“I just found out I was pregnant,” she says. “
I was alone, scared and so overwhelmed. I’d never been so lost in my life.”
So Jamie did the only thing she could think of . . .
“I literally got down on my knees and began praying, begging God to do something.” She asked God to bring good out of the mess her life had become.
That’s how she ended up at Haven of Rest’s Harvest Home, a shelter for women with young children.
At first, it was rough, Jamie admits. But anything was better than reliving the past, where she lost custody of
her three kids, her home and her self-worth — all due to alcohol abuse in her home.
“I overcame a lot, and it was all God’s doing.”
Over time, Jamie started to “see the light” as she made friends and began following the advice of her
counselors at Haven of Rest. In the months that followed, she benefited from our Bible studies, life skills
training courses and housing referrals. Today, she has graduated and moved into transitional housing.
“My time at Haven of Rest was so amazing,” Jamie says. “Being there made me a stronger person. It helped me to
see life in a different way, not just the darkness. I learned what faith was and I learned what humility was. I overcame a lot, and it was all God’s doing.”
This month, she’ll participate in Haven of Rest’s Christmas program, where she’s already been promised Christmas dinner and gifts for her daughter, who’s now in first grade.
“I just want to be the best mom I can be for my daughter,” Jamie says. “I want to be at peace and make sure I live as long as possible. Most of all, I want to see all my children grow up and be at peace with God.” Thank you for giving generously to see lives changed. You are helping other women facing their own unique challenges find the strength and courage to start anew.