LaSha’s Story of Transformation
From the Streets to College Student
The rest of the story (continued from our Light Newsletter, Easter edition) –
While staying at our Family Shelter, LaSha joined the New Beginnings Covenant class, rekindling her relationship with the Lord. She then moved on to our New Life Program, where she was empowered to use her creativity to heal the trauma of her past.
“Who wants to tell their scars… who wants to tell their pain,” she shares. “But I love writing and used it to let others know who I really am and that I really need God.”
She completed our program last summer, graduating with honors for obtaining housing and employment. She and her daughter moved into their own apartment, and she began working full time as a CNA at a local nursing facility.
Recently, she was accepted into Metropolitan Community, where she hopes to become an English teacher and fulfill her dream of working with inner-city children. “They need so much love and they need to understand that their ticket out doesn’t have to be a gun or sex, but their education. That’s my passion!”
She stays in contact with our staff and turns to them often for godly mentoring and support as she builds her new life. “The Mission molded me into the woman I need to be,” she says today, “not just for myself, but for my daughter and for God.”