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May’s 7 Hope Highlights

By May 24, 2021June 24th, 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.

Back in Prisons and Jails!

After more than a year of being closed to volunteers, the Department of Corrections is beginning to reopen! This month Kathy and JoSonda (pictured) returned to Mabel Bassett and Rhonda and Shaunte returned to Eddie Warrior to teach our Women in Transition class. The class provides hope to thousands of Oklahoma women each year. We've missed them and are so happy to be back!

Kathy and JoSonda Mabel Bassett
Life Launch team

An Extension of Family

We celebrated a Life Launch team graduation! While in the program she was gifted a car (through a Stand in the Gap connection), was able to obtain a full time job as a store manager (the car was very helpful in that process), is raising her daughter and doing a fabulous job! She says, “My mentors are an extension of my family. I love meeting with them because it gives me a break from the stressors of life.” *Faces obscured for the safety of our Life Launch graduate and her daughter.

Cody Life Launch Drivers Ed

Road Ready (almost)

We love celebrating milestones in the lives of the young adults we serve through Life Launch! Cody just completed Driver's Ed! That means he is one step closer to independence and self sufficiency. His Life Launch Program Manager, Alicia, says, "He couldn’t have done it without support from others at Stand in the Gap. I'm super excited for him." Join us in praying for Cody as he takes his permit test and then license testing.

"I can make it through..."

Amie graduated from her Women in Transition small group! Looking back on her Stand in the Gap experience, Amie said she learned "that no matter what happens in life, whether it's anger or a bad boss or whatever, I can make it through it without the use of drugs and that I can make it in life on my own and be happy." She was reunited with her children, got a car and an apartment, and saw growth in her ability to deal with her anger, all with the help, prayers, and encouragement of her Stand in the Gap small group.

Amie WIT grad

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