Victoria Petersen, who represented the United States on a world stage at the Mrs. Universe pageant, was crowned as the 2021 Mrs. Universe. Praise the Lord, she is not only content with reaching this platform, but now is using her influence to advocate for life.
Petersen’s life is a remarkable story of one’s determination to overcome the struggles of life and to make the most out of the precious gift of life she was given. Petersen spent over six years in foster care from age twelve until she became an adult and was phased out of the system at age eighteen.
The newly crowned Mrs. Universe is married and has children of her own. She has devoted herself to the Lord’s work as she helps the world to understand the value and potential of every human being. She believes every unborn person deserves the right to life and the opportunity to overcome whatever obstacles that may come their way.
Petersen put it this way, “To say that growing up in the foster care system was adverse seems like an understatement. But my mom heroically and bravely chose not to eliminate the potential sufferer — me — and because of her choices, I am now a woman who spends her time passionately advocating to eliminate the suffering of those in the womb and in foster care.”
We might not have a worldwide platform, but whatever our platform is, as believers in Christ, we should do all we can to advocate for life, righteousness, and justice for our Lord, as Victoria Petersen does.
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