Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Two teen girls...two pregnancies...two totally different stories
A few hours later a young 15 year old girl came into the clinic asking for a pregnancy test. I was not, mentally, in a good place about the last one, so my fears came immediately to the surface. This young girl was here with her "mother in law." The restults came back - she was pregnant. I looked from the young 15 year old, and up to her Mother in Law for reaction - and both beamed in excitement - it was clear that this was a happy moment for them. I sat back and thought about this particular situation, but was still saddened. In the country of Honduras, the average first pregnancy is 15.4 years old! This is in contrast to 24.6 years in the United States. This young 15 year old now was going to be a mommy, and her chances for a future outside of her situation have become all but nill. But I did rejoice that at least this young mom, with this future baby was in a "good" situation.
So...two young teens, given the same news on the same day left to two very very different living situations. Please pray for both, but especially for the first young girl that a good situation will develop. I made appointments for both of them next month for an ultrasound with Dr. Greg Moore when he comes. Dr. Greg has been coming to Honduras twice a year since we arrived almost 6 years ago - to work with us - and to bring his expertise and experience and to be a blessing to those involved in our ministry.