Thank You So Much

Not long ago I received this note after following up on a voicemail we received at the office from a woman who felt compelled to reach out and share her story. 
“Back in 1984 I ran away from home. I ended up pregnant and found myself in the detention center in Medford. A group came to talk to us there and I spoke to a woman about my problems. She told me to give it all to the Lord; to let him know that my problems were too big for me. She said to pray with all my heart. I went back to my cell and did just what she said. As I was praying, it was like a bucket of warm water slowly pouring over my head. I didn’t know how much hate and bitterness was in me until it was being washed away from head to toe. That experience changed the direction of my life… Looking back now it scares me to think of where my life was headed. Many times, I think back to that day, it gives me great comfort knowing without a shadow of a doubt that God is with me. God has always been a part of my life ever since then, but recently he’s answered my prayers again in an undeniable way and I’ve had an overwhelming desire to find the group and let them know they changed my life.
Thank you so much. May God continue to work through each and every one of you.”
It’s amazing to see the hand of God, transforming lives through a person, building trust, and sharing the love of God. Thank you for continuing that work!!
BUD AMUNDSEN,  71Five Executive Director  
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“Lord God, you are my hope. I have trusted you since I was young.” Psalm 71:5 ICB