Warrior, fighter for life, and a proclaimer of the love and compassion of God. Gianna Jessen could be considered a modern-day hero. Jessen lived through her mother’s attempt to end her life at 7 ½ months with a saline abortion. According to her website, giannajessen.com, Jessen’s medical records from the day of her birth read “Born during saline abortion.” An abortionist had to sign Jessen’s birth certificate.
Life is not without hardship for Jessen; she lives with cerebral palsy.
“[The doctors] said I would never be able to sit up straight, but I sat up straight. Then they said I would never be able to walk, but by the age of three I was walking with a frame and leg braces,” Jessen told The Telegraph. “I have a little bit of feistiness in me.”
Jessen does not let her physical health keep her from pursuing what she is passionate about.
The last week in May, Jessen visited Brazil for several speaking engagements, which included speaking to the country’s congress. According to her Facebook live, posted directly after the event on May 30th, she was told by Christians there that Satanists and feminists were present.
Jessen said that the mob would hardly let her speak. She found out later that they were calling on the names of demons. She was impressed by the power of God.
“I didn’t feel defeated at all,” she said. “It was awesome to see how calm God can keep you. I have never seen evil manifest in that way before in my life. And I also have never experienced in quite that way the keeping power of Christ. I felt like a queen. I felt kept, I felt safe.”
By miraculous intervention or what have you, the mob was silent for just enough time for Jessen to tell her story.
Jessen is a great example of someone who is giving their all for Jesus.
“I am honest, with myself and with Jesus,” she said at giannajessen.com, “to the point where one might mistake my honesty for irreverence. But I would rather risk that and give Him my truest self than live life thinly veiled. I find most of life very funny indeed. I would say I laugh most of the time and cry at other times. But the crying is merely sowing seeds of joy for the future. My goal is to live the impossible since nothing is impossible for God.”