Mama J’s boyfriend dropped her off for an abortion at a center in Detroit, MI. On his way out, he began to speak with our sidewalk team, who pleaded with him to save his child. After learning that he already had six children at home, our sidewalk team member urged him, “You need to save the legacy of this baby.”
Those words resonated with him. He knew he had to save his baby’s life. He called and asked Mama J to come outside. When she did, our sidewalk team greeted her and shared about the love of Jesus and the help available to her through the local Church and pregnancy resource center. They were both grateful for the support and agreed to keep their precious child.
Our City Director for Love Life Detroit connected Mama J to all the available resources and offered her a mentor. Mama J agreed and met Linda, our first mentor in Detroit. They have been together ever since.
Love Life Detroit and Love Life Family Christian Center, one of our House of Refuge Churches, collaborated to throw a baby shower for Mama J and Baby Legend. The outpouring of love was so tremendous that they filled up the back seat and bed of a full-size pickup truck and two additional cars with everything that baby Legend will need for the first two years!
Last week, baby Legend was born, and because the Church was present that day, this family’s legacy continues.