Who We Are

Mission

Our goal is to love, support, and assist women facing unplanned pregnancies, post-abortion trauma, and other family-related crises.

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There are many ways in which you can be a part of what we’re doing! These include financial partnership, networking, volunteering, and more – tell your friends about us!

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Volunteering

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us! If you live locally, on occasion we need help sorting donations, preparing for an event, providing child care during a community lecture, or a variety of other projects. If you live internationally, you can still help!  We need help with things like website design and management,

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Networking

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You can appeal for us! The one thing you can do that no one else can is to tell your friends about us. No one else moves in all the same circles you do.  That is the beauty of networking. We can contact anybody, but we would be just another organization asking for a listening ear. Again

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Financial Partnership

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Lydia – A Beating Heart is a non-profit organization which depends entirely on the financial generosity of individuals, churches, and organizations. Currently we are in need of committed ongoing financial partnerships. These could be monthly, quarterly, or annually. We are also grateful for any special or one-time gifts! Another way to give is to involve

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Mary

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One morning in March 2015, our advisor went to the hospital to talk to a young woman who was going to have an abortion. The woman was ready, and the anesthesiologist was waiting to start the procedure. Even though there were only a few minutes, our counselor was not discouraged. This was a woman who

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Dejan

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In February 2015, a young couple came to the hospital to apply for abortion. From talking to them, our counselor learned that they had been together for about 3 years, they were happy, and planning for marriage and a family, but not anytime soon. They were working to achieve their dream of leaving Macedonia to

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Goran

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Early in 2015, Goran’s mom came to the hospital to have an abortion, and was sent to our counselor as required by law. Married, having 2 children already, she and her husband had financial challenges and felt like they couldn’t care for another child even with the financial assistance offered from the government for a

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Anastasija

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Anastasija was born in September, 2015. Her mother came for counseling at the hospital after filling out the request for termination of pregnancy. This was her third pregnancy. In the course of the conversation, she shared that from the moment she discovered she was pregnant, she started taking vitamins to insure the health of her

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Jana & Ilina

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Early in 2015, our director was a guest on one of the national TV programs where she shared about Lydia and about life versus abortion. One couple who saw her on TV contacted us the next day, asking if they could come and talk. They had misunderstood our mission and purpose, and visited our Skopje

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Pavle

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Spring, 2015. A woman came to the hospital for abortion. Pregnant with her 5th child, she and her husband already had four girls, and the youngest two were twins. At the hospital, she was told she was about 8 weeks along. She was afraid that the abortion procedure would harm her, but her husband was

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Kristina

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Early in 2015, a young mom came to the hospital for abortion. She already had 2 children, the youngest of which was 9 months old. She was afraid, feeling that it was too soon to have another baby, especially since she is alone with the children most of the time. Her husband travels out of

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Luke & Lydia

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In November 2014, a woman came to the hospital seeking an abortion. She was 40 years old, married with 2 older children, and pregnant with twins. She was very afraid, unable to see how she could care for 2 more children, especially at her age.

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Marija

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June, 2014. Our counselor was at the hospital per her normal schedule and asked the head nurse if there were any women there for abortion. The nurse replied that there was one, but seemed to discourage us from speaking with her, saying that the woman is still nursing the youngest of her 4 children, the family

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Magdalena

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In the spring of 2015, a woman who was 16 weeks pregnant came to our office in Skopje, having found out about us from a friend. She didn’t know what to do. By law, it was too late to have an abortion, but she was not in a situation where she could raise a child.

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Marko

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In March 2015, a 19-year old young lady came to the hospital for an abortion with her boyfriend who said he would support her no matter her decision. The previous week our counselor had spoken with both of them, discussing the development of the baby, the consequences of abortion, and encouraging them to consider all

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Ana

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In the spring of 2013, “Lydia” was invited to attend an event. We were not able to share or participate in the actual event, but during the lunch we shared about “Lydia” with the people at our table, and gave out a few brochures. A few days later, a woman called us seeking assistance to

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Bogdan

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Bogdan was born after his mother came to us with concerns because she had had an xray done before she knew she was pregnant, and thought she should abort the pregnancy rather than risk disability or deformity. Our counselor educated her about new tests that can determine disability or deformity in the womb, and she

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Bozidar

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Bozidar is our first joy! His mother was facing a difficult challenge when she came to “Lydia”. She needed to decide whether she would abort, or choose life for her child. A little heart that was already beating in this brave mother’s womb succeeded to convince her to give him a chance to see the

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