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March 2021

Young or old, it is hard to imagine what it must feel like to be pregnant and alone, faced with the choice of abortion, that our culture says is easy and acceptable. Our stories and our lives fuel our passion for CHOICES, and we are eager to empower women and men to make healthy life decisions. Thank you for allowing your story and your passion to save lives!

“Kendra” had been dating her boyfriend, who did not want children, for three years. She was 32 years old with a seven-year-old daughter from a previous marriage. Kendra was distraught when she missed her period. She took a home test and immediately made an appointment to have an abortion at Planned Parenthood. On the day of her appointment, Kendra was frightened and called to cancel. She then found CHOICES while looking for another clinic nearby. Kendra felt alone and was afraid to share her secret.

Kendra came to CHOICES seeking an abortion, but God had another plan for her life. She explained that she was scared to tell her boyfriend or her family. In fact, her pregnancy triggered various painful memories from a previous abortion she had a decade ago. The truth Kendra heard at CHOICES resonated with her: the truth of the Gospel, the reality of fetal development, the honesty about abortion procedures and risks. And when she saw her 7-week unborn baby on ultrasound, she knew she could only make one decision, which was a decision for life; for herself and her baby.

Kendra allowed us to pray with her, and we could tangibly see the Lord working in her heart and her circumstance. Within a few weeks, she found the courage to tell her boyfriend, who eventually came around. Her family was thrilled, and her daughter was ecstatic. Friends threw her a shower, and very few will ever know Kendra had ever considered the thought of termination once upon a time.

On March 25th, precious baby “Maria” was born into a loving family. This is what you do each day at CHOICES. You sow life; you invest in stories; you believe every appointment is a divine appointment to share the love of Jesus and his hope and truth.

Thank you for being a champion for life. It is for this we press on, running with endurance the race set before us. Thank you for your passion and for loving well so that more “Kendra’s” will choose truth and more “Maria’s” will be born to make this world a better place!

Until there are 0…

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February 2021

February has been a record month for CHOICES to offer hope and help for those who walk in our doors. It was also a record month for them to experience the power of the cross. Changed hearts and babies saved never go unseen by our Father and His perfect plans. The power of YOUR support is saving lives!

“Marina” was not happy when she found out she was pregnant. At 38 years old, with a 14-year-old daughter and having had a previous abortion, she believed abortion was her best choice. Although she had the support of her family and was in a committed relationship, she felt unprepared to have another child. While looking for an abortion, Marina found CHOICES.

Marina immediately connected with our staff as she began to think deeply about her options and what each one might look like for her. She was also open to hearing about hope and faith in Jesus and allowed us to pray with her. During the ultrasound, she saw her 13-week-old baby. As the baby was waving a perfectly formed hand, Marina began to smile, then laugh, then cry. She even asked for several pictures to take with her.

After the ultrasound and prayer, she said, “I can’t possibly have an abortion now that I have seen my baby. I am going to either parent or chose adoption.” She couldn’t imagine what would have happened had she not come to CHOICES…and neither can we. Her appointment ended with lots of hugs and thanks!

Please continue to pray for Marina as we walk alongside her while she works through her decision. Thank you for investing in her life as we, together, trust His good work, divine intervention, and perfect plan.

Thank you for being in the details of Marina’s life and the other 123 first-time patients who walked through our doors this month, with 87 of them considering abortion. YOU provide hope. You provide help. Together we are advancing His Kingdom in saving and transforming lives!

Until there are 0…

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January 2021

As we begin a New Year, we see many signs of the seeds sown and the lives impacted in 2020. Let me introduce you to ‘Jose’, born January 31st. This precious life is here today because of you! Your investment is changing outcomes for those at a critical point in contemplating abortion.

‘Camila’ found herself at the abortion clinic nearby and was early for her appointment after driving two hours to get here. She had just broken up with her boyfriend and felt like abortion was her only option. John Barros, sidewalk evangelist, talked with her and referred her to CHOICES since she had to wait anyway.

Camila met with one of our advocates, who spoke her language. The advocate shared a similar story of her own unplanned pregnancy earlier in her life. Through tears, before she even saw the image of her unborn child on the ultrasound, Camilla said, “I can’t have the abortion.” Camila saw her baby on that ultrasound screen and began to recognize God was at work.

She was struck by the fact that her co-worker had been inviting her to church and sharing Jesus and she realized it was no mistake that she was early for that appointment and ended up meeting John in front of the abortion clinic and came to CHOICES instead. She said she was so grateful she found CHOICES and said, “there was a peace here”. Camila chose life! For herself and her preborn baby!

Along with this precious picture we received today, Camila said, “I have such a handsome son. We are all happy and all the problems are worked out. This baby brought joy to our lives. I thank God for putting CHOICES in my path.”

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We are thankful for YOUR partnership to empower moms, just like Camila, with far more than professional services. You offer these women the seeds of faith, the Gospel of Jesus, and the hope that is within us. Thank YOU, from those who will probably never meet you or know of the sacrifice you made to make this happen on this side of eternity. We know the One who knows the hope and future for this mom who will never regret finding CHOICES!

