“I was a stripper/dancer at the age of 19. I was drunk and drugged
out for most of; well, all of my adult life. I have been attacked many
times by tricks and my boyfriends and my pimps. I started to get a sense
of death maybe by the tricks or the pimps….I was having bad anxiety,
drinking more, doing more coke, just a sense of worthlessness. I was
lonely, suicidal, angry, I couldn’t sleep, it was just all bad! November
of 2009 I stopped hoeing/prostituting. Jesus saved me out of slavery of
money, drugs, pimps. (A friend) got me a job… I got fired after 3 wks. I
was going back to hoeing, it’s what I knew. That is when (a friend)
gave me Annie’s number and I got in contact with her.
in the Destiny House was such a great stepping stone to a (normal)
life. It was everything combined… (that) helped me
grow closer to Jesus. I learned that there are people who care. I
learned to forgive. I feel I have changed a lot. I seem happier. I
really feel Jesus has
changed me from the inside out. "
being in the Destiny House program I have gained self-confidence,
self-respect and now have a well-stabled foundation. I’ve learned how to
handle certain people in different situations, boundaries, and how to
manage my finances to be secure. My relationship with Jesus has grown
stronger. I believe I am now a much stronger individual. I also believe
that I can accomplish whatever I put my mind to."
gained self-love, courage peace. I came to understand that I am a
princess in the eyes of God, that I am His daughter. He gave me peace. I
don’t need a pimp. God has a plan for my life. "
My plans for the future are very simple. I just want (Austria) back all
the way. I just want to be healthy, happy (and) have a job. As for
family, I want to be happy and strong with (my family). As for friends,
well, the ones I made at Destiny House and Hookers For Jesus, I will always stay in touch with.