The Mission — May 2022 –

The Mission — Occtober 2021

A Second Chance for a Special Family

Diana felt overwhelmed, frustrated, and angry. She had suffered years of sexual abuse as a child, then years of rejection and abandonment by her family. Now 25, she was a victim of domestic violence, and she was trying to raise two young boys diagnosed with autism. She simply didn’t know how to cope and turned to alcohol. “Alcohol became my only friend,” she recalls. Before long, her drinking cost her jobs, homes—and, finally, custody of her sons. “That’s when I learned what heartbreak really was. I felt like my life was over.”

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The Mission — April 2022

The Mission — Occtober 2021

A Second Chance for a Special Family

Diana felt overwhelmed, frustrated, and angry. She had suffered years of sexual abuse as a child, then years of rejection and abandonment by her family. Now 25, she was a victim of domestic violence, and she was trying to raise two young boys diagnosed with autism. She simply didn’t know how to cope and turned to alcohol. “Alcohol became my only friend,” she recalls. Before long, her drinking cost her jobs, homes—and, finally, custody of her sons. “That’s when I learned what heartbreak really was. I felt like my life was over.”

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The Mission — March 2022

The Mission — Occtober 2021

Runing to New Life

I’ve been through so much. When I was 5, I was kidnapped in Mexico and trafficked to the United States. I escaped at 9, after suffering four years of unspeakable abuse, which left bruises and scars over my entire body. I was placed in foster care—but I was already so damaged. After high school, I was on my own, but I felt so much anger and pain. I had no family to rely on, and I didn’t trust anyone. My cycle of self-destruction started there, and I couldn’t stop it. What I didn’t know is that even more pain but also my resurrection were coming.

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The Mission — February 2022

The Mission — Occtober 2021

Runing to New Life

I was born on Skid Row, already addicted to drugs before I left my mother’s womb. I stayed in the hospital for four months until my grandmother agreed to raise me. She was great to me, but my father and uncle—who lived with us—fought so violently every day that the police were constantly called to break it up. By third grade, I was so traumatized, depressed, and emotionally shut down and I started cutting myself just to feel something, anything. When I was 14, my grandmother died. After I lost her, I was passed from an aunt to my dad to foster care. In high school, I was sexually assaulted by a friend’s older brother, who then threatened me if I ever told anyone.

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The Mission — January 2022

The Mission — Occtober 2021

GAVIN’S TRANSFOMATION

Everyone makes a bad decision at one point—but mine cost me everything. When I started drinking at 15, I thought I’d found the secret to life. I immediately went all in and started drinking every day. I never thought for a moment where it might lead me.

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The Mission — December 2021

The Mission — Occtober 2021

BRING RESTORATION TO ANOTHER MOTHER LIKE FACEY

I thank God for giving me so much grace and allowing me tobe His daughter. I found a community of women here whoshowed me who I really am in Christ. My life is so completelydifferent.”

The Mission — December 2021

The Mission — Occtober 2021

BRING RESTORATION TO ANOTHER MOTHER LIKE FACEY

I thank God for giving me so much grace and allowing me tobe His daughter. I found a community of women here whoshowed me who I really am in Christ. My life is so completelydifferent.”

The Mission — October 2021

The Mission — Occtober 2021

BRING RESTORATION TO ANOTHER MOTHER LIKE CRYSTAL

Crystal is a 32-year-old single mother of four children who found her way to Hope Gardens. After years of pain, abuse, and hunger, she is finally receiving the love and help she and her children so desperately need. This year, thanks to you, Crystal is looking forward to Thanksgiving and the love that a family provides. Read More »

The Mission — September 2021

The Mission — September 2021

BRING RESTORATION TO ANOTHER MOTHER LIKE JODI

After years of pain, abuse, and hunger, she is finally receiving the love and help she and her children so desperately need. This year, thanks to you, Jodi is looking forward to Thanksgiving and the love that a family provides. Read More »