Before entering the Mercy program, I struggled with depression, self-harm, and anger issues resulting from sexual abuse. I struggled with relationships and was very emotionally detached and awkward. My life was a disaster and I kept myself busy with work to avoid dealing with my issues. I isolated myself and slept a lot and had no joy or peace. Trying to keep the secrets of my past hidden was emotionally and physically draining. I decided to apply to Mercy when I finally reached a point where I could admit that I needed help.
While at Mercy, God has shown me the roots behind my struggles. He showed me how to forgive and set boundaries in my relationships. I learned how to meditate on God’s word and apply it to my life and how to be the woman God created me to be.
After graduation I plan to get a job and attend church regularly. I would also like to get involved with a Spanish Ministry and eventually apply for employment at Joyce Meyer Ministries. I plan to build on my relationships with God, family and others while applying the tools I was equipped with while at Mercy.