Jesus First is the long term recovery program for women at the Mission. In the program, Lainie is taking personalized classes to help her address life issues and grow closer to God. “Having nothing, I realized what it means to rely on Him for everything.” As a new creation in Christ, she decided to be baptized at church as a symbol of her commitment to Him.
Now that she has found her faith, Lainie feels her life is heading in the right direction. “I found the support I desperately needed at the Mission. I’m surrounded by such beautiful people who love and support me and listen to me. Being here has opened a door where I went from questioning my faith to growing in my faith. I feel Jesus here. He’s in my life and I realize that all along, I was never truly alone.”
It is because of faithful supporters that the Mission’s doors remain open, welcoming lost and hurting people, like Lainie, and sharing the love of Christ. Lainie now has a new life and new hope! What an Easter blessing!