June 29th 2013 it was a warm and beautiful evening where we celebrated amazing changes that God had made in the lives of three incredible women. Graduation night was a dream for years for my husband and I as we have cared for and served countless women and children impacted by the adult entertainment industry. Though we know this road for each women is different and God teaches and equips at different times in their lives it was amazing to watch the ladies share their testimonies of why God led them to apply to our Hope Program and what God did while they went through some trying times.
The staff were excited that we had stuck together and conquered something so huge in our ministry, 24/7 care for women that God had led to call this place home. Melissa who is our Hope Program Leader shepherded the women with love and care each and every single day. Countless volunteers and mentors worked evenings and weekends to dive into the lives of each of the the ladies. Our house mom’s, Katie and Angela stayed up throughout many nights praying and worshipping the Lord with each of the ladies as they struggled to sleep that night.
God provided an amazing job for Amy who loves animals and she now has the opportunity to be a pet groomer, God provided marriage counseling for Nicole who is about to give birth to her second child. A partnership was made with Tumbleweed and they hired Ashley who is amazing at hospitality and serving others. What amazes me each and every day is that God provided exactly what they needed and we needed at the time that he saw fit and it was ultimately perfect timing! Philippians 4:19
When I think about a home, I think about security, comfort, family and memories of laughter. We can definitely say that since January our home has become just that, a place of security, comfort, family and many many memories! I’m so thankful to the Lord for providing our home and for allowing it to be used for his precious daughters!
Thank you for supporting our ministry and for the many prayers that have been lifted up. We look forward to many more graduation nights to come!
Founder & Executive Director
All photography done by Emil Handke, thank you Emil for photographing our graduation night!