By the time I turned fifteen years old, I was dating men old enough to be my father.

And when I turned 18, I was being sex trafficked by a man I thought loved me. Because of my age and vulnerability, I was easily manipulated into the life of prostitution. By the time I turned 20 years old I had been through things no young adult should ever have to endure. I didn’t have any good guidance in my life. I lost all hope, degraded myself, and couldn’t see a bright future.

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Then suddenly, I found out about Hookers for Jesus.

Upon my first meeting with a few of the ladies I was accepted and welcomed as if they already knew me and loved me. They made me feel like I was important and worthy, no matter how I looked at the time or where I had been. I was important and that gave me hope again.

I knew I needed healing from my rotten past and to develop the skills to live a decent, honest, and productive life. So, I eventually moved into Destiny House. I’ve been living here for several months now learning and healing and discovering amazing things about God, myself, and the future I want to have.

Being here I have learned to treat myself and others with love, respect and honesty. I am learning who I am in Christ and how to have confidence in God and myself. I have been healing from dysfunctional and traumatic past and I am now transforming into a beautiful child of God and young woman.

This program is giving me the love I never received growing up and the tools to be the incredible, hardworking, responsible person God always intended for me to be.

I am receiving career training and also being taught life skills so that when I graduate, I will know how to live a positive and productive lifestyle. I am so grateful to God for loving me unconditionally and bringing women who have the passion to care for women of abuse. I am so thankful for the care and concern this ministry has for hurting and broken women such as myself. The leaders are doing things for me that I couldn’t do for myself.

I am learning how to trust, hope and feel important again. I have been growing so much and building a relationship with God I never had before. It is so amazing. I can’t wait to witness more girls being saved and set free from prostitution or any abuse. Because of the grace of God, I have been renewed, redeemed and allowed to start my life over again. And because of Destiny House I am being restored, blessed and transformed.

I have so much support here. I can now turn the mess I’ve been through into a positive and powerful message to all women who are still lost and hurting. Destiny is taking good care of me, helping me get the peace God wants me to have and preparing me for my future so that it will be filled with prosperity. I have never felt so secure and worthy in my life until I came here. And most importantly I have a relationship and life filled with the presence of God and the Holy Spirit.

I thank God and the women of Hookers for Jesus for all the good that has finally come into my life and will continue to come as long as I keep God’s presence in my life and follow His will for my life.

Through our programs, we offer transitional support to at-risk women who want to escape the commercial sex industry.