Discover Grace

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Discover Grace

They were new in town. In fact, they had not even been there a week when all hell broke loose. What was supposed to be an orientation as one of the pastoral positions, turned into a full-blown open book confession. The wife whom I’m sure was still unpacking and figuring out where things should be set up in her new home was completely bewildered by the unexpected company: the elders, pastors and her husband. Before she could even ask, the truth came out. Her husband …

Jamie’s Story

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Jamie’s Story

When Jamie came into hope, she was in for a big surprise. Not only was she pregnant, but she was 20 weeks pregnant. On top of that, her ultrasound revealed that she was carrying TWINS! Jamie said, “no one ever is ready for the responsibility of rearing another life, let alone two! But, I was excited for the blessing. However, when I couldn’t comprehend the results from my ultrasound, the nurse, Jennifer, was so compassionate and kind. A year later, I still remember how that …

Start of My Rebirth

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Johnie's Story

Johnie was raised Catholic and was married in her teens. He was not a Christian and unfortunately, the marriage didn’t last. Johnie was told by the church she was no longer able to receive the sacraments. She left the church depressed and convinced that her life was over. She had no hope. Johnie turned to alcohol. She had a couple of failed marriages and had two abortions. Eventually, Johnie moved to Las Vegas where she became a dealer; drugs came shortly after. Johnie worked in …

Double the Love

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Gwendolyn’s Story

When Gwendolyn first came into Hope she was scared and very nervous. What she didn’t realize was not only was she pregnant – She was pregnant with twins! It wasn’t the pressure that bothered Gwendolyn, she went on to explain, “I just felt like a failure. I knew my parents were going to be upset because they wanted more from me. They wanted me to have a degree first.”   While Gwendolyn was at Hope her Patient Advocate prayed for her. Gwendolyn said, “I love …

Inspired and Everything Changed

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Aspen's Story

Aspen always wanted her own family, so when she learned her pregnancy test was positive, she was elated.  Initially, she wasn’t really concerned with much but as her pregnancy progressed things proved to be more challenging than she anticipated. She battled with knowing if she’d be able to care for her baby. She also battled depression. But, she remembered what her Client Advocate reminded told her: “once you hold your little one for the first time everything will change.” Aspen agreed, “it did” she told …