Natasha was abused for years by her mother’s boyfriends, which left her severely traumatized. When she was 15, Natasha began numbing her pain with drugs, and over the years, her addiction escalated and her heart grew colder. Eventually, she wound up in jail and it was there that she met Jesus. But she didn’t know how to live as His follower so, after she was released, she entered our New Life Program.
Through chapel services, Bible studies and Christian counseling, Natasha’s roots in the Lord have grown deep, and He’s healed her heart. “Jesus brought things up that I needed to forgive, and the Mission taught me how to process those emotions,” she says. “His love for me melts my heart.”
A graduate of the program, Natasha is staying here, earning an industrial sewing certificate on a donor-sponsored scholarship and working part-time. She received a car through another generous scholarship, enabling her to keep her busy school and work schedule.
Natasha is thankful for the kindness and compassion of loving neighbors like you – and how you have given her peace and hope for the future. “I was broken, but the Mission has been living water for my soul and spirit. I’ve found true healing and I’m becoming whole.”