case. Kia immediately told the FOB no, that she was keeping her baby. She stood up for herself and the unborn child growing inside her. She went on to say that she did not believe in abortion. She knew that when she was ready to share, her family and her brothers and sisters in Christ from her youth group would come alongside her and support her through this unexpected pregnancy.

Kia eventually told her parents, and they assured her they would do whatever they could to support her journey to motherhood. Our staff connected Kia with an OBGYN to care for her during the remainder of her pregnancy. Our most recent update is that Kia is doing well, and her baby is growing healthy and strong.

Kia’s testimony is an inspiring reminder that when our faith is tested, we must remain still and stand firm on the solid ground God provides. He alone helps us weather any storm. Kia persevered even when she faced a wave that should have knocked her down, but the Lord was with her. Please continue to pray for Kia and her baby. May her faith continue to grow, and may her sweet child come to know the Lord one day.

Psalm 16:8

My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.

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