I was sexually abused at the age of 5 by someone who was supposed to love me. I was very hurt and angry inside. I felt abandoned and at age 11, I started using pills to numb my pain. I became promiscuous and lost my virginity at age 12. I was very suicidal and after one of my attempts with over 200 pills, I ended up in the emergency room. I knew that God was the answer to my pain; I just didn’t know how to get help. I heard about Mercy from a friend who saw it on a Joyce Meyer program and I believed that Mercy could help me.
During my time at Mercy, God has shown me that the abuse wasn’t my fault. I know that I am fearfully and wonderfully made, I have a specific purpose and that no matter what, God loves me. I have been able to reconcile with some of my family and while at Mercy, I told my mother for the very first time that I loved her.
After I graduate, I plan to finish high school and go to college. I would also like to get involved with YWAM (Youth With A Mission), and one day fulfill my calling to be a missionary!