Springtime is a time for renewal–new plants breaking through the ground–buds forming on the trees–and flowers blooming in the desert in Las Vegas!
We have so much to be thankful for–Since January we moved in 4 new ladies into the Destiny House program–and we assisted 381 ladies who reached out to us for help from sex trafficking!
Whew–It has been incredible to see the life changes!
I’m not going to lie, this has also been very challenging because we are in a season of growth at the Destiny House! More staff, volunteers and ladies to help! In that growth–it has produced some serious trials and tribulations. There were times that I literally felt like running away when things became extremely stress filled and difficult!
And that’s totally okay.
It’s okay that sometimes we “feel’ like running away. But we cannot stay in that space in our mind. Emotions are NOT suppose to rule us!
It’s not like it was a surprise this was happening to me, right? After all–I prayed for God to take my faith to a deeper level of growth for 2018 and even had the audacity to ask Him to give me situations where I needed topress in. And for sure God was faithful–He gave me just what I needed–so that I could be stretched & pruned!
When things got really unbearable–God gently tapped me on my shoulder and whispered–“Isn’t this what you prayed for?”
Haha God very funny, why YES–it is!
Listen friends, just because you pray for a recipe for something perfect to happen–doesn’t mean God is going to give it to you exactly how you envisioned it to be. I’m so thankful He doesn’t give us exactly what we pray for–because He knows us better than we know ourselves…and He knows exactly what we truly need.
We can argue with Him all we want–because in the long run, It doesn’t matter how we feel–He is changing things up for a reason so that we don’t become complacent in our faith. AND doing a new thing!
How about you? What has God done in you when you’ve prayed for greater faith? And has this now become your trial?
In that stressful space that is your serious trial–remember what you prayed for. He is faithful to answer you. Don’t you run away–but lean into God!
You my friend, are in a great place! Get ready for growth! Get ready for renewal! Get ready for God to move.
“Trust the Lord with ALL your heart, and do not lean onto your own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5
Hey friend–and don’t forget in the midst of the cray to take care of yourself. Grab a cup of tea. Light a candle. Read an awesome book. Take a hot bath. Have a spa day! Get refreshed.
We need to remember to take care of ourselves when our work gets overwhelming–and to grab the needed breaks in order to make sure we can be ready for the next round of challenges!
Speaking of challenges, may I share some of our’s at the Destiny House?
Since we’ve moved in 4 brand new ladies and also helped many who needed emergency services, we need to replenish what we’ve spent–it has cut into our spring budget.
And because of our growing pains, we had to buy new desks, computers, as well as address some emergency maintenance items.
Here is the breakdown:
Four new residents: 4 X $550 each (clothing, food, toiletries, etc) $2200
Emergency gift cards for outreach: 50 at $25 each = $1250
Leaky Destiny House roof repairs: $5558.00
Plumbing: broken clogged drains in Destiny House: $787.00
Need: 2 new computers, desks and stations: $1675 (computers)
$375 (desks) $136 (chairs) $875 (5 partition cubicles @$175each)
Grant total needed:
The bottom line is–in order for us to continue to keep our house open and help more ladies into freedom–we need your help!
ANYTHING you can offer is SO appreciated–even if it’s only $25 or $5000! Know that every single dollar counts.
♥ All donations are tax-deductible! Every dollar you donate will go towards the cause of SURVIVOR LED Destiny House–Shelter costs, 24/7 staffing, food, utilities, clothing, alcohol, drug & trauma counseling, art therapy, spiritual therapy, emergency medical and dental care, transportation, gift cards, etc.
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