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July’s 8 Hope Highlights

By July 29, 2022No Comments

In an increasingly unstable world,Β 

hope is still the most important thing.

This month, we are sharing some of our “hope highlights” from the last 4 weeks.Β 
May these short stories bring you hope.

God Sighting

"My husband and I starting mentoring one of Stand in the Gap's young adults so we could experience having a team with the Life Launch program.

We have been with this young adult for a few months and it has been great!

Many Life Launch teams wonder how much impact they are truly making. And I would say, in our short time with our mentee, we have wondered the same things for ourselves. BUT we received some really cool encouragement this past week...

Our mentee was in the hospital and while we were visiting her, she shared that she has been in a relationship with a guy for the past few months and did not want to tell us.

When we asked how the relationship is going, she told us she recently broke up with him because he cheated on her.

During her conversation with him, he responded by telling her she is "weak-minded" and "needed to put more effort into the relationship".

She quickly responded to him saying, "No, I am not weak-minded. I will take you to Mr. Chris and Mrs. Kat and if you ask Mr. Chris if he would ever act like this in his relationship with Mrs. Kat, he will tell you 'No' and Mrs. Kat would agree. Do you want to go over to their house?"

Our mentee defended herself so well against his attempted manipulation.

My husband started tearing up when she told him because we are just so dang proud of her!!

She is 21 years old and has never, ever seen a healthy relationship in her life. It was amazing to see that just by spending time with us, she was able to know her worth in that situation! Such a win."

-Kat, Life Launch Program Manager at Stand in the Gap

New WIT Partner

Join us as we celebrate our new partnership with Jubilee Church & Anchor of Hope in Okmulgee, Oklahoma!
Anchor of Hope helps give women a second chance in life by offering spiritual and emotional support, training education, and basic needs to succeed in life.
Stand in the Gap mentors volunteering with our Women in Transition (WIT) program will connect with the women in Anchor of Hope’s program who want another group of Christ-followers in their corner, meeting twice a month to encourage & pray together πŸ’œ
“God brought these women into my life to be mentored,” WIT Director Rhonda says, “but they are actually teaching me so much.”

New LL Partner: OK City Center

City Center is an official partner!

Our Life Launch Program Manager Kat spends some time with the young adults there every month, helping with their athletic and cooking program.

Through the relationships we are building with the young adults at City Center, we are able to introduce them to Stand in the Gap and connect them with Life Launch mentors if they're interested in taking that step with us!

"We made it!!"

We celebrate Team Bridgette – she graduated her Stand in the Gap family tonight! πŸŽ‰ πŸŽ‰ πŸŽ‰
This means she just completed 12-months of meeting with her Women in Transition small group of mentors where she grew spiritually and accomplished BIG milestones with their encouragement and prayer.
Bridgette is a mom who is now getting regular visitation & joint custody with her children. She admits it’s been a tough year, but her team went to court hearings with her, offering her rides, and any other supper she needed… “We made it!”
πŸ‘ We celebrate her team!
πŸ‘ We celebrate her victories!
πŸ‘ We celebrate God’s goodness!

God Sighting

People supporting people. It was so fun providing lunch for Hope is Alive last month!

Learn more about hope.Β