We would like to share a story with you about one of our staff members, Katya. It’s also pregnancy care story. Two stories for the price of one!
Katya joined our team just over a year ago to keep our facilities clean and help us shine. Her first encounter with MTU, though, happened due to an unexpected pregnancy.
Katya’s own words:
It was about 9 years ago that I found myself facing an unwanted pregnancy. At that time I was 35. I already had 2 children from my first marriage. I was divorced, and I lived with my boyfriend in civil marriage. Well, our relationship was quite unstable. We went back and forth from living together and not living together. We fought a lot. We just had no stability in our relationship. I was taking care of kids. I was earning our living. I had loans to pay. I had two jobs. And it turned out unexpectedly that I had a small problem…this pregnancy - this baby - wasn’t planned at all. When they learned about my pregnancy at work, they said that I was an idiot and needed to immediately have an abortion - I wouldn’t be able to raise three kids. I had a very hard choice to make: to give birth and lose my job - or to abort this baby and keep my job.
It was at that time I visited MTU. I met a counselor and was surprised to have no condemnation or anything like that. The only problem was that there was a real baby that I wanted to kill. It shocked me that at MTU they cared for my unborn baby more than I did. I talked to the counselor; I wept myself out and found new feelings for my unborn baby. I realized that it was a real baby and not a piece of something inside of me. I left MTU with the confidence that I will have this baby. My civil husband got excited about this news because he didn’t have children of his own. At work I did have some issues because of my pregnancy but somehow things have worked out.
My pregnancy was going well, although doctors warned me that my baby could be born with disability because of my age and harmful working conditions, etc. MTU provided everything I needed to have this baby: diapers, clothes, bottles. I had everything I needed for my child and the rest didn’t matter, it was all in God’s hands. By God’s will my baby was born healthy. Relationship with my boyfriend improved greatly. Through MTU I came to know about a loving God. I repented of my sins. About a year later, on March 13, I accepted Jesus into my heart. And on March 17 my boyfriend and I got married.
Now we had a high grade family. MTU provided such huge material help for us as we lacked money. Here we received baby food and clothes, shoes, also for me and my husband. With that support we could live. We have a nice close-knit family. I am very thankful for MTU and I thank God for bringing me here.
And then ….
Another miracle God performed in my life was to become a part of MTU’s team. Yes, they actually hired me to be part of the staff here. I absolutely love cleaning the office. It was far beyond my wildest dreams and expectation. I am in awe of an amazing team and incredible ministry carried out daily. My favorite part is to witness transformations happening in people’s lives: They come in tears, but they leave happy, having hope and joy.
Huge thank you for your support. What you make happen is beyond words to explain and describe. Thank you.