Until there are 0…

December 2020

As we say so long to 2020 and hello to a NEW year, many babies have experienced their FIRST Christmas and New Years Day because of YOUR faithfulness. Moms, dads, grandparents, and friends who can’t imagine life any other way! YOUR generous support changed the outcome for 1,005 babies who have been saved and countless hearts transformed in this crazy COVID year!
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Alana, born November 10

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Valentina, born July 31

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Oliver, born August 8

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Lila, born July 3

What does every picture have in common? Each mother was considering ending her pregnancy and was either at an abortion clinic or on her way when she found CHOICES and made the BEST choice! Valentina’s mom said she was in a brand-new relationship and too young to have a baby. Alana’s mom had left working in a nightclub and said she could not afford another baby. Oliver’s parents were in school and said it was not the right time. Lila’s mom said her parents would kill her, and she can’t tell them.

Each one experienced a divine appointment at CHOICES. Each one said YES to life, love, and FIRSTS for their baby. The Holy Spirit is the only one who has the power to change a persons’ heart and when it comes to LIFE He shows up and uses our beautiful clinic, staff, volunteers, and YOU to bring hope to the hopeless.

This is a small glimpse into the lives you have invested in this year. We had 1,460 patients come through our doors, and 77% of them have chosen LIFE. We are thankful for YOUR incredible investment in these FIRSTS and God’s absolute plan for hope, and a future, for each child, mom, dad, and the families represented here. May you experience the true joy of giving as, every day, your investment is at work changing and saving lives! Thank YOU, and a very blessed NEW Year to you!

Until there are….

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  • THANK YOU for your support to save MORE lives in 2021 at UCF with our 2nd clinic.
  • Our building is out of the ground and our estimated occupancy is summer 2021!

October 2020

Your gift to CHOICES saves lives, gives hope, and waters seeds of faith. Your partnership helps us reach those that are considering abortion, sharing the grace and love of Christ who has the power to redirect a person’s decisions.

“Susan”, a mother of two, was at the abortion clinic nearby, showing up before they opened. Her husband is currently in jail. She has been praying for reconciliation but was anxious to have an abortion. After talking with the sidewalk evangelist at the clinic, she decided she would come directly to CHOICES. She couldn’t imagine how she COULD have an abortion or how she could NOT. She believes abortion is wrong but she was scared, lonely, and wondering how she would make ends meet. After seeing her baby on the ultrasound, praying with our advocate, and being reminded of God’s grace and provision, she chose life!

“Tina” was at the same abortion clinic and never made it to the front door. She believed abortion was going to be the answer as she was nervous, in a new relationship, working to make ends meet, and the divorced mother of a 5-year-old. When referred to CHOICES, she began to cry and couldn’t believe there was a place that would provide services at no charge. After praying in the clinic parking lot, Tina also came directly to CHOICES, saw her 10-week baby on the ultrasound, and chose life!
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“Lisa” and “Dan” were walk-ins after finding us on Google looking for an abortion. They are parents of two and are concerned about her pregnancy health risks. After seeing her baby on the ultrasound and encouraging their newfound faith in the Lord, they chose life, believing God will continue to take care of them.

One morning, three babies’ lives saved, moms and dads saved from the devastation and despair of abortion. You deposit seeds of faith and hope in over 100 women who walk through our doors monthly. This year so far, we have seen 835 moms chose life, and 57 women who have prayed to receive Jesus!

During this month of thankfulness, we are incredibly grateful for you as we change our city together!

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September 2020

THANK YOU for your prayers, your investment, and your heart to save lives. Every day we get up and face these uncertain times and open our doors and our hearts to the Fathers plan for each one who walks through them. Our assignment and our days are filled with heartache as well as praises as we together walk by faith.

“Melissa,” who is 16, came with her 17-year-old boyfriend “Joe”. Melissa was beside herself when she found out she was pregnant and took one of her friends left over abortion pills.Tragically, when the nurse did the ultrasound,it revealed she was having a miscarriage. Melissa and Joe wept over their decision, the life lost, and the profound consequences of their rash decision. It was too late to reverse her decision, but not too late to become a part of the story…to share in their grief and sorrow, to offer the hope that can only be found in Jesus.

“Angela” called from an abortion clinic. She had made an appointment but they did not have her in their system and were too busy to take her as a walk in. Devastated she could not have her abortion she desperately googled “abortion” and calledCHOICES. The best way to describe the outcome is to share her Exit Survey comments:
“This appointment was nothing like I expected. I was absolutely blown away by the level of compassion and concern these women expressed towards me. I have never felt more comfortable and welcomed by complete strangers with something so personal. I would recommend this clinic to any woman who is or could be pregnant to weigh out their options and gain knowledge. I sincerely want to thank these amazing women.”
Angela has chosen LIFE for her pre-born baby and life for herself as she courageously walks out her decision!

Thank you for opening our doors to every assignment like Melissa, Joe and Angela and offering hope and redemption to every single person the Lord sends our way! Your gift has helped us reach 133 new patients this month and 75% who have chosen LIFE!

Please join us for our VIRTUAL BENEFIT October 8th. You don’t want to miss this 30-minute online event to celebrate the hundreds of lives YOU have saved. Join us by REGISTERING at www.choicesbenefit.com today!

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