“Due to past experiences with me you may not believe me but I couldn’t be more thankful for you and Brother House. I stayed up late tonight thinking about where I’ve been and where I’m going. I have a little girl on the way and one of the first things I said when I first found out was "I hope she doesn’t turn out like me or I’m in for hell". I was just joking at the time but after thinking it through I don’t know how I would have turned out if I hadn’t gone to COH. Being there was very easy compared to the real world because it was so much easier to do the right thing. I wish I had realized this while I was there rather than trying to convince my mom and my sister that I was ready to go home. (Obviously I was far from it). But to sum it all up I appreciate the time I spent there and yes I have wished I could go back several times rather than facing the problems that I have caused myself. Though I may not have left ready, I left with knowledge that I use every day.
Please tell the girls that are there now that they don’t need to rush to go home. They’re blessed by being there. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR DEDICATION AND SERVICE.”
“Before I went to Circle of Hope, I was headed down a long road of destruction. I was into drugs and guys. I had been planning on running away to Missouri with my boyfriend and having a baby. I was very sneaky and I constantly was lying about something.
On May 21, 2009 I was brought to Circle of Hope. At first I was very angry and I hated everyone including GOD! Brother House and Mrs. Steph were used in my life by GOD. They taught me quite a lot about the LORD. On October 24, 2010 I was saved under the preaching of Pastor Wally Williams. The week before I was saved we had gone to a Mission's Conference, that last night the singing group sang "So Much To Thank Him For." This song had convicted me so much that I started crying, but I still put off getting saved! That Sunday morning Bro. Wally Williams preached, and once again I was under conviction, but still I did not of forward! About 3:30 PM Brother House called for a meeting in which he gave his testimony, and he asked "If the bus were to get hit by a tractor-trailer and we all died where would you go?" This was the last straw for me. I went to Mrs. Steph and told her that I needed to get saved, we went into the kitchen and at that very moment I knelt and asked the LORD to save me, it was definitely the best day of my life!
After I was saved my Grandpa went into the hospital, and we all thought that he was going to die. Satan was really working on me, and I let him! Less than a year later my Dad passed away and I had a really hard time with it. I did not want Brother House or Mrs. Steph to help me, until about a month before I went home.
I have been home for about six months, and I have had some problems but if I had kept my eyes on the LORD in my times of trouble, these problems never would have existed. Thankfully, the LORD intervened and I am doing everything I can to serve Him to the best of my ability.
Brother House and Mrs. Steph do everything possible to help us girls. They love us very, very much and I appreciate them for everything they do! I miss them and the girls. I can tell you that they would never hurt us. The LORD is definitely working though them to help me and others in their relationship with the LORD.”