Our Stories

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Leslie’s decision to abort haunted her for decades. She attended an after-abortion healing retreat and through God’s grace and mercy, received healing.  She seeks to help other women suffering from their choice of abortion to find peace and forgiveness.  Leslie received a Masters of Science in counseling with emphasis in marriage, family and child therapy, is a member of the Association of Christian Therapists and publicly shares her story of hope and healing at conferences, seminars and pro-life events.

 

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Patti’s abortions drove her to self-destructive behaviors, including substance abuse, resulting in her becoming suicidal.  She was inspired to attend a healing retreat after hearing Leslie share her abortion experience at a seminar.  Patti holds an Associate Degree in Applied Science and is a published author of Christian devotionals including “Redeemed – Rosary Meditations for Post-Abortive Women” and “And God Still Loves Me – A Journey from the Dark Abyss of Sin to God’s Mercy.  She is Regional Coordinator for the Silent No More Awareness Campaign and a member of the Association of Christian Therapists.  She too publicly shares her story of hope and healing at conferences, seminars and pro-life events.

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HOW IT BEGAN

Maya Angelou once said, “When you learn, teach. When you get, give.”

A seed was planted many years ago by our dear friends and mentors, Rosemary and the late Jim Benefield, who founded Rachel’s Hope After-Abortion Healing and Reconciliation retreats for Catholic and Catholic-friendly women in San Diego, CA. If it weren’t for the love, guidance and support from Rosemary and Jim, we would never be on this wonderful journey of reaching out to women in need of healing, not just from abortion but other traumatic losses as well.

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