Faith Happenings

Photo courtesy Faith Maternity Care
Pictured are three generations of women who chose life (l to r):  Kendra's mom Deborah Vaughan, Kendra, and Kendra's grandma Audrey Thompson.
Photo courtesy Faith Maternity Care Pictured are three generations of women who chose life (l to r): Kendra's mom Deborah Vaughan, Kendra, and Kendra's grandma Audrey Thompson.

Faith Maternity Care (FMC) exists to serve women who choose to carry their babies to full-term, by providing a home for expectant mothers, along with community client services for moms who already have a place to call home. Our board is comprised of talented members who desire to serve and profoundly impact the lives of mothers choosing life. Board secretary Kendra Windsor is a first-grade teacher for Jefferson City public schools and shares her why for supporting and serving FMC:

I have a story to tell. I am almost 48 years old, and I am alive because my mom chose life for me when she could have easily decided that getting an abortion would be a better solution. It was 1975, and my mom found out she was pregnant at the very young age of sixteen. Instead of hiding it and secretly going to an abortion clinic, she chose to carry my life inside of her and allow God to take care of the very uncertain future ahead.

My mom did marry my father, but it was a short-lived marriage, and they were soon divorced. He made the decision to allow my mom to raise me. I did not hear from him most of my life. I was ok with that because when I was two and a half years old, my mom was nineteen and got remarried to the man I would call my daddy. He adopted me when I was five years old, and I am so grateful for that decision. I then had the love and support from a complete family and all the many friends that I would meet along the way.

Did this mean my mom now had a perfect life? No, she had many struggles, but she always gave me the support and love that I needed to make my life successful. She later birthed my two sisters, and I have never called them my half-sisters. They are my sisters, and they have always brought me joy. We were surrounded by grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, neighbors, friends, and our church family to love us through anything we faced as a family.

I am forever grateful for my mom and her decision to not abort me. If I had not been born, I would not have my husband, my kids, and my career that all bring me joy. I believe God has a plan for every life created, and His plan has never failed to be the best plan for me! "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

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