“Right after I had my daughter, I found out I was pregnant again. I was in an abusive situation and didn’t know how I was going to survive. The first thing I thought was to have an abortion—and I did—without realizing the blessing God was giving me or what I was doing to my future. I remember I got a babysitter for my daughter and went to the appointment. When I got back, the babysitter told me my daughter wouldn’t stop crying that morning. I didn’t know why. She and I continued to grow together, but my life was a mess. I was going nowhere. I was promiscuous. I got married. I got divorced. I battled depression and suicidal thoughts. Then, 10 years ago, I began a freedom journey. I started going through a Bible study for women who had abortions, and I found myself frustrated. I just wanted to be healed and be done with it. But I needed to go back to that day and clean out what needed to be cleaned. I learned that I respected God but didn’t actually trust Him with my life. He revealed to me that in my weakness, the enemy lied to me about my future, and I believed him instead of God. I asked God to forgive me, and I named my baby. Now I know Christopher Michael is in heaven, and he is waiting to see me. Today I am free. At first, I didn’t want anyone to know my story, but God has given me the boldness to step out and talk to other women about what He has done in my life.” 

Patricia and her family attend the NRH Campus.

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