Why She Now Smiles

January 15, 2016 by Eden Team - No Comments

“I hated my son. He was not going to be blessed in this world.”

Ping was pregnant and overwhelmed by her circumstances, financially struggling with no way to earn income.

Ping was pressured to give up her baby; even her mother told her to send the baby away after birth.  But she questioned why she had to give him up just because he would not grow up in a “normal” family. She felt stigmatized, lost and empty.

She heard about Eden from a childhood friend and decided to come to one of our centers. Ping was encouraged in heart and spirit as she saw how people, including the local church, came together to support and help her prepare to give birth. Through their actions and care for her and her son, she experienced unconditional love firsthand. She found new life, a life that included keeping and raising her son.

“My heart completely changed after I believed in Jesus. At church, I gradually came to understand the Father’s love for me. I remember it was on a Tuesday after I gave birth to my baby that I gave my life to Jesus.  Without faith in Jesus, I would not have had the strength or hope to change.”

As Ping continues to walk out her restoration journey, new hope is flourishing.

“I thought that I wouldn’t be able to grow and to use a mother’s heart to care for my son. Before I came to Eden, I lived life alone; I was full of hate and used to have a bad temper. I hurt a lot of those around me. On the day I arrived at Eden, I was alone and didn’t speak to anyone.

 I never smiled in photos. But now I smile a lot.  It’s a way for me to express myself. I know that we are loved. All these miracles in my life are from the Father.

We have seen Ping blossom into a woman who is more confident to be herself – and to express her freedom and joy through her beautiful smile!

Today, Ping is departing Eden to begin a new life. She is soon getting married to a man who loves her and her son.  Furthermore, even her parents have also come to accept her son! Now Ping wants to help other girls in similar circumstances just as she herself has been loved and helped. She wants to tell them that they do not need to be afraid and that there is One in whom they can trust.

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Eden’s holistic programs focus on transforming body, mind, and spirit. Using our international jewelry business as a platform, we provide career and skill training – empowering women for a new life and future. Your Eden jewelry purchase supports the programs that help young women like Ping recover and heal.

* Eden pursues the highest degree of protection for the individuals that we care for. Names have been changed to protect the individuals’ privacy.