Amy's Story

Amy
“God’s given me hope. He’s given me strength to work through my depression, and the feeling that he loves me...”

Amy

Amy knew the drugs were killing her from the inside out; death seemed like a good option. She was at rock bottom. And if she didn’t get help, she’d be crushed . . .

The darkness wouldn’t lift . . . Amy couldn’t get her brain to work. To think clearly. To feel anything.

It may have been the chemicals she’d shot in her arm to course through her veins. But the drugs were only a mask. A way for her to find relief from the weight of depression she felt. Sometimes the weight was so massive, Amy could hardly breathe. At times, it was difficult for her to even move. But she always found a way to the drugs. They were her saving grace.

But deep down, she knew they were killing her from the inside out. And after her mom told Amy she was no longer welcome in her home, that her love for Amy had run out, death seemed like a good option. Amy was at rock bottom. And if she didn’t get help, she’d be crushed . . .

With God’s help — and yours — Amy fights back against the darkness

Amy had spent years bouncing around. From abandoned cars to hotel rooms, she’d seek refuge anywhere she could out of the elements. Everywhere except her childhood home. Amy could never go back . . .

A miraculous encounter

But after a miraculous turn of events, Amy connected with her aunt, Joann. We featured her in our October 2017 newsletter — and how her life was transformed at the Mission. And Amy was shocked by how happy and healthy she was.

You see, Amy’s aunt faced her own fight against drugs and addiction. But Amy could see her aunt’s old life of death, darkness, and addiction was gone. Amy was overwhelmed with hope. And she reasoned that if her aunt could have a brand-new life, maybe she could too.

Amy’s aunt shared her story with Amy. And she shared how she found healing for her hurts and freedom at Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission. And within hours, Amy had enrolled in the Mission’s program.

“God’s given me hope”

It’s taken an incredible amount of work for Amy. But slowly, she’s discovering a life free from drugs and addiction. She’s learning about God’s love and how to see herself through His eyes. She’s learning what it means to live, to truly live —alive to all the beauty of life around her. And the reality that her life has only just begun.

Amy says, “Without God, I wouldn’t be here. He has showed me a path and I’m following it. God’s given me hope. He’s given me strength to work through my depression, and the feeling that He loves me and I’m special. I know now I’m worth more than I ever thought I was.”

Your opportunity

This is the kind of life-transforming, eternity changing impact you can make in the life of another hurting, homeless neighbor in King County. 

 

“Without God, I wouldn’t be here. He has showed me a path and I’m following it.”

The more you give...the more you help!

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