Blessing Over Curse: Kiana – A Save Story from Houston, Texas

Elaine Russo Save Stories Leave a Comment

Every crisis can feel like a curse.

But, might it, instead, be a blessing intended by a sovereign God?

A heart that is willing to trust that God can turn every circumstance for good makes all the difference!

At 45 years of age, Kiana did not think she would be dealing with another pregnancy.

She’d given birth to five beautiful children, although she had been pregnant more times than that.

Like many women, abortion had stained Kiana’s life.

Her children ranged in age from 11 to 25 years old – but of the children she’d birthed, only four are still alive.

Her 23-year-old had recently passed away after a traumatic battle with cancer.

Kiana was still reeling from this tremendous loss when she found herself unexpectedly pregnant.

The pregnancy plunged her into a deep conundrum.

The father of this baby had other children, and did not seem to want another.

Still grieving the death of her adult child, Kiana did not see how she could cope with being pregnant.

And, at her age, she felt too old to do this all over again!

Yet… she also did not want to go through another abortion.

Kiana felt cursed.

Out of desperation, she found herself Googling for information on abortion options.

Instantly, her story took a different trajectory!

God intervened through Heroic Media’s OAASYS Emergency Response ads, and Kiana was connected with our Pregnancy Help Center partner in Houston.

That is to say: Kiana was connected with LIFE-GIVING HOPE and HELP!

Kiana’s client advocate compassionately helped her see how this pregnancy did not happen “by chance” – because God has a purpose and a plan for every life He co-creates!

Might it be that God was intending for this precious new life to bless Kiana, especially in her grief?

For the first time, Kiana began to see hope in her situation!

What she had perceived to be a curse was now, instead, beginning to feel like a blessing!

After two ultrasounds and several follow-ups with the caring staff at the center, Kiana finally made the empowering choice to continue with her pregnancy.

Praise God!

THANK YOU for helping so many, like Kiana, to see the blessing that God intends through their unexpected pregnancies, and to courageously embrace the sanctity of the unrepeatable life He has placed within them.

Your support of Heroic Media is reaping eternal significance!!

Romans 8:28: And we know that God works all things together for the good
of those who love Him, who are called according to His purpose.

Elaine Russo

Elaine Russo

Elaine Russo is Heroic Media's Director of Pregnancy Center Training. A graduate of Brown University and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, with her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Master’s degree in Counseling, Elaine has been actively involved in pregnancy center ministry for the past 15 years, during which she served as the Executive Director of pregnancy medical centers in Boston and Philadelphia. Elaine joined the Heroic Media team in July 2014. One of her main passions is to help equip Pregnancy Help Centers to increase their outreach to individuals at risk for abortion and to be the first responders in an unexpected pregnancy. Elaine and her husband, Chris, reside in Virginia with their three young children.

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