We want to encourage our supporters with the knowledge that you are making a difference.
Consider the words below from Yzabelle, a 16-year-old foster teen, about her time living at LSF Grace Place—our newest program in Palm Beach County that exists to help at-risk youth thrive. Her years have been fraught with challenges, abuse and rebellion, including a dark, hopeless period of being trafficked…
It’s honestly, changed me completely. I was definitely headed down the wrong path and when I got placed [in Grace Place] everybody there has been the biggest support team I’ve ever had. They motivated me to get a job. They make sure that I attend school every day. There’s not a day where they don’t wake me up in the morning smiling, telling me to get ready. They’ve encouraged me in ways that I can’t even explain. They have boosted my self-esteem.
Out of everybody, Miss Sabrina (a Grace Place houseparent) is that person to talk to and come to if you need anything. She’s been my biggest cheerleader. She’s definitely motivated me to get my life together and pushed me harder than anybody else. I wouldn’t be where I’m at right now if it wasn’t for her.”
Yzabelle was destined to become a statistic; just another difficult teen sliding through “the system” and growing up to become a troubled adult. But for most in her situation, what they are looking for—what they really need—is for someone to pour genuine love and support into their lives.
Like a flower when it is planted in good soil, watered, and positioned in sunlight, Yzabelle is blossoming, and it’s your support that has made it possible.
Christmas is the time of year when we celebrate giving, specifically the birth of Jesus, God’s ultimate gift of grace to mankind.
“Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!” (2 Corinthians 9:15)
Our gratitude to God overflows to you as well this holiday season, for your sacrificial giving in support of our important work of providing God’s healing, hope and help to people in need in the name of Jesus Christ.
If you would like to make a gift today, know that it will be well used to support others, like Yzabelle, who are starving for their own opportunity