I look at these beautiful faces and I see hope for the future and hurt from their past. I learn their names, they become real to me. I talk to them, they make me thankful for all of my God given blessings…..I am talking about my beautiful lady friends from the Panama City Rescue Mission’s Bethel House.
They come from all walks of life, educated – uneducated, some with familes and homes and some homeless, some have been incarcerated and some have not. All of them are reaching out to God for help with their addictions. They are real people with real problems and they need a helping hand, with no judgement. Who among us is without sin? Not me!
When you see a life changed and God Almighty at work in someone’s life, it hits you right in the heart! You see women who were scared, angry, bitter and living in a constant fog. They never make eye contact with you because of their shame. God gets in their lives and hearts and all of that changes. They are excited for their future. They are thankful for the chance to change. They look at you and you see so much more than an addict. You see this precious woman fighting the good fight and learning that she is special and has worth! You see these beautiful women evolve in to the lovely creatures God had intended them to be. Our God is an awesome God and he can heal and mend anyone!
My prayer for today and everyday is that this wonderful organization can keep on keeping on! They (The Mission) need your help, they need your prayers. Please stand with them and pray for them as they help to lead the souls to Christ!