Kendra’s Testimony

I came to the Mission 6 months ago with my two kids. Let me start by saying it was the best decision I have made up too this point in my life. Compared to things I have struggled with in my past, there is no comparison. Sure, I have struggles from day to day, but I can honestly say that my struggles lie within. Wishing I could snap my fingers and have everything, I need for my kids, and me like our own home and better job. I know it takes time but sometimes it is hard to sit back and wait. For some people, it might be hard to come to the Mission. For me, it is easy. Sure, I was scared when I first got here. Scared of the unknown. I was also scared because I was at bottom and to be honest, I hit bottom twice and bounced. I knew it was time to make a change and I was either going to make it or break it. If it was not for the staff here at the Mission, I do not believe I would be where I am at right now in life. When I am down, I have people that care for me, no matter what. They showed me my way back to Jesus and I needed that so badly. Following the rules here is not hard for me. It has shown me stability and I needed that badly also. I know that when I do leave from here I will be a better person from when I walked in the door, and I know that my life will be better. You know there is a point in life that you have to walk away from bad things in life, like drugs and people that have hurt you; and surround yourself with people who care for you and love you. Be happy you have a second chance. Not everyone has the chance I have had. I am happy I have people that love and care for me and I pray for the people that have hurt me. I realize now that falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living. This is what the Mission has done for me. I love these people with all my heart. Kendra Follow up on Kendra. She and the boys moved out of the Mission and into an apartment here in Columbus. She has a church home and is just starting a new full time job.