Allison is celebrating new life this Easter!…Thank you for touching her life with hope.
“I was lost and all alone…”
When Allison’s marriage fell apart, she fell into despair and began numbing her pain with alcohol. “I was all alone and gave in to it, and my drinking escalated,” she says.
For eight years, she struggled with addiction. Then, one day, she suddenly found herself with a little girl to care for. She’d been given custody of her granddaughter. “I reigned in my drinking and made her my focal point. I loved her dearly.”
For more than three years, Allison devoted herself to her granddaughter’s happiness. Then her nephew asked to adopt the child and Allison agreed. “It was the best thing for her to be with a family – a mom, a dad, and brothers. But it was terribly hard to let her go.”
Allison was alone and heartbroken and she began numbing her sadness again. Then, one night, she awakened to God’s voice. “He said, ‘You’re at the end of the line. You’ve got to stop doing this.’”
It was the catalyst Allison needed to reach out for help. She entered our New Life Program, where chapel services and faith-based studies led her to recommit her life to God. “Now I don’t have to be afraid or worried. I just trust God and do my part,” she says.
“Now I know God loves me. “
Our biblical counselors and life skills classes have helped Allison find healing for her emotional wounds. “I’ve forgiven and received forgiveness and I can move on.”
Now a program graduate, Allison plans to get her own place and spend her days working with cognitively- and physically-challenged young adults. But more than anything, she’s looking forward to spending time with her family. “Because of the Mission, I get to be there for my kids and all my grandchildren.”
Your generous support has filled Allison’s life with love, encouragement, and most of all, hope this Easter season. “I was lost, but the Mission gave me a solid foundation. Now I have confidence in myself and I trust in God.”
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