Story submitted by LIFE International ministry partner, Rebecca Ali-Gouveia, Director of the Elpis Center.
We recently concluded two Bible study programs and, as always, God showed up and brought healing to the broken hearts and crushed spirits of these daughters. To quote one young lady: "I'm free! The bondage of guilt had me weighted down for years. I was destroying myself from the inside out. But God has literally reached down his big strong hand and pulled me up! Only those who have been to that dark place can truly understand what the marvelous light feels like." Another woman felt relieved to be free after 17 years of denial regarding the trauma she endured.
Our Bible study program using Linda Cochrane's book, "Forgiven and Set Free," has been running for three years and the sentiments above reflect what our ladies feel time and time again. Thank you for being a part of the ministry and for supporting us through your prayer and tangible gifts. You make these testimonies possible! I am also thankful to the volunteers who give of their time, energies, resources, and emotional strength to walk these ladies from darkness to light. Most of all I am thankful to God for showing up in the lives of these women to set them free from pain. Every blessing to you and your family as you celebrate Jesus Christ.