“My childhood was very crooked. My dad was very abusive verbally, mentally, emotionally, physically and sexually.” Because of her traumatic childhood, Sandi began using meth. Soon, she was getting a divorce and homeless. She saw no hope for herself.
In April 2020, she walked through our doors. “Jesus was all over that building,” she recounted. But her stay ended quickly. Sandi had committed a crime in February 2020 that took months for her to be convicted, due to the pandemic. In August 2020, she started her 180-day sentence. But God had better plans.
“The Bible reminds us that we reap what we sow. I made some bad choices in my addiction and this was just my consequence. I laid in my booking cell and I said, ‘Lord, if this is what you have for me, I surrender it to you.” Her lawyers appealed her sentence with a new court. The judge was elated to hear how Sandi’s life was changing at Moriah House and allowed her to return. Sandi’s 180-day jail sentence turned into just 12 days.
“I was home. They loved me and hugged me and we cried together. I’m 41 and have never felt that kind of love until I got to Moriah House.” Four days later, Sandi prayed to accept Jesus into her heart.
She spent her time working hard and saving every penny for her future. On August 17, 2021 she graduated. Within a week, she paid the deposit for an apartment, located close to her favorite place. “I love Moriah House so much, I moved into an apartment across the street from it. The people living there had a monogrammed ‘S’ on their front door, so that’s how I knew God saved that apartment for me … My initial was already on it.” She also bought a car with cash and paid the fines to renew her driver’s license. “Once upon a time, I was paying that much money for drugs.”
Sandi wants to thank you directly for your impact on her and others. “In my whole year and a half at Moriah House, I brought 3 women to know the Lord, one of them being my mom. You’ve helped change our lives. Thank you for helping us to persevere.”