Womens Success!
“I See How He Saved Me…”

   Anita knows some of the deepest, darkest corners of life. At times, she’s lived in them. She knows the fear and uncertainty of being homeless and cut off from friends and family. She also knows the horrors of being kidnapped and sexually assaulted and the deep emotional and spiritual scars such violence leaves on a human soul.
   Through a lifetime of troubles few experience, she has persevered, believing God is with her every moment. At John 3:16 Mission’s Women’s Ministry, she has found friends – staff, volunteers and other at-risk women – who support, nurture and listen to her. She also has deepened her relationship with God, whom she sees as not being distant, but always near.
   “I never really knew Jesus until I came here. Now I talk to Him all the time. Sometimes I say, “I’m so mad at you! Why didn’t you prevent those things? But you still love me. You love me no matter what. I see now how He saved me many times. I didn’t recognize that until I came here.”
Anita knows some of the deepest, darkest corners of life. At times, she’s lived in them.
    Anita now has her own residence and comes to the Mission regularly for the fellowship and learning. “I have been to the deepest, darkest places of despair with no hope. I’ve been there and done that. But here, I feel lighter. I feel cared for. It’s a little bit of heaven.”