What began as a beautiful love story turned into an abusive marriage defined by insults and isolation. Katherine, whose name we’ve changed to protect her identity, was living life in the shadows. Her husband spent years degrading and destroying her very existence. As things progressively got worse, she knew she had to leave to protect her daughter and herself. Katherine packed up her car with as many belongings as she could and fled with her young daughter.
“I had no idea where I was going, I just knew we had to leave. I had no job. I was lost. I didn’t know what to do.”
Scared, uncertain, but searching for a better life, Katherine put her trust in God. He led her to the door of Hope for Her.
I called and made an appointment. I met with one of their volunteers. That was several years ago, and they’be been walking me through my new life ever since. Hope for Her provided my daughter and me with temporary housing when we had nowhere else to turn. They’ve helped me get a job and become more self-sufficient. They paid for counseling sessions, helped me with food and gave me hope. It if was not for Hope for Her, I would have gone back to my abusive situation.
At Hope for Her, Katherine discovered that she was not the only woman going through serious life challenges. Her world changed from despair to endless opportunities.
Katherine’s story is only beginning. She returned to school, secured her own home, continued to go to counseling and learned to trust in God for her needs. She has a community of devoted disciples who not only believe in the God of love but believe in her and her future. As Katherine works to understand and live God’s purpose for her life, Hope for Her continues to hold her hand whenever and wherever she needs us.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.ROMANS 15:13