Life as an international student was a rat-race for Samara. By studying full-time and working the rest of the time, she made just enough for food and rent. When her husband Sheldon came for a visit, the couple soon discovered they were pregnant. The challenges were stacked up: no OHIP, no family, little money and […]
Last year, we had the privilege of meeting dear PCC mom, Besa*.She is a positive, driven and radiant mom-to-be who we have seen come from a Muslim background to finding God’s blessing in Christian community. Besa would like to share her story with you– a story of how God has worked through our First Response […]
18 years old and suddenly a dad – that news will knock any teenager over! AJ knew what he wanted: to be a good dad to his baby and loving support to his girlfriend. It was the how that was a big mystery. How would he know how to be a father? What kind of […]
Who is better equipped to help women facing unexpected pregnancies than one who has truly "been there"? PCC's Paulette shares her experience.
Pastors Ivan & Deyanira reflect on their unexpected pregnancy, and the crucial need for pregnancy support.
Sonia remembers how frightened and alone she felt during her second pregnancy. Her first child was born when she was 17. She was living alone and trying to complete high school when the devastating news of the second pregnancy came. Her parents reacted badly. They were unwilling to help at all and wanted her to […]
Sally’s journey of seeking after love—the affection, the approval, the affirmation of her soul—has had its share of dead ends, ones that could have left her jaded at the idea of the four-letter word. But, as it turns out, she was simply taking the long way around to discover a love with a capital “L.” […]
When Zoe found out that she was pregnant, she felt deeply alone. Without her family’s support, she didn’t know where to turn for help. Given her circumstances, her doctor suggested that she have an abortion. Desperate, she confided in a good friend, who also happened to be one of our First Response Volunteers. Our […]
“O Lord my God, I cried out to You, and You have healed me.” – Psalm 30:2 At sixteen, growing up in a Christian family in the Caribbean, Monique didn’t know she was about to embark on a series of decisions that would affect the trajectory of her life. A natural extrovert, Monique was curious […]
“For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without actions is also dead.” James 2:26 If you were to meet Fatima, you would know this is someone with her feet firmly planted in reality. She has to be, for the sake of her five children. The four oldest girls are bubbling […]