Eugene Nelson

Find Eugene Nelson’s display at Smithfield United Church of Christ, 620 Smithfield Street.

“In my mind, I was ready to have a kid because I was doing so good in school and I was an all-around nice kid. So, I thought I was completely ready.”

I was 14 and I got the girl I was dating pregnant. I went to my family for help and they wouldn’t help me, so I started searching for help around Pittsburgh. Most people were telling me to tell her to get an abortion, but I didn’t want to. In my mind, I was ready to have a kid because I was doing so good in school and I was an all-around nice kid. So, I thought I was completely ready.

Me and her ended up breaking up that year and she end up getting sent to Morris Institute where they ended up killing the kid. It made me think of life and I started blaming God. That was my first kid and I just lost my first kid. That was the main thing that changed my life. It made me doubt my faith in God because I thought, “How could He let my firstborn die like that?”

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