Journey to Freedom - . . . a journey through God's forgiveness and
Kim Olson, LAS Director
 
From Kim’s first volunteer work at a Charlotte, NC Pregnancy Resource Center in 1988 until today, she has devoted her heart, passion and ministry to those hurting from past abortions and other losses.   Kim has ministered throughout the USA, Canada, Caribbean and South Africa.
 
In 1993, while at a local pregnancy resource center in Charlotte, Kim began facilitating abortion recovery groups.   Relocation in 1996 gave her opportunity to develop an Abortion Recovery Program at Real Options for Women in Plano, TX.   She extended the ministry to Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, TX by working with pastoral staff to offer abortion recovery groups through the church.   Kim was instrumental in creating a support system between the church and Real Options which is still operational today.   In 1998, she became Abortion Recovery Director at Real Options for Women.  The abortion recovery program grew from two facilitators, conducting two groups a year in 1998, to 40 trained facilitators, conducting five groups per week plus weekend retreats in 2004.
 
Through a chance meeting with June Hunt in 2003, Hope For The Heart launched its Abortion Recovery Ministry in 2004 with Kim as Manager.   While at Hope For The Heart, she travelled nationally and internationally equipping pregnancy resource centers and churches concerning abortion recovery programs.   Also while at Hope For The Heart, she updated and co-authored Abortion Recovery Peer Counselor’s Manual and Abortion Recovery Trainer’s Manual formerly known as Post-Abortion Counseling and Education (PACE) with Angie Cote’ and Teri Reisser.
 
In 2008, while living in Indianapolis, Kim began her ministry, Freedom Through Forgiveness. She continued to travel and train nationally and internationally.   On the local level, she worked with College Park Church to begin their abortion recovery ministry.   In 2012, Kim joined Carolina Pregnancy Care Fellowship as Director of Programs for Abortion Recovery Ministry, Journey to Freedom.   She continues to develop abortion recovery programs around the globe.   In 2013, her volunteer work at Sav-A-Life in Andalusia, AL transitioned into Center Director at the satellite Florala location.  
 
Today Kim is Director of Journey-2-Freedom located in Andalusia, AL.  Throughout her global work, needs for other grief / loss Bible studies were requested.  In response, Journey-2-Freedom has expanded and now offers confidential Bible studies for miscarriage, stillbirth, after abortion, child loss, lifestyle change loss (i.e. job), and prayer retreats.
 
Organizations Kim has trained for include: Care Net, Heartbeat International, Life International,  Africa Cares for Life,  Indiana Right to Life, and Canadian Association of Pregnancy Support Services.   She has developed abortion recovery programs throughout South Africa that impact 12 African countries.   In the Caribbean, Kim has trained in Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, and Saint Lucia.
 
Kim and her husband Jim married in 1993 and live in Southern Alabama.  They enjoy bridge, traveling, spending time on the lake and spoiling sibling cats, Max and Molly.
 
 
           “Healing is a hallmark of Kim’s anointed ministry. On numerous
            occasions, I have seen God use her to help post-abortive women
            reclaim their lives—replacing ongoing guilt with forgiveness. . .
            replacing their fear and dysfunction with freedom. Kim is one of
            the nation’s leading Abortion Recovery Ministry experts—a
            sought-after speaker and trainer the world over. . .and for good
            reason. I know of no one who is more qualified and capable to
            meet any need related to this sensitive topic.”
               __June Hunt, Founder and CSO (Chief Servant Officer)
                 Hope for the Heart 
                 Author of How to Forgive. . . When You Don't Feel Like It 
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