This week I got an unexpected visit from a former guest. What a blessing! It is not very often when an old guest will call or stop by to tell you how well they are doing, but then they do, it’s such a treat!
Olivia is one guest the Lord completely transformed from the moment she walked in the shelter.
For the first month of Olivia staying here, she didn’t want to believe God was changing her from the inside out. For so many years she was able to hide behind an identity she created for herself…an identity that was killing her…an identity unpleasing to God.
I will never forget the day she walked into my office, sat down and said, “Ms. Nikki, I don’t want to do this anymore. I am tired of running from God but I’m scared to change.” After sharing the gospel for the 938th time (slight exaggeration), God changed her heart and she heard it with a believing heart this time!
I was super excited to see Olivia! She filled me in on all that was going in your life since she left Star of Hope. She is working, has her own apartment and continuing to grow in her relationship with Jesus. We spent some time in prayer and she assured me she would continue to pop in every once in a while. In the wise words of Pollyanna, “My heart was GLAD!”