I am Erica Gorman, the Silent No More Regional Coordinator for Maui.
First, I want to say thank you for taking time out of your day and stopping by. In my 20's I had an abortion and have regretted it ever since. It marks the biggest mistake of my life, but I am here to tell you that you can find healing and, most importantly, can learn to forgive yourself.
After many nights crying and praying in my deepest sorrow, I finally found the courage to walk into the confessional and cry out my sorrows. For the first time in many years, I felt a weight being lifted off my shoulders. Through following God and doing things His way, I have found a peace I thought I would never have.
One of my favorite Bible stories is the one of the adulterous woman because, many times, I felt like her—shameful and ready to be judged:
They said to him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act of adultery. Now in the law Moses commanded us to stone such. What do you say about her?” This they said to test him, that they might have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground. And as they continued to ask him, he stood up and said to them, “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.” And once more he bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground. But when they heard it, they went away, one by one, beginning with the eldest, and Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before him. Jesus looked up and said to her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you; go, and do not sin again. (John 8:4-11)
God has renewed my heart and can renew yours. He has called me to turn my darkest hour into your healing. I am here to help you and want you to find the healing, peace, and forgiveness you deserve.
Love and hugs,