HI! Call me by my pseudonym: Eliza.
My mother is already a widow. My father passed on when I was still in high school. So, I guess, longing for a father figure, I already had a boyfriend when I was still a teenager. I lived in with him. And at age 19, I got pregnant and gave birth to a baby girl.
To help my partner to fend for us, I decided to work abroad—in Saudi Arabia.
This was in 2019, when I was already 21 years old.
I left my baby to the care of my mother.
Working abroad was difficult, to say the least. So, after two and a half years, I came back here in the Philippines to be with my partner again and our baby.
But life wasn’t any better here. Mainly because my partner was abusive. At times when we had misunderstandings, he would hit me.
Then, I got pregnant again. Even so, he still abused me. So, I asked for help from a local Social Welfare and
Since I was heavy with child, they referred me to Grace To Be Born.
A staff from Grace called me and gave me their address. I immediately went to the facility.
I joined Grace To Be Born on February 5, 2023. So, I’ve been here for two and a half months already.
I can say that I am happy where I am now.
I am deeply grateful to the Grace staff who took me in and who continue to take care of me.
They’ve counseled me to care for myself, to love myself.
Most of all, they’ve led me to focus on God, to have a prayer time. And through the loving care of my Grace family, I now truly feel His love for me.
I am thankful to God that He led me to Grace To Be Born. God has orchestrated my way to healing, letting me know that I am not alone in this life. So, I have hope— a big hope for a bright future for me, my first child, and this, my second baby in my womb, who, yes, will have the grace to be born.
–With reporting by Cybill P. Bayto
Share the Grace
ESTABLISHED on May 8, 2009, Grace To Be Born has sustained its operations for 14 years as God has sent us donors and supporters providing the daily needs of our mothers and babies.
If you feel the Lord is calling you to support Eliza and our other beneficiaries, kindly check out the following:
- Monetary donations, may be deposited in Grace To Be Born’s BDO Savings Account.
Account name: Grace To Be Born, Inc.
BDO Savings account no: 00397-005-9687
- For donations in kind, here is a list of the needs of Grace To Be Born:
Body scrub Underwear (M-XL) Bra (36-42)
Hair Comb / Hair brush Colored paper
Pencil (Jumbo) Scissors with design Puncher
Hair clips Colored paper Writing notebook
Composition notebook (w/o spring) Short bond pap
Sharpener Transparent ruler Crayons (jumbo)
plastic envelop w/ holder
Sando (for boys and girls; 5-9 y/o) Cetirizine syrup
Ambroxol syrup (2 y/o and above) Fruits and vegetables
Thank you very much for your generosity. God bless you!
The Light of Jesus Mercy Ministry