‘I Was Loved and Cherished’: Pastor Conceived in Rape Expresses Thankfulness Mother Refused Abortion

Moore SS-compressedLONDON — A pastor in the U.K. who was conceived in rape is expressing his thankfulness for his mother after she refused abortion and chose to rather be kicked out of the house rather than end the life of her child.

“It seems to me that God’s been saving my life even before I was born,” Gary Moore said in a testimonial posted by the Christian Institute on July 6.

Moore’s mother was 17 when she was forcefully raped in the back of a car. When she discovered that she was pregnant, he parents urged her to abort, but she refused. Her refusal resulted in being kicked out of the house.

“She made the decision to keep me, which must have been incredibly tough for her when the other option was to have me abortion and to stay at home,” Moore remarked.

Moore’s mother moved away and raised her son with love.

“The overall impression that I had from her was that I was loved and cherished no matter what I did,” he recalled. “That was one of those pillars of life that I knew she loved me no matter what.”

Moore said that wasn’t until his rebellious teenage years that he learned about the circumstances surrounding his conception and that his mother refused to end his life. At times, he would notice his mother looking intently at him, but he never knew why.

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“From that point onward, my who attitude changed toward her because I thought, ‘Wow, what a great mom that she actually decided to keep me despite all the odds, all the stuff that had gone on—that she loved me so much that no matter what, she was going to keep me,'” he recalled.

Moore says that he doesn’t take for granted the gift of life that his mother gave him.

“I have lived such a fulfilled life coming from what some people would class as very, very poor beginnings,” Moore stated. “I’ve been a soldier. I’ve been in the French foreign legion. I’ve been to … all different countries around the world.”

“And I can look back over my life and think, ‘If I had been aborted, none of these things would have happened,'” he said.

Moore says that he would encourage other women who are in the same circumstance as his mother to let their child live.

“Have the baby,” he said. “That little child, boy or girl, is going to have a life full of dreams, be able to sing, laugh, love.”

“Let’s give that child the real gift of life,” Moore stated, “because it’s worth it.”

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  • Josey

    That is a beautiful testimony of that mother’s love regardless of the circumstances of how he was conceived, she understood it was not his fault and she gave him unconditional love anyway and today he is a pastor sharing the good news and love to those in need. God bless his mother!!!

    Now, imagine how much Jesus loves each one of us. He being God came born as a baby, reliant on His mother to care for Him, to grow up and minister and preach the good news of the gospel to the poor, heal the sick, to set the captive demon possessed free and then knowing that one day at the right age He would allow them to take Him prisoner and they would mock, beat and scourge Him, knowing that He would be our lamb sacrifice hung on a tree after they turned His body into an unrecognizable mess and He would take upon Himself being God our Creator who is perfect and w/out sin, Holy Himself, would take our every perverted sin we ever thought or did upon Himself, how it hurt and tortured Him but out of unconditional love for His creation, us, out of compassion for each of us knowing we are weak and are but flesh, He came and was born, was beat and hung on a tree, He became our lamb sacrifice and He offers freedom from sin, freedom from torment, to anyone who will receive what He has done and call upon His name Jesus Christ for mercy and grace and with that eternity with all and with Him forever to share in blessings He has prepared beforehand for us that love Him. 1 Corinthians 2:9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Choose life, always and forever. No regret in obedience to God. Life, love, and glory all belong to Him. Jesus is the Life.

  • Becky

    Your mum is awesome. I praise the Lord for her and for you. Thank you for sharing this with the world.

  • LadyInChrist♥BlessedBeTheLord

    Wonderful story of love ♥