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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….

CHOICES UPDATES

UCF…ONE..STEP…CLOSER!

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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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Virtual Benefit • October 8th

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7:30 pm to 8:00 pm

August 2020

giftThank you for your special gift to see 76% who walk through the doors at CHOICES choose LIFE. That’s a big deal…a really big deal! Your partnership as a champion is restoring, redeeming, and impacting a woman, a man, and a family you may never meet.

A few weeks ago, “Rachel” and her mom “Susan” stopped by to see us. It just so happened to be on a day when the medical staff she had seen seven months ago was here by no accident even though they are part-time. Upon first coming to our clinic, Rachel was doubtful she would have her baby and was feeling very alone and scared. During the ultrasound she commenting that she couldn’t believe there was a heart already beating. Before leaving, she said she was probably going to have an abortion.

However, Rachel returned a few weeks later to our clinic…still pregnant. During the second ultrasound, she was shocked at how much the baby had grown. She mentioned she might consider keeping the baby but was afraid to tell her Christian parents and was concerned about their reaction. In the months that followed, we were unable to reach Rachel.

cute-babyThat is…until a few weeks ago. She and her mom, Susan came from out of town to show us her perfect, beautiful, baby girl, born two months ago. Her Mom handed us a card and bouquet of flowers sharing that she was forever grateful for the support and acceptance we had shown her daughter. They both shared how this little girl is the greatest gift to their family. This perfect love had been her best choice!

Rachel and Susan have come back since to tell their story on video. We have captured it to share with you as a beautiful reminder of the impact you make in saving lives! Please join us for our VIRTUAL BENEFIT on October 8th to hear more life- changing stories as we celebrate LIFE! While we can’t meet in person, the need is great and we want to give everyone an opportunity to RISE UP. Share with your friends and family and register today at choicesbenefit.com. NOW IS THE TIME with exciting days and promises ahead!

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Virtual Benefit • October 8th

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UCF: Ground Breaking

Shovels were put in the ground
August 19th…HERE WE GO!

July 2020

During this COVID crisis there are lots of needs and lots of places to give. Thank you for choosing CHOICES so many can literally have a choice. Each day we see moms and dads with an unexpected pregnancy considering abortion and remind ourselves that His Word never ever returns void. We don’t always know the immediate and future outcome of a decision and a life changed, but we trust in every heart cry, every prayer and every seed sown.

Our prayer board in our special Intercessors Room is filled weekly with names and scenarios that are real for those considering abortion. Answered prayer is sometimes seen immediately in a changed mind, a choice for life, or salvation in Christ. And sometimes it is not. Sometimes we don’t know until a mom walks in with her baby to say, “thank you so much”.

“Brittany” was a patient 1 year ago and her pregnancy test was negative. She seemed hard to communicate with, not particularly open in the beginning, with a lot of hardships. The volunteer advocate shared Jesus with her and that day she bowed her head, asked for forgiveness for her sins, and prayed to receive Christ as her Lord and Savior. She left here with a different countenance and a Bible in her hand.

A few weeks ago, Brittany came in with her boyfriend. Would you believe it if I told you she just happened to show up on the one day the same advocate was here to serve as a volunteer she had seen a year ago? No coincidences happen here at CHOICES! Brittany took the opportunity to hug and thank our volunteer for having led her to the Lord. She said people in her family had been sharing with her for years but there was something about the way Kim shared the truth with her that got her attention that day.

Since that time, she has been reading the Bible and growing in Christ. She and her boyfriend are now expecting a baby, planning a wedding and looking for a church home. The beauty of a life being transformed and your gift at work with answered prayer.

May we never grow weary in well doing as we walk in faith to see His purposes unfold here as in heaven. As you can see, we have many prayers to offer up on our prayer board. Thank YOU for your partnership in sowing and reaping as we push back the darkness and speak life!

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UCF: HERE WE COME

Demolition took place June 10th

STAY TUNED for Ground Breaking soon!

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Virtual Benefit • October 8th

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