0215_WMM_NL_02LaShawna knew “things were going to change”

LaShawna was suffering from depression. “My relationship with my kids wasn’t good,” she says. “I wasn’t happy with myself, with anybody or anything around me, and it didn’t seem like it would ever get better.”

Thankfully, LaShawna knew where to turn for help.

Wheeler Mission had been there for her and her children years earlier when they had nowhere to go.

She received the help they needed. She even wound up working here for several years.

So recently, when she saw that things were not going well with her children, LaShawna knew our Family Development Program was the place to go.

As soon as I walked in the door, I knew things were going to change,” she says. “My relationship with my children is totally different – the way I interact with them, the way we treat each other. There is love because I’m not depressed anymore.”

LaShawna has been especially blessed through the program’s daily community meetings, which include prayer, praise reports and devotions.

“We are able to share with each other and know that we are not the only ones going through this,” she says. “Sometimes I might forget, but I’m able to have a devotional to learn to keep walking with God and keep trusting Him.”

LaShawna and her children moved to their own place nearby. She plans to go back to school and is now working with the mothers and children at the Mission.

And she’s so grateful to supporters who have made her transformation possible. “God takes what you’re giving and turns it into so much more!”

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