Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Why we volunteer with Youth For Christ Teen Parents

We received this email this week and I wanted to share it with all of you so that you might understand why we volunteer with and financially support YFC Teen Parents in Utah.

Please pray for a teen parent. She is 17 and is a few weeks pregnant by her 22 year old boyfriend. She has told no one other than him and her best friend. The baby's father is pushing for an abortion and the mother is against that. This pregnancy is a result of failed birth control pill. She plans to come to our meeting next week. I also referred her to Pregnancy Care Center for help if she wants to talk to a counselor about the pressure for an abortion. Please continue to lift her up. She will graduate from High school in just 4 days!

Can you imagine the fear, anxiety and pressure this young woman is facing right now? She "should" be rejoicing in her graduation with friends and family but is more likely feeling alone, isolated, scared and confused. Please join us in praying for her and the other teen moms that we help to serve. Your prayers mean a lot!