Leader of Ministry for girls
I have carried this project deep in my heart for some time but was afraid to start anything. However, God has continued to speak to my heart, and I knew that one day we needed to start this work, because the need in girls' ministry was greater than my fears. My motivation for this ministry derives directly from my past. Working with preteens for a while now, I observed among the girls same pattern of self-destructing behaviors as I experienced growing up in the orphanage. Unsanitary living conditions, hostilities, family insecurities, low self-esteem, lack of motivation, sexual abuse, promiscuous behavior, early pregnancy and feeling of helplessness and despair – this is a description of the environment I grew up in. It is also an everyday experience for the girls we serve. I realized that if I am willing to open my heart and trust God in the process, He can use my personal brokenness to heal many broken young lives, and I can use my experiences as a tool to connect and better understand girls.