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March’s 8 Hope Highlights

By March 24, 2022June 22nd, 2022No Comments

In an increasingly unstable world, 

hope is still the most important thing.

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

God Sighting

We all know life is not a straight linear line steadily tracking upward. No, instead life is full of twists and turns, ups and downs, backward and forward.

Dusty's journey has had obstacles, but she has persevered and is now living a completely different life than she was before.

Dusty went through His House Outreach four times, had two Stand in the Gap small groups, an unexpected pregnancy & many other setbacks.

She started going to prison at age 18 and after multiple incarcerations over a 20 year period - she finally surrendered to God and committed to the process.

Today, she leads a spiritual family for a woman she was in prison with, starts her first semester of college at Rogers State University, and is a full-time mom to a precious 18-month-old boy.

Now that is transformation! We are excited to continue to see all that God has for Dusty as she continues through our Stand in the Gap Women in Transition program this year 💜

God Sighting

When the inevitable crisis happens in the lives of the young adults we serve, they call us. Even when it’s been years since they graduated from our program.
This is the result of the powerful, deep, and meaningful relationships our mentors build with their mentee during their 12 month Life Launch program.
Last month a young lady we served nearly two years ago called our Life Launch Program Manager Alicia because she needed a safe place to land.
An overwhelming and triggering circumstance came flooding into her life. She knew she needed a listening ear to talk her through things, offer advice and walk through this crisis with her 💜
We are so grateful God trusts us to connect people in need with people who care.
This story is a glimpse into the many ways God allows us to Stand in the Gap for those who come from hard places and are on their journey toward all God has for them.

No Widow Alone

When a recently widowed lady was having a rough day in her journey, she began Googling and researching programs in her area and came across our Stand in the Gap Facebook post where we announced a new group starting in Claremore, Oklahoma - can you believe it?!

She reached out to us and connected with Stand in the Gap Widow Program Director Amy. The two widows had an instant connection over the phone. This allowed Amy to spend time with her as the recently widowed lady shared her story. Then Amy not only had the opportunity to pray with her, but also connect her with Kerry who leads the widows' group in Claremore.

Kerry took her to lunch the next day and now she is attending Kerry's small group and is no longer walking this journey alone!

"I did it!!"

We love seeing our graduates proud of their accomplishments!
This is a screenshot of Courtney’s Facebook post where she shares her Women in Transition graduation with her friends and family saying “I did that!!” with a photo of her certificate and of her with her small group celebrating 12-months completed!
We are so proud of you, too, Courtney! You certainly did it!! And we believe there is still so much more to your story and to your legacy of hope!!

National Movement

Have you heard? Stand in the Gap's Widow Program is growing! Our goal is to help the local church serve the widows in their communities across the nation. This is a quick look at the newest church partners joining our No Widow Alone movement!

Learn more about hope.