Find Hope

Reaching a child makes an impact.

Michelle N

I would always come home from church and tell my dad what I learned there. I wanted him to be saved and to know the assurance that he was saved.

Dad confiscated my marijuana.

Mike K

My dad came to me at one point and poured out his heart to me. He was almost to the point of tears as he said, “Son, I love you. I’m worried about you; about where you’re going with your life right now.”

A bright light entered the room as I lay dying.

Reid

“Mr. Henson, I don’t know what you’ve been doing, but I wish you’d tell me. Your blood is better than mine.

From country music star to watching Dad die in prison.

Cody McCarver

My dad committed the crime of first degree murder on August 14, 1996, which is my birthday, and he went to prison.

Social services removed me from our home.

Kayla

My brothers and I were separated. When we came back together in our parents home it wasn’t any better. There was still a lot of abuse going on, so I moved back out the spring semester my senior year.

My Dad was the Evel Knievel of the neighborhood.

Robert

I remember early as a boy he would come into our neighborhood in a trailer park where I lived in Gainesville, Florida riding a Harley on a wheelie.

Pawned Dad's tools, rare coins, and heirlooms, but he believed in me.

Matthew T

I have a very long criminal record from in and out of the county jail. I have been to prison twice. I was in jail and I kinda looked in the mirror and it was like the spirit of God said; “ Is this who you want Matthew Thompso...

I felt God's peace when confronted with "Pulling the Plug."

Ted

So Mom looked at me, [as the oldest, I guess] and she said; “What should we do?”

This abused immigrant found hope.

Maurice

I couldn’t understand, from the civil war and being exposed to dead bodies, abuse, and suffering, from being in shelters and then coming to America thinking “finally”.