Lisa shared her story with us so that the world understands just how impactful Hope Harbor was in her life then and today.
Growing up just going through the motions of church as a young child Lisa felt a tug on her heart from God, but like many of us at a young impressionable age, that Holy Spirit calling was pushed aside and ignored.
Navigating through lower, middle and high school years with low self-esteem and feeling incredibly inadequate, Lisa allowed herself to mask her inadequacies by hanging out with the wrong crowd & covered up her sorrows as the years passed turning to drugs and alcohol. After eliminating relationships & becoming a secluded alcoholic, Lisa found herself seeking help but to the tune of thousands of dollars at unaffordable rehab centers. Lisa kept hitting dead end roads and inevitably found trouble instead. That trouble unfortunately landed her in a jail cell.
With a compassionate Attorney who held the desire to see Lisa get the help she desperately sought, he mentioned the Hope Harbor Ministries Program. Lisa was all in, ready, willing and God found her a way. Lisa entered the Program at Hope Harbor with an open heart, an open mind and was ready to put in the work it took to become a changed woman. And she accomplished that goal!
I didn’t work the Program. The Program worked me. It was God. All God.
6 years later – Lisa is thriving at life working, enjoying time with friends, family and her 3 fur babies…. Bella, Ava & Brick. Lisa prides herself in the kitchen as she is an avid chef & she loves sharing her testimony with her coworkers. Lisa goes on to say “you just never know who is struggling in life and I just want everyone to know that God has got you.”
We asked Lisa if she had a wise offering of advice to a young lady out there in this great big overwhelming world who may be struggling with the decision to make Hope Harbor their home for healing.
1 year of life changing help far outweighs years of addiction, abuse and depression. Hope Harbor is where you’ll find kindness, love, direction, compassion and God and I encourage any struggling individual to go and just meet with them because at Hope Harbor is where you’ll truly discover your hope, your spirit and your joy.
You’ll see Lisa at many of our Hope Harbor events as she loves giving back to Hope Harbor by serving her time and sharing her cooking knowledge with us.