Kimjoy's Story

Kimjoy gave her life to God and found her way home.

Watch her uplifting story of redemption.

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"I couldn't just walk away"

Kimjoy grew up in Los Angeles, where she started selling crack cocaine.

"Once I got into that lifestyle, I became truly addicted, and couldn't just walk away," Kimjoy says.

Then she was arrested for drug dealing, and spent the next sixteen years of her life behind bars. But the prison time finally got Kimjoy off drugs.

When she got out, she found Hope Gardens.

"I had heard about Hope Gardens and in truth, what sold me was that you had your own bathroom," Kimjoy says with a laugh.

At Hope Gardens, Kimjoy found the peace she was seeking. The only problem was she was extremely lonely. So she prayed to God to touch her life.

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"I felt as though He had actually embraced me"

Kimjoy recalls getting up early one morning.

She says, "It got really still, and I felt as though He had actually embraced me. It was overwhelming. I knew for certain that He loved me. And from there on, I was just like, 'okay, I give it to You.' And He has just continued to bless me."

Since Kimjoy arrived to Hope Gardens, she has earned two degrees, saved up to buy her own car, and now has a place of her own. Today, she works as a case manager working with families at Union Rescue Mission.

Please take a moment now and watch Kimjoy's story to see the incredible ways God has worked in her life.

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