I had found out about the Mission in 2009 and stayed for two months. I had been addicted to drugs and alcohol and left the Mission going back to my own ways. I stayed away from the Mission for about four months and returned in November of the same year.
I was tired of living the life I had been living; it was a dead end road. I was spiritually and physically sick. I didn’t know till the second time that I came back that this was where God wanted me to be. I also brought my daughter, Miracle, with me when I returned. It was a tough journey, though. But through prayer and help from the staff and the Mills at the Mission and just being obedient to God, I was able to overcome the temptations.
Being at the Mission, I became a supervisor and an encourager working with the ladies and just trying to be faithful to the Lord, to stay on the path He had for me. The drugs and the alcohol were only going to lead to destruction, jail, or even worse. But I stayed faithful to God and wanted to make my life better for myself and Miracle. The best thing to do was to stay clean, and thus far, I’ve been clean one year and two months.
During the time when I had a position as a supervisor at the Mission, I was taking a class on sharing the plan of salvation. One day, Miracle told me that she did not believe God loved her. As soon as I heard her say that, I told her, ‘Yes He does,’ and I led my baby to accept Christ as her Savior.
Right now, Miracle and I live in a new apartment. We’ve been here a little over a month. I’ve been working at Roses Department store for about six months now, and I am close to getting a management position. I thank God for all He has done.