Growing up in a Christian home, I accepted Jesus into my heart as my Lord and Savior at a young age. I attended church, Christian schools and even graduated from a Christian University. During my first year of college, my rebellious streak took over. Wanting to live the “exciting” Orange County life, I became promiscuous. Partying, drinking and living it up! All these choices led to a selfish decision. I found myself pregnant and chose to take my unborn baby’s life.
Thankfully, my aunt shared her story with me. She told me about a class Trinity Women’s Ministries was offering that she was leading at Trinity called Forgiven and Set Free. I took the class and because I understand better how Jesus’ death paid for my sin, I am now living without guilt and am shame-free. Because I have been set free, I am able to share my story with others who chose to take an unborn child’s life. I pray that through my testimony other women will choose life if they are in the same situation.
If you have already made an unfortunate choice like I did, I would encourage you to move toward healing by attending the Bible study, Forgiven & Set Free. This class gave me courage to share my past with my boyfriend; he loved me despite everything. I am so thankful I didn’t have the burden of bringing all that hurt into our marriage…we are now newlyweds!
Jeremiah 29:11 says: “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, Plans to prosper you and not to harm you plans to give you a hope and a future. “ What a comfort!
~Kristen Jeffries Bailey