“I was a teenager when I had an abortion. I was dating my first serious boyfriend. When I found out I was pregnant I was so scared so I went to my mom. She told me I had to get an abortion. At the time I thought it was ok because it was mom’s decision, and she was the one who always took care of me. She knew what to do, she knew what was best. But then I had the abortion and it was a horrible experience. I just laid there on the table as I could hear the machines sucking the life out of me—sucking my baby out of me, and I just cried silently while the nurse tightly held my hand and said it would be over soon. It was over soon after that—or so I thought. My life quickly turned into a downward spiral. The pain of what I had done to my baby haunted me for years to come. I began doing drugs, became more promiscuous. I ended up having a 2nd abortion which only weeks later I attempted suicide which put me in the ICU for 3 days. After that I became an alcoholic for the next 17 years. I never thought the nightmare would end until I found Life Group Ministries.
They took me in under their wings and made me feel like a long lost sister. I went through the healing program and although it was hard, and I didn’t believe it at first that I could be healed, at the end of the course I was truly miraculously healed. God came to me and made His presence known in such a way that I had never before experienced. Now I am at peace that my babies are in Heaven with Jesus, just waiting for me to be reunited with them. And I can’t wait to see them. I don’t have to live with the pain and guilt and shame anymore. Now I can live instead with the hope for the day I’ll finally get to hold my precious little loves.”
-Jennifer, Light Group Member