“Painful, Abused, Dark, Cold, Hungry and very Lonely… Those are the words that described my life before I came in contact with The Salvation Army Memphis Adult Rehabilitation Center.”
I knew I needed something different and the only thing that I hadn’t tried was God, so I said, “God I’m going to give you a year and I need you to show me something and if it works out I’m going to stick with it”
God did show up in ways that I never expected, He used this wonderful organization called The Salvation Army Memphis Adult Rehabilitation Center, where I started to work on my life while I was introduced to a type of love I never experienced before.
Little by little, He was giving me my life back. I had the opportunity to reunite with my daughter after three years, three months later I got closer and closer to see my son whom I hadn’t seen in 10 years. God also blessed me with wonderful opportunities that many take for granted such having a job, a bank account, a truck and most importantly… A real family.
Today I am happy, I feel safe, I have people in my life that will do the things they say they will do for me, and they expect the same from my end. I can sleep at night and I can wake up knowing that I am safe.
It is hard to quantify the result of an investment of time and resources in The Salvation Army Memphis Adult Rehabilitation Center, I called that a ripple effect and it is because in my case it wasn’t just me who received the benefits of the investment. It is my kids, now my family who became a generation that will transform a community, a city and a nation.
I am extremely grateful to God and to those who trust this wonderful organization to carry out the difficult job to rescue the Last, the Lost and the Least